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Wipro GE Healthcare Boosts Local Manufacturing, New Factory Under PLI Goes Live

• With an investment of over INR 100 crores, this greenfield facility is one of 15 medical device manufacturers approved under the government’s PLI Scheme towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. • As a key enabler in driving Karnataka’s commitment to underpin the growth of the ESDM industry, Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) welcomes Wipro GE Healthcare’s new manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, India. Bengaluru, India – March 31st, 2022 – Wipro GE Healthcare, a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator, today announced the launch of its new manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, India, under the Indian government’s Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. The new plant, Wipro GE Medical Device Manufacturing factory (MDM), is aligned to the National Agenda of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and will further boost local manufacturing of medical devices in India. The Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) is at the forefront of enabling a global ESDM ecosystem in Karnataka and has welcomed the first association of its Partner in Progress for Electronics, System, Design, and Manufacturing (ESDM) Program through the inauguration of Wipro GE Healthcare’s medical devices manufacturing plant. The plant is a 100% subsidiary of Wipro GE Healthcare and has been setup as a green field legal entity. The company has invested a little over INR100 crore in this facility. A 35000 sq ft facility, the MDM factory is set up for 24/7 operations for manufacturing CT machines, cathlab equipment, ultrasound scanners, patient monitoring solutions, ECG machines and ventilators. It is equipped with automated testers to assess performance of the medical devices. This facility currently has 35 employees in its shopfloor which is expected to increase to 100 in...

CMR University confers degrees on 1,400 students at its Sixth Annual Convocation

Y-O-Y girls have performed better and bagged more gold medals than boys Bengaluru, 28th March 2022: CMR University, one of the leading and top-ranked private universities in Bengaluru, held its 6th Annual Convocation today at CMRIT Campus (AECS Layout, ITPL Main Road). Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka and the visitor at CMR University presided over the event. and Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, was the Chief Guest at the event. The ceremony was also graced by Shri. K.C. Ramamurthy, IPS (Retd.), Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions who was the Guest of Honor and awarded the medals to the students and Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, Chancellor, CMR University awarded the degrees. Shri K.R. Jayadeep, Pro Chancellor, Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost, Dr. Sanjay Jain, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dr. Praveen R, Registrar were also present during the occasion. The convocation ceremony of CMR University witnessed the graduation of 1400 students across all seven schools. There were 1400 who received degrees and 26 received doctoral degrees. Twenty-eight students were the rank holders for the year 2021-2022. Among the 28 Gold medalists, 16 were awarded to girls and 12 to boys. Year on year girls have performed better and bagged more gold medals than boys across all disciplines. Honoris Causa was conferred on Ar. Dinesh Verma, Past President – Designers Guild of India & Practicing Architects Association, Immediate Past Chairperson – Indian Institute of Interior Designers, B’lore, Principal Architect and Managing Director, ACE Group Architects. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka and the visitor at CMR University, in his speech...

Fujifilm India Unveils new range of CT, MRI and Ultrasound Machines at the 74th Annual Conference of IRIA 2022

● The enhanced portfolio includes the Scenaria View, Supria series, The Echelon Smart and Arietta series. ● Offering a diverse portfolio, the new range will include solutions pertaining to CT, MRI, Digital Radiography, AI, PACS, endoscopy, IVD and ultrasound systems. ● Keeping the patient and their comfort at the core, Fujifilm’s new portfolio to benefit millions of Indians. March 25, 2022, Bengaluru: Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd, a leader in diagnostic imaging and medical system technology, today unveiled a new range of products at the 74th National Annual Conference of IRIA 2022. The latest portfolio includes a plethora of products offering complete and integrated solutions for diagnostic purposes including CT, MRI, X-ray, AI, PACS, endoscopy and ultrasound systems through the Scenaria View, Supria series, The Echelon Smart and Arietta series. In order to strengthen its market position further and provide a wide variety of diagnostic services, Fujifilm completed the acquisition and takeover of Hitachi’s Diagnostic Imaging on 31 March last year. With the acquisition, Fujifilm offers a comprehensive solution spectrum that caters to a broad range of clinical needs. Highlights of Fujifilm’s enhanced portfolio include:● Scenaria View (128 slice CT Solution) is a powerful premium performance CT solution that provides dependable routine application capabilities with available advanced clinical modules for Interventional CT, extended coverage Shuttle Scanning (for Perfusion Exams), Cardiac CTA and Dual Energy examinations. The View employs 64 discrete detector and electronics channels over a 40mm detector coverage and reconstructs up to 128-slices per scan rotation. ● Supria (32/128 CT Solution) is an evolved CT device, employing latest technologies such as whole-body sub-millimeter imaging and dose reduction technologies. It...

RVU Launches Centre for Visual and Performing Arts

Bengaluru, 20th March 2022: The RV University has launched the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts to bridge the gap in conservation, performing arts and art education. It was launched at a glittering event last evening in Bengaluru which was attended by celebrities like the Founder of Ranga Shankara, Mrs Arundhati Nag, former MP, Rajya Sabha, Mrs B Jayashree and renowned Kannada author Mr Jayant Kaikini. In his Presidential Address, Dr M.K. Panduranga Setty, Chancellor, RV University and President Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust said, “The future workplaces of the world are looking at creativity, collaboration and communication. These are skills of artistic training. A solid foundation of knowledge and the ability to think innovatively and creatively is the aspiration of every Liberal Arts School and global economy. At RV University, we want to promote that. We remain committed not merely to academic excellence, but academic excellence with the ability to creatively solve problems, to be able to work with society and make it a more livable place”. Outlining the plans of the Centre for Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. YSR Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, RV University said, “We have received a philanthropic grant from C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewelers to organise an Annual Music Festival in Bengaluru in November 2022. Subsequently, we have plans to start an annual theatre and annual dance festival. We will forge collaborations with the top cultural institutions, art and theatre schools, music sabhas, major national and international festivals, museums, and art galleries.”Highlighting the RV University’s commitment to make this Centre a vibrant entity and organise year round activities, Vice Chancellor, RVU, Dr. Murthy said, “The...

Cuemath touches 20K students

Cuemath reaches a key milestone with 20K students Continues to impart world class math learning program to teach math as a life skill   Bangalore, India – July 11, 2017: Cuemath, India’s leading home-based, after-school learning program for mathematics touches 20,000 students and 2500 centers across 80 cities. “This is an important milestone for us and it’s only the beginning,” said Manan Khurma, Cuemath’s founder, and CEO. “Our vision is to create thinkers and problem solvers of tomorrow. We believe this can be achieved through a robust foundation in mathematics by helping children learn mathematics the right way. We’re built on the idea that math is a life skill and therefore we want children to be math literate, not just learn math for an exam. Our curriculum has been thought through and designed keeping this in mind with a strong focus on mental aptitude and creative reasoning, along with school curriculum, helping them become better problem solvers.” Learning Math can be difficult for most kids, mainly because of the traditional ways of teaching the subject which encourages kids to rote learn formulae. Cuemath addresses just thisthrough its personalized program that is learning based on discovery and by doing. Every Cuemath Center has only 6 to 8 students in a batch.  This self-paced program also helps students assimilate concepts at their own pace, making them confident in the subject, one session at a time. Cuemath Teacher Partners, the teachers who facilitate the Cuemath program, are handpicked from a vast pool of highly qualified and educated women who undergo several rounds of training before they start their centres from their homes. These teachers become facilitators of the math curriculum built by Cuemath and receive continued training even after they...

One Nation One TAX- Videocon and ASSOCHAM organized a GST Summit for traders.

One Nation One TAX-  Videocon and  ASSOCHAM organized a GST Summit for traders. The summit is headed by  Chief Guest Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce & Industries,Government of Karnataka. Shri. Narayan Swamy, Commissioner – Service Tax, Bengaluru also gave his valuable thoughts. Videocon is spreading awareness &  knowledge about GST in 200 cities, The national rollout of the ASSOCHAM-Videocon GST Summit went well in bengaluru wtih overflowing crowd. Lot of traders got decent knowledge on GST during this summit and lot of trade doubts were cleared. Shri. R.V. Deshpande, Honourable Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka said, “At the outset, I deem it is my privilege to be a part of this important event being organised by ASSOCHAM, and Videocon for the awareness on the GST, and appreciate this initiative to address the queries of the Retailers and Traders of Consumer Electronics & Appliances. I am glad that GST, at last is seeing the light of the day. I was pretty sure in 2006 itself when then-Finance Minister P Chidambaram announced in his Union Budget speech that India would introduce GST by 1st April 2010. I was always sure that GST would be inevitable and will free India from the shackles of archaic indirect tax laws. It is envisaged to pave way for the ‘One Nation One point single Tax’ system. Overall, GST will strengthen the positioning of organised players in market and lend fillip to growth.” Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Vishal Sharan, Sales Head, Videocon, said, “We are committed to welcome GST and bring everyone in the consumer electronics industry within its ambit. The objective behind organizing this summit was to...

HCG launches Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center

Revolutionizing Genomics for Personalized Cancer Care Envisioned to define the future of cancer care in India, Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd. – The Specialist in Cancer Care today inaugurated the Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center. It is a state-of-the-art Genomics Center offering comprehensive diagnosis by leveraging the latest and innovative technologies like Next-Generation Sequencing to all patients. Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center will support an emerging medical discipline called Genomic Medicine that involves usage of genomic data of patients for better diagnosis. These will help in making therapeutic decisions more effective and help improve health outcomes for patients. With the largest patient base in private cancer care, HCG – Triesta Genomics and Translational Research Center stands on a strong foundation based on their access to the availability of well-annotated tissue biorepository, clinical data along with a strong clinical excellence of oncologists and scientists. The aim is to aid oncologists in their relentless pursuit to deliver personalized medicine using the genetic data of patients for better diagnosis at the very first time and achieve overall improved health outcomes. Speaking at the launch, Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar – Chairman and CEO – HCG Enterprises Ltd. said, “Cancer cases in India are on the rise and the goal is to offer affordable as well as right cancer care to all. We have seen instances where 48 percent of patients do not respond to certain drugs due to their genetic makeup. However, by conducting genetic analysis and radiation genomics followed by ‘Precision medicine’ or ‘Personalized Medicine’, we were able to come up with an innovative approach to prevent or manage the disease and design the course of treatment with the best outcomes. With the launch of “Triesta Genomics and Translational Research”, at the Center of Excellence in Bangalore, HCG aims to...

Kiran InFertility Center announces launch of its fourth unit in India at Bengaluru

Fertility Clinic announces launch of its fourth unit in India at Kormangala, Bengaluru Incidence of Infertility is on the rise, latest studies show that 10% of the entire population is suffering from varying degree of Infertility and find it difficult to have a baby naturally and seek some kind of help for the same. Launch Video According to Dr.Samit Sekhar, Executive Director at the Kiran Infertility centre(KIC)-“Reasons for infertility can be attributed to both male and female partner,however in the last decade or so abnormal increase in Pollution, radiation,pesticides in food and water and life style related issues such as smoking,excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, Stress,late marriages and abnormal working hours have all led to a dramatic increase in the incidence of Infertility”. “Bengaluru being a leading IT hub has a lot of Young couples working in the IT industry and exposed to radiation,abnormal working hours,stress,Irregular diet and lack off exercise, all this has led to young married couples facing difficulty in conception”-according to Dr.Phani Madhuri- Medical Director at KIC and has been one of the major reasons for the launch of Kiran Infertility centre’s Fourth Unit In India after Hyderabad and Gurgaon. “KIC will Have state of the ART facilities at it’s Bengaluru unit and will provide all fertility services ranging from basic to the highly advanced like IUI/IVF/ICSI/ gamete donation/Assisted Hatching/PGS/OOCYTE & Embryo Vitrification and Surrogacy to cater to the varying degrees of Infertility all under one roof”.states.Dr.Vishnukanth Deene- CEO and chief Embryologist at KIC Bengaluru. Patients who conceive after Assisted Reproduction at KIC will continue their Ante natal Care under highly experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist-Dr.Suguna Reddy. There...

Intel India launches Intel India Maker Lab

Bengaluru, August 27, 2015: Intel India today unveiled the Intel India Maker Lab and the Intel India Maker Showcase in its Bengaluru campus, furthering its commitment to help realize Government of India’s Digital India and Make in India vision by accelerating innovation in India. Intel India Maker Lab will focus on hardware design by boosting product innovation and enhance maker capability for startups in India. Intel India Maker Showcase will let visitors and participants see, feel and experience the products and solutions from the Intel India Maker Lab along with other innovations from Intel. The Intel India Maker Lab will be open to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who are pursuing new hardware products and solutions in Internet of Things, Mobile Devices as well as other compute domains. They will be provided with development kits, reference boards, hardware and software tools to develop and test their ideas and bring their products and solutions to life, as well as mentoring and business support. The Intel India Maker Lab plans to support ten startup companies initially. The selection process for startups would be completed in October 2015 and the Maker Lab engagements are planned to start subsequently. Interested startups can contact intelindiamakerlab@intel.com to learn more on the application process. The Intel India Maker Lab and Intel India Maker Showcase initiative supports the Intel and Department of Science and Technology (DST)’s `Innovate For Digital India’ Challenge that drew over 1900 entries from across India. Recently, 20 teams were shortlisted in the Innovate for Digital India Challenge. The shortlisted teams will be eligible to use the Intel India Maker Lab without having to go...

ITC Infotech’s ‘iTech 2015’ sets a benchmark for innovation of emerging and disruptive technology through its IoT hackathon

Bengaluru, 6 July 2015 – ITC Infotech, a leading global IT services & solutions company and a fully owned subsidiary of ITC Ltd recently concluded the ‘iTech 2015’, its first annual technology conference. As part of iTech 2015, ITC Infotech organized a 2-day Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon on July 4th and 5th, 2015, at its Bengaluru campus. Microsoft Azure was the official cloud partner for the event. Key Highlights: – As part of iTech2015, ITC Infotech conducted a 2-day hackathon themed around Internet of Things (IoT) – The brightest minds ranging from IoT start-ups, Professionals & Developers and Students developed prototypes using IoT kits provided by ITC Infotech in the categories of Smart Retail, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Supply Chain, Smart Agriculture – Participants presented their solutions to business users, and validated their ideas through live simulations of real business scenarios – Microsoft Azure is the official cloud partner of iTech 2015 The hackathon was organised for the brightest of minds comprising of IoT start-ups, Professionals & Developers and Students. A panel discussion on ‘Creating future ready businesses with IoT’ witnessed the likes of Ravi Gururaj – Chairman & Co-Founder of Frictionless Ventures; Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan – Venture Partner, Helion Venture Partners; Derick Jose – Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics and V V Rajasekhar – Senior Vice President, ITC Infotech and Chief Information Officer, ITC Limited. The hackathon provided participants with an opportunity to develop ideas into prototypes across a wide range of business challenges in the categories of smart retail, smart manufacturing, smart supply chain, smart agriculture. It also included an open category...