AIIMS, IIT Strike e-plans on Healthcare

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and IIT, Bhubaneswar have joined hands to develop a series of e-Health technologies that can radically alter healthcare services delivery systems in Odisha and the country. The premier institutions have set about developing an e-Clinic kiosk that can establish early health warning systems, predicting disease patterns…

Rajasthan to launch campaign to collect health data in rural areas

The Rajasthan government today announced to launch ‘Aarogya Rajasthan Abhiyan’ campaign to collect and compile health data of rural population in the state. E-health cards will be generated for people living in rural areas during the campaign which will start on August 15 and continue till December 31.  Health department employees at Gram Panchayat level will collate data and on the…

Digital India Week observed all over the country

To Inform, Educate & Engage citizens across the country, Digital India Week, from 1stJuly to 7th July, 2015 has been observed all over India. In thisweek, multiple and varied events and activities took place at all the levels. Starting from the National level event, launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister,events were conducted at State and District…

‘ISI wanted to spy on Internet’

Pakistani intelligence sought to tap worldwide Internet traffic via underwater cables that would have given the country a digital espionage capacity to rival the US, according to a report by Privacy International. The report says the country’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency hired intermediary companies to acquire domestic spying toolkits from Western and Chinese firms…

Digital India – Great Ambitions, Hurdles Galore

‘Digital India’ is arguably the most ambitious initiative of the Modi government. There are hurdles on the way, but there are also opportunities. How exactly will ‘Digital India’ roll out? Read here in the first part of an explanatory piece.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Digital India program in Delhi with much fanfare, supplemented…

Can Foxconn create one million jobs in India

In the first week of April, Terry Gou, the founder of Foxconn Technology Group, had visitors from India. A delegation led by Ram Sewak Sharma, India’s IT and electronics secretary, had called on the 64-year-old self-made electronics tycoon to pitch India as a manufacturing destination. Only in February, Foxconn had shuttered its factory that made Nokia…

Silicon Valley plans MSG-like reception for PM Modi

Indian-Americans in California have begun preparations for a grand reception similar to last year’s Madison Square Garden event for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who would be the only second Indian premier to visit the state with a trip planned in September to Silicon Valley. Representatives of Indian-American organisations held their first full-fledged preparatory meeting in…