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    December 31st, 2016adminAmazing Feats, Records, All, Science & Technology

    Procedure done at Jayadeva early on Saturday

    A 40-year-old security guard received a new year’s gift – a new heart – when he successfully underwent heart surgery at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, early on Saturday. This is the first successful heart transplant at a government-run hospital in Karnataka.

    Gangadhar was in need of a heart transplant as his heart was very weak and he used to become breathless even while on medication, sources at the hospital said. A team headed by Dr. Seetharama Bhat successfully conducted the transplant which lasted four hours.

    The donor, 30-year-old Mario Shin Yuan Huang, had slipped from a rooftop and was admitted to Manipal Hospital for head injury. “The patient suffered an acute brain stroke. Even with the best possible treatment, we could not save him,” said Dr. Shanthala who treated him at Manipal Hospital. “His family was very keen on organ donation,” she said.

    With the help of traffic police, a green corridor was created and the donor’s heart was transported from Manipal Hospital to Jayadeva Hospital at 1 a.m. on Saturday in just 11 minutes.

    The transplant holds hope for poor patients who may not be able to afford the high cost of the operation in private hospitals. “In this case, we bore the entire cost of the operation,” said C.N. Manjunath, director of JICSR. “The transplant will cost Rs. 6 lakh to 8 lakh, and if the patient requires ECMO, the cost can rise up to Rs. 12 to 13 lakh,” he added. The institute also roped in the help of several charitable organisations and depending upon their ability to pay, patients’ kin are sometimes asked to make a part of the payment.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Bengaluru / by Cinthya Anand / Bengaluru – December 31st, 2016

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    Bengaluru :

    Did you know Karnataka and Bengal share a deep-rooted literary bond? Neither did almost 800 Bengalis and 200 non-Bengalis who attended the three-day Bengali literature and cultural fest, held nearly after a decade in the city on December 25, to know that.

     Ranjon Ghoshal

    Ranjon Ghoshal

    Ranjon Ghoshal, an engineer by profession and founding member of Bengali band Moheener Ghoraguli talked about the exchange of literature between Karnataka and Bengal since the 12th century. Ranjon is a literature and theatre enthusiast

    He stated that the king who ruled Bengal and parts of Orissa in 1160 AD, Ballala Sen, hailed from the coastal region of Karnataka. Ballala Sen was a poet and literature flourished in Bengal during his reign. Ballala Sen authored two books Danasagara and Adbhutasagara.
    “Bengal during the Sena regime can be considered a silver period,” said Ranjon Ghoshal. “The kingdom prospered and law and social responsibility was maintained so Bengal is indebted to the Sena dynasty,” he added.

    The second link is the city of Gauda, that is located in the present day Malda. The city served as the capital of Bengal for more than 500 years and Bengal was almost synonymous to it. According to Ranjon, this co-incidence has something to do with the Goud Saraswat Brahmins of the Konkan Bay.
    “I would suggest the link to the fact that Bengal had sent emissaries to coastal regions ultimately to reach the Konkan Bay. It was then that cultural colonisation took place between Bengal and Karnataka,” he said.
    The third parallel drawn was when the spiritual leader,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu from Bengal started the Bhakti Movement in 15th century, his two primary disciples Roop and Sanathan were from Karnataka.
    On further studying the links between two separate states, the 61-year-old literature-enthusiast found an intriguing similarity. “If you search the historical literary movements that shaped the country in the north and south, you will not find a concrete evidence to explain this coincidence. But if you search the Kabir and Chaitanya of the north separately and Dasa and Bhakti people of the south, all are contemporaries. There is a maximum of 50 years gap.” he said.

     

    When the Kannada literary movement, Navodaya started in 20th century, it was heavily influenced by Tagore and vice-versa. Ranjon, gave the talk on the topic titled Ballal Sen to Banalata Sen, a Bengali poem written in 1942 by the poet Jibanananda Das with an idea to demarcate the span through which Bengal and Karnataka have been exchanging literature and culture.
    “Bengal and Karnataka have exchanged more than glances with one another, the have looked deep into each other’s eyes with love and remand,” he said.

    Pranab Mukherjee at the inauguration

    Pranab Mukherjee at the inauguration

    The three-day event called the 89th Annual Conference was organised by Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan and was inagurated by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee. The conference is held annually by the Bengali community to keep the regional literature alive among Bengalis living in different parts of the country.

    It was held fourth time in Karnataka, the last one being in 2007 and the first one being in 1959.
    “One of the biggest revelation from the conference was the historical link we share with Karnataka. Now we live in an era of mixed race. My daughter is married to a Kannadiga here but the it was amazing to know that one of our king was from Karnataka and the translation period of Karnataka and Bengal is so ancient,” said Manomita Roy, conference secretary of the event.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Karnataka / by Express News Service / December 31st, 2016

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    December 29th, 2016adminAmazing Feats, Education, Science & Technology
    Bengaluru : Karnataka 28/12/2016 : Students of PES college demonstrating their innovative models   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

    Bengaluru : Karnataka 28/12/2016 : Students of PES college demonstrating their innovative models | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

    New research park to come up on PES University Bangalore South campus

    PES University, which unveiled some of its research done by students and faculty on Wednesday, announced setting up of a new research park on their Bangalore South campus, near Electronics City. M.R. Doreswamy, Chancellor of the PES University, said the park, spread across 48,000 sq. ft, will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on January 7. Vice-Chancellor K.N. Balasubramanya Murthy said the park would incubate prototypes and later help students and faculty members make their products and ideas commercial. Some interesting prototypes displayed were:

    Wireless underwater battery charger

    A prototype of a wireless charging system for underwater vehicles has now caught national attention. “For charging batteries underground, one has to retract the vehicles out of the water to replace it with charged batteries or deliver power through longer cables underwater. This prototype reduces manual intervention and can be used in maritime systems,” V. Krishnamurthy, Registrar of PES University, said.

    Biodiesel reactor plant

    This plant can manufacture biodiesel from used edible vegetable oil. The students have tested this fuel with commercial diesel used in college buses and to heat water for hostel students. Mufassira Rahman, a third year biotechnology student, who was involved in the project, said the plant manufactures 70 litres of biodisel a day. She is now trying to work on how the system can be optimised.

    Vermi-compost plant

    The huge amount of leaves that trees shed have inspired students of the varsity and their mentor to set up a vermi-compost plant to convert it into manure. The plant has a capacity to manufacture one tonne of compost a week. This manure is sufficient for the plants and the nursery on campus.

    Pebrine solution

    While silkworms produce silk yarn, pebrine spores obstruct the process and is the bane of silkworm rearing farmers. The students have come out with a unique solution, which is a mix of several chemical ingredients that keeps the spores intact without their structure getting modified. The university has been doing field work in Jharkhand on sericulture. The Central Silk Board has also expressed interest in working with them.

    Bags project

    After development of two satellites, PES University has bagged Sindhu Netra, a project of Research Centre Imarat Hyderabad that is part of the DRDO in which a 10 kg nano satellite is to be developed.

    K.N. Balasubramanya Murthy said this project would help identify suspicious ships through imaging satellite.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Bengaluru / by Staff Reporter / Bengaluru -December 29th, 2016

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    Bengaluru :

    After successfully launching a satellite developed by students with the help of ISRO, PES University has now bagged another project from Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

    Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imarat, which is a part of DRDO, has awarded a project called Sindhu Netra to PES University. The estimated cost of the project is around `2.2 crore.
    Dr Balasubramnya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor of PES University, said, “This project by DRDO will help in identifying suspicious ships through sattelite imaging.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> Cities> Bengaluru / by Express News Service / December 29th, 2016

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