Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Innovation

Global education needs reform but looking in wrong direction. Start learning from schools

If world leaders aren’t ready to admit that they don’t have all the answers, then educators at the coalface must raise their voices to be heard.

SOS wand for trekkers & robot for flood aid — teen ‘change-makers’ make waves at IIT bootcamp

SOS wand for trekkers & robot for flood aid — teen ‘change-makers’ make waves at IIT bootcamp

How to climate-proof Indian agriculture through innovation – from fertiliser to farmer networks

Small-scale farmers have been spending about 35% of their overheads on synthetic fertilisers, which can place them at greater financial risk from climatic shocks.

What is a certified Scrum product owner and why you should go for it

Becoming a professional CSPO® increases the certainty of better use of tools and techniques, making one an efficient product owner and expanding the area of opportunities.

This simple sticker can add an extra 14 days of freshness to your fruits

Roughly a third of all the food produced around the world goes to waste. But now an innovator has come up with a way of making fruits last longer.

An Africa-led movement is trying to build the next natural Wonder of the World

The Great Green Wall is a reforestation initiative that aims to grow an 8,000km belt of trees, vegetation and fertile land across the degraded Sahel region.

Does regulation affect innovation? Study shows it does, but there is a way out

French economist and professors from LSE and MIT applied a growth model on company data from France to suggest that regulatory reforms may have greater benefits than previously thought.

India loves to talk big on innovation, but lived realities of innovators are quite different

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

India wants innovation, but arrests IIT grad who develops faster Tatkal ticket-booking app

India’s policy-shapers love to talk big on innovation and frequently use words like AI, machine-learning and blockchain. But the lived realities of innovators are very different.

Indian NGO founder who helped migrants in lockdown on Schwab list of social innovators

Schwab Foundation named 5 Indians in its list of 2020 social innovators award. Among them is Ashif Shaikh, the founder-director of Jan Sahas.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.