technology

MicroDot technology to check vehicle thefts

The govt will set a new standard to use a technology which involves spraying small dots laser etched with a vehicle identification number throughout the vehicle body. The tech named ‘MicroDots’ makes it almost impossible to remove the dots and hence will prevent the vehicle’s identity. Annually about 2.14 lakh vehicles are stolen across the country with Delhi topping the list at 38,644.

IFFCO rolls out portal for farmers

Fertiliser major IFFCO has partnered with Singapore-based technology firm iMandi to start an e-commerce platform for farmers, with an investment of about ?80 crore. An e-commerce app, ‘IFFCO iMandi’, has been introduced and would cater to 5.5 crore farmers already associated with the cooperative. A web portal has also been developed. IFFCO’s managing director is U.S. Awasthi.

India-Korea technology exchange centre

India-Korea technology exchange centre was inaugurated by MoS MSME, Giriraj Singh & Minister of SMEs & Start-ups of Republic of Korea, Hong Jong- hak in Delhi. It will work towards identifying Indian technologies which can be exported to Korea & find suitable Korean partners for the same. It will help SMEs of both the countries to learn from each other to enhance their comparative advantages

DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill 2018. The bill aims to expand the application of DNA based forensic technologies to support and strengthen the justice delivery system of the country. Bill’s provisions will enable the cross-matching between persons who have been reported missing.

World’s First All-Digital Art Museum at Tokyo

The world’s first digital art museum opened at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, a collaboration between the developer and art collective TeamLab. Owing to projection-mapping technology, the artworks react to movement and touch, inviting visitors to imagine they possess new superpowers. In 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics visitors to Tokyo will experience something unique.

Bengaluru to get India’s first e-waste plant

The country’s first e-waste recycling unit will come up in Bengaluru, Union minister of chemicals and fertilisers Ananth Kumar said. A 2016 study by Assocham and KPMG ranked India among the top five countries in e-waste generation. The e-waste recycling unit will be set up by the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET).

RIL acquire Radisys Corp for $74 million

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) has entered into definitive agreement to acquire Nasdaq-listed Radisys Corp for $1.72 per share in cash. The deal size works out to be ?510 crore based on current outstanding equity share impact. This acquisition further accelerates Jio’s global innovation and technology leadership in the areas of 5G, IOT and open source architecture adoption.

1st government blockchain centre in Hyderabad

The Centre has decided to set up a Centre of Excellence for blockchain technology in Hyderabad to drive innovation. The Centre of Excellence proposed to come up at C-DAC’s Hyderabad unit. The plan is to use blockchain technology to digitise and secure land records for Telangana. ICICI Bank was the first to execute transactions using Blockchain technology.

BHEL and Korean firm work on curbing emission

BHEL has inked a pact with South Korean firm NANO Co Ltd for design and manufacture emission control devices. The Technology Collaboration Agreement (TCA) with NANO Co is for design and manufacture of SCR Catalysts for De-NOx application in coal-fired plants. In India, there is a 32% increase in SO2 levels and 34% rise in PM2.5 levels.

India and Uzbekistan to boost ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Suhrob Rustamovich Kholmuradov in New Delhi. Both sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in diverse fields including Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Construction, Information and Communication Technology, innovation and tourism. The current President of Uzbekistan is Shavkat Mirziyoyev.