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IIT Hyderabad CfHE-Incubated Startup Develops Low-Cost Ventilator

  • The device, Jeevan Lite, offers protection to health care providers as well as it is Internet of Things-enabled and can be operated through a phone app.
  • IIT Hyderabad’s Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship incubated startup Aerobiosys Innovations on Friday said it has developed a low-cost, portable emergency-use ventilator.
  • ” Jeevan Lite can perform both the invasive and non-invasive ventilation across a comprehensive set of modes and settings.

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Coronavirus updates for April 3

  • Misinformation campaigns have ruled the roost since the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Binny Bansal-backed Avail Finance helps gig economy workers during coronavirus crisis
  • Indian SMBs lost the opportunity to capitalise on the US-China trade war while countries like Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand benefited.

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COVID-19: Driver Seva Mobile App launched to help stranded drivers on account of lockdown

  • COVID-19: Driver Seva Mobile App launched to help stranded drivers on account of lockdown
  • The app has been supported by Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), an apex body of transporters that has been raising the issue of stranded drivers during COVID-19 lockdown
  • It said the project is supported by Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd, in association with the AIMTC.

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Karnataka government launches Youtube channel to train Covid-19 healthcare workers – Latest News | Gadgets Now

  • Karnataka government launches Youtube channel to train Covid-19 healthcare workers
  • Deploying Google owned Youtube technology, the health department aims to raise Covid awareness among health workers and also ensure adherence to the correct protocol in treating positive cases.
  • The health department aims to train at least 100 task force teams, including medical professional who handle primary contacts and another 1,300 teams handling secondary contacts through the Youtube channel.

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Startup executives launch Covidmaps to help users find essential products nearby – ET Retail

  • Startup executives launch Covidmaps to help users find essential products nearby
  • CovidMaps.in lists details around when a store is open, what items are available and how much, safety precautions being observed, crowding, wait-times to help people get their essentials in a safe way.
  • to help find information about stores in your neighborhood from where you can get your essentials.

Read full article: economictimes.indiatimes.com

Microsoft powers IoT company Gaia in the fight against coronavirus

  • Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker is providing support to Gaia Smart Cities, a small Internet of Things company, to help citizens assess their health risk related to
  • Amrita Chowdhury, Director at Gaia said the company repurposed its smart feedback software platform to build citizen home delivery locator platform, Citizen Covid19 Risk Self-Assessment app, and other digital enablers.
  • We’re privileged to be able to make a difference to the community through Gaia’s Covid risk self-assessment app that can help with preventive care and support, said Bavi.

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India Finds Itself At The Back Of The Line For Virus Test Kits

  • The number of tests in India stood at just 42,788 on March 31, one-thirtieth
  • the pace of the U.S and even further behind that of top testing countries like South Korea.
  • While the danger of Covid-19 has prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose the world’s biggest lockdown, India has to compete with much richer countries for the chemicals used to assess a patient’s sample.
  • While India has a vast manufacturing sector devoted to churning out generic drugs, its bio-pharmaceutical industry’s ability to make higher-end medication and devices — like the virus test kits which identify the pathogen’s genetic sequence in a patient’s sample — is still lacking.

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Coronavirus lockdown: Startup ecosystem flags concerns in meeting with Piyush Goyal

  • Startup ecosystem flags concerns in meeting with Piyush Goyal
  • Goyal held the meeting through video conference with the stakeholders of the startup ecosystem, including developers, angel investors, and others, to assess the impact of the coronavirus lockdown in the country.
  • ” The startup representatives raised the concerns, ranging from the question of liquidity crunch, cash flow and revenue problems, labour matters, and other difficulties in running the ventures due to lockdown, the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.

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