i4d Weekly Newsletter, 07 - 12 January 2008
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Lead News of the Week

Capacity Building Scheme in India under NeGP
The Government of India has approved the Capacity Building Scheme for taking National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) forward across the country in all the states & Uts....

NEWS

AGRICULTURE
e-K Agrikultura launched in Philippines
Farmers in Missouri (India) turned out to be computer savvy

COMMUNITY RADIO
TRAI (India) issues consultation paper on third phase
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (India) plans to have radio station

e-GOVERNANCE
Viet Nam climbs 14 spots on UN E-governance readiness standings
3iInfotech identified to provide Government-to-Citizen services
E-governance in Africa goes backwards
French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposes new Internet tax
MEPA goes digital with e-applications
NITDA, stakeholders to parley on Nigerian ICT4D Plan

EDUCATION
Poland Embassy donates 35 computers to secondary schools
Alagappa University introduces e-Learning facility for distance education students
Indian engineering colleges to get satellite based tele-edu facilities
Indian Govt releases INR 9,359 cr for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
SNDT (India) plans to launch ‘mobile education’ to reach remotest areas

HEALTH
China unveils healthcare scheme
Punjab hospital staff to be monitored by satellite
European Commission plans to accelerate e-Health market
Japan and ADB are likely to finance health-related project aimed at poor from Mongolia

m-SERVE
GSM mobile user in India base up 62% in 2007

LIVELIHOODS
Inter American Development Bank supports Nicaraguan housing program with US$ 15 million loan
NREGS is a success story: Ministry of Rural Development

OPEN SOURCE
Intrasphere Technologies & MS Technology leverage Open XML to build innovative technology solutions

SME/SMB
Department of Information Technology (GoI) seeks STPI sops for 2 more years
Indian economy to grow by 9.1 percent in 2008-09: CMIE
UN predicts that the Asian economies will be able to weather 2008 uncertainties

TECHNOLOGY
Research on for machine-driven translation of Indian languages

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Telecom sector ringing loud in year 2007

TELECENTRE
eSeva facility for villages

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Young Social Entrepreneurs’ 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
Techshare India 2008
Date: 4-5 February, 2008
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Med-e-Tel
Date: 16 - 18 April 2008
Location: Luxexpo, Luxembourg, Germany

eINDIA 2008
Date: 29-31, July, 2008
Location: New Delhi, India

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