Form 27: A tale of patents lost in vagueness

Bangalore 13th March 2018: A large number of companies and individuals filing for patents and licenses don’t provide critical information about their inventions, stated by law. This removes the transparency in the patent filing process and acts as a hindrance in assessing whether a patent has benefitted the general public at large. Prof (Dr) Shamnad […]

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MIT scientists inch closer to eradicating malaria

By growing an anti-malarial drug resistant parasite, Plasmodium Vivax, scientists feel new drugs can be created to counter malaria. Bangalore, March 6, 2018: In an advance that might lead to eradication of malaria, a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been able to grow and study a dormant form of  malaria […]

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Power Up: New scheme aims to boost state-based IT startups

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s latest scheme set to boost Karnataka’s IT economy. Bangalore, February 27, 2018: The Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing scheme (ESDM) is set to provide aid and incentives to Karnataka-based Information Technology startups. Uma Rani, assistant general manager, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology (KBITS) said that based on this scheme, around […]

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Automated Waste Collection System; Bangalore may not be ready

The Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) might be ideal for GIFT city, Gujarat, but might not be the best plan for Bangalore Bangalore, January 24, 2018: The Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City introduced an Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) for their smart city. But experts disagree on the working of the AWCS in cities […]

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After Samsung and Panasonic, Godrej to shelve window ACs by 2020

Window Air Conditioners are being phased out  by companies like Samsung, Panasonic and Godrej. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: Old air conditioners are flying out of the window, thanks to technology, and consumer preferences. “Thanks to technological innovation, changing consumer preferences and pressure from the government to focus on energy efficient consumer goods, the demand for window […]

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Security lapses, bank freeze lands Indi-Bitcoin wallets, investors in a soup

In the post 2017 Bitcoin boom world, the Indian cryptocurrency economy continues to remain a risky territory as local wallet providers face RBfI raids, bank account freezes, and security lapses. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: “Want to buy a bitcoin? It might be easier than buying a pizza,” a city-based Bitcoin wallet provider said at a recent […]

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