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Covid-19: As Pakistani universities moves classes online, students protest lack of internet access 29.6.2020 Scroll.in
Only 36.2% of the country’s population has internet access.
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Many students with disabilities struggling with e-education, NGOs call for more accessible approach 22.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
Many students with disabilities struggling with e-education, NGOs call for more accessible approach
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Expert committee formed to study State’s economy 22.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
Expert committee formed to study State’s economy
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No Smartphone For Online Classes May Have Pushed Bengal Student To Death 20.6.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
The digital divide may have claimed yet another life. This time at Bally, in West Bengal's Howrah district where a 16-year old school girl was found dead at her home on Thursday. The family has said...
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Kerala student’s suicide is yet another reminder of India’s digital divide 3.6.2020 Scroll.in
Devika Balakrishnan was one of millions who were left without access to online classes amid the lockdown.
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Telecommunication & Information Society Day celebrated 19.5.2020 The Assam Tribune
Telecommunication & Information Society Day celebrated
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Facebook data shows a shift in India’s urban-rural demographic post lockdown 18.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Movement to most cities has reduced and number of people in the suburbs has increased.
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Schools may go for odd-even plan 8.5.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
It could be ‘odd-even’ time for classrooms in schools post the national lockdown, which means there will be only 50% students on campus on any given day. As per the school reopening plan being considered by NCERT, social distancing and more individualistic assessment and teaching-learning will be guiding principles soon to be announced by the HRD ministry.
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World Bank Warns Of New Learning Crisis During Lockdown 7.5.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A world that was already dealing with a learning crisis, World Bank says, now has a new challenge
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Indian education can’t go online – only 8% of homes with school children have computer with net link 5.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed how rooted structural imbalances are between rural and urban, male and female, rich and poor, even in the digital world.
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Startling Digital Divides In Distance Learning Emerge: UNESCO 21.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Disparities are particularly acute in low-income countries: in sub-Saharan Africa, 89 per cent of learners do not have access to household computers and 82% lack internet access, it said.
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'Herculean task': Chicago public schools scramble to launch online classes 10.4.2020 Reuters: World News
During a typical school day at Chicago's Benito Juarez Community Academy, James Klock's high-school students can be found splicing and connecting wiring, getting the hands-on experience needed to become skilled electricians.
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Samsung Launches Digital Library For 100 Government Schools In Karnataka 27.2.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Samsung Digital Library programme was inaugurated today in the presence of S Suresh Kumar, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education of Karnataka.
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CSC, NIC play critical role in making "Digital India" 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Institutions such as Common Services Centres (CSC) and National Informatics Centres have become a vital cog in the digitisation of the country, Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. Mr Prasad said there are nearly 3.05 lakh Common Service Centres across the country serving 2.6 lakh gram panchayats. NIC is also playing a critical role in bridging the urban rural digital divide, taking Digital India to villages and reaching the unreached. He said the CSC scheme is an integral part of “Digital India” initiative of his Ministry. The CSCs are information and communications technology-enabled front end service delivery points at village level enabling delivery of government, financial, social and private sector services in the areas of agriculture, health, education, entertainment, FMCG products, banking, insurance, pension and utility payments. CSCs are managed and operated by a village-level entrepreneur. Mr Prasad said this on the sidelines of “Swachhta Hi Sewa ...
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Govt launches National Broadband Mission, to invest Rs 7 trillion by 2024 17.12.2019 DNA
Addressing the gathering after launching, Prasad said that National Broadband Mission will help in providing broadband access to all villages in the country by 2022 and its aim is to implement 50 MB per second internet in a phased manner.
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Goldman-backed CityFibre bids for TalkTalk's FibreNation: Sky News 28.8.2019 Reuters: Money News
Goldman Sachs-backed British broadband operator CityFibre has tabled a bid for rival TalkTalk's network company, FibreNation, Sky News reported on Wednesday.
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UNESCO Invites Nominations For Use Of Technology In Education Prize 21.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
UNESCO should receive the online submission form, in English or French, by October 31, 2019 at the latest.
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UK PM front-runner Johnson pledges to "end the digital divide" by 2025 17.6.2019 Reuters: World News
Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to "end the digital divide" in Britain with the rollout of full fibre broadband by 2025.
World Telecommunication Day And Information Society Day: 5 Things To Know 17.5.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
World Telecommunication Day and Information Society Day was formerly called World Telecommunications Day. In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General...
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Digital Bharat, Saksham Bharat -A Compendium on Digital India released 21.2.2019 Govt of india: PIB
  A Digital India Compendium on Digital Bharat, Saksham Bharat was released by Hon'ble Minister for Electronics &Information Technology and Law &Justice, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
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