Posts Tagged ‘New Delhi’

Indian Village Changes Its Name to Nagar

Published by pratyushkp on June 20th, 2011 - in Social

A village in northern India has changed its name from that of a god to Nagar. The tiny town had good reason to, because SnapDeal, India’s version of Groupon, provided it with fresh water.

SnapDeal’s founder Kunal Bahl wanted to do something good with his company’s burgeoning profits, so like Bill Gates and his philanthropic efforts, the 28-year-old CEO looked for an opportunity where he could have the most bang for the buck.

His answer? Water. He found out that a mere $5,000 would install 15 hand pumps that would make it so the villagers wouldn’t have to walk nearly two miles just to get clean water. The result was life-changing, Bahl told CNN.

Sourav Ganguly to join Pune Warriors India

Published by pratyushkp on May 3rd, 2011 - in Social
Sourav playing. Cropped picture of original

Image via Wikipedia

After going unsold in the players’ auction, former India captain Sourav Ganguly made a dramatic return to the Indian Premier League by signing up for struggling franchise Pune Warriors as replacement for injured pacer Ashish Nehra.

“We were waiting for Ashish Nehra’s fitness report and ultimately the report came yesterday. I was already in talks with Ganguly and we decided that the amount of experience that Sourav has in cricket will no doubt help the team. So we finalised Ganguly last night,” Pune Warriors Team director Abhijit Sarkar said referring to the finger injury that Nehra has been nursing.

Ganguly, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders for three IPL seasons captaining them in two editions, went unsold in the January players’ auction despite a rather modest base price of $400,000.

The 38-year-old refused a mentor’s role with KKR after that and there had been speculation of a possible comeback through another franchise. The left-handed batman was first sought by Kochi Tuskers Kerala but their application was rejected by the IPL’s Governing Council.

However, he signed on the dotted line for Pune on Monday, giving a major fillip to the side which has lost six matches on the trot after starting promisingly with a couple of back-to-back wins.

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Tags: Ashish Nehra, , Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders, , Pune, Pune Warriors, Sourav Ganguly

Google To Work On Health Content Translation

Published by pratyushkp on September 9th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Google has asked for volunteers to translate its health-related articles in Hindi and other local languages to provide online medical information to people from all walks of life. has launched a new initiative called Health Sparks to translate health related information into local languages like Arabic, Hindi and Swahili. The search giant said it has chosen hundreds of health articles, written in English, from Wikipedia for their translation. Volunteers who are bilingual in English and anyone of the vernaculars are being encouraged to translate the literatures with assistance from the Google Translator Toolkit.

Translators are also supposed to review the articles and make it locally relevant before publishing it on the corresponding local language Wikipedia site. The initiative aims to help increase the amount of high-quality online health information in local languages which started 5 days ago is beginning pilot projects to support community-based, crowd-sourced translation of health information from English into Arabic, Hindi and Swahili.

Pilot programmes are supported with a donation incentive, awarding local charities with funds based on the number of words volunteers translate, Google said in a statement. For the first 60 days, Google will donate 3 US cents (about 45 paise) to the Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, for each English word translated in Hindi. The maximum donation would USD 50,000.

Tags: Arabic language, English language, , , Google Translator Toolkit, , Public Health Foundation of India, Standard Hindi,

Wipro To Help Track Crime In India

Published by pratyushkp on August 4th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Wipro Infotech is all set to develop software for digitizing its crime and criminal tracking network system under the national e-governance plan.

The government of India has selected Wipro Infotech to develop a software that will create a digital record of crime and criminal tracking network system under the national e-governance plan. The project which will cost Rs2, 000, is to be deployed in 4,000 police stations and 6,000 other police offices across the country, connecting them with each other and the New Delhi situated National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) which will help in catching criminals and prevent crime.

The software will also help the general public to keep track of the status of their complaints and find details such as the number of crimes in their locality.

According to head for government products, Wipro Infotech, Ranbir Singh,” The application has to be designed so that any police officer sitting in any police station across the country is able to access crime records from across the country,”

The network system project was one more step towards enabling the government accelerate efforts in detecting and preventing crimes in the country, he added.

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