Mangaluru: Bearys Institute of Technology organized a two-day workshop on ‘Ubiquitous Digital Connectivity in Rural India,’ in association with ISTE Chapter, at the International Seminar Hall, on February 3 and 4, 2023.

The objective of the workshop was to train and setup community network based on a computer system that is intended to help support (usually geographical) communities by augmenting and extending the already existing social networks by using networking technologies.

The resource personnel for the event were Mr. Hiure Queiroz, researcher, Physicist and developer, Brazil; Ms. Taniya Silva, programmer, Brazil; Mr. T B Dinesh, founder, Serveiots and Janastu, Tumakuru; and Ms. Rizma, co-founder, Atom 360, Bengaluru.

The gathering was welcomed by Dr. Aziz Mustafa, HOD-CSE, BIT Mangaluru. Dr. S I Manjur Basha delivered the introductory remarks. In his speech, he said that overall development of students is essential in the current scenario.

All the four resource persons gave a lot of information on setting up local communication networks with connectivity.

Ms. Rizma motivated the students to use ‘Free and Open’ source software and open source hardware.

The second day included activities like creating network, which provided the students an opportunity for activity.

The event was coordinated by Dr. Aziz Mustafa. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Abdullah Gubbi, HOD-ECE. The master of ceremony was Ms. Salma Nadaf of ECE.

The program concluded with recitation of the national anthem.




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New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider individual cases seeking acceptance of demonetised currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

A bench comprising BR Gavai and Vikram Nath, however, allowed the individual petitioners to approach the government with a representation.

The top court directed the government to decide the representation and consider the individual grievances, if made, within a period of 12 weeks.

"After the judgement of the constitution bench, we do not find it will be permissible for us to exercise our jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution in individual cases to accept demonetised currency notes," the bench said.

It also clarified that in the event any of the petitioners are not satisfied with the action by the Union of India, they would be at liberty to approach the high court concerned.

In a majority verdict, the top court had upheld the government's 2016 decision to demonetise the currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

A five-judge Constitution bench had said the Centre's decision-making process could not have been flawed as there was consultation between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union government.

The court had said the notification dated November 8, 2016, which announced the decision to scrap the high-value currency notes, cannot be said to be unreasonable and struck down on the ground of decision-making process.