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Sabyasachi Kashyap's Blog (14)

eINDIA Awards 2009: Saluting the people who went against the convention

eINDIA Awards (http://www.eindia.net.in/awards/2009/) aim to honour the distinguished professionals and institutions working in the domains of e-Agriculture, e-Governance, Digital Learning, eHealth, Telecentre, and Municipal Information Technology (IT). The eINDIA Awards aim to recognise exemplary and innovative projects which demonstrate the use and application of information and communication technology (ICT) that have… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on July 8, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Government plans an SPV for strengthening telecentres in India

The Government of India is planning to float a new company CSC e-governance Services India Ltd to provide back-end services to the huge network of 1,00,000 telecentres (common service centres), across the country that have sprung up to take IT to rural India. The company, a special purpose vehicle (SPV), being set up by the department of information technology, will be a first of sorts for the government in the IT sector where it has largely avoided venturing except for specialised bodies.… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on June 30, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP - ASIA

China to have world's first tuition-free online university





May 19, Beijing



With over 20 students registering in the first 48 hours, the world's first tuition-free, non-profit online university, University of the People(UoPeople) began enrollment this month, with a major boost from Chinese students



In fact, during the last two days, 27 students from across China registered with UoPeople, which provides higher education to anyone with a… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on May 30, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup - Asia

Corporate to strengthen telecentre services in India



19 May

New Delhi: In sync with the objectives of National E-governance services that is to make all government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets and ensure efficiency, transparency & reliability of such services at affordable costs to realize the basic needs of the common man and for that, PayWorld, one of the India’s largest e-pin distributors for… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on May 20, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup-Asia

New software for e-Governance in India



April 27



New Delhi: An Israel-based company, FTK Technologies, which offers vernacular computing solutions, such as its flagship product LooKeys, has launched its special version for e-Governance applications. The software, named LooKeys-E-Gov version, will be available in two versions: Standard without webcam and simulated hands feature and Professional with webcam and simulated hands feature. This latest version will… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on April 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Swaabhimaan 2066: Conference on Creating a Knowledge Revolution in Nepal gets underway

Over the last few years, there have been considerable progress in the Himalayan country of Nepal in making ICTs a tool to connect the rural Nepalese population. The telecentre movement in the country is also generating remarkable momentum with interventions from the government, private sectors, civil society organisations, as well as international organisations. Mission Swabhimaan is one of those initiatives to connect the rural masses through ICTs, particularly telecentres.



After… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on April 24, 2009 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Weekly News roundup - Asia

Asia to drive mobile broadband Internet access



27 March



Singapore: Broadband-service providers will see their revenue from mobile services jump to $137 billion worldwide by 2014, up 450% from 2008, as per a new report

But the number of mobile broadband users will likely outpace revenue growth as competition drives prices lower and because most of the new clients will come from less wealthy users in emerging markets, industry consulting firm Ovum… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on April 3, 2009 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup - Asia

Malaysian government announces package to improve broadband infrastructure



17 March



Petaling Jaya: Broadband got a bit of a boost from the mini-budget announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on17th March.



A total of RM5.4b out of the RM60b stimulus total has been allocated to improve the country’s broadband infrastructure.



David Wong, chairman of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on March 19, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Weekly News Round up - Asia

BSNL rolls out rural broadband kiosk



27 February 2009



Pune -Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), India's premier telecommunication company, recently rolled out its first Rural Broadband Kiosk at village Savlaj, Maharashtra, India. The project is part of the 'Wire-Line Broadband Connectivity to Rural & Remote Areas' of BSNL that aims to make information technology work to… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on March 4, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Telecentres furthering the inclusion agenda: Theme for the forthcoming issue of telecentre magazine

Telecentre magazine (www.telecentremagazine.net) is a quarterly magazine published by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies (www.csdms.in), Noida, India, in collaboration with telecentre.org. It provides in-depth review and analysis of the role of public access to technology, focusing on research findings, innovations, and current thinking and debates.



The next edition of the telecentre magazine focuses… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on February 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

telecentre magazine – the first anniversary edition is here!

Dear Readers,



The first Anniversary Edition of the telecentre magazine is out. This edition focuses on knowledge sharing, one of the most significant prerequisites to strengthen the telecentre movement across the globe. The detailed contents are listed below. You can download the complete version of the magazine at www.telecentremagazine.net



Your valuable feedbacks and… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on January 22, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

telecentre magazine - The Fourth Edition is Here!

Dear Readers,

The fourth edition of telecentre magazine is out. This edition is focusing on the capacity building needs of the telecentre managers and operators. The detailed contents are listed below. You can also download the complete pdf version of the magazine here for free: www.telecentremagazine.net



We welcome your valuable feedback and… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on October 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP - ASIA

China to have world's first tuition-free online university



May 19, Beijing -- With over 20 students registering in the first 48 hours, the world's first tuition-free, non-profit online university, University of the People(UoPeople) began enrollment this month, with a major boost from Chinese students



In fact, during the last two days, 27 students from across China registered with UoPeople, which provides higher education to anyone with a computer and Internet… Continue

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on December 1, 1999 at 1:00am — No Comments

Weekly News Roundup - Asia

Corporate to strengthen telecentre services in India

19 May
New Delhi: In sync with

Added by Sabyasachi Kashyap on December 1, 1999 at 1:00am — No Comments

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