IIT-Madras: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Smart Agricopter

Published: July 23, 2019

The Students of the IIT-Madras have developed a smart agricopter to eliminate the manual spraying in agricultural fields and help identify crop health by using an imaging camera. Benefits of Smart Agricopter Smart Agricopter can spray pesticides ten times faster and with 100 per cent precision at the same cost as manual spraying. Manual pesticide ..

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IIT Madras researcher develops easy OCR system for Bharati Script

Published: April 29, 2019

A team of researcher at IIT-Madras headed by Professor V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, developed a method for reading documents in Bharati Script by using a multi-lingual optical character recognition (OCR) scheme. About Bharati It is a unified script for nine Indian languages which is being proposed as a common script for India. The integrated script includes ..

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National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019

Published: April 9, 2019

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings have been released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The rankings list the best institutions and universities of India. The NIRF ranking framework instituted in 2016 evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, including Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and ..

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IIT-Madras develops portable cold storage device

Published: November 12, 2018

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has developed portable solar-powered cold storage device with 500 kg capacity for storing vegetables and fruits, among other items. The device will help farmers store their produce for sufficient time so that it does not get spoilt before it is sold, thereby preventing wastage of agricultural produce. The first ..

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Shakti: IIT Madras develops India’s first indigenous microprocessor

Published: November 5, 2018

The researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have designed India’s first indigenous microprocessor called ‘Shakti’. It is aimed at developing industrial-grade microprocessors and other components of the microprocessor ecosystem. It will also help to reduce dependency on imported microchips and risk of cyber-attacks. Microprocessors are brain of all computing and electronic devices ..

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