Importance of digital systems in vaccinating the Indian population: Nandan Nilekani
“Digital systems would be crucial in vaccinating India’s one billion-strong population,” said Nandan Nilekani about the development of COVID vaccines. Mr. Nilekani, who is the non-executive chairman of Infosys Limited, also mentioned that big data and artificial intelligence can be used to monitor the progress of the vaccines. “India has done a tremendous job with child vaccinations,” he said in an exclusive interview with Chandra R Srikanth from ET NOW ahead of the 12th edition of Infosys Science Foundation's annual Infosys Prize awards.
COVID-19 vaccine should be a public good that is free for all: Narayana Murthy
N R Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys Limited, says that the COVID-19 vaccine should be treated as a public good in India, and must therefore be made free for all. In an interview with the Economic Times, Mr. Murthy also expressed his desire that the UN and national governments become actively involved in bearing the costs of producing the vaccine, so that it could be affordable for the public.
Infosys Prize 2020 winners felicitated in six categories
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2020 here on Wednesday in six categories for their contributions to science and research - Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences, reports The Hindu.
We need to raise private funding in science and research to 1.5% of GDP: Kris Gopalakrishnan
Kris Gopalakrishnan, trustee of the Infosys Science Foundation, is a thought leader in technology and innovation. On the sidelines of this year’s Infosys Prize 2020 Awards ceremony, he talks to Ayushman Baruah from livemint about science and research in India, the gaps, and the role startups can play in bridging them.