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IIT Madras initiates alliance to make Chennai 'Digital Wellbing Capital'

Chennai, July 4(UNI) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has initiated an alliance called 'Digital Wellbeing Alliance' to deploy digital technologies with the objective of making Chennai the 'Digital Wellbeing Capital' of the World.
An official release here on Wednesday said that the Institute will use its expertise in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, IoT and Motion Capture Technology to work for the well being of the community, specifically the young workforce and weaker sections of the Society.
The Alliance was inaugurated on Wednesday at IIT Madras by Dr. Ram D. Sriram, a renowned AI and healthcare expert and is currently the Chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US federal government.
Speaking about the importance of this workshop, Prof M. Manivannan, Biomedical Engineering Group,
Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras, who organized this alliance, said, “There are many issues that only an alliance can solve. We will brainstorm to identify those issues in this workshop. This Alliance is spearheaded by several passionate people, apart from me, including Prof. D. Janakiram of IIT Madras, Mr. Sridharan Sivan of S10 Health Solutions, Ms. Sharmila Devadas of MedioTek Health Systems, Mr. Subbarao of Chola MS Risk, emphasizing alliance of people rather than individuals.”
The stakeholders of this Alliance would be Academic Institutions such as all the IITs, Health technology companies, medical device makers, digital health players, medical institutions, corporate firms, Government bodies such as NITI Aayog and Certifying/Regulating Agencies. The ‘Global Alliance’ is an initiative of
IIT Madras along with Industrial partners, hospitals, and global thought leaders.
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Energy conservation must to save earth from destruction: Jai Ram Thakur

15 Nov 2018 | 8:47 PM

Shimla, Nov 15 (UNI) Expressing concern over fast-depleting natural resources, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said that energy conservation plays a pivotal role as ithout it the world would deplete its natural resources and the humanity would have to depend on alternative energy resources, which comes at the cost of creating an enormous destructive waste products causing adverse impact on mother earth.

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Sensex recovers by 118 55 pts on firm Asian cues amidst softening crude oil prices

Sensex recovers by 118 55 pts on firm Asian cues amidst softening crude oil prices

15 Nov 2018 | 8:46 PM

Mumbai, Nov 15 (UNI) The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rebounded on Thursday by 118.

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15 Nov 2018 | 8:42 PM

Major gainers were Adani Ports & SEZ, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Hero MotoCorp, Axis Bank and Vedanta, rising by up to 4.

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Telecom: 20 lakh BTSs and 5 lakh mobile towers installed

15 Nov 2018 | 7:33 PM

New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) The telecom industry has installed five lakh mobile towers, taking the total BTS (base transceiver station) count to over 20 lakh, a statement here said.

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Infosys appoints Jayesh Sangharika as interim CFO

15 Nov 2018 | 7:27 PM

Bengaluru, Nov 15 (UNI) IT major Infosys Board of Directors have approved appointment of Mr Jayesh Sanghrajka as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from November 17, 2018.

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