INNOVATIONS

  • 6th India Innovation Initiative showcases non-conventional inventions to help mankind November 18, 2014

    Greater Noida: The sixth edition of India Innovation Initiative, a three-day flagship programme of Government of India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and All India Committee for Technical Education (AICTE), has begun at Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The event is showcasing about 100 innovators and their innovations. Its aim...
  • Watch: Innovators talk about 'India Innovation Initiative 2014' November 18, 2014

    Referred to as India's future, many young innovators and entrepreneurs gathered under one roof in Greater Noida. Innovations from different categories were showcased in the 6th edition of India Innovation Initiative. Speaking to CNN-IBN, 'Talk' innovator Arsh Shah Dilbagi and 'Smart Wheelchair' innovator, Ankit Thacker talk about their devices. ...
  • 'The Innovators' review: The strong narrative and character portrayal makes it a must read October 16, 2014

    I remember reading, 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson with great trepidation. I thought I would get bored. I thought I would not be interested in it for long. I thought these things and a lot of other things before I invested time in the book. I loved the book at...
  • India needs political will to promote phone banking, says Sam Pitroda September 24, 2014

    Singapore: India needs strong political will to enable phone banking services across the country to facilitate payment of government salaries and school fees through electronics, Sam Pitroda, who piloted the telecom revolution in the country, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the MasterCard Innovation Forum, Pitroda said that fiber optic infrastructure was...
  • Forbes names TCS among world's most innovative companies August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Forbes has named Tata Consultancy Services as "one of the World's Most Innovative Companies", and positioned it 57th as the highestranking global IT services provider on this year's top100 list, a statement said on Wednesday. The World's Most Innovative Companies List is developed annually by Forbes Magazine, recognising corporate excellence...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Doordarshan back in the days and now June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the transition of media from the Doordarshan era to the era of the modern electronic media. However, he says that mistakes are common to both the eras. ...
  • Infosys founder plays down top management exits; focus on innovation June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Infosys has enough senior managers to run the business even if more executives leave India's secondlargest IT services exporter, its founder said on Saturday, after a spate of staff exits triggered concerns about a leadership vacuum. N.R. Narayana Murthy played down the departure of at least 11 senior executives since...
  • 9 Indian firms in Forbes most innovative growth list May 22, 2014

    As many as nine Indian firms have made it to the Forbes World's 100 most innovative growth companies list, which has been topped by New Zealand software accounting firm Xero. The list has been made on the basis of Innovation Premium, which Forbes described as a measure of how much investors...
  • Intel CEO looks to amateur inventors for wearable innovations May 18, 2014

    San Mateo: Intel Corp's Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics buffs at Silicon Valley's annual maker mecca on Saturday as the chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of smart clothing. With sales of smartphones losing steam, technology companies including Intel believe that wearable computing devices...
  • Watch: Grand finale of 'Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow' April 19, 2014

    In the grand finale of 'Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed the importance of frugal innovation with some eminent Indians who brought a change in the country. ...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: Stories that transformed India April 13, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. In today's special show we bring three fascinating stories of innovation that had transformed India. ...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: Empowering India April 6, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. The Barefoot college under the leadership of Bunker Roy is training thousands of illiterate women across India to assemble solar panels to light up their village. ...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: India's economically viable solutions March 16, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. On the show this week, we talk about Akshaya Patra Foundation that provides mid day meal to a million children in schools. Also on the show, we talk about the Brahmos, the world's...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: In conversation with Dr Devi Shetty February 22, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in conversation with renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr Devi Shetty, who has shown how basic and simple innovations can make it possible for one of the most expensive surgeries...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow February 16, 2014

    Societies progress through innovation in science and technologies, business and social sector. Is there enough innovation happening in India? CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in conversation with Infosys Executive Chairman Narayan Murthy and asks that what does innovation mean to him and what is the role of innovation in the...
  • US should not surrender its edge in innovation: Barack Obama January 29, 2014

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the country that goes "allin" on innovation will own the global economy tomorrow as he asserted that the US should not surrender its edge in this field. "We know that the nation that goes allin on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This...
  • Innovative changes needed in higher education system: Pranab Mukherjee October 22, 2013

    Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a "routine fashion", President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there has to be an "elevated level of urgency" among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes. He also regretted that no Indian university has found place in...
  • Need innovation in education system: Pranaj Mukherjee September 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for innovative changes in India's education system to reclaim its lost glory. "Improvement in our academic system calls for innovative changes. Our examination system must incorporate modern methods of evaluation. Top quality teachers must be recruited," the president said here while addressing the second convocation...
  • When business bats against itself: Pratap Bhanu Mehta August 26, 2013

    Profile: Pratap Bhanu Mehta is president of New Delhi-based think tank Centre for Policy Research, and is a member of the National Security Advisory Board and the World Economic Forum's Global Governance Council. His areas of research include political economy, constitutional law, governance and international affairs. There is widespread consensus that...
  • My book is for anyone interested in innovation: Dr Rekha Shetty August 13, 2013

    Indian CEOs have their own brand of innovation. A people oriented, low cost innovation on the run. This kind of innovation is born out of thrift and a desire to squeeze the last ounce of value from limited resources. It is jugaad in spirit and respectful of all forms of...
  • Scientists to cook world's first invitro beef burger August 3, 2013

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first labgrown beef burger. The invitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Growth of social media helping education in Arab world June 26, 2013

    Dubai: The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by people, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies, says a new report. Titled "Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning", the fifth...
  • Planning Commission organises 'Hackathon' on April 67 March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: National Innovation Council and the Planning Commission have come together with some of the best institutions in the country to organise the first ever 'Hackathon' on the 12th FiveYear Plan on April 6 and 7. Hackathon is a two day event where students and professionals from around the...
  • Rs 2,000 cr fund announced for scientific innovations February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost scientific innovations that can improve the life of the common man, the government on Thursday announced setting up of a Rs 2,000-crore fund to help encourage and finance such products. Presenting the General Budget in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that...
  • Smartphones are more abundant in India than food February 13, 2013

    There are some numbers it takes the mind time to come to terms with. When this year ends, roughly 87 million Indians will have no access to telephones. That said, 250 million Indians will also go to bed, undernourished, every night. These are the kinds of numbers that bring to mind...
  • Samsung plans to expand presence in Silicon Valley February 5, 2013

    California: Samsung Electronics is looking for some Silicon Valley magic. The company, a household name in televisions and mobile devices, is expanding its presence in the region with a new $100 million venture fund that will invest in earlystage startups, particularly those in remote computing, cybersecurity, mobility and mobile privacy. The...
  • India Positive: Stories of innovations by the youth February 2, 2013

    This week on India Positive, watch how young students have created innovative devices to help the society in many ways. ...
  • India is not a cheap technology destination January 16, 2013

    Name: VK Viswanathan Age: 61 Last position: Managing Director, Bosch India Education: Bachelors of commerce from Madras University and a chartered accountant Career: Spent 17 years at Hindustan Lever, his last role as group treasurer and head for mergers & acquisitions. He then joined Bosch in 1998 and moved into the role of...