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    in Bangalore City Railway station for providing high speed internet to the passengers RailWire the retail Broadband distribution model of RailTel Corporation of India Ltd a PSU of the Ministry of Railways is the powering engine for distributing internet bandwidth through WiFi The facility at Bangalore is taken up as a pilot project The Minister of Railways DV Sadananda Gowda recently inaugurated the facility and dedicated the service for passengers This service will be great help for the commuters at Bangalore City Railway station to stay connected and surf internet on the go With the implementation of this service Bangalore railway station becomes the first station in the country to have WiFi facility for passengers RailTel has been mandated by Railways to provide Wi Fi facility at A1 A category stations and Bangalore is the first such station being taken up this facility by RailTel as a pilot The facility has been created by RailTel with a Gigabit Ethernet network using Optic Fibre in a ring 17 such GE switches deliver to 46 Nos of Wireless Access Points AP which are commissioned strategically at all 10 Platforms including concourse area OFC cable has been laid in all the platforms at Bangalore City Station including FOB Subway Wi Fi facility shall be available to the passengers on their Mobile Phones free of charges initially for a period of 30 minutes For usage beyond 30 minutes the user may purchase scratch cards which will be made available at the WiFi Help Desk These are priced at Rs 25 for 30 minutes and Rs 35 for 1 Hour and are valid through 24 hours Additional browsing time can also be purchased on line using Credit Debit cards RailTel Corporation a Mini Ratna Category I PSU is the largest neutral telecom services providers in

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    Soil Sciences could help enhance productivity sustainability and also prevent environmental degradation more Mobile application for expectant mothers 21 07 2014 The application named Aama ko Maya mothers love plays a key role in mitigating infant and maternal mortality rate more Mobile apps for farmers to gain access to markets 21 07 2014 A 2013 study entitled Market in their Palms conclusively shows that the use of mobile apps by smallholder farmers in Kenya has helped them to gain access to markets and market information and improved their businesses more Skilled Indians to benefit from new job portal 15 07 2014 The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development NIESBUD Naukri portal is the first initiative taken for the benefits of skilled job seekers with the help of dedicated web portal more Linking farmers to markets through ICTs 14 07 2014 Agricultural market information services usually make their services available via websites though some also distribute their information via radio newspaper and television more Budget boost for Community Radio in India 11 07 2014 India s Finance Minister Arun Jaitely proposed Rs 100 cr fund for Community Radio Stations more Related topics Community Radio India South Asia Rainwatch GIS for improved rainfall data management 09 07 2014 Climate researchers have developed a system that uses GIS computers and the internet to improve rainfall data management and information delivery to farmers in West Africa more Now a device to charge your cell phone while you walk 09 07 2014 The new device is said to be more efficient than a traditional generator at least for its size more Related topics Innovations Mobiles Digital Now a new gadget to gaurd Indian Women 02 07 2014 The smart band with a wearable technology works when a free SOS app which is installed

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    by China with 210 million and Japan with 88 1 million 3 December 2008 India has the fourth highest number of internet users in the world With a total of 13 5 million Internet subscribers which represents 1 15 per 100 people broadband subscribers accounted for five million among them Also with the number of mobile phone users touching a staggering 300 million and growing by about eight million per month the government of India sees mobile Internet as a further exponential growth platform Next to India comes Brazil with 53 1 million users UK 40 2 million Germany 39 1 million Republic of Korea 35 5 million Italy 32 million and France 31 5 million From about 70 million people 1 7 per cent of the world population who had access to the Internet at the end of 2007 the figure crossed 134 8 crore by 2007 Asia has the highest number of Internet users with an estimated 568 7 million people followed by the Americas with 377 9 million Europe ranks third in this list with 335 9 million users and Africa and Oceania close the rank with 51 8 million and 14 million users respectively according to

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    Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education India Fourth in the World Among Internet Users India has been ranked fourth among the top ten nations in the world with 81 million Internet users United states tops the chart with 220 million Internet Related topics regions Population Internet e Housing for India s underserved communities The e Housing scheme

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    sex and HIV AIDS through SMS and in their local language more Image Credits SciDev HIV AIDS and safe sex information for homosexual men will be available on phone UN develops new online tool to show food prices in poor countries 23 03 2009 The UN FAO has developed the National Basic Food Prices Data and Analysis Tool to compare prices of food commodities in local currencies or dollars and local measurements as well as standard weights more Image Credits UN News Centre Food Crisis Related topics Information United Nations Online drive against female foeticide 12 03 2009 Fight Back an online gender justice campaign is mobilising Indian medicos on their web based platform to spread awareness on the shocking practice of female foeticide more Image Credits Google Images Female foeticide Related topics Gender Internet CRY launches online games to promote child rights 12 03 2009 To sensitise people on child rights CRY has posted a series of web based games that will entertain as brain ticklers while informing people how they can play a part in the child rights movement more Image Credits CRY Related topics ICTs Children Sweden tops UN s information technology development index 09 03 2009 According to new ranking report published by the UN ITU Sweden holds the first rank in the ICT Development Index IDI more Image Credits Map of Sweden Related topics ICTs TV series educates on women s rights 04 03 2009 UNICEF is promoting rights based empowerment of women in India through a TV serial that highlights issues of social and gender discrimination and how its central characters overcome these odds more Image Credits UNICEF Still from the TV serial Related topics Gender ICTs Advocacy UN ITU to help develop ICTs in Pacific Islands 27 02 2009 A collaborative initiative by

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    from piracy more Image Credits Google Images Indian medicinal plants Related topics IPR Access to knowledge Innovations Education moves online in India 10 02 2009 Launch of the first e education programme in India gives hope that access equity and quality of higher education in the country will be substantially enhanced by leveraging ICTs more Image Credits OWSA A class in progress Related topics Education Access to knowledge ICTs Philippines Government launches K Agrinet project to benefit farmers 06 02 2009 The Government of Philippines is promoting the use of information and communication technologies ICTs in its latest bid to attain agricultural sustainability and competitiveness for the country s farmers more Image Credits Corbis Paul A Souders Philippine Farmers at Work Related topics ICTs Agriculture Google launches Internet Bus in Tamil Nadu 05 02 2009 The Internet Bus aims to address the challenge around access and language for a lot of users in smaller cities by educating them on how they can access the Internet on their mobiles more Image Credits Madhukiran Google Internet Bus Related topics Connectivity Access to knowledge Internet Assam gets its first community radio station 02 02 2009 The first community radio station in Assam was formally launched at the Krishna Kanta Handique Open University in the state on 27 January more Agricultural Wikipedia debuts in India 02 02 2009 Indian scientists have launched an agricultural Wikipedia Agropedia to act as an online repository of agricultural information in the country more Image Credits OWSA Agricultural field in India Related topics Information Agriculture Access to knowledge Community Radio Station started in Maharashtra 29 01 2009 The Community radio station will serve to establish a knowledge network for sharing and delivery of agri related knowledge more Related topics Community Radio Access to knowledge Information EU plans to publish

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    to be a boon for farmers living in far flung areas Farmers across the country will have Related topics regions E Governance Rural highland communities go online in Peru Installation of computers in a small town in southern Peru has helped thousands of people expand their business by connecting to potential buyers Challenges Related topics regions Livelihoods e Governance should be a sequel to administrative reform Reforming the government machinery must precede the use of ICTs in service delivery says b Dr Rajeev Sharma b Director General Centre for Good Related topics regions Reforms IFPRI and ICAAP launch comprehensive agriculture portal A new knowledge management portal supported by IFPRI ICAAP and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University offers data and best practices to better agri productivity Related topics regions Agriculture An innovative rural Facebook connecting farmers globally Sojabook is an online platform meant for farmers where they can share their problems and solutions to every day activities It already has 10 thousand users Related topics regions Agriculture Mobiles offer a glimmer of hope to farmers Mobile phones along with the mobile enabled services are contributing significantly in empowering farmers in India writes b Gaurav Tripathi b researcher Related topics regions Information Smart marketing Knowledge is power and agriculture is no exception Producers who keep track of market prices stand to make more money ICTs particularly mobile phones Related topics regions Economy Talking back to radio Radio is often considered to be a one way medium but the African Farm Radio Research Initiative is investigating ways of combining radio and ICTs to gather Related topics regions Access to knowledge Hi tech imagery helps rural African farmers The Seeing is Believing West Africa SIBWA project is helping farmers in the region with accurate satellite information and imagery of their farm fields Related topics regions

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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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