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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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    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 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 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 Nigeria Social media a double edged sword In the aftermath of the killing of a Nigerian lady by online friends educationists engage in a robust debate on the dangers of an unrestricted internet Related topics regions Social Media Internet Africa Digital 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 Smart Rwanda to power ICT for transformation Smart Rwanda aims at looking at all innovative ways ICT can drive to achieve socio economic transformation agenda of our country Related topics regions Africa Digital 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 ICTs driving the Education sector in India Use of ICT in the education sector in India though recent has picked up fast and the benefits are already starting to show b i Brian Pereira i b Related topics regions ICTs Education Digital 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 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 India s national capital gets first e courtroom The High Court in the Indian capital has gone eco friendly by replacing paper files with a touchscreen handbook and an LCD screen The initiative Related topics regions Environment India Governance Digital Digital divide closing but still significant UN agency The International Telecommunication Union ITU report says that the ICT sector has become a major contributor to economic growth in the developing countries Related topics regions Internet ICTs United Nations Digital ITU m powers sustainable development Looking forward to a smart and sustainable development model ITU has launched new initiatives for development and disaster management Related topics regions Development ICTs Digital ITU and WHO launch m Health initiative The International Telecommunication Union ITU and the

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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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    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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    hospitals for their every day check ups The application automatically detects the current user location and displays the nearest doctors and hospitals Apart from General Physicians users can easily locate Specialist doctors by simply searching for affected body part e g heart or affected patients e g kids While the users can call the doctors and hospitals from the mobile application Medinfi does not have any revenue tie ups with either doctors or hospitals and thereby does not book appointments The company wants to remain a pure play content platform and would like to continue serving its users with genuine and verified content at all times Maria 27 Software Developer said I have recently shifted to Bengaluru and wanted to consult a dentist for regular dental check up Given my hectic work schedule I never got time to really explore Malleshwaram area and look for a dentist That s when I came to know about Medinfi mobile application through which I easily found information on dental clinics near my home Finally I am going to make that long pending visit to the dentist next week Currently the application is available for users in Bengaluru Delhi and Mumbai with information on 5000 verified doctors and hospitals The company plans to expand to 20 Indian cities by end of this year and hopes to become India s largest content based healthcare platform by acquiring nearly one million users for its application Medinfi mobile application has consistently received good feedback from its users and is currently rated 4 7 out of 5 on Google Play Store Medinfi was started by Ravi Shankar Mishra in 2014 he worked as Head Retailer Marketing Junglee com Amazon prior to starting MedinfiTM The venture has raised undisclosed amount of funding from following seven reputed angel investors through

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    thirds of such farmers by an average of Rs 8 000 per year creating a positive impact in communities A nonprofit like OneWorld Foundation India has in collaboration with Cisco pioneered the use of ICTs to assist the farming community to get customised answers to their queries With the help of mobile phones farmers dial in to a service called LifeLines Agriculture and record queries about any agriculture related problems they face and secure customised answers in both text and voice forms India s Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya said Agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for more than 58 of our population Our government is committed to connecting our farmer brothers on the information highway and bringing to them the advantages of latest technology advances right to their fields and in their hands Kundariya said Raghav Chandra Additional Secretary Financial Advisor Ministry of Agriculture said Technology for farmers is one of the focus areas under e Kranti a key pillar for realising the Digital India vision The future of agriculture lies in bringing digital services to the farm as agriculture is increasingly becoming more and more knowledge intensive Chandra said Reema Nanavaty MD Self Employed Women s Association SEWA a nonprofit said that mobile applications need to be user friendly for delivering results She stressed on the need for understanding the real issues of the farmers and identifying their needs which could be helpful in generating the demand for innovative mobile services Reema called for the need based technology applications The challenge for technology is to match up to the peer level interaction among farmers she said Vodafone Group s Regional Chief Executive for the Africa Middle East and Asia Pacific region Serpil Timuray said that mobile technology has a critically important role to play

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    Development Bank AfDB more E Governance is an essential part of Digital India Indian PM 30 01 2015 The more technology we infuse in Governance the better it is for India said Narendra Modi the Indian Prime Minister more Alochona must lead to Ainer Chokhe 02 01 2015 There are murmurs of the Jadavpur University Community Radio Station going off air on social media all of which throw up a number of questions writes Bijoy Patro more Mobile Industry is developmental in nature Vodafone India CEO 25 09 2014 Releasing its fourth annual sustainability report in New Delhi on Wednesday Vodafone India highlighted its social initiatives more Related topics Communications Technology Mobiles South Asia The impact of Movitel on ICT in Mozambique 26 08 2014 Vietnamese leading telecommunications aims at a sustainable social development and benefit both customers and the company more Facebook a tool for governance better interaction Modi 04 07 2014 According to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi direct communication with people is critical for governance more Encompassing digital economy critical to revive Indian economy President CII 27 06 2014 Digital inclusion can help SMEs become more competitive said Ajay S Shriram President CII more Shashi Tharoor Sunanda case and the social media backlash 22 01 2014 The Tharoor Pushkar incidence is an extreme case of how social media can also become fatal when its interactions reach a point where one person is unable to handle the emotional backlash of another writes Prateeksha Sharma more Related topics Twitter India Facebook Digital South Asia E governance will bring more transparency V Narayanasamy 10 12 2013 V Narayanasamy India s Minister of State for Personnel Public Grievances Pensions and Prime Minister s Office in an interview with OneWorld South Asia said that all Indians need to do a serious

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    it has had by embarking decades ago in a project aimed at achieving its unity This year s Africa Day coincides with the return to its headquarters of the prime institution of African Development The African Development Bank AfDB It is therefore timely to once more pay tribute to the founding fathers who on May 25th 1963 established the Organization of African Unity OAU which was replaced in 2002 by the current African Union No other institution is better suited than the AfDB to give Africa the needed boost to reach the promised land As a candidate to lead this important organization I am therefore pleased to call on all the stakeholders including outside partners of the bank to play a more coordinated and effective role in ensuring that Africa Day becomes a landmark moment not just of celebration but for sober reflexions on needed practical ideas actions and proposals aimed at fostering Africa s Development In order to show my commitment to what can be our continent s Bourse d Idees Stock Exchange for Ideas I am delighted to put on the table three ideas for consideration 1 I call for the institution of a Prize For Women to be named after an African Woman who made a decisive contribution to the continent s march Such a Prize may after consultation with relevant people be named for instance after a respected African woman including those who passed away as long as they have a legacy worthy to be celebrated 2 I call for the building of ecosystems within the continent that promotes innovation that could include various aspects such as innovation awards fund for research industrial attachments links between academics policy makers entrepreneurs and innovators the ultimate objective for Africa is to domesticate and democratize technology as a result

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