Published on June 24th, 2013 | by admin0
India’s villages to get connected, to revolutionize e-governance, Tihar inmates donate Rs. 10 lakh for flood victims, ‘Defeat economic offenders, New satellites could transform internet and more !!!
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India’s villages to get connected, to revolutionise e-governance : India is set to take a giant leap in connectivity as work begins soon on a grand, Rs.20,000-crore ($3.3 billion) project to link its 250,000 village councils with high-speed data cables to take e-governance to the grassroots and facilitate e-services in fields ranging from education to entertainment in this subcontinental nation.”We have completed 70 percent of the groundwork,” said N. Ravi Shanker, chairman and managing director of Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL), set up by the government to execute this project, referring to the preliminary work in terms of hardware assessment and surveys. Read More
Tihar inmates donate Rs. 10 lakh for flood victims: Inmates of Tihar jail on Monday chipped in with Rs. 10 lakh towards aid for the victims of the Uttarakhand floods. The most generous donors were inmates of jail no. 2 — where those serving life sentences are lodged — who pooled an amount of Rs. 3.5 lakh, Tihar Law Officer Sunil Gupta said. Director General of Prisons Vimla Mehra handed over a cheque for Rs. 10 lakh to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The Chief Minister lauded the prisoners’ gesture. Mr. Gupta said the inmates had made the contribution from what they earned by working in various projects of the jail
‘Defeat economic offenders’:It is fancy to speak about high profile offenders,but not when one is sailing in the same boat, of course for other reasons though. Supreme court had observed that economic offences are worse than murder. But some are better giving lectures,rather than advising their own associates in such crime. While asserting that the Congress is bound to retain power in 2014, Union Minister for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi on Sunday said some Opposition leaders were carrying out “a malicious campaign” against the ruling party through their television channel and newspaper in spite of the trouble in which they landed themselves by committing economic offences. Read More
‘Kept Hanging From Kedarnath Temple Bell For 9 Hours In Water’: For 36-year-old Tehri resident Vijender Singh Negi, hanging from the Kedarnath temple bell while standing over floating corpses in neck-deep water for nine straight hours, proved a life saviour. Negi’s brother-in-law Ganga Singh Bhandari, a Delhi-based travel operator, said seeing him return alive was nothing short of a miracle. “He stood hanging from the temple bell from 7 am to 4 pm, the day after the disaster struck. He stood on corpses to balance himself. His clothes had been torn to pieces by the water’s fury but he somehow withstood the force hoping to come out alive,” Bhandari said. Bhandari’s hotel located right beside the Kedarnath Temple got washed away in the torrent in front of Negi’s eyes, even as he jumped out of the building. Read More
New satellites could transform internet: O3b will put a series of satellites above the Earth to provide communications to those parts of the world that have poor fibre optic infrastructure.
With backing from blue chip companies such as Google, O3b believes its novel system can change the broadband experience for millions of people. Read More