nano-agriculture

Nanotechnology in Agriculture: AICTE Approved

Nanotechnology in Agriculture: Course by Prof. Mainak Das | IIT Kanpur
Modern agriculture is a chemical-intensive process starting from fertilizer, pesticide to food preservation. Modern nanotechnology tools if used judiciously in the future, have the ability to offer sustainable development along with the optimal, precision, and more effective use of chemicals. In this course, I will be sharing my journey from basic agriculture to modern-day nanoparticle-based agriculture practices.

This Agriculture sector Course is designed for students seeking a career in the Agriculture industry, Seed industry, Fertilizer industry, Food technology industry and related field. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of Agriculture Engineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Biochemistry and Design
PREREQUISITES : 10+2 in science
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Agriculture industry, Seed industry, Fertilizer industry, Food technology industry

SUMMARY
Course Start Date : 17 Aug 2020
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Course End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 17 Aug 2020
Category :
Biological Sciences & Bioengineering
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
This is an AICTE approved FDP course

COURSE LAYOUT
Week 1: History of agriculture and the role of chemicals in modern agriculture
Week 2: Overview of nanotechnology
Week 3: Application of nanotechnology in modern day agriculture practices I
Week 4: Application of nanotechnology in modern day agriculture practices II
Week 5: Application of nanotechnologies in animal production
Week 6: Nanotechnology and shelf life of agricultural and food products
Week 7: Nanotechnologies for water quality and availability
Week 8: Green nanotechnology and the role of good governance and policies for effective nanotechnology development

COURSE CERTIFICATE
The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 17 October 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Intro of the Course by Prof. Mainak Das

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Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service to serve global customers

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E-commerce major Amazon India said on 29it is offering close to 20,000 ‘seasonal’ or temporary employment opportunities in its customer service (CS) organisation to help customers in India and globally with a seamless online shopping experience.

The new temporary positions — being added to meet the anticipated demand in customer traffic in the next six months — are open in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, Noida, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Mangaluru, Indore, Bhopal and Lucknow, Amazon India said in a statement.

Most of the positions are part of Amazon’s ‘Virtual Customer Service’ programme that provides flexible work-from-home options, it added.

The new positions will see associates support customer services through e-mail, chat, social media and phone. The eligibility criteria for these positions include having minimum educational qualification of 12th standard pass and proficiency in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu or Kannada.

Based on the candidates’ performance as well as business needs, a percentage of the current temporary positions are likely to be converted into permanent positions towards the end of the year, Amazon India said.

“We are continuously evaluating hiring needs across the customer service organisation in response to the growing customer demand. We estimate that customer traffic will further scale up over the next six months with the onset of Indian and global holiday seasons,” Amazon India Director (Customer Service) Akshay Prabhu said.

He added that new seasonal positions will provide candidates job security and livelihood during these unprecedented times.

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“CoVER is used by government authorities across 10 cities in India to monitor, manage, track, diagnose, communicate, collaborate and prevent the impact of COVID-19. In one of the large cities in southern India that has so far reported far fewer COVID-19 cases, they used CoVER to track about 120 hospitals, 600 ambulances, and 400 isolation beds, and monitor people in quarantine,” informed Carlson.

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“Since its launch, more than 50,000 organizations have been evaluated, and more than 6,00,000 daily passes have been issued on the platform. It has been deployed in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Telangana, Puducherry, Odisha and Karnataka,” the AWS executive noted.

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Keeping in view the rising demand of (SaaS) Amazon has launched a certification Program from where the non-coders can also learn and get certified.

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The platform mimics a spreadsheet model and lets users to start working on building new apps immediately.

Amazon Web Services on Thursday launched Honeycode for non-coders to develop web and mobile applications.

Amazon Honeycode is released in a beta form, and allows users to build mobile and web apps without writing codes. The platform mimics a spreadsheet model and lets users build new apps, without inputing long lines of codes.

AWS-HoneycodeAll that a user requires to get started on Honeycode is a bit of familiarity with spreadsheets and formulas, including making tables and finding values.

Honeycode comes with built-in common application templates that users can pick to start building their own apps. Some of these templates come in handy for those looking to build surveys, task trackers, inventory management system, or event management process.

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Users can also set up trigger-driven actions such as generating email notifications and table modifications.

Some of the built-in functions that are included in Honeycode are the ones most people use on spreadsheets, like vlookup, FindRow and other formula.

Developers can bridge external applications into their apps using two Honeycode APIs, GetScreenData and InvokeScreenAutomation.

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Amazon Honeycode includes templates for some common applications that you and other members of your team can use right away:

You can customize these apps at any time and the changes will be deployed immediately. You can also start with an empty table, or by importing some existing data in CSV form. The applications that you build with Honeycode can make use of a rich palette of user interface objects including lists, buttons, and input fields:

You can also take advantage of a repertoire of built-in, trigger-driven actions that can generate email notifications and modify tables:

Honeycode also includes a lengthy list of built-in functions. The list includes many functions that will be familiar to users of existing spreadsheets, along with others that are new to Honeycode. For example, FindRow is a more powerful version of the popular Vlookup function.

Getting Started with Honeycode
It is easy to get started. Visit the Honeycode Builder, and create my account:

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