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India Digital India Needs to Go Local
Digital infrastructure may not be of much help in addressing governance and development concerns unless it is integrated into the wider structural and institutional reforms. Digital India is the flavour of the season, and not without any reason.
China China Takes Big Step in Pricing Reform
A list of items that have their prices set by the government has been reduced by almost half, according to a statement released after a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Previously, price controls were levied on 13 categories. This has been slashed to 7, including natural gas, electricity, water supply for irrigation works and postal services. The total number of items subject to price restrictions has dropped markedly from nearly 100 to 20. ...
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan’s Pension System Can Face Serious Problems
Azerbaijan’s pension system can face a lack of financing in the future, Elman Mehdiyev, head of the State Social Protection Fund of Azerbaijan told reporters. He made the remarks during the regional seminar of the International Actuarial Association in Baku. “The studies show that although Azerbaijan’s pension and insurance system stands out with its financial sustainability, we can face serious financial problems, if we don’t deepen the insurance principles in the future,” he said.
India India: Startups Have an Important Role in ‘Digital India’
Digital age has created a fertile new environment for Startups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an event in San Jose, California. Modi emphasised that Startups will have an important role in achieving the NDA Government’s ambitious Digital India vision. “From creating infrastructure to providing services, from manufacture of products to human resource development, from supporting governments to enabling citizens and promoting digital literacy, Digital India is a vast cyber world of oppo ...
India India: Govt Monitoring Efforts to Address Call Drops
The Central Government is monitoring all efforts to address the issue of call drops on a weekly to 10 days basis with all the telecom operators. “In the entire country a special audit was done to adjudge their performance. Out of 34,600 cells operating poorly, about 16,962 cells have improved and the rest are in progress,” Ministry of Communications & Information Technology said in an official statement.
India India: Boost for Digital India, Make in India - Qualcomm to Invest $150 Million in Startups
US-based chip maker Qualcomm announced that it will invest USD 150 million (Rs 9.8 billion) for Indian startups. The investment will be through a venture fund to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India and Make in India initiatives. The sectors of investment vary across the mobile ecosystem, including hardware, software platforms, e-commerce, healthcare, location-based services and retail technology.
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: Internet TV Introduced
What do we usually do upon arriving at home after long, dull workday? How did we used to spend our free time?
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Supports Sustainable Development Goals – FM
Uzbekistan supports the goals of the sustainable development program of the United Nations, designed for 2016-2030, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov said in his speech at the session of the UN General Assembly in New York. Kamilov said that Uzbekistan, which was once the one of the most backward republics in terms of potential and poverty with unilaterally developed economy, has become a stable and steadily developing country with a modern diversified economy, provi ...
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Government Reveals Economic Forecasts for 2016-2019
The Azerbaijani government expects the economic growth of the country to hold steady at 1.8 percent in 2016, according to a draft concept of socio-economic development for 2016 and the next three years, which was presented to the Azerbaijani Parliament as part of the budget package. The real GDP growth rate is expected to increase by 2.6 percent in 2017, 3.6 percent in 2018, and 5 percent in 2019.
India India: MSME Ministry to Ease Norms for Doing Business
The Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) plans to introduce a single page registration form and do away with the ‘prior experience’ clause under the Compulsory Public Procurement Order for the sector. Moreover, a hike in investment limits has been proposed in plant and machinery. Dr. Anup K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of MSME said, “The investment limits in plant and machinery for the micro enterprises is proposed to be raised to Rs 50 lakh, of small enterprise to Rs 10 crore ...
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