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Wikipedia Event in Mangalore

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:43 PM

The article was published by Vijaya Karnataka on December 18, 2016.

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విజ్ఞాన నిధి వికీపీడియా..

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:38 PM

The article about Telugu Wikipedia appeared in Namaste Telangana on December 11, 2016.

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వికీపీడియాతో విజ్ఞాన విప్లవం

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:36 PM

The article appeared in Andhra Bhoomi on December 11, 2016.

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पीजी जूलॉजी विभाग में एक दिवसीय समागम का आयोजन

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:32 PM

रांची विश्वविद्यालय के पीजी जूलॉजी विभाग में शनिवार को इंटरनेट एक्सेस पर आधारित संगोष्ठी ‘ओपनकॉन हुई। कुलपति डॉ रमेश कुमार पांडेय ने इसकी अध्यक्षता की। कार्यक्रम में डीएसडब्ल्यू डॉ सतीश चंद्र गुप्ता, प्रो संजय मिश्रा, प्रो अभिजीत दत्ता और डॉ बीके सिन्हा मौजूद थे। इसका आयोजन ओपन एक्ससेस इंडिया के सहयोग से किया गया। संगोष्ठी में लगभग 60 प्रतिभागियों ने हिस्सा लिया। कुलपति डॉ रमेश कुमार पांडेय समेत कई प्रतिभागियों ने अपना विकीपीडिया अकाउंट पेज भी खोला।

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Changing the typographic landscape of a country: one letter at a time

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 20, 2016 04:06 PM

My interest in designing typefaces in Indian scripts grew out of years of disappointment with the way most Hindi books I came across looked. Apart from a few exceptions, they looked like poor cousins of English books. Whether it was a children’s story book or a novel or magazine, there was usually the same drab typeface.

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Wikipedian Pavan Santhosh says Telugu Wikipedians are creating Knowledge revolution (in Telugu)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 17, 2016 01:35 AM

Pavan Santhosh said that Telugu Wikipedians are creating a knowledge revolution in Telugu. On Sunday, December 12, 2016, in Golden Threshold, Abids, Telugu Wikipedians celebrated Telugu Wikipedia day. Telugu Wikipedians Pranay Raj and Meena Gayathri who successfully completed 100 Wikidays challenge successfully were given mementos and cut a cake on this occassion.

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Wikipedia is a Newspaper

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 17, 2016 01:27 AM

Coverage about Mini MWT and TTT first day. News item also explains about Telugu Wikipedia and its growth. Mentioned some of the participants and organizers Pranay, Katta Srinivasa Rao, Kasyap, etc.

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7th Emerging Markets Finance Conference

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 17, 2016 12:51 AM

Anubha Sinha participated as a panelist in the "Intellectual Property, Copyright and Patent Finance" session in Mumbai on December 15, 2016. The event was organized by Finance Research Group in association with Vanderbilt Law School.

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Writing skills improve with Wikipedia editing

by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 15, 2016 02:21 AM

Pavan Santhosh said that contributing to Wikipedia and working in Wikimedia community improves our leadership qualities and writing skills. In an awareness session conducted about "You can edit Wikipedia" in JKC college, Guntur, Santhosh explained how to create and improve articles about Wikipedia in this program. Principal I.Nageswara Rao presided over this meeting.

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CIIPC-NLUD Workshop on Wikipedia Editing and Open Source Knowledge Sources

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 23, 2016 08:04 AM

Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition (CIIPC), National Law university, Delhi as part of its Open Science Project, had organised WikiEdit2016 a two day workshop regarding orientation on editing Wikipedia and hands-on-training session. The event was organized on November 11 and 12, 2016 at National Law University in New Delhi.

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Using Kannada in technology made easier with smartphones

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 01, 2016 05:19 AM

With the IT revolution, many believed that the younger generation would prefer to type and communicate in English than Kannada.

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‘Entrepreneurship will become a common, respectable profession’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 25, 2016 12:40 AM

From success to status, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 25 gems and insights from the week of October 16-22 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

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Workshop on Competition Law and Policy

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 23, 2016 01:51 AM

National School of Law India University and the Delegation of European Union to India jointly organized a workshop at Competition Commission of India in New Delhi from October 19 - 21, 2016. Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané participated and made presentations.

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Changing Wikipedia’s (and society’s) male bias is work in progress

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 04, 2016 11:02 PM

Shyamal Lakshminarayanan was on the trail of Maude Lina West Cleghorn, a little-known amateur British entomologist who lived in Calcutta in the early 1900s.

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Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi

Indian language localization community meets in New Delhi

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 03, 2016 01:26 PM

Localization is one of the less glamorous aspects of computing. Despite the fact that less than 6% of the world speaks English, a majority of projects don't feel inclined to accommodate the rest of the population. One of the primary reasons for sticking to English is the steep learning curve and the lack of standardization in various aspects of the localization process.

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Workshop on Innovation, Economic Development and IP in India and China

Workshop on Innovation, Economic Development and IP in India and China

by Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané last modified Oct 09, 2016 04:41 AM

Anubha Sinha and Rohini Lakshané presented at the SMU-JINDAL-RENMIN Workshop on “Innovation, Economic Development, and IP in India and China,” co-organised by the Singapore Management University, O.P. Jindal Global University, and Renmin University of China, in Delhi during September 27-28, 2016. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, delivered the inaugural address at the workshop.

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To embed a tweet or not?

To embed a tweet or not?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 23, 2016 01:08 AM

Experts say it would amount to copyright infringement if the fair use clause is exploited.

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Law and Economy Policy Conference 2016 (LEPC - 2016)

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 01:48 AM

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in collaboration with the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET) is organising India’s first “Law Economics Policy Conference (LEPC-2016)”. The aim is to bring together legal, economic and policy thinkers to consider policy issues in a holistic manner.

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Tulu Wikipedia Goes 'Live' after 8 Years on Incubator

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 01:33 AM

Eight years after being created in the Wikimedia Incubator, the Tulu-language Wikipedia is now live as the 23rd Indic language.

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