Aakash tablet at U.N

Aakash tablet at U.N

Aakash Tab in U.N

The Security Council will display its low-cost Aakash tab at the U.N in this month.

It’s the country’s innovation implicated in the “most competitively priced” tab PC.

The U.N. Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Permanent Representative said a presentation on the tab can be held on Nov 28 at the world body’s headquarters here to which UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be invited.

Suneet Singh Tuli- Datawind CEO of Canada, that had gained the Indian govt’s tender for creating and providing the tabs, also can be present on the occasion.

On Friday news conference Mr. Puri said Aakash has been “described as the most competitively priced tablet computer by an Indian-origin entrepreneur”  outline the Council’s monthly agenda under India’s presidency. The tab would be named “frugal innovation” in UN terminology, it is a “competitively priced innovation.”

Later speaking to PTI, Mr. Puri said the Indian mission to the UN took the initiative to display the tab at the world body and other UN member reports as well as media persons can be summoned to the event.

Mr. Tuli would create a performance to the UN audience on Aakash, that was released in October last year by the Indian govt to create obtainable computing devices to students at subsidised rates.

The Indian mission purpose to give out a limited no of Aakash tabs to some member states.

Datawind had got the tender in 2010 to provide 1 lakh Aakash tabs for a cost of around 49 $ per unit. The project had run into dispute following the IIT at Rajasthan refusing the Datawind devices manufactured.

The tab PC has Android 4.0 OS, a 1 Ghz processor, capacitive touch screen, 4 hrs battery time and is anticipated to be released in India on Nov11.

Also The Indian mission can organize a cultural event at the UN on 26 Nov featuring the Shahi qawwals, who can be flying in from Ajmer for a Sufi music concert at UN on occasion of India’s presidency.

 

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