Tata Develops Crop-Dusting Drones

Tata Sons’ Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO) aims to rollout the first of the four high-tech products it is working on in the next two years, says Group Technology Officer Dr. Gopichand Katragadda. He said GTIO is working on four specific products — a smartwatch for industrial workers being tested on Tata Steel’s workforce, [...]

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May 23, 2016   No Comments

B Capital Group Raises $144 Million for India and S.E. Asia

B Capital Group, the venture capital firm started by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Silicon Valley investor Raj Ganguly, has raised $143.6 million that it plans to invest in India and Southeast Asia. The firm, which has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Singapore, backs “brash entrepreneurs building the next generation of groundbreaking technology [...]

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India To Have More Than 500 Million Internet Users in 2016

Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s minister for communications and information technology, stated that the number of Internet users in India is likely to cross 500 million this year. “India is sitting on the cusp of a big digital revolution. There are one billion mobile subscribers in India, especially people at grass-root levels using technology to transform [...]

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India to Purchase Stinger Missiles from Raytheon

The Indian Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense to acquire Stinger air-to-air missiles made by Waltham, Mass.-based Raytheon. The $3.1 billion deal with the U.S. includes 245 Stinger air-to-air missiles, along with launchers and engineering support, combat helicopters, weapons, radars and electronic warfare suites. “India joins nations around [...]

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May 22, 2016   No Comments

Smith and Nephew Brings its Navio Surgical System to India

With its acquisition of Blue Belt Technologies, a global leader in surgical robotics, the U.K.-based medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew will introduce Blue Belt’s Navio surgical system in India for the first time. This surgical system currently provides robotics-assistance in unicondylar or partial knee replacement surgery through CT-free navigation software and a unique hand-held, [...]

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May 22, 2016   No Comments