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An ‘Investor Information and Analytics Platform’ developed by Centre for Research on Start-Ups and Risk Financing (CREST) has been inaugurated by the Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar along with Prof. Thillai Rajan A of Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

It enables various features such as involvement of AI for easy navigation, various government schemes, investor networks, seamlessly information access for entrepreneurs. Also with CREST this provides advancement in developing devices, services and platforms for India and outside.

Researchers from recognized Institutions which are the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Mandi have magnificently and metabolically planned the plant cells to enhance the production of the anti-cancer drug Camptothecin (CPT).

Basically, CPT is extracted from Nathapodytes nimmoniana which is one of the endangered plants. This innovation by the researchers of IITs comes as a critical one to both plant conservation as well as medical production.

The researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) branch are developing a tamper-proof signaling system to enable safe and efficient operations for the Indian Railways.

This tamper-proof signaling system is based on blockchain technology which is a decentralized system that ensures security, integrity and immutability of recorded data. This technology is mainly used in banking and cryptocurrency transactions and it has the capability of keeping data safe without being hacked, tampered or manipulated.

It is different from the existing Data logger because the Data loggers has limitation of centralization, limited access control and data integrity. The blockchain technology overcomes these limitations and provides secure, transparent and improved data integrity.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and Indian Navy at the Naval Headquarters. Professor S. Ganesh, Director of the IIT Kanpur and Rear Admiral K Srinivas, Asst. Chief of Material (Dockyard & Refits), officialized this partnership to encourage defense proficiencies through technological and academic abilities.

The preliminary aim of this collaboration is to focus on Research and Development initiatives to introduce technological innovations to minimize the complexities faced by the Indian Navy. For this purpose, teams of Center of Excellence from Marine Engineering at INS Shivaji, Lonavla and IIT Kanpur jointly working on the projects.

A revolutionary innovation has been done by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, led by an assistant professor at Civil Engineering Department of institute Dr. Resmi Sebastian. The team has recognized a rare metal’s presence namely tantalum in the Sutlej River sand at Punjab.

Tantalum metal has atomic number 73, and having characteristics: heavy, Grey and high Corrosion resistant because of stubborn oxide layer formation when exposed to air.

Capacitors made from the tantalum can store more energy with minimum leakage and compared to smaller sizes compact size which is suitable to use in portable devices of electronics such as laptops, smartphones and digital cameras.

Its high melting point enables it to be used in chemical plants, airplanes, nuclear power plants and missiles.

The objective of this innovative drone training program is to provide three months’ dedicated training for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and other officers for modernizing the armed forces’ operations.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is establishing a new campus in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This step is a substantial enhancement in collaboration between India and Sri Lanka.

This initiative will create opportunities for Sri Lankan students to get technical education of international standards more affordable within their country. Along with this, it will also enable the cultural and educational exchange between the two countries, developing strong bilateral relations.

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