i4d Weekly Newsletter, 8 - 14 December 2007
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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK

Nigeria combats HIV/AIDS through mobile phones
One World UK has launched an e-learning based tool based on the Nigerian Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education (FLHE) school curriculum, called 'Learning about Living' in collaboration with Education as a Vaccine against AIDS (EVA)...

NEWS

AGRICULTURE
UK Government is 'failing on e-crime'
Singapore's ultra-high speed digital highway ready by 2015
e-Payment of direct taxes may be made mandatory in India
National awards for e-Governance 2007-08 includes agriculture as a focus sector

EDUCATION
Kerala poised to achieve total IT literacy
ADB grants $50M loan to promote secondary education in Viet Nam
New radio soap opera called ‘Sika Tawadi’ brings children’s issues into Sudanese homes
Digital library project of Google
ISRO chief: Take up vocational programmes on a national scale

GENERAL
A new alternative to the World Bank in South America
Release of the Global Accountability Report 2007

HEALTH
Bangalore telemedicine co picked as ‘technology pioneer’ by WEF
New report of UNICEF on child health

m-SERVE
Sony Ericsson brings motion control technology to mobile phones
Cellphone net access 14 times more than broadband in India
Department of Telecom (GoI) may not increase spectrum fee

LIVELIHOODS
Mobile PCOs to differently-abled persons given by the Delhi Government
Bloggers are helping to ensure food security in Africa
Inflation in food items observed in India

SME
SEBI to set up bourse for SMEs
Latin America would see a growth rate of 5.1 percent according to the World Bank
Economic growth in emerging East Asia will slow down in 2008: Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) of ADB

TECHNOLOGY
Guide to Greener Electronics targets e-waste
MCD to use plasma technology for disposing of garbage in Delhi

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Indian Communications Minister, A Raja rules out auction of 2G spectrum to new players
Telecom spectrum policy should be fair, transparent: PM Manmohan Singh

TELECENTRE
BTN targets to set up 40,000 telecentres in Bangladesh

WIRELESS
Indian Government opts WiMax for CSC

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

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

EVENTS
International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
Location: Mumbai, India
Date: 11 - 12 January 2008

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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