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India government has approved structural and procedural reforms in the telecom sector

Newdelhi:6/4/22:The government has approved structural and procedural reforms in the telecom sector on 15th September 2021. These reforms include Rationalization of Adjusted Gross Revenue; Rationalization of Bank Guarantees(BGs); Rationalization of interest rates and removal of penalties; Dispensing with the requirement of BGs (for auctions held henceforth) to secure instalment payments; Increasing spectrum tenure from 20 years to 30 years(in future auctions); ...

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DST-INSPIRE Faculty fellow conducting research and development for unique optical materials and optics for energy self-sustenance

Newdelhi:16/3/22:Solar optics and materials development group led by Dr. Adersh Asok, a DST-INSPIRE Faculty fellow, has facilitated the development of experimental and computational optics at CSIR-NIIST for the past 5 years. Focusing on optical materials and optical engineering for smart solar energy management, Dr. Asok and his group have recently identified a unique synergism of planar optics with functional optical materials. ...

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Touch-less touch screen technology developed can restrain viruses spreading through contact

Newdelhi:14/3/22:Indian Scientists have provided an affordable solution to develop a low-cost touch-cum-proximity sensor popularly called touchless touch sensor through a printing technique. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered efforts to make our lifestyle more adaptable to pandemic scenarios. Actions are naturally driven to strategies to reduce the risk of viruses spreading, particularly in public places where touchscreens on self-service kiosks, ATMs, ...

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Webinar will bring together industry, academia, and 16 ministries/departments of the Government of India to discuss implementation steps

Newdelhi:28/2/22:The Government of India is organizing a series of webinars across various sectors to facilitate the efficient implementation of announcements made by the Finance Minister under Union Budget 2022. The webinar series is bringing experts from the public and private sectors, academia, and industry, on a single platform, to ideate on implementation strategies across sectors. The Office of the Principal ...

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ST on electric vehicles reduced from 12% to 5%; GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles reduced from 18% to 5%.

Newdelhi:11/2/22:In order to promote adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country, the Government launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 on an India basis.  Presently, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01st April 2019 with total budgetary support ...

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RCI Scientists develop energy-efficient method for hydrogen production with less carbon footprint

New Delhi;10/2/22:Indian Scientists have developed a method to produce hydrogen with high purity (99.99%) from a methanol-water mixture at ambient pressure and temperature that uses only one-third of the electrical energy required in water electrolysis. With near-zero or zero end-use emissions and continually replenished fossil fuel resources, hydrogen can be an ideal sustainable energy carrier and would play an immense ...

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5G network is in its final stages of development: Ashwini Vaishnaw

In order to provide opportunities to the Indian telecom stakeholders to meet qualified overseas buyers, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railway inaugurated today ‘India Telecom 2022’ – an Exclusive International Business Expo, in the august presence of key dignitaries Shri Devusinh Chauhan, Minister of State for Communications; Shri K Rajaraman, Chairman DCC & ...

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Scientists develop new technology platform to detect SARS-CoV-2 by fluorescence readout

Newdelhi:8/2/22:A team of scientists has developed a new technology, platform for fluorometric detection of pathogens such as viruses by measurement of fluorescent light emitted. The potential of the new technology has been demonstrated for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. This technology platform can also be used to detect other DNA/RNA pathogens such as HIV, influenza, HCV, Zika, Ebola, bacteria, and other ...

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Swarnajayanti awardee from Bangalore working on materials that can make computers more efficient

Newdelhi:31/1/22:Prof. Mayank Shrivastava from IISc Bangalore, a recipient of Swarnajayanti fellowship 2020-21, is working on applications of emerging materials that can help computers mimic functions that the brain can perform rapidly. It can help computers perform cognitive functions, identify people from a crowd, distinguish smell as well as learn and take decisions. Since their inception, advanced computing systems have been ...

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Semiconductor Chip Development at IIT Bhubaneswar for Cutting-Edge Applications

Bhubaneswar:16/12/21:In the fields of sensors, internet of things(IoT), and some artificial intelligence (AI) applications, the challenge of extending the battery life is still persisting, and the creation of innovative low-power application specific integrated circuits (ASICs)assumes a lot of significance. Research teams from IIT Bhubaneswar have been working on designing low-power Integrated Circuits (IC) targeting IoT based sensing, monitoring, and wireless ...

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