Efforts by the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU), under the Department of Water Resources, to make Kerala a water-friendly society have entered the virtual world.

In one half of a PLOS Medicine Debate, Simon Chapman lays out a case for a smoker's license designed to limit access to tobacco products and encourage cessation.


High-speed affordable broadband connectivity to the Internet is essential to modern society, offering widely recognized economic and social benefits. The Broadband Commission for Digital Development promotes the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies for all, so everyone can take advantage of the benefits offered by broadband.

For the first time, social media giant Facebook has disclosed its annual carbon emissions and energy consumption.

Physical inactivity accounts for more than 3 million deaths per year, most from non-communicable diseases in low-income and middle-income countries. We used reviews of physical activity interventions and a simulation model to examine how megatrends in information and communication technology and transportation directly and indirectly affect levels of physical activity across countries of low, middle, and high income.

The first Virtual Proteomics Lab of India has been developed at the IIT Bombay as a part of the "Sakshat" Lab Project, established to develop openly accessible, high-quality educational materials on science and technology.

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The debate over the "Intermediaries Guidelines" as part of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in Parliament brought focus to the issue of censorship and lack of accountability of governing bodies vis-à-vis the internet in the country. This cannot be divorced from the larger questions related to the threats to freedom of expression from both the state and various societal actors today.

A mobile- and internet-based initiative, to be launched in Bangalore before being taken to other cities, will try and tap the potential of such new-age communication tools to create civic change.

Response to the position paper on the introduction of Wi-Fi & Cellular systems to schools in Israel.