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Indian engineers body stresses AI for social good at summit

Post Date: May 5, 2021

Fremont, CA: The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) convened an AI Summit on April 24 with researchers, authors, speakers and experts covering Artificial Intelligence from multiple perspectives: Augmented Intelligence with Data, AI/ML Solutions for social benefit and Artificial Intelligence Applications for the enterprise & AI Ethics. Summit Chair Piyush Malik, Senior Vice President at SpringML, a...

Celebrate Mother’s Day creatively during quarantine


Mother's Day, much like last year is going to be looking a little different than normal. Between social distancing measures and quarantine shutdowns, one must still make this day special. But remember, nothing can get in the way of you and your mom; it's simply a matter of being more creative with what you...

Sewa to save lives with O2 langars


Celebrations for the 400th Prakash Parv of Guru Teg Bahadur on May 1 were relatively muted across the gurdwaras of Delhi. But in the spirit of service, select gurdwaras organized ‘oxygen langar’ by creating facilities on the gurdwara premises for people to walk in and utilize the oxygen on offer for free. While the usual rush...

Praying to Allah for India


Kicker: Open letter to all the people of Mother India By Yousuf U Syed, M.D. MPH Secretary GOPIO New York In this holy month of Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayers and piety, all the Muslim of India and world over are praying to Almighty Allah (swt) for the protection, eradication of the Covid-19 pandemic and its  devastation. It's time...

Covid, cardiac arrest claims life of India’s star journalist Rohit Sardana


Television journalist Rohit Sardana died of cardiac arrest on Friday in New Delhi days after he tested positive for Covid-19, according to his channel Aaj Tak. He was 41. Sardana, who was an executive editor and TV news anchor with Aaj Tak of the India Today Group, is survived by his wife, two daughters and parents. He had hosted the...

Evidence: The bedrock of Covid management


By Gagandeep Kang Twitter in India is a desperate place. Pleas for beds, sources of oxygen, remdesivir and plasma overwhelm, even as volunteers amplify messages and scramble to help. Tongue twisters — tocilizumab, itolizumab — appear in discussion as people call, message and sink into despair and guilt at being unable to procure what they...

Over 1.55 core register for 3rd phase of vaccination

Post Date: April 29, 2021

New Delhi: Over 1.55 crore people have registered themselves on CoWin portal till now for the third phase of Covid vaccination starting May 1. In the third phase of Covid vaccination, everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19. As per the CoWin dashboard, over 23 lakh people registered for...

India logs highest single day toll as cases cross 3.79 lakh

Post Date: April 29, 2021

New Delhi: The country saw the highest spike as 3,645 people succumbed to the coronavirus in 24 hours amid reports of 3,79,257 fresh cases on Thursday. It was the eighth day in a row when India recorded more than 3 lakh cases and over 3,000 casualties for the past two days. On Wednesday there were...

Deadly 2nd wave spreads from cities to small towns


Intro: More states announce lockdowns as an unabated second Covid wave cripples India amid acute oxygen and drug shortage New Delhi: India’s deadly Covid-19 second wave has devastated big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Pune. Hospitals and crematoriums have run out of space, and funerals are taking place in car parks. But the pandemic has...