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HRD Minister of India Inaugurates IIT Raipur

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HRD Minister of India Inaugurates IIT Raipur

India’s HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar, inaugurated Sunday IIT Raipur in Chhattisgarh at the campus of Government Engineering College, Raipur. Inaugurating the IIT, Javadekar said that the institute will have its own campus by the time first batch of students obtains degree. He said that to crack IIT entrance test is difficult task, hence all the [...]

How Businesses Deploy Internet of Things

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How Businesses Deploy Internet of Things

Internet of Things (a.k.a. Internet of Everything) is an ambitious future computing concept. It aims to connect all objects and even people in the world with Internet. All of them will have unique identifiers that could be monitored with the help of computers. It’s estimated that over 30 billion objects will be connected wirelessly with [...]

Can Pragati Achieve Good Governance for India?

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Can Pragati Achieve Good Governance for India?

Pragati – or any other government monitoring system – does not provide any empirical analysis or the measurable impact of the implementation of government schemes. That’s why there is no accountability for politicians and bureaucrats. By Rakesh Raman Most Indians believe that the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is an uneducated man who tells [...]

Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

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Intelligent Operations Centre Launched in India

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated Thursday an Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) in Rashtrapati Bhavan and launched a mobile app ‘Monitor’ for transformation of President’s Estate into a smart township at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that President’s Secretariat follows a value-oriented governance model that is [...]

Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

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Russia Launches Carrier Rocket from Vostochny

Russian President Vladimir Putin observed today the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Vostochny Space Launch Centre. The booster will deliver into orbit three spacecraft – Mikhail Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218. The President congratulated Roscosmos, cosmodrome workers and builders on the successful launch of the carrier rocket. “I would like to congratulate you [...]

NASA Astronaut to Call Students from Space Station

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NASA Astronaut to Call Students from Space Station

Students from Columbia University in New York will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working on the International Space Station, on Thursday, April 21. The 20-minute Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra, who received his Master of Business [...]

NASA to Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

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NASA to Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 80 teams from the United States, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, Colombia and Russia, as well as Puerto Rico, will compete in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge, April 8 -9 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The rover challenge requires student teams to design, construct, test and race human-powered rovers [...]

Cyber Crime: Iranians Charged with Hacking

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Cyber Crime: Iranians Charged with Hacking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that seven Iranians working on behalf of the Iranian government have been indicted for a series of cyber crimes that cost U.S. financial institutions tens of millions of dollars and compromised critical controls of a New York dam. Using botnets and other malicious computer code, the individuals—employed by [...]

Verizon Delivers Smart Energy As-A-Service

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Verizon Delivers Smart Energy As-A-Service

Verizon announced Wednesday Grid Wide Utility Solutions, a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform service offering utility companies an easy on-ramp to grid modernization. Now available in the U.S., Grid Wide offers electric utility companies an integrated solution for smart metering, demand response, meter data management, and distribution monitoring and control. With 147 million electric [...]

Humans, Robots Interact at Robotics Challenge

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Humans, Robots Interact at Robotics Challenge

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes last week in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Twenty-three human-robot teams participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, finals competed for $3.5 million in prizes, working to get [...]

Pentagon Partners with Silicon Valley for Cyber Strategy

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Pentagon Partners with Silicon Valley for Cyber Strategy

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter unveiled Thursday the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD’s cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence. “While we in DoD are an attractive target, the cyber threat is one we all face as institutions [...]

NASA to Welcome Messenger from Mercury

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NASA to Welcome Messenger from Mercury

NASA will hold a media and public event at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 16, to share scientific findings and technical accomplishments of the agency’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft. After more than 10 years in space, the mission will come to an end when it is expected to collide [...]

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