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e-Farmer call centre launched in Uttar Pradesh 
ATNC Info-solution Company has launched an e-Farmer call centre for the rural community in western Uttar Pradesh. Supported by NABARD, State Bank of India and others, this initiative is a part of the e-Farmer technology project that the company is working on. 

ATNC, operating in the domains of Agro- & Rural- Informatics, provides complete end-to-end IT solutions for rural community addressing the need to build cost-effective, user-friendly, IT-based systems.

Digital revolution in Agriculture
US chipmaker AMD Inc has tied up with National Spot Exchange for Agricultural Produce to provide the latter its Personal Internet Communicators to help connect over 7,500 agricultural produce marketing committees.

This tie-up will offer an affordable computing solution, including broadband connectivity and pre-installed software to farmers, sellers, traders and buyers in the nationwide agricultural supply chain.


Online coaching zooming into Indian tutorial market
Tutorial centres are now going online as education-service providers such as Career Launcher, Triumphant Institute of Management Education (TIME), Educomp Solutions and Tutor Vista get ready to tap this market.

With broadband services getting cheaper and students turning tech savvy, online tutoring is fast turning mainstream, giving the friendly-neighbourhood coaching centres a run for their students. In order to popularise the concept, while institutes such as Career Launcher are collaborating with broadband service providers to expand their reach, others such as the Hyderabad-based TIME institute is going in for direct tie-ups with 800 engineering colleges in the SEC B and C towns to provide coaching for entrance exams such as CAT and GRE.

10,000 Nigerians to benefit from IT programme
Poised to eradicate IT illiteracy in Nigeria, over 10,000 Nigerians are to benefit from NIIT computer training programme in all its centres spread across the country.

This number is in addition to over 130,000 Nigerians from all walks of life who have enjoyed such opportunities. Nigeria is joining other countries to train over 500,000 people, which is in continuation of the mission set out by NIIT of bringing people and computers together successfully.

Educomp targets 5 lakh students, extends to all Indian Languages
Educomp Solutions Ltd, a technology enabled education solution provider, is planning to expand its 'Smart

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