Category: Science and Technology

IIT Kanpur develops UV sanitizing device ‘SHUDH’

  • IIT Kanpur has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitizing device named Smartphone operated Handy Ultraviolet Disinfection Helper (SHUDH). This device has 6 UV lights of 15 Watts each that can be individually monitored from a distance. Initial testing has proved that the device at its full operation can disinfect a 10×10 squared feet room in about 15 minutes.
  • SHUDH can assist in killing the spread of coronavirus at the highly prone places such as hospitals, hotels, malls, offices and schools. The on/off, speed, and location of the product can be controlled remotely using your available smartphone while installing an android application

NITI Aayog Atal Innovation Mission launches ATL App Development Module for school children

NITI Aayog
  • The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog has launched the ATL App Development Module for school children across the country, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat.The ATL App is an online course by AIM and is completely Free.
  • The innovative course will have six project-based learning modules and online mentoring sessions to enable the young innovators learn how to build mobile apps in various Indian languages and showcase their talent.
  • The course has been jointly developed by AIM and Indian startup, Plezmo

Google Plus is now ‘Google Currents’ in playstore

google currents
  • Google has officially shut down its ‘Google Plus’ social networking platform and it has rebranded the app as “Google Currents”.
  • Google Currents is a platform which enables its users to connect with their colleagues, exchange documents and interact with like-minded people who have similar interests

ISRO prepares to launch brazil’s amazonia-1 satellite aboard PSLV in august this year

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to lift off Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite next month onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
  • The Amazonia-1 satellite which PSLV will launch will help in monitoring and observing the deforestation of the Amazon region.
  • The Brazilian satellite has been locally designed and tested in Brazil. It will be the first satellite for Earth observation.
  • The Amazonia-1 launch is among the 36 space and satellite missions ISRO has planned over the next two years

IIT-Hyderabad collaborates with NVIDIA to establish India’s first AI research center

India's first AI technology Centre
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) has collaborated with NVIDIA, a US-based multinational technology company, to establish India’s first ‘NVIDIA AI Technology Centre’(NVAITC) to accelerate research on Artificial Intelligence and its commercial adoption.
  • The centre will focus on advancing AI research in the areas of Agriculture and Smart Cities besides Language Understanding, increasing crop yield, support safer transportation systems and better ways of managing traffic, among others.

Loyal Textile Mills Limited launched the world’s first reusable PPE kit with Triple Viral Shield Technology

reusable ppe kit
  • On 9th July 2020 Loyal Textile Mills Limited launched Viral Shield, a line of COVID-19 anti-viral, reusable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks and protective fashion wear range.
  • The series has been launched in collaboration with Reliance Industries India and HeiQ from Switzerland.
  • The reusable masks, garments, and PPE kits are made with the Viroblock Technology of HeiQ Materials AG.

Bangladesh starts “Digital Haat” for sacrificial animals

Digital Haat
  • Digital Haat’ platform has been started by the government of Bangladesh for online sale and marketing of sacrificial animals ahead of the festival of Eid-Ul-Azha.
  • The platform has been started to protect the cattle farmers and traders from financial loss amid the Corona pandemic.

Odisha to be the first state in India to use space Technology & Artificial Intelligence for Safeguarding Government Lands

Govt. of Odisha
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on July 8 released Bhubaneshwar Land Use Intelligence System (BLUIS) to observe changes in all the government lands in Bhubaneshwar.
  • Odisha has become the first state in the country to hit artificial intelligence (AI) and space technology for safeguarding the government land.

Equitas Small Finance Bank starts video KYC account

Equitas Small Finance Bank
  • Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited has started a facility for opening an account through video KYC.
  • With this, any person anywhere in the country can initiate a savings account with Equitas Small Finance Bank; complete the full KYC through video with the Bank employee.

Mamata Banerjee starts West Bengal’s ‘Self Scan’ app

  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released a mobile app ‘Self Scan’, indigenously made by the state information technology department, for document scanning.