Remembering The Man Who Invented Pocket TV, Smart Watch- Clive Sinclair
The demise of a pioneer in British technology has us remembering him. Here are 9 facts about Clive Sinclair, a man much ahead of his time.
Time To Thank The Man Who Made Video Call Possible!
It’s a Sunday but you can’t get out. There’s a government-induced curfew in your area and you are bound to stay indoors. What do you do?
These IIT-Kanpur Professors Are Extending Hands Of Good-Will!
The dawn of technology and intellect has given birth to a number of inventions. This is also one such marvel!
IIT-Delhi Alumni Convert Agro Waste Into Pulp
Delhi‘s air quality has been deteriorating since October. And has reached the ‘very poor’ level for the first time, this season, according to a report in the National Herald. One of the biggest contributors to pollution levels is stubble burning, a post-harvest custom in Punjab and Haryana villages. A team from IIT- Delhi has invented a machine for agro waste management. ENDING A CUSTOM: Agro Waste Management IIT-Delhi alumnus, Ankur Kumar, told The Better India, the main cause for burning crop stubble, especially paddy straw, is because it does not have a market. It has no use unlike other agro-residue […]
Pune Kids Develop Roadeo, The Traffic Robot, For Pune Roads
You will not know these kids. Aadi, Parth, Rachit, Shourya, Shruten, and Vinayak, Pune kids, who have developed a traffic robot called “Roadeo”. And identifying the importance of traffic rules in our daily life, Pune Traffic Police Roadeo has commissioned Roadeo to help with their traffic chaos. So, from January 15 this robot will be a huge help to control the chaos that people involve themselves in, while on Pune roads. The story behind Roadeo This project is the brainchild of SP Robotics Maker Lab, a lab that trains people on Robotics and encourages them to make robots themselves. These boys took all […]
THE GIRL REUSING FLORAL WASTE PRODUCTIVELY
India is a land of diverse cultures and festivals. There are over fifty festivals, none of which are complete without floral decorations. Flowers also play a big role in wedding decorations. Did you know? Statistics reveal, flowers form one third of India’s annual solid waste, with around 2 million tonnes of waste flowers discarded every day. The waste flowers are mainly discarded in water bodies. The dumping creates pollution because it triggers the growth of algae in water, often suffocating aquatic creatures. A solution blooms Parimala Shivaprasad, a 26-year-old Chemical Engineer, has a solution. She is currently pursuing her PhD […]
IIT Scientist Deciphers The Zika Virus
The Zika virus is a global threat with scientists in a race to find an antivirus. IIT scientist, Dr. Rajanish Giri, is researching a cure for this ailment that could potentially save millions of lives. METHOD OF RESEARCH Pregnant women infected by the Zika Virus is the cause of fetal deformities in unborn children. Scientists have been searching for a cure. Dr. Giri identified crucial aspects of the Zika Virus protein, that benefits research of the viral pathogenesis at a molecular level. He used computational research and biophysical studies to decipher the structure and action of the Zika Virus and […]
Un Recognizes Sikkim As The First 100 % Organic State
PM Narendra Modi declared Sikkim as India’s first fully organic state in 2016. And now, the UN has confirmed that Sikkim is world’s first 100% organic state. Sikkim beat 51 nominees from 25 countries to win this prestigious award. RECOGNITION BY UN Sikkim’s formal felicitation was held in Rome, at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The Future Policy Award is presented for the best laws and policies promoting agro-ecology. Sikkim Chief Minister Kumar Chamling, Sikkim Democratic Front MP Prem Das Rai, and Indian Ambassador Reenat Sandhu accepted the 2018 award, on behalf of the state. PRAISES FOR SIKKIM The desire […]
Hundred Rural Women Become Digital Ambassadors
L & T Financial Services (LTFS) launched ‘Digital Sakhi’ in collaboration with Action for Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra (AFARM). The program was launched in 2017, to improve women’s financial decision-making capability instead of being viewed only as income generators. Handing the baton to women Digital Sakhi’, a financial literacy programme, is the result of a collaboration between a non-banking financial company and an NGO. Their goal was to promote the development of socially and economically marginalized rural communities. Keeping in mind the fifth sustainable development goal, LTFS designed the programme to achieve gender equality and empower women and […]
Blind Hyderabad Boy Has A Vision For The Future
Impaired vision is difficult and more so when it is snatched from you at the young age of ten. However, Hyderabad’s Eshwar Rao Javvdi did not let blindness deter him. The 20-year-old dreamt of becoming a lawyer when he was five and is on his way to realizing his dream. First Hurdle In an interview with India today, Eshwar said an interaction with a taxation lawyer in kindergarten is when he first knew he wanted to become a lawyer. He wanted to wear the black coat one day. When he was 10, he started losing his vision. He reveals, “That […]
Hope For Cornea Transplant Patients
The bio-engineered cornea may be the answer for people suffering from loss of vision due to a damaged cornea and in need of a cornea donor for a transplant. Cornea research findings AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) conducted research on ten patients over two years. Researchers are convinced a newly developed artificial cornea made of bio-engineered collagen will give a new lease of life to over 2 lakh people requiring a corneal transplant. The lack of cornea donors in India is what led to the research in developing artificial corneas. The researchers believe the implantation process is easy […]
College Dropout Sets An Example
Sometimes, a gesture can have unexpected results. Husain Saify’s father gave him a computer in the hope his twelve-year-old son would learn something. He didn’t expect his son would use his computer skills to eventually create a business, with a turnover of Rs 1crore. A gameplan Initially, Bhopal-based Husain just played games on his computer but he conceptualized an idea to allow people free game downloads. He attended website designing classes and asked his father to get a 500MB net connection at home. He continued learning about website building and coding via YouTube. Later, Husain used his newly acquired skills […]