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Technologists honoured for innovative solutions

New Delhi: Technologists from leading IT companies including Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Nokia Siemens Networks were Saturday feted for bringing out innovative solution to address the challenges that India faces.

The solutions included an advisory application for farmers for crop protection, internet-based education delivery system for schools, smart power management, rural healthcare, traffic management, clean drinking water and communication tool for hearing impaired, a statement said here.Organised by Technology Review magazine and global chemicals group DuPont, the awards' jury included a 12-member team of technologists, researchers and technology promoters.

While Infosys Technologies came up with a smart chip that can identify energy wastage and can be plugged to all power-hungry devices, TCS innovated a low-cost water purifier using a matrix of pebble and rice husk ash to help rural India with clean, potable water.

Nokia Siemens, on the other hand, developed a smart key that can be embedded in all driving licenses to give real-time data about the movement of the vehicle.

If all driving licenses use this key, every time a vehicle hits the road it will be possible to estimate traffic density with a view to reduce the burden of ever-increasing traffic.

Ajay Mathur, director general, bureau of energy efficiency and a member of the prime minister's council on climate change, exhorted the technologists to convert these innovations into applications quickly to address the needs of India's teaming millions.


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