Wednesday, July 30, 2008
LAPTOP AT Rs. 400
India is developing a laptop to be sold at $10, that will target higher education applications.Research on the new low-cost laptop is being carried out at the Indian Institute of Science ,Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. government is planning to use information and communications technology (ICT) to strengthen its current programs for distance learning by making them accessible online. The government also plans to make available free bandwidth for education purposes to every Indian. It plans to use this bandwidth to build a "knowledge network" between and within institutions of higher learning in the country.India's Internet penetration is currently very low. The country had 4.38 million broadband subscribers at the end of June for a population of over 1.13 billion.