i4d Weekly Newsletter, 1 - 7 December 2007
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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK

AMARC, Senate passes community radio broadcasting bill
The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), the Uruguayan Senate has approved a Community Broadcasting Bill that recognizes community broadcasting in its own right and says television and radio frequencies should be more equitably distributed...

NEWS

AGRICULTURE
Gramin Suvidha Kendra empowers farmers

COMMUNITY RADIO
Government to provide license to more Campus Radio Stations in Nigeria

e-GOVERNANCE
Spatial Data Infrastructure to be Set up in Delhi, India
Government of India seeks to Enable e-Governance through SOA
Gujarat wins the award for best e-governed state

EDUCATION
ADB extends $80M assistance for Sri Lanka's education sector
Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2008 launched by UNESCO
New Zealand scientists create virtual teacher
'Smart School System' to promote e-learning in Puducherry

HEALTH
Japan and ADB helping Bangladesh to prepare Urban Health Care Program
UNICEF, UNITAID team up to prevent HIV infection in newborns
Nimhans, Mysore hospital connect for telemedicine
Now, Indians may buy drugs from post office

m-SERVE
GSM players reject Indian Govt solution on spectrum
Battle for spectrum allocation

LIVELIHOODS
U.N. Human Development Report 2007/2008--Fighting Climate Change:
Human Solidarity in a Divided World

IDB fund grants $1 million to expand innovative microfinance model in Mexico

OPEN SOURCE
UN partners with MSU-Gensan for development of first FOSS center

SME
NASSCOM asks for STPI extension to IT firms
Growth of Indian economy slows down to 8.9 percent in second quarter

TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone launches product for hearing impaired in India
MCD to use plasma technology for disposing of garbage in Delhi

TELECENTRE
VillageRoad3 opens the way for rural Internet access in Estonia
BTN targets to set up 40,000 telecentres in Bangladesh

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
British Government pushes broadband agenda in the UK
Europeans opt for mobile connections instead of fixed lines

WIRELESS
IT superpower India not a hot spot for Wi-Fi

INTERVIEW
Technology for the people
Name: Rajen Varada
Publish Date: 11 October 2007

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Young Social Entrepreneursí Forum @ GK3
Date: 11-13 December 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication $ 20,000
Date: 26-28 March 2008
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, France

EVENTS
2nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication
Technologies and Development (ICTD2007)
Date: December 15-16, 2007
Location: Bangalore, India

Techshare India 2008
Date: 4-5 February, 2008
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Biomedical Asia 2008
Date: 14-17 April 2008
Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Location: Singapore

Mobile Content World Asia 2008
Date: 25-27 April 2008
Suntec International Exhibition & Convention Centre
Location: Singapore

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