Kerala edu sector goes e-way

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 30: In a major initiative that may revolutionise the general education sector, Kerala is all set to introduce multi-media “Digital Collaborative Textbooks” (DCT), the first of its kind in the country, in government schools. This digital textbook will comprise information contributed by persons around the globe in audio or video formats, besides the…

Is India prepared to tackle a Sony like cyber-attack?

A national cybercrime and coordination centre meant to fend off such attacks is still awaiting approval The recent data hack at Sony Pictures that has threatened a cyber-war between the US and North Korea has raised questions about the preparedness of India if faced with a similar attack. Experts are concerned that the country may not be adequately armed…

Towering obstacle before Digital India plan?

Small spectrum, fewer number of cell towers with low capacity to handle more calls and growing numbers of subscribers are some of the challenges that country’s mobile operators are facing. The International Telecommunications Union along with experts from different fields has stressed the need for all state governments working closely with service providers to ensure…

KGCA Plea to Implement e-governance in Department

E-governance should be implemented in the Public Works Department and Kerala Water Authority to make the procedures in their offices more effective, Kerala Government Contractors’ Association (KGCA) president Varghese Kannampally told a press meet here on Saturday. “Still there are some unnecessary procedures for sanctioning the work bills in these departments. The circle offices and…

India’s education sector lags in ICT infrastructure

India has one of the lowest percentage of schools with information and communications technology, according to a study by Unesco Institute of Statistics Although PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative seeks to bridge the digital divide between cities and villages, the country fares far below the world’s standard when it comes to providing Internet and ICT…