Technology Addiction: Parents Unaware of What to do

Parents are unaware on how to decrease the usage of technology like mobile phones, laptops and gaming consoles by their kids, says a recent survey by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). By Aiswarya Sriram Bangalore, Jan. 17, 2019: The survey was conducted by the Services of Healthy use of Technology (SHUT) […]

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Annual Science Exhibition in Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.

Out of 100 entries at the 2018 exhibition, very few of the students from government schools were represented. Bangalore, Nov. 23, 2018. By Lanka Samanth and Priyanka Dhaundiyal   At the science exhibition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, private school student’s class seven to 10 showcased their innovative projects. “The main objective of this exhibition […]

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Safer Neighbourhood Action Program Launched

The NGO Durga is implementing several safety measures in the city. By Saloni Arora Bengaluru, Nov. 18, 2018. Durga, an NGO in Bangalore, is going to launch the SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Program) project in the city. Under the project, they will be introducing three- course syllabus structured around gender conversations and sexual harassment, especially in […]

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Ban on Adult Content Websites Not Enough

In order to curb child rape cases, the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) has ordered all Internet Service Providers (ISP) to ban access to 827 websites hosting adult content.  The ban order was issued after Uttarakhand High Court directed the Government to ensure these websites are inaccessible, as they have an adverse influence on children’s minds. […]

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Spatial Mapping Helps Tax Collectors

 The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) has completed 55 percent of the property tax collection for the year 2018-19 through new spatial mapping. Bengaluru, Nov.21, 2018. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2016 to  start data analysis of pictures to be  taken […]

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Drones Installed to Control Bengaluru’s Traffic

Drones should monitor the city’s traffic within one month To tackle the traffic congestion of Bengaluru city in August there was a collaboration planned between a drones’ Delhi based company (Omnipresent Robot Tech) and the city of Bangalore. A Government official said, ’’A meeting has been scheduled in the first week of November, but it […]

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Virtual Reality Now Offered in Schools

Some schools in Bengaluru are now using the power of technology to educate children. The Blossoms School in Bengaluru has become the first school in the city to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) modules to teach students. There are VR headsets and other gears available for students to learn different subjects. “The VR module is being […]

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A New Application to Record Noise Level

The application will help the users to record the impact on them caused by noise pollution. Bengaluru, 19 Nov. 2018: With regards to the growing concern of noise level in the city due to various factors including traffic, pub noise, diwali crackers; Center for study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)  has launched an application […]

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Schools for the Blind Lack Basic Infrastructure and Funds

Thousands of visually impaired children are left with outdated teachings Bangalore has several schools for the blind and disabled children, and most of those schools use teaching methodologies and techniques that are conventional and old. These schools, once built to rehabilitate or provide education to the blinds, are currently ‘small-scale institutes’ with student population between […]

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