IIT Madras Current Affairs - 2020

Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovative Achievements, 2020 (ARIIA 2020)

On August 18, 2020, Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), 2020 was released. The rankings were announced by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Highlights The Vice President announced the top ten institutes in public funded and five institutes in private and self-reliance categories. IIT Madras emerged as the best institute under the institute of Read More…

OXY2 developed by IIT-M: Highlights

A health startup at IIT Madras in joint collaboration with HELYXON has developed a device called OXY2. This newly designed device can easily take vitals of an individual such as heart rate, temperature, oxygen saturation and respiration rate clinically accurate. The device is made commercially available now and has already been deployed to monitor 2000 Read More…

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“Medicab”: Portable Hospital Developed by IIT Madras

IIT-Madras supported startup Modulus Housing has developed portable hospital unit. The unit can be dragged anywhere and can be installed within 2 hours. Highlights The portable hospital has been named “MediCAB”. The portable hospital is being launched in Wayanad district of Kerala where the units are being deployed to treat COVID-19 patients. About Medicab The Read More…

GoI sets up Centre of Excellence for coir applications

The Coir Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Madras. The memorandum aims to set up a Centre of Excellence for Coir Applications. Highlights Under the MoU, the Centre of Excellence is to extend the research work of the coir sector with the support of IIT Madras. The MoU will extend the use of Read More…

Funding approved by DST to develop Nasal Passage Gel for COVID-19

The Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering and IIT Madras have developed a nasal passage gel that will inactivate COVID1-9. The funding to support the technology is to be provided by SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board), a statutory body operating under Department of Science and Technology. What is the plan? The team formed from the Read More…