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India shows interest in Google’s balloon project to bridge digital divide
Related to country: India


Project Loon will allow Internet access to remote locations with the help of specialized antennas,

Author: Yogendra Kalavalapalli

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"Hyderabad: India is among the countries interested in Google Inc.’s balloon project, a network of high-altitude balloons that enable Internet access to remote areas yet to be penetrated by the global network.

Project Loon, as Google calls it, will allow Internet access to remote locations with the help of specialized antennas, and could help bridge the Internet divide across the globe, and in developing countries like India where Internet access is dismal. About two-thirds of the world population doesn’t have access to the Internet."

Source: Livemint and the Wall Street Journal
India shows interest in Google’s balloon project to bridge digital divide

 


February 15, 2014 | 4:04 PM Comments  {num} comments



India to Triple Number of Farmers Using Mobile Phones to Get Weather and Market Data
Related to country: India


"As Monsoon Severity Increases, Mobile Phone Expansion Opens Potential
US$10 Billion Value for Smallholder Farmers
"

Excerpt:"India’s innovative program is one of many successful examples of a climate information system that could potentially be tested and scaled up in other countries, including those in sub-Saharan Africa."

 

Source: India to Triple Number of Farmers Using Mobile Phones to Get Weather and Market Data
 

CGIAR, April 16, 2012

"The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of the CGIAR and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS brings together the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and tradeoffs between climate change, agriculture and food security. For more information, visit www.ccafs.cgiar.org."


February 15, 2014 | 12:16 AM Comments  {num} comments



Data scientists: Next big opportunity for India
Related to country: India


Data scientists: Next big opportunity for India

Pradeep Thakur, TNN Nov 19, 2012, 07.09PM IST
 
"SINGAPORE: After the success of India's software and BPO industry, the next big thing is likely to be Big Data where US multinationals are looking at the Indian market, with business proposition worth $150 million to be created in the next few years.

Big Data is all about information you have internally or drawn from external sources such as internet, and combining and analysing them to get valuable insights. Corporations and governments globally are using Big Data to create new business opportunities and using such analysis to provide effective governance and appropriate deployment of available resources."

Read the full article in the Times of India at:

Data scientists: Next big opportunity for India

 

 


November 25, 2012 | 1:22 AM Comments  {num} comments

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Digital Green uses social networking to improve farming knowledge
Related to country: India


"Digital Green has produced a service it calls a "Pop Idol for farmers" that can effectively help train farmers in developing countries.

Farmers in India, Ghana and Ethiopia have been trained to record short eight- to ten-minute videos of themselves working on their farms. Those videos are taken and shown to other farmers in other villages, exposing them to new agricultural knowledge that could help improve their lives. Even better, data collected by the project has been used to create Farmerbook, an online social network to keep track of which projects have been effective and which haven't, saving money for NGOs."

Read the full article in wired.co.uk at

"Digital Green uses social networking to improve farming knowledge"

 


November 18, 2012 | 1:53 PM Comments  {num} comments



Geographic info system initiated in 20 villages
Related to country: India


"PUNE: The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Pune, has undertaken the participatory three-dimensional modelling (P3DM) in its climate change adaptation programme in 20 villages in the state. The P3DM is a participatory

geographic information system that can convey indigenous experience and spatial knowledge in a digital form that is communicable to researchers and policymakers."

Read the full article at:

Geographic info system initiated in 20 villages


November 18, 2012 | 1:37 PM Comments  {num} comments

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