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    went on for years as it is very easy to backdate entries on a computer Even today nobody really knows what techniques Kerviel used to hack the bank s computer system The worst part is that we will never know How many Kerviels are out there even today nobody really knows For instance it s been months and we still have no idea of the extent of loss at Satyam and we may never know Earlier whenever a conventional fraud happened in an organisation nobody ran to inform the audit committee or the board After Satyam technology crimes have become a corporate governance issue and rightly so At the first whiff of conventional fraud it is easy to get a grip on its magnitude With the advent of technology it has become very difficult to even understand the nature of the fraud What does the management of a company do if it finds that a fraud has taken place For months it is unlikely to have an idea about the extent of the fraud Should they report this to the audit committee or the board They must because if they do not the board could be held guilty of collusion with the criminal We have to bear in mind that the CEO CFO has to sign a document every quarter which talks of material loss to the company The company must also file a complaint with the police that a crime has been committed The police in India are not adequately trained to investigate technology fraud there may be exceptions in a couple of cities such as Mumbai and the company must bring in outside forensics experts not only to investigate but also to make sure that all the evidence is sanitised so it can be used in court If

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    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 Intel to scale up efforts for digital literacy in India In India we will continue to scale our efforts under the National Digital Literacy Mission said Sandeep Aurora Director Marketing Intel South Asia Related topics

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    000 police stations across India In addition around 1 3 million multi purpose national identity cards have been issued to citizens of coastal areas for strengthening security New Delhi Aiming to curb rising crime rate the government has embarked upon a project under which about 14 000 police stations and 6 000 other police offices would be interconnected for evolution of IT enabled sophisticated tracking system of investigation of crime and detection of criminals Image credits Washington Post IT enabled crime tracking system for Indian police station The nation wide project Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems CCTNS is estimated to cost Rs 2 000 crore during the 11th Five Year Plan Ajay Makan minister of state for home affairs said in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour The major role in the implementation of the project would be with the state governments and UT Administrations The role of the Centre would be largely confined to development and management of the Core Application Software and aspects pertaining to issuing guidelines review and monitoring of the project implementation Three states Andhra Pradesh Karnataka and Gujarat have developed somewhat similar platforms Makan said Replying to another question the minister said the

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    fares poorly in global ICT ranking India stood 69th among 142 nations in inherent ability and capacity to leverage information and communication technologies ICT for progress in the recent Related topics regions ICTs India Community broadcasters demand more rights The Bangalore declaration issued at the conclusion of the regional assembly of community radio broadcasters held in India has called for more space on the Related topics regions Community Radio Civil society India First state portal on climate change unveiled in India The portal http skmccc net claims to be a one stop destination for climate change knowledge management in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Related topics regions Climate Change India South Asia India launches helpline for perishable food transporters The toll free number will help in creating database of common logistical hurdles experienced on highways by the reefer operators Related topics regions ICTs India Digital 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 eGovernance to cover all commercial activity in India The MCA21 project will foray seamless eGovernance practices that promise to improve interaction between the government and business while optimizing revenue Related topics regions Digital India IT 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 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 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 India An all Dalit women radio station i Sangam Radio i an initiative of the Deccan Development Society is helping marginalised women in southern India articulate their concerns and Related topics regions Community Radio India Gender Mozilla web browser soon for cell phones Mozilla is planning to launch its web browser Fennec for mobile phones with touchscreen support and pop up blockers integrated with tab browsing interface Related topics regions Technology ICTs India Camerawomen of rural India Feisty unlettered women in a southern Indian state record their own lives and cultures and that of communities They also train women like themselves in other Related topics regions Gender India Media Catalysing knowledge for development The Indian cabinet has approved setting up of a National Knowledge Network to encourage sharing of knowledge specialized

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    kind initiative citizens living in the city can register their complaints online through Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force BMTF website BMTF Inspector General of Police R P Sharma informed that this is a first of its kind measure One can log in to the website and register their complaints The problems may not be related to the BBMP Any complaints related to Bangalore city can be lodged The online registration website

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    Choice OneWorld South Asia Info SEBI to launch website in 13 Indian languages 05 September 2012 Securities and Exchange Board of India is planning to offer its investor website in as many as 13 Indian languages besides the existing one in English to spread awareness among investors and to help resolve their grievances While a decision to this effect was taken long ago by SEBI s board along with plans to offer investor helpline services in 13 Indian languages along with in English the Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI has now begun the search for an agency to translate its website into local languages The 13 languages in which SEBI wants its English language investor website to be translated and dynamically updated into include Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Kannada Kashmiri Malayalam Marathi Oriya Punjabi Tamil Telugu and Urdu Its dedicated website for investors provides various kind of text information for the benefit of investors and also the audio video materials The regulator is looking to create awareness among the masses of the country and to send across its message to various regions by translation of its website for which it has sought Expressions of Interest EOIs by September

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    villagers who had earlier said the lamp costing Rs 1 600 was too expensive wanted one After Kumaarsahab rigged the lamps to power mobile phones they re in great demand says Pandhari Nuruti Basme a 21 year old who sells solar lamps in the village The modified lamp has sparked a revolution of sorts It has allowed communication in a place without telephones Shivram Bhagat a 23 year old who ferries people from Kasara to Goti has three mobiles We never had phones in the village he says fingering his handset If we wanted to talk to family or friends we had to walk to the surrounding villages sometimes more than an hour one way he says It was the men with city jobs who first brought cellphones to the villages over a year ago But without electricity few wanted to buy it The few villagers who had mobiles would charge them in Kasara or Igatpuri It cost them Rs 5 for a full charge says Pandhari Once the mobile charging batti was advertised not only did lamp sales climb but cellphones too Eight of the 17 houses in Wagharwadi have mobiles Bhagat says We have pre paid connections and monthly top up for Rs 50 Solar power arrived in the village a few years ago when Kumaar assembled portable solar lamps that worked on 30 LEDs light emitting diodes and a sixvolt battery to dispel darkness in the village He donated five lamps to the local ashramshala and offered to sell more to the villagers The better off villagers who worked at construction sites or with the railways at Shahapur Igatpuri and Kasara bought the lamps but grumbled about how much they had to shell out Dharma Goma Bhagat who walks three hours to work in Kasara and back

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    as services for our consumers are concerned ICT has enabled host of citizen centric services like knowing the status of their applications online payment of bills checking their power consumption etc eGov In what ways does the Restructured APDRP seek to bring reforms in the power sector KM The Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Programme APDRP is a path breaking scheme focusing on improving financial viability of state utilities and sustained reduction in losses Under the R APDRP schemes would be undertaken for renovation and modernisation of sub stations transmission lines and distribution transformers augmentation of feeders and transformers feeder and consumer meters high voltage distribution system HVDS consumer indexing SCADA computerised billing etc The INR 52 000 crore project will be implemented through a team of empanelled IT consultants and IT implementing agencies We sincerely hope that the scheme will bring about a substantive generational change in the power sector in the country and also lay down the foundation for a Smart Grid For the first time we are implementing the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Distribution Management System SCADA DMS solution for real time monitoring and control of the distribution system With this we will be able to do remote infrastructure management of the grid sitting in a sub station eGov What has been the response from states to the programme KM After the initial reluctance the response from the states have been very good We have already sanctioned INR 3561 crore worth initial loan amount for projects in 1021 towns in 15 states in the last five months eGov Lot of emphasis has been given on the use of ICT in the power sector and major budgetary allocations have also been made in this area When will the customers get to see its benefits KM With major emphasis on the use of ICT in various programmes like R APDRP Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana RGGVY our consumers might start seeing lot of improvement in our services Power wastage in transmission and distribution and power thefts are also bound to come down in the coming years eGov What challenges have you faced in the implementation of ICT in the power sector KM When we were chalking out the R APDRP we held extensive consultations with NASSCOM and 10 12 major IT industry leaders Central Power Research Institute other academic institutes including distribution utilities regarding the ICT component One of the real time challenges is capacity building for distribution utilities so that they are able to operate the systems once launched For this we have fixed a clause that the company involved in the system integration would also have to maintain it for a period of three years We plan to use this interim period for training our manpower so that they are able to realise its full potential eGov What mechanisms have been adopted for progress monitoring KM The APDRP web portal has features for online project monitoring fund releasing quality control and reporting mechnism The access to

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