State dept of Science and Technology inks MoU with IIM

  • | Tuesday | 6th October, 2020

Kolkata: The state Department of Science and Technology and Bio Technology (DSTBT) is setting up a Technology Development and Adaptation Centre (TDAC) with the objective of building and nurturing an ecosystem to support science and tecnology-led entrepreneurship and promotion of scientific research and innovation.
The state DSTBT has signed an MOU with Indian Institute of Management-run Entrepreneur and Innovation Park at Joka, Kolkata to jointly set up the TDAC.
State minister for Science & Technology & Bio-Technology department Bratya Basu and Additional Chief secretary of the department Anil Verma were present at the MoU signing event on Monday.
The promising S&T solutions/Research in the state will enable sustainable ventures, businesses, and facilitate commercialization of research output,” said a press note issued by the state government.
The state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is making rapid progress in technology innovation owing

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The original law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, makes it difficult to sue online platforms over the content they host or the way they moderate it. Under the proposed changes, technology platforms that purposely facilitate “harmful criminal activity” would not receive the protections, the department said. Platforms that allow “known criminal content” to stay up once they know it exists would lose the protections for that content.

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