Weekly Newsletter, 4 August, 2006 [Read articles of i4d July 2006 on Open Content and Asia Commons Special]


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NEWS

COMMUNITY RADIO
Community radio for farmers in the Philippines
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=2&newsid=5054

e-COMMERCE
Finance Ministry makes e-Procurement and e-Payment mandatory
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=5&newsid=5051

e-Filling forms to be available on website next month
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=5&newsid=5067

Yatra releases online services at www.yatra.com
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=5&newsid=5085

EDUCATION
New Zealand spearheads to give boost to students ICT knowledge
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5027

Indian multinationals adapt e-Learning to train their workforce
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5045

One laptop per child programme rejected by India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5047

InstaBook gears up to promote literacy through digital library
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5060

Educomp launches Mathguru to eliminate mathophobia
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5076

Web portal launched for youth in Arab
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5092

Sambalpur University (India) receives fund under e-Governance
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5100

'e-Learning Ghana' Launched
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5081

'Plagiarism' online threatening quality of British degrees
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=3&newsid=5102

e-GOVERNANCE
Launch of e-Governance project in Chennai
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5030

JNU all set to march towards electronic age
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5034

Digital strategy reviewed in seminar in Oman
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5064

UNWTO partners Microsoft to support tourism economies in Africa
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5071

Simputers making challan process faster
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5069

e-Government scores stabilised in USA
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5095

Government of India to establish G-2-B portal for investors soon
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5097

UNESCO to launch 'community of practice' on local e-Government
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5089

Wired future for Rwanda soon
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=6&newsid=5104

HEALTH
KEM Hospitals to offer medical advice via satellite
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=5037

Heartline ties up with Israeli company to start telemedicine service in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=5031

Telemedicine making medicare reach the unreached
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=4&newsid=5073

LIVELIHOOD
Microsoft launches Rural Innovation Fund to empower local software vendors
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=5056

ICT sector in Iran to create job opportunities
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=8&newsid=5057

OPEN SOURCE
‘Software in Indian languages will speed up computerisation process in India’
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=9&newsid=5039

‘SUSE Linux Enterprise 10’ available in market now
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=9&newsid=5041

Microsoft makes Setswana LIP for Windows XP
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=9&newsid=5090

TELECENTRE
Intel to upgrade Internet cafés in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=13&newsid=5058

TECHNOLOGY
Nokia begins first trial of Wi-Fi Internet mobile calls
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=5043

IIT graduate develops Automatic Vehicle Location device to keep track of car
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=5046

Users to pay $1.50 to download Office 2007 Beta 2
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=5062

Apple to struggle with production flaws
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=5087

Web TV to close-knit Tibetan diaspora
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=11&newsid=5093

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Mobile telecom market in Jordan is most competitive among Arab states
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=5038

More Australians getting connected by mobile phones
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=5049

Alarming situation! Cellular traffic congestion in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=5040

Idea Cellular embarks on major expansion plan
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=5061

TRAI trying to cut down mobile roaming tariffs
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=10&newsid=5072

WIRELESS
Brightstar launches fixed wireless division in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=5042

QUALCOMM’s first Wireless Reach initiative in India
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=5036

Boston searching for nonprofit corporation to run Wi-Fi network citywide
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=5065

First WiMax wireless broadband licences in Malaysia in October
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=12&newsid=5105

GENERAL
ICT to provide future growth for New Zealand: Clark
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5028

DIT to go for digital library to enable trainees access the latest information
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5052

Mayor of Los Angeles launches environmental website
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5053

Shortage of skilled IT professionals in the Middle East
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5074

Increase in the Egyptian PC market witnessed by Intel
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5079

Lokmanya Tilak Award for the year 2006 to ISRO Chairman
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5082

e-Parisaara identifies glass recycler at Kota (India)
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=7&newsid=5086



FEATURED ARTICLE
Rural India to shine, smile and roar
http://www.i4donline.net/articles/current-article.asp?articleid=549&typ=Features

Swajaldhara: Ensuring adequate water supply in India
http://www.i4donline.net/articles/current-article.asp?articleid=86&typ=Features

Information for development
http://www.i4donline.net/issue/feb04/information.htm

ANNOUNCEMENT
Call for nomination for the third annual Development Gateway Award
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=16&newsid=4688

Call for papers for ICT SUMMIT 2006
http://www.i4donline.net/news/news-details.asp?catid=16&newsid=5134


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