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    billion target by end of 2012 Mandatory mobile payments will keep track of each and every payments made by individuals which will stop leakage of funds usage of black money etc The Government should consider these aspects of mobile payments and bring some law to make it mandatory Swarn added Over 50 percent population of Kenya has access to mobile payments whereas it is yet to take off in India The key reasons behind this are the lack of Unique ID implementation in India absence of inter bank settlement system and broad and dependable retail network for signup cash in and cash out he said SmartCards Expo 2012 discussed issues regarding mobile payments and the security issues associated with them Some of the key spokespersons at the Conference during the Expo included Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala Chairman MPFI Shri Ravishankar USO Administrator and MD BBNL Anil Prakash Secretary General ITU APT Foundation of India and Dr RN Bhardwaj Executive Director Telecom Users Group of India RN Dr Ashok Jhunjhunwala Chairman MPFI talked about how Internet based payments are not a success in India Mobile payments can achieve what Internet payment couldn t achieve in the country Mobile payments can be done through various channels such as SMS Internet USSD and voice giving ample opportunities to build various payment applications he said Echoing this sentiment Ravishankar USO Administrator and MD BBNL said The biggest challenge for the country today is to bridge the digital divide that exists between the urban and rural populations He said the biggest challenge in the adoption of mobile technologies such as mobile payments is to excite people at the gram panchayat level about the various use cases of the same Talking about the biggest challenges around mobile payments B K Wadhawan Sales Director GEMALTO said SMS based

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    for basic human freedoms observes b i John Related topics regions Human Rights Corruption and transparency Internet Governance China launches anti corruption hotline The new 24 hour hotline will promote monitoring of the government administration and help the public to report corruption cases both on phone and through the Related topics regions Corruption and transparency ICTs E Governance Mobile transactions to control corruption SmartCards Expo 2012 held in Delhi discussed the possibilities of mobile payments becoming viable assets in the fight against corruption Related topics regions Corruption and transparency India Mobiles E platform boosts transparency in Mexico elections An online platform called Electoral Observation has been set up by UNDP and Mexico s electoral institute to help citizens and organisations keep track of Related topics regions Corruption and transparency ICTs E Governance Internet Now RTI filing in India available online At present this facility is available only for 40 ministries departments and commissions Related topics regions Corruption and transparency India South Asia An internet for rural India One intrepid entrepreneur battles brigands and bureaucrats to bring e governance to India s 700 million rural poor Related topics regions Corruption and transparency Telecentre E Governance E governance will bring more transparency

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    to do their bit for taking their IT step forward in India The first session in many ways laid down the foundation for all the sessions later with the speakers talking about the Government s vision of creating a roadmap of useful connectivity for rural communities throughout India by connecting 2 5 lakh Panchayats all over India This plan is is seen as a major opportunity for effective Public Private Partnerships to work together to ensure equal growth by inclusive digital growth Kapil Sibal in his vision talked of the need for India to first become self reliant in all aspects of technology markets whether it is software or hardware Sibal heralded Akaash India s first indigenously created low cost tablet as a path breaking achievement which must be carried forward by India starting to produce hardware like computer chips to cut down costs further The cutting costs part for Sibal was one of the key aspects to ensure deeper percolation of technology into the rural pockets of India He also referred to the need for a robust content creator industry to ensure digital education where education models were geared towards access and inclusion The Minister stated rights and transparency as one of the most important consequence of digital education with all public services being on the net and accessible by all The Minister ended his invigorating talk with the promise of ensuring realisation of the dream of IT inclusion through effective PPPs The event ensured the voice of the private sector was heard by inviting people from various organisation to talk on the dais and share their experiences For corporates the plan of action was to help the Government in their percolation by being education partners As Ashutosh Chadha Senior Director Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd put it E

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    groups and marginalised women With training in basic Related topics regions Gender Teens go on air against child marriage in Indian capital Teenagers from a resettlement colony in India s national capital have scripted a radio programme to protest child marriages in their neighbourhood These Related topics regions Children India gets IT enabled crime tracking system Under a new project Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems there will be IT enabled sophisticated tracking system installed at 14 000 police stations Related topics regions India e district to be launched in India A new e governance programme that aims to automate citizen services at the district level will be launched early next year in India Enabling better state Related topics regions Reforms Community radio stations crucial in times of crises Media s role during crisis is not just about getting the message across but also strengthening accountability linkages between government and citizenry says Related topics regions Disaster Management Measuring India s technological competitiveness World Economic Forum s latest publication b i Global Competitiveness Report 2009 10 i b highlights the gaps between innovation and research in the Indian Related topics regions Economy India s UID project to track identity via cellphone Unique Identity Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani announced last week that an online authentication through mobile phones would soon be initiated in Related topics regions Innovations Traditional media and internet are part of same ecosystem say experts Siddharth Varadarajan Editor of India s leading daily The Hindu said traditional media and new media being part of the same ecosystem should not be Related topics regions Internet Adobe project in India to deliver timely govt services Adobe project helps reduce essential government services time from days to minutes for millions of villagers in India Related topics regions E Governance Year 2014 South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide Digital initiatives launched by India Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions Related topics regions South Asia Year 2014 South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide Digital initiatives launched by India Pakistan Bangladesh Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions Related topics regions South Asia Shaadi com s Facebook campaign on dowry bags award Indian matrimonial website s widely followed online game over Facebook to combat the menace of the dowry system finds itself named among a list of prestigious Related topics regions South Asia Indian prisoners to become technocrats A prison in south India is soon to become an ICT training hub with a full fledged library and computer lab The first of its kind the Jeevika project will Related topics regions Reforms HCL offers single window solution to Indian schools HCL s new learning solution DigiSchool will help school management with content management lesson planning a digital multimedia library and bus tracking Related topics regions Children Twitter festival for a cause Twitter is organizing Twestival worldwide in

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    In a remote village without electricity and telephone in south west India a modified solar lamp is helping to dispel darkness and facilitating Related topics regions India India launches ICT lab for disabled children Commemorating International Software Freedom Day on September 19 an Indian NGO launched the first ICT lab for disabled children The activity lab equipped Related topics regions India Improving India s power sector through ICTs ICT occupies an important position in India s power sector particularly in distribution sphere says b Kapil Mohan b Director Distribution Ministry of Related topics regions Reforms India s rural job portals covering new grounds A wide range of rural job portals offering employment opportunities to villagers are increasingly becoming popular in India As part of public private Related topics regions Employment Managing microfinance on mobiles mChek India has partnered with microfinance institutions to help slum women repay their loans in time As part of a pilot project in a southern Indian city it Related topics regions India ATMs to become blind friendly in India India s largest lender State Bank of India plans to introduce 7 000 voice enabled ATMs across the country for visually challenged customers beginning next Related topics regions Technology India to use Chinese technology for weather prediction A doppler radar is being set up on the outskirts of India s national capital that will provide short range accurate weather forecast in a nearly 500 kms Related topics regions Access to knowledge India Harnessing the potential of Aadhar via digitisation Digitisation is one of the prerequisites for the successful implementation of Aadhaar enabled systems writes Amir Hamza Syed Related topics regions Digital Enabling good governance in India The State Data Centre will provide a common secured infrastructure that will be helpful in effective governance says b S P Singh b Senior Director Related topics regions Governance US technology to help India chase monsoon The US will offer India advanced satellite images on weather patterns over Indian Ocean To help Indian scientists analyse and interpret the satellite images Related topics regions Information Radio stations to showcase multiple needs Under its Behaviour Change Communication programme UNICEF is offering technical and programmatic support in setting up community radio stations in districts Related topics regions Community Radio Gram panchayats in India to be Wi fi hotspots Broadband adoption across the country is critical to unleash the next telecom transformation driving economic growth and allowing delivery of services to Related topics regions Digital Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh Related topics regions Innovations Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh Related topics regions South Asia India to use ICTs to save forest The Ministry of Environment and Forests

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    Child radio RJs of the City of Joy Armed with little digi recorders Children of Kolkata are producing their own programmes that show their concern for the city environment and health Trained Related topics regions South Asia Single Universal Identification for all Indians by Early 2010 Indians are set to benefit from a unique identity UID number that will be assigned to them as a permanent identifier through life obviating the need for Related topics regions E Governance Clicking problems away A new range of online services from psychiatric help to legal assistance over personal and professional problems are becoming very popular in India Anonymous Related topics regions New Media UID in India A number that walks with you Chairman of Unique Identification Authority in India Nandan Nilekani says the project has many significant benefits for the poor Despite risks of hacking and Related topics regions E Governance India to get e passports next year Biometric passports that have already been implemented in over 70 countries will be made available to Indian citizens next year The security microcontroller Related topics regions E Governance India s new satellite to monitor oceans Oceansat 2 the country s second ocean studies satellite was launched this week to keep watch over the seas and study changes in the earth s atmosphere With Related topics regions India Hi tech autos for India s capital A new range of eco friendly autorickshaws with cutting edge technologies will be introduced in India s national capital coinciding with the Commonwealth Related topics regions Innovations Hi tech solutions for India s job guarantee scheme The impoverished state of Bihar in India will soon introduce e muster rolls biometric smart cards and an online system for effective and transparent Related topics regions Employment Nano filters for the masses in India India s Tata Group has launched a compact energy efficient water purifier i Tata Swachh i that can save millions of lives from waterborne diseases It uses Related topics regions Water and Sanitation Adam next generation technology by India NVIDIA is going to launch a half inch thick touchscreen tablet in January With a screen and no keyboard capacity of 32 GB flash drive a digital compass GPS Related topics regions Innovations Villagers go online to marry without dowry Under a joint collaborative between the panchayat and a women s right NGO a website has been launched in a village in south India that exclusively promotes Related topics regions Internet GPS Road Pilot navigator to explore India India s leading maps and GPS navigation solutions provider MapmyIndia has launched a new device Road Pilot which will revolutionise the mapping industry A Related topics regions Access to knowledge New draft on film rating to widen horizons India is ready to modify its existing film rating system with a new and more specifically categorised film rating system that will consider children s age as Related topics regions India 2012 the year of the internet in India With growing mobile phone penetration and

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    FICCI IT head b Vijay Mukhi b He also calls for tighter regulations in reporting Related topics regions Internet Governance NComputing solution for rural India NComputing technology has the potential to provide affordable computing to millions of people worldwide including India says b Manish Sharma b Vice Related topics regions ICTs Parsis use cyberspace to connect beyond borders Parsis in India are making extensive use of e services to save their ever shrinking community from extinction The online news portals blogs magazines and Related topics regions India ICTs enriching coastal regions in India An information hub set up by an NGO in south India is aiding fishing communities with alert messages on maritime changes availability and trade of fish Related topics regions Information Computer centre for visually challenged NGO Amway Opportunity Foundation in partnership with Devnar Foundation for the Blind has set up computer centres for visually challenged children in a southern Related topics regions Children Adventures of the eLearning market eLearning market is wide open and can transform the education standards in a big way says b S Giridharan b Chairman and CEO EdServ SoftSystems Ltd Related topics regions Economy Weather station network to serve South Asia The Indian Meteorological Department will set up 50 stations across South Asia to monitor the carbon emissions by individual countries in the region Indian Related topics regions Information Scale up IT initiatives to reach rural poor Indian minister Stressing on the need to take digital technology to as many people as possible in the rural areas of India Minister of State for Communications and Related topics regions E Governance Audio book reader for visually challenged in India A new audio device for the visually impaired was launched at the national capital this week The compact book reader with its easy navigation multi

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    and Germany was among the more than 65 texts recommended by the Assembly s Third Committee Social Humanitarian and Cultural yesterday on a range of issues relating mainly to human rights social development and crime prevention Noting that while concerns about public security may justify the gathering and protection of certain sensitive information the text states that governments must ensure full compliance with their obligations under international human rights law It calls on States to establish or maintain existing independent effective domestic oversight capable of ensuring transparency as appropriate and accountability for surveillance and or interception of communications and the collection of personal data The resolution also requests the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to submit a report on the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the context of domestic and extraterritorial surveillance and or interception of digital communications and the collection of personal data including on a mass scale to the Geneva based Human Rights Council at its 27th session and to the Assembly at its 69th session Earlier in the year Pillay spotlighted the right to privacy using the case of United States citizen Edward Snowden to illustrate the urgent need to protect individuals who reveal human rights violations Snowden s case has shown the need to protect persons disclosing information on matters that have implications for human rights as well as the importance of ensuring respect for the right to privacy she said adding that national legal systems must ensure avenues for individuals disclosing violations of human rights to express their concern without fear of reprisals The right to privacy the right to access to information and freedom of expression are closely linked The public has the democratic right to take part in the public affairs and this right cannot be

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