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.
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 Jovita Aranha / 04:41 PM on 28 Jun 2017, Wednesday
In a ground-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! What is this innovation? IIT Kharagpur has named the technology ‘Real Time Fog Removal...
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 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...
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 / 05:52 PM on 18 May 2017, Thursday
Women trained in the use of the Internet are fanning across four districts of Assam to bring its benefits to rural women, which in turn is boosting their household earnings and changing everyday lives for the better. Abdul Gani takes a closer look.
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 Humane Society International (India) / 05:45 PM on 16 May 2017, Tuesday
Today’s technological advancement has enabled animal welfare activists to get across important messages to the world with the help of social media. Social platforms are frequently used for promoting welfare campaigns for highlighting cases of animal cruelty.
by Lekshmi Priya S / 01:00 PM on 11 May 2017, Thursday
High-risk women often miss check-ups at health camps due to lack of awareness which leads to maternal deaths. Health workers identify such women and provide them with pregnancy kits and record their data on the app to connect them with doctors for regular check-ups and prenatal care.
by Dr Vikram Venkateswaran / 05:27 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 the...
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...
IndusOS has become India’s 1st Aadhaar powered mobile operating system after it partnered with US-based Delta ID for iris-based authentication. With smartphones powered with Indus OS and Delta ID’s technology, all you need to do is just look at the camera for performing any phone...
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.
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.
World’s largest social network: Facebook and India’s largest telecom provider Airtel joined forces to deploy 20,000 WiFi hotspots across India. Under Facebook’s Express WiFi scheme, this is India’s largest such partnership, which can bring accessibility to thousands of new Internet users, in India...
by Kanishk Karan / 12:04 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 people...
by Editorial Staff / 11:52 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 website...
In few months time, this shall be the new scenario for air travellers: – Step 1: Show your mobile and Aadhaar card for getting entry into airport – Step 2: Show your Aadhaar Card, instead of Boarding Pass, and get pass through Security check – Step 3: Experience paperless air...
by American India Foundation / 01:08 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.
by Manabi Katoch / 03:53 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...