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    s new telemedicine projects will help Bhutanese patients access medical advice from experts in India via the internet and through real time Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease Rural ICT projects get boost in Africa Telecom projects in Kenya and Zambia are spearheading the development of e health e learning and e commerce in rural areas Related topics regions ICTs Health India and Africa s satellite links set to expand An ambitious project to link up African Union countries with Indian hospitals and universities via satellite will accelerate this year after a pilot project in Related topics regions Education Health ICTs Mobile technology for global health The b i mHealth for Development i b report published by Vodafone and United Nations Foundation surveys the benefits of mobile technology to improve Related topics regions ICTs Health Tripura takes the ICT route to quality eyecare The Tripura Vision Centre project in northeast India is pushing information communication technology to its extreme to provide the best eye care facility to Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease Online healthcare becoming popular in India Tired of queuing up and inaccurate advises people are logging onto medical health services for consultations appointment scheduling recommendations on Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease Maternal and child health on mobile An SMS innovation by OneWorld Datamation Foundation and Microsoft India helps bring relevant medical and health advisory in the local language for expectant Related topics regions SMS Health Children United States launches nationwide mobile health service Voxiva a global health service provider has developed a new technology that allows patients to access information free and live healthier lives The text4baby Related topics regions Gender ICTs Health Technology Innovative smartphone partnership fights polio in northern Nigeria As part of a ground breaking public private partnership to fight polio Nigeria is harnessing the power of smartphones to monitor real time performance of Related topics regions Development Technology ICTs Health ITU and Bupa to collaborate on m Health initiative The partnership supports ITU WHO goal to combat non communicable diseases using mobile services Related topics regions Health IT Banking on mobile phones for scaling up health services BBC Media Action s policy briefing reveals how mobile phones could lead to sustainable and scalable business model in the healthcare segment that can reach Related topics regions India Health Mobiles Information TV drama on AIDS entertains and educates Kenyan television drama for AIDS awareness Shuga co produced by UNICEF and MTV hopes to spur meaningful dialogue among young people on preventing HIV Related topics regions Communications Africa Health Information sharing critical for good health b i Information Sharing and Public Health A Case based Look at the ICT Expectations Reality Gap i b an IOS Press publication highlights the importance Related topics regions Policy ICTs Health Governance Cancer treatment on air in India Need to connect regional cancer centres to remote areas has led a prominent health institution in India to provide expert cancer care on air With Related topics regions ICTs Health Disease

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    the nod from India s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB but has failed to receive the WPC license till Related topics regions Communications South Asia Community Radio India launches e gov app store for speedy delivery of e services The e gov app will be a national level common repository of productized allocations components that can be re used by various government agencies Related topics regions South Asia India Digital Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Africa India IT HDFC Bank launches e payment facility for Margao Municipal Council The e payment facility would be the first of its kind initiative in Goa to enable quick and easy payment of house tax Related topics regions South Asia India E Governance Digital Low internet penetration questions achievement of MDGs in Angola Angola in comparison to other countries in southern Africa has continued lower levels of internet access Related topics regions Information Africa Internet Digital Green helps improve farming practices Digital Green combines technology and social organization to improve cost effectiveness and broaden the community participation of existing agricultural Related topics regions India Digital South Asia India s National Community Radio Awards 2014 presented Community Radio JU from West Bengal was awarded Most Creative Innovative programme content Award Related topics regions Communications Community Radio India South Asia Use internet for scaling up vocational education Top Indian official Unless modern technological tools like Internet are used to impart vocational training skilling cannot be scaled up said Dr Sam Pitroda chairman of India s Related topics regions South Asia Vocational Education Internet Digital Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers report The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty says the report Related topics regions India digital literacy Communications South Asia Social media will increase donations for NGOs expert Indian NGOs pick up the fine aspects of social media and how this can leverage their work and create visibility in a networked world Related topics regions Social Media India Nasscom Foundation Aakash tablet price to come down to 35 in India Production of the Aakash tablet in large volumes will further bring down the cost India s minister for Telecom and Information Technology said Related topics regions South Asia India Aakash Tablet Digital Using ICTs to hunt better markets for apple farmers Shri Jagdamba Samiti SJS a Rishikesh based NGO is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Related topics regions India South Asia Agriculture ICT Kashmir on finger tips thanks to Mehvish s Android App I was always interested in technology and fortunately my family supported me in my decision to go into this field In fact no one in the family has ever Related topics regions Information ICTs South Asia Now a mobile app for incentivising

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    in one secondary school in each district An agreement between the two countries in this regard was signed during Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh s Dhaka visit in September 2011 Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran attended the function as special guests while ICT Minister Mostafa Faruk Mohammad was in the chair ICT Secretary Nazrul Islam Khan gave the welcome address On behalf of the students Zannatul Mawa Chowdhury a student of twelfth class of Shamsul Haq Khan School and College Demra expressed her feeling of using ICT in education while Shahidul Alam deputy commissioner of Barisal and teacher Shankar Kumar Saha also spoke on the occasion The Prime Minister said Bangladeshi students are progressing fast keeping pace with the digital world With setting up of the computer labs in schools more scope will open up before them to acquire knowledge on information technology she said Sheikh Hasina thanked friendly Indian government for the support saying about four thousand labs were already set up in different schools In phases such lab would be installed in every institution in urban and rural areas she said The Prime Minister said computer labs in schools providing opportunities to students as well as teachers and local people to have practical knowledge on IT College and school teachers are being given training on ICT in those labs she said Pointing her government commitment to build a Digital Bangladesh by 2021 the Prime Minister said a separate ministry was established to create necessary facilities My son and IT expert Sajib Wajed Joy helped the government in this work Sheikh Hasina said The Prime Minister said the government is creating new opportunities in the area of ICT everyday Many progammes are being implemented for making ICT education attractive and

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    project to link up African Union countries with Indian hospitals and universities via satellite will accelerate this year after a pilot project in Related topics regions Education Health ICTs Bahrain invests in science and technology innovation Bahrain s new projects include the first e University of Asia and the Middle East and a regional ICT hub for training research and policy consultation for Related topics regions Development Education ICTs Open Source can make India a knowledge superpower Open source software brings the benefits of mass computerisation at a reduced cost say b Sandeep Sehgal and Venkatesh Hariharan b from Red Hat India Pvt Related topics regions Education Open source E Governance Technologising education Integrating technologies with the educational system is a major challenge of pedagogy today b Dr Ananya S Guha b of IGNOU states that the two are in fact Related topics regions New Media Education ICTs Sustainable Open Source Solutions for Africa Myth or Reality Open Virtual Learning Environments VLEs are gaining popularity as an apt eLearning framework for African universities At eLA 2009 Open Educational Resource Related topics regions Information Education Interactive radio for education EDC s new publication b i Tuned In to Student Success Assessing the Impact of Interactive Radio Instruction for the Hardest to Reach i b highlights the Related topics regions Education ICTs Exploring learning technologies The b i Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning i b by George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger from the University of Manitoba has been designed as Related topics regions Education Access to knowledge ICTs Transforming rural lives with a phone LifeLines an innovative service brings a world of information right to the fields and farms of rural communities simply on the dial of a phone Related topics regions Innovations Education Agriculture ICTs Global teenagers in Ghana The Global Teenager Project in Ghana facilitates use of technology to connect local and international students and broaden international understanding Related topics regions Education Internet Software gives children a voice Scientists claim to have developed the first technology of its kind to allow children with communication problems to converse better Related topics regions Science and Technology Education Children ICTs Could the mobile phone replace the blackboard The mobile phone could replace the blackboard in classrooms across Asia Pacific before long a report on digital trends in the region has predicted Related topics regions Research Education ICTs Tablets to replace textbooks Soon learning will become an enjoyable experience for children in India and other countries This will be made possible by Mobile Learning Classroom Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students Adobe India MD Dr Naresh Gupta Senior Vice President Adobe Systems and Managing Director Adobe India tells OneWorld South Asia how digital media can transform the lives Related topics regions Internet Education Technology ICTs Tanzania New portal on education launched A new educational website devoted to gathering educational information from Tanzania and delivering it to users across the country and in the East African

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    by her husband In the evening the husband came to my house accompanied by elderly people of the village He asked me to delete the picture He also promised me that he will never beat his wife again I realised then how a picture can tell the story of a society says Rubaiya A picture can tell a story The project aimed to inspire these young people to tell their stories using photography as a tool and to introduce them to a new mode of expression The result is a collection of striking and moving images that expressed the beauty and tragedy of their lives and pointing at wider issues in the Bangladeshi society The launch of the exhibition at the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel was part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child CRC Daily reality Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Bangladesh Dr Stefan Frowein told the audience that the daily reality for many children is still in sharp contrast to the standards set in the CRC Millions of children still lack the chance for quality education proper health and social care There are still many victims of the worst forms of child labour sexual exploitation and violent abuse he said Most of the young photographers decided to reflect these complex societal issues The next generation Shuktara 17 focused on child labour because many children work in a cement business across the road from her house Image credits UNICEF Shuktara Khatun 17 photographs children as young as eight working at a cement factory in Balugram Bangladesh Children are our next generation of leaders If they are deprived of their rights they will not be able to lead us she said Like many trainees Shuktara had

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    students on career opportunities in an attractive way Yese Bwalya founder of Related topics regions Development ICTs Youth Global Teenager launches virtual classrooms IICD s Global Teenager project has come out with a new website that connects students across borders through its online classrooms The learning circle tool Related topics regions Youth Education ICTs E dairy boosting Lankan economy Sri Lanka s dairy farmers are making use of web and mobile technologies to achieve self sufficiency in milk production User friendly touch screen computer and Related topics regions Sri Lanka Youth ICTs Picture stories Using photography as a tool young people in Bangladesh are narrating the beauty and tragedy of their lives Their collections exhibited and published in a Related topics regions Youth Communications ICTs Bangladesh Job Xpress an SMS based app to help unemployed youth in Nigeria The launch of new internet free app Job Xpress by ForgetMeNot Africa will allow mobile operators to offer enhanced access to employment opportunities to Related topics regions ICTs Africa Youth Radio workshop teaching youth healthy habits A UNICEF sponsored radio workshop is training youths in Liberia to record write and produce radio stories By educating on emergencies and post crisis Related topics

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    services will bring faster more affordable telecommunication Related topics regions Communications Technology Connectivity Radio Erasing superstitious and fictitious beliefs Radio is a better tool for eradicating the superstitions rooted deep in the people writes Dr R Sreedher Related topics regions India IT Communications Despite I B ministry nod Dehradun CRS yet to go on air Dehradun s Himgiri Ki Awaaz has received the nod from India s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB but has failed to receive the WPC license till Related topics regions Communications South Asia Community Radio Dairy farmers on the web to highlight their plight Dairy operators in California are using social media tools to educate people on farming market pricing and diseases The slumping dairy industry and Related topics regions Communications ICTs Agriculture Economy India s National Community Radio Awards 2014 presented Community Radio JU from West Bengal was awarded Most Creative Innovative programme content Award Related topics regions Communications Community Radio India South Asia TV drama on AIDS entertains and educates Kenyan television drama for AIDS awareness Shuga co produced by UNICEF and MTV hopes to spur meaningful dialogue among young people on preventing HIV Related topics regions Communications Africa Health Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers report The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty says the report Related topics regions India digital literacy Communications South Asia When Chanderi Ki Awaaz took flight Last week a small weaver community in central India celebrated the first test transmission of i Chanderi Ki Awaaz i a community radio station initiated by Related topics regions Communications Civil society India Community Radio Internet providing helping hand to social initiatives With more and more people getting involved with social welfare programmes Internet has come to play significant role in increasing connectivity cutting costs Related topics regions Communications India Campaign Connecting rural Zambians A pilot project in two districts in Zambia s western province will allow rural communities to access relatively cheap payphones The solar powered public Related topics regions Communications Energy ICTs ICTs helping to bridge gender divide New technologies are empowering women by giving them greater connectivity access to social services and reducing the gender gap writes b Aparna Ray b Related topics regions Communications Security ICTs Gender Mobile radio reaches out to Nepali communities Antenna Foundation in partnership with local FM stations is helping rural people in Nepal s hilly terrain access to information and opportunity to Related topics regions Communications Nepal Community Radio Connecting educational institutions in Asia Trans Eurasia Information Network has recently been launched by a UK based organisation to boost the capacity and footprint of research networking in Related topics regions Communications Research Access to knowledge Information Non serious community radio players must go Indian official The Indian government looks at Community Radio not just as a tool for empowering marginalized people but also a means to bridge the digital divide Related topics regions Communications Community Radio India

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    agriculture tourism heritage The websites are also easily accessible with each carrying its district name Bangladesh has got its own 64 web portals for each of its 64 districts The prime minister inaugurated the web portals on January 6 These web portals contain almost all the information a citizen requires The Daily Star Portal for every district These are unique in design and maintained by the local authorities The addresses of the portals are easy to find Each of the district web portals follows the same address path which is dc district name gov bd The web portals contain information as district at a glance geographical profile industries commerce local newspapers sports recreation culture languages transportation facilities famous persons of the districts public representatives upazila union information etc People can get an overall idea and information about their districts Besides information of the deputy commissioner s office local government zila parisad upazila parisad union parisad poursava information is presented in the portals People can get current information about their districts in News Advertisement section Moreover emergency telephone numbers address of the important websites are also given Information about four important sectors as Education Health Agriculture Tourism Heritage of the districts are given in the portals In the health section the visitors will get the telephone numbers of doctors hospitals clinics and health assistants In the agriculture section the information of the fertilizer dealers and block supervisors are given In the Tourism and Heritage section information of the district hotels and accommodation facilities tourist places district heritage and maps of the districts are available For the visitors who want to comment or express their views a comment book and an opinion advice section are placed A Frequently Asked Questions FAQs section is also there for those who want to get instant

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