ICT Current Affairs - 2019

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UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize awarded to Vashkar Bhattacharjee and  Tencent

Bangladeshi disabilities’ advocate Vashkar Bhattacharjee and Chinese private sector ICT enterprise, Tencent (China) were awarded UNESCO/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. They were awarded for there outstanding contribution to empowerment of persons with disabilities through application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to access information Read More…

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ITI Limited partners with startups to boost manufacturing of ICT, IoT and Defence Technology

State-owned ITI Limited has signed agreements with leading startups and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) covering manufacturing of wide range of ICT-IOT (Information and communications technology- Internet of Things) based solutions. The agreements were signed on the sidelines of the first edition of ITI’s two-day ‘ICT & IoT Startup Tech Expo’ in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Key Facts Read More…

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International Conference on ICT to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal

International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will be held in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal from June 17-18, 2018. The Theme of two day conference is “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society”. Key Facts The conference is organised by Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN). It aims to bring government and private sector Read More…

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MeitY launches first NIC-CERT to prevent, predict cyberattacks on government utilities

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched first NIC-CERT, a setup of National Informatics Centre (NIC) to prevent and predict cyber-attacks on government utilities. It was launched by Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi as part of Digital India Initiative. NIC-CERT Read More…

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India ranks 138 in 2016 ICT Development Index

India has been ranked 138th in the 2016 ICT Development Index out of a total of 175 countries. In 2015, India ranked 135th position. The index was released as part of the annual Measuring the Information Society Report for 2016 of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). What is ICT Development Index (IDI)? The ICT Development Read More…

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International Forum on adopting ICT Perspective to Education and Learning begins in New Delhi

The International Forum on adopting ICT Perspective to Education and Learning has begun in New Delhi. It will be held from 31th October to 4th November 2016. It has been organised by the International Bureau of Education (IBE), UNESCO in partnership with Google and the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. Key Facts The forum targets Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and South Africa in field of ICT Technologies

The Union Cabinet has apprised of the MoU between India and South Africa for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The MoU was signed between both countries in July 2016 during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 5 African nations in July 2016. Key Facts The MoU Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology

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