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Simply Fresh: The start-up grows a full line of medicinal plants leveraging AI

Leveraging AI, Simply Fresh grows a full line of medicinal plants and fresh produce at its greenhouses located in Hyderabad

Sachin Darbarwar, founder and CEO, Simply Fresh India

Covid: Mapmygenome, Apollo Clinic offer DNA-based tests

Mapmygenome’s Genomepatri or ‘health horoscope’ is a master health test with 100-odd reports on lifestyle disease, physiological traits, drug response and carrier status.

IKEA launches design tech platform to transform spaces

This platform would gather some of the most interesting technology and design studios to showcase a series of digital experiments that explore new ways to interact with the spaces we live in, IKEA said.

Developed by IKEA's research and design lab Space10, it would be a platform on which experiments can be perceived for building homes using next generation technologies.

Pharma industry calls for revival of ancillary units to tackle supply chain crisis

The way forward is to identify strategic APIs for local sourcing, extending pre-approval for environmental clearance and easing other regulatory clearances, the study said.

Cash crunch: Telangana extends deferment of 50% salary to May

Odisha says March order not reversed yet; despite liquidity support by the Centre, many states continue salary deferments

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SkinKraft: Bespoke cosmetics for that perfect look

This Hyderabad-based startup plans to raise fresh funds to expand its customised skincare range.

Right prescription: Your doctor’s just a call away

Telehealth services emerge as a viable alternative to face-to-face medical consultations when social distancing is the new norm.

Disruption hub: 9 startups at Hyderabad-based startup incubator T-Hub debut niche solutions to combat COVID-19

Bluesemi has built a smart contactless and wireless thermal sensor and imager that measures the temperature of individuals and even heat maps crowds.

Andhra Pradesh government to set up digital kiosks for farmers

Besides, the state government will create new bank accounts for some 56 lakh farmers and issue 1.12 crore credit/debit cards to them by the next kharif season to enable them to avail crop loans and other government benefits.

Unseasonal rains hit mango production in Andhra Pradesh

Mango is a major crop in West Krishna and Nuzividu regions grown in about 50,000 hectare.

CSIR-CCMB developing digital platform to help in surveillance of coronavirus spread

CCMB and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi are working together on the whole genome sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus isolates which will help them to understand the evolution of the virus and i

Andhra Pradesh govt to now procure produce directly from farmers

Meanwhile, the department of agriculture marketing has come up with a mobile application by which people can order vegetables and fruits at their respective doorsteps.

he government has started to procure huge volumes and selling it to households at nominal prices.

Combating Covid-19: How voice AI apps can be a lifesaver today

Voice AI apps can help in prevention, detection and treatment of hundreds of patients at the same time, thus helping mitigate the shortage of doctors

With increased usage and aggregation of health data, there could be a larger share of decision making based on AI to ensure a more robust healthcare system in the country.

Andhra Pradesh government to increase turmeric output with higher curcumin content

Around 2,000 tribal farmers in the region, who have a total of approximately 1,000 acre, are growing this crop with support from the government of Andhra Pradesh.

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Industry expects $1-bn drop in exports amid corona curbs

Pharmaceutical exports from India may see a drop owing to the ongoing lockdown and export restrictions imposed on certain drugs.

Pharma exporters seek extension for payments as lockdown hits business

Pharmaceutical exporters have appealed to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to consider extending the payments of due/overdue letters of credit (LCs) by another six months.

Indian pharma’s dependence on China for APIs is also something that the Centre must keep in mind.

Covid-19 aftermath: A third of orders cancelled, grave crisis grips export hubs

Even before the pandemic spread its tentacles in India, the country’s goods exports had contracted by 1.5% y-o-y up to February this fiscal to $293 billion.

IIT-Hyderabad incubated start-up develops IoT-enabled, low-cost ventilator

This would provide enough isolation to the patient and protection to health workers and family. The ventilator can be controlled using the app and provides real-time display of the waveforms.

Relief to farmers: Telangana to purchase entire paddy, maize output, to spend Rs 30,000 cr

Announcing this to the media, chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that the state government will spend nearly Rs 30,000 crore to procure about 1.05 crore tonne of paddy and another 14.5 lakh tonne of maize from farmers.

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Qure.ai develops virtual platform to tackle Covid-19

With operations in San Francisco and New York, Mumbai-based Qure.ai is into AI solution development that is disrupting the radiology status quo by enhancing imaging accuracy with the assistance of machine-supported tools.

This can be used by healthcare workers for screening Covid-19 patients who need to undergo further testing as well as to monitor the progression of patients. (Representative image/ PTI image)

Cipla to manufacture anti-viral drugs eyeing Covid containment

CSIR-IICT has decided to work on three promising compounds namely Remidesivir, Favipiravir and Baloxavir.

Interview | Ryan eyes India market to offer advisory, consultancy services

The India business operations provide global support with data processing, market research, asset recovery, software development, human resource analytics, competitive intelligence, robotic process automation, and business pr

Revolt Intellicorp to set up second facility by year-end: Plans Rs 300 crore investment

The firm is looking to spread the concept or industry-first MaaS (motorcycle as a service) models which offer ownership of the motorcycle from Day 1 with no lease or rental plan.

Toyota launches Vellfire hybrid at Rs 79.5 lakh: Challenges Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The global luxury vehicle will be imported to India in a completely built unit (CBU) and will have a petrol hybrid engine.

We are the core of the 5G network: Guy Diedrich, Vice President, Global Innovation Officer, Cisco Systems

The Gram Marg Project became very important to us because we could see the immediate benefit to villages with underserved and rural populations.

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From data to decision-making: Big Data analytics, AI to tackle farm distress

The data-to-decision analytical tools provided by Niruthi serve various agricultural insurance stakeholders in a variety of ways.

Mallikarjun Kukunuri, ai

Hyderabad Metro: With Phase-I complete, the city now boasts India’s second-biggest Metro network

While questions have been raised about the viability of the project, experts say any Metro project of such size is expected to incur losses for at least the first 5-6 years of operations because of the huge debt burden, which

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