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Vodafone Mobile for Good Awards 2015 nominations are open till July 30, 2015

New Delhi, 22 July. Vodafone Mobile for Good is A platform to recognize and support mobile innovations addressing social issues in India. The applications / nominations for 2015 edition of the awards program ca be submitted till July 30, 2015.

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The biggest ever aution of spectrum for mobile services starts in India

March 04, 2015. The auction of 2G and 3G spectrum to telecom operators in India is being initiated by Indian government. This is expected to be the largest spectrum auction so far and fetch the government of India close to INR 80,000 crore ( 1 crore = 10 million)

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Smart Republic 2015 was hosted in Delhi on January 27-28, 2015

The national conference, organized jointly by The Society for Promotion of e-Governance (SPeG), National Institute for Smart Government and Indian institute of Public Administration saw participation from key ministries of Government of India and senior practitioners from The World Bank.

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Mobile devices fast becoming the default identity devices for governments world over

The mobile devices, with their characteristics are fast becoming the default identity devices because of the stringent KYC norms followed by the telecom operators while issuing the devices.

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Himmat, the mobile government application for women protection to be launched in Jharkhand

The application for women protection was first launched in Delhi by Delhi police. In the first phase, the application is available of Android platform.

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Mobile government goes to next level with announcement of Mobile Application Contest by Indian Prime Minister's MyGov initiative

March 03, 2015, India. We had predicted this in all the editorials since 2006 have that mobiles will become the de facto devices for delivery of public services. The recent initiative by Indian Prime Minsiter Mr. Narendra Modi's MyGov platform is now ready to engage citizens for co-creation of new citizen engagement mobile applications.

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R. Chandrashekhar gets additional charge of Department of Telecommunications

R Chandrashekhar, secretary, Department of Information and Technology (DIT), has been given the additional charge of Department of Telecommunication (DoT) effective from 9th September.He takes over from PJ Thomas, who has been appointed as the 14th Central Vigilance Commissioner.

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World Food Program launches mobile phone pilot project to distribute foos aid to Iraqi refugees

Iraqi refugees in Syria will this week start receive U.N. text messages they can redeem for fresh food in local shops, the World Food Programme announced recently.

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Smartphone sales to outstrip notebook - Gartner

Personal computer (PC) vendors are eyeing up the booming smartphone market to offset a slump in computer sales, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide smartphone sales will grow by 29 per cent year-over-year to reach 180 million units in 2009, overtaking notebooks in total unit terms.

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Official 3G and BWA spectrum auction in India to begin from January 14,2010

The official document titled " Auction of 3G and BWA Spectrum - Revised Information Memorandum" dated October 23,2009 is now available on the Department of Telecommunications website.

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IDB launches initiative to promote mobile phone based services in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently launched a program to foster the development of mobile services for people at the base of the socio-economic pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to address poverty problems in sectors such as health, education, social protection, employment and business.

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Income Tax Department of India launches SMS based services for Challan status enquiry

Tax Information Network (TIN) hosted by National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) on behalf of Income Tax Department (ITD) gives you a facility to verify whether the banks have correctly uploaded the details of your tax deposit to ITD through SMS.

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Using Cellphones to limit Pandemic spread - Exploratory pilot launched in Japan

A subsidiary of Softbank Corp., a major Japanese Internet and cellular provider, has proposed a system that uses phones to limit pandemics.

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Open Mobile Consortium Launched to accelerate the application developments on mobile phones

The Open Mobile Consortium today ( May 26,2009), launched its global development community to help organizations working towards social good to better collaborate and share mobile phone-based technologies.

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Mobile Government services launched in Bahrain

Bahrain's e-Government services can now be accessed through mobile phones and service centres being launched across the country.The mobile portal and common service centres (CSCs) are the latest channels being used to provide government services to the public.

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UK government considers monitoring all web usage to track criminals

New measures to maintain the capability of public authorities to obtain access to communications data were announced by the Home Office yesterday (April 27,2009). The existing capability is declining in the face of rapid technological changes in the communications industry.

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Mobile Government to get a boost with W3C draft on " Mobile web best practices" recommends guidelines for design and delivery of web applications on mobile devices

This document sets out a series of recommendations designed to facilitate development and delivery of Web applications on mobile devices. The recommendations are offered to creators, maintainers and operators of mobile Web sites.

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Global dialogue on services delivery and eID to be organized by e-Development thematic group of The World Bank

The global dialogue titled " Service Delivery and electronic Identification " scheduled from 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm on India Time on May 7,2009 is expected to have participation from South Asian countries to discuss how National ID card and other eIDs can help improving the services delivery to citizens.

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Indian government approves Nokia's joint venture with HCL Inforsystems Limited

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board has approved Nokia's proposal to invest and own a 51% stake in the venture with HCL Infosystems Limited, the Indian government said in a statement Monday (27 April). Foreign investments in India need the board's approval.

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Global Mobile Transformation Initiative

A series of global dialogues and face to face interactions lead by e-Development Thematic Group in association with multiple regional and country partners. mGovworld has been one of the partners for these global dialogues.

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