Chennai Corporation gets e-governance award

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has adjudged the Chennai Corporation as the best among all the government departments when it comes to e-governance. The CII presented the award to the civic body during a seminar on Information Technology, conducted as part of the Connect 2014, on Monday. Corporation Commissioner Vikram Kapur received the award.…

Kerala to launch its first ‘digital panchayat’ soon

Pampakuda in Ernakulam district is going to be the first ‘digital panchayat’ in Kerala next month by building a database of all residents. The digital database includes the personal details of all residents, such as occupation, educational level, bank account number, Aadhaar number, blood group, phone number, the availability of drinking water among other things.…

Map: The world without the Internet

We live at the most interconnected moment in human history. From India’s rural hinterlands to the coastal metropolises of Africa, from American suburbs to East Asia’s bustling, hi-tech cities, access to the Internet dictates daily rhythms and opens doors for new opportunities. Yet, as a recent McKinsey report pointed out, the majority of the world’s population — about…