Kanpur News

In a bid to ensure amplified connectivity and internet services across different regions of the state, a large number of cities in Uttar Pradesh will be equipped with free WiFi facilities soon. This includes 17 districts that have municipal corporations besides a list of other regions governed by municipal councils. As per reports, the concerned authorities have issued directives to the district commissioners and other officials for the implementation of this project.

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IIT Kanpur has inked an MoU with Prasar Bharati, to transform the landscape of radio transmission in tandem with the next generation of broadcasting. In line with this, a Centre of Excellence for Media and Broadcasting Technologies, will be established at IIT Kanpur. The new centre will explore the avenue of Direct-to-Mobile broadcasting capabilities, to streamline radio signals with the global standards of 5G.

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The exam centres at Kanpur's Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University will now be monitored by a technical expert, apart from the observer. While this will be applicable for sensitive centres, a control room has been set up from where a team of experts shall monitor more than 450 exam centres populated by almost 4 lakh students. This decision has been taken by the university's administration after a recent case of mass cheating was anonymously reported during the final exams.

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With COVID cases on a rise again in several Indian states, travel norms in UP have been changed yet again. Passengers traveling to Uttar Pradesh from states having a high COVID caseload will now be allowed entry only after they produce a negative RT-PCR report. The negative certificate should not be older than 4 days. All travelers, irrespective of their mode of commute, be it road, rail, air or private vehicle, will have to comply with this norm. Only those who are fully vaccinated against the virus with both the doses, will be exempted.

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The next phase of the Kanpur Metro Project will witness the construction of a 4-kilometre long underground line from Chunniganj to Nayaganj. Along this section, 4 underground stations will be established at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj. In order to move ahead with the construction plans, alternate traffic routes would be chalked at all four locations and they would be functional for a period of around 2 years.

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Bringing fame to Kanpur are the city's 3 MSMEs, that have been awarded under the various categories at Tally MSME Awards 2021. Other winners from Uttar Pradesh are from Dhanauri, Deoria and Varanasi, which takes the total tally of enterprises from the state that have been recognised, to 6.

Initiated by Tally Solutions, this award aims at recognising and celebrating the diversity and impact of micro, small and medium enterprises through their best practices at the grassroots. Read on to know more about this award and the awardees!

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Amid the country's battle against the pandemic, the oxygen crisis has unfolded in horrifying ways. In an attempt to amplify the available resources, an IIT Kanpur alumnus has developed a lightweight and portable oxygen can called 'Oxyrise', which can be easily carried, just like a sanitiser. Developed by Dr. Sandip Patil of E-spin Nanotech Private Limited, the small cans have the capacity of storing 10 litres of oxygen, reportedly.

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The Uttar Pradesh Education Department has set the ball rolling for new upgrades at about 26,599 upper primary schools in the state. Specials sanctions have been released to boost the education infrastructure of these institutes with the addition of child-friendly furniture. Until now, students used to sit on floor mats in classes.

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In an innovative update, the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, has developed an AI-powered grievance management application, in association with the Ministry of Defence. Known as Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS), this data science and machine learning-based network is the first-of-its-kind automation adopted by the government to sort through public complaints. An advanced tool, this app has the capability to understand the content of the complaint and categorise it as repeated grievance or spam, accordingly.

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Revamping the current examination system for the upcoming academic session, the Uttar Pradesh authorities have come up with an increased count of assessments for students of grades 9 to 12. As a part of the plan, the state government has resolved that quarterly tests will also be conducted in schools affiliated with the UP Secondary Education Board, besides the monthly tests and half-yearly examinations.

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At present, companies in India have to depend on America, Australia and European countries, to provide necessary equipment for drone manufacturing. However, IIT Kanpur is preparing to bolster technological advancements in the field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology, thereby furthering the dream of 'Make in India'. A Centre for Drones shall soon be opened here and a proposal for the same has been sent to the Home Ministry for approval.

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