Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore has partnered with Shrimad Rajchandra Sarvamangal Trust to donate 14,000 medical kits, 24 oxygen concentrators, and 150 oxygen cylinders to the Karnataka govt. These concentrators have been imported from South Korea. 10 more oxygen concentrators were given to the Karnataka govt. Earlier, Samsung had committed to donating $5mn including 100 oxygen concentrators, 3000 oxygen cylinders, and 1 mn LSD syringes.
The Karnataka govt would soon launch the cybersecurity policy, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said Monday. Govt is rapidly adopting IT solutions for delivering public services. While this has many benefits, the increased adoption also comes associated with significant cyber risks. Karnataka reported the highest number of cybercrimes on a Y-o-Y basis. Bengaluru, aside from being India’s tech hub, is also a subject to highest number of cybercrimes.
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Jaipur have adopted 3DEXPERIENCE – a digital twin model by France-based Dassault Systemes. The platform enables key people and decision-makers visualise their development-related decisions. Also, it optimises services planning and infrastructure to provide residents with better citizen experience. It can also help in pandemic preparedness; for e.g. planning containment zones that have access to essential services.
Karnataka govt proposed Intel India to set up chip-making units in the state. Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan, in a video conference with Intel India head Nivruti Rai and other top executives, referred to the sea connectivity on the ports of Mangalore and Belagavi for the export of Intel chips made in Karnataka. Narayan ensured govt’s support to ease the unit setup.