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Worldwide, around 10,000 people die every day due to lack of clean drinking water. The situation is alarming, but bio-sand filters offer a simple and affordable solution. This low cost model purifies water, is locally manufactured and can also help the local community with various livelihood options. And, all of that in just Rs.3,000! Read along to know how it is done.

Water borne diseases are the number one  cause of deaths worldwide, with WHO and CDC estimates pinning 3.5 million deaths every year to contaminated drinking water. In India alone, around 2,000 people die every day due to lack of clean drinking water, and out of these, children under the age of five are most vulnerable.

Most villagers consume unsafe drinking water on a daily basis. Some of these families opt for boiling the water prior to drinking which can be costly. Those who can afford it, buy bottled water to reduce the risks of such diseases, while economically and financially weaker people continue to consume impure water which eventually causes disease and death.

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Innovation is not just a good sounding word – it is in actual action; and it doesn’t need  any qualifications !

Courtesy : Kartik Pandit

Witworks is a Bangalore based collaborative invention company, which designs and sells consumer products created by its online community. Its web platform enables anyone to join this community and submit ideas solving everyday practical problems. The company works towards developing these ideas into commercially viable products, manufacturing them and bringing them to the market.

Inventors and designers can now bring their products to the market by merely pitching ideas to an online community of fellow innovators. The community, organised by  Witworks, is founded by three IIT Kharagpur graduates, who promise that a prototype of a chosen design or idea is ready in 30 days. The manufacturing of the products is outsourced to specific companies that Witworks has tied up with.

The startup, which launched operations last year, already has a 1,000-strong community, who decide how useful and unique an idea pitched to them will be as a final product. Witworks selects the top three ideas and puts it on the fast track. “In India, there is no place to invent,” said 25-year-old Somnath Meher, who cofounded Witworks this year with a seed fund of Rs 10 lakh from IIT Kharagpur.

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 Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015   Submissions now open  logoSubmissions and nominations for the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize are now open . The Zayed Future Energy Prize is an annual US$4 million (Rs 24 Crore) award which recognizes individuals, organisations and schools who have made significant strides to advance the fields of renewable energy and sustainability.

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015

This year submissions will are being accepted across five categories:

  • Large Corporation,
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SME),
  • Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO),
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Global High Schools.

To submit your nominations and applications visit the award website at: www.ZayedFutureEnergyPrize.com.

Last Date for Submissions : 14 July, 2014.

The Zayed Future Energy Prize now in it’s 7th year has awarded 30 winners across six continents and impacted millions of lives. Over the years, Prize winners have trained thousands of women as green technicians; delivered solar home systems to millions in Bangladesh; created access to safe drinking water to millions in Africa; and funded university scholarship to students around the world.

Winners of the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize, announced in January this year include ABB, Abellon CleanEnergy, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Wang Chuanfu, the founder and chairman of BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese auto and battery maker, and five high schools from across the globe.

Courtesy : http://indiamicrofinance.com/zayed-future-energy-prize-2015-submissions-now-open.html

This Invention From India Is Going to Change The Way We Live Forever!

Fin is basically a tiny hardware product that users can wear on their thumbs as a ring. The ring will then convert the user’s whole palm into a gesture interface. The project has already raised about $200,000 from some 1,600 people around the world who have already pre-ordered the product. Previous to this, Fin’s initial target for the project was to raise $100,000. However, back in mid-February when it found that its target was getting accomplished faster than expected, the campaign’s deadline was extended to March 9, and this resulted in the doubling of its monetary collections.

Read more at: http://www.gizbot.com/tech-biz/india-based-wearable-device-fin-experiencing-massive-response-boasts-016320.html

Watch Lulu and lovable loo video in this link provided:-

http://humanurehandbook.com/

It is high time we in India too adopted this more eco friendly nature’s way of converting human manure to composite manure for farming.

Watch more on composite toilets here in this link provided:-

 http://www.compostingtoilet.org/

About eco sanitation toilets here adopted by many Americans in their farms:-

http://www.sancor.ca/

But all this is not possible when living in urban cities where we are engaged in 9 to 5 jobs but can be adopted at least in villages or in farms.

Courtesy : Firdosh Sukhia

CaptureIT’S YOUR TURN TO CHANGE THE WORLD

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to students ages 13 to 18. It’s all about :

  • What you love doing ?
  • What are you good at ?
  • What you want to change ?

 

Get an overview of the competition – Click Here.


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