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    of which six are in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh while the rest are at various places in Kerala Eram Director MS Vinod said this e toilet is a result of a convergence of electronics web and mobile technologies It features an automated door opening power flushing automatic closet washing and sterilization and automatic platform cleaning mechanism all backed by SMS alerts to inform the control room about the status of water tank and bio gas plant in the event of any errors or failures Vinod told IANS An e toilet occupies around 20 square feet and has two doors a sliding door at the front and a normal door ahead of the toilet As soon as the coin entry charge is dropped the sliding door opens and the light and the exhaust fan come on Inside the toilet there is a bucket mug and all other items In case the user does not flush the toilet after use the system automatically does all the cleaning operations The human excreta is treated and it is reduced to a sand like material which will not have any bacteria and it is removed physically once in three months Vinod said Its unique structure facilitates the display of advertisement boards on its outer surface This can act as a source of additional income for its operators Delight s model gives more emphasis on advertisement revenue whereas the only source of income in the traditional public toilets is in the form of coins He said 15 more units in Kozhikode city and one in Kochi are under installation It is expected that 2 000 units in Kerala and 8 000 units in other Indian cities are possible in the next financial year Vinod said The price of this e Toilet varies from Rs 350

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    students to do online learning and information searching anywhere and anytime said KKU President Associate Prof Dr Kittichai Triratanasirichai Our mission is to be an international university and be a hub in the northeast for students from overseas The university has been focusing on IT investment as a vital tool to support education for several years he added With 2 000 subjects available in the KKU Learning Management System LMS students can access these electronic learning materials via the internet connection both wired and wireless KKU wants to be an international university and ICT is an important tool to assist us in achieving the goal Studying at KKU student learning will be facilitated by the ICT infrastructure along with the ICT knowledge that is a must and required skill for graduation students said Dr Tiratanasirichai KKU is located 449 kilometres northeast of Bangkok with 12 000 staff and hospitals which includes 2 000 teachers and 10 000 staff and 43 000 students All will be encouraged to use Google Apps in the next three months Now around 10 000 users are using Google Apps said KKU s vice president of academic and IT assistant Prof Denpong Soodphakdee He added that KUU s e learning system is enabled by the Moodle system a free Web based learning management system that allows educators to create effective online learning sites Google Apps will be integrated into the university s LMS Apart from e learning benefit the students will be able to arrange their learning plan such as planning their study time table checking the subjects and dates of examinations throughout the semester KKU will not only save time but it will also save the cost of service deployment to the staff The cost of IT investment is low but there is more efficiency

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/google-apps-to-facilitate-learning-in-thai-university/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    six million teachers and forty million students worldwide The new SMART Notebook app for the iPad will enable students to access most of the tools usually used on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard from email and file sharing to word processing and image editing Students with iPads can therefore work on their assignments with ease and then email their homework directly to their instructor SMART Notebook continues to be the software of choice for teachers looking to add interactivity into their daily lessons says Linda Thomas Vice President Products SMART Technologies With material displayed on a colourful screen and sound graphics and Internet access a typical SMART lesson is designed to make teaching and learning easier For teachers the new SMART Notebook app allows for easy lesson planning SMART have said Student material can also be displayed on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard for whole class learning by wirelessly streaming the iPad content using AirPlay with an Apple TV By using the SMART Notebook app for iPad pupils and teachers can stay on track and save time by being able to work with the same material on both interactive displays and iPad at school or at home A Gold Sponsor

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    state It will be the first state in India to do so This will be done in collaboration with the Remote Sensing Department of the Punjab Agriculture University Ludhiana Rural Development and Panchayat minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said Punjab will be the first state in the country to initiate digital mapping of all 12 000 plus villages in the state The state government has approved this exercise to get a

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/digital-representation-of-punjab-villages/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    in India will find their stay very convenient with information provided at their fingertips This as a result of a new set of mobile based services and IT enabled kits developed by the state The projects include mobile website WAP guide Apps for Android iOS and Bluetooth Kiosks Kerala is the first State in the country to adopt such mobile based services for the benefit of the tourism industry The new set of products will provide all necessary information to the tourists at their finger tips said Tourism Minister Shri A P Anil Kumar According to him this technology will boost tourism industry and open new marketing avenue apart from giving valuable information It will also help the travellers to explore the destinations in Kerala without using external guides The same facilities on the State Tourism Website will be provided on the WAP site through the visitors smart phones which can be used as the tourist guides The mobile apps for iOS and Android devices offer useful location based searching tools such as What s near me or Around me Users of smart devices can locate things around them Likewise Place of Interest tool provide tourists the interesting travel attraction

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/india-launches-mobile-services-for-tourists/?searchterm= (2016-02-17)
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    sets up digital career guidance programme for rural youth Careermate a service provider in Zambia gives information to vocational students on career opportunities in an attractive way Yese Bwalya founder of Related topics regions Development ICTs Youth 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 Interactive maps make logistics planning easier Getting food assistance to hungry people in Chad and other remote areas of Africa s Sahel region is hard at the best of times And with the region now hit by a Related topics regions ICTs Technology World Bank ICT can reduce poverty boost economic growth and improve governance The World Bank Group released its ambitious new ICT strategy aimed at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic services drive Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet ICT for Greater Development Impact The World Bank Group s new Information and Communication Technology ICT Strategy aims at helping developing countries use ICT to transform delivery of basic Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Temperature maps to monitor animal well being A new application for thermal imaging technology to monitor surface temperature gradients on animals has been developed by The Mississippi State University s Related topics regions Development Technology ICTs Agriculture Connecting the Americas Filling in the ICT gaps The gap in access to voice telephony has largely been met in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the rapid rollout of mobile networks However the next Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Frequencies that touch lives India s growing community radio stations Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Lalit Lokvani Chanderi ki Awaaz India s community radio stations are reaching out to touch lives and livelihoods in little hamlets and Related topics regions Community Radio ICTs 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 Australia helps bring affordable ICT services in Kiribati Australia is helping the Government of Kiribati connect its people with each other and the rest of the world Related topics regions Development ICTs Technology Philippines embarks on One Map journey The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority NAMRIA of Philippines is embarking on a multiagency project that seeks to establish a web portal Related topics regions Development ICTs Cloud Computing Taiwan launches mobile app for public safety The Ministry of Interior recently launched a mobile application which not only allows users to have improved access to public safety services but also have an Related topics regions Development ICTs

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    improving public delivery mechanism A meeting chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluvalia was held recently to review the government s ambitious programme During the meeting the Knowledge Commission Chairman Sam Pitroda assured that country s all 250 000 panchayats will have broadband connectivity by November 2013 The broadband connectivity for gram panchayats will help improving delivery of public services and getting real time feedback Besides this will

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    sector investments and promote technological development in countries of the Organisation of The Islamic Conference OIC Image credits SciDev Eligible projects would create opportunities in areas like ICT The Global Technology and Innovation Fund GTIF was launched by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC on 23 October It will provide US 25 150 million for a range of projects Submissions will continue until the end of the month November with final selections announced in June 2010 GTIF is the latest step in fulfilling US President Barack Obama s promise to help achieve technological development in Muslim majority countries made in a landmark speech in Egypt on 4 June The initiative can catalyse the creation of private investment funds that in turn can promote technological innovation in a region of the world that can benefit from the stimulus said John Daly a former USAID science official Eligible projects would advance economic opportunities and create jobs in areas like IT education telecommunications and clean technology The reaction among the Islamic scientific community has been mixed Sadallah Boubaker Khaled professor of mathematics at the National University in Algiers Algeria thinks it is a face lift to improve the US image He says the lack of innovation in OIC countries means they are not yet ready for technology and knowledge transfer It is a political and economic game that ends up benefiting US companies by giving them access to the huge Islamic market by using a local partner OPIC will fund up to 33 of the proposed projects The rest of the money will be raised locally through private investors This may prove a challenge 22 of the UN ranked least developed countries there are 49 in total are members of OIC Private investors will of course be looking for the best places

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