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7 In 1 Foldable, Portable and Multipurpose Device...

Pankit Gami & Ekta Patel, a young Indian Inventor whose invention has recognized at national and international level.He with her classmate Ekta Patel,  innovate 7 in 1 Foldable, Portable and multipurpose device, which can be convert into Trolley, Chair, Bed, Ladder, Hammock, Table and Stool , got many national and international recognitions. He has been appreciated by former President of India H.E.  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via NIF at IIM Ahmadabad in 2011 for the best innovation among 5000 ...

(Saturday, 29 June 2013 18:21)
Solar powered i-slate for Indian students...

An iPad might be a fashion statement for some while a necessity for others. But unlike the i-slate, it is definitely not a life changing possession for anyone. I-Slate is a cheap, solar-powered computer tablet that has transformed the lives of the children of Mohamed Hussainpally Village School in Andhra Pradesh. Developed through a partnership of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Houston’s Rice University  these tablets are designed to help children in developing countries ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:24)
India’s representatives for the Henkel Innovation Challenge 2013...

 

 

 

Aditya Yadav and Harshvardhan Pande are winners of the National Henkel Innovation Challenge 6...

 

They will represent India in the global finals, which will be held in Shanghai and will see participation of students from 27 countries.

 

The competition, themed ‘Triple the value you create. Create a sustainable world’ saw 800 registrations which were narrowed down to 10 for the finals. College students were asked to develop a concept for a product or technology for the year 2050.

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(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:23)
Classical Indian dancer wins $30K Walter Carsen Prize...

Classical Indian dancer and choreographer Menaka Thakkar has won the 2012 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts...

 

Menaka was born in 1942 in Bombay. She is a master of three classical Indian dance styles: bharatanatyam, odissi and kuchipudi. She began studying bharatanatyam at the age of four and, by her mid-twenties, she was also proficient in odissi and kuchipudi.

 

Audiences received Thakkar’s 1972 Canadian tour with great enthusiasm, which encouraged Thakkar to ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:22)
Coimbatore team wins ‘Freescale Cup 2013′ intelligent car race...

Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and is part of Freescale’s initiative to promote innovation and creative thinking in engineering students across the world.

 

The 3rd edition of the Freescale Cup drew 225 teams from 70 colleges, of which 50 teams faced off in the grand finale. Freescale provided model car kits, development tools based on Freescale microcontroller technology, and technical support for the students, who had to develop a prototype ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:21)
Upliftment of Burmese Refugees by students from IIT Delhi...

 

 

 

While few Indians are busy ingraining feelings of regionalism,  a larger number are devoting themselves towards fostering a harmonious world. These students of SIFE-IIT Delhi give us a glimpse of the power of  brotherhood that is keeping humanity alive.

 

SIFE (Student In Free Enterprise) - is an international non-profit organization that aims to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities and become socially responsible business leaders.

 

SIFE IIT Delhi ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:19)
Vellore Institute of Technology University breaks Guinness world record with its giant hand...

 

 

 

India’s premier engineering college, Vellore Institute of Technology has set a new world record.

 

In a first of its kind record in India, 3,005 people formed a giant human hand in the open ground near the silver jubilee tower at Vellore Institute of Technology University campus in Vellore, Chennai, India,setting the new world record for the Largest human hand, according to the World Record Academy.

 

The world record attempt was done under the banner Pragathi to beat the previous ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:08)
Indian teenager invents self defence device for women...

Delhi teenager, Manu Chopra,  has designed a device which can be worn like a wrist watch that delivers an electric shock once it touches the attacker’s skin...

 

The average speed of nerve impulses transmitted from the brain to other parts of the body is 60 metre per second. In case of any attempt of molestation, the speed of the nerve impulses increase to 119 metre per second. It is then that this device detects the increased nerve impulse and stings the attacker with a small electric shock ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:02)
India committed Rs 10,000 crore (2.5 B$) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017...

India committed Rs 10,000 crore ( 2.5 Billion$ ) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017. The Planning Commission agreed in principle to provide the funds to the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore to develop a supercomputer with a performance of 132.8 exaflops (132 quintillion floating operations per second). A quintillion has 18 zeros (a million has six)...

 

The world’s fastest supercomputer right now is a ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:47)

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana-USA in 2007...

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Born in 1971, Bobby Jindal started out in politics while attending Brown University. He worked as an intern for Congressman Jim McCrery. In 1991, Jindal went to Oxford University to study health-care systems. He later worked for the state of Louisiana. In 2001, Jindal became the assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services for President George W. Bush. He won his second bid for governor of Louisiana in 2007...

 

Early Life...

 

The son of immigrants from India, Bobby Jindal has enjoyed tremendous success as a politician. He became the first Indian American elected governor in the United States. Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jindal changed his first name from "Piyush" to "Bobby" when he was a child, after one of the characters on the television sitcom The Brady Bunch. He began exploring his interest in politics in college, serving as an intern for Louisiana Congressman Jim McCrery one summer.

 

After graduating from Brown University in 1991, Jindal went to England to study different health-care systems as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He then went into business, working for the consulting firm McKinsey and Company during the mid-1990s. In 1996, Jindal landed his first job in public service, becoming the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The department was in deep financial trouble when he took over. During his tenure, Jindal unearthed numerous cases of fraud and waste, and turned the health-care system around financially.

 

In 1998, Jindal brought his health-care expertise to Washington, D.C., as the executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. He then focused his efforts on education as the president of the University of Louisiana System for several years. In 2001, Jindal joined the administration of President George W. Bush, as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He resigned from that post two years later, returning to Louisiana for his first election bid.

 

Political Career...

 

A virtual unknown, Jindal sought to win Louisiana's highest office in 2003. The conservative Catholic politician ran on a pro-life, anti-gun control platform, but he could not win over enough of the state to secure the governorship. He, however, did not wallow in his defeat. He campaigned and won election to the U.S. House of Representatives the following year.

 

While in the House, Jindal served on several committees, including the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. He also worked hard to pass legislation to support Louisiana's recovery after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. During this natural disaster, Jindal appeared on national television several times to speak about the crisis. His family, which includes his wife Supriya and three children, was forced to leave their home in Kenner, Louisiana, during the hurricane.

 

In 2007, Jindal once again ran for governor of Louisiana. This time he won the election and started to tackle ethics- and business-related issues soon after being sworn in as governor, in January 2008. Not long after taking office, Jindal helped Louisiana through another natural disaster—Hurricane Gustav.

 

He oversaw the evacuation of roughly 1.9 million people before the storm hit the region. His deft handling of this difficult situation earned him widespread praise, which continued when he guided his state through the devastating BP oil spill of 2010.

 

After serving in Congress and as governor, what will be next for this rising conservative star?

 

Some political analysts have suggested that Jindal could be among the vice-presidential running mate candidates being considered by 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. He has insisted that he is not considering the vice-presidential role, explaining that his governorship position is the job that he wants. "I think it's presumptuous to speculate on all of this," he said in 2012. "The reality is he will select whoever he thinks will do the best job, if called upon, to step into the job as president..."

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