Diabetes Check

World Event Diary – 17th September 2012, Monday

Now, a bluetooth device will track blood sugar levels

With diabetes being the fifth leading cause of death in the world according to the World Health Organisation, Diabetois a new non-intrusive bluetooth hardware device has been developed in Texas. This device will facilitate the transfer of glucose readings from a regular gluco-meter into a specially developed Android app. The readings can then be analysed on different parameters and the graph can also be emailed to a doctor.

You can visit http://diabe.to/ for more information.

World stands divided on the future of net and mobile

As the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is due to be held in December in Dubai, where representatives of 193 governments will meet to vote on critical proposals that will decide how the Internet is governed from now on. The nations are divided in their views over several issues like cyber security, fraud and spam, data privacy misuse, review of Internet addresses leading to change in the global address registry and how users access websites today.

The governments will review an international treaty known as International Telecom Regulations (ITRs) from December 4 to 13. The ITRs which were last reviewed in 1988, come under the aegis of a United Nations bureaucracy — the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

(In 1988, the phone companies worldwide were government owned and the internet was not available for consumer use)

The decisions to be taken in this conference are extremely important as they will be possibly affecting more than two billion users worldwide.

Ethiopia finalizes the new leader

After the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenwai last month, the ruling party of Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPDRF), has named the acting Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn as its new chairman and leader.

The EPRDF in the country is basically a coalition of four ethnic factions — the Amharas, Oromos, Tigrayans and South Peoples’ — that has ruled Ethiopia since 1991, when Meles overthrew the military dictatorship of Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam.

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