INAE Monthly E-News Letter Vol. VIII, Issue 1, January 1, 2017

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Message from the President

On the eve of the New Year, I am delighted to express my warmest greetings to all our Fellows, Young Associates and their families and convey my best wishes to each one Read More

Dr BN Suresh
President, INAE

From the Editor’s Desk
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Purnendu Ghosh
Chief Editor of Publications

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Dr Baldev Raj
Dr K V Raghavan
Dr Sanak Mishra
Prof. Indranil Manna
Prof BS Murty
Prof Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Prof Pradip Dutta
Prof Manoj K Tiwari
Prof Sanjay Mittal
Prof Prasun K Roy
Brig Rajan Minocha

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Award

The winners of the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 Competition, received their awards from President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Nov 7, 2016. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, congratulated all the winners and said he was really amazed by the range of creativity expressed by these young minds. Addressing the young winners, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, said that they have a duty not to adapt to the problems our society is facing but transcend them and to help India become a creative, compassionate and collaborative society. Given the various challenges the country faces and may face in this 21st century, “we will need an army of young people like you who would help the Government and society by identifying and addressing problems faced in day to day life and also likely to be faced in the long term. I am sure you all will live up to our collective expectations”.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 competition –is a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations by children up to class 12 or those out of school up to the age of 17 years -it is organized by National Innovation Foundation (NIF) every year to promote creativity and originality among children. The awards of IGNITE competition are announced every year on October 15th, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF. Starting in 2008, in the last eight years, 173 awards have been given to 246 children. This year, a total of 31 students have been awarded for their ideas/innovations. An exhibition showcasing award winning ideas was put up at the venue. NIF will file patents in all applicable cases in the name of the students and will also engage designers/fabricators to develop prototypes of the students’ ideas. NIF, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has been actively engaged in promoting creativity and innovation in our society with active support of Honey Bee Network.

Brief details of two award winning innovations are given below

Emergency light in two-wheelers

The siblings, Pranav and Gayatri, believe that even a small step in the right direction can make a huge difference. They had often heard stories of road accidents, involving two-wheelers. Their mother would worry every time they had to travel by a two-wheeler with their father. In most cases of such mishaps, the two-wheeler rider is knocked down and run over by other passing vehicles. They observed that the major cause for such accidents is the fact that approaching vehicles are unaware of the mishap that has already occurred. This could be due to speed, bad weather or lack of adequate light. Pranav and Gayatri have come up with the idea of installing a system with an emergency light or siren on the two-wheeler. It would get activated upon accident and alert approaching vehicles about the same. The system can be connected to impact sensors which will activate the hazard lights even if the engine shuts down, thus preventing the accident.

Real-time data transmission system in electronic voting machines

Roshan overheard his teachers discussing how voting numbers in many areas are rigged. He thought of a button in the EVMs which can transmit the total number of votes directly to the cloud server as the voting proceeds and also to district Election Commission office if required at regular interval. A software can be developed for this which will prevent any untoward happening during/after voting. The rate of voting will be recorded per minute any undue activity will alert the monitoring agencies.

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