Healthcare Current Affairs - 2019

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IIT Guwahati Researchers develop portable device to detect bacteria without lab tests

A team of researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) has developed portable diagnostic device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. Researchers team work has been patented as well as published in July 2019 issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry of Royal Society of Chemistry. Key Highlights Function: This hand-held device Read More…

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Wipro and IIT-Kharagpur partner for Advanced Research

IT services major Wipro has announced a partnership with IIT Kharagpur to undertake industry-focused applied research in the areas of 5G and artificial intelligence (AI). Collaboration for Advanced Research Wipro and IIT Kharagpur will jointly take up applied research projects on industry challenges related to the design, planning and operations of 5G networks and cognitive Read More…

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India launches third IT corridor in China

India has launched its third IT corridor in China. The corridor will facilitate partnerships between Indian and Chinese companies. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) entered into a partnership with China’s Xuzhou city from Jiangsu Province in China to help develop the IT corridor. IT Corridor IT corridor facilitates partnerships between Indian and Read More…

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Monster Salary Index Report

The Monster Salary Index report has highlighted the following findings: The gender pay gap is still high in India and women in the country earn 19 per cent less than men. Wage inequalities in favour of men are present in all the relevant sectors. The current gender pay gap in India stood at 19 per cent Read More…

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Startup India-WhatsApp Grand Challenge

The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has announced Startup India-WhatsApp Grand Challenge to encourage entrepreneurs and small businesses in India. About the challenge The challenge is being hosted in association with Invest India. The top 5 winners would receive a cash prize worth $250,000 (roughly Rs. 1.8 crores). The challenge is aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurs who Read More…

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NITI Aayog, Microsoft sign agreement to bring in AI tools for agriculture and healthcare

Government’s premier think tank NITI Aayog has inked agreement with Microsoft India to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to address challenges in agriculture and healthcare and promote adoption of local language computing among others.  This partnership will help NITI Aayog to move beyond pilots and understand how to scale AI implementation in sectors characterized by Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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India ranks 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality: Lancet Study

India ranked 145th among 195 countries in terms of Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index in the year 2016, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The index was released as part of Global Burden of Disease study released by Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known peer-reviewed general medical Read More…

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