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Sattvik food fest moves from under IIMA's shadow

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Annual food festival that begins on Dec 24 grows larger with 200 stalls, organiser SRISTI shifts venue to `spacious' AES ground on Bodakdev; move will de-link it from IIMA, where it was traditionally hosted, and let it flourish on its own merit

It's December and Amdavadis are eagerly awaiting the annual Sattvik food festi val. The three-day festival begins on December 24 but this time, it has a new venue. The traditional food fest, which used to be held on the grounds of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad till last year, will be held at AES Ground in Bodakdev.

Class 6 boy takes on EVM looting, wins Abdul Kalam Ignite Award

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Roshan Sori came up an idea for a software to instantaneously register a vote given through an electronic voting machine with the authorities.

A 13-year-old boy from a Maoist violence-affected district of Chhattisgarh has won the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam Ignite Award for suggesting an idea for a software to instantaneously register a vote given through an electronic voting machine with the authorities.

Roshan Sori, a Class 6th student of Sukma district, came upon the idea after reading in the newspapers that Maoist rebels often loot EVMs on the way to counting centres, causing long delays and spiraling costs in the poll process. His parents are small farmers.

GTU tops list of Gandhian Young Technology Innovation awards

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Summary: AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has received around 15 Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award. The efforts and processes developed at GTU Innovation Council have inspired many universities, states and national policy makers to try similar efforts. The GTU, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur teams have bagged the highest 15 GYTI awards each and has topped the list of Universities.The GYTI awards are given away by the Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) every year to foster youth-driven innovations. GYTI is a pan India competition which receives more than 2000 innovation entries every year from Universities and Institutes. GTU is planning to start India's largest start up Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to foster innovation.

Entries invited for competition for young innovators

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School or college students who have made technological innovations to solve any social or industrial problem now have a chance to win an award for their achievements.

Entries are invited for Gandhian Young Technological Innovations awards from current or former students for providing innovative technological solutions in the field of engineering, science, biotechnology or medical sciences.

The awards will be presented by President Pranab Mukherjee in March 2017 on the occasion of 'Festival of Innovations (FOIN)' at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Students can apply at gyti.Techpedia.In and the last date of application is November 30. Applicants should be under 35 years of age.

Sheeren Shekh’s simple yet effective idea inspire policy makers

Every year, around the month of March, member organizations of the Honey Bee Network (SRISTI, NIF and GIAN) conduct various activities in the Festival of Innovation(FOIN) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Once such activity is the ‘Children’s Workshop’ supported by UNICEF. In the last year’s workshop, several underprivileged children from multiple informal settlements in Delhi participated. One of the participants was a girl from SDMC Primary Pratibha Vidyalaya from Nizamuddin West.

She suggested that the following words to be written on lunchboxes of children by the manufacturers:


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New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received a copy of book ‘Grassroots Innovation’ authored by Prof. Anil K. Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad who is also the Vice Chairman, National Innovation Foundation at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (August 2, 2016).

Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated Prof. Anil K. Gupta said that he was deeply appreciative of his efforts and painstaking work about the innate creativity and innovative potential of our people. He stated that Dr. Gupta’s book was about stories of extraordinary men and women who are silently contributing in the innovation movement for the economic development and advancement of society.

Dissemination of frugal methods needed for innovative India

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farmer-epaFarmers in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra grow okra as border plantation to their cotton crops and have successfully managed to control the pest menace by using the traditional practise of burying the okra in the ground, says Prof Anil K Gupta.

Gupta, who teaches at the IIM-Ahmedabad and the founder of the National Innovation Foundation details such grassroot innovations in his new book 'Grassroots Innovation: Minds on the Margin are not Marginal Minds.' (Penguin Random House India)

Invitation of quotations from contractors for construction work


We are in the process of developing a new campus for our organization at Grambharti, Amrapur, taluka Mansa, district Gandhinagar. The construction is being done in 5000 approx. sq. ft. of area.

We hereby invite quotations from labor contractors for working at the site. The contractors will have to work at the site All the accessory related to execute the construction works viz Dhabu bharva mate ni plates, supporting Poles, Concrete mixture, Chuna Ghanti, Sand filter, Brick washes, JCB etc needed to be provided by contractor to the labours.

The details of the work include:

Is Your Milk Adulterated? This IITian Has Developed A Simple Test That Can Help You Find Out

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Are you sure the milk you're drinking doesn't have any impurities? Well thanks to an IIT-Madras student, you can be, and you needn't be an expert to find out. 

Avishek Barla, a 23-year-old undergraduate student from the department of Biotechnology in IIT-Madras, has developed a paper strip test that will help identify up to four adulterants in any sample of milk. 

Barla says he came up with this idea in 2014, during a class project. It was part of his minor courseSocial Entrepreneurship in which he had to develop a product and make a business plan around a socially relevant cause.

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