Improving Maternal and Child Health, Forging a Brighter Future

At the start of this century, India had an infant mortality rate of 92. This meant that 92 children out of every 1000 live births did not survive. Today, that number has come down to about 30. In the same time frame, the global infant mortality rate has halved. In fact, both in India and the world, maternal mortality rates have seen a similar decline. This has been achieved through a combination of focused policies and interventions backed by great advancement in science, technology, and healthcare

Electric Vehicles: Renewing Our Modes of Transportation on Our Way to a Greener Society

To most of us living today, the concept of electric vehicles (EVs) is novel and signifies the future of mobility. But the first EVs date back to the late 1800s, and by the early 1900s, EVs accounted for a third of all vehicles on US roads. New York City even had a fleet of electric taxis!

The Energy Sector: Current State of Affairs and the Road Ahead

India took a major step towards carbon neutrality at the start of this year. First, the government announced that it aims to reach net zero emissions by 2070. It was also announced that India aims to meet 50% of its electricity requirements from renewable energy sources by 2030...

On the Road to a Green Future: Making the Electric Vehicle Life Cycle Better

In the previous blog, we discussed how the energy life cycle needs to be enhanced for sustainable development. In this article, we look into another key aspect of sustainability:, creating environment-friendly mobility systems that do not rely on fossil fuels for their energy. Primary among such mobility systems are electric vehiclesbacked by a renewables-basedpower supply system...

The Energy Sector: Our Current Grid and a Framework for the Future

The previous article in this series talked about sustainability as a balancing act between environment and exploitation. It also introduced sustainability’s linkage to the energy and e-mobility sectors. In this article, we will focus on the energy sector, the lifecycle of energy, existing and emerging technologies, the transition to renewables, policy support, and challenges faced by stakeholders while transitioning to sustainable sources of energy....

An Innovation Born Out Of Hardships—A Mechanical Weeder For Small Farmers Everywhere

  • 07 June 2022
For about half the Indian population, agriculture is the primary source of income. But farmers lose a large portion of their yield to the menace of weeds, or undesirable plants, constantly growing near their crops. Weeds feed on the nutrients provided to the soil, thereby reducing supply for the crops and obstructing their growth. Further, because of their tendency to proliferate, weeding a farm by hand can become extremely tedious.....

Balancing Exploitation and Environment

For decades now, humankind has based societal development on convenience and economics. The result is that today, the average temperature of the planet has risen by 1.1°Celsius, which is dangerously close to the 1.5 °C value (the point of no return). We are already witnessing the impacts of this temperature rise in the form of severe weather events and changing weather patterns....

What is the point of innovation if it does not contribute to social good?

  • 27 April 2022
What defines a true innovator? Based on Rajesh and Vikram—second-prize winners of the Agri-Hackathon—it is the ability to find simple solutions to complex problems.

Belonging to a small village called Pathini, which lies 20 km to the south of Warangal, Rajesh showed a knack for engineering and innovations from a very young age....

5 Essential Data Sources for Agritech Startups

  • 06 April 2022
The innovations led by agritech startups in India have a great potential to help us deal with farming problems in India; but developing, testing, and implementing technological solutions requires access to reliable sources with sufficient updated data. While there are many agricultural data sources, for independent startups specializing in a specific type of technology, narrowing down those that provide the specific data they need and remain updated, can be difficult...

Union Budget 2022: Top Agriculture Takeaways

  • 04 March 2022
As India steps into the last quarter in its journey towards India @100, the Union Budget 2022 reveals the government’s provisions for those that are at the heart of our sustenance, farmers. Through the Budget, the government emphasizes farmer welfare via income generation and promotes the idea of agriculture as an economic activity that generates value for the farmer....

Remote Sensing: A New Way to Assess Farm Losses And Insurance Claims

  • 23 December 2021
Until now, we have seen that the yield estimates from Crop Cutting Experiments (CCE) act as a base for government agencies and insurance companies to disburse insurance claims in case of crop failures....

The Health Virtuous Circle

  • 25 October 2018
  • Ms. Rohini Pimple, RICH
Global spending on healthcare is projected to increase from US $9.7 trillion in 2015 to US $18.28 trillion by 2040 with a projected worldwide shortage of 12.9 million healthcare professionals by 2035....

Source : The Guardian

Recycling of Plastics : An Analysis

  • 26 July 2018
  • Dr. Maneesh Kunte, RICH
Enough airtime and print real estate has been devoted to the impact of plastics on the environment and the health and so on and so forth.A lot of effort is going into figuring out the science behind developing better plastics and better processes to recycle or recommission different kind of plastics more effectively and efficiently....

Source : Marquee Workforce Solutions

A case for tech in Civil Aviation

  • 25 june 2018
  • Dr. Maneesh Kunte, RICH
9 dollars. That’s as much profit as an average airline made on each passenger it flew in 2017. In a slightly different context, that’s a net margin of about 4.7% which is a little better than the benefits that the credit card company gave back to you on the sandwich you bought at the airport....