Chennai Digest

Published: 17th February 2016 03:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2016 03:55 AM   |  A+A-

Online Consultation for Diabetes

Dr Shivaa’s Diabetes Care has launched its  online video consultation platform ( and also an Android mobile app — drshivaas app. It has joined hands with Ramkala diabetes research foundation to launch  its social initiative

V10 (Villages 10). The website will cater to individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes for direct face-to-face video consultation with the diabetologist. Dr Shiva’s has joined hands with NABL accredited lab for home collection of blood samples and has launched diabetes programmes with free glucometers. 


Robot Expo at Velammal School

A robot, ‘Cautious Lake’, was among the 40 exhibits at ‘Beat My Robo’ event conducted by Android Robo at Velammal School, Mogappair. The bot was designed by the students of Android Robo and has the potential to save lives. It alerts people if the level in a water-body raises beyond the storage limit, a timely intimation for releasing excess water.  Nearly 350 students took part in the exhibition in which 40 robots were displayed.


Big B at Fundraiser Event 

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was the chief guest at a charity event of an NGO in the city to help raise funds for rehabilitating the lives of people affected by the Chennai floods. The event, titled ‘Heart of Gold’ was supported by top jewellers who donated jewellery, which was auctioned. 


Magnesium Discussed at Meet

VIT University and Indian Institute of Metals jointly organised the iMagCon 2016 international meet dealing with magnesium and its alloys recently. The chief guest Karl Ulrich Kainer, head, Magnesium Innovation Centre, Germany, said India would be in a position to multiply the potential of magnesium if the government was persuaded to spearhead the research activity. In his address, C N Prasad, group president and CEO, Sundaram Clayton Limited, said more industrial applications were emerging from the synergy between industry, research labs and premier technological universities.


CIB to Launch Rural Bureau

To keep track of rural borrowers, the Credit Information Bureau (CIB) will soon launch a micro finance institution bureau that will add another 55 million rural accounts to it. “In the first quarter, we will start the MFI bureau. Nearly 60% of total data is related to rural borrowers. Hence, the objective is to merge the MFI data with CIB to enrich the data base,” said MV Nair, chairman, CIBIL. With MFI, CIBIL would have more access to accounts of individuals through which bankers may obtain track records. 


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