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    SIM banking services with local banks in China especially in the rural areas where inadequate financial resources are provided With Taisys Slim SIM technologies the banks have successfully built up the highly secured virtual banking network to their customers providing secured access to financial services replacing the investment in traditional infrastructures F Road Shanghai affiliated to Taisys and a JV with IFC provides the virtual banking network to its member banks by connecting the banking system to all MNOs in China together with the Slim SIM as the secure elements Up to date more than 1 100 banks in China have been deploying the secure and convenient services using Taisys slim SIM technology including state owned Agriculture Bank of China and nation wide Postal Saving Banks of China In Sept 2014 the monthly transaction figures reaches 28 36 billion USD 28 growth rate to the precious month The fast and reliable services provided by banks and trusted by consumers make Virtual Banking no longer a dream The Slim SIM enables digital signature and encryption over SMS and data network to provide unprecedented security to the banking service making a regular mobile phone becomes the personal banking assistant Secure Element that

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/mobile-phone-becomes-the-personal-banking-assistant (2016-02-17)
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    raiseastink with an exclusive partnership with Samsung Galaxy Apps It makes process of social change appealing to youth and have developed unique animations through which users can express themselves on various social issues captured on mobile camera raiseastink by iPunch gives us a peak into our future woes with garbage while asking you to raise a stink today on the issue These images shot at a landfill recreate moments by amalgamating people participating in activities associated with scenic mountains with that of the landfill The grail of this campaign is to identify garbage black spots It is also closely working with the civil society organizations to take this campaign to educational institutes and corporates as part of the outreach program With a parternship with Samsung Galaxy Apps the application can be easily downloaded Speaking about the launch of this campaign Tarun Malik Director Media Solutions Center Cloud Services South West Asia Samsung Electronics said At Samsung we take on ourselves the challenge to lead via software innovation iPunch is one such innovative way of bringing about a positive change and we are hoping that it will let millions of Samsung consumers in India actively participate and support a larger cause

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/mobile-app-drive-to-ward-off-garbage-stench (2016-02-17)
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    and Strict M Modern with mobility A Alert and Accountable R Reliable and Responsive T Trained and Techno savvy during the 49th Directors General Inspectors General Annual Conference at Guwahati on Nov 30 2014 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as a first step towards SMART policing has decided to establish one model SMART Police Station in each State and has asked the State Governments to submit their proposals with specific location and components by January 31 2015 MHA has decided to allocate specific funds for setting up of SMART Police Stations in each state shortly MHA will work with State Governments for setting up more SMART Police Stations during the next financial year Efforts will also be made to involve the private sector and their Corporate Social Responsibility CSR programmes to expand the roll out of SMART Police Stations The SMART Police Station would become the foundation towards SMART policing A SMART Police Station should be citizen friendly and clean It should also meet the operational and welfare needs of the police personnel posted there Some suggested features of a SMART Police Station are Basic amenities for visitors waiting area toilets drinking water Receptionist whom the visitors can meet Rest

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/indian-states-to-have-smart-police-stations-shortly (2016-02-17)
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    Kanpur Nagar Nigam physically make tax payments at the municipal council through cash or cheque which can be a time consuming process HDFC Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kanpur Nagar Nigam to implement the payment solution The initiative in Kanpur will reduce time spent commuting and queuing up to make tax payments It will also allow people who have moved out of the city to make their payments in a timely manner from the comfort of their homes or offices The service was officially launched today in the presence of Umesh Pratap Singh Municipal Commissioner and Arun Mediratta Regional Head HDFC Bank Other senior officials were also present including A P Singh Finance Controller Ram Nagina Tripathi I T Head from KNN and Sumit Nagpal Cluster Head HDFC Bank Commenting on the association with HDFC Bank Umesh Pratap Singh Municipal Commissioner Kanpur Nagar Nigam said This initiative will help fast track payments of all taxes including property tax and reduce the outstanding dues that have not been paid on account of the inability of the tax payer to physically make the payment at KNN This is a significant step in the evolution of payment of government taxes in the district Speaking on the occasion Arun Mediratta Regional Head HDFC Bank said The Kanpur Nagar Nigam has achieved a unique distinction by becoming the first in the state to enable electronic payment of property tax At HDFC Bank we feel privileged to be chosen as a partner to implement this initiative The Bank offers a full range of products and services to meet the needs of every customer in Kanpur through multiple channels Today we are reaching out to even more people in the state and making a difference in their lives by offering them increased convenience and

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/hdfc-bank-launches-e-payment-gateway-for-kanpur-municipal-corporation (2016-02-17)
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    out digital India scheme New Delhi In sync with the Digital India Initiative of the Government CII yesterday launched the National Mission on Digital India at New Delhi Addressing the First Steering Committee Meeting on Digital India Aruna Sundararajan Administrator USOF and CMD BBNL said that an apex industry body like CII should look at focused time bound and transformational initiatives that can become a game changer for the country We also need to create an institutional mechanisms focusing on joint interoperability in the sectors of education skilling and healthcare to ensure that the rollout of the Digital India campaign comes to fruition according to Ms Sundararajan A N Rai CMD BSNL in his remarks said that it is critical for the industry to come up with viable and scalable business models for the success of Digital India Kiran Karnik Chairman of the CII National Mission on Digital India in his opening remarks said that the Digital India initiative is opportune and presents exciting opportunities to the industry The objective of the Mission is to bring in thought leadership to prioritize plan and put in place demonstrable strategies and models to roll out the digital implementation plan Elaborating on the importance of eGovernance and deployment of citizen centric services Kris Gopalakrishnan Past President CII and Chairman CII Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council said that standardization of citizen centric services is imperative to create a robust ecosystem Bhaskar Pramanik Chairman CII National Committee on IT ITeS and eCommere and Chairman Microsoft India in his remarks said that the Digital India program should be seen as a citizen program The objective of the Mission is to prioritize the activities with the collective wisdom of all the members Industry members from the ICT sector infrastructure providers service providers operators software companies hardware companies equipment

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/cii-launches-the-national-mission-on-digital-india (2016-02-17)
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    to accelerate access to health information and services is a game changer said Dr Ariel Pablos Méndez USAID s Assistant Administrator for Global Health USAID s partnerships with private companies such as Orange enable us to have a larger impact in a cost effective manner The first phase of these health system strengthening programmes will leverage the expertise technology and local resources of both organizations to improve quality of care and ensure that health services are readily accessible to the public at large Niger and other countries are currently under exploration Future services will use integrated mHealth platforms and Orange mobile networks to communicate alerts and share resources around family planning and maternal health Healthcare workers will be able to use the technology to share medical expertise collaborate with specialists regardless of location and improve patient care In addition the public will be able to access health information via the mHealth platforms Orange s global fooprint with mobile and fixed networks in 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East will provide seamless and reliable access to these services A maternal mHealth solution will provide medical practitioners access to the latest tools and medical information allowing them to monitor a mother s pregnancy from a distance This is particularly useful in some parts of Africa where much of the population lives in rural areas without easy access to healthcare or readily available means of transport By using mHealth solutions medical professionals would be able to flag potential problems early and provide the necessary care that reduces risks to mother and child There is a tremendous amount of good that mobile technology and digital innovations can bring to improve the quality of healthcare to those less fortunate said Thierry Zylberberg Director Orange Healthcare Together with USAID we are creating innovative mHealth

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/orange-and-usaid-to-boost-mhealth-innovations-across-africa (2016-02-17)
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    and offline activities pivoting around two conclaves in New Delhi and Washington DC The first conclave of the Digital India Programme is on 5th December 2014 in New Delhi The Narendra Modi led Indian government officially clicked through the ambitious Digital India programme a few months ago The vision is simple to usher India into the digital age where each and every citizen can experience the impact But this simple vision will require a lot of hard graft and investment towards the right kind of infrastructure As a bridge between this vision and reality India Inc has created its own Digital India initiative which ties in with the India US Partnership Hub to bring a series of online and offline programmes It will explore the Digital India vision and trigger dialogue to plug into this bold new programme This online offline integrated programme brings in perspectives and participation from senior policy decision makers within government and industry around a discourse to achieve the following objectives Identify the challenges and opportunities in the Digital India initiative Identify synergies that can be created between industries and the government to successfully implement the initiative Explore how the India US collaboration could help achieve the Digital India vision Involve key stakeholders in defining a roadmap that will lead to a truly Digital India Produce a series of online and offline activities to facilitate discourse culminating in a bespoke online publication India is finally coming of digital age and we aim to provide an incisive new digital hub for this new age A key aspect of this initiative is our first Digital India Conclave to be held in New Delhi on December 5 2014 The conclave will bring together around 100 150 key stakeholders across government public sector the private sector as well as think

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/2018digital-india-conclave-20142019-to-intensify-digital-india-initiative (2016-02-17)
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    according to a study The study titled Use of electronic media Remittance behavior of Rickshaw pullers of Dhaka city conducted by teacher of Dhaka University Dr Salahuddin Aminuzzaman a professor of the Public Administration Department of Dhaka University conducted the study on 350 rickshaw pullers to understand the pattern of internal remittance behaviour of the rickshaw pullers in Dhaka as well as the use of the remitted money said a press release yesterday The study conducted between March and June 2013 said 47 per cent of the rickshaw pullers send money home every week while 21 per cent fortnightly Majority of them use bKash to send the money An overwhelming number of respondents consider mobile money safe and cost effective Around 100 per cent of respondents said mobile money is safe while 85 per cent said it is cost effective Around 89 per cent of the respondents said the remitted money reaches their family members or desired persons within 15 minutes The study said the average amount of money sent per week is around Taka 981 and 84 per cent of the money recipients include parents wife and family members Regarding the usage of the money the study said around 75 per cent of the remitted money is spent on food and family maintenance while 31 per cent spent on child education 35 per cent on minor investment 32 per cent on small business and 9 percent on loan repayment From demographic perspective around 72 3 per cent rickshaw pullers belong to age group of 30 to 50 years and 80 6 per cent of them are married Majority of the rickshaw pullers come from riverine and char areas such as Rangpur Kurigram Jamalpur Tangail Mymensingh Bogra and Sirajganj Industry insiders said mobile money is driving the financial inclusion in

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/76-percent-rickshaw-pullers-in-dhaka-use-mobile-banking (2016-02-17)
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