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Banjari village of Katnidistrict of Madhya Pradesh becomes an integral part of digital map of country

In Madhya Pradesh, the Banjari village of Katni district has become an integral part of the digital map of the country. It is the first village in the state to be associated with the Prime Minister’s ambitious project – Digital India. In line with Digital India campaign, the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ..

ICRIER to develop Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories

The Department of Telecom (DoT) and the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) signed a MoU to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI) for Indian States and Union Territories (UT). The first estimate will be made in 2019 and subsequently every year until 2022. This index will appraise the condition of the ..

Utkarsh Bangla of West Bengal government wins 2019 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) award in Capacity Building category

The ‘Utkarsh Bangla’ scheme of the West Bengal government has won the prestigious 2019 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) award of the United Nations. The scheme aims to create a pool of skilled candidates industry ready. Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories from all over the world, Utkarsh Bangla emerged No 1 ..

Two schemes of West Bengal won WSIS awards

Two schemes of the West Bengal government- Utkarsh Bangla and Sabooj Sathi have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards of the United Nations for skill development and distribution of bicycles to students . The announcement was made by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Utkarsh Bangla Scheme is to give vocational training ..

Sabooj Sathi project of West Bengal gets UN-backed WSIS Prize 2019

Two schemes of the West Bengal government for skill development and distribution of bi-cycles to students have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS-2019) awards under the aegis of the United Nations in Geneva. The schemes are “Utkarsh Bangla” and “Sabooj Sathi”. Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories, Utkarsh Bangla got ..

India ranked 47th in Inclusive Internet Index

India has been ranked 47th out of 100 countries in the Inclusive Internet Index (3i) 2019, which is prepared by the ‘Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Facebook. The list is topped by Sweden, followed by Singapore and the US. As per index, there are demonstrable benefits from comprehensive female e-inclusion policies, digital skills programmes and ..

India elected as a member of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council

India has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for another four-year term from 2019 to 2022. The elections to the Council were held during the ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 at Dubai. India secured 165 votes and ranked third among the 13 countries elected to the council from the ..

Rajasthan government signs MoU with Microsoft to provide free digital training to students

The Rajasthan government has signed a MoU with Microsoft to provide free digital training to 9,500 students of 50 government colleges in a year. It will also train 500 faculty members. The objective of this pact is to develop technical education at government colleges, capacity building, increasing digital literacy and improving digital education in Rajasthan. ..