cities

Machines that printed Constitution sold as scrap

As India’s founding document, the Constitution of India, turns 70 this Republic Day, the Dehradun-based Survey of India which printed 1,000 initial photolithographic reproductions of the handcrafted Constitution has preserved one of those copies, but it sold the two machines that produced those last year. As scrap. For ~1.5 lakh. As for the lithographic plates, […]

india

Dysfunctional X-ray machine hits physically challenged

Patients forced to stand for long A dysfunctional X-ray machine at the orthopaedics department in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital is causing concern to physically challenged patients. Since they are unable to afford consultation and other fee charged by private clinics, it has become a prolonged wait for rectification of the X-ray machine by the […]

india

Plastic bottle disposal machine installed at Central Bus Stand

Under go green initiative of Tiruchi Corporation As part of its go green initiative, Tiruchi Corporation has installed a plastic bottle (polyethylene terephthalate) machine at Central Bus Stand. Under the initiative, passengers must drop empty bottles into the machine placed on a platform. Upon disposal, the passengers will have an option: donation or water. Donation […]

lifestyle

Origin stories: Students turn inventors at this Mumbai festival

Maker Mela 2019, held last week, displayed some interesting inventions. School students, collegians and entrepreneurs gathered at Somaiya Vidyavihar to pitch to experts and investors at the annual event. Organised by Somaiya’s Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (RiiDL) from January 17 to 19, Maker Mela featured 18 students among the 100 inventors aged 8 to […]