information and communication technology

National Policy on IT approved


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology 2012, which envisages the growth of the IT market to $300 billion and creation of another 10 million jobs ... Read more...

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‘Digital Super Highway’ launched for panchayats in Kerala


September 21st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Technology-driven governance got a major boost in Kerala with a 'Digital Super Highway', enabling unlimited data sharing between panchayats in a secure mode, becoming a reality ... Read more...

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India pledges $10 mn for Palestine


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pitching for durable peace in the West Asia and Gulf region, India Tuesday said it will continue to work for full membership of the ... Read more...

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Individuals, groups working to empower the disabled awarded


August 14th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Individuals and organisations working towards accessibility and ensuring a life of equality and dignity for the disabled were awarded here Tuesday.Mphasis Universal Design awards were ... Read more...

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IIT Bombay starts training 10,000 teachers


June 25th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) The training programme for 10,000 teachers was inaugurated Monday by Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.Under the 'Talk to a ... Read more...

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Telecom facilities to be raised in northeast to spur growth


June 18th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) The central government has decided to upgrade telecommunications facilities in insurgency-hit and border areas in India's northeastern states with a focus on all-round economic development of ... Read more...

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‘India should take on Chinese investment blitzkrieg in Africa’


June 5th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) India needs to pull up its socks in the race with China for investments in the resource-rich African continent, a former Ugandan diplomat said Tuesday.Speaking during ... Read more...

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Northeast’s fourth software technology park in Mizoram


May 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 6 (IANS) The central government, in association with the Mizoram government, will set up a software technology park in Mizoram to boost IT in northeast India and software ... Read more...

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‘Bengal could attract Rs.10 bn IT investment in 18 months’


April 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) West Bengal could attract around Rs.10 billion investment in the Information Technology (IT) sector in the next one-and-half years, Computer Association of Eastern India said Monday."Definitely, ... Read more...

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First Sino-US joint university to start


March 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-US joint higher education institute, will start to admit undergraduate students next year.The first 300 undergraduates will study at East ... Read more...

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BRICS targets $500 bn intra-group trade by 2015


March 28th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The group of five emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) - Wednesday targeted almost doubling intra-group trade to $500 billion ... Read more...

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Saudi youth visit Indian satellite centre


March 26th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, led by the kingdom's Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah visited the satellite centre of the state-run ... Read more...

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India asks Zimbabwe to ratify investment treaty


March 20th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India Tuesday asked Zimbabwe to ratify their Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement that was signed in 1999.During a meeting with Zimbabwean Vice President Joice ... Read more...

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IGNOU gets $9.5 mn Japanese aid


March 15th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has received a $9.5 million (Rs.47 crore) grant from the Japanese government, a statement said Thursday.This is the ... Read more...

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India, Italy agree to ease business visa norms


February 28th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India and Italy Tuesday agreed to liberalise business visa norms in a bid to boost bilateral trade and investments.Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma discussed ... Read more...

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Virtual labs launched to aid specialised studies


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To provide easily accessible and high-quality science and engineering education through information and communication tools, the human resource development ministry Thursday launched a series of ... Read more...

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Thai government welcomes Twitter censorship announcement


January 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The Thai government on Monday welcomed an announcement from the social networking website Twitter that it will start censoring controversial content on a country-specific level, local media reported.Jeerawan ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM in India from Thursday


January 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain/New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar will be in India on a 10-day state visit beginning Thursday, during which she ... Read more...

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US concerned over internet curbs, sidesteps India move


December 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) Sidestepping a direct comment on an Indian government move for a code of conduct for social media, the US has said it's concerned about any effort ... Read more...

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Connect 2011 to start in Chennai Dec 20


November 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) The 11th edition of Connect 2011, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) event of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be held here from Dec ... Read more...

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EU wants close ties with India’s IT sector


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 22 (IANS) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, will embark on a three-day visit to India Wednesday to boost cooperation in the information and communication ... Read more...

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Goa Church, business chamber to help school dropouts


November 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Goa Church and a business chamber are coming together in a unique initiative to harness the talent of school and college dropouts.Speaking to reporters in ... Read more...

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56 Sharjah varsity students to get sponsorship


November 14th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 14 (IANS/WAM) The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a contract with Sharjah University to sponsor the education of 56 students specialising ... Read more...

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ICT potential in universities to be enhanced


November 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The potential of information and communication technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning processes in universities and research institutions will be enhanced with the ... Read more...

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Kalam call for material convergence through ICT, nano


October 19th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) The Indian knowledge industry should integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and nano technology for achieving material convergence using silicon electronics and photonics, former president A.P.J. ... Read more...

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India’s premier ICT event unveiled in tech hub


October 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India's premier information and communication technology (ICT) event began in this tech hub Tuesday, with a focus on innovation and research and development (R&D;) to drive ... Read more...

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IGNOU to launch centre for disabled


October 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon establish the first resource centre for the disabled to provide them exclusive skill development courses.The varsity's ... Read more...

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IGNOU signs pact with Chinese varsity


October 5th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed a pact with Honghe University in China to establish through distance education a collaborative network in ... Read more...

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Huawei launches enterprise business unit in India


September 28th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) China-based telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei Wednesday launched its enterprise business unit to provide business solutions in India. The unit will employ 400 people by the ... Read more...

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Northeast needs more government initiatives: Tripura chief minister


September 24th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday asked the centre not to apply all-India models, norms and systems in geographically-isolated northeast region which, according to him, needs ... Read more...

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IGNOU to offer electronics, IT courses


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Thursday said it will offer diploma and degree programmes in advanced information and communication technology and electronics. The ... Read more...

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India’s spending on green IT to double by 2015, says report


September 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India's spending on green IT and sustainability initiatives will double from $35 billion currently to $70 billion in 2015 as the have found their way ... Read more...

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India offers vast opportunities to US business: Envoy


September 17th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) India's Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, has asked the US and Indian businesses to forge stronger ties taking a long term view of the vast ... Read more...

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IGNOU trains teachers to develop online courses


August 13th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) organised a workshop training teachers from varsities across the country in developing online courses."How to create/develop online ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa asks PM for Rs.10,200 cr for free laptops


June 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday asked the central government for a special grant of Rs.10,200 crore to implement her party's poll promise of ... Read more...

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