A digital literacy initiative, launched by IT for Change branch Prakriye, is empowering adolescent girls in Mysuru district’s Attiguppe village.
Android app Har Shiv Shankar – Sawan Mein Kanvad provides essential and real-time information to kanwariyas enroute Haridwar.
To ensure attendance at the weekly Gram Samadhan Diwas, government officers in Hardoi have been asked to take a photograph and share it on WhatsApp.
Addl SP Shashi Mohan Singhingh makes short Youtube films topics like cybercrime, witchcraft, ATM card frauds, drug addiction to spread social awareness.
Solar power not only tripled the sales of this petrol pump, it is also saving the Rs 16,000-Rs 20,000 paid towards monthly electricity bills.
A Kashmiri youth has developed a prototype of a diaper that uses sensors to predict when a baby is going to pee and trigger an alarm.
A Bunty and Babli-style crime played out in a nondescript Uttar Pradesh town recently. Only there was no Babli to …
Uttar Pradesh Police is all set to launch its latest initiative — Digital Mitra or Digital Volunteer — with a view to quell rumours and reach out to people.
Knowledge-sharing WhatsApp groups across rural Indian are helping cattle rearers manage their cattle’s health and improve cultivation.
Ashwani Sihag, an agriculturalist from Haryana, has designed a mini GPS tracker that uninterruptedly tracks any person or object it is attached to.
In Haryana’s Kapadwas village, bad internet is forcing people seeking ration to climb up to the rooftop of the ration depot to verify their fingerprints.
Sixty-five families with leprosy patients in Indira Chakravarti on the outskirts of Karnal in Haryana haven’t received ration since last month.
A water kiosk named Eva by Uravu labs aims to create a decentralised public infrastructure that makes water available to everyone.
Uttar Pradesh police are implementing Saakshi, a software that sends court summons via SMS, which will bring relief to the short-staffed department.
Sarpanch Dilip Kumar Tripathi has turned Hasuri into a smart village with public Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, a website with GIS maps, the works.
Eight students from TIT&S Bhiwani have developed a lightweight jacket to keep Indian Army jawans warm even in Siachen’s sub-zero temperatures.
The tables have turned in Rohtak. City residents are reporting policemen breaking the law by sending in photographs and videos via WhatsApp.
Kamal Saikia’s Microlight Propeller Hydro Turbine is not only suited to the low-flowing rivers of Assam, it also reduces per unit production cost by half.
The social media internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir has stifled the earning prospects of those employed in the ecommerce sector.
Teacher Pooja Singh of Government Primary Girls’ School in Dobh village of Haryana’s Rohtak district has introduced an audiovisual teaching model and shows students educational YouTube videos on her smartphone.
The smart glove, developed by four Moradabad students — Keshav Mehrotra, Abhishek Tandon, Harmeet Kaur and Khushboo Kashyap — converts sign language gestures into corresponding speech.
The safety net Sheelu’s job as a sex camgirl provides her is helping her rebuilding her life — she is a mother, a graduate, and is working towards an MA degree.
Pappu Kabeer and Ratna Das of Aaideo Talkies take a makeshift pandal along with plastic chairs to places in rural Assam where there are no auditoriums or theatres.
Firasat Ali’s innovation — a smart streetlight sensor — saved the Shahjahanpur municipal corporation in Uttar Pradesh Rs 2 lakh in 2016.
A Good Samaritan’s initiative to help the poor has been elevated to the next level since he took to Facebook to share his work with the world.
Watch the stories of Naveen from Himachal Pradesh and Gajanan from Vidarbha — both have benefitted from the communities forged by WhatsApp groups.
In India, we’re bananas about bananas. No part of it is wasted. We eat ripe and raw bananas, the stem …
Jyoti Rani, 36, from Rori village in Sirsa district, has panchayat samiti member Nitasha Sihag to thank for taking the …
Policemen in Durg, Chhattisgarh, are using ‘body-worn cameras’ — cameras strapped to their uniforms — for effective monitoring of traffic violations.
Indians are increasingly finding innovative social uses of WhatsApp — from using it to circulate a local news bulletin in …
Aditya Aamir is irritated and angry. His smartphone is dead for the third time in seven hours; its battery is …
When 22-year-old Bharat Chaudhary arrived in Hamburg, Germany, to pursue his masters degree in August 2016, he was left …
In 1999, a poor farmer in western Assam’s Kajaikata village, Sabed Ali, agreed to his his brother-in-law’s suggestion that he …
For just Rs 80-Rs 100, any umbrella can be equipped with a solar panel-torch assembly to allow riders to power their way through dark, unruly country roads.
15 women aged over 50 are learning how to use computers in Bibipur village of Haryana under a project by NGO Lado Swabhiman Utsav.
Sparsh is a device powered by a Dynamic Braille Board that reproduces the content of a smartphone or a computer on a rolling display in braille.
The Jhai Foundation has modelled a Char Development Programme for four Barpeta villages based on internet research on disaster management programmes.
Australia-based founders started the page to counter the narrative of Haryana as a violence-prone, socially conservative state
Every evening, Javaid Ahmad, who works at a private computer institute in Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, waits eagerly for …
The Dinesh Miglani Tutorials channel has 1,55,800 subscribers with 1.4 crore views and is helping students and others get jobs in the government.
Having seen the power of social media in Manipur and Assam, BJP is going to replicate the model in Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya, which go to the polls in 2018.
The app, SAM Check, enables doctors and health workers to keep track of children’s health and nutrition. It has helped over 3,000 kids in Dhadwad.
It’s not a coincidence that many of the product managers who worked on the board preparation team have been very …
This change, which is small at best, has come about with a studied and deliberate strategy of the Congress on social media.
Assam has 15 floating clinics serving the inhabitants of river islands in 32 villages of 13 districts.
Janitri has developed a software to monitor the vital parameters of a woman in the hours before delivery, reducing a tedious task for doctors and nurses.
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh: Aamir Khan’s character Rancho in 2009 Bollywood hit 3 Idiots wasn’t inspired by this young man, but …
Chhattisgarh engineer Pankaj Agarwal has designed a wearable anti-fever jacket that works on the fundamentals of refrigeration. He’s working to make it commercially viable.
A couple of days ago, FactorDaily published a story about a professor of IISc who is piloting a seed-bombing …
A FactorDaily-101Reporters story has resulted in a women-led development model from Haryana’s Bibipur village being replicated in 100 other villages in the state.
Author Rashmi Bansal, another woman say Murthy behaved in an inappropriate manner
Hironmoy Gogoi of Assam’s Sivasagar town wants to create at least 3,000 jobs for rural youth in the next five years through his Facebook food portal.
Tribal women in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district are churning out thousands of sanitary pads every month, earning money and helping girls go back to school.
Mamtaz Begum (13) would have been married off to a man thrice her age, if it were not Illias Rahman Sarkar who campaigned on Facebook to stop the wedding.
Over one lakh villages in India are open defecation free, but none must have hit upon an idea as novel as Kapasi village in Balod district of Chhattisgarh.
YouTube provides just the platform they need to build their audience and enhance their market value. And the video uploading service is completely free!
It’s Monday morning (January 30) and six-year-old Roshni Sahu is in a hurry to get to her school in Kapsi …
Asha’s tea-stall is a popular hangout, and that’s not just because she makes a good cup of tea.
Technology is playing a big role in the way news is consumed in the state.
With data rajas, AIs, robots, gods, water wars, nutes, Krishna Cops and divided into a dozen semi-independent states, it’s a familiar-yet-modern India, a hundred years after independence.
Its history is the history of India’s evolving internet culture.
In the raging discussion about 4G and getting a billion unconnected Indians online, we have lost sight of the dismal state of wired broadband in the country.