Headlines Digest

18th Apr 2008
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  • Microfinance: SKS Microfinance is getting serious about microinsurance, by partnering with Bajaj Allianz to provide coverage to its members. Also, ACCESS Development Services will be providing intensive capacity building support to MFIs in India, and access to loans from European cjompanies. The project is partially funded by the European commission [both stories via Microcapital]
  • Healthcare: iGovernment reports that Government of India has approved Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) – one per each district, in order to expand access to health-care in rural areas. Also, Marginal Revolution highlights that estimated ratio of real doctors to fake doctors practicing medicine in Delhi – 1:1
  • Technology: Pune based company called Remote Data Exchange has developed a device called ‘Jai Kisan’, using which farmers can remotely control motor pumps using mobile phones. Its just unbelievable you can do with a mobile phone these days (even eradicate Poverty!)

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