Monthly Archives: May 2011

Visually Impaired students pass HSC with help of Pune-based NGO Niwant

Twenty visually challenged students from the Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalaya passed their HSC examinations, with 10 students scoring a first class, reports DNA And excerpt from the DNA article: One student, Mangesh Raktate, who scored 51% in his HSC exams … Continue reading

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Young Indian researchers felicitated for innovative use of computational technology

Four teams of young researchers from different parts of the country were felicitated for the innovative use of computational technologies for in solving problems in other areas of science, by an independent group of people from academia and industry, reports … Continue reading

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Pune kid raises Rs. 1.5L donations for his school through sale of his invention

Pune’s Viraj Gapchoop, a 12-year old student has managed to collect Rs. 1.5 lakhs in donations through the sale of his invention – a semi-automatic water pump controller, reports DNA. Viraj [...] invented a gadget that helps reduce overflow from … Continue reading

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Tata, TRAD Japan and Mitshubishi to set up an automotive R&D center in Pune

Machinist.in reports Tata Toyo Radiators (Tata Toyo), a joint venture between Tata AutoComp Systems (Tata AutoComp), TRAD, Japan and Mitsubishi Metals, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a state-of-the-art research and development (R&D) centre in Pune. … Continue reading

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Persistent Systems to Buy Agilent’s French Software Unit

Persistent Systems has signed an agreement to acquire Agilent Technologies’ software marketing and development business located in Grenoble, France. The Pune-based software development company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that the purchase is expected to be completed by Aug. 1. … Continue reading

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Call for proposals: US-India Science & Technology Endowment

Kaushik Gala of Venture Center writes: The Governments of the United States of America and India have established the United States – India Science and Technology Endowment Board to manage a fund for joint research and development, innovation, entrepreneurial and … Continue reading

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Mobile video site Vuclip (by ex-Punekar Nickhil Jakatdar) get $8M funding

Vuclip, a browser based videos-on-the-fly service targeting mobile devices, has received $8 million in funding from NEA and Jafco Ventures. Vuclip is the 4th startup of successful serial entrepreneur Nickhil Jakatdar. Nickhil is a COEP alumnus, an angel investor who … Continue reading

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GeekNight with Ola Bini – Core Developer of JRuby – 25 May

ThoughtWorks Pune invites all developers to their latest GeekNight tomorrow at 6:30pm. GeekNight is a series of a talks about cutting edge technology, where you also get to meet like-minded geeks. This GeekNight features a talk “JRuby for the win” … Continue reading

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Pune’s PubMatic acquires ReviNet another ad-publish optimizre

PubMatic, the Pune-based company which allows web publishers to automatically optimize advertisements being placed on their web pages, has acquired ReviNet another similar company. The deal is meant to broaden PubMatic’s reach to publishers that ReviNet has established relationships with, … Continue reading

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Pune Startup SheepStop covered by YourStory.in

Pune’s SheepStop, a crowdsourcing T-shirt design company, has been covered by YourStory.in. There is a nice interview with Bhagyashri, the co-founder of SheepStop which gives a number of interesting tidbits of information about SheepStop, including: SheepStop is an eco-friendly company. … Continue reading

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