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Active caseload cross the 1000-mark in Kanpur on Tuesday; fresh guidelines issued

Amid the intensifying threat of COVID in Kanpur, where the cases have breached the 1000 mark, the authorities have issued new guidelines. In an attempt to curb and contain the spread of infection in the city, these guidelines have been put into effect, immediately. Read on to check the guidelines here.

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IIT Kanpur launches dream Hridyantra project, to develop world's most advanced artificial heart

Kanpur's premier technology institute, the IIT has announced the launch of 'Hridyantra' in a bid to design and develop the world's most advanced artificial heart. This one-a-kind mega indigenous project has been rolled out in association with India's axillary hospitals and aims to provide advanced therapeutic options to chronic heart patients. Reportedly, the challenge-based programme visions to further the scope of MedTech solutions in the country, while promoting the 'Made in India' dream.

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Know all about the world's first floating CNG station in Varanasi, installed by AIPL of IIT-Kanpur

In a first, the Indian Institue of Technology Kanpur's incubated company Acquafront Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (AIPL) has set up a floating CNG filling station at the Khidkiya Ghat in Varanasi. Pegged to be the only one of its kind in the work, this floating facade will fuel the CNG boats, ferrying tourists to the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.

Reportedly, the Gas Authority of India has refurbished the ghat, whereas AIPL has delivered a modular barge, a floating bridge and two passenger jetties to complete the structure. The fuel station was inaugurated on December 13 and has been operational ever since and here's all you need to know about it:

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IIT-Bombay & IIT-Kanpur among Top 10 in Atal Rankings of innovation in India

Bagging a big sweep in the Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021, the Indian Institute of Technology claimed the first 5 rankings of the 2021 index. As many as 7 IITs are included in the Top-10, (Technical category) of the ARIIA, highlighting its importance as one of the chief propagators of innovation in the country. Reportedly, the 2021 index was released virtually by the Ministry of Education on December 29, last year.

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New drone manufacturing units to be set up in Uttar Pradesh

Making a move towards digital progress, the Uttar Pradesh government has worked on an action plan to set up drone manufacturing units in the state. The administration has recognised the benefit of using unmanned micro aircraft in various sectors and has decided to employ them in the fields of disaster relief, agriculture, maintenance of law and order and so on. As per reports, the state will also be drafting its own manual for there are no clear or official rules of flying drones in UP.

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