News Roundup: Maharashtra govt collaborates with CDAC to enhance e-governance initiative

Maharashtra govt collaborates with CDAC to enhance e-governance initiative

In order to provide a fillip to its e-governance initiative, the Maharashtra government has announced to set up a Centre of Excellence for Marathi in Pune with collaboration of city based based Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC).

The proposed Centre will assist the Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) of the state government in international consortia and other standardization bodies so that Marathi language gets its “rightful place” in national and international scenario. The Centre will evolve guidelines for creation of knowledge repository of various resources available in Marathi such as dictionaries, e-books, audio and interactive books and assist DIT in development of Marathi lexicons and standardised dictionaries and terminologies that can be used for e-governance applications.

Shareaholic raises USD 3 million from Kepha Partners & existing investors

Boston and New Delhi-based Shareaholic, Inc., which runs the content sharing site that enables users to share content across various social networking sites has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Kepha Partners and its existing investors like General Catalyst Partners, NextView Ventures, 500Startups, Boston Seed including angels participated in the round.

The company was founded by Meattle, a US-based entrepreneur of Indian origin, in 2008 and it claims to reach to over 300 million users across the globe through web browser extensions, open platform APIs, and networks of content publishers. Currently, Shareaholic employs 10 people across engineering, product and marketing divisions, with 2 employees from India.

Hiring up by 9 percent in mobile & internet sector on Naukri

According to Naukri‘s Job Speak Index, an indicator of job listings on its portal, the hiring activity in the Media sector has increased by 9% in June 2012, when compared to May 2012, and by 19% compared to June 2011. In Media/Entertainment segment, Mumbai was the leading location, followed by Delhi-NCR and Bangalore.

The Naukri Job Speak index for the sector pegged around 944 for June 2012, a 9% increase from 861 last month. Apart from media sector, there was an 8% month on month increase, in demand for IT/Telecom jobs in June 2012. According to index, there was a 17% increase in demand from April to May 2012, and 3% from March to April 2012. In IT/Telecom segment, Bangalore was the leading location, followed by Delhi-NCR and Mumbai.