Weekly Newsletter, 13 October, 2006 [Read articles of i4d September 2006 on ICTs and SME]


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NEWS

AGRICULTURE
Phone based information service for farmers
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=1&newsid=5939

Biotechnology benefits in productivity and conservation
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=1&newsid=6018

Communication technologies increases income for rural women and farmers
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=1&newsid=6036

e GOVERNANCE
Smart Cards in place of driving licences in Hyderabad (India) soon
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5935

ICT Centre commissioned for Takoradi Harbour in Ghana
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5929

First solar powered information community centre in South Pacific by VIA
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5933

Government of Ghana to adopt e-Governance programmes
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5953

NIIT, India and DSTA, Singapore tie up for e-governance
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5955

Workshop held to train Gateway Managers on e-Government in Rawanda
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5993

Tata Consultancy Services to aid Indian Air Force in material management
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5997

e-Filing to be introduced for Indian corporates
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6044

IBM, Oracle, i-flex collaborates to provide banking tools in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6034

Globe 7 launches Features-rich softphone tool
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=6032

EDUCATION
IIT among world's 100 best universities
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5920

Google launches literacy portal
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5923

ICT in more school classrooms in Philippines
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5937

ICT test to be passed in Nigeria to become teachers
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5927

Intel launches e-Learning facility in Abuja
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5917

Joint collaboration made for e-Learning technology in Kuala Lumpur
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5959

24X7 programmes for distance learners
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5951

Non-formal schooling boosts access to basic education in Nepal
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5949

Philippines is SMS capital of the world
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5945

e-Education package begins in Ghana
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5979

Periyar University library soon be digitised
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5975

Information literacy programme in Indian colleges
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5965

Nepad e-Schools Project launched officially
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5971

Indian University to set up digital library
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5967

Japan Agency gives computers to 12 high schools in Philippines
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5981

E-volution of schools in Sydney
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6012

e Competency for teachers' by UNESCO in its final draft
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5995

Indian ministry plans education portal
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6010

New Web 2.0 Chinese distance learning site launched
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6006

Work on UNESCO’s ICT Competency Standards for Teachers enters final phase
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6004

NIIT, Intel join hands
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=6028

GENERAL
OECD ICT industry will grow by 6 per cent in 2006
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5925

Creative Industry to be more sensible on developing video games for children
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5940

AON will facilitate affordable access to Internet in Bangladesh
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5986

Reliance in conversation with co-operative societies to connect rural India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5983

Technology delight
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=6001

Computer centre for kids of Ambedkar Basti, Delhi
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news.asp?catid=7&page=1

HEALTH
Federal grants to Avera Health for expanding telemedicine efforts
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=5931

US keen on technology enabled processes for medical records
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=5989

LIVELIHOOD
Government initiated call centre training for rural South Africans
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=5961

First ever solar powered community center in South Pacific by VIA
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=5985

A lending hand by MySpace.com
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=6002

Labour market not rosy in Asia Pacific- ILO reports
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=6030

TECHNOLOGY
Technology safeguarding from pirated versions
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=5956

Technology to guide visually impaired
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6013

'Talk 64', a chess software for visually challenged
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=6035

TELECENTRES
Kerala's first railway station cyber-café launched
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=13&newsid=5957

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Telecommunications should spearhead development: Namibian minister
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=5988

A broad band scheme by BSNL in the villages of Tamil Nadu
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=6017

WIRELESS
Toronto up and running with Wi-Fi network
http://i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=5474



ANNOUNCEMENT
egov Asia 2007
http://www.egovonline.net/egovasia

mServe Asia 2007
http://www.csdms.in/mserve

eHealth Asia 2007
http://www.csdms.in/ehealth

Digital Learning Asia 2007
http://www.digitallearning.in/dlasia

Telecentre Forum Asia 2007
http://www.i4donline.net/atf


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