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Karnataka launches Centre for Excellence

(Rptg correcting date) Bengaluru, Sep 28 (UNI) Karnataka has launched Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CoE-DS&AI), with NASSCOM as the Program & Implementation Partner.
"The Centre, set-up with an estimated investment of Rs 40 crore, will be the first-of-its-kind port based on Public-Private Partnership model and will accelerate the ecosystem in the State and provide the impetus for development of data science and artificial intelligence across the country," Minister for IT, BT and Tourism Priyank Kharge said today.
He said, "Karnataka has led the IT revolution in India and has always been at the forefront in areas of Science & Information Technology.
This Centre is logical next step required to provide the right fillip to areas of data sciences and artificial intelligence and give a head-start to, not just the state, but India as a destination to develop global product solutions.
" The CoE aims to position Karnataka as one amongst the top five global innovation centre in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DS&AI) over the next five years.
The center will set the strategic direction, provide technology infrastructure and promote investment into research and innovation of cutting-edge DS & AI solutions, proliferate data-driven decision making by enterprises and government, and enhance capacities of academic institutions to impart DS & AI education.
Mr Gaurav Gupta, Principal Secretary, IT BT & Tourism Government of Karnataka said "Businesses across the globe are undergoing rapid changes propelled by digital disruption.
Considering the opportunity that emerging digital technologies that will provide in times to come, this CoE-DS&AI is strategically placed to provide data-backed solutions to many complex problems of the world.
" UNI MSP RS CS1511
Dengue

Dengue epidemic should be declared as 'Health disaster" in TN : DMK

Chennai, Oct 20 (UNI) The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu today demanded that the outbreak of dengue epidemic in the state, which has claimed nearly 40 lives, should be declared as a 'Health disaster'.

Panacea

Panacea Biotec receives Manufacturing Authorisation for 22 medicinal products

Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI)Panacea Biotec a leading biotechnology company said that it has received the Certificate of GMP Compliance from State Service of Ukraine on Medicines and Drugs Control with Manufacturing Authorization for 22 medicinal products, including 4 oncology products for a period valid till June 24, 2020.

UN

UN launches plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans

United Nations, Oct 13 (UNI) Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts have launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB.

World

World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022: WHO

Kolkata, Oct 12 (UNI) The number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades.

Int'l

Int'l breast cancer conference stresses on need for early diagnosis, awareness

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) To promote awareness about breast cancer which is becoming the common cancer among women in the country, an international conference was inaugurated on Saturday.

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse 2017: North America will witness total solar eclipse

New York, Aug 21 (UNI) Today, all of North America will witness a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years, where the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting darkness across swathes of the Earth's surface - with up to 14 states shrouded in complete blackout.

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

Nano-particle fertilizer could lead to new 'green revolution'

New Delhi, Jan 26 (UNI) Sri Lankan scientists report having developed a simple way to make a benign, more efficient fertilizer – described as nano-particle fertilizer - that could contribute to a second food revolution across the globe.

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

Broken pebbles offer clues to Palaeolithic funeral rituals

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Humans may have ritualistically "killed" objects to remove their symbolic power, some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new international study of marine pebble tools from an Upper Palaeolithic burial site in Italy suggests.

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