A Nation on the March

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Postby kmkraoind » 10 Apr 2015 11:26

If this thread is okay to post social-political reforms too, then I think this is most appropriate thread for this news items.

Khap panchayat comes to bride’s rescue, bans army jawan from marriage over dowry demand

In a novel move, a khap panchayat banned an army jawan from marriage for two years after he demanded a dowry from the girl’s family at Rasoolpur village in the district.

Balyan khap panchayat Chief Naresh Tikait said the panchayat banned the jawan from marrying for two years and
also fined him Rs 81,000 last evening for demanding a car in dowry.

The jawan’s marriage was fixed for April 24 but later his family demanded a car as dowry from the girl’s family who are residents of Kasimpur village, he said.

Tikait said the panchayat was convened following a request by the girl’s family to decide the dispute and both parties attended the meeting, he said.


Previously, Jat leaders promised to Modi in curtailing female infanticide and now this.

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Postby Kakkaji » 14 Jun 2015 08:10

Poor Chhattisgarh district is now a textbook success story

Self-Help Groups linked to government schemes see Oraon women running farms, working as contractors, driving autorickshaws in impoverished Surguja

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Postby Kakkaji » 23 Aug 2015 05:56

Murder count in India falls to its lowest level since 1960s

Believe it or not, the murder rate in India in the past few years has been at its lowest level since the 1960s. Even the absolute number of murders in 2014 was lower than in 1992, the year when the murder rate (number of murders per lakh of population) was at its highest.

The counter-intuitive fact emerges from an analysis of data from the National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) annual publication, Crime in India.

In the past two decades, the population of all states has gone up by several millions and therefore the rate of incidents has dropped significantly, in some cases to less than half their 1992 levels. It is not clear why the murder rate first increased rapidly and then has dropped equally sharply, but what is clear is that impressionistic ideas of society getting increasingly violent may need to be revisited.

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Postby Kakkaji » 24 Aug 2015 05:32

Fewer girls are missing at birth, show latest SRS data

The SRS data show that the number of girls born for every 1,000 boys has been steadily rising, and SRB for India during 2011-13 was 909 girls per 1,000 boys. Though the rate of improvement has plateaued in the last 5-7 years, the numbers of girls missing at birth are not as bad as they used to be a decade ago.

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Postby Kakkaji » 13 Sep 2015 06:23

Very interesting article, worth reading in full:

How villages in Jaipur have become water-sufficient by using the simplest water conservation methods

"Life used to be miserable. There was always tension in the air and every morning would begin with the sound of people shouting at each other," adds Prahlad, a resident of one of the villages of Phagi block, about two hours away from Jaipur. As there was hardly any water for daily use, a bath used to be a weekly affair.

The high prevalence of fluoride in water also led to several children becoming physically challenged. Nand Singh, a farmer, says farming was also a difficult proposition and they could manage to grow only one crop a year. Due to the extreme paucity of water, every year hundreds of youngsters had to leave their villages in these parts and work in distant cities.


As the group of middle-aged men discuss the past, they break into laughter. The smiling faces and the camaraderie are evidence of the change, and the water conservation tank brimming in the background gives away the reason behind the change in the last 10 years.

Looking around them, it is easy to relate to why they feel so good about their present. Pachala village now has a rainwater harvesting structure that appears to be overflowing. Similar stories of abundance in the adjoining villages can be heard, of tanks that are full all through the year.

The story of how Phagi Block became water sufficient dispels many misconceptions and even offers a rather simple route map to achieving superlative results in taking water to the drier parts of the country.

Initial assessments revealed that water was at least 600 feet under, making any project prohibitive. So they advised the villagers to consider migrating from the village. For their part, the villagers were in no mood to leave."They are very attached to their land and so we were forced to revisit the project after a couple of years," says Jain.

In order to be sure about their analyses, the Advit team collected satellite data, land use and village level data. A participatory resource appraisal (PRA, which takes into account the knowledge and opinion of villagers) was conducted in each project village to ensure the participation of village communities.

The team then began deepening the existing low-lying areas in this villages and constructing structures that would save the rainwater. Each of these structures cost less than Rs 7 lakh and each structure was completed in less than a month. Having built eight structures in four villages in phases, the Advit team also spent considerable time interacting with the villagers and ensuring they took to maintaining the projects.

"They have really taken this project to heart. We had asked them not to pump water and last year even during peak summer the water bodies were full as no one pumped out from them," says Chandrasekaran.

Now we can grow up to three crops a year and the youngsters won't have to go out looking for work. The average income in these parts too has more than doubled," adds Prahlad Singh. And the women of the village do not have to walk a distance to get water

According to Jain, much of the problems that are associated with water scarcity in India have to do with the fact that governance and planning have shifted focus to "big projects" in recent years.

Water conservation experts say that life may not have been so easy, if they had to go through the government to get things done. In the case of Phagi project, Advit only had to deal with the local community, banks and other stakeholders.

Advit Foundation believes that to ensure water security, implementation at a micro level is the only sustainable way. Instilling a sense of ownership and responsibility among the community towards the harvesting structures is easier when the sizes are smaller.

"This renders the structures much more effective as they are easily maintained," explains Chandrasekaran. He adds that small, easily manageable water conservation projects would become significant for the country in the coming days.

Chandrasekaran takes the instance of Kerala, which despite being a rain-blessed state is in desperate need of conservation. "On the one hand, Kerala has plenty of rivers, lakes, ponds and brackish water and receives two monsoons but, on the other hand, it is a water-stressed state with water availability per capita being lower than that of Rajasthan," :eek: says Chandrasekaran.

Although Kerala has low groundwater potential because of its geography, most of its domestic and agricultural needs are met only by groundwater. Kerala has the highest density of wells in India, which has caused the water tables to fall.

Going by the manner in which Advit executed the water conservation project at Paghi, it appears as if water is a problem that can be easily solved and with minimal efforts.

Yet, the state governments in India appear to have been fighting the problem forever. The Advit team says that all it takes is two water conservation structures per village to ensure round the year availability of water. How difficult is that?

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Re: A Nation on the March

Postby Vayutuvan » 13 Sep 2015 07:15

Kakkaji garu: Jaipur is a city ain't it? So what is this "villages in Jaipur" bijiness, saar? Is it more like Jaipur district?

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Postby Kakkaji » 13 Sep 2015 07:29

vayu tuvan wrote:Kakkaji garu: Jaipur is a city ain't it? So what is this "villages in Jaipur" bijiness, saar? Is it more like Jaipur district?


I think the city of Jaipur is inside Jaipur district.

IIRC Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's constituency is Jaipur (Rural).

In Rajasthan a lot of good work on local water reservoirs has been done in Alwar and Bharatpur districts also. Agriculture has boomed there.

I think the key in this article is the use of modern technology (satellite mapping etc) to plan how to build local water storage structures that recharge the ground water. Involvement of the locals in building and maintaining them is crucial.

The massive building of check dam in Gujarat under Modi, in conjunction with surface irrigation from Narmada project, was instrumental in raising agricultural productivity there.

In Maharashtra, Dev Phadnavis is applying the same techniques in his "Jalyukt Shivir" projects in rural areas. Initial results have been very encouraging.

States like Punjab where the water table is depleting fast, need to take this up on a war footing.

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Postby gashish » 13 Sep 2015 08:46

^^
some positive testimonials for Jal Yukt Shivir right from the farmers of severely drought-hit marathwada..

Jal Yuktshivir in M'wada

I really hope this work continues on war-footing in all districts of M'wada. Will go some way to ameliorate situation and reduce suicide incidences in the region.

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Postby panduranghari » 13 Sep 2015 13:25

As the reporter said in the last statement, this is a game changer for BJP.

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Postby kmkraoind » 07 Oct 2015 10:02

RSS publishes books on Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana in a bid to acquaint kids with sacred Hindu texts

Indeed a great move by RSS.

RSS national Prachar Pramukh Manmohan Vaidya said this series comes after Bharat Bharati, a publication house affiliated to the Sangh brought out 510 books on Indian saints, reformers and kings in Kannada way back in 1972.

"Different publications affiliated to the Sangh across the country are now bringing out books for children in regional languages. This is happening because families and people want their children to know about our culture," said Vaidya. Other titles in the series include Ganesha, Hanuman, Kalidasa, Nala and Damayanti, Vivekananda and Arjuna.
........
They are interesting stories. We have made sure the author understands the psychology of the children," said Sapla.

The books, costing Rs 40 each, will be distributed in phases in 1.5 lakh schools across the country run by Sangh-affiliated organisations, people familiar with the matter said.

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Postby wig » 10 Oct 2015 10:24

while I am not very conversant with the technology I am of the opinion this as a technological achievement is laudable
Rare Earth (RE) magnets, such as samarium-cobalt, find use in Atomic Energy, Space and Defence industries for a variety of strategic and non-strategic applications. These exhibit superior quality in terms of performance ability, device miniaturization capability and stability at high operating temperatures. These are becoming increasingly indispensable components in high power motors, micro motors, alternators, couplers, bearings, and actuators etc. that cater to various non-strategic industries. The requirement of Rare Earth Permanent Magnets (REPM) in the country is currently met by imports. Considering the dual uses of these and the fact that India is a non-signatory to Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), the availability of the magnets has been scarce to the country. In view of the above, there is a dire need for making indigenous effort to produce REPM.

Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) has set up facilities for producing separated high pure RE oxides from mixed RE chlorides produced from its 10000 tons per annum monazite processing plant. The major RE's used in production of REPM are Neodymium (Nd) and Samarium (Sm). IREL has facilities to produce Nd, Praseodymium (Pr) and Sm oxide.

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed a novel metallurgical process for making RE alloy powder using indigenous RE oxides prepared by IREL. The technology for converting the RE alloys to magnets is available with Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad. The magnets are then machined at BARC, magnetized and characterized for the required application.

RE alloys are industrially produced by melting pure RE metal and the alloying additions at high temperatures. However, high melting temperature, very high cost of pure RE metals and loss of RE at high temperature due to evaporation make the alloy product very expensive. Moreover, solid ingot requires further pulverization to yield powder, from which the magnets are made. All these processes are energy intensive. On the other hand, the process developed by BARC yields the alloy powders directly from inexpensive oxides at much lower temperature, thereby resulting in lower cost magnets made out of samarium available in Indian ore.
RE alloy powders thus prepared using BARC technology were converted to magnets by DMRL. Magnets of different shapes have been prepared and these have been found at par with imported magnets in terms of magnetic properties.

Based on the above mentioned indigenous efforts, IREL is considering to set up a plant for production of RE permanent magnets for use in the strategic sectors. BARC is now transferring the technology to IREL.

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Postby Santosh » 16 Oct 2015 08:56

Remarkable if true -

BJP document ‘forced’ religious conversion, NGO on par with Maoists

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 365288.cms

NEW DELHI: The BJP's indoctrination document has identified 'forced' religious conversion and NGOs that receive foreign funds as internal threats the nation faces and has categorised them along with the threat from Maoists.

The document prepared by the central BJP to train 1.5 million cadres from over 100 million party members, recruited from across the country earlier this year, highlights religious conversion as a "serious domestic threat" and a "conspiracy" by Christian and 'Jihadi activities.

"For several years, a conspiracy has been on to disturb the demographic structure of the country through Christian and Jihadi activities thriving with the help from funds and force. This is a serious domestic threat for us," the document said.

"There has been so much religious conversion in some of our states that it has disturbed the d e m o g r a p h i c structure. There is pent-up anger and agitation in such states that can burst out anytime," the document warns, ..

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Postby Vips » 17 May 2018 18:56

India’s private wealth could triple by 2027—the fastest growth in the world.

Indians are minting money like nobody’s business.

Between 2017 and 2027, India’s total wealth—the private wealth held by all individuals in a country—is slated to grow from $8.23 trillion (Rs557 lakh crore) to $24.7 trillion, rising 200%, as per the 2018 Global Wealth Migration Review by the AfrAsia Bank. The total wealth includes assets—property, cash, equities, and business interests—less any liabilities.

The estimated growth of total wealth in India is far higher than global trends.

Global wealth is expected to rise by 50% over the next decade, reaching $321 trillion by 2027. After India, China is expected to log the next highest growth rate of 180% to reach a total wealth of nearly $70 trillion.

Aside from a strong growth forecast in the traditional industries like financial services, IT, real estate, health care, and media, AfrAsia Bank credits a “large number of entrepreneurs, good educational system and (an) English-speaking” population for pushing India into the league of the world’s fastest-growing wealth markets.

India’s richest have historically belonged to prominent business families like the Tatas, Birlas, and Ambanis, but self-made individuals now comprise more than two-thirds of the country’s billionaire cohort. For example, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of India’s largest digital payments platform, Paytm, is India’s youngest billionaire.

The share of Indians in the global billionaires club climbed up from 1% to 5% (pdf) over the last twenty years. Currently, India is home to the third-highest number of billionaires in the world at 119.

In addition, six of the ten Asian cities that will drive global wealth growth, as per AfrAsia, are in India.

The promising predictions for India are in line with the country’s performance so far. India’s wealth growth between 2016 and 2017 was the fastest among all nations at 25%.

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https://www.indiatoday.in/education-tod ... 2018-12-24

19 yo pune girl cycles alone across the world 29000km in 159 days

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Government set to digitally map India.

Nearly two centuries after British surveyors Colonel Sir George Everest and his predecessor William Lambton first scientifically measured the length and breadth of the country, the Survey of India (SOI) is all set to digitally map the country using latest technologies.

The project is being undertaken by the Survey of India, with support from Department of Science and Technology (DST) for over a period of two years. The work has already begun in three states -- Maharashtra, Karnataka and Haryana.

“The idea is to make digital maps available for everyone. The mapping would be drone-based, but this would be validated by ground-based information," said Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Department of Science and Technology, highlighting how the wide availability of satellite data has rendered the erstwhile policies of restricting map information to citizens obsolete.

The humungous exercise would witness the Survey of India, one of India’s oldest scientific departments set up in 1767, using latest technologies to map India digitally. It would be drone-based, but data would be validated by ground based information and high-resolution cameras.

SOI has over 2500 Ground Control Points uniformly distributed throughout the country whose standardized co-ordinates are known. But the recent mapping exercise would be supported by a network of Continuously Operated Reference Stations network (CORS) which is being set up in India for the first time to give instant online 3-D positioning with accuracy of a few centimeters.

Unlike the Global Positing System (GPS), which is a satellite-based navigation system or the Google maps, these digital maps would be far more accurate and precise.

“They will be far more superior with accuracy of ten cms. But, there will be adequate consideration that it does not jeopardize national security. Balance will be maintained between development and security needs," he said highlighting the growing demand of digital topographical data various applications.

SOI has already created three Digital Centres to generate Digital Topographical Data base of the entire country for creation of geographic information system. So far, it maintains topographic maps in 1:50, 00,000 and partially in 1:25, 00,000 and 1:10,00,000 scales, but now the target is to generate digital maps on 1:500 scale for the entire country.

The first-ever maps involved surveyors and workers travelling in tough terrains and forests, risking their lives as they created the Great Trigonometrical Survey in 1870, using an array of optical instruments including Theodilites, zenith sector to measure curvature of earth and collect field data. Sir George Everest, the Surveyor of India that time had mapped the longest arc of the meridian from the southernmost point of India north to Nepal covering distance of about 2,400 kilometres over three decades. The world’s highest peak, Mount Everest was named after him.

The department is also mapping the entire flood plains of the river Ganga, up to 25 km on each side with sufficient accuracy, which will not only give information about the sources of discharge, erosion, elevation on both sides, but help prepare for floods in future.

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India planning to set up one of the world's largest facial recognition systems.

India is planning to set up one of the world's largest facial recognition systems, potentially a lucrative opportunity for surveillance companies and a nightmare for privacy advocates who fear it will lead to a Chinese-style Orwellian state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will open bids next month to build a system to centralize facial recognition data captured through surveillance cameras across India. It would link up with databases containing records for everything from passports to fingerprints to help India's depleted police force identify criminals, missing persons and dead bodies.

The government says the move is designed to help one of the world's most understaffed police forces, which has one officer for every 724 citizens - well below global norms. It also could be a boon for companies: TechSci Research estimates India's facial recognition market will grow sixfold by 2024 to $4.3 billion, nearly on par with China.

But the project is also ringing alarm bells in a nation with no data privacy laws and a government that just shut down the internet for the last seven weeks in the key state of Kashmir to prevent unrest. While India is still far from implementing a system that matches China's ability to use technology to control the population, the lack of proper safeguards opens the door for abuses.

"We're the only functional democracy which will set up such as system without any data protection or privacy laws," said Apar Gupta, a Delhi-based lawyer and executive director of the Internet Freedom Foundation, a non-profit group whose members successfully lobbied the government in 2015 to ensure net neutrality and reject platforms like Facebook Inc.'s Free Basics. "It's like a gold rush for companies seeking large unprotected databases."

Black Market
A draft data protection bill presented to the government last year still hasn't been approved by the cabinet or introduced into parliament. The country has already had problems implementing Aadhaar, one of the world's biggest biometric databases linking everything from bank accounts to income tax filings, which been plagued by reports of data leaks and the growth of a black market for personal information.

So far, not much is known about which companies might bid on the facial-recognition system. Minutes of a meeting with potential bidders, obtained by the Internet Freedom Foundation through a right to information request, showed unidentified companies sought clarifications on integrating facial recognition data with state databases and whether it should be able to identify people with plastic surgery.

Vasudha Gupta, a spokeswoman for the Home Ministry, didn't respond to an email seeking comments about the system.

For some in the police force, the system will be an essential tool to fight crime if implemented properly. India has seen more than 100 terrorist attacks in the last three decades, including one on luxury hotels and a train station in Mumbai that killed 166 people in 2008.

'Powerful Tool'
Nilabh Kishore, who headed a unit fighting organized crime in the state of Punjab until last year, had success against gangsters after he set up a system linking data from police stations across the state.

"A system that can identify criminals is invaluable - facial recognition is a powerful tool," said Kishore, who is now deputy inspector general of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. "But human intentions are also very important. You can make the best of technology, but if human intentions are wrong it can be a tool for misuse."

That's particularly a worry for vulnerable minority groups that have long faced discrimination in India. Lower castes and tribals account for about a quarter of the population but constitute 34% of India's prisoners, according to the National Dalit Movement for Justice.

In January, the Delhi High Court said it was "unacceptable" that facial recognition had not helped trace any of the 5,000 children missing from the city in three years. Earlier this month, photos and phone numbers from a Madurai city police facial recognition database in the southern state of Tamil Nadu were leaked online.

Surveillance Threat
The threat of foreign spying is also persistent. Last month a federal government think tank criticized the local administration in Delhi for hiring the Indian arm of Chinese firm Hikvision to set up 150,000 CCTVs, saying the move could spur illegal hacking and data leaks to the Chinese government.

Foreign surveillance companies operating in India include CP Plus, Dahua, Panasonic Corp., Bosch Security Systems, Honeywell International Inc., and D-Link India Ltd. Many Indian companies won't be able to bid on the facial-recognition system because the current tender requires them to meet standards established by the U.S. National Institute of Science and Technology, according to Atul Rai, chief executive officer of Staqu Technologies, an Indian startup.

Rai, whose company has developed facial recognition for eight local police forces, said India doesn't have the same quality cameras as China - making it harder to meet the goal of being able to identify any person with an integrated system. He also said it would be more difficult to implement a national network in India because state governments are responsible for law and order under its constitution.

"But if this one happens in line with the government's plan, it should be a China-like system," Rai said. "Any powerful country wants to be like China when it comes to using technology to monitor people - even western countries."

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https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 73131.html


During the past 25 years, the cattle semen industry in India has been growing by leaps and bounds. In 1995 India produced around 13 million doses of cattle sperm (often referred to as frozen straws in the industry). Almost 40 percent of this came from the cooperative sector. By last year, the production had swelled to 65.3 million.

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 30 Oct 2019 20:16

Is this worth mentioning- new chip developed

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/hom ... 715045.cms

Using nanomagnets, the IIT-H have developed Magnetic quantum ..

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Postby Vayutuvan » 31 Oct 2019 06:12

Varoon Shekhar wrote:Is this worth mentioning- new chip developed

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/hom ... 715045.cms

Using nanomagnets, the IIT-H have developed Magnetic quantum ..


It is a very interesting line of research. A lot of groups are trying to develop quantum computers in Silicon using quantum dots in Silicon. Details in the paper would be of interest to people in the TCS (Teoretical Computer Science) community.

The recent google QC which achieved limited "quantum supremacy" in Linear Cross-correlation Entropy
Test. The test was proposed by Prof. Scott Aronson, a leading TCS researcher on all things quantum. His blog can be found at

Quantum Supremacy: The gloves are off

I request you to go through what this is all about. There is a link to arxiv paper explaining why passing LCET is a milestone in the race to realize a physical QC.

If IIT-H invention is important, he will talk about it in his blog, almost surely.

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Postby Kaivalya » 19 Nov 2019 01:52

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bengaluru/bengalureans-anti-cancer-kit-a-breakthrough-us/amp_articleshow/72015631.cms


Devices will be made in India, given there are hardly any imported parts: Inventor
Cytotron is intended to cause degeneration of uncontrolled growth of tissues. “It is indicated for treating protein-linked, abnormally regenerating disorders such as neoplastic disease, and allowing extended progression free survival, with pain relief, palliation, improved quality and dignity of life,” says the letter.

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Postby tandav » 24 Nov 2019 17:28

Kaivalya wrote:https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bengaluru/bengalureans-anti-cancer-kit-a-breakthrough-us/amp_articleshow/72015631.cms


Devices will be made in India, given there are hardly any imported parts: Inventor
Cytotron is intended to cause degeneration of uncontrolled growth of tissues. “It is indicated for treating protein-linked, abnormally regenerating disorders such as neoplastic disease, and allowing extended progression free survival, with pain relief, palliation, improved quality and dignity of life,” says the letter.


The inventor claims that the device has FDA tag as a breakthrough device against cancer. However there is no formal indication from FDA website. A massive leap forward if claims are verifiable. I was looking for primary data and field tests or papers with regard to the technology. If someone can explain the science behind it please let us all know.

The same inventor Dr Rajah also claims that rapidly oscillating electromagnetic fields can cause coagulation in waste water in a separate but related invention being commercialized as FPStar boomtube which I am not able to comprehend
https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2015151112A1/en

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Postby Amber G. » 24 Nov 2019 22:44

tandav wrote:


The inventor claims that the device has FDA tag as a breakthrough device against cancer. <snip>

A quick search shows- a Clinical Trial NCT01330830 registered in 2010 as
Cytotron® Delivered Rotational Field Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (RFQMR)


https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01220830
Of course "clinical trail" != FDA approval other than a simple registration which, anyone can do.
As they clearly point out:
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. click this to read disclaimer for details

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Personally, I never heard of "Cytotron" or even "Rotational Field Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance". NMR, I know Everyone in Physics studies it and I have even had a lab experiment in IIT Kanpur - but RFQ part is quite odd and only reference I can find is in NetMdInd published paper: " a technology that is made to deliver highly complex quantum electromagnetic beams in the sub-radio and near-radio frequency spectrum. The beams can be precisely controlled and focused onto tissues therein generating streaming voltage potentials."


Very interesting.

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PS - Personally I take many of these ddm articles as silly and not to be taken seriously unless you can verify, There "scientific contents" and scientific sounding mumbo-jumbo/nonsense is quite amusing though.

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Postby tandav » 26 Nov 2019 09:29

Amber G. wrote:
tandav wrote:
The inventor claims that the device has FDA tag as a breakthrough device against cancer. <snip>

A quick search shows- a Clinical Trial NCT01330830 registered in 2010 as
Cytotron® Delivered Rotational Field Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (RFQMR)


https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01220830
Of course "clinical trail" != FDA approval other than a simple registration which, anyone can do.
As they clearly point out:
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. click this to read disclaimer for details

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Personally, I never heard of "Cytotron" or even "Rotational Field Quantum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance". NMR, I know Everyone in Physics studies it and I have even had a lab experiment in IIT Kanpur - but RFQ part is quite odd and only reference I can find is in NetMdInd published paper: " a technology that is made to deliver highly complex quantum electromagnetic beams in the sub-radio and near-radio frequency spectrum. The beams can be precisely controlled and focused onto tissues therein generating streaming voltage potentials."


Very interesting.

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PS - Personally I take many of these ddm articles as silly and not to be taken seriously unless you can verify, There "scientific contents" and scientific sounding mumbo-jumbo/nonsense is quite amusing though.


More searching on the Fine Particle Thrombotic Agglomeration Reactor FPSTAR Boomtube came up with this paper in a very low impact factor journal IJSR (impact factor ~0.2) it claims quite akin to the Cytotron
"The FPSTAR reactor does exactly this; it uses high intensity Electron Dipole Spin Reso-nance Frequency (EDSRF), which is modulated with the Specific Frequency of Disassociation (SFoD) in the shortwave range of the electromagnetic spectrum of millions of cycles per second which make the dissolved substances in the water lose or gain electrons and re-organise to chargeless elemental molecules, gases escape and solids precipitate out after agglomeration into micron size particles...

https://www.worldwidejournals.com/international-journal-of-scientific-research-(IJSR)/fileview/fine-particle-shortwave-thrombotic-agglomeration-reactor-fpstar-in-wasted-water-recovery-to-achieve-zero-liquid-discharge_November_2019_1572614136_4520904.pdf

the concern I have with Dr Rajah is that the claims for both Cytotron and FPStar are unsupported or extremely vague, the paper listed above does not answer any fundamental questions (infact reads more like fiction with a bunch of scientific abbreviations thrown in to bedazzle non scientists) and would certainly not pass any review of a better journal. However in the interest of supporting Indian innovation I would like to know if esteemed posters here can weigh in on whether science behind the claims made are within reason and can be pursued to develop the technology?

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Re: A Nation on the March

Postby tandav » 26 Nov 2019 23:51

There is another publication for Cytotron by IAF medical staff and Dr Rajah V Kumar MD Scalene Research Institute for treatment of Knee Osteo arthiritis

http://medind.nic.in/iab/t04/i2/iabt04i2p1.pdf

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Re: A Nation on the March

Postby Karan M » 27 Nov 2019 00:33

I have some experience of using EMF fields on a personal basis, and can testify. They do work, for wound regeneration, and tissue healing. They are also effective pain suppressants.
But the use of EMF for cancer destruction needs rigorous trials.

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Re: A Nation on the March

Postby tandav » 28 Nov 2019 03:47

Karan M wrote:I have some experience of using EMF fields on a personal basis, and can testify. They do work, for wound regeneration, and tissue healing. They are also effective pain suppressants.
But the use of EMF for cancer destruction needs rigorous trials.


Links for literature and scientific study based on this?

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Re: A Nation on the March

Postby Amber G. » 28 Nov 2019 05:22

Meanwhile: A first of the kind tie-up between two prestigious institutions:

IIT Kanpur & New York University Tandon School of Engineering signed an agreement recently to offer joint PhD degrees in computer and electrical engineering.
Leading research universities in India and U.S. launch dual engineering doctoral degree program
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and the New York University Tandon School of Engineering will offer dual degrees for electrical or computer engineering students starting this fall.

Leaders of the two institutions signed a five-year agreement that will expand an international collaboration that formally began in 2016, with their partnership for research and education in cybersecurity. The latest agreement will allow students in computer or electrical engineering to enroll at either school, then finish the last two years of their doctoral program at the other, graduating with degrees from both.



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