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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.

Rashtrapati Bhavan to host Festival of Innovations

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Rashtrapati Bhavan is all set to a week-long Festival of Innovations from March 12th to March 19th. The festival will be hosted 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 the President Pranab Mukherjee. The Exhibition will remain open between 10 am to 5 pm for the public including all visitors to the Mughal Gardens during the above Festival.

Besides the above, the Festival of Innovations will included three exhibitions, two workshops, four group discussions, two award presentation ceremonies and a roundtable on different topics.

Arunachal village surprises Shodh Yatra with its innovations

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AHMEDABAD: In search of knowledge from distant parts of the country, the 36th Shodh Yatra, a journey to find creativity and innovation was conducted at Ziro village in Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh during Janaury 17 to 22 by Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI).

The Shodh Yatra walk began from Ziro and ended at Yetap comprising a distance of 80 km covering 23 villages and 18 schools en route. The Yatra was led by professor Anil Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad who was accompanied by around 72 Shodh Yatris persons who took part in the journey.

Shodh Yatra reach Ziro in search of innovation

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ZIRO, Jan 24: In collaboration with the Nature Care & Disaster Management Society (NCDMS) Ziro, the Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technologies and Institution (SRISTI) Ahmedabad, the National Innovation Foundation (NIF)-India, department of Science and Technologies and Honey Bee Network (HBN) recently organized 36th Shodh Yatra in Lower Subansiri district. The Yatra was flagged off on 17th January at Bulla Farm Community Hall, Old Ziro by Nending Chatung, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Lower Subansiri. The Yatra concluded on January 23 last.

The yatra was led by Professor Anil Kumar Gupta of IIM Ahmedabad, along with 65 distinguished yatris having knowledge in various fields. The yatra covered 18 schools and 23 villages and ended on January 23 last.

Prof Gupta called their Shodh Yatra as successful and outstanding. Comparing with other states that they visited recently, he dubbed Village Biodiversity Management Committee and management of community conserved area as very excellent.

Observing the inherent creative ideas of local children, he suggested for recognition of such talented children. Further, he also observed that there is vast scope for adding value on knowledge of local herbal and bring product into market. Honey Bee Network through SRISTI & NIF is proposing to stay engaged with local communities, he said.

Taking reference of innovators like Lyagi Bath and Mihin Pussang who modified the paddy thresher by replacing belt with compatible safe, Gupta expressed his desire to invest in such innovations through various mechanisms and also to invite creative children at the festival of Innovation to be held from March 12 to 18 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also appreciated organic farming, local cuisine, Bamboo crafts, cultural creativity, social amenity and ecological sensitivity. He also recalled their interaction with farmer Hage Tado Nanya and her practice of conserving about 15 varieties of paddy and such other crops.

He expressed his gratitude to NCDMS chairman Rubu Buker and his members who assisted them in organizing the Yatra. Team of SRISTI, NIF and HBN also called on Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi after the end of their Yatra. The team shared their experience of interacting with children of Lower Subansiri district. Negi expressed enthusiasm about various ideas team shared with him. He has promised to initiate action on several suggestions. “We are sure that Arunachal Pradesh will show a new model for innovation promotion in the country. Shodh Yatras will lead to a long term change in education, culture, institutions and technological policy of the state and the country,” said Negi. He especially called on team to study the traditional use of cleaning water and burning of biomass at high altitude area practiced in the state.

Switch to a sattvik diet for better fitness and energy levels

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Sattvik Food Festival is an effort to bring the goodness of a typical adivasi diet – devoid of processed food and rich in whole grains – to the calorie-crunching urban settlers.

It is not a fad. There is not a drop of green juice in sight, and we are not even talking quiona salads here. A sattvik diet is what most of us grew up on — before we turned into calorie-crunching gym rats.

Like well-known nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar describes it on Twitter, “Sattvik food is simple, sensible and seasonal.”

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