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Bridging the digital divide
May 22, 2009 Measuring the Information Society, a new index from International Telecommunication Union captures the level of advancement of ICTs in more than 150 countries. The objective is to measure the global digital divide and provide policymakers with a useful tool to assess the information society development.
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For many girls, ICT is a boring career: study
Oct 15, 2012 In its endeavour to encourage girls to embrace technology, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched the Tech Needs Girls Prize.
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Year 2014: South Asia seeks to bridge the digital divide
Dec 31, 2014 Digital initiatives launched by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka are a stunning reminder of a vital role played by technological interventions in developing countries.
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India's public-sector broadcasting to be fully digitised
Feb 02, 2010 The ministry for information and broadcasting has announced the plan to digitise broadcasting services of Doordarshan and All India Radio. The government is also finalising FM Radio Phase III policy, so that community radio services reach people in North East, J&K, and island territories.
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National Free Software Coalition formed in India
Mar 22, 2010 The third National Free Software conference announced the formation of a national coalition, the National Free Software Movement of India. Taking forward the ideology of free knowledge, science and digital societies, delegates emphacised on the need for public debate on these issues.
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India launches world’s cheapest tablet computer
Oct 07, 2011 India has unveiled world’s cheapest touch screen tablet computer worth $35 that will provide inexpensive internet access to 10 million students living in remote areas.
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Bangladesh launches its first laptop
Oct 12, 2011 In an effort to cut the digital divide in the country, Bangladesh has unveiled its first laptop named Doel, priced at $130. In the pipeline are plans to make it available to millions of students living in remote areas.
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Indian government websites still not disabled-friendly
Jan 18, 2013 Despite India’s NIC, a premier ICT arm of the Indian government, issuing strict guidelines in 2009, to make all government websites disabled friendly, most of them are yet to comply with the stipulated norms.
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Elite views rule digital democracy: Study
Jun 21, 2011 A new study by University of Berkley reveals that opinions floating in the online social media are mostly a power play of the elite. The age of digital democracy sidelines the views of less privileged who are under-represented in these media.
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Now, doctor just a call away at India's premier hospital
Sep 05, 2014 This is the first ever facility of its kind to be started in a Government sector hospital in India.
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Intel to scale up efforts for digital literacy in India
Dec 19, 2012 Intel will continue to scale its efforts under the National Digital Literacy Mission in India, says Sandeep Aurora, Director, Marketing, Intel South Asia.
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Google India to help 50 mn women get online in one year
Nov 20, 2013 Google India will create awareness about the benefits of Internet for women and empower them through digital literacy initiative.
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A small nonprofit can be a global conversation: Heather Mansfield
Dec 27, 2012 Heather Mansfield is the owner of DIOSA Communications and author of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. A pioneer in employing social media for the nonprofit sector, Heather shares her rich experience of using the Internet for fundraising, community-building, and advocacy with Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia.
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Empowering India, digitally
Jan 03, 2013 Sandeep Aurora, Director of Marketing, Intel South Asia, in a short talk with Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia tells about the global IT firm’s initiatives for scaling up digital literacy drive in India.
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Digital divide closing, but still significant: UN agency
Oct 14, 2012 The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report says that the ICT sector has become a major contributor to economic growth in the developing countries.
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Digital tools can transform lives of unprivileged students: Adobe India MD
Jul 10, 2012 Dr Naresh Gupta, Senior Vice President, Adobe Systems and Managing Director, Adobe India, tells OneWorld South Asia, how digital media can transform the lives of underprivileged students in the developing countries.
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Budget boost for Community Radio in India
Jul 11, 2014 India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitely proposed Rs 100 cr fund for Community Radio Stations.
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Internet connections top 2 million mark in Sri Lanka
Apr 29, 2014 The number of internet connections in the country topped the 2 million mark last year.
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