Annapurna Vishwanathan has been appointed as the CIO of Cummins India. She last served Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages as Head-Digital. Cummins India, a Fortune 500 companies, is in the business of designing and manufacturing engines and their components. Vishwanathan, at Cummins, will be tasked to strengthen business ops and other key functions using IT. An IIT-Delhi alumnus, she has over 15 yrs of experience.
Microsoft India to fund two COVID-19 detection research projects of IIT Delhi. One of the projects, an ICMR approved probe-free Real-Time PCR-based COVID-19 detection assay, is developed at its Kusuma School of Biological Sciences. Another, a joint effort of IIT-D and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, intends to develop an ELISA based diagnostic serological assay against COVID-19. Both the projects will be affordable and easily scalable.