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'Breath of Hope' is a team of multidisciplinary volunteers, including IT professionals, biomedical engineers and doctors.

They have come together and been supported by the Kerala Start-up Mission (KSUM), a government-supported entrepneurship development agency. KSUM have provided raw materials and a facility at 'Super Fablab Kochi', where the group can develop their ideas.

The volunteers are working together with their joint expertise to help find crucial tech solutions to th...

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is coordinating an effort to upscale appropriate technologies and manufacturing available in India for addressing a plethora of issues related to COVID-19, as well as scout for new and developing solutions more relevant to the country to help prepare the country for exigencies arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.

DST has set up a COVID 19 Task force for mapping of technologies from R&D labs, academic institutions, startups, and MSMEs to fu...

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Having initially turned to teleworking as a response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Transport Canada, the agency that employs over 3,5000 people, is set to become the first Canadian government body to adopt a default policy to work from home for the immediate future.

Teleworking and virtual working opesn up new opportunities for how they organise work and how people can work remotely.

Transport Canada want to use this opportunity to leverage the digital advancements that have b...

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GC Talent Reserve is a dedicated, single-window coordinated talent management tool for triaging digital and tech talent needs across the Government of Canada. It enables the flow of talent from areas of lower priority to areas of critical need, supported by data tracking and central coordination, offering departments a fast, efficient vehicle for sourcing qualified, available talent for a wide variety of needs and giving public servants a way to volunteer their skills where help is needed ...

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California, US, have this week enabled residents to obtain marriage licenses remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of an exectuive order signed by their Governer, Gavin Newsom.

This executive order will allow couples to obtain a marriage license from their county clerk via video conference provided that both members of the couple are state residents and that they can both present a valid form of identification on the video call. The clerk will then email the licenses to...

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The National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) are bringing together more than a dozen leading biopharmaceutical companies, the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency to develop an international strategy for a coordinated research response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The planned Accelerating...

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The National Institutes of Health is asking scientists and inventors to compete in a $500 million challenge to develop rapid coronavirus testing technologies in a bid to scale up the accuracy and availability of tests across the country.

The technologies will be put through a competitive, three-phase selection process in the search for the best rapid test that can be deployed at home or in a care setting. The finalists will be matched with technical and business experts to accelerat...

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As Indore was the facing this type ( medical emergency) of calamity for the first time, nor the administration nor its population understood the seriousness of the issue or had any experience in managing this type of crisis .There were number of low income and high-density localities where the households did not have enough food supplies (rashan) to sustain them for such a prolonged period of lock down. The people used to store food supplied for just one week. In the locked down the sm...

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Aarogya Setu, a mobile app developed by the ministry of electronics and IT to help citizens identify their risk of contracting Covid-19 (coronavirus), has notched up more than 76 million downloads by 1st May 2020. The app is there on both Google Play (for Android phones) and Apple App Store (for ioS). It is available in 11 languages — 10 Indian languages and English. Aarogya Setu is designed to keep an user informed in case s/he has crossed paths with someone who has tested positive. The...

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The COVID-19 Mobility Data Network is a network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response. Their goal is to provide daily updates to decision-makers at the state and local levels on how well social distancing interventions are working, using anonymized, aggregated data sets from mobile devices, along with analytic support for interpretation.

The site provid...

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