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AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge Deadline Extended to July 26
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Leadership Instincts
July 20, 2020 Monday 10:25:24 IST

AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge Deadline Extended to July 26

The India Government has decided to extend the deadline for submission of entries to AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge to 26th July. The challenge was launched on 4th July and so far received 2353 entries across the 8 categories identified. These include 1496 from individuals and about 857 from organizations and companies.Amongst those received from Individuals, around 788 applications are ready to use and the remaining 708 are under development. For the Apps submitted by organizations, 636 Apps have already been deployed and the remaining 221 are under development. The Category wise breakup of the Apps submitted include 380 under Business, 286 under Health & Wellness, 339 under E Learning, 414 under Social Networking,136 under Games,

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Leadership Instincts
July 15, 2020 Wednesday 02:46:40 IST
Innovation Challenge to Identify Best Indian Apps

Innovation Challenge to Identify Best Indian Apps

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission-Niti Aayog has launched an innovation challenge to identify best apps that are currently used by citizens and also promote new app development.  The Digital India AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge is meant for tech entrepreneurs and

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Leadership Instincts
July 09, 2020 Thursday 11:13:06 IST
Professor Nicholas Stern awarded 2020 SIEPR Prize

Professor Nicholas Stern awarded 2020 SIEPR Prize

Professor Nicholas Stern, Chair of LSE’s Grantham Research Institute on Climate and the Environment, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious SIEPR Prize. He will receive the award during a virtual event recognising his work and influence on 7 October 2020. The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) gives the award

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Leadership Instincts
July 09, 2020 Thursday 11:10:59 IST
LSE becomes the eighth full member of CIVICA

LSE becomes the eighth full member of CIVICA

On 16 June 2020, the European Commission raised the status of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from “associate partner” to “full member” of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences. In 2019 CIVICA was selected to be one of the first pilot European University alliances and is part of an Erasmus+

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Leadership Instincts
July 09, 2020 Thursday 06:01:37 IST
IIT’s Face Mask Gives a Boost to Textile Industry

IIT’s Face Mask Gives a Boost to Textile Industry

The IIT Delhi startup ETEX which developed the KAWACH face mask has scaled up its production and provided 2000 jobs for the textile industry during the lockdown period. The design team was led by Prof Bipin Kumar of Dept of Textile and Fibre Engineering. It is a multi-layered product and provides 98% Filtration protection against 3 μm (m

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

"Future of the country depends on Science and Technology," Bharat Ratna Prof. C.N.R. Rao. Quotes

Policy Updates

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Policy Indications
July 20, 2020 Monday 02:03:06 IST
Plant Native Species of Trees, Reduce Summer Day-time temperature

Plant Native Species of Trees, Reduce Summer Day-time temperature

Planting of native species of trees, shrubs and grasses can cool the summer day-time temperature of an area by over 4 degree centigrade in a decade. The finding was based on data received from a thermal camera positioned on the International Space Station (ISS) called ECOSTRESS. It was found that temperature decreased in Southern Ontario when

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Policy Indications
July 15, 2020 Wednesday 02:26:20 IST
India Govt to Set up Bulk Drug and Medical Devices Parks

India Govt to Set up Bulk Drug and Medical Devices Parks

The Department of Pharmaceuticals is finalising guidelines for the setting up three bulk drug parks and four medical devices parks in the country. One of the bulk drug parks is likely to come up in Bhatinda in Punjab. In order to encourage domestic production of critical APIs/ KSM and medical devices, Union Cabinet on March 12, 2020 has a

Get your Science and Tech fix

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Technology Inceptions
July 28, 2020 Tuesday 07:22:17 IST
Dare to Dream Innovation Contest in Memory of APJ Abdul Kalam

Dare to Dream Innovation Contest in Memory of APJ Abdul Kalam

A contest for innovators and startups titled 'Dare to Dream 2.0' was launched by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It was launched in commemoration of the 5th death anniversary of former President and noted scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The scheme is being launched for emerging technologies to promote the individuals & star

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Technology Inceptions
July 20, 2020 Monday 10:09:38 IST
CIPET Gets Accreditation for PPE Kit Certification and Testing

CIPET Gets Accreditation for PPE Kit Certification and Testing

Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET) has received the accreditation of National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for testing and certification of PPE Kit. PPE kit includes Gloves, Coverall, Face Shield & Goggles, and Triple Layer Medical masks etc in line with Internation

Best Practices

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Education Information
July 09, 2020 Thursday 11:17:10 IST
Students launch lockdown travel guide for UK tourists

Students launch lockdown travel guide for UK tourists

A University of Bristol student has created a website which tracks the latest travel restrictions and guidelines as the UK begins to ease lockdown restrictions.Tom Marland, a third year Politics & International Relations student at the University of Bristol, created lockdownindex.com with five friends during the lockdown, after they tried to fi

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Education Information
July 09, 2020 Thursday 11:05:19 IST
Emerging trends in Higher Education examined

Emerging trends in Higher Education examined

The University of Edinburgh leaders will hold a public event to discuss the role of higher education in tackling the world’s most immediate challenges. The virtual event will include a panel discussion featuring Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Ed Byrne, President and Principal of King’s College Lon

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table July 06, 2020 Monday 05:17:40 IST
Are Our Children Losing Resilience?

How to Develop Relationship Capital Through Education?

Children and our youth seem to be lacking in self-confidence and strength of character to face adversities of life. Our school system with an emphasis on academic scores and high expectations set for them by teachers and parents are often blamed for the increase in the number of suicides among students in India, according to a consensus view that e