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Samsung sets up AR-VR innovation labs in IIT Jodhpur

New Delhi :
Samsung’s innovation lab has been set up at Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur) as part of Samsung Digital Academy, Samsung’s CSR initiative to bridge the digital divide and proficiency gaps in the country by skilling students on cutting-edge technology.

This Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur will expose students –

An innovation lab of Samsung was inaugurated at IIT-Jodhpur in Rajasthan at an online event on Friday. The event was inaugurated by Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and IT.
On the inaugural occasion, IIT Director Santanu Chaudhury said that this Innovation Lab at IIT-Jodhpur will expose students to the new technology of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and help them learn industry-relevant skills and make them job-ready.

Lab has been set up as part of –

“It would also provide an impetus to research and development in the area of augmented reality and virtual reality furthering the national mission of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat,” he said. The lab has been set up as part of Samsung Digital Academy, Samsung’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that aims to bridge the digital divide and proficiency gaps in the country by skilling students on cutting-edge technology.

Present persons were –

Among the present persons were, Kaushik Saha, chief technology officer, Samsung R&D Institute India; and Deokho Kim, MD and CVP, Samsung Research and Development Institute., Mugdha Sinha, secretary to Government, Art, Literature, Cultural & Archaeology, and Director General, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Rajasthan, was the guest of honour.

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IISc Bangalore discovers five species of vine snakes

New Delhi :
Researchers at Indian Institute of Science, Banglore’s (IISc Bangalore) Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES) have discovered 5 new species of Asian vine snakes. The research was led by a former student of IISc, Ashok Mallik. Malik & the team carried out several field visits across the country to collect data & samples to understand the diversification of vine snakes.

Pre-urban areas has only added new dimensions to the species –

Though vine snakes are common in the country, especially the dry regions and Western Ghats, finding new species in the Pre-urban areas has only added new dimensions to the species. According to the report, the researchers found four distinct small-bodied and short-nosed species: the Northern Western Ghats vine snake (ahaetulla borealis), Farnsworth’s vine snake (ahaetulla farnsworthi), Malabar vine snake (ahaetulla malabarica) and Wall’s vine snake (ahaetulla isabellina) in the Western Ghats’ forests. They also found the long-nosed vine snake (ahaetulla oxyrhyncha) in the lowlands and drier parts of peninsular India. This snake is much larger and is morphologically distinct.

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IIT Madras develops new material combination to improve life of batteries

New Delhi :
Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT Madras) has developed a new material combination to significantly improve the life of rechargeable batteries that are used in devices such as smartphones, laptops, etc.

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