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APEC signs ‘Bangkok Declaration' on cyber security
Representatives from 21 countries of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) have signed a new agreement on several issues including cyber security and universal access. Dubbed as the 'Bankok Declaration', signed at the APEC Ministerial Meeting on Telecommunications and Information Industry (or TELMIN) in Thailand.

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NEWS
e-AGRICULTURE

UN to assist African farmers threatened by climate change
Soon 10,000 farmers in five African countries, where crops are expected to be affected by climate change will receive help from the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO). WMO will help in the form of low-cost rain gauge equipment and seminars by agricultural experts..

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Real-time forecasts to boost farming in Tami Nadu, India
Mobile phones for agriculture


 
CLIMATE CHANGE

Indian Government wants unified voice on climate
In order to create a unified command, the Prime Minister's Office has ordered that now all government officials will have to seek its approval before before discussing climate change at any international forum.

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UN report: Poor children main victims of climate change
Asia-Pacific nations agree to cooperate on renewable energy

COMMUNITY RADIO

First prison community radio station streams live in Carribean
This is the first time and only prison community radio station launched in the Carribean. The free prison community radio/community multimedia centre is developed to enhance prisoner rehabilitation and education in Jamica

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M.O.P. Vaishnav's community FM touches lives of slums of India
Soon Bandra (India) will have own radio station

e-GOVERNANCE

Philippines: Naga City leads way in e-Governance
Naga City of Philippines is leading in e-Governance services with the use of Internet and mobile phone technology. After the launch of website in 1997, the Naga has been improved in delivering e-Governance services to Naga constituents.

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eCards for German civil servants
e-Zwich is on


EDUCATION

USAID announces US$1 million grant to improve education in Africa
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide US$ 1 million to fund 20 partnership-planning grants of US$ 50,000 to plan long-term collaborations between African and U.S. institutions of higher education.

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e-Learning centre for workers launched
Rural schools get computer-aided tools from IT dept

HEALTH

Pilot initiative to improve HIV control efforts among women, UN, Pakistan
A pilot project that aims to improve current HIV prevention services provided to female injection drug users, wives of male IDUs and female prisoners was launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Pakistan.

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Eighty per cent of European GPs using e-Records
Indian Government to provide INR one billion to pharma industry


m-SERVE
India moves towards m-Governance
After moving towards e-Governance, now India is expanding m-Governance across the country. Around 54 gram panchayats in five remote blocks of the state will soon have SMS alerts on disasters, funds inflow and outflow, information about health camps and pulse polio campaigns will be sent to and from between the state departments, district offices and gram panchayats, block development offices.

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AT&T to launch live TV on mobiles

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