Innovations: Point for health and agriculture

Younger population is driving the start-up growth in India. Young entrepreneurs are basing their innovations around healthcare and agriculture. VisionTech Fest of 2022 presented many innovative ideas such as drone monitors for coconut farming. Another one had an idea about a skin disease detection app that can currently detect 13 skin diseases and suggest remedies. […]

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Toll booth workers fear GPS toll collection

Union Minister said that a GPS-based toll system will be implemented in six months. Toll booth workers fear losing their jobs when the new Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled toll system replaces all physical toll booths in the country. Sharath, who has been working as a supervisor for 12 years at the NICE Road toll plaza […]

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Plastic waste to be white light

Researchers at the IISc have found ways to convert bio hazardous plastic waste into LEDs. A research scholar at the Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has recently developed a method to convert bio hazardous plastic waste to white Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that can contribute to artificial […]

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IISc has a DREAM to protect airspaces

Researchers say that several limitations of existing counter-drone ideas can be resolved by DREAM. Researchers in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a novel approach called Dynamic Resource Allocation with decentralised Multi-task Assignment (DREAM) to safeguard airspace and infrastructure from intruding drones. Suresh Sundaram, Associate Professor in […]

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IISc develops device to improve data encryption

To make digital data safer, encrypted information can only be decoded by authorised users who have access to a cryptographic “key”. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed a true random number generator (TRNG) device, which can improve data encryption and cyber security for sensitive digital data such as credit or debit card details, passwords […]

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Financial frauds on rise, 700 cases reported

In January 2022, HalasuruGate police station inaugurated the cyber crime department to deal with cyber crime cases. More than 700 cases of online financial fraud have been reported under section 66D of Information Technology (IT) Act since the cyber crime department was inaugurated in HalasuruGate police station in January 2022. Natansh Saini, a victim of […]

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BESCOM to roll out 140 EV charging stations by Jan 2023

Currently, the city has 284 charging stations; the target is to have one EV charging station every three kilometers. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) is set to launch 140 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by January next year, in addition to its already existing count of 284. This will take the city’s total […]

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