Wednesday, February 27, 2019

‘Louis Kahn: My most beloved inspiration’ Architect Ashiesh Shah on winning a prestigious design award and his undying flirtation with the arts

‘Intelligent’ green solutions claim top prize at tech contest - Three-pronged strategy for solid waste management wins at CreaTech 2019

An intelligent dustbin, cloud-based waste monitoring and a sensor to detect water pressure were some of the solutions developed by students at ‘CreaTech 2019’, a competition organised by Larsen & Toubro to encourage top engineering talent in the country to solve challenges through technological innovations.

Shreya Srivastava, Jyoti Kumari and Anshu Kumari, third year electrical engineering students at the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, who bagged the top prize, developed a three-pronged strategy to tackle solid waste management. “We had three prototypes for collection of garbage, waste monitoring and waste segregation. We had been thinking about some solution to tackle waste but got more focused when Crea Tech was announced,” Ms. Srivastava said.

As part of their solution, the team built a sensor-based moving garbage bin that will enable garbage collection from various points, a waste-monitoring mechanism which can intimate authorities about the amount of waste generated in a locality or street, and a waste-segregation system for dry waste such as plastic and metal. Ms. Srivastava said they focused on finding solutions that can be adopted by localities, since a lot of work had already been done for solid waste management solutions at an industrial scale.
Other innovative solutions were displayed for an Internet of Things-enabled water management solution. A team from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, the runners-up of the competition, developed a prototype for sensors that could detect water pressure and flow rate of water on main pipelines. “We developed a system, which will alert authorities as soon as there’s a dip in water pressure or a reduction in the flow rate, intimating them of a problem in a particular section of the pipeline,” said Sanjana Raisa. She, along with her teammates Puja Saha and Ram Kumar, came up with the solution in nearly a month. “We realised that the authorities learn about the lack of water pressure after it reaches the end user and complaints are lodged. Users across the country, especially in the agricultural sector, rely on adequate water pressure,” Ms. Raisa said.

Several teams from across the country participated in the competition out which 12 were selected for the grand finale organised on February 15. Participants had to build technological solutions for challenges such as developing a solution for solid waste management, developing a traffic improvement solution, IoT-enabled system for monitoring supply of drinking water to consumers in water distribution networks, etc.
The first edition of ‘Crea Tech 2019’aimed to offer the engineering student community “a platform to showcase their hands-on problem solving skills in frontier technology areas,” said Yogi Sriram, Senior Vice President (Corporate HR), Larsen & Toubro. It also hoped to inculcate the culture of innovation and a problem-solving approach using engineering and technology expertise, which the organisation is known for, he said.

Jackson Oswalt :Johri (Nuclear) Fusion reactor bananewala sab se kam umar muajjid

America ki anokhi mahaul dost daftari imaarat

Anjuman-I-Islam mein jashn ka mahaul, Pakistan par hamle ki satayeish

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Govt to Launch Public DNS for Secure, Faster Internet Access

The government is soon launching a public domain name system (DNS) server that could protect the users from any malware or phishing with enhanced security features as well as faster response time, a senior official of the ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) told ET.
“We are expecting it to be ready in next three months, and we will be doing a proof of concept (PoC) starting next week,” the official said, adding that the new system would be completely secure and always available with faster response.
DNS is a system that translates domain names to Internet Protocol or IP addresses that allows browsers to load Websites sought.
“This (DNS) is an important tool that requires to be fool-proof, and has a major role in browsing the Internet,” he said.
The Narendra Modi government is eyeing a new and robust platform in the wake of critical digital services being delivered online requiring enhanced security to discourage cyber-attacks and a quicker site loading time.
If a user inadvertently accesses a malicious or phishing site, the new public system would immediately open up a page or popup to alert the user of such potential threat so that the suspicious resource could be avoided, the official who is aware of the initiative, said.
The new DNS will be placed across the country to minimise outage and would be available round the clock. Users can simply use it by typing the IP number into the Internet browser.

Source: THE ECONOMIC TIMES-23rd February,2019

DG Shah a Mentor to Indian Pharma

Dilip G Shah, founder of Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), an industry association that played a key role in Indian generic drug makers’ growth in the country and abroad, passed away in Mumbai on Friday. He was 77.
Known in the industry as ‘DG’, Shah started Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) in early 2000s, at a time when Indian pharmaceutical companies were trying to find their feet in the global pharma landscape that was dominated by the multinationals, predominantly based out of Europe and the US.
Indian drug makers, who were struggling for validation of their products, became a saviour to countries in Africa and Asia that could not afford the high price tag that original drug makers had placed on life saving drugs, specifically those fighting HIV and AIDS.
Shah played a key role in helping the generic industry with its so-called ‘copycat’ drugs break the monopoly of big pharma in these countries, which were criticised by the West for not respecting the IP (intellectual property) laws.
“Shah was a torchbearer of the pharma industry both in India and globally,” said Dilip Shanghvi, managing director at the country’s largest drug maker Sun Pharma. “He tirelessly worked with the government and industry to find the right balance between protecting innovation and providing access to life-saving medication. He was a mentor to me and his guidance has helped numerous pharma companies achieve their potential. With his demise, the pharma industry has lost one of its shining stars and I have lost a dear friend and mentor,” he told ET.
Glenn Saldanha, president of IPA and MD of Mumbai-based Glenmark Pharma, said Shah’s demise is a great loss to the entire pharmaceutical industry and his contributions in the areas of advocacy, strategic planning, advisory and knowledge sharing have been invaluable.
An Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad alumnus, Shah spent most of his five-decade long pharma career with multinational drug companies, like Pfizer.
He made a role switch when he decided to take up the cause of Indian drug makers. IPA positioned itself as the voice of generic drug companies that challenged intellectual property rights rules after lower-income countries like India signed the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
IPA represented the interests of Indian drug companies that were under pressure from TRIPS agreement.
Some industry veterans recall that at times Shah was even more powerful than the Indian CEOs whose interests he represented to the bureaucrats and ministers in Delhi.
In the last two decades since Shah floated IPA, the Indian generic drug industry has grown to become a $5- billion industry, as some of the local companies have gone on to establish their names in the global pharma market, predominantly the the US.
In the last two years, Shah and IPA were involved in some run-ins with the Indian drug pricing regulator, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). IPA has also been working with the US drug regulators on addressing quality issues of Indian drug makers, which has halted the industry’s growth in the last three years.
One remark that many industry leaders made about Shah is that he was a one-man army. With his demise, they said, the Indian pharma industry has lost its voice.

Source: THE ECONOMIC TIMES-23rd February,2019

'Insight' khalayi jahaz ne Mareekh ka mausmiyati khabar nama bhejna shuru kar diya

Engineering ke talba ne banaya waste plastic se peeving brake

Friday, February 22, 2019

FOSSEE Summer Fellowship 2019..... Project opportunities for everyone

Aqliyati adaron ke kirdar par do tarfah hamla

Mulazimat pesha khwateen ke liye apne bunyadi huqooq ko janna zaruri

Vakil banne ke mutamanni naujawanon! hoshiyar, khabardar !! Maharashtra Law Entrance Test ka Notifcation jari

Maine B.M.S. kiya hai, aage kya karun?

Anjuman-I-Islam's Ahmad Seller Urdu high School Ka R S P mein numayan karkardagi ka muzahirah

Anjuman Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Today's Personality

Mulk ka mumtaz taleemi adara Anjuman-I-Islam ki dedh sadi mukammal

Anjuman-I-Islam Badruddin Tayyabji Urdu high School ke Band aur Parade unit ko Awwal inaam

Anjuman-I-Islam's Akbar Peerbhoy College Of Commerce & Economics mein Seereatun'Nabi ka programme

Anjuman-I-Islam Akbar Peerbhoy College mein 'Sports Day'

Mustaqbil ke chand karobaar jinhen aap aaj bhi shuru kar sakte hain

Anjuman has shaped minds for 145 years, to recall glorious past on founders’ day

MUMBAI: The heritage Anjuman-I-Islam building in south Mumbai is currently getting a fresh coat of paint. Its thick walls, high ceiling and antique wooden gate are being scrubbed clean too. The iconic structure will soon be bathed in delightful lights as it does on special occasions such as Independence Day and Republic Day. Anjuman has turned 145 and will celebrate its founders’ day later this month. Even as an impressive list of guests is being finalized to mark the founders’ day, an appraisal of Anjuman, located in the heart of the city, seems in order. Anjuman opened its doors in February 1874 with three teachers and 120 students simultaneously at two places—Babula Tank in Dhobitalao and Dongri. Today, it is a conglomerate of 97 institutions that caters to more than one lakh students. Anjuman’s story is not just about statistics though; it is also about the nationalistic and secular values it has imparted over the years. “Since it was founded by people of stellar nationalistic and secular fervour, Anjuman has imbibed those values and is committed to imparting quality education, discipline and service to the nation,” says Dr Zahir Kazi, Anjuman’s president and radiologist, seated at his ground-floor office in the building whose walls adorn old photos of the city’s many landmarks. Kazi has evidently crammed important milestones in Anjuman’s journey and rattles them off enthusiastically. In 1874, Badruddin Tayabji, the first Indian judge of the Bombay high court and third president of Indian National Congress, solicitor Qamruddin Tayabji, his elder brother, philanthropist Nakhuda Mohammed Ali Roghe, social worker Munshi Ghulam Mohammed, and a few others met at the Tayabji house and decided to establish a school. “Munshi Ghulam Mohammed had travelled to several north Indian cities such as Lahore and Delhi where Muslims had established schools named Anjumans. The group decided to have such a school in Mumbai as well and called it Anjuman-I-Islam. At the meeting, Roghe donated Rs 10,000 while Tayabji contributed Rs 7,500 towards the school fund,” says linguist and researcher professor Abdus Sattar Dalvi.

Once the number of students—all boys; a girls school came up later—swelled to 628, the founders decided to have a permanent building, says Kazi. The then Bombay governor, Lord Reay, laid the foundation stone of the present building on May 31, 1890, while his successor, George Harris, inaugurated it on February 27, 1893. While retaining its Islamic roots, Anjuman has maintained its secular character. When Anjuman opened its girls school, later named after Saif Tayyabji, at Mumbai Central in 1936, an eclectic list of women manged it: Ms Samson, a Jewish woman, was its principal, Ms Bharucha, a Parsi, its vice-principal, and Ms Parulekar, a Hindu, its head teacher. When it opened its girls school in Bandra next year, Ms Mathai, a Christian, became its principal. Although several past presidents, including barrister Akbar Peerbhoy, freedom fighter Moinuddin Harris and Dr Ishaq Jamkhanawala, expanded Anjuman, the institution has grown “phenomenally” in the past decade. A jewel in Anjuman’s crown is its Integrated Technical Campus at Panvel. Anjuman’s alumni include thespian Dilip Kumar, actor-writer Kader Khan, producerdirector Ismail Merchant, cricketers Salim Durrani, Ghulam Parkar and Wasim Jaffer, Dr A R Undre, Dr M A Patankar, politicians A R Antualy and Majeed Memon, and several corporate leaders.

Pakistan ko munh tod jawab dene ki zarurat hai

Ajnuman-I-Islam Akbar Peerbhoy College Of education, Navi-Mumbai ke zere ehtemam asatazah ka training programme

Anjuman-I-Islam Mahavidyalayache yash

Thursday, February 14, 2019

IIIT Hyderabad ki janib se student technology education programme

Indian Coast Guard mein Mechanical aur technical staff ki badi bharti, Diploma Engineering kamyaab umeedwaron ke liye mauqa

JEE Main2 ke liye registration ka aagaz

Binge-watching robot spots dementia

Robbie can recognise signs of depression and aggressive behaviour
A team led by an Indian-origin researcher has trained a robot to spot the signs of dementia by watching popular British soap opera, Emmerdale, with the hope to help people living with the neurodegenerative condition.

Robbie, developed by researchers at Edge Hill University in the U.K., watched over 13 episodes of Emmerdale, featuring the storyline of dementia sufferer Ashley Thomas.
The robot can now spot signs of depression and aggressive behaviour in the hope that robots like him will be able to help people living with the condition, researchers said.
“There are 46.8 million people living with dementia and this is set to rise to 115.4 million in 2050,” said Ardhendu Behera, senior lecturer at the university, who led the project with three students.

“Depression and aggressive behaviour are often the most upsetting and challenging symptoms for those closest to the person living with the condition,” Mr. Behera said.
Currently, the only ways to monitor and manage dementia is by direct observation — which is labour intensive, time consuming and can be costly from a care perspective, researchers said.
Another way is to use wearable bio-sensing devices, they said.
“Monitoring and recognition is still very much in its infancy and we believe Robbie is the first robot to use vision-based recognition to recognise four behaviours; aggressive, depressive, happy and neutral,” Mr. Behera said.

The team chose the Emmerdale episodes as the Alzheimer’s Society described them as a ‘realistic portrayal’ of the condition, researchers said. They broke the 35-minute-long episodes featuring Ashley into 65,082 images, teaching Robbie to recognise facial expressions and body language.

Kalyan man creates website exclusively for election trends

" Duaon ka rang nahi hota lekin ye rang zarur lati hain" - Mumbai University mein B.A. final year Urdu mein top karnewali Ray Road ki Mubasshira Imtiyaz Khan ka khayal

Kitaben aapki zahanat ko kaise badhati hain?

Thursday, February 07, 2019

First career portal for students launched in Rajasthan

Will address the needs of students for information on scholarships and career choices
India’s first “career portal”, addressing the needs of secondary and higher secondary students for information on scholarships and career choices, was launched with the support of United Nations Children’s Fund here on Wednesday. The portal is expected to help the students take “informed decisions” about their academic and professional pursuits.
To benefit lakhs
Minister of State for Education Govind Singh Dotasra and UNICEF-Rajasthan chief Isabelle Bardem inaugurated the portal, set to benefit about 23 lakh students, at Dr. Radhakrishnan Shiksha Sankul here in the presence of school principals, teachers and senior officials.
Mr. Dotasra said the portal would promote employment-oriented education in the State and provide information on 200 vocational and 237 professional careers, 455 employment avenues, 960 scholarships, 955 competitive examinations and 10,000 institutions of higher education to the students from Classes IX to XII.
Experts in UNICEF have developed the portal after an assessment of needs, awareness and perspective of students, teachers and system functionaries. Dr. Bardem said the assessment had indicated that most of the boys and girls in the State were keen to join the workforce as soon as they finished Class X or XII. Besides, the assessment revealed a substantial progress in terms of gender equality among the students.
“The career portal will serve the needs in the educational stream, enabling the students to choose their career path matching with their aspirations, interest, inclination and aptitude,” Dr. Bardem said, adding that this would reduce dropouts at various stages in schools and improve retention in jobs. UNICEF had selected Rajasthan for launching the portal because of its track record in employment-oriented education, she said.
Mr. Dotasra also announced setting up of the Rajiv Gandhi Career Counselling Cell for adolescents and youths on the occasion. The cell will link school and college students with skill development programmes and internship opportunities in the pursuit of their career choices.
Career information
UNICEF’s studies in Rajasthan have highlighted that two largest sources of career information for students are teachers and family members. About 69% of students mentioned that they were using Internet for their career-related queries, which indicates that the adolescents will quickly learn to use the career portal.

Duniya ka sabse halka masnavi sayyara 'Kalam Set' kaise banaya gaya