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    America and the Caribbean due to the rapid rollout of mobile networks However the next Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Seoul launches location based complaint app South Korea s Capital city has launched early this week a location based mobile application which allows users to register complaints regarding community Related topics regions Development ICTs Mobiles Governance ITC launches interactive mobile telephony for tobacco farmers The Indian Leaf Tobacco Development ILTD Division of ITC is exploring mobile telephony based technology tools for personalised farmer communication Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet 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 Technology Mobiles India s official news platform goes mobile Keeping up with the latest trends the Press Information Bureau PIB India has launched a mobile version of its official website Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Kenya 250 000 farmers to get tips on mobile phones Approximately 250 000 small holder farmers in Kenya can now get reliable and relevant agricultural information via their mobile phones following a partnership Related topics regions SMS Agriculture Mobiles Kenya launches mobile phone fine payment system Kenya has introduced a new system that allows motorists to pay traffic fines by mobile phone It will reduce queues and congestion at courts authorities said Related topics regions ICTs Mobiles Digital The digital mobile phone comes of age The World Bank Group is increasingly working with its clients to expand the use of mobile phones as tools in development projects for data collection and Related topics regions Development ICTs Broadband Mobile has the potential to get bigger than internet The third mBillionth South Asia Award initiated by Digital Empowerment Foundation a Delhi based non profit organisation recently recognised and honoured Related topics regions Development ICTs Mobiles New Media An innovative solution for African broadcasters As TV and radio broadcast markets intensify across several liberalised African countries broadcasters need to find solutions to get more interactive with Related topics regions SMS ICTs Africa Mobiles A mobile app for the culture lovers in Hong Kong The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong recently launched a mobile application called My Culture The app allows users to view information Related topics regions Development ICTs Culture 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 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

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    July 2012 Kenya recorded a 15 8 per cent increase in mobile phone subscribers in first quarter of the year according to a recent announcement made by telecom industry regulator the Communications Commission of Kenya According to data made available to Reuters phone subscribers rose to 29 million during the period this is as a result of a stiff competition by mobile operators to expand their network coverage across Kenya

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    professors The e bookstore application based on iOS can be accessed on tablets Chulalongkorn University CU has launched an electronic bookstore on iOS and expected to release up to 1000 items in stock by the end of the year The eBook Store not only provides e books to students and readers but will also be a gateway of writers and professors knowledge for readers in terms of digital media and multimedia Assoc Dr Danuja Kunpanitchakit a vice president of CU said The CU s e Bookstore application will be based on iOS to empower students in accessing to knowledge and curricula via mobile devices such as tablets according to her The CU is the oldest university in Thailand located in the heart of Bangkok It plans to transform itself into a digital university within four years Establishing the CU eBook Store the first of its kind is a part of the initial transition to provide e books and e curricula to students and mobile users she added According to Kriengsak Hongsawek a computer manager of the CU Book Centre the e Book Store currently offers about 500 items for download of which 200 are free The rest can be purchased

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    Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info World Bank Mobile phone access reaches three quarters of planet s population 18 July 2012 Around three quarters of the world s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level which is not so much about the phone but how it is used says a new report released by the World Bank and infoDev its technology entrepreneurship and innovation program The number of mobile subscriptions in use worldwide both pre paid and post paid has grown from fewer than 1 billion in 2000 to over 6 billion now of which nearly 5 billion in developing countries Ownership of multiple subscriptions is becoming increasingly common suggesting that their number will soon exceed that of the human population According to Information and Communications for Development 2012 Maximizing Mobile more than 30 billion mobile applications or apps were downloaded in 2011 software that extends the capabilities of phones for instance to become mobile wallets navigational aids or price comparison tools In developing countries citizens are increasingly using mobile phones to create new livelihoods and enhance their lifestyles

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    users to access information on how they can protect themselves from Ultra Violet UV radiation The information available in the app will be particularly helpful for those who are traveling or planning to undertake outdoor activities during the hot summer season The app allows users to connect to the agency s UV radiation monitoring information database and access real time information on UV indices highest daily values forecasts and other

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    to care for themselves during pregnancy dispel myths and misconceptions highlight warning signs connect women with local health services reinforce breast feeding practices explain the benefits of family planning and make new mothers aware of how best to care for their babies Over the next three years the partnership which is expected to mobilise 10 million will work across an initial set of three countries Bangladesh India and South Africa to help coordinate and increase the impact of existing mobile health programs provide resources and technical assistance to promising new business models and build the evidence base on the effective application of mobile technology to improve maternal health Lessons learned from these and other initiatives will be shared globally in a coordinated exchange of information The partnership will foster collaboration among similar initiatives in other countries to accelerate efforts to reach millions of women with mobile phone access around the world If we are going to improve public health across the developing world our solutions must be focused on reaching the hard to reach with health information they would otherwise not receive said USAID Administrator Dr Rajiv Shah This partnership will harness the power of mobile technology to provide mothers with information about pregnancy childbirth and the first year of life empowering these women to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families Better health for communities starts with better health for expectant and new moms This public private partnership adds another way we are extending our commitment to moms everywhere says Bill Weldon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Johnson Johnson It s part of fulfilling our commitment to the UN Secretary General s Global Strategy to advance the Millennium Development Goals Instead of imagining a world where the health of mothers benefits from mobile phones we are answering the

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    to provide fast the necessary services to the entrepreneurs Dhaka The Ministry of Industries has taken an initiative to introduce e filing system at all levels of the ministry by 2015 to provide fast the necessary services to the entrepreneurs As part of the initiative e filing system has already been introduced at two branches for experiment according to a release It was known from a preview meeting on Achievements

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    Putrajaya With about 1 2 billion population spread over an area of 3 2 million sq kms minority communities in India faced a challenge to get their voices heard To overcome this problem India s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB has invested in the growth of Community Radio especially in communities with low levels of literacy as a way to bridge economic disparity and rural urban divide MIB Joint Secretary Supriya Sahu said the Community Radio is a low power station meant to be set up and operated by local communities who could use it to communicate various issues including health education women empowerment drinking water and sanitation local governance as well as disaster management She said this at a presentation for the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management CAPAM International Innovations Awards held in conjunction with the CAPAM 2014 Biennial Conference at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here MIB India is vying for the award through the Community Radio initiative Supriya said that since its inception in 2004 there were over 170 community radio stations operating in various parts of India with the ministry planning to set up more than 300 additional stations Community radio is also included in India s five year plan with US 16 6 million allocation Supriya said The MIB team along with five other competitors from India Trinidad and Tobago three Malaysia two and Singapore two presented their innovations to the jury on Sunday and the winners will be announced at the CAPAM President s Dinner tomorrow Supriya also said that the MIB had simplified the community radio application process with faster approvals provided technical support to communities enhanced synergy between stakeholders and increased the government s involvement These are the bedrock of community radio broadcast and have laid a solid foundation

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