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International Girls in ICT Day

The ITU recently organised the International Girls in ICT Day on April 23rd to empower girls to enter into the ICT sector and it hosted an online dialogue ‘Girls in ICT: Inspiring the Next Generation’. About the Day The International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative of ITU that is observed on the 4th ..

ITU launches ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’

A specialised agency of the United Nations- International Telecommunication Union (ITU) launched ‘The Global Network Resiliency Platform’. The platform aims to ensure availability of telecommunication services during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The new platform will assist governments and the private sector by ensuring that the networks are kept strong and telecommunication services are made available ..

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 ..

UAE to host world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit

The world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in UAE from April 30 to 1st May, 2019. The aim of the inaugural ‘AI Everything (AIE)’ is to empower global dialogue on the future of government, business and society. The two-day event will bring together world leaders to ..

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 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 ..

2018 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)

The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed every year on May 17 to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. The day marks the anniversary ..