India IT News Capsule - May 06, Issue 1

I am starting a new feature on this blog that provides India centric Information Technology News. This feature will limit itself to providing glimpses of the latest happenings in the Indian Information Technology scenario. Two factors pushed me into contemplating this India IT news capsule feature
  1. The Information and Communication Technology field in India is so rapidly changing that blogging on everything is next to impossible.
  2. The readers of India-IT Pulse have been continuously shooting mails to start a service that would report the latest news items. They want India-Information Technology Pulse to be their single stop for all India related IT news.
The current plan is to release this news capsule every time my clipboard has at least 5 interesting news items that I feel that the readers must know about. So here goes...

  • Wipro buys Quantech, the US based mechanical design services firm in an all-cash dealing worth $10 million. The move is expected to further its intent on grabbing major outsourcing work from the global automobile giants like GM, Toyota, Ford and Daimler Chrysler
  • IT Investors meet to be held in Hubli, Central Karnataka on May 20th to discuss IT ventures that can be set up in the city. Kiran Karnik, the President of NASSCOM is set to deliver the key note address.
  • Infosys all set to recruit 300 college graduates from universities in the United States this year and 25 graduates from the United Kingdom in 2007 as part of an ongoing commitment to create a diversified, global workforce.
  • Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore is hosting special summer school that aims to teach cutting edge courses like cryptography, factoring, signalling, elliptic curves, game theory, etc. Experts in these domains have been invited to deliver the lectures. The course is attracting a lot of interest among engineering student circles
  • RailTel and BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) are working on a feasibility study to offer Internet services on Indian Railways. The project is looking at BSNL's GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) system to offer the Internet service. Initial studies are being conducted on the Delhi-Mathura section.


Bit Hawk said…
Vijay, news capsule is a great idea!
Definitely helps lazy people like me ;)
Soumya said…
Great Idea.....sone pe suhaga....
Keep it up
Anonymous said…
Hi Vijay this is awsome.It will keep me uptodate about the latest IT news.Good job.