Use of Space Technology in the agriculture sector in India

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, has been pro-active in using the space technology in agricultural sector. The Ministry, since early 80s has been funding various projects, under which Indian Space Research Organisation developed methodologies for Crop Production Forecasting.

Increase in Use of Crop Protection Products in Developing Countries Drives the Pesticide Inert Ingredients Market

The pesticide inert ingredients market is projected to reach USD 4.7 billion by 2023, from USD 3.5 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 6.14% during the forecast period. The market is driven by factors such as the increasing demand for specific inert ingredients in pesticide formulation and capability of inert ingredients to improve the efficacy of pesticide application.

Advancing Renewables in Developing Countries: Progress of projects supported through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

Between 2014 and 2018, projects selected in five annual cycles were awarded concessional loans worth USD 214 million, with 16 projects subsequently advancing through various stages of implementation. Seven projects from early cycles reached the construction or installation stage, with renewable power generation set to start in 2019.

Least developed countries are finding out from Viet Nam how fisheries sector opportunities can transform their economies

The opportunity to use fisheries and aquaculture for export diversification is very real and important for LDCs, says UNCTAD’s Africa, LDCs and special programmes director, Paul Akiwumi.

India received 3,217 Million US$ as Foreign Direct Investment in Renewable Energy

The Renewable Energy projects are mostly being implemented in the private sector. As on 30-11- 2018, a total capacity of around 73.95 GW has been installed in the country of which 37.84 GW has been added during the last four and half year.

Government incentives to promote solar energy in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been implementing various schemes in the country, including in Madhya Pradesh, to promote solar energy.

Energy Vault Announces Commercial Availability of Transformative Utility-Scale Energy Storage Technology Yielding Unprecedented Economic Benefits to Global Energy Providers

The Tata Power Company to deploy an initial 35 MWh Energy Vault system planned for 2019; CEMEX partnership will support rapid adoption and deployment of Energy Vault’s unique storage solution.

Let get inspired by innovation and win together in 2019

With the convergence of artificial intelligence, 5G, IoT, blockchain and additive manufacturing technologies, we are at the dawn of disruptive innovation that will impact businesses and enterprises worldwide.

Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Renewable-based solutions for cities, whether in buildings, power-generation, transport or other systems, help to ensure energy security and fulfil climate commitments, as well as to secure social benefits for urban residents. Fortunately, cities are making progress and achieving key successes in the shift to renewables.

India launched Free Mobile Application for Farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has developed Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on the critical parameters.

Investment Opportunities in India Andhra Pradesh's Food Industry

Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state of India by area and 10th largest in terms of population. It has the 2nd longest coastline (974 km) in India. Andhra Pradesh is the base for agricultural activities and food processing. The state is the 2nd largest producer of value-added food products and beverages.
3 months ago

Smart Manufacturing is a Key Driver towards a USD 5 Trillion-dollar Indian Economy

A globally competitive Indian manufacturing sector will be a key enabler in achieving the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a USD 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2025.

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
Applications are closed

Environment and Big Data: Role in Smart Cities of India

This study identifies six environmental factors, which should be integrated in the development of smart cities. These environmental factors include indicators of landscape and geography, climate, atmospheric pollution, water resources, energy resources, and urban green space as a major component of the environment.

Call for expression of interest: Outsource manufacturing in professional products for sound and lighting

Smart International Consulting had received a mandate from an European manufacturer leader in professional products for sound and lighting to select an Asian manufacturer who have the experiences in the manufacturing of sound and lighting products based on the design and specification of the engineering team based in Europe.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

India NITI Aayog to Collaborate with IBM to develop Precision Agriculture using Artificial Intelligence

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) and IBM signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) today to develop a crop yield prediction model using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide real time advisory to farmers in Aspirational Districts.
9 months ago

E-commerce boosts trade and competitiveness, report finds

Cross-border e-commerce increasingly helps micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to become more competitive in international markets. But for companies to realize that potential, they need more and better market intelligence on e-commerce.
10 months ago

ENGIE won a 200 MW wind project in the State of Tamil Nadu, in India

ENGIE just won a 200 MW wind project in the State of Tamil Nadu, in India, in addition to another 50 MW wind project that had been won in that State last month.
10 months ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Governance & Resilience for the cities of New Delhi and Washington DC

Startups applying for this challenge should be leveraging emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Block chain to aid governments in addressing issues of collecting, analyzing and utilizing large flows of data while preserving privacy and security.
Applications are closed
a year ago

India is in the process of formulating a Scheme for solar power in the rural areas

The Government of India is in the process of formulating a Scheme ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM)’ which, inter alia, provides for installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas.
a year ago

Access Power launches 2018 edition of the $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition powering Africa & Asia

ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.
Applications are closed
a year ago

India's Mega Food Park to give a major boost to the food processing sector

Mega Food Parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.
a year ago

A low cost portable temperature-moisture sensing unit with Artificial neural network based signal conditioning for Smart Irrigation Applications

The current paper highlights the development of temperature and soil moisture sensor that can be placed on suitable locations on field for monitoring of temperature and moisture of soil, the two parameters to which the crops are susceptive.
a year ago

Indian scientists develop next generation technology loop to generate clean energy

Indian scientists have developed a super critical carbon di oxide Brayton test loop facility that would help generate clean energy from future power plants including solar thermal.
a year ago

Zebi Chain™, a Blockchain based Big Data solution for Governments and Enterprises

Zebi’s solution aims to secure high value and sensitive data elements such as land registry, employee and salary records, pension payments, education and other qualification documents and certificates. It offers an array of products for data security that eliminates all the ambiguity associated with fake transaction, fake documents as block chain based records are time stamped and any alteration made to it are also securely recorded.
a year ago

Impact of Agricultural Engineering Practices on Farm Management: A Case Study of Gharo Model Farm

This paper describes the importance of agricultural engineering practices in farm management system. The extensive research was conducted at Gharo Model Farm in 2012. The farm was facing serious problems of water scarcity, pests, fruit dropping, weeds and lack of management.
a year ago

Call for Project Proposals to Establish Renewable Electricity Installations in Mali, Myanmar or Nepal

Siemenpuu Foundation and EKOenergy Climate Fund call for project proposals to establish renewable electricity installations aiming at alleviation of energy poverty and social inequality in Mali, Myanmar and Nepal.
Applications are closed
a year ago

India announced its plan to achieve 175 GW of Renewable Energy by 2022

The Government announced the trajectory for achieving its targets of commissioning 175 GW of Renewable Energy (RE), 100 GW of solar generating capacity and 60 GW of wind power, by 2022.
a year ago

Access Power and FMO launch second edition of Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition for Innovative Solar Projects

In order to be considered for the grant, the proposed projects must be located in Asia, Africa or Latin America and be based on solar PV technology. They should also meet the capacity criterion of 10MW or more, and be at an advanced stage of development (preliminary feasibility studies should have been completed).
Applications are closed
a year ago

India MNRE organises panel discussion on ‘Innovative Financing and Market Evolution to achieve 175 GW Renewables by 2022’ at CoP 23, Bonn, Germany

Prices of solar and wind have dramatically reduced to 3-4 cents per Kwh as against 9-12 per unit in 2013, even as capacities have scaled up to 47.5 GW. Policymakers and industry are now confident of accelerating this growth trajectory to provide electricity, along with storage, at an estimated Rs 5 per unit before 2025.
a year ago

Faurecia to partner with The Indian Institute of Science for Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry

Faurecia announces the signing of a research partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This collaboration will enrich Faurecia’s ecosystem of high-level scientific and academic collaborations in its two strategic areas of focus: "Smart Life on Board" and "Sustainable Mobility."
a year ago

India aims to Scale up Food Processing Sector by Tenfold in Next Five Years

A quantum jump in the size and growth of food processing sector is needed which would be in sync with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of doubling farmer’s income and creating a New India by 2022, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. For this, the aim should be to propel the sector by more than ten times in the next five years.
a year ago

ADB approved a loan of $200 million to Develop Sri Lanka’s first 100-megawatt Wind Park

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of $200 million with sovereign guarantee for Ceylon Electricity Board to develop Sri Lanka’s first 100-megawatt wind park.
a year ago

Creative Industries: Development Processes Under Contemporary Conditions of Globalization

The paper presents a comparative analysis of theories and theoretical approaches intended for the sector of creative industries and its development as well as defines regularities and specificities characteristic of the development of creative industries.
a year ago

Technological Innovations drive the Indian Food Industry, Minister of Food Processing Industries

The Minister outlined the Government’s recent technological initiatives like eNAM, or electronic agricultural market, and special Soil Health card schemes for farmers. She noted that Industry needs to partner with farmers in bringing latest technology to improve farm productivity.
a year ago

The Wind Tariff in India touched lowest level of Rs.2.64 (0.04 USD) per kWh

The wind tariff in India touched lowest level of Rs.2.64 (0.0405 USD) per kWh in the second wind auctionconducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India.
a year ago

Customer Perception towards Online Shopping Website (in India)

Online shopping is defined as the process a customer takes to purchase a service or product over the internet. In other words, a consumer may at his or her leisure buy from the comfort of their own home products from an online store. The main objective is to study the consumer’s expectation towards online shopping and to study about the customer’s opinion towards the problems in online shopping.
a year ago