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Adulterated Milk Can Be Detected In Seconds, With This Paper Strip Invented by an IIT Student

The fight against adulterated milk has just grown stronger. A 23-year-old from IIT-Madras has a simple yet novel innovation to detect milk adulteration with a strip of paper.

Avisek Barla, final year B-Tech student, won the Gandhian Young Technical Innovation (GYTI) Award this year for developing a strip of paper that reveals adulteration in a matter of seconds. Also, it’s cost effective, not just to use but also to manufacture.

The strip is divided into zones. “It can detect as many as four adulterants in a single test,” Avisek says to The New Indian Express, “ The FSSAI identifies about 33 adulterants in milk, and the device so far can detect the presence of glucose, urea, boric acid and detergent.”

When ideas hold the sway

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Literate or not, Indians are getting very innovative realises, RATNADEEP BANERJI.

Seventy one year old Amrutlal Agrawat is from Pikhor village in Junagarh, Gujarat. He lost his father at the tender age of 7 and remained a landless labourer for 15 long years. In 1965, he started making farming equipment. Someone from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad got to know about his work and got very impressed and got him associated with organisations like Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI)and the National Innovation Foundation to further develop his designs and receive patents. His prototype of a three-wheeled tiller has been adopted in the hilly terrains of Kenya with the initiative of USAID.

Award for Sahrdaya college

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The Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology, Kodakara, has been selected for the National Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) Award.

The award carrying a purse of Rs. 15 lakh was presented to the college at the ‘Festival of Innovations’ inaugurated by the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, recently.

Sahrdaya is one of the 15 awardee-institutions in the country, and the only one from Kerala.

Automated sanitary bed

The award was for the fully automated sanitary makeshift bed developed for the completely bed-ridden patients by the Biomedical Engineering faculty-student team of the college comprising Prof. Jibin Jose, Prof Jinu Sebastian, and the final year B.Tech students Atul K Raj, Neenu Jose, Athira K.R and Neenu P.

Liagi Baht awarded Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award

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NEW DELHI/ZIRO, Mar 15: Liagi Baht, a foreman/motor vehicle inspector by profession under Government of Arunachal Pradesh was awarded the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award (GYTIA) at New Delhi on March 13.

Baht who is actually a motor mechanic but his dedication innovated a bamboo processing technique. He was the lone awardee representing in the history of innovation from the state among the nine other recipients across the nation at the auditorium of Rastrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre, President’s Estate, New Delhi.

GYTI award is being given to the innovators for his outstanding contribution in the field of innovation every year by the Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technology and Institutions (SRISTI), an Ahmedabad based organisation. The award comprised of a citation, a shawl and a certificate.

IIT-Kharagpur wins maximum number of laurels at innovation awards

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KOLKATA: IIT-Kharagpur has outperformed 276 institutes from across the country who participated in the Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards in Delhi by bagging maximum number of laurels.



"After four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams have been selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19 awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations category will get Department of Biotechnology sponsored (BITAC-SRISTI) grant of Rs 15 lakh each to further their prototypes," an IIT release said.



Held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday, GYTI 2016 was a pan-India competition with over 2,363 innovation entries in 50 technology domains from 276 institutes from 26 states and two Union Territories.



All awards IIT Kharagpur bagged are medical and biotech innovations while the appreciations were under the engineering category.

IIT-Kharagpur shines in innovation contest

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IIT-Kharagpur has outperformed 276 institutes from across the country who participated in the Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards in Delhi by bagging maximum number of laurels. 

"After four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams have been selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19 awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations category will get Department of Biotechnology sponsored (BITAC-SRISTI) grant of Rs 15 lakh each to further their prototypes," an IIT release said. 

IIT-Kharagpur wins laurels at innovation awards

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KOLKATA: IIT-Kharagpur has outperformed 276 institutes from across the country which participated in the Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards in Delhi by bagging maximum number of laurels.

"After four rounds of evaluation, 19 teams have been selected for innovation awards and 24 for appreciation. Of the 19 awards, 15 awardees in Medical and Biotech innovations category will get Department of Biotechnology sponsored (BITAC-SRISTI) grant of Rs 15 lakh each to further their prototypes," an IIT release said.

Held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, GYTI 2016 was a pan-India competition with over 2,363 innovation entries in 50 technology domains from 276 institutes from 26 states and two Union Territories.

Three day global roundtable on inclusive innovation concludes

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The three day Global Roundtable on Inclusive Innovation held as part of the ongoing 'Festival of Innovations' from March 12-19 concluded at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

The Global Roundtable discussed themes of incubation and acceleration models for innovative start-ups; innovation and skill development; incentives for innovation in public policy and programmes, social innovations for large scale change, macro-level initiatives for innovations in Public Service Delivery and Grassroots Action for Inclusion.

Second Day of Festival of Innovations to Start with Presentation Of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award

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The Second day of Festival of Innovations will witness presentation of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) awards-2016 as well as Roundtable discussions on Inclusive Innovation tomorrow (March 13, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will also deliver a keynote address in a session on social innovations for large scale change. 

The GYTI Awards were instituted by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions [SRISTI], theinstitutional backbone for Honey Bee Networkto encourage a) technologies on the edge b) those with social impact and c) MLM (More from Less for Many) i.e. frugal solutions.A total of 2363 nominations from 276 Institutions & Universities, from 26 States & 2 Union Territories were reviewed out of which 19 innovations for award and another 24 for appreciation have been selected. 

Rashtrapati Bhavan to host week-long 'festival of innovations' from Mar 12-19

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Rashtrapati Bhavan will host from March 12 to 19 a week-long 'Festival of Innovations' in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation (NIF).

The Festival will open with the inauguration of an Exhibition of Innovations on March 12, 2016 by President Pranab Mukherjee. The exhibition will remain open between 1000 to 1700 hrs for the public including all visitors to the Mughal Gardens during the above Festival. Besides the above, the Festival of Innovations will include three exhibitions, two workshops, four group discussions, two award presentation ceremonies and a roundtable on different topics, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said. Some highlights of the Festival include a keynote address by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, on March 13; Presentation of Visitor's Award on March 14 in the categories of 'Best University', 'Innovation' and 'Research' to Tezpur University, Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar of JNU and Molecular Parasitology Group of JNU respectively.

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