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Villagers across 12 states in India to benefit from mobile banking
Thousands of villagers across 12 states are likely to get their social security pension and wages paid under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) scheme with the help of mobiles over the coming few months.
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NEWS

AGRICULTURE

UN-backed project to benefit some 20,000 poor rural families in Burkina Faso
A new United Nations supported project in Burkina Faso will help around 20,000 poor rural households bolster their crop production and incomes through improved irrigation.
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Kerala (India) Govt. plans for pension scheme for farmers
New e-Learning initiative on organic agriculture and agro-ecology
Communication initiative network in Senegal


COMMUNITY RADIO

TRAI seeks hike in FDI in FM radio
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended an increase in the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in private FM radio channels from 20 per cent to 26 per cent or more.
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15 more Letter of Intent from I&B Ministry of India


e-GOVERNANCE

Lithuanian Ministry uses YouTube platform for security purposes
The Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior is using YouTube videos for security purposes in order to reach a wider audience. These videos demonstrate the best ways to stay safe when working online.
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Ghana to put into operation e-Governance project
Africa: UN injects $2 million towards African governance
Tele-justice bridges India's courts and jails
Cisco India to come up with New e-Government Solutions


EDUCATION

World Bank: Middle East countries need to overhaul education systems
A new report from the World Bank shows that the education system needs overhaul in countries in the Middle East and North Africa, so that they can meet with the demands of an increasingly competitive world.
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UNICEF and Dubai Cares join forces to help provide education for one million children
Oracle to train teachers in North-East region of India
US sets national ICT literacy standards
NKC calls for more funds for state governments


HEALTH

Take telemedicine facility to villages’ of Orissa (India)
The Governor of Orissa (India), Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has stressed on extending the facility of telemedicine to the village-level, so that health services can come to the doorstep of rural populace.
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UN launches online map to identify food insecurity
Community Health centres to be connected with Telemedicine Project
Device to help cut time to diagnose diseases


m-SERVE

India adds 83 million mobile users in a year
Indian telecom industry is shinning now days. The country has become the fastest growing telecom market in the world.
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Geodesic, IDEA launch mobile Internet radio service
Reliance Comm plans rural phone scheme in Karnataka (India)
Livelihoods

Grant to help Viet Nam improve disadvantaged children's development
Japan and the Asian Development Bank are helping Viet Nam to expand its investment in early childhood care and development (ECCD) programme.
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ISP To host A2K3 Conference in Geneva
SME

CII seeks e-Publishing courses in India
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged State Governments and education institutions to offer courses in e-Publishing in order to promote e-Publishing in India. 
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DHL launches SME logistics solutions
New forum launched to boost India-Oman trade
Technology

Developing tech aids for India’s disabled
C-Dac has developed a digital programmable hearing aid that, with a two-year battery life and at INR 2,000, is just one-tenth the price of the cheapest digital hearing aid in the market today.
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Internet in Hindi & Regional languages soon
IT sector in West Bengal (India) to add 20,000 jobs in 2008

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