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World Bank supports India’s SSA programme with US$600 million
The World Bank has approved a S$600 million credit to support the Government of India's ongoing Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a nationwide centrally sponsored education program designed to provide all children aged 6 to 14 with education of satisfactory quality.

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NEWS
e-AGRICULTURE

Strengthen the mandi system: FICCI
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which has prepared a road map for agri-marketing reforms, stated in its report, Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) regulated markets have to co-exist with other marketing channels that are presently shaping up.

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Malaysia plans to use smartcard technology to facilitate agriculture subsidies



e-GOVERNANCE

INR 400,000 Million for e-Governance in India
Union IT and Communication Minister A Raja said 'As per the 11th Five Year Plan, the Centre has allocated a sum of INR 40,000 million for implementation of e-Governance across the country.'

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Belize Police get into Internet technology
Biometric passports to replace e-Passports in France
India: Chandigarh sets up cyber crime cell


EDUCATION

Rural businesses centres turn into e-Classrooms
Comat rural businesses centres will now offer English courses through compact discs and through a VSAT link. These rural businesses centres turn into e-Classrooms across Haryana villages.

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e-Education to help Greece bridge digital divide
Angola: Education reform covers 80% of students
Next-Gen tech for Singapore schools

HEALTH

New work rules could help fight against HIV/AIDS: UN labour agency
The United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO) stated in its report that many countries are taking significant steps to tackle the issue of HIV/AIDs. ILO said that promoting human rights in the workplace for people living with HIV/AIDS would support the drive to achieving universal access to HIV prevention measures, as well as to treatment and care.

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Survey: ICTs revolutionising healthcare in Europe
World Bank provides support to improve health services in Afghanistan


m-SERVE

Africans change the face of mobility
Mobile phones based payment systems, healthcare services, transfer money are some of the areas where world can look to Africa for inspiration. Africans are using their mobile phones in a very entrepreneurial way, because it is their lifeline, and small businesses depend on them.

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Mobile phone navigation: Next boom enabling mobility
Mobile phone connectivity in border areas of India


TELECENTRE

ANRCTI announces winners of tender for new Telecentres
The Romanian Telecom Regulator, ANRCTI has announced winners of the tender for the installation of telecentres in 172 rural localities of Romania.

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Nigcomsat to provide internet facilities in 400 communities
UNESCO's Open Training Platform endorsed as a GAID flagship partnership initiative


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