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#NOTMakingDo: Mahindra announces $1m prize for Indians to come up with technologies that already exist elsewhere

A billionaire Indian industrialist has offered $1 million for any Indian who can produce a suitable solution to two of India’s most pressing issues – traffic stress and electricity shortages. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the giant Mahindra & Mahindra conglomerate, will announce the ‘Rise Prize’ during India’s National Science Day …

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‘Hole in the Wall’ pioneer Dr Sugata Mitra wins $1m TED Prize

A Newcastle-based Indian educationalist has won the 2013 Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Award for his radical ideas on the future of education. Dr Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, is best known for creating the ‘Hole-in-the-Wall’ experiment in India; placing computers in slums and rural areas …

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Reading FC bids $1m for India-born footballer

Premier League side Reading have made a $1m bid for Goa-born footballer Brandon Fernandes, according to a report in espnstar.com. If the deal goes through, Fernandes, 19, will become the first Indian player to sign for a Premier League side. Speaking to ESPN Star, Fernandes said: “It is a great …

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