Tagged: India

Indian 10th grader builds landmine-detecting drone, bags Rs. 50m in funding

landmine detecting drone Harshwardhan Zala

At 14 years of age, most students don’t even think about national security. Harshwardhan Zala however is different. The 10th grader from Sarvoday Vidhyamandir in Bapunagar, Gujarat, India has developed prototype of a landmine-detecting drone for war areas. Even better, the young innovator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Rs. 5 crore with the Gujarat state government. The deal, in order to facilitate development of drones for detecting landmines in war zones, has been signed with the Department of Science and Technology in Gujarat. Read More…

Indian company develops solar-powered mobile shop for physically challenged

Sunny Splendor solar powered electric wheelchair

Electric wheelchairs have helped numerous people with disabilities around the world. Now, a Karnataka, India based company Ostrich Mobility has developed solar-powered electric wheelchair (in shape of a trike) which doubles as a mobile shop to allow physically challenged people earn their living by selling food items, toys, vegetables etc riding from place to place. Read More…

Facebook-BSNL partnership brings free internet access to remote regions of India

Facebook breaking news app-1

Facebook is aiming to bring internet to every possible living person in this world, and in this quest is working at the very grass root level to make things happen. In their latest vision to bring free internet to the remote villages of India, Facebook has partnered with local telecom provider BSNL to sponsor 100 Wi-Fi hotspots in the Western and South regions of India to start with. This contract between Facebook and BSNL will run for 3 years and based on the success another 2 year extension is on the cards. This project also coincides perfectly with the Indian government’s ‘Digital India’ drive which is good news for Indian IT industry.
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Apple fanboys rejoice: Six Apple Stores opening in India for Diwali

Apple-retail-store opening in india

To tap into the every-growing Indian market, which is now a bigger taker of Apple devices than China; Apple has signed a deal with Tata-owned consumer electronics chain Croma to open six Apple Stores in the country as a pilot. The stores will be identical to 460 odd stores Apple has in 17 different countries, showcasing the entire range of products to simplify purchasing for Apple aficionados in India. Read More…

Bridgestone releases Ecopia, an eco-friendly and fuel-efficient tire in India

Bridgestone Ecopia_2

Bridgestone has released its fuel-efficient and eco-friendly tire for the Indian market to increase mileage and at the same time keep the carbon-emissions down. The world’s leading tire maker sees this as an opportunity to tap the eco-friendly segment of their buyers who want to reduce their carbon footprint in every way possible. Called as Ecopia, this new tire design reduces carbon emission and also increase fuel-efficiency by 7%-10%. Just for the records, the launch of Ecopia is aligned with Government of India’s campaign for indigenization “Make in India”.
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Google announces free high-speed public Wi-Fi for 400 Indian railway stations


In what is the finest news for Indian Railways in a while, Google’s CEO Sunder Pichai has revealed Google and Indian Railways will collaborate to bring high-speed public Wi-Fi to 400 railway stations across the country. Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi is on a visit to US and the Silicon Valley, where he met with the heads of various tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. With Indians at the helm of two companies viz-a-viz Google and Microsoft, large collaboration announcements were expected.   Read More…

Facebook partners with Group M to initiate mega online shopping festival

Facebook online shopping festival

India is the country of festivals and one of the best destination for online giants to create their footprint. Facebook has a user base of 11.2 crore users in the country and to cash-in the excitement of online shopping for the 69th Independence Day and Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan, the social-networking giant has some plans. Partnering with media agency conglomerate GroupM, Facebook will launch “Tied Together” an online shopping bonanza from August 12 to August 29.
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iBerry Auxus Beast – Invincible smartphone loaded with imposing hardware

iBerry Auxus Beast smartphone

iBerry Auxus Beast smartphone

iBerry, the Hong Kong based leading manufacturer of electronics that has its claws spread to various locations across the globe is now all set to get its foothold in the smartphone market. With the announcement of iBerry Auxus Beast, a smartphone tailored for the Indian market and perhaps any other location in the world. Its thumping specs have impressed us to the core and the video given below shows its built strength as it goes through a hell lot of hammering, and emerges unphased by all of it.
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INYU: Wearable device that measures physical and emotional health

INYU wearable device tracks emotional health

INYU wearable device tracks emotional health

This is “The Inner You” (INYU) which is a wearable device that measures your bio-signals to gauge the emotional levels of a person at any given point. The device is co-developed by Srinivasan Murali, co-founder and CEO of Switzerland-based SmartCardia. INYU is based on a research from the Embedded Systems Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and is primarily designed to track Electrocardiogram (ECG), breathing and other key vital biological functions of the user to get timely feedback on any treatment that might be needed to cure an illness.
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Solar-powered eToilet shines for the Clean India Campaign

Solar powered eToilet

Eram Scientific took the Clean India Campaign (announced by central government) really seriously, and therefore came up with the country’s first ever eToilet unveiling it in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The toilet is completely automated and comes with solar panel built on-top to fulfil all the energy requirements. It comes with an automatic flush that works before and after use along with an automatic floor cleaner that keeps the toilet squeaky clean. The sensors in the flush make sure that the water usage is controlled to avoid any wastage. The company has plans to install 6000 units all across the country with these eToilets, thereby giving more importance to cleanliness and hygiene.
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