by glennhirsch / 11:45 AM on 14 Sep 2017, Thursday
Months ago, TechSoup was able to launch a donation program for nonprofits in over 40 countries. This was made possible by the use of the online platform Zoom. As a nonprofit organization, TechSoup has come to rely on Zoom.
mAadhaar is the official mobile application developed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to provide an interface to Aadhaar Number Holders to carry their demographic information like Name, Date of Birth, Gender Address and photograph as linked with their Aadhaar Number in smart...
by Jon Russell / 12:30 PM on 13 Sep 2017, Wednesday
After 8 years at WhatsApp, its co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the Facebook-owned messaging app to start a new chapter i.e his own non-profit business.This decision is a tough one. He's proud of what his team has accomplished and it’s good to see that people rely on WhatsApp every day.
Storytelling is the currency of fundraising. In the digital environment of email, social media, and mobile, we can use storytelling in innovative ways to inspire supporters and donors — and raise more money.
Photos, videos, selfies, and personal stories allow us to embed emotional...
by Devin Coldewey / 12:45 AM on 17 Aug 2017, Thursday
This new tablet called reMarkable is to be shipped on August 29 after successful crowdsourcing. It promises to give a better experience than holding a paper and working on it. With its limited functionality, it aims to hold the focus of the user to read and think instead of getting distracted with...
by Natasha Lomas / 03:45 PM on 16 Aug 2017, Wednesday
According to analyst Garner's estimate, worldwide spending on IT security products and services is to grow seven per cent every year. This provides great opportunities for start ups to invest in specialist b2b services, with the increase in data breaches and growing demand for app security testing.
More non-profits are making use of chatbots today to engage with their customers, especially after Facebook allowing anyone to program a chatbot within its Messenger app. These chatbots can send alerts every day and interact with the customer without any delays which makes the engagement fruitful.
A local Chicago NPO Lumity, is making sure that a career in STEM fields in not only restricted to a niche community but reaches the minorities. Their main focus is on teens and young adults, training them with Career and Life Readiness Skills, Real World Projects, STEM Talks, and Career Site Visits...
Chatbots can be a great asset for non-profits as well, delivering content and providing better customer service by automating the whole process of responses for their queries, fundraising etc. AI helps the organization by reducing the cost and getting the job done effectively and efficiently.
Deepa, a sustainable lifestyles coach, shares some tips on how we can overcome inertia and slowly inch towards a sustainable, beneficial existence.One important thing that she stresses is that Don't be dogmatic with your approach since we are working towards a society where we can live and let live.
Students of Miranda House, DU have launched an app which enables disabled students to be independent around the campus. The app scans QR codes and gives an audio message with location details. The college also ensures proper training and orientation about the app and the QR codes for these students.
Justice delayed is justice denied.Technology is assisting the state in the disposal of cases, helping the common man access the justice system easier. Like how a movie ticket is booked online, one can now file a legal complaint or register FIR online.
by Lekshmi Priya S / 03:45 PM on 29 Jun 2017, Thursday
Nangjop Thabah, a 24-year-old resident of Shillong, started out all by himself to clear plastic and other waste from the streets of his neighborhood, with a mission to preserve the environment, which led to the #NoLitterShillong campaign to raise awareness.
by Jovita Aranha / 04:45 PM on 28 Jun 2017, Wednesday
A breaking innovation, IIT Kharagpur has developed an algorithm that aims to cut delays and cancellations of flights and trains, by clearing hazy visuals caused by rain, fog or smog, all in REAL TIME. It has named the technology Real Time Fog Removal from Videos & Real-Time Rain Removal from...
by Lucy Plummer / 01:00 PM on 10 Jun 2017, Saturday
Chirag app was recently relaunched after the state government of Maharashtra had allocated funds for creating more awareness around it. A platform to address child rights violation issues by allowing users to register complaints and officials to conduct investigation via the app.
by Lekshmi Priya S / 09:00 PM on 26 May 2017, Friday
Grow2Share is a unique initiative for urban dwellers, helping them with healthy, home-grown farming. It is an initiative that answers farming queries and helps in growing a community of urban gardeners.
by Aditi Patwardhan / 07:00 PM on 26 May 2017, Friday
Swapnil Aggarwal, a development consultant from Gujarat, has come up with an app named SpeakUp that promises to tackle the lack of communication channels. SpeakUp offers a platform for users to communicate their feedback to private organizations as well as government authorities.
by Abhishek Joshi / 11:45 AM on 24 May 2017, Wednesday
Sodexo in collaboration with Zeta is set to go digital by introducing paperless meal vouchers - virtual cards, aiming to see a growth in usage of its vouchers. Other tax-saving services like leave travel allowance(LTA), medical and fuel benefits are also likely to be digitalized as directed by...
by Manabi Katoch / 04:00 PM on 23 May 2017, Tuesday
Pawiter and Harjap have come up with a one-stop solution for farmers to eliminate the middle men which they christened as Farmer Friend. It’s time now that farmers can decide their own price to sell. Farmer Friend operates in more than 20 cities across India.
In 2016, around 28,000 people were prosecuted for drunk driving in the Capital. This initiative is intended to act as a deterrent for people to stop and think before they get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Close to 40 bars and clubs, located in different areas are fitted with LED...
by Village Square / 06:00 PM on 18 May 2017, Thursday
In order to bring benefits to rural women, trained women in the use of the Internet are fanning across districts of Assam, which is boosting their household earnings and changing everyday lives for the better. The aim is to train at least 90 % of the rural women.
by Lucy Plummer / 05:15 PM on 18 May 2017, Thursday
Two WhatsApp groups were started with an aim to teach people to make compost from wet household waste. These WhatsApp groups facilitate instant two-way communication and 24x7 support for people with their queries. The use of home-made composting units proving to be much cheaper than ready-made kits.
by Lekshmi Priya S / 08:45 PM on 17 May 2017, Wednesday
During the International One Conference 2017 in the Netherlands, 11-year-old Reuben Paul stunned the audience (which included top cyber security experts) by demonstrating a live hack with the help of a robotic teddy bear that could be misused as a covert surveillance device.
by Aishhwariya Subramanian / 05:00 PM on 17 May 2017, Wednesday
A website and app named Kaushalkar is presently available as part of a special drive organised by the state government to create five lakh job opportunities in the current financial year. These tech-driven platforms are valuable resources for the state government.
by Dr Vikram Venkateswaran / 05:30 PM on 10 May 2017, Wednesday
Healthcare in India is screaming out for change, just like how a baby screams for attention. Fortunately today we have technology that can help pacify this baby and deliver more in terms of value and improved care outcomes for the patient. I think the biggest change that has happened of late is...
by Neelkanth Mattar / 06:45 PM on 09 May 2017, Tuesday
eGram centers are established in Village Panchayats: More than 14,000 e-GRAM centers, equipped with VSAT Broadband connected PCs (Scanner, Printer, UPS, Web Cam) have been established and are all set to provide e-services to rural citizens.
IndusOS has become India’s 1st Aadhaar powered mobile operating system. Smartphones powered by Indus OS and Delta ID’s technology, you just need to look into the camera for performing any phone related operations. Buy products, make payments, check email etc all by locking eyes with...
by Tanaya Singh / 03:45 PM on 09 May 2017, Tuesday
A man with visual impairment is now helping others like him to be independent just like how he has taught himself to be. He urges his audience to not assume they will be taught to fend for themselves by insisting that when things are explored by oneself it is learned better.
This is one of those watershed moments for the nascent Indian fintech (Financial Technology) industry. The regulator of securities trade in India; The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has allowed investment in mutual funds via digital wallets. This means that any adult Indian with a...
Inspired by family, Gursimran developed a device which enables the visually impaired to read text that is not in braille. It consists of a camera which takes pictures of the text and converts into speech for the person to hear. This app has helped over 150 people with visual impairment.
by Aishhwariya Subramanian / 04:00 PM on 08 May 2017, Monday
This video released by Indian Air Force talks about the profession which was subdued by men moving towards inclusiveness for women. Breaking the gender stereotype, the first ever batch of three women pilots were inducted by IAF into its fighter squadron.
by Lekshmi Priya S / 05:15 PM on 05 May 2017, Friday
FS Green Labs led by two men from Delhi has sought out to provide electricity to villages by installing solar microgrids which provide electricity for 8 hours-a-day. They are now focusing on training few people from every village about maintaining the system to aid the village dwellers in the case...
iKheti started out in 2011 as an initiative to encourage gardening. The organization believes in growing edible vegetable and crops to promote sustainable and organic urban farming. Through workshops, one-to-one guidance to schools, house-wives, corporates and farmers iKheti has come a long way.an...
by Aishhwariya Subramanian / 01:45 PM on 04 May 2017, Thursday
Tarang Sanchar a website released by the GOI, can track the tower sites with the help of GPS. Users get to know about the EMF compliance status of the towers nearby. The website also hosts articles, videos providing facts and myths on radiation caused by these tower signals.
by Lekshmi Priya S / 01:15 PM on 04 May 2017, Thursday
Automated Weather station, an app initiated by State government of Maharashtra to help farmers understand the impacts of weather cycle and crop pattern better by providing data and location specific advisories to help the farmers know which crop to grow for better yield.
by Kanishk Karan / 12:00 PM on 04 May 2017, Thursday
Most of the urban dwellers, especially who live in dense areas are in close vicinity of a mobile tower, and thought of radiations from these mobile towers haunts many. However, soon your doubts can be put to rest, as the Telecom Department on Tuesday has launched an online portal that allows...
Worried about harmful radiation from your mobile phones? Now you can check EMF safety status of towers in your surroundings. Tarang Sanchar locates the towers with help of GPS wherein you can also request for an EMF emission measurement. It also provides articles, videos on EMF and telecom...
ICICI bank has implemented many programs like aadhar based e-KYC method to help villagers open bank accounts, POS machines; vocation training to build their skills, among others. Through various sessions they have brought a change in the lives of 2.5 lakh people from 100 villages
by American India Foundation / 01:15 PM on 02 May 2017, Tuesday
Six months after joining the People’s Archive of Rural India as part of AIF’s Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, Olivia Waring shares her journey of leaving a lucrative job in Silicon Valley to put her coding skills to use for the greater good.
As a step towards DigitalIndia, Air Travel is likely to become digital with an initiative by the government of India called DigiYatra. All you need is an Aadhar card and e-boarding pass to travel anywhere in India. Steps are being taken to make all the airline follow the concepts of DigiYatra.
by Editorial Staff / 11:45 AM on 01 May 2017, Monday
It’s Monday morning and time to do a quick wrap-up of the posts published on trak.in last week. If you were offline last week for any reason, this is a great way to catch up with all the tech-buzz! Internet/Tech/E-Commerce In one of the biggest failures related to Aadhaar security, a...
by Manabi Katoch / 04:00 PM on 29 Apr 2017, Saturday
Andhra Pradesh Janmabhoomi (AP Janmbhoomi) is an exclusive online portal for the Telugu community all over the world, geared towards socio-economic development of Andhra Pradesh in particular and India in general. Created by the Andhra Pradesh government, the project is the first of its kind in...
At IIT Kharagpur under the National Mission on Education, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library project to develop a virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.