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Indian Government Launches Data.Gov.In

Anupam Saxena | Media4Nama | September 4, 2012

...looks like the Indian government has finally launched data.gov.in in open beta. The site allows the Government of India Ministries/ Departments and their organizations to publish data-sets, documents, services, tools and applications collected by them for public use, in order to make government functions more transparent. Read More »

"Industry Will Not Support Open-Ended Science, So Govt Must"

Aradhna Wal | CNN-News18 | December 20, 2016

On December 11, News18 exposed how India’s clinical trials and drug discovery process is skewed towards diseases like cancer while ignoring the top killers of the country like TB, diarrhea and Kala Azar. Responding to that, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Director-General of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) told News18 there was a need to support indigenous research in India. In this interview to News18’s Aradhna Wal, Dr Swaminathan says India needs a 10-year vision on drug research...

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'Open Data' Business Models & Strategies in Healthcare

The U.S., U.K., Kenya, India, France, G8 Nations…  Everyone seems to be catching 'Open Data' Fever!  Companies across the U.S. and around the world are all starting to figure out business models and strategies that will allow them to cash in on the 'open data' movement. Read More »

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

Charu Bahri | IndiaSpend | December 26, 2014

Minimum effort. Minimum expense. Maximum result.  In colloquial English, that’s the mantra that guides India, a mantra that has helped it become a global centre for low-cost innovation—and kept the country addicted to slapdash, jerryrigged solutions to complex problems....

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2014: Our Most Ambitious Year Yet

Trevor Knoblich | Frontline Cloud | January 23, 2014

We want to say thank you to all of our users and supporters for a tremendous and inspiring 2013. [...] By these and many other metrics, 2013 was our biggest year to date. But 2014 is shaping up to be even bigger. We kicked off the year with a team retreat to dream, plan and prioritize some of our biggest and best features and products to date. Read More »

2050 Deadline For Tuberculosis

Kaniza Garari | Deccan Chronicle | August 26, 2013

It has been a challenge for the government of India to come up with a new drug to cure tuberculosis and scientists at IICT are keeping their fingers crossed as the new combination of PA824 moxifloxacin and pyrazinamide under the Open Source Drug Discovery has successfully entered phase-II of clinical trial. Read More »

5 Apps Working to Improve Women’s Safety Across the World

Aileen O'Hagan | Future Scot | August 3, 2017

Girls in Dharavi Diary Slum are learning how to code apps, changing the lives of people living in Mumbai’s biggest slum. The project aims to empower and educate girls from the Dharavi slum, giving them vital skills to thrive in a digital world. In a country where education for girls is considered  secondary to maintaining the family home, this programme is revolutionary in changing the way India is looking at education for girls...

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A Nevada Woman Dies of a Superbug Resistant to Every Available Antibiotic in the US

Helen Branswell | STAT | January 12, 2017

If it sometimes seems like the idea of antibiotic resistance, though unsettling, is more theoretical than real, please read on. Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection. Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics. “It was tested against everything that’s available in the United States … and was not effective,” said Dr. Alexander Kallen, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of health care quality promotion...

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A Revolution in Mobile Technologies is Taking Place in India

Anand Chandrasekaran | LinkedIn | May 26, 2014

Everyone knows India has changed in very obvious ways since the explosion of the technology economy...But what most Indians haven’t seen first hand is the revolution that mobile technology is bringing about in the small towns and rural areas of India...

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Africa: 'Misguided' Nations Lock Up Valuable Geospatial Data

Staff Writer | allAfrica.com | January 15, 2014

Many governments, particularly those in low-income countries, are "shooting themselves in the foot" by failing to give research and development communities open access to their caches of geospatial data, experts have warned. Read More »

An Open Source Private Cloud Solution for Rural Healthcare

M. Deepa Lakshmi and Julia Punitha Malar Dhas | IEEE Xplore | September 23, 2011

One of the major challenges in developing countries like India is to make health care accessible in rural areas. Seventy percent of rural areas in India lack hospitals, physicians, and medical care. With the growth of the Internet, several healthcare portals are now available to provide appropriate solutions to common problems. Read More »

Antibiotics: Medical City’s Unhealthy Strain

Pushpa Narayan | The Times of India | October 9, 2014

...Chennai has been at the center of recent controversies over the use of antibiotics. The seminal 2010 Lancet paper that identified the emergence of superbugs resistant to a variety of antibiotics found that the superbugs came from Chennai and Hyderabad...

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ASAP Awards – Interview With Nitika Pant Tai

Fabiana Kubke | PLOS.org | October 21, 2013

Communities with limited wealth suffer of diseases in a way that many of us may never come to be confronted with. Poverty befriends disease, and many diseases befriend shame. Read More »

At the Forefront of Development

Brij Kothari | mydigitalfc.com | February 15, 2012

The hardware is rudimentary. An ordinary mobile phone connected to a laptop with a cable. But who would have thought that this simple set up could actually be turned into a central communication hub, and in the hands of civil society, become a powerful communication tool for people’s empowerment? Read More »

Automotive Open-Source OpenXC from Ford Launched in India

Staff | EE Herald | February 17, 2012

To address the growing Indian Automotive electronics market, Ford Motor has demonstrated its open source platform for automotive electronics named OpenXC at the NASSCOM India Leadership Summit, Ford has demonstrated the potential of open-source application development for the automobile.

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