E-governance a distant dream in state

Rajasthan may be the number one state in terms of IT-enables services, but it lags behind several states, including Himachal Pradesh, in e-transactions. As per eTaal, a portal of the department of electronics and information technology, Rajasthan doesn’t figure even in the top five states in terms of e-transactions per 1,000 population. E-governance continues to…

Space department nixes Hughes plan in thumbs down to Digital India

Even as the Narendra Modi government promotes Digital India and private investments in defence production, it remains wary of non-government players in the satellite communications (satcom) sector. Recalling the Antrix-Devas imbroglio of 2010, the PM-headed department of space (DoS) is learnt to have expressed reluctance to expedite an application of the US-headquartered Hughes Network Systems…

E-governance a distant dream in state

Rajasthan may be the number one state in terms of IT-enables services, but it lags behind several states, including Himachal Pradesh, in e-transactions.

As per eTaal, a portal of the department of electronics and information technology, Rajasthan doesn’t figure even in the top five states in terms of e-transactions per 1,000 population.
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GIS tech to help identify potential areas for expanding sericulture

The Central Silk Board (CSB), under the Ministry of Textiles, has taken up a project to identify potential areas forsericulture expansion, using remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) technology. Under this project, using RS and GIS technologies, the CSB has identified land suitable for sericulture in about 108 districts spread over to 26 states. Out of this, 41 districts from 8 North-Eastern states…

Non-Aligned Movement addressing the digital Divide

Science, technology and innovation have become key factors contributing to economic growth in both advanced and developing economies. In the knowledge economy, information circulates at the international level through trade in goods and services, direct investment and technology flows, and the movement of people. Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been at the heart of…