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    ICTA allows people to renew or get a new vehicle revenue license issued sitting Related topics regions Internet Blog boost learning in Malaysia The need for exchanging knowledge outside classroom has resulted to the creation of a unique networking blog Multiply Besides fostering a sustainable Related topics regions Internet 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 Developing a knowledge society GeSCI s publication b i Building a Knowledge Society for All i b points out that while transition to knowledge based economies is progressing the gap Related topics regions Research Usual computer lessons in an unusual place A new computer training centre set up by UNHCR in one of the largest refugee settlements in Bangladesh brings along promises for the migrants children that Related topics regions ICTs Computing is transforming science Microsoft Research publication b i The Fourth Paradigm Data Intensive Scientific Discovery i b is a collection of essays that offers insight into the Related topics regions Research Remove the risks associated with new technologies Both designers and users need to be aware of the risks posed by the combination of new technologies and free participation in the web says b Avinash Related topics regions New Media Developing nations need to introduce ICTs more into their education strategies Developing countries should provide affordable access to high speed internet e books and quality online resources to their students so that e learning gains Related topics regions ICTs IDS to build knowledge networks in India The UK based IDS in partnership with OneWorld South Asia organised a one day workshop in New Delhi to share its research on important development issues like Related topics regions Partnerships Dial for m healthcare in Bangladesh This new m initiative in Bangladesh allows patients to receive free advice from health workers and prenatal health alerts 24 7 via mobile Patients can even Related topics regions Access to knowledge 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 British geology maps go digital The British Geological Survey has launched a new website that provides free access to the national archive With the help of a range of educational and Related topics regions Access to knowledge Knowledge sharing in cyberspace UNESCO s first openly licensed publication i b Open Educational Resources Conversations in Cyberspace b i brings together the background papers and Related topics regions Access to knowledge How SMS can be SOS for endangered languages Many language advocates are pushing to make more written languages available on cellphones to save endangered languages Related topics regions Access to knowledge Talking back to radio Radio is often considered to be a one way medium but the African Farm

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    Related topics regions Access to knowledge A mobile application to manage cattle A new mobile application iCow developed by a Kenyan farmer and targeted for cattle herding populations in Kenya is the latest example of an innovative Related topics regions Access to knowledge USAID unveils online portfolio map USAID s online interactive Portfolio Map will help users view the agencies projects around the world The map is great tool to monitor development and enhance Related topics regions Internet Sri Lanka launches multi lingual call centre A new government run hotline has been launched in Sri Lanka to provide citizens easy and quick access to all relevant information about various kinds of Related topics regions Access to knowledge 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 Children s talk show goes on air in India Choti Choti Batein a new community radio programme produced by children in eastern India provides them a platform to discuss social issues The half an hour Related topics regions Access to knowledge Mobile phones for HIV AIDS education b i Using mobile phones

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    have initiated several pro poor programmes to provide them a decent standard of living One such intervention is the e Housing project in Kerala designed to ensure transparency and efficiency in giving housing allowance to people from the scheduled castes Launched in February 2011 the web based e housing solution became fully operational in April 2011 for the timely disbursement of housing assistance to all scheduled caste beneficiaries in Kerala It offers provision for making online application processing and sanction of housing assistance also known in Malayalam Bhavna Nirmana Dhanasahayam Scheme The system was launched by the Scheduled Caste Development Department SCDO of Kerala in collaboration with the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology C DIT to ensure time bound efficient transparent and error free housing applications To date 1423 houses for the target group have been completed A total of 2000 beneficiaries have opened postal savings bank and an amount of Rs 5 crores has been disbursed through the system Prior to the project implementation the scheduled caste community faced delays in receiving disbursements from the government The procedures were complex and there was no option to track applications As a result beneficiaries had to skip several days of work and physically visit the department to request for funds at different stages of construction It was a waste of time and effort In addition there was no transparency as to how much amount was being released in their account In order to benefit this target group the government introduced a web based solution to overcome these challenges The e Housing project has completely changed the disbursement for housing constructions scenario in the department The beneficiaries feel confident as this service is extended exclusively for their needs It has sped up application processing and sanctioning of disbursements so that beneficiaries

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    D practitioners About Digital Opportunity Contact Us Spotlight News Comments Resources Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info e Housing for India s underserved communities The e Housing scheme in the Indian state of Kerala ensures hassle free and transparent disbursement of pro poor funds for the scheduled caste population Related topics regions Governance

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    they want to apply for a new national identity ID card or MyKad as the applications have exceeded the authorities production capacity due to its popularity The National Registration Department NRD revealed the popularity of MyKad an enhanced version of ID card after it had received an average of 21 000 applications daily since the introduction of the new MyKad in January Home Ministry secretary general Tan Sri Mahmood Adam said that the department had received up to 1 516 126 applications as of March 31 for the new card while the department s capacity to issue was only about 8 000 cards a day It previously took only one day for the applicants to receive the card Now nearly half a million people have to wait up to three months to get it The NRD was acquiring extra printers and appointing more staff to produce the cards We hope to settle the backlog of 419 078 cards by July he said Mahmood said it was not compulsory to change to the new MyKad as the exisiting ones were still valid and could be used to deal with government and private agencies There is no deadline to get the cards he said The enhanced MyKad is an upgrade of the existing one in terms of design and security features as it uses the latest technology to ensure a better adhesion between the printed layer and the overlay of the card It is made from durable polycarbonates and uses incision laser technology on the surface of the card with a new Sirim approved chip that had been tested in semiconductor labs It also has a ghost image of the cardholder to curb forgery It is free of charge for those who have lodged reports that they have lost their MyKad for

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    Reality Gap an IOS Press publication highlights the importance of information integration and sharing in government health programmes and services It stresses that the gap between expectations about ICTs and using them for information sharing needs to be filled Information Sharing and Public Health A Case based Look at the ICT Expectations Reality Gap Editors Theresa A Pardo J Ramón Gil García and G Brian Burke pp 180 197 Publisher IOS Press 2009 Sharing information across organisational boundaries is central to efforts to improve government operations and services However creating the capability necessary to enable information sharing across the boundaries of organisations is among the most difficult types of information technology projects Image credits Technical Jones Health information shared through mobiles New knowledge about information sharing is required in particular new understanding about how government non governmental and private sector organisations come together to share information is necessary This chapter in the book ICTs Citizens Governance After the Hype draws on the experiences of key actors in three states in the United States as they organised to create new capability to share information as part of their responses to the West Nile virus outbreaks The cases highlight the gap between expectations and reality providing opportunity to more fully understand the gaps between expectations the hype about ICTs and the reality facing government practitioners who seek to use ICTs to share information Examining the cases in terms of four contexts of information integration and sharing provides a more specific understanding about the gaps between these expectations and the reality after the hype The lessons learned in the context of public health include the central role of information sharing and the implications of resource constraints on data capture and use capability in the context of an outbreak management and surveillance effort Insight

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    by providing them training in multimedia tools web designing and software and assigned data entry works for self sufficiency Thrissur A better way to reintegrate prisoners into society post jail is perhaps inconceivable in an increasingly technology driven world Image credits P K job Express Buzz ICT centre to train over 600 prison inmates Thrissur Collector V K Baby has given shape to a novel project for rehabilitation of prisoners of the Central Prison at Viyyur through Information Communication Technology ICT The project Jeevika livelihood envisages a permanent ICT centre to train over 600 prison inmates The Collector told Express that the proposed centre would be equipped with state of the art facilities A full fledged library and a computer lab will be provided to the inmates To begin with they will be trained in MS Office tools and other DTP software the Collector said Later on more enhanced training in multimedia tools web designing and software such as auto CAD will be considered Inmates will be provided with computers books equipment stationary The idea is to help them rebuild their life and integrate them into the mainstream Baby added Master trainers will be groomed from among the prisoners themselves Jeevika aims to empower the inmates and instil confidence in them by building their capacities and honing their skills in ICT During the training they will be assigned data entry works so that they earn in the prison External trainers will be roped in initially but the master trainers will be groomed from among the prisoners themselves after some time Baby said There are over 650 inmates at present in the Viyyur jail Of them more than half have passed at least SSLC and are educationally fit for the project Jeevika is estimated to cost Rs 6 lakh It is

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    role in the recovery i b explores the challenges faced by the ICT industry during the Related topics regions ICTs Economic meltdown Reforms Ethics code for mobile users Egypt has launched a 16 point codebook to regulate the behaviour of cell phone users It advices users to refrain from using inappropriate words or photos in Related topics regions Security ICTs Reforms Improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery With public health spending to rise in the coming years there is a need to establish a robust health information system for effective delivery of health Related topics regions ICTs Health Reforms 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 ICTs India Governance Reforms Indian Government steadily going 2 0 Social networking is the latest apparatus of the Government of India to promote citizen participation in governance Various departments like the Ministry of Related topics regions Governance Reforms E petitions giving power to people The Department of Communities and Local Government UK is planning to roll out e petition systems for all councils by April 2010 The objective is to reach out Related topics regions Reforms Governance Internet China embraces paperless culture China is pushing public offices to cut down on the usage of paper and contribute towards environmental protection The idea of going paperless is part of the Related topics regions Environment Technology Reforms 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 ICTs India Power Reforms Online system to crosscheck driving licence in Nepal The new digital

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