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IIIT Bhubaneswar builts bubble helmet ventilator ‘Swasner’ to help Covid patients

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New Delhi :

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bhubaneswar has built a bubble helmet ventilator named as ‘Swasner’, which can be used as a part of PPE kits for frontline workers. The ventilator is inexpensive and will help the one’s suffering from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The patent-pending bubble helmet costs Rs 1,800 per piece.

Massive shortage of medical supplies –
The Indian government in March lifted the ban on the import of used ventilators, owing to the massive shortage of medical supplies in the country. Six months into the pandemic, according to official data, Make in India ventilators increased in number in August accounting for 96 percent of the 60,000 ventilators procured. However, the ventilator shortage remains in the country, which has registered over 55 lakh COVID-19 cases and reported close to 88,900 deaths, as on September 22.

Developed the bubble helmet –
To address this shortage, a group of engineering students from IIIT Bhubaneswar devised ‘Swasner’. Eight engineering students — Tapaswin Padhy, Sai Sambit Nayak, Sidharth Nayak, Ananya Aprameya, Jivitesh Debata, Vitthal Gupta, Nand Kishore Gupta, Divyajyoti Dash, and Shovit Mittra — developed the bubble helmet under the mentorship of Prof Suraj Sharma of IIIT Bhubaneswar, and Sidharth Bhatter, CEO, Karkhana Makerspace.

NIT-Rourkela funds regional start-ups under the EiR Programme

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New Delhi :

To help realise the PM’s vision of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, (National Institute of Technology Rourkela’s) NIT-R aims to support & build a strong ecosystem for Indian start-ups under its entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs) programme.

Innovative approaches for the betterment of society –
National Institute of Technology Rourkela’s (NIT-R) Foundation for Technology and Business Incubation (FTBI) centre has selected two start-ups under the entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs) programme to support the young start-ups with innovative ideas. Under this programme, FTBI has selected two in-house start-ups, Yarev Technology Pvt. Ltd. and Clavictor Academy Pvt. Ltd., with innovative approaches for the betterment of society at large. The Institute’s objective behind this programme is to support and build a strong ecosystem for Indian start-ups and help realise the vision of the Prime Minister for building an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Education Minister tweeted –
Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted for this on his official social media handle. He wrote, “Under its entrepreneurs-in-residence (EiRs) programme, NIT-R aims to support & build a strong ecosystem for Indian start-ups & help realise Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji’s vision of an #AtmanirbharBharat.”

NMEICT sponsors National Digital Library of India project and arranged funding through MoEd

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New Delhi :

To make available to the learners community learning resources through a single-window, National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has sponsored the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project and arranged funding through Ministry of Education.

24*7 access to incredible information –
NDLIndia is bringing the world of books at everyone’s doorstep, all within a single window. It will leverage the portal to gain 24*7 access to incredible information. National Digital Library will bring free ebooks available in people’s favourite genre by their favourite authors. Anyone can go through the website’s link.

Education Minister tweeted –
Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank also tweeted, A call to all the teachers & students! @NDLIndia is bringing the world of books at your doorstep, all within a single window. Leverage the portal to gain 24*7 access to incredible information. https://t.co/DDpuYeBMvB”

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