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eSLA Monitoring System for time bound public service delivery
Apr 09, 2013 The Electronic Service Level Agreement (e-SLA) monitoring system successfully leverages ICT tools to facilitate the efficient implementation of the Delhi Right of Citizen to Time Bound Delivery of Services Act, 2011.
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India plans satellite mapping to monitor slums
Feb 15, 2010 The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation will introduce satellite mapping to help governments discover new slums and prevent their illegal spread. It will employ the geographical information system to make effective analysis on slum communities, providing them sanitation and other amenities, and relocating them to suitable areas.
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India gets a solar desalination system
Apr 09, 2010 The Bhabha Atomic Research Cenre in Mumbai has developed a solar energy based desalination system. It is a community level Reverse Osmosis unit which will cater to the drinking and cooking requirements of 3-4 families and addressing issues related to the adverse impacts of climate change.
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Nepal: Sparse teledensity needs attention
May 25, 2010 Nepal's total teledensity which stands at near about 27 per cent is the lowest in South Asia. In absence of any drastic change, it will fall short of meeting the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targeted at increasing countrys’ tele penetration.
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Conclave on clean technology
Aug 30, 2011 A two day conclave will be held on clean technologies, taking into perspective India's role in green businesses, in New Delhi on October 14, 2011.
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Meltdown melts clean tech investment
May 12, 2009 It does not augur well for the UN climate change conference to be held later this year in Copenhagen that the clean energy projects around the world have taken a backseat. According to a UK-based think tank, investments in wind, solar and other renewable energy projects don’t look very promising.
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India's disabled face mobility challenges
May 28, 2009 While technology in locomotion and mobility for the disabled has taken great strides worldwide, India continues to use antiquated tricycles and wheelchairs. Designing user-friendly appliances would ameliorate their conditions.
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Bionic hand does wonders for amputees
Jun 26, 2009 iLimb, India's first bionic arm launched earlier this week in the national capital, is becoming a rage with those who have lost their limbs in wars and accidents. The motorised limb directly controlled by brain works like a natural hand, making life much easier for the affected lot.
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Doctors will get incentives to serve rural India
Jul 03, 2009 After many failed attempts to get skilled medical personnel for insurgency-affected and remote areas, the Indian government has announced plans to give doctors high financial incentives. The proposed move is expected to help the poor receive immediate and quality healthcare.
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Tech-restraints hamper detection of fake drugs
Feb 22, 2013 Fake and substandard drugs are endangering public health — and their manufacture and sale rank among the easiest to commit but least detected crimes internationally — according to a report, which calls for better access to novel technologies to tackle the problem.
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India climate meet for technology deal
Jul 13, 2010 Attempting to push climate talks forward, India proposed to host a ministerial meeting in November to secure a deal on sharing clean technologies. It will clarify rules on future innovations and existing technologies involving contentious intellectual property rights (IPR) issues.
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Clean water for drinking
Jul 27, 2010 Scientists have developed an inexpensive method to remove arsenic from water within a fraction of a minute by combining nanocrystals with graphene-based materials, using simple handheld magnets or filters. This method can be easily adopted in developing countries.
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Bangladesh commits to food security by 2013
Jul 28, 2010 Reaffirming her commitment to make Bangladesh self-sufficient in food, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for innovations to make crops adaptive to climate change. Agricultural sector in Bangladesh is expected to witness a boom in the years to come.
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Innovation paves way for food security in Bangladesh
Nov 26, 2010 The Introduction of high yielding varieties of rice for flood-prone, drought-prone, salinity-prone environments have the potential of improving food security in Bangladesh.
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Planning Commission of India to hold first ‘Hackathon’
Apr 05, 2013 The Planning Commission of India and National Innovation Council get together to hold India's first Hackathon.
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Digital Green helps improve farming practices
Apr 12, 2013 Digital Green combines technology and social organization to improve cost-effectiveness and broaden the community participation of existing agricultural extension systems.
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AGRISNET - Information Network For Farmers
Apr 15, 2013 Tamil Nadu’s Department of Agriculture has successfully created an internet-based information network for 80 lakh farmers in the state.
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Nuclear technology to boost agriculture in China
Aug 17, 2010 China is actively engaged in research and experiments to apply nuclear technology involving the use of irradiated seeds, for agricultural development. The method is expected to give either a massive boost to the productivity or enhance the quality of the crops.
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Clean drinking water trickles through tea bags
Aug 20, 2010 Researchers have come up with a cost effective portable solution to obtain clean drinking water - now declared a human right. The device, of the size and shape of a tea bag, will benefit millions of Africans who have been historically deprived of safe drinking water.
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New technology revolutionises HIV treatment in Mozambique
Oct 28, 2010 Mozambique’s Ministry of Health along with the Clinton Health Access Initiative has launched a text message service, which transmits the results of infant HIV tests electronically from two central reference laboratories to more than 275 health centers using wireless phone networks.
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LEDs to light up the world in an eco-friendly way
Dec 14, 2010 Energy efficient, cost effective and environment friendly LEDs are all set to revolutionise lighting in the developing countries.
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Chinese researchers call for investments in clean energy technology
Dec 29, 2010 Researchers in China have come up with ground breaking technology to effectively tap solar power. Lack of investment by the government of China, however, hinders innovations to flourish.
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New research model to predict quake tsunamis
Mar 23, 2011 A new system will help forecast if an earthquake can cause a large tsunami. Developed by the US based Georgia Institute of Technology, the model calculates the rate of rupture and energy of the earthquake to identify potential threats.
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Chinese satellite to forecast earthquakes
Apr 20, 2011 China is developing a satellite which will detect electromagnetic signals preceding an earthquake. The satellite will work in tandem with ground based technologies to predict and monitor earthquakes.
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Mobiles can lead to cancer, says UN
Jun 01, 2011 Electromagnetic fields emitted by wireless phones may be carcinogenic to humans, says the World Health Organization. Exposure may lead to long-term health effects, including increased risk of brain cancer.
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Arid regions unite to strengthen food security
Jul 04, 2011 The arid regions of the world have launched a global partnership to boost food security. The alliance aims to boost common research and adoption of new technologies to tackle global food crisis.
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New revolution needed to avert 'planetary catastrophe': UN report
Jul 07, 2011 A new technological revolution is needed to reverse the negative effects of the industrial revolution and ensure a sustainable future, says a UN report. The report emphasises the need for proactive government intervention and greater international cooperation to achieve this goal.
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Storing carbon dioxide underground is safe, says study
Sep 14, 2011 Scientists studying the health effects of carbon dioxide seeping out of natural vents have concluded that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology is 'safe'. CCS prevents carbon dioxide emissions from escaping into the atmosphere by capturing and storing them underground.
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Maldives website to speed transition to carbon neutrality
Sep 26, 2011 The Government of the Maldives has launched a crowdsourcing website seeking help from world's experts on its plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The tiny nation aims to produce the bulk of its electricity through photovoltaics.
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Global portal to support open access movement
Dec 06, 2011 The UNESCO has launched a global open access portal that will inform policy makers and scholars about successful open access initiatives across the world.
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