Technology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Super-capacitor derived from Industrial waste cotton can help in energy storage: ARCI

The scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder, Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) have developed a low-cost super-capacitor electrode made from industrial waste cotton and natural seawater has been used as an electrolyte in this process. The device can be used as an energy harvester storage device. This technology can help in doing ..

Indian Railways to introduce Made in India Innovations

The Railway Board is to introduce 20 Made in India innovations to make train journeys of passengers comfortable and safe. Highlights The innovations include Ultrasonic detection of rails, natural water coolers, bell system, real time CCTV footage, air quality monitoring, unreserved tickets through applications, etc. The innovations were all based on indigenous technologies and will ..

Two Indian firms among WEF’s list of Tech Pioneers

Two Indian firms, ZestMoney and Sellapps, were among the 100 entities that were in a new list of Tech Pioneers, which was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). These entities were described as future headline-makers addressing global issues with cutting-edge technology. Among the listed firms, over one-quarter are female-led and these firms come from ..

States use technology to help with quarantining process

Several states have developed mobile apps to help with enforcing the quarantine in light of increasing violation of the rules by the public. Karnataka’s Corona Watch App The Karnataka government has developed a Corona Watch app. It has options for use by the general public and some other options for exclusive use by the officials. ..

‘Antahpragnya 2020’ organized in Telangana

A National Level Rural Technical Festival titled ‘Antahpragnya 2020’ was recently organised in the state of Telangana at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies-Basar (RGUKT-Basar). This is the country’s biggest technical festival. The three-day technical fest was conducted with the theme ‘Spot and encourage rural tech innovators’. It hosted more than 200 technical events including ..