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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce, vide Notification F. No. K-43013(12)/1/2021-SEZ, dated November 7, 2023, notified amendment to the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006, made under the authority of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005).

Around 90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women do not use the internet in low-income countries, while their male peers are twice as likely to be online, according to this new analysis by the UNICEF.

The digital divide in the access and usage of ICTs and the internet has also led to an exclusionary consequence in three sectors of utmost significance: education, health and finance.

In this report, ADB has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia and the Pacific to 4.3% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023, amid mounting challenges. Its theme chapter looks at how digital entrepreneurship spurs growth and innovation.

The WorldRiskIndex 2022 assesses the disaster risk for 193 countries. This covers all UN-recognized countries and over 99 percent of the world's population. With this year's focus on digitalization, the report highlights changes brought about by digital technologies in disaster preparedness and response, as well as associated risks.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 14th July 2022, has published the Special Economic Zones (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global economic recession. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread to every part of the world, governments released policies to restrict people`s socio-economic activities to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Information and Communication technology (ICT) can boost economic growth and at the same time can create digital divide.

A new publication on the digital gender divide in Africa warns that while COVID-19 has caused a rapid proliferation of digital tools and services, women in rural communities in Africa are being left behind by systemic and structural barriers to technology access and adoption.

This publication is the first of two to explore the findings and insights from an online global consultation, held in July 2020, exploring young Africans’ use of digital technologies in different areas in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.