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Amitabh Kant, Navtej Sarna, R. Madhavan: Breakthrough, India

Listen to Amitabh Kant (CEO of NITI Aayog), Navtej Sarna (Indian Ambassador to the US) and R. Madhavan (Actor) – game-changers from three different worlds – come together and talk about how India can mine into its great repository of resources, create innovators to solve problems and emerge winners at the intersection of entrepreneurship, policy, and technology Recorded at Road to GES 2017, Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad

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A Better World: Camila Ascendina | Impact Series | Intel

Mangos picked too early never ripen. Picked too late they quickly spoil. Camila Ascendina and her Brazilian classmates are giving the world the perfect mango. Together they developed an inexpensive smart scanner through the Intel Higher Education program that helps small farmers harvest their crops at the perfect time. That means tasty fruit for you and a competitive advantage in the global marketplace for family farms.  

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Smart Glove Detects Epileptic Seizures | Intel

Predicting Seizures, Saving Lives with Raji Borthakur & Intel Edison When her son was born with severe epilepsy, Raji’s life was shattered. She never knew when the next seizure would strike. And neither did the doctors. Driven to find a solution to save her son, she came up with a brilliantly simple way to predict seizures: the TJay glove. Intel®’s powerful Edison processor instantly captures the glove’s data and transmits it wirelessly to patients and caregivers. The result? Her creation could save countless lives. Watch Raji’s poignant story as she evolves from stricken mother to driven researcher to flourishing maker….

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Experience Vivid Sydney | Intel

Anything is possible when art meets Intel technology. Watch how Vivid Sydney’s Creative Director transformed the city into a playground for drone symphonies, RealSense water shows, and projection mapped history on the iconic Opera House sails.  

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The New 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Is Here | Intel

The 8th Generation Intel Core Processor is the most powerful processor designed for what’s coming next. Experience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience.   Editing photos or creating a slideshow? That’s up to 48 percent faster on 8th Generation vs. devices powered by the processor we released last year. Now imagine that compared to a 5-year-old device.   Editing video footage is now up to 14.7x faster, so rendering what used to take 45 minutes on a 5-year-old PC, now takes three minutes.  

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Making Every Device Smart | Intel

Intel is creating a transformative new product category — bringing the power of computing and connectivity to virtually any product, anywhere. The Intel® Compute Card possesses an elegantly simple and portable design, making it easy to install, maintain, and upgrade independently of the partner certified device.  

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Princeton and Intel Mapping the Mind | Intel

Researchers at Princeton University and Intel Labs have developed software that enables cognitive neuroscientists to map the mind in real time. The software decodes neural data and reveals how brain activity affects learning, memory and other cognitive functions.  

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Devalued Degree: 7 of 10 seats empty, in engineering graveyard, few lessons come to life

To listen to the death knell of an undergraduate engineering degree, come to the graveyard — Haryana which, at 74%, tops the vacant seat list in the country and its Sonepat district, home to the state’s private education hub. Launched in 2006 by then Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Shri Balwant Singh Institute of Technology (SBIT), spread over 10 acres, is a textbook example of what has gone wrong. Last August, when its second-year students returned from their vacation, they found that most of their teachers had left. “For almost two weeks, there was no one to take classes for four…

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Impossible to run an institute without compromising on quality when there are so many unfilled seats: Anil Sahasrabudhe, AICTE Chairman

AICTE has already announced that institutions with 30 per cent or less admissions over the last five years to close down, said Anil Sahasrabudhe. In this interview to Ritika Chopra, AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe talks about the measures taken to check vacant seats and says any moratorium on fresh approvals for colleges will be based on perspective plans from states. What is AICTE doing to check the large number of vacant seats? We had already announced that we want institutions with 30 per cent or less admissions over the last five years to close down… It’s difficult for a college…

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Nation heading for start-up revolution, says AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe

LUCKNOW: With young generation getting into entrepreneurial activities and startups emanating from educational institutes, a start-up revolution is in the making, said chairman, All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe in his convocation address at APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, on Tuesday. “The role of mobile devices is going to be phenomenal, be it education, controlling home appliances, running machines in workshops, starting a pump in the agricultural field, connecting to a automobile, or shutting down an air-conditioner. With students developing mobile applications while in colleges, country’s economy is all set to change,” Sahasrabudhe told the graduates….

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NITI AAYOG CRACKS WHIP ON TRIPADA HIGH SCHOOL OVER ‘ILLEGAL FEES’

The NITI Aayog in a letter to Tripada High School on Monday asked the administration to return Rs 84,000 collected from students as part of the first installment of fees for the Atal Tinkering Labs programme, which is free for students from Class 6 to 12. The school has assured that it will return the money it had sought from those who wanted ‘personal kits’ for their children. Mirror had on Saturday reported that the school had in a circular sought Rs 1,500 per quarter as fees for the programme conducted by Atal Innovation Mission under the aegis of NITI…

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‘Young people may prefer driving a cab to pursuing engineering. This is a sectoral shift… need to track carefully’: Rajiv Kumar, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

There is a lack of due diligence on the part of the relevant regulator. The licenses for private providers of education have been given without the due diligence required, said Rajiv Kumar. In this interview to Ritika Chopra, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar calls for an “agency or mechanism to better anticipate demand for different skills” and says the nature of engineering skills that a graduate needs “is going through a big change” Fifty per cent of BE/BTech seats are going empty and only 18% of those graduating are deemed employable. What do these numbers mean to you, as…

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Biography of Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen (1845 – 1923)

Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen, the man who discovered X-rays, was born on March 27, 1845 in Lennep, in the state of Prussia. His father was a German farmer and his mother was Dutch. He took primary education in Holland and for university education he went to Zurich University, Switzerland. Here, he had the opportunity to work under the famous scientist, Rudolf Clausius. Roentgen’s favourite subjects were electricity, energy, light and elasticity. After receiving his doctorate in physics, he was appointed assistant professor at Wurzburg. He also taught at other universities in Germany and then returned to Wurzburg in 1885 as professor…

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Biography of Wilbur – Orville Wright

Wilbur Wright (1867 -1912) and Orville Wright (1871 – 1948) were two Americans who are well known for his inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. They are also known as the ‘Wright Brothers’, the world over. Wilbur, the elder of the two, was born on April 16, 1867 in Melville, Indiana, USA. Their father Milton Wright was an ordained minister of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Their mother was Susan Catherine Koerner. Milton Wright met Susan Catherine Koerner when he…

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Biography of Vikram A Sarabhai (1919-1971)

Vikram Sarabhai was the main personality behind the launching of India’s first satellite, ‘Aryabhatta’. He is considered as the ‘father of the Indian Space Programme’. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was among the few scientists who devoted their entire life to the progress of science in our country. Vikram Sarabhai was born on August 12, 1919 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat to Shri Ambalal Sarabhai and Smt. Sarladevi Sarabhai, in a family of Industrialists. His father Ambalal Sarabhai was an affluent industrialist and owned many mills in Gujarat. Vikram Sarabhai was one of the eight children of Ambalal and Sarla Devi. He had his…

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Biography of Upendranath Brahmachari

Upendranath was a famous Indian scientist and a leading medical practitioner of his time. He was a remarkable personality. He worked from 1915 on a cure of Kala-azar, a dreaded killer in Bengal and Assam. The traditional treatment by antimony (stibium in Latin) was long, tedious and painful, and therefore impracticable. In 1920, Brahmachari discovered and organic compound of antimony, which he called Urea Stibamine. It had no painful effects and determined an effective substitute for the other antimony containing compounds in the treatment of Kala-azar (Visceral Leishmaniasis ), which is caused by a protozoon, leishmania donovani. It was used…

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Biography of Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920 )

Srinivasa Ramanujan was one of the India’s greatest mathematical geniuses. He made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on ‘elliptic functions’, ‘continued fractions’, and ‘infinite series’. Srinivasa Ramanujan was a great Mathematician, who became world famous at the age of twenty-six. He was born on December 22, 1887 in his grandmother’s house in Erode, a small village of Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He was the son of K. Srinivasa Iyengar & Komalatammal. His father worked in Kumbakonam as a clerk in a cloth merchant’s shop and his mother was a housewife and also sang at local temple….

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