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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Village Rockstars is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019

Rima Das's Assamese film 'Village Rockstars' has been selected as India's official entry in the Foreign Language Film category for Oscars 2019. 'Village Rockstars' had bagged the Best Feature Film trophy at the 65th National Film Awards, besides also winning Best Child Artist, Best Location Sound Recordist and Best Editing. The coming-of-age film is set for a country-wide release on September 28, 2018.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Kochi-based company develops India's first underwater robotic drone

India’s first underwater robotic drone developed at Maker Village here, which can send real-time video of ships and other underwater structures to help with their repair and maintenance, was launched on 14th September 2018. The first commercial remotedly operated vehicle (ROV)/ underwater drone, Eyerovtuna, was developed by EyeROV Technologies, a company incubating at Maker Village which is the largest hardware incubator in the country. NPOL, a laboratory of Delhi-headquartered defence research and development organisation (DRDO), made the first order of the product.