i4d Weekly Newsletter, 09 - 15, November 2007
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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK

Release of the World Economic Forumís Global Competitiveness Index
The United States tops the overall ranking in The Global Competitiveness Report 2007-2008, which was released by the World Economic Forum. Switzerland is in second position followed by Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland and Singapore, respectively. Chile is the highest ranked country in Latin America, followed by Mexico and Costa Rica. China and India continue to lead the way among large developing economies...

NEWS

COMMUNITY RADIO
Campus radio has students hooked

e-COMMERCE
Deployment of ATM machines on mobile Molue (buses) in Nigeria

e-GOVERNANCE
ADB funding Bangladesh to fight against corruption
New e-service sets Jordan government services at new level
Uttar Pradesh (India) expecting networking across the state
ADB funds for e-initiative in Assam, India
NADRA develops e-Toll system to ease traffic congestion
India calls for overhaul of higher education
Singapore wants e-govt to reach masses

EDUCATION
OLPC project starts "Buy One, Get One" initiative
UK Universities brings web2.0 tools in education
India calls for overhaul of higher education
IGNOU to help DU to strengthen its distant education mode

HEALTH
Tamil Nadu (India) keen on launching telemedicine projects
A new prize for journalism to combat tuberculosis

m-SERVE
Singapore, Bangalore show top mobile-readiness
DoT plans to auction for 3G spectrum

LIVELIHOODS
UNV awarded Cisco prize for 'extraordinary contributions' in various countries of the world
Gujarat, AP, Kerala are role models in poverty elimination: Working Group on Poverty Elimination, GoI

OPEN SOURCE
Internet access for the next billion people tops discussions at UN Internet Governance forum

SME
Release of the World Economic Forumís Global Competitiveness Index
CII ASCON survey shows that Indian manufacturing industry registers low growth rates

TECHNOLOGY
India enters into the race of supercomputers
TERI develops TERI Solverter to address the needs of reliable power supply in rural India

WIRELESS
Plan outlined for county-wide wireless access in Columbiana

INTERVIEW
Equalising growth in outsourcing
Name: Saloni Malhotra
Publish Date: 08 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 to 28 March 2008
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, France

EVENTS
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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