Volume-7, Issue-2

Volume-7, Issue-2

March-April, 2021

Technical Notes

1. Homeopathic Treatment Protocol for Asthma

The protocol involves following criteria: 1. Remodeling the respiratory passage by inhibiting transforming growth factor β1/Smad signal pathway. 2. Relaxing the respiratory smooth muscles. 3. Reducing the oxidative stress marker reactive oxygen species. 4. Activating Nuclear Factor E2-Related Factor 2. 5. Managing the steps of Arachidonic Acid Metabolism Pathway. 6. Managing the Imbalance of T-helper-1 & T-helper-2 cytokines. 7. Decreasing the ratio of GATA binding protein-3 / transcription factor T-box expressed in T-cells expression levels. 8. Inhibition of Signal transducer and activator of transcription 6 expression. 9. Regulating & inhibiting the activation of Mitogen-activated protein kinase and Nuclear factor-κappa-B signaling pathways. 10. Increasing the regulatory-T cells and enhancing Transcription Factor Fork-Head Box P3 mRNA expression. 11. Inhibiting the mast cell de-granulation. 12. Inhibiting the functional differentiation of pulmonary immature DC to mature DC. 13. Reducing the dependence on Corticosteroids. 14. Improvement in symptom syndrome of Asthma. 15. Reducing the levels of Interleukin-4, and that of Interferon-γ and PEFR.

Published by: Dr. Neal Ratan AgarwalaResearch Area: Medicine

Organisation: Independent ResearcherKeywords: Asthma, Homeopathy, Natural, Plants, Tincture, Protocol, Inflammation, Airway remodeling.

Research Paper

2. A study on nutritional status of Kharia tribal females of Simdega District

Nutritional anemia is a major problem for women in India and more so in the rural and tribal belt. Both rural and tribal women have a heavy workload and anemia has a profound effect on psychological and physical health. Tribal women play multiple roles in a family, primarily as mothers and housekeepers, and also equally important roles as wage earners and agricultural produce. Because of the prevailing culture and traditional practices in India, the health and nutritional status of women becoming worse affected. Women simultaneously exercise roles in economic production, home production, and reproduction, often with damaging consequences for their own nutritional status.

Published by: Shweta Rani Panda, Dr. Reshma XalxoResearch Area: Nutrition

Organisation: Ranchi University, Ranchi, JharkhandKeywords: Nutrition, Tribal Women, Health, Nutritional Status.

Research Paper

3. Improving paramedic preparedness to mass casualty incidents: an implementation study using PARIHS framework

It has been observed that healthcare workers, prehospital care providers, as well as other frontline responders, are often made responsible to be both willing and able to provide a timely response in the events of disaster. Even though Kuwait is situated in a politically conflicting zone where the country has witnessed several major incidents, prehospital care providers are still not given standardized preparation training to respond to these incidents of disaster. There is also a lack of evidence related to the ambulance staff’s preparedness status in Kuwait to manage disasters. Moreover, to evaluate the socio-contextual factors related to the implementation procedures of mass casualty training, limited studies have been conducted in the existing body of literature. Problem: This study has tried to address the problems or barriers that are undermining the preparedness of prehospital care providers under the events of disaster or mass causality by utilizing the PARIHS model.

Published by: Ahmed AlharbiResearch Area: Emergency Medicine

Organisation: Emergency Medical Services, Ministry of Health. KuwaitKeywords: Paramedic, Disaster Medicine, Mass Casualty, Professionalism, PARIHS Framework, Leadership


4. NPA Management using Blockchain

The usage of Blockchain Technology has been increasing rapidly across the various business sectors. Multiple industries across various sectors are adopting it for its immutability, transparency, tamper proof-ness, and its distributed nature. As such, the banking industry is looking at it intently to solve a variety of problems it currently faces. One of them is NPA management. Especially in India, this is a big issue as the rate at which NPAs are growing is very high. This paper aims to find a potential solution to this problem by developing a blockchain model conceptually which uses smart contracts to effectively manage NPAs. Timers or Loop code concept in a smart contract has been utilized to keep track of a loan as it becomes an NPA. Different scenarios have been provided to explain the working of the concept. An example use case has been elaborated upon as well. The paper developed a conceptual model that is effective in managing NPA as well as it provides a scope for government, NPA as well as external auditors to monitor the state of NPAs of a bank. This paper also provides the scope to further develop the model by creating a working blockchain-based model.

Published by: Manas Protim DekaResearch Area: Computer Science And Engineering, Banking, Finance

Organisation: Christ (Deemed To Be University), Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Blockchain, NPA (Non-Performing Asset), Smart Contract, Timers, Conceptual Model

Research Paper

5. Widening opportunity gap between students due to Covid-19

The covid 19 shutdown has created far-reaching changes in the education system. There occurred a sudden shift to the online mode of instruction in the blink of an eye. The study intends to find out evidence of any kind of disparity in the distribution of academic opportunity between lower-income students and their better-off peers. It is conducted by using a qualitative research approach. Economic turbulence caused by the covid-19 situation has led to many economic issues in an average family and it has a direct effect on students’ personal and academic life. The quality of e-learning services and facilities provided to the students are also assessed as a part of the study.

Published by: Amala GeorgeResearch Area: Economics

Organisation: St Pius Xth College, Kasaragod, KeralaKeywords: Opportunity Gap, E-Learning Facilities, Covid-19

Research Paper

6. Chennai media student’s impressions over the ever-evolving media industry

Social media has become a dominant characteristic of much of the lives of the people, including journalists in all disciplines. Several media outlets have come to rely on online news, much of it coming from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. While several studies have examined the use of technology and social media separately and how students can learn in today's digital age, here is a research on the use of social media by young media students and how they see both their news reporting & gathering skills and the profession itself. This research involves the purposive sample method and the survey of 203 current, undergraduate pre- media students at a large, in Chennai. This study also involves three frameworks, including the use of technology and social media, the perception of media education, and the perception of the media industry, to find out how young journalists feel about their journalism studies in a changing industry.

Published by: A. Aiswarya LakshmiResearch Area: Media Education

Organisation: Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Media Education, New Media, Media Industry, Social Media, Chennai.

Research Paper

7. Analysis and allocation of human resources and machinery in a building project

Planning and scheduling are important jobs in construction projects. In this project analysis and allocation of human resources and equipment will be done in commercial plus residential building to increase productivity and the collected data were analyzed using the MS project software. The time and cost of the project are most important for the success of the project. Selecting skilled labor, unskilled labor, and allotting them to a particular work at a particular time is a difficult task. Continuous monitoring of the workforce is important as it includes the cost of projects that show to increase and delay of projects. In this study, a case of commercial and residential building has been taken to display how proper planning and scheduling is done using the Microsoft project. Good project management in construction is the efficient utilization of labor and equipment. The selection of the appropriate type and size of construction equipment /influences the required amount of time and effort and productivity of a project. Proper utilization of human resource management techniques to avoid shortage of labor. The project may have a simple goal that does not require many people or a great deal of money or it may be quite complex, calling for diverse skills and a plethora of resources. But the bottom line is that each one of us manages projects. Owing to this the purpose of dealing with the project should not be only execution but effective and efficient execution of the project is necessary which is needed to be highlighted. The collection of the suitable type and size of construction equipment often pretends the required amount of time and effort and thus the job-site productivity of a project. This thesis is to study the management of equipment and human recourses practices in the Construction Industry. There is a number of incidents taken place in the construction industry that leads to various issues which cause the project cost to increase and fall behind the program. The findings revealed that Cost is majorly considered by the employees in construction projects with respect to interest projects, Time is the second thing that is important in construction projects and eventually Quality is given least preference by the employees of the construction companies as it has importance in the construction projects. The usefulness of construction machinery is a major factor that differentiates construction companies in terms of heavy construction and light construction.

Published by: Shruti Leeladhar Khatu, Harshal Thakur, Adesh Kadu, Shrutika Kadu, Rutuja Mhatre, Raju Fuke, Ganesh SurywanshiResearch Area: Civil Engineering

Organisation: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, MaharashtraKeywords: Planning, Scheduling, Construction, Machinery

Research Paper

8. IoT based smart agricultural system

The agriculture field plays a vital role in the development of agriculture. In a country like India, this issue is very important because almost 60% of peoples are depending on agriculture, and these peoples are from rural areas. For that instance, there is a solution to this problem is by doing smart agriculture by considering the current traditional methods of agriculture. Hence, this proposed paper aims at making IoT Based Smart Agricultural System. Using sensors, analyze, monitor, and selecting crops, etc. The controller takes the input data from the sensors, and then it processes the entire system after integrating all the peripherals along with the software. This project is working in three phases, [1] Taking the data from the sensors, Sending that data to the Atmega 328 pi controller, and Controlling the device as per the data obtained. The software used for this is Arduino UNO. In this Paper, Sensors are used for sensing the different parameters such as Humidity and Temperature, Smoke, Level, and Light, etc. Atmega 328 pi is controlled by all parameters. The outputs are shown manually onto the LCD, and through the Webpage using IoT. The buzzer used for the alert notifications.

Published by: Shubham Paras Chordiya, Dr. Ms. R. P. LabdeResearch Area: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Organisation: Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Sangamner, Ghulewadi, MaharashtraKeywords: DHT11, CO2, IoT (Internet of Things), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Sensors

Research Paper

9. Effect of austenitizing temperature on the bainitic ferrite transformation during hot induction bending of line pipe steel

The present work is about the effect of austenitizing temperature on the bainitic ferrite transformation during hot induction bending of line pipe steel of grade API X65 PSL-2. The essential characteristics of the pipeline were first manufacturing by hot rolling the plates by thermo-mechanical control process(TMCP) and after followed by the pipe making process by JCOE forming route and finally the line pipe subjected to the hot bending process. During hot bending the line pipe exposed to localized induction heating followed by water cooling. Bend portion of the pipe examination carried with respect to microstructure and mechanical properties normally strength, toughness, and hardness. The results showed that significant microstructural changes observed by varying austenitizing temperature, at a high austenitizing temperature of range between 950-990°C the resulting microstructure found very fine bainitic ferrite & ferrite well exists intragranular in prior austenitic grain(PAG) pockets. The hot bend pipe of the resulting microstructure greatly improved the strength and toughness of the line pipe steel.

Published by: Bheeshma Rao Pyla, Sanjeev Chaudhary, Dr. Jai Dev ChandelResearch Area: Metallurgy

Organisation: Jindal Saw Limited, Gujarat, IndiaKeywords: Line Pipe, Austenitizing Temperature, Bainitic-Ferrite, Tensile Strength, Induction Bending

Research Paper

10. Effects of using utility water with infectious bacteria for commercial fish storage and market selling

Fish is one of the best protein sources available to mankind in quality as well as quantity. It is used as a staple food in countries with long coastlines and extensive inland water resources. It is a valuable source of vitamins like A, B, iodine, and oils containing polyunsaturated fatty acids. However, in all flesh food, fish is the most susceptible to tissue decomposition, rancidity development, and microbial spoilage. Fish quality is directly related to bacterial load, which itself depends upon the conditions of transport, handling, and processing. The water used for fish washing is mostly contaminated with infectious spoilage organisms and pathogens. The ice which is used to preserve fish, primarily in fishing trawlers, landing centers, and local markets, is also contaminated heavily with micro-organisms.

Published by: Sumer Hassan , T. A. QureshiResearch Area: Microbiology

Organisation: Barkatullah University Bhopal, Madhya PradeshKeywords: Aeromonas Hydrophilla, Pseudomonas Fluorescent, Shigella Spp., Salmonella Spp., Listeria Monocytogenes, Escherichia Coli, and Fecal Coliforms

Review Paper

11. Incidence and Etiologic of surgical site Infections among surgery patient in India: A literature review

SSI is a major cause of Morbidity, longer postoperative hospitalization, complication, and patients. Despite Modernization, SSI remains a major cause of patients’ dissatisfaction we can learn from existing Literature. We have lots of information which could be summarized all over, Internal (caused by patients body) external (caused by an outside source) has been discussed the variance in protocols and practice has been observed.Use and choice of antibiotics and multivitamins are discussed. How to detected and control Community Acquired

Published by: Dr. Karan YagnikResearch Area: Medical

Organisation: Mayo Clinic, Ahmedabad, GujaratKeywords: Community-Acquired, Hospital Acquired SSI, Surgical Site Infection

Review Paper

12. Understanding the various threats and solutions to unity in diversity in contemporary India

The British government was quite their administration from South East Asia in 14th and 15th of August 1947. Later the republic with the constitution of India came into effect on the 26th of January 1950. Article one reveals that India which is Bharat shall be a Union of States. It is revealing that in the history of the world, there was no country in the name of India. Under the Republic of India was united of various nations with extreme diversity in terms of food, clothes, culture, mother tongue, etc. Hence, it is the fact that as long as we give respect to the diversity of Indian nationalities we may expect unity. On the other hand, if we neglected to give respect to diversity the republic of India will not retain it. Keeping these as background this article reveals that the various elements which are threats to the unity of India.

Published by: Dr. G. ThirumoorthyResearch Area: Social Science

Organisation: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Threats, Unity, Diversity

Research Paper

13. Secured and robust E-voting system using blockchain technology

Voting is the process of representation of democracy in a country. Voting systems have been around for hundreds of years and but they were evolving very slowly. Many solutions were proposed in history, but most of them were rejected because of some security issues and limitations. Finally, in the 21st century, e-voting systems started to bloom with the development of web technologies With the development of blockchain 2.0, the researchers started to go towards a new destination by applying blockchain to software engineering applications. E-voting systems were developed based on Ethereum as well as Z-cash and bitcoin. But they were not full e-voting frameworks. Due to the limitations of the proposed solution, those were unable to exist in the modern world. To maintain user privacy, zk-SNARK which is a concept used in Z-cash for maintaining private transactions can be used. To write Immutable codes, a concept called smart contract can be used. Thus by using ethereum and z-cash blockchain technologies we can implement a full e- voting framework with voter registration, voter verification, voting, tallying, and end to end verification.

Published by: Arati Chaudhari, Siddhi Uttarwar, Saurabh Zanwar, Prabhav JakheteResearch Area: Bloackchain

Organisation: Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: E-Voting, Blockchain, Ethereum, Smart Contracts, Z-Cash, Zk-Snark

Research Paper

14. Comparative analysis of segmentation techniques for foot thermogram

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the Indian population is approximately 8.9% which is 77 million people. One of the most recognized issues in diabetic Mellitus patients is foot ulceration which is indicated by an abnormal rise in the temperature of the foot plantar. According to the International diabetic federation, every 15 people out of 100 get affected and there is a 6 percent of chance getting foot ulcers. Early identification and treatment of ulcers of the plantar skin will be beneficial to reduce the treatment cost and avoids amputation. Thermal imaging methods are one of the best, easiest and repeatable techniques to monitor the progress of foot ulcerations. Image processing enables doctors to make quick decisions in diagnosing the severity of the infection. In this paper, a sample foot thermogram is utilized for applying segmentation techniques such as region growing, clustering, and active contour for the extraction of the region of interest. The segmented results are compared for the performance using the Jaccard index, Similarity index Dice coefficient, and Volume similarity. The results show that the Snakes algorithm as a segmentation technique gave 85 % accuracy in extracting the RoI successfully.

Published by: Josephine Selle J., K. V. M. Varaprakash, G. Arunsai Kumar, B. VinodResearch Area: Image Processing

Organisation: Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil, Tamil NaduKeywords: Diabetes Foot, Thermography, Segmentation Techniques, Active Contours, Region Growing, Clustering

Research Paper

15. A Study to compare the effect of Fenugreek vs Cinnamon on Blood Sugar among Type-II diabetic patients

The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Fenugreek Vs Cinnamon on Blood Sugar among Diabetes patients at Sree Mookambika Medical College Hospital, Kulasekharam, Kanyakumari District. A Quantitative Evaluative approach was adopted to compare the effectiveness of Fenugreek verses, Cinnamon, on Blood Sugar levels among type-II Diabetes patients. The study design adopted was an Experimental design, Factorial in nature. The samples were selected Purposively and Randomly assigned. The effectiveness of the two interventions was compared. The sample size was estimated by power analysis prior to the commencement of the study was N=4pq/d2. The Mean of Mean difference of FBS in the Fenugreek group, -10.42 (SD 10.093) was greater than the Mean of Mean difference of FBS in the Cinnamon group -5.88 (SD 9.639) and t =-2.516 (<0.05) was highly significant. The investigator concluded that Both Fenugreek and Cinnamon were effective in reducing Blood sugar (FBS, PPBS, HBA1C) among Type-II Diabetes Mellitus patients.

Published by: Dr. N. Adlin ShinijaResearch Area: Nursing

Organisation: Annammal College of Nursing, Kuzhithurai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Fenugreek, Cinnamon, Blood Sugar, Diabetes Patients

Research Paper

16. Fundamental of Physics

Science is nothing but to study natural laws. The technology is to implement natural laws in Mfg. machines, equipment, and instruments. No one is capable to change or challenge natural laws. Natural laws are not obeying our scientific equation, theory, mathematics, or constants all have some limitations and also always not true. We depend only on electromagnetic waves /forces but in-universe there may be other types of waves/forces in existence that we are not able to detect because those are beyond our limitations

Published by: Rameshchandra Shantilal ShahResearch Area: Physics

Organisation: Dev Tech India Pvt. Ltd., Thane, MaharashtraKeywords: Electromagnetic Waves, Attraction Repulsion Force, Gravitational and Centrifugal Force, Mass and Free Energy, Dimension and Time

Research Paper

17. The smart voting system through facial authentication

Decisions are critical depicting qualities of any predominant part that chooses a system that is being coordinated by individuals passing on their decisions or sensible choices through projecting a surveying structure. As of now, the larger part rule instrument has made from a wide edge of direct actually made majority rule designs to online vote-based frameworks. This undertaking expects to assemble a sharp evenhanded design utilizing face certification progression that permits any inhabitant in INDIA by going to their individual body electorate from "Any place in the country(India)" to the closest stoppage in the spot of stay. This undertaking is utilized to keep up High-level biometric security. The balloter subtleties are dealt with in an instructive file with face recognition. Going before beginning the larger part rule cycle the individual ought to login with two checks. The Tkinter application programming keeps up GUI for the entire undertaking. In the "savvy lion's share rule framework" when an individual makes his choice, the Tkinter gives the accreditation message that the vote is effectively chosen and if an individual's age is under 18 years old in the event that he tries to project a democratic structure, in the long run, utilizing his face test, the Tkinter page will show that he can't project a surveying structure. The political race commission can log in and check the inhabitant outline of the Election. These are completely written in python.

Published by: Manjunath M., A. Ravindra KumarResearch Area: Computer Science

Organisation: Kuppam Engineering College, Kuppam, Andhra PradeshKeywords: Smart Voting, Election, Python, GUI, Face Recognition

Research Paper

18. Study of knowledge of mothers on immunization of children and its associated factors in Chennai, India

Immunization is one of the most effective and cost-effective ways to protect children’s lives and futures. Knowledge of mothers on immunization plays a major role in the immunization of the children. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge of mothers on immunization of the children. This was a cross-sectional study, conducted among 120 mothers who were selected using the purposive sampling technique, in 2020 in Chennai, India. Mothers having children below the age of 5 years were included in the study. Data were collected by interviews at their homes using a pretested, predetermined, and structured questionnaire. Data is entered in Excel and analyzed in SPSS 20 using appropriate descriptive ( f, %, Mean, and SD) and inferential statistics ( t-test, ANOVA, and chi-square test). The mean knowledge score on immunization was 10.75/20. The majority of the mothers had moderately adequate knowledge (63.3%), followed by inadequate knowledge (30%), and only 6.7% of them had adequate knowledge. Regarding immunization coverage, the majority of the children were fully immunized in time (74.2%), followed by delayed immunization (15.8%) and only 10% were non-immunized. Mothers’ knowledge on immunization status was significantly associated with residence ( Living area, t= 2.13, p=0.035) and educational status of the mothers ( F= 0.0979, p= 0.379). Collected data is entered in Excel and analyzed in SPSS 20 using appropriate descriptive ( f, %, Mean, and SD) and inferential statistics ( t-test, ANOVA, and chi-square test). Educating mothers about immunization focusing on its benefits and cost-effectiveness using various strategies should be planned to increase the mothers’ knowledge on immunization and immunization coverage.

Published by: Glory Lilly Christy R., Dr. Vijayalakshmi K., Dr. Latha Venkatesan, Dr. Nesa Sathya SatchiResearch Area: Health

Organisation: Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Children, Immunization, Knowledge, Mothers

Research Paper

19. Design of automotive pamper suspension system

This work presents the design of suspension system of automobile which is based on study of the effects of air when the vehicle is in motion and this was focused on optimum size, angle, and shape of the spoiler. The spoiler or winds are the additional attachments used for an automobile which controls the flow of air and lift and it reduce suspension of the system. By reducing lift and drag forces with better traction control of the wings and the mileage of the vehicle will be improved. The wings in an automobile are used to decrease the lift force and have to control over traction. This concept of the design has an adjustable wing which can be altered as per their requirement. As they are adjustable, they can be rotated along a single axis which helps in to change the drag on the vehicle thus resulting to increase the mileage of the vehicle. They are placed on the rear side window of the vehicle.

Published by: Pundru Srinivasa RaoResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, TelanganaKeywords: Drag Force, Lift Force, Pamper, Spoiler

Research Paper

20. Comparison of Health Care Systems in the United States and Canada

Insuring access to quality healthcare to the citizens is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a ‘Welfare State’. The purpose of this research paper is to compare health care systems in two highly advanced industrialized countries: The United States of America (USA) & Canada. The research paper will provide a description of the health care systems in USA & Canada while exploring historical-cultural & political-structural causes of embarking upon divergent paths to health reform. Further, the paper will analyze their healthcare policies and evaluate them against parameters of ‘equity’ & ‘efficiency’. Finally, USA & Canada’s response to COVID-19 will be assessed to determine whether the government financed universal health-care system of Canada or the combination of government-financed group-specific health coverage and private health insurance in USA is a panacea for public health emergency?

Published by: Shambhavi YadavResearch Area: Public Policy

Organisation: Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, DelhiKeywords: National Health Insurance, Single Payer System, Multi Payer System, Global Budget Payments, Medicare, Medicaid

Research Paper

21. Object locator and pathfinding robotic arm

Programming a robotic arm to perform a specific task is time-consuming. This project proposes a novel implementation of self-learning and Neural Network (NN) based specifically designed and 3d printed Robotic Arm fixed on a rover which navigates its path through Simultaneous localization and mapping(SLAM) for the multipurpose application using ROS. The arm uses forward and inverse kinematics to calculate the angle of rotation in each motor to get the required position and then picks the object from the detected object which is done by a Convolution Neural Network from the required object’s dataset.

Published by: Shripad Diwakar, Divyam Garg, Arjun Dev SikhwalResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: BMS Institute of Technology and Management, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Neural Network (NN), Inverse kinematics, Robotic Arm, Tensor Flow, SLAM

Research Paper

22. Face Identification and Liveness Detection using CNN for Automated Attendance System

A real-time automated attendance system is designed using the method of live face detection and recognition. The system supports multi-user attendance and face liveness detection at the same time. The system can automatically collect face data, that will be saved in the specified dataset folder of each individual person obtained during the registration process. The face detection part of the system is based on Haar Cascade Classifier, and the face recognition part is based on the Local Binary Pattern Histogram algorithm. The algorithm implementation is based on Keras and TensorFlow framework, and the face liveness detection part is based on CNN that creates a 3D model of face detected to differentiate between real and fake images. The attendance system is written in Python language, and the user interface is designed by pywebview library. The experimental results show that the system achieves a good performance in real-time face recognition.

Published by: S. Boobathi Raj, K. Tamilselvi, S. Adharsh, S. Mohamed JavithResearch Area: Computer Science and Engineering

Organisation: P. A. College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Liveness detection, Face recognition, Haar Cascade Classifier, LBPH, Keras, CNN, Automated attendance.


23. LISA (a web-based chat-bot for college website)

A chatbot is a piece of software that conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. Such programs are often designed to convincingly simulate how a human would behave as a conversational partner. A chatbot for a website is a chatbot that lives on your website LISA(LICET Interaction Service Assistant) is a web chatbot that helps the viewers or the users of the official website easily be able to access the information from the website that is difficult to reach. LISA is an emotionally intelligent chatbot that identifies the user’s vague request and scores with positive and negative intents.

Published by: Jaime Durga A., Abisheka A.Research Area: Information Technology

Organisation: Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: chatbot, artificial intelligence, Dialogflow, Kommunicate, sentiment analysis.

Research Paper

24. A model to predict Covid-19 epidemics with application to India, China and Pakistan

In this work, our group builds up a differential conditions model of Coronavirus pandemics. We will probably anticipate forward in time the future number of cases from early detailed case information in areas all through the world. Our model consolidates the accompanying significant components of Coronavirus pandemics: (1) the quantity of asymptomatic irresistible people (with exceptionally gentle or no indications), (2) the quantity of suggestive announced irresistible people (with extreme side effects) and (3) the quantity of indicative unreported irresistible people (with less serious manifestations). We apply our model to Coronavirus plagues in India, China and Pakistan.

Published by: K. Ajithkumar, V. MahendranResearch Area: Mathematical Applications

Organisation: Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, Tamil NaduKeywords: COVID-19 epidemic, reported and unreported cases, isolation, quarantine, public closings

Review Paper

25. A survey, novel approach to detect Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders that predominantly affect memory. This happens when neurons lose their structure and function over time. Since there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, it is important to identify the disease early and to slow its development as much as possible. Various computational approaches have been used in various studies to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze feature extraction and classification algorithms in order to determine the best method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. The following sections make up this paper: (i) a brief overview of the disease and the case; and (ii) a study of feature extraction and classification algorithms

Published by: Jovita Lasrado, Preetham Wilson NoronhaResearch Area: Biomedical

Organisation: Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology, Puttur, KarnatakaKeywords: OASIS, ADNI, MRI, SVM, Neural Network

Research Paper

26. Smart sanitation system

According to India Today, 80% of 1.5lakh metric ton daily garbage remains exposed which can cause cholera, dysentery, typhoid, etc. Unhygienic toilets can result in urinary tract infections, hepatitis, E.coli, etc. Proper sanitation and timely maintenance are necessary to bring this number under control. While awareness is an important tool in India, we also need to start developing sustainable models of greener and smarter cities that use analytical solutions to solve problems faced by millions of people universally. When it comes to building smart cities for a greener tomorrow, proper sanitation, clean toilets, and efficient waste monitoring systems play an important role. Therefore to overcome the challenges faced in developing a better sanitation system, the proposed solution explores, primarily developing sensor-enabled solutions to improve waste monitoring and toilet sanitation across cities.

Published by: Vaibhavsingh Rajput, Manisha Chottopadhyay, Mitali Jadhaw, Devesh Sawant, Atharva GupteResearch Area: Internet of Things

Organisation: Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Technology, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Microcontroller, Ultrasonic Sensor, Moisture Sensor, Turbidity Sensor, NRF Module, IR Sensor, ESP32, MQTT,

Review Paper

27. Wireless smart helmet with sensors for accident detection

In Countries like India, the major challenge is safety for two-wheeler riders. The rapid growth of two-wheeler vehicle road accidents is evident. According to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) In India, almost 2 lakh people die annually due to two-wheeler accidents. The government is forcing drivers to wear a helmet during driving but many of the riders are not following the rules. We would like to help society through our project, we would try to reduce the probability of deaths caused by two-wheeler vehicle accidents. In this project, we are introducing a Wireless smart helmet system that detects a person is wearing a helmet or not, and also the system can detect whether the person is drunk, here we have a Bluetooth transmitter in the helmet and a Bluetooth receiver at the bike. Two pushbuttons will be there to check whether the person is wearing the helmet or not. And an alcohol sensor is placed inside the helmet near the mouth of the rider to see whether the rider is drunk. If the accident takes place location of the accident will be sent to the predefined emergency contacts and there will be a buzzer sound and flashlight to grab attention so that the person gets immediate help. There is also another feature posture correction using haptic feedback which helps maintain the good posture of the rider. In this system, there is a switch that ensures the placing of the helmet properly. The conclusion of this paper is to prevent the accident while driving in the vehicle.

Published by: Shreaya S., Soumya C S, Shruthi Sha SResearch Area: Information Technology

Organisation: Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Human Safety, Helmet, Arduino, Bluetooth Connectivity, Two-Wheeler Vehicle, Road Accidents


28. A new interleaved ZVS resonant converter using Dickson capacitor configuration

A New Automatic Interleaved Dickson Switched-capacitor Converters (AIDSCC) and its ZVS resonant configuration are proposed. Different from the traditional Dickson switched-capacitor converter (SCC), the AIDSCC has a symmetrical configuration with functions of interleaved input current, small output voltage ripple, and decrease peak capacitor voltage strain. To improve the line regulation capability, one small resonant inductor is inserted and two bulky capacitor banks are changed through two smaller resonant capacitors, forming the Resonant AIDSCC. The transistors are ZVS became on and diodes are ZCS grew to become off through running above the resonance. With frequency modulation inside an affordable range, the voltage-gain variety of the Resonant AIDSCC is elevated substantially, even as sacrificing the most performance due to the higher conduction loss.

Published by: Sahana S.Research Area: Power Electronics

Organisation: The Oxford College of Engineering, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Switched-Capacitor Converter (SCC), Automatic Interleaved Dickson SCC (AIDSCC), Resonant Switched-Capacitor Converter (RSC).

Research Paper

29. Voluntary disclosure practices- A comparative study of top public and private sector banks in India

A voluntary disclosure practice plays a major role with respect to stakeholders. It creates a high quality of financial and non-financial information which is useful for the stakeholders to make the decisions. The voluntary disclosure practices provide the information to the stakeholders to make the investment decisions. Therefore, it is necessary for every bank to make timely and full disclosures in the annual reports of the banks. This paper is an attempt to examine the voluntary disclosure practices prevailing in commercial banks in India. In addition to this, a comparative analysis of voluntary disclosure practices of public sector banks and private sector banks in India for the period 2018-2021.

Published by: Dr. B. ShailajaResearch Area: Commerce

Organisation: Osmania University College for Women, Hyderabad, TelanganaKeywords: Disclosures, Banks, Stakeholders

Research Paper

30. The feasibility of using Supercritical CO2 cascade cycle in the combined cycle

Electricity is a form of energy that expected to be increased and grown in most industrial sectors. The Gas turbine (GT) the equipment used to convert natural gas to electricity because it is cleaner than other fossils fuels. Using a stand-alone GT has many disadvantages like the low efficiency which about 30-40 % and most importantly is the waste of energy that goes through the exhausted gases. The bottom cycle is a solution to recover this energy. Commonly, heat recovery steam generation (HRSG) is used to utilize the waste energy but using HRSG is considered not efficient although it can increase the system efficiency to 60 %. The cycle used to recover the heat is called also a bottoming cycle. Besides, the requirement of the weight and space availability in mature onshore fields and offshore fields. The sCO2 cycle is considered a promising alternative bottoming cycle due to the additional produced power and also its compactness. This study evaluates the cascade sCO2 cycle used by (Kim et al., 2017) in comparison with the traditional steam Rankine cycle. To make this comparison fear, once through (one-stage) is combined with the bottoming cycle. The base case was remodeled by Aspen HYSYS software and was validated with the existing topping cycle a bottoming cycle studied by (Følgesvold et al., 2017). The thermodynamic analysis was evaluated to show the possible increase in the produced power. the results indicate that the cascade sCO2 cycle produces higher power.

Published by: Ali Abdulkarim AlazzawiResearch Area: Chemical Engineeering

Organisation: Missan Oil Company, Amarah, IraqKeywords: Chemical Engineering, Combined Cycle, SCO2


31. Reversible data embedding using difference expansion scheme for watermarking

Reversible Data Embedding is a lossless reversible data embedding technique that embeds invisible data known as payload into the input image and uses the Difference Expansion (DE) technique. This paper uses a DE-based reversible scheme to reduce the amount of auxiliary information embedded and to increase the watermark length. The key concepts discussed in this paper are: Reversible Embedding, Extraction, and Restoration of the original dataset with minimal distortion. By observing redundancy, reversibility can be explored. Payload, PSNR, and Watermark Length have been used to assess the effectiveness of DE. Four data sets have been used - Lena, Boat, Airplane, and APC. For Lena, the payload obtained is 31.14 and the payload was found to be 0.76 implying that more information can be embedded in an image than in the standard methods.

Published by: Shriya Tatachar, Rakesh K. R., G. R. Namita, Rohit KulkarniResearch Area: Image Processing

Organisation: RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Data Embedding, Difference Expansion, DE, Reversible Data Embedding, Watermarking, PSNR, Payload

Research Paper

32. Coronavirus: A challenge that influenced nearly all fields of science

While the world was busy in fighting over toilet papers, scrolling the memes down the social media, binge watching TV all day long and getting beaten up by police for getting outdoors, there were some people in white coats out there who were working for day and night in the laboratories all around the globe. It was first used in print in the year 1968 by an informal group of virologists in the journal Nature to designate a new family of viruses. The name refers to the characteristic appearance of virions (which is the infective form of the virus) by electron microscopy, which have a fringe of large, bulbous surface projections which make the structure of virus resemble the structure of solar corona or halo. This morphology in coronavirus is created by the viral spike peplomers, which are proteins on the surface of the virus. Out of the wide range of coronaviruses the one causing COVID-19 in humans and which also is the biggest challenge for science is caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 or better said SARS-CoV-2. We are unaware of the reason, but the spikes on the surface of coronavirus are just the right shape to lock onto these ACE2 enzymes and bind tightly. Scientists of many fields have jumped in the race to defeat the coronavirus. But what is the use of this in the fight against coronavirus? The whole world is in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. When a safe and effective vaccine is found, COVAX have decided to facilitate the equitable access and distribution of these vaccines to protect people in all countries.

Published by: Aditya Anil KadamResearch Area: Microbiology

Organisation: Rajarshi Shahu Autonomous College, Latur, MaharashtraKeywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Viruses, Microbiology, Quantum Biology, Quantum Computers, Health, Pandemic

Review Paper

33. Face detection and emotion recognition system

Recognizing Human facial expressions and emotions by computer is an interesting and challenging problem. Recently there has been an increasing interest in improving the interaction between humans and computers. The face is a feature that can differentiate from person to person. Emotion is expressed through face, body gestures, and speech. Emotions through faces vary from situation to situation and person to person. The Face Detection and Emotion Recognition System automatically recognizes the faces and emotions of the persons accurately in an image. The convolutional neural network concept applied with machine learning and image processing is used in classifying universal emotions such as Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Surprise, Fear, and Neutral. Color images that are showing the human faces are given as input to the detection system. This face emotion recognition system mainly consists of four steps. They are Image Pre-Processing, Face Detection, Facial Feature Extraction, and Emotion Recognition. Image Pre-Processing is a step to change the image in Binary or Grayscale format and resizing the image in 48x48 pixels. Face detection is a method and that is capable of verifying or identifying and capturing the frames of the faces from an image. Feature extraction is a method to identify the characteristics of the person’s face captured in the image and comparing the faces in the image whether the faces of the persons are the same or not. In the final step, Emotion recognition is trying to acquire the various expressions of emotions that a person can make through their faces to communicate with each other. In emotion recognition step it can predict the emotion of the person in any kind of images or videos. This system can detect the faces and recognize the emotion of the person accurately by considering the live feed camera images and pre-existing image and video clues.

Published by: Tamatam SowjanyaResearch Area: Computer Science

Organisation: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapuramu, Andhra PradeshKeywords: Face Detection, Emotion Recognition, Convolutional Neural Networks

Research Paper

34. Predictive classification of breast cancer using machine learning

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast. A breast is made up of three main parts: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. The lobules are the glands that produce milk. The ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple. The connective tissue (which consists of fibrous and fatty tissue) surrounds and holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules. Breast cancer can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is said to have metastasized. Advances in screening and treatment for breast cancer have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. The chance of any woman dying from breast cancer is around 1 in 38 (2.6%). The ACS estimate that 268,600 women will receive a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer and 62,930 people will receive a diagnosis of noninvasive cancer in 2019. In the same year, the ACS report that 41,760 women will die as a result of breast cancer. However, due to advances in treatment, death rates from breast cancer have been decreasing since 1989. However, The required facility for diagnosing cancer accurately and at the earliest stage using the results of the biopsy is not available to all general hospitals. Identifying and diagnosing cancer at the earliest stage is crucial as the possibility of cancer spreading increases. Therefore, A computerized system that identifies cancer at the earliest stage with minimal time with the greatest accuracy and which reduces cancer recurrence and mortality has to be developed. This paper concentrates and summarises the different machine learning algorithms which may be implied in cancer diagnosis to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis and identification.

Published by: E. S. Dharani, S. Ishwarya, Dr. R. KanimozhiResearch Area: Health Care

Organisation: A.V.C College of Engineering, Mayiladuthurai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Random Forest (RF), Conditional Inference Tree (CT)


35. Military-jihadist nexus in Pakistan

The advent of the religious right-wing as a formidable political force in Pakistan seems to be an outcome of direct and indirect patronage of the dominant military over the years. Ever since the creation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the military establishment has formed a quasi-alliance with the conservative religious elements who define a strongly Islamic identity for the country. The alliance has provided Islamism with regional perspectives and encouraged it to take advantage of the concept of jihad. This trend found its most blatant manifestation through the Afghan War. Thanks to the centrality of Islam in Pakistan’s national identity, secular leaders and groups find it extremely difficult to make a national consensus against groups that describe themselves as soldiers of Islam. Using two case studies, the article argues that the political survival of both the military and therefore the radical Islamist parties is predicated on their tacit understanding. It contends that without the de-radicalization of jihadis, the efforts to ‘mainstream’ them through the electoral process have huge implications for Pakistan’s political system also for prospects of regional peace.

Published by: Dr. Hrishikesh M. BevanurResearch Area: International Relations Geo-politics, Terrorism, South Asia

Organisation: Maharani's Arts, Commerce and Management College for Women, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Pakistan, Islamist, Jihadist, Red Mosque, Taliban, Blasphemy, ISI, TLP, Musharraf, Afghanistan, Military

Research Paper

36. Emotional intelligence, personality and mental health among sportsperson

The present study was undertaken to investigate differences between emotional intelligence, personality, and mental health among sportspersons and non-sportspersons by Shivani Nishad under the supervision of Dr. Monika Gwalani. Sample of the study 100 sportspersons(50) and non-sportspersons(50). The hypothesis of the study is that there is a statistically significant difference in the measure of emotional intelligence, personality, and mental health among sportspersons and non-sportspersons. Pethe and Hyde’s emotional intelligence test, Neo five-factor inventory, and Jagdish and Srivastava’s mental health inventory used for the study. In order to assess the statistically significant difference between sportspersons and non-sportspersons on the measure of emotional intelligence, personality, and mental health by ‘t’ test. There is a statistically significant difference in the sub-dimensions of measure of emotional intelligence which are- self-awareness, self-motivation, emotional stability, managing relations, and altruistic behavior. There is a statistically significant difference in the dimensions of the measure of personality which are- Extraversion, Openness, and Conscientiousness. There is also a statistically significant difference in the sub-dimension of the measure of mental health and they are- Positive Self-Evaluation, perception of reality, integration of personality, autonomy, group-oriented attitudes, and environmental-mastery. The implications of the outcome are that indulgence in physical activity makes a person physiologically fit and also psychologically and mentally fit. Physical activities are an easy, inexpensive, and appropriate strategy and approach that should be emphasized to increase mental health in adolescence. The results indicated that there is a higher level of emotional intelligence and mental health among the sportsperson than non-sportsperson also a statistically significant difference in dimensions of personality i.e. extraversion, openness, and conscientiousness.

Published by: Shivani Nishad, Monika GwalaniResearch Area: Psychology

Organisation: Amity University Jaipur, RajasthanKeywords: Sportsperson, Emotional Stability, Mental Health, Physical Activity

Research Paper

37. Detecting autism from facial image

Autism is a serious developmental spectrum disorder that puts constraints on the ability to communicate linguistic, cognitive, and social interaction skills. Autism spectrum disorder screening is the process of detecting potential autistic traits in an individual where the early diagnose shortens the process and has more accurate results. The methods used to predict the presence of autism by doctors involve physical identification of facial features and questioners, this conventional method of diagnosis needs more time, cost and in the case of pervasive developmental disorders, the parents feel inferior to come out in open. Therefore, a time-efficient and accessible ASD screening are imminent to help health professionals and inform individuals whether they should pursue formal clinical diagnosis or not. A screening tool that could identify ASD risk during infancy offers the opportunity for intervention before the full set of symptoms is present. The proposed model by using a convolution neural network classifier helps in predicting the early autistic traits in children through facial features in images, with the least cost, less time, and a greater amount of accuracy when compared to the traditional type of diagnosis.

Published by: Shaik Jahanara, Shobana PadmanabhanResearch Area: Computer Science

Organisation: Alliance University, Anekal, KarnatakaKeywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Early Diagnosis, Deep Learning Technics

Review Paper

38. Plant leaf disease detection by Features Selection and Learning Approaches Review

Agricultural productivity is something on which the economy highly depends. This is one of the reasons that disease detection in plants plays a vital role in the agriculture field, as having disease in plants is quite natural. If proper care is not taken in this area, then it causes severe effects on plants and due to which respective product quality, quantity, or productivity is affected. In this proposed approach optimized segmentation to find active area for features and reduce noise, then extract texture base features and learning by ensemble classifier approach. In Proposed framework main emphasis on getting sufficient features from disease and learning combination of classifier use linear and nonlinear classification function.

Published by: Nisha Sharma, Dr. Sukhvinder Kaur, Dr. Rahul MalhotraResearch Area: Electronics And Communication Engineering

Organisation: Swami Devi Dayal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panchkula, HaryanaKeywords: Image Processing, Image Segmentation, K-Mean Clustering, Feature Extraction

Review Paper

39. Analysis of operations research applications in agricultural research: A literature review

Agriculture is a productive process requiring the transformation of a set of productive inputs into output with the aim of satisfying wants. These inputs are limited and as such place a constraint in the transformational process. It, therefore, implies that decision-making on the allocation of these limited agricultural resources is a major area of concern in attaining the objectives of agricultural production. Operations research, an analytical method used in problem-solving and decision-making in organizations, have been applied for over 70 decades in decision-making in agriculture. A review of applications of Operations research by some researchers in agriculture problems at farm level, regional sector level, environment protection, risks, and uncertainty analysis, formulating livestock rations and feedstuffs, forestry management, etc., shows that its application in agriculture is extensive and its potential for development is limitless. The application is constrained by complex interacting drivers existing in productivity, markets, the environment, and the people. These drivers include accuracy of data, quantifiability of data. natural disasters, instability of prices, demand for products, changes in government subsidies and policies, and dependence on an electronic computer. In conclusion, the decision to implement the results from Operations research lies with human beings and so this human element is still the most significant part of the decision-making process. The changes and adjustments in the natural and economic environment, and new improved information in the subject area, must be incorporated in the mathematical models and their parameters to account for the change.

Published by: Abasilim Chinwe FrancesResearch Area: Operations Research

Organisation: Yaba College of Technology Lagos, NigeriaKeywords: Operations Research, Agricultural Research, Decision-Making

Research Paper

40. Improved plant leaf disease classification by optimizing weight with convolution neural network learning approach

Agricultural productivity is something on which the economy highly depends. This is one of the reasons that disease detection in plants plays a vital role in the agriculture field, as having the disease in plants is quite natural. If proper care is not taken in this area, then it causes severe effects on plants and due to which respective product quality, quantity, or productivity is affected. In synopsis proposed approach optimized segmentation to find an active area for features and reduce noise, then extract texture base features and learning by ensemble classifier approach. In the Proposed framework main emphasis on getting sufficient features from disease and learning a combination of Convolution and nonlinear classification function.

Published by: Nisha Sharma, Dr. Sukhvinder Kaur, Dr. Rahul MalhotraResearch Area: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Organisation: Swami Devi Dayal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panchkula, HaryanaKeywords: Image Processing, Image Segmentation, K-Mean Clustering, Feature Extraction, CNN

Research Paper

41. Delineating the psychological impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in India

The covid-19 pandemic has caused large-scale loss of life and economy across all sectors. It has psychologically and socially impacted the general population ranging from their health and well-being to their education, career, and businesses. It has impacted the global economy drastically. India saw its worst recorded decline in economic growth since 1996 during the pandemic. In India, most of more than 100 million people engaged in small businesses were laid off and about one-third of the small businesses went beyond the scope of rescuing during the pandemic. In such a scenario, this paper intends to delineate the psychological impact of the pandemic on small businesses in India which faced a significant economic blow. At the same time, the resilience of some small businesses that managed to cope and thrive during these difficult times have been briefly discussed.

Published by: Neha Jain, Inayaa Gulati, Ananay RajputResearch Area: Organizational Psychology

Organisation: University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West BengalKeywords: Small Businesses, Covid-19, Psychological Impact, Stress, Mental Health

Research Paper

42. Online based Aadhar notification system

The Indian voter ID card is an Identity document is issued by the Election Commission of India to adult domiciles of India, who have reached the age of 18, which primarily serves as an identity proof for Indian citizen while casting their ballot in the country’s municipal, state and national elections. So, voter id is an important need for everyone. Our paper is going to represent the notification of a Voter id and will give the link for registration based on an aadhar card. Moreover, such notification will be sent for applying for Employment registration, License for Vehicle, Passport, and Pan Card like each and everything will be notified to apply to every citizen through their email id. Every important document and identification card need to be with every citizen so that every person can get all the needs.

Published by: Bharathi R., Bharathi N., Jeevan Kumar R., Dr. Saravanan SResearch Area: Computer Science

Organisation: Agni College of Technology, Thalambur, Tamil NaduKeywords: Voter Id, Aadhar Card, Employment Registration, Government Scholarship

Research Paper

43. Reuse of greywater in residential buildings

The issue of greywater management which is defined as all sources of domestic wastewater excluding toilet wastewater is gaining more and more importance, especially in developing countries where improper wastewater management is one of the most important causes for environmental pollution and fatal diseases. The main problem for suitable greywater management systems on the residence level is the lack of knowledge and experience in that field, especially in developing countries. The report presents typical greywater characteristics, the main treatment systems applied around the world, and existing regulations for greywater treatment and reuse. Case studies are presented where greywater treatment systems are successfully applied.

Published by: Reshma NairResearch Area: Residential Buildings

Organisation: Indore Professional Studies Academy (IPS Academy), Indore, Madhya PradeshKeywords: Grey Water, Reuse of Grey Water, Low-Cost Technology

Review Paper

44. Review on Hepatitis C

A blood-borne virus causes hepatitis C. The epidemic has a strong global influence on the health, epidemiology, and economy. In 60 percent to 80 percent of cases hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections can become chronic, and can be serious, such as liver cirrhosis and primary hepatitis carcinoma. In Germany, it is estimated that there are about 400,000 to 500,000 people who are chronically infected. Since 1990, compulsory blood and plasma donation monitoring has significantly decreased and is extremely low, the risk of viral transmission through blood products. However, the injecting of opioid consumers is a significant risk group. In recent years, opioid treatment efficacy has dramatically increased for chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus. In 50% to 75% of patients according to HCV genotype, continuous viral clearance is achieved. A large percentage of the global population is estimated to have a chronic virus infection. The virus has major heterogeneity, which interferes directly with the management of diseases. Therapy reaction depends on the genotype and subtype of HCV. Continuous variant generation (quassis) helps the virus to avoid antiviral regulation. In the past, the only treatment choice of the condition was a mixture of ribavirin and interferon therapy. Several alternative medical options are now being established and are available to a substantial portion of the population affected. Moreover, the hunt for novel anti-HCV substances begins, predicting potential therapeutic changes. The mutation ability of the virus and other factors affecting therapeutic outcomes should be considered by researchers.

Published by: Pawan Admane, Shahabaz Pinjari, Apurwa Singh, Ayushi MathewResearch Area: Biotechnology

Organisation: D. Y. Patil International University, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Hepatitis, HCV Virus

Research Paper

45. Indian new agricultural acts -2020 and minimum support prices (MSP) of agricultural commodities

In September 2020, the Government of India passed three new agricultural laws to promote agricultural development by making changes between agricultural production and agricultural marketing. The present paper attempts to study the impact of new agricultural acts on the agricultural production and marketing system. The research is aimed at understanding the nature of agricultural acts, analyzing the minimum support price under agricultural acts, and the opposition of farmers' organizations to the acts. The research presented is based on the second source of data. Research has shown that the main opposition of farmers to this law is in terms of minimum support prices of agricultural commodities. Profit attitude will increase after private companies enter agricultural marketing. Companies will gain control of the agricultural market in order to make a profit through a monopoly. Farmers fear that this action will hurt them. Research recommends that the new agricultural law provides for a minimum support price. The laws should include a provision for the government to intervene if any irregularities are found in agricultural marketing.

Published by: Dinkar TakaleResearch Area: Agricultural Act

Organisation: Lalbahadur Shastri Senior College, Partur, MaharashtraKeywords: Contract Farming, Essential Commodities, Minimum Support Price, Agricultural Price Policy, Agricultural Market Committee

Research Paper

46. Extraction of flood hydrographs for a hilly terrain region using open source spatial data and meteorological parameters using hydrological modeling – A case study with HEC-HMS

To estimate the Rainfall-Runoff process popularly used watershed model is Hydrologic Engineering Centers–Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS), which is generally used to estimate the basin's hydrological phenomenon caused due to precipitation. It helps to predict the various hydrologic responses to watershed management and to have the best understanding of the effect of these practices. It is specific from the spacious study of the literature that the studies on relative assessment for hydrologic simulations are finite in developing countries including India. This case study dealt with hydrological modeling software of HEC-HMS is used to simulate the Rainfall-Runoff process to derive hydrograph at the outlet of 'Karcham' catchment, Himachal Pradesh, India. In this study, the SCS curve number method is applied to determine the loss model as a major component in Rainfall-Runoff modeling. To enumerate runoff volume, peak runoff rate, and flow routing methods SCS-Curve Number, SCS-Unit Hydrograph, and Muskingum routing methods are chosen respectively. The simulated peak flood hydrograph obtained with open source spatial and meteorological data at the outlet of 'karcham' watershed was 5663.6 m3/s. The predicted discharge is lesser than 1.4% of the simulated discharge. The results of the present study indicate that HEC-HMS is a tool applied to derive flood hydrographs with open source spatial and non-spatial data in absence of virtual data to achieve the various objectives.

Published by: Kamuju NarasayyaResearch Area: Civil Engineering (Water Resources)

Organisation: Central Water and Power Research Station, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Hydrograph, Runoff, Meteorological Model, Peak Discharge, Open Source Data

Research Paper

47. A conceptual framework for an integrated short-term course on health communication skills (HCS) in the undergraduate nursing programme.

This article describes and discusses the conceptual framework developed to emphasize the need for a short-term course on Health communication skills(HSC) for the undergraduate nursing program. The study has adopted mixed methods both qualitative and quantitative approach to critically analyze the factors that influence ineffective communication skills among nurses and the implementation of a health communications skills training hence the conceptual framework depicts both the qualitative conceptual model and Lewin’s theory (adopted ) for quantitative approach. The qualitative conceptual theory describes the factors contributing to ineffective communication and the consequences of it while they need to implement an HSC course as described in Lewin’s conceptual model. The limitations of the current nursing curriculum in India on health communication skills are elaborated and the demand for an HSC course is recommended.

Published by: Leena Lourdu SwamyResearch Area: Nursing

Organisation: Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Conceptual Framework, Qualitative Approach, Quantitative Approach, Health Communication Skills, Short Term Course and Undergraduate Nursing Programme

Review Paper

48. Strengthening of reinforced concrete beam with polyester resin bonded basalt fiber fabric

Basalt fiber with polyester resin usage for increasing the concrete beam structural behavior.

Published by: Mohanasundari T., P. KarthickResearch Area: Structural Engineering

Organisation: KSR College of Engineering, Tiruchengode, Tamil NaduKeywords: Reinforced concrete beam, Basalt fibre fabric, Polyester resin


49. Detection and prevention of phishing websites using web crawlers

ABSTRACT-Phishing attack is the simplest way to obtain sensitivity information from innocent users. The aim of the phishers is to acquire critical data like user name, password and bank account details. The proposed system mainly focuses on detecting and preventing the phishing websites. A Web crawler is used to detect the websites. Detected phishing sites are added to the black list. The black list contains only fake websites. Web Crawling focuses on obtaining the links of the web page. Usually, a phishing website can be easily identified by its URL by its HTML code. Here the check website page makes users to be aware of phishing website and avoid users to become victim of such attacks. This software is very helpful for users to identify and prevent the phishing websites. For this purpose, we are developing a phishing website detection system.

Published by: Poojhaa S, Narmatha M., Sowmiya R.Research Area: Computer Networking

Organisation: PSG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Phishing, Web-crawlers, Phishing Attack

Case Study

50. Effects of chalk dust on teacher

The aim of the study is the effect of chalk dust on Teachers Health. Atmospheric pollutants like dust particles, poisonous gases cause air pollution and it affects adversely human health and creates irritation to the nose and throat, an annoyance to human eyes. Also creates other ill effects like headache, allergies, nausea, and similar effects. Chalkdust particles are one of the major problems in schools and colleges. at the time of teaching some chalk, dust particles enter into our body through inhalation process and suffer from diseases like asthma, burning eyes, conjunctivitis, and allergic respiratory or nasal diseases. Control Group ¬–Healthy Controls -100 subjects. Normal healthy age-matched males and females subject(not exposed to any occupational dust) male and female teachers-100 were considered as the subject of this study (exposed to chalk dust particles with work experience 5-30 years) Information was collected by visiting the each teacher. The study subject was interviewed and a questionnaire was filled for each subject, which included details about their age, educational qualification, and health problems such as nausea, headache, irritation, and dryness of throat, weakness, sneezing faced by them. The present study indicates that Teachers faces numerous health problems due to direct inhalation of chalk dust such as asthma, burning eyes conjunctivitis, and allergic respiratory or nasal diseases

Published by: Lokhande Rohan ShivlingResearch Area: Environmental Science

Organisation: Karmayogi Polytechnic College, Shelve, MaharashtraKeywords: Chalk Dust, Health Effects on Teachers

Research Paper

51. Sensitivity analysis of water footprint in paddy

Water is an incredibly important aspect of our daily lives. Water footprint assessment is a fast-growing field of research, but as yet little attention has been paid to the uncertainties involved. The study investigates the sensitivity analysis of water footprint conducted in Samrakalwana village near Allahabad, UP, India. Water footprint was calculated for the Paddy crop and factors that influence the water footprint are identified. Sensitivity analysis was done for the parameters influencing water footprint with the One-at-a-time method (OAT), for parameters like reference evapotranspiration (ET0), Crop Coefficients (Kc), Precipitation (PR), Crop planting date, Field capacity of soil moisture (Smax), and Yield(Y). The results show that the water footprint of Paddy is 3384.701l/kg. The parameters like ETo, Kc, PR, and Smax are changed within the range of ±90%, and Crop Planting Date changes within the range of ±30%, and yield is changed within the range of ±50%. The water footprint is most sensitive in ET0, Kc, PR followed by yield. Sensitivity Index Parameters have calculated and for increasing the yield of the Paddy crop certain recommendations have been explained.

Published by: Venkatahemanth Bollu, Harshavardhan Reddy M., Phani Bhushan Reddy N.Research Area: Agricultural Engineering

Organisation: Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences, Allahabad, Uttar PradeshKeywords: Water Footprint, Sensitivity Analysis, Crop Water Use, Yield

Research Paper

52. Effectiveness of study skills on academic performance among nursing students

Study habits are the most important predictor of academic performance and global research has revealed that study habits affect academic performance. In this regard, Nursing students are faced with a large amount of information that is difficult to organize and learn, which requires not only knowledge but also the application of study skills. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of study skills on academic performance among nursing students. A pre-experimental research approach, group pre-test, and post-test research design were adopted. The data was collected from 78 students of I year B.Sc Nursing (2019 batch) of PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore. The tool comprised of Demographic variables, VARK Questionnaire (version 7.8), and Study skills questionnaire. Assessment of Learning styles indicates that in total, 58 students (76%) preferred only one learning style (single modal), and 18 students preferred to use multiple learning styles (multimodal). The statistical student's test was computed between pre-test and post-test mean scores of Academic performance. The calculated was 35.93, which was greater than the tabulated value (3.195) at p<0.001 level. The results clearly stated that there was an improvement in academic performance of first-year B.Sc. Nursing students after the understanding of study habits.

Published by: Leena J., Reena RCJ, Dr. A. Jayasudha, Hema D., Jenifer Gracy M., Keerthana B., Abishak R., Blessy M.Research Area: Nursing

Organisation: PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Study Skills, Learning Styles, Study Habits, Academic Performance

Research Paper

53. Effect of neem treatment on the total sugar content of mango midge fly

Neem was proved to be an eco-friendly & best insecticide. Neem components show multiple effects against different insects. In the present work, neem leaves were used for the gall treatment. The total sugar content of mango midge larvae was determined in this investigation. After 24hrs of treatment larval sugar was found to be decreased significantly (p>0.01). After 48hrs and 72hrs, it showed a moderately significant (p>0.05) decrease. After 72hrs,7days, and 15 days this decrease was more significant (0.001).

Published by: Pallavi KohirkarResearch Area: Life Science

Organisation: NES Science College, Nanded, MaharashtraKeywords: Azaditachtin, mango leaf galls, Midge fly

Research Paper

54. Trends and application in data mining

In our day to day life, many Terabytes of data are generated by various organizations around the world, as data has been increasing each day in Tremendous amount there is a need for some tools and techniques which may be used and hence help humans to analyze large data repositories and gain some useful information. This need which keeps on increasing on daily basis gives rise to an area known as Data Mining or Knowledge Discovery of Databases. The main aim of Data Mining is to extract some useful unknown patterns or knowledge or information from the vast amount of data repositories. In this automated world, many organization uses Data Mining as it enhances various fields of human life including education, agriculture, business, etc. using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and various data visualization techniques. This paper discusses and describes Data Mining and how data mining is performed for Retail Industries, the paper also describes how data mining can be used for Fraud Detection.

Published by: Manish Choudhary, Sagar Patil, Mehar SinghResearch Area: Computer Science

Organisation: Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Data Mining, Trends in Data Mining, DM, Data Warehouse, Application in DM

Research Paper

55. Law of maintenance under hindu law

This paper deals with the Maintenance of wife under the Hindu Marriage Act. The concept of maintenance aims at putting the wife back in the same position of comfort and lifestyle as she was at the time when her marriage existed. There is no fixed amount of maintenance that the husband is liable to pay to his wife, and it's upon the discretion of a family court to fix the amount of maintenance that the husband needs to pay either on a monthly basis or in form of a lump sum. Maintenance to wife is a very complicated issue under Hindu Marriage Act. It is often stated as a means to exploit the husband by asking alimony for life. Section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (the Act) states that either husband or wife may claim maintenance pendent lite i.e. maintenance till the proceedings are in process. Further, section 25 of the Act states the grounds permanent alimony. Maintenance to wife refers to the payments, which a husband, under certain circumstances is under an obligation to pay. The obligation of payment of maintenance can either during the subsistence of the marriage or after the dissolution of the marriage. The most important aspect of maintenance has no independent source of income to support himself/herself. The quantum of maintenance and the expenses of the proceedings have not been specified in any of the Indian Matrimonial statuses except the Divorce Act.

Published by: Swetha Sree V.Research Area: Law

Organisation: Presidency University, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Maintenance, Alimony, Spouse, Grounds, Discretion


56. Can an automated vitals kiosk machine deliver quality vital measurement?

Vital signs monitoring is an important first step in the early detection of the clinical conditions of patients in a hospital OPD setting. In all hospitals, the vital measurements are recorded by trained staff nurses in OPD before a doctor consult. A Nurse is a very valuable and scarce resource in a hospital setting and repetitive mechanical tasks like measuring vitals need not be done by a nurse in an OPD and can be automated using a kiosk so that nurses can be redeployed for clinical care. India Health Link (IHL) self-service kiosks can measure parameters like Blood Pressure (BP), Body Mass Composition (BMC), Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Pulse rate, Oxygen saturation (O2), Body Temperature and a 6 lead ECG – All basic parameters which are required pre doctor consult. If placed and used in a hospital setup, it could potentially reduce the time to doctor for all patients, since they need not wait for vitals reading by a dedicated medical professional. It could also help prioritize which patients may require the immediate attention of the doctor and whether the patient is to be treated in an emergency or can be redirected to OPD. It could also be advantageous if installed in public hospitals making it accessible to a large number of people, thus reducing the time to doctor by highlighting any abnormalities in vitals readings – and making the user aware of the same

Published by: Dr. S. Saravana Kumar, Manickavasagam, Dr. Renuka Vidyashankar, Sameer MehtaResearch Area: Healthcare

Organisation: Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals India Pvt Ltd, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Healthcare, Automated Vitals Measurement, Technology, Kiosk, Quality


57. Does Meat Consumption Affect the Environment?

One day while I was eating at a restaurant that offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. When I was leaving, I saw that all the waste meat was being discarded not in a garbage can but was just dumped onto a pile of waste. This inspired me to find out if meat consumption affects the environment. My main aim by researching and writing a report on it is to educate people on the causes, consequences of consumption of meat and what can be done to reduce its effects on the environment. Production of meat has huge environmental effects – increasing greenhouse gas discharges, usage of pastoral land and consumption of huge volumes of freshwater that are required to grow feed crops, provide animals with drinking water and clean filthy factory farms. Meat consumption also escalates the chances of long-lasting diseases along with disturbing biodiversity. Moreover, the emission of methane gas from cattle adds stress to the environment leading to global warming. Research indicates that people living in the USA, Australia and other countries rely strongly on diets containing meat, and not many actions have been taken by their governments to overcome the issue. On the other hand, the government of countries like Israel, encourage their people to follow a vegan diet to reduce the effects of meat consumption on the environment. Nationally and globally, awareness about the outcomes of meat intake on healthiness and ecosystem and the positive impact of a vegan diet can be widely spread through posters and campaigns. After researching this issue, I can now deeply understand the impacts of human dietary choices on the environment, public health, animal extinction and imbalance in ecosystems nationally and globally.

Published by: Shah Mahirie JalpeshResearch Area: General

Organisation: Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Meat consumption, Environment, Health


58. Are health problems leading to Economic loss in various countries?

Yes! Healthcare does result in economic loss. If the health issues are snubbed in their early stages, curbing them is next to impossible. We have seen the onslaught of COVID- 19. Since timely measures weren’t taken throughout the globe, everyone had to undergo a lockdown, thanks to late action. Lockdown is nothing but economic loss from the monetary aspect. Poverty results in ignorance of a disease which results in its meteoric spread. At this level, a locality may visit a doctor resulting in personal economic loss. The disease, if neglected at this stage, may spread in numerous states increasing the need of many hospitals for the government, more equipment and doctors. Furthermore, many people will not visit their workplace leading to more economic loss. Inter-state and international travel will transmit the diseases to many more countries and states. So, more hospitals, doctors and healthcare facilities would have to imported. During the later stage, Tourism, Entertainment and Transportation industry will suffer a huge setback thanks to unprecedented disease spread. The government will have to set up free aid for the poor, the core of the pandemic. At the national and global level, the result is more expenditure than income leading to national and international recession. The need is to reform and strengthen the medical sector and its economic allocation. To convert it from a ‘late bloomer’ to a quick solver of diseases. There is also a requisition to educate the poorer public. So that, we can heal the world- make it a better place, for you and for me and the entire human race.

Published by: Shah Jay SiddharthResearch Area: General

Organisation: Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Health care, Economic loss, Pollution, Diseases


59. How do natural disasters affect countries worldwide?

My Global Perspective report documents the cataclysmic impacts that natural disasters can pose to humans, the ubiquitous ramifications on the local/global economy, and how it is imperative for governments across the world to devise strategies to mitigate the effects of these catastrophic events. It also shows that the distress and annihilation is phenomenal, whether they are developed nations or poverty stricken, whilst also highlighting the fact that many of these catastrophes are augmented by mismanagement and urbanization. To conclude, the research helped me expand my outlook from the constricted understanding of only the Indian subcontinent to a global scale.

Published by: Malhotra Daksh VarunResearch Area: General

Organisation: Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Natural Disasters, Global Effect, National perspective


60. Does the use of smart phone affect other businesses?

The following report details the impact of smart phones on the Indian, American and Chinese economies with a brief look on the global scale impact. It examines how smart phones have led to technical developments, fluctuating employment and global connections created through the use of these devices.

Published by: Gomes Joshua JosephResearch Area: General

Organisation: Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Smart phones, Usage, Health


61. Does gender discrimination in textbooks impact the holistic development of girls?

This report contains information on how textbooks are plagued by gender discrimination. It talks about the effect of these prejudices on different countries based on their levels of development, and how their ignorance towards changing gender roles affects the growth of the younger generations

Published by: Bhargava Ishi HarshResearch Area: General

Organisation: Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Gender Discrimination, Holistic Development, Textbooks


62. Does having a low self-esteem affect people across the globe?

Am I worth it? All doubts, insecurities and complexes that are related to our self-esteem culminate in this question, in every individual's mind, at some point or the other, some more than others. This competitive world nudges several to evaluate their self-worth, hence this research aims to highlight the global malaise of drastic consequences of low esteem in individuals. This report also pans out the various causes for the same, and an attempt has been made to suggest certain broad corrective measures to this end. To know more about self-esteem and how to combat the same, read on.

Published by: Santwan Keisha SheldonResearch Area: General

Organisation: Utpal Shanghvi Global School, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Self-esteem, Effects, Confidence

Review Paper

63. Review on renewable energy resources power controller by MPPT and AI approaches

Due to substantial generation and demand fluctuations in standalone green electricity control schemes are becoming crucial for the electricity sharing and voltage regulation functions. The classical power management strategies rent the maximum energy factor monitoring (MPPT) algorithms and rely on batteries in case of possible extra or deficit of strength. However, so as to recognize the constant present day-constant voltage (IU) charging regime and growth of the life span of batteries, electricity control strategies require being more flexible with the power curtailment feature. The paper proposes a method for the hybrid solar photovoltaic and winds energy device in Battery management for stand-alone applications. Battery charging manner is non-linear, time-varying with an enormous time delay so it is difficult to achieve the best energy management performance by using traditional control approaches.

Published by: Ram Kumar, Harkamal Deep SinghResearch Area: Green Electricity

Organisation: GGS College of Modern Technology, Mohali, PunjabKeywords: Substantial Generation, Maximum Energy Factor Monitoring, Wind Energy, Renewable Energy

Research Paper

64. Study on investors perception towards mutual funds

The aim of the study is that to know the investor's perception of mutual funds. It aims at understanding the perception of the investors who invest in mutual funds as not everyone is familiar with mutual funds but still they invest in it to get returns. This study contains a sample of 140 different kinds of investors and their diversification of investment plans. The data was collected from the investors through circulated questionnaires in Hyderabad city and surrounded by rural and urban areas. By this study found that most of the investors have a positive impact and good knowledge of mutual funds. Based on the findings and analysis it concluded that most of the investors are satisfied with the returns and performance of mutual funds. Also found that tax benefits, diversification, and reduction in risk as more impact on the investor's perception of investing in mutual funds.

Published by: B. V. M. S. Kiran KumarResearch Area: Finance

Organisation: Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Mutual Fund, Investors, Risk, Perception, and Return

Research Paper

65. Gadgets and gamification digital devices from SMS to SHS (Smart Health Solutions)- The app revolution

In the wake of the worldwide phenomenon of technology overtaking every aspect of our lives and the huge surge in the overall usage and application of technology in everyday life. There are two facets that have emerged as striking features in the global tapestry of social media and techno-connected societies and communities across the world. Number one is the total re-haul in the way people work and live, which can be termed as ‘Lifestyle’ in the broader sense. The second is the invasion of technology into every aspect of that life, as smart devices, gaming consoles, Applications, and special Apps and gadgets have bombarded us from every direction. Looking at it from various perspectives gives a wide spectrum of viewpoints and each has its own merits and demerits, yet the most important and striking feature has to be the impact of the digital era on health. And that’s the viewpoint that is more pressing and urgent in the current global context. The upside and downside of the Digitalization of every aspect of life as a direct result has triggered both a socio-economic upheaval and a global health crisis simultaneously. The Upside being digitalization of almost everything around us and the ease and simplified solutions which comes at the touch of a button, we can call it digital empowerment, the downside being Sedentary lifestyle-induced debilitating epidemics of obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, and many physiological and psychological problems for people across profiles and ages. However, there is a major awakening to the crises, and many Governments, companies, communities, and people have realized the value of a healthy lifestyle and responded with a dramatic sense of responsibility and commitment towards healthier choices and interestingly enough, fitness is the latest priced possession and status symbol. But far from being an elitist phenomenon, it is fast becoming a pop culture and at least in that spirit has become a major calling for people across the spectrum to get fitter. Again, technology in the form of smartphones, wearables, gadgets, and intelligent devices is at the forefront of this paradigm. The question though, with regard to the efficacy and effectiveness of the devices and solutions and the innumerable wearables, Apps, and technologies that are available in various forms and formats is still at large and their role as a definitive solution for health and fitness requirements is a work in progress, which, unless it involves the right blend of the expertise, experience, and education, cannot become an empowering tool. We need to find the right ones that will enable us to use the available technology without overwhelming us and fit within the scheme of specific requirements and aspects that we seek feedback and inputs for and thereby enhance the effectiveness and amplify the experience.

Published by: Arugan Chellappa Arjun, M. C. DharmapalanResearch Area: Management Health and Wellness

Organisation: Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Connectivity Connected, Digital Devices, Diagnostic Tools, Enabled /Embedded /Empowered Solutions, Electronic Ecosystem, Fitness Quotient, Gadgets and Gamification, Health Care Solutions/Health Drive, Wellness Quotient

Review Paper

66. Ant colony optimized MPPT with single CUK converter for standalone PV system

The practical realization of solar-based standalone power system with maximum power point tracker (MPPT) to produce electrical power in rural places (residential applications). The solar-inspired Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) based MPPT algorithm is employed for the purpose of fast and accurate tracking power from solar sources. Peripheral Interface Controller (PIC) controlling strategy is adopted in this presented work compared to classical PI control. Moreover, a single Cuk converter is operated as an impedance power adapter to execute MPPT functioning. Satisfactory practical results have been realized using the platform that justifies the superiority of proposed algorithms designed under various operating situations. Results show that the converter exhibits good performance in steady-state and during the load change.

Published by: Mohamed Shamsudheen N., Vignesh Kumar M., Prakash P., ManojKumar D.Research Area: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Organisation: P. A. College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, Tamil NaduKeywords: Ant Colony Optimization, MPPT, CUK Converter, PIC Controller

Research Paper

67. To improve the comfort to the tractor operator by using gravity tractor seat frame

The tractor is the major machine used in agriculture aspects for various purposes. The operator wants more comfort while operating in various situations. Generally, due to sudden shocks and vibrations, effects in various parts of an operator. A large number of studies have been conducted and researchers have suggested several criteria for evaluating discomfort and the suitability of a tractor seat in a given working condition. The studies have led to various parameters, viz. the body pressure distributed under and supporting both the buttocks, thighs, and the back of an operator, control of posture in static or dynamic condition, ride vibration, exposure time on task, and other factors. But in the absence of a more definitive and the most logical criteria particularly from the biomechanical viewpoint, the researchers will continue to design conditions and procedures to understand the seat dynamics and evaluate the seating discomfort. By introducing a sliding mechanism in a curved frame by using roller bearings the sudden shocks and vibrations are absorbed by this mechanism and it enhances the feeling of comfort, safety, convenience, and results in higher work output from the operator. Therefore, this paper reviews the research and development information available in this regard and attempts to set the most appropriate procedure for assessment of seating discomfort during tractor drivin

Published by: Seethala Suresh, Bandi Praveena, Medepalli Niteesh KumarResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: A. A. N. M. and V. V. R. S. R. Polytechnic, Gudlavalleru, Andhra PradeshKeywords: Agriculture Tractor, Seat Suspension, Vibration Reduction, Control System, Comfort

Research Paper

68. A study on material handling and customer satisfaction

Materials handling is the science and the art of including the moving, packaging, and storing away of substance in any structure, and incorporates the arrangement, setting, and situating the material to manage their development process. The Present Study is focused on material handling both in Packaging as well as storage. It was studied regarding Meythoma international. The goal of the study is to discover the difficulties faced in material handling, it likewise assesses the effect of changes in material handling of the executives by implementing some logistics methodologies. Whether it meets the security of service, cost of service finally whether it meets client requirements. The Questionnaire was given to the employees of Meythoma International to discover the difficulties they looked at in material Handling. From the response, we can observe that some answer for tackle the difficulties, and we propose a technique to service, dependability and decrease the cost and overall to meet consumer satisfaction level.

Published by: Sruti C. R., Umamaheswari S.Research Area: Operations

Organisation: Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Material Handling, Customers, Satisfaction, Training, MHE Selection, Material Handling Equipment

Research Paper

69. Evaluation of advertisement and publicity scheme in the north-eastern region of India

The North-Eastern (NE) region of India has been neglected till recently. It has not only been ignored from the development perspective but also finds minimal space in the academic arena. This paper will contribute to filling this void. It will highlight the lacunas as well as the silver lining while evaluating one of the crucial schemes, the Advertisement and Publicity Scheme in the NE States. The objectives of the paper are to examine the structure and efficiency of the scheme and to assess the performance of the scheme which aims to promote peace and counter the perceived feelings of alienation, insurgency, infiltration, and militancy in the NE States. The study has used qualitative and quantitative methods and tools for collecting primary and secondary data; a sample size of 200 beneficiaries have been taken, 25 beneficiaries each from the eight states of North East namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. It provides a detailed analysis of budget allocation, stakeholders, and the responses of beneficiaries. It answers the question of whether the scheme has effectively achieved its desired goals or not?

Published by: Anubhav GuptaResearch Area: Public Policy

Organisation: Indian Institute of Public Administration, New DelhiKeywords: Advertisement And Publicity, Scheme, Evaluation, North Eastern Region, Peace Promotion, India

Research Paper

70. Solar power monitoring system using internet of things

This paper is implemented based on a new cost-effective methodology using IoT for remotely monitoring solar panel parameters. This will facilitate real-time monitoring. A network using Wi-Fi technology can transmit the information. The use of sensors collaborated with the internet can make solar panel monitoring systems less complex, less time-consuming, and flexible. As this system keeps continues to monitor solar power plants, the daily, weekly, and monthly analysis become easy and efficient also with the help of this analysis it is possible to find the generated power data of solar power plant. This massive scale of solar panel deployment requires sophisticated systems for automation of the panel monitoring remotely using web-based interfaces as the majority of them are installed in inaccessible locations and thus unable to be monitored from a dedicated location.

Published by: Divya M., Prakash P., Vignesh Kumar M., Sowbaranikaa R.Research Area: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Organisation: P. A. College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, Tamil NaduKeywords: Solar panel, IoT, Sensors, Monitoring

Review Paper

71. Plagiarism: An academic crime

Plagiarism in academics has become a growing problem throughout the world. The paper aims to discuss with an overview of plagiarism. The author also highlights various other issues namely academic offenses, UGC guidelines, preventive measures, standardize policies to safeguard students – from the point of view of plagiarism. The author also throws light on the emerging role of librarians in order to protect students from committing plagiarism.

Published by: Atin NandiResearch Area: Library & Information Science

Organisation: IIT Kharagpur Central Library, Kharagpur, West BengalKeywords: Cyber Plagiarism, Citation Styles, Fishbone Diagram

Case Study

72. Note booker pro case study

The main idea of the software named, “Note booker Pro” is to make the task of preparing a data science notebook, super easy and fast. With this software, any person can quickly get insights about a data set displayed in front of him. This software also provides effective visualization facilities with 6 types of commonly used graphs. Anyone can also compare through 30 different Machine Learning models of both regression and classification types to choose the best model that can provide the highest accuracy for a data set of a given size and split ratio, (which can also be set by the user as per his/her requirements).

Published by: Mainak ChaudhuriResearch Area: Data Science

Organisation: SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, Model Building, Web Application, Data Science Notebooks, Education, Speed of Development

Review Paper

73. Scientific social responsibility – A systematic literature review

Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) concerns the development of synergies between all players of our scientific knowledge community, as well as the creation of ties between science and society. The contribution of SSR compared to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is minimal at present and not well documented in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic literature review of SSR. The components were identified through a detailed study of literature from the year 1947 to 2019 from various fields in order to evaluate SSR. The scope of this paper is to provide a broad overview and clarity on the topic of SSR. The paper also exclaims the draft policy implemented by India and how it aids in the betterment of society.

Published by: Samanth MV, Hemchand J., Vrushank Aithal K., Dr. Swamy D. R.Research Area: General Management

Organisation: JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR), Scientific Community, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Draft Policy, Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s).

Research Paper

74. Significance of improving communication skills

The term ‘communication’ has got its own importance in the current scenario. In the present age of information and communication technology (ICT), it has become essential for every individual to possess and master communication skills. The present research article aims at understanding the significance of communication skills and it also discusses some important ways to improve these skills. When we speak of communication, we normally think about the day-to-day tasks and discussions we all engage in. As Peter Ustinov says, “Communication is the act of simply being understood”. One of the basic aims of communication is to convey our thoughts and ideas and make the people understand these ideas. Hence, there is an urgent need of improving communication skills to present one’s thoughts and ideas effectively.

Published by: Ramkrushn Dnyandev KaleResearch Area: Language

Organisation: Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's Dada Patil Mahavidyalaya, Karjat, MaharashtraKeywords: Communication, Listening, Skills, Message, Speaker, Receiver

Review Paper

75. Plant disease detection using ensemble learning – A review

Agriculture is one of the strongest pillars of the Indian economy. Plants are important as they are the source of energy supply to mankind. Approximately 70% of the Indian economy depends on agriculture for their livelihood. But this is affected by the disease which causes lower agricultural productivity. The farmers encounter difficulties in their detection of plant diseases. Diseases can affect the plant at the time of sowing and harvesting and it leads to low productivity and lowers the economic level. So, there is a need to mitigate this issue by computer techniques and machine learning methods. This paper presents an overview of various classification techniques in machine learning that helps in plant disease detection. The emergence of agriculture is one of the strongest pillars in the Indian economy. Plants are important as they are the source of energy supply to mankind. Approximately 70% of the Indian economy depends on agriculture for their livelihood. But this is affected by a disease that causes lower agriculture productivity. The farmers encounter difficulties in their detection of plant diseases. Diseases can affect the plant at the time of sowing and harvesting and it leads to low productivity and lowers the economic level. So, there is a need to mitigate this issue by computer techniques and machine learning methods. This paper presents an overview of various classification techniques in machine learning that helps in plant disease detection. The emergence of accurate techniques leads to impressive results. accurate techniques lead to impressive results.

Published by: Sadhana, Dr. Vinay ChopraResearch Area: Computer Science and Engineering

Organisation: DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar, PunjabKeywords: SVM, KNN, Decision Tree, Random Forest

Research Paper

76. Design and analysis of an In-Pipe Inspection Robot

Previously there are various designs available regarding of an in-pipe inspection robot. This research paper aims at preparing a new design along with its Analysis. In a beginning we studied the available designs and Analysis reports. We have used SOLIDWORKS to design and Analysis of our robot. Our model is a wireless in-pipe inspection robot which is efficient to pass through a pipe with diameter in range of 170-200mm. The important areas we have considered while in the process of design are strength, safety while performing task, steer ability, and the most important one is size and shape adjustability We can detect various defects such as cracks, corrosion, blockages, material decay, flaws etc.

Published by: Deepak Sonawane, Samadhan Bhosle, Omkar Baile, Omswarup KotkarResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: New Horizon Institute of Technology and Management, Thane, MaharashtraKeywords: In-Pipe Inspection, Strength, Shape Adjustability, Wireless, Design, Analysis

Research Paper

77. COVID 19 detection using chest X-rays

The COVID-19 epidemic is causing a major outbreak in more than 150 countries worldwide, which has a profound impact on the health and well-being of many people worldwide. One of the most important steps in combating COVID-19 is the ability to detect infected patients early, and place them under special care. Diagnosis of radiography and radiology is probably one of the fastest ways to diagnose patients. To accelerate the detection of COVID-19 infections by X-ray images, this study developed a new diagnostic platform using a convolution neural network (CNN) that can assist radiologists with diagnostic detection of COVID-19 pneumonia. Such a tool can save time in translating chest X-rays and increase accuracy and thus improve our medical capacity to detect and diagnose COVID-19. The idea of the study is that a collection of X-ray medical imaging images are used to train CNN which can distinguish between sound and useful information and then use this training to interpret new images by detecting patterns that show certain diseases such as corona infection in individual images. Continue to use transfer learning strategies such as VGG 16, RESNET50, Inception V3 and find out which process provides the best accuracy in obtaining COVID-19.

Published by: Srilam S. K., Prasanna N., Nandhini G.Research Area: COMPUTER SCIENCE

Organisation: PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Corona Virus, COVID-19, CNN, Transfer Learning Models, Chest X-ray Analysis, VGG16, RESNET50, InceptionV3

Research Paper

78. A study on investment pattern and preference of retail investors

Investment means putting your money to work for you. It is a different way to think about how to make money. Growing up, most of us taught that we could earn our income only by getting a job & working. And that’s exactly what most of us do. This report is about the study were to identify the preference of investors towards various investment avenues, public awareness & preference of mutual funds and find out the purpose and objectives of the investment. Also, the risk profile was accessed information pertaining to the factors affecting the choice of mutual preferred mutual funds scheme’s purpose of investment, etc. The research design adopted was a descriptive type. The sampling technique adopted was cluster simple random sampling. A total of 120 samples were interviewed and appropriate data were collected. All the data were compiled and analyzed, using descriptive statistics as well as inferential statistics. Simple percentage analysis was used for descriptive analysis. Cross tabulation and chi-square were used for the inferential statistics. There are many different ways we can go through making an investment.

Published by: Kandanuru Jeelan BashaResearch Area: Finance

Organisation: Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil NaduKeywords: Investment Pattern, Investors, Return, and Investment Period

Review Paper

79. A review on renal tubular acidosis

A rare renal condition, a known cause, but the lesser-known cause of Metabolic Acidosis, is Renal Tubular Acidosis. Renal Tubular Acidosis, or RTA as abbreviated, is due to mechanisms that dismantle the balance of Hydrogen and Bicarbonate in the blood-urine axis, leading to a lower pH, or acidic blood, as well as a vast array of complications associated with it. History dates the first indexed appearance to Lightwood in 1935, and Butler et al in children. About a decade later, in 1945, Baines et.al described it in adults. This review article looks at the literature and provides a brief insight into the topic

Published by: Nirmay Sonar, Iftikar KhadasResearch Area: Nephrology

Organisation: Independent ResearcherKeywords: Nephrology, RTA, Renal Tubular Acidosis, Medicine, Harrison, Renal, Kidney

Research Paper

80. Digital onboarding for banks & financial services

Since the onset of COVID-19 in the year 2020, organizations across the globe have been forced to do business with minimal human contact. Global fin-tech & banking industries are no exception. Fin-techs are leveraging this opportunity to eat into the business that traditional financial organizations, as well as banks, had previously taken. It’s becoming essential for banks, and traditional financial services organizations to move onto digital processes, digital customer onboarding being a critical piece of it. Regulatory KYC processes make onboarding a tricky affair. However, today’s digital ecosystem and advancements in CV & AI allow financial institutions to onboard customers with zero human interaction in most cases.

Published by: Linus A. XavierResearch Area: Product Management

Organisation: Subex Limited, Bengaluru, KarnatakaKeywords: Digital Onboarding, Machine Learning, Document Verification, Facial Biometric

Research Paper

81. Static structural analysis of a brake pedal

This work contains the design and analysis of the brake pedal for a Formula 3 Vehicle. different ‘Engineering Software’ like SOLIDWORK and ANSYS are utilized for the analysis of brake pedal, considering the structural aspects. s. In this work, every progression of the design was assessed and all the results of the analysis have been interpreted. Finite element analysis has provided a lot of new opportunities for the development of new components and it saves a lot of time and expenditure on the proof of concept. Popular finite element software is ANSYS, ABACUS, etc. This software is proved to give an almost accurate solution. However, these results are considered to be approximate results. In the current research paper, Static structural analysis of a brake pedal is presented using ANSYS. It is specially designed and used for an F3 Vehicle. It has features like weight optimization and sufficient stiffness to absorb all the forces acting on it. The result has been compared with different meshed models like tetrahedron, hexahedron and the combination of both and the comparative analysis has been reported. It is observed that there is a significant difference in stress, deformation based on the mesh, however, the stress and deformation are within the limits. Hence, this research paper will be helpful in the future for predictive analysis.

Published by: Aayush Shah, Atul KulkarniResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Brake Pedal, Meshing, Solidwork, and Ansys

Research Paper

82. Experimental and investigation on improving the life of spark plug using nickel(Ni), chromium(Cr), zinc(Zn)

The development of a high-performance, the long-life Spark plug has become essential in response to these demands. While improving performance (high ignitability and low required voltage), the discharge port of the Spark plug needs to be reduced in size. But, in the past, this has been difficult because of the limitations in terms of wear. It has been difficult to achieve both smaller discharge parts and longer life. To dramatically improve wear resistance, we researched materials that are both resistant to oxidation and have a high melting point. Through this project, we are going to increase the sparkplug life and performance. This paper discussed the ZINC, CHROMIUM, NICKEL Coating on the Spark Plug and evaluate the Knoop Hardness and carbon deposition properties.

Published by: Ramsankar K., Sundaresan R., Rajasimmadurai M., Siddharthan M., P. MuraligopalResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Anjalai Ammal Mahalingam Engineering College, Kovilvenni, Tamil NaduKeywords: Zinc, Chromium, Nickel

Research Paper

83. Nutritional status based on body mass index among lactating mothers ( 18-35 yrs ) of namkom block

The nutritional link between the mother and the child continues even after birth. The newborn baby depends for some period solely on breast milk for his existence. The nutritional status of an individual is related to many factors and is influenced by food intake, quantity & quality, & physical health, range of nutritional status spread from obesity to severe malnutrition. A study was carried out to find out the education and nutritional status among lactating women. A total of 250 lactating mothers were taken for the study. the age group of mothers was between 18 – 35 years. The questionnaire was prepared for the data collection of the respondents, it included general profile the information about age, education, occupation, total income, and activity levels, and anthropometry assessment it included height, weight, and BMI( body mass index ). According to the study maximum respondents were studied up to class 8- 10 that is 30.80 %, very less were illiterate they were 8.40 %, 1.60 percent were studied class up to 5 whereas 17.20 percent were studied class 5-8,18.80 percent were studied till class 12 and 13.20 were studied up to graduation. The nutritional status of most respondents was in the normal range i.e. 58.8 percent followed by mild malnutrition 17.6 percent, preobese 12.8 percent, severe malnutrition 4.8 percent, moderate malnutrition 3.6 percent, overweight 1.2 percent, class 1 obesity 1.2 percent.

Published by: Khushboo Tirkey, Meenakshi AkhouriResearch Area: Home Science

Organisation: Ranchi University, Ranchi, JharkhandKeywords: Nutritional Status, Lactating Women, BMI, Education, Malnutrition

Research Paper

84. Authentication encryption scheme using leopard and chaotic tent map algorithm for smart grid

Smart Grid (SG) has gain popularity due to reliability, efficiency, and sustainability. They transmit periodically collected reading. The reading contains very sensitive data such as personal information and geometric locations. Therefore, transmission and storage of data have many security challenges such as eavesdropping and tampering attacks. This proposes a novel authentication encryption scheme that provides confidentiality, integrity, and authentication of the data. To achieve these objectives, we have hybrid the LEOPARD and chaotic tent map algorithm. The LEOPARD algorithm provides confidentiality and the chaotic tent map algorithm gives the authentication tag to verify the data integrity and authentication. The algorithm is simulated in MATLAB. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm provides better results as compared to the existing algorithms in terms of PSNR, execution time, and security.

Published by: Ravi Duddi, Puneet JainResearch Area: Electrical Engineering

Organisation: Adesh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridkot, PunjabKeywords: Chaotic Tent Map, Leopard, AES, Smart Grid, Security

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85. Design and analysis of myoelectric prosthetic hand

Due to accidental trauma, war, and congenital anomalies, the citizenry is suffering since long ago. Also, amputation and deformity have been carried out. The human hand has complex hierarchical control with more amount of degrees of freedom. 3D printable prosthetic hand prototype has been designed and analyzed using Solidworks 2018 and Ansys workbench 16.2 software respectively. Stress and deformation analysis of Palm and Motor attachment beams has been done to know the strength and Maximum load-carrying capacity of the hand. The main objective was to reduce the weight of the hand and to make it more comfortable so that it would take place of the real hand or at least come closer to it in terms of functionality using EMG technology for control of the Hand. Weight of hand 370 gram with a factor of safety 2.2. However, this new cost-effective advanced prosthetic hand is going to be very helpful for the amputees who are surviving without a hand.

Published by: Sham Dattatray Kamble, Adesh Manohar Jadhav, Nutan Takdir Korde, Jaydeep S. PatilResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: Electromyography (EMG) Signal, Prosthetic Arm, EMG Based Control Introduction

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86. Improved vehicle number plate detection with bounded segmentation and random forest

Automatic Number Plate Recognition System is the identification system of vehicles. It is an image processing technology used to identify the vehicles only by their license plates. Automatic Number Plate Recognition ANPR plays am major role in management of parking areas, and surveillance of illegally parked vehicles. Since every vehicle has a unique number plate so it can be identified by its number plate. The classification is utilized for the electronic toll-collection system (ETC) and to display available parking spaces to vehicles. The identification is also employed for managing parking facilities, monitoring and analysis of traveling time, and security systems such as observation of stolen vehicles and monitoring of unauthorized vehicles entering private areas. Number plate recognition is realized by acquiring images of either the front or the rear of vehicles with cameras and then by image processing to identify license plates. In this paper proposed approach extract texture features and optimize by WCA then classified by Random forest.

Published by: Shahid Yousuf, Dr. Rajat JoshiResearch Area: Electronic And Communication

Organisation: Adesh Institute of Technology, Gharuan, PunjabKeywords: Random forest, WCA, Electronic Toll-Collection, Automatic Number Plate Recognition

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87. Detection and Prevention of Black hole attack by Grey Wolf Optimization in Wireless Sensor Network

Wireless sensor network is a group of nodes that are connected to each other by wireless connection. These types of network work on the dynamic topology of the network because positions of nodes in the wireless network are changing continuously. The nodes in WSN are basically made up of small electronics device which are used for sensing, computing and transmitting the data. The nodes are run on the battery power during communication process. The battery consumption in WSN is very high due to high computation operations on it. In the recent years WSN grows at very high at the research area is also increased in this field to provide effective computation. major concern for maintaining the security of the system greatly depends upon the limited energy of the sensor nodes. Thus the communication and the computational measures for the measure of security should be kept small. Dealing with the issues related to security, the limited form of energy provides a challenging path with an additional set target research work done on the wireless sensor network by using the concept of leach routing of nodes and optimize the routing process by using the Grey Wolf Optimization algorithm. The GWO algorithm provides the optimal results. The optimal result provided by GWO reduced the time delay, dead nodes, and energy consumption and improve the network quality.

Published by: Nasir Hussain Mir, Dr. Rajat JoshiResearch Area: Electronic And Communication

Organisation: Adesh Institute of Technology, Gharuan, PunjabKeywords: Wireless Sensor Network, Grey Wolf Optimization algorithm, MANET

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88. Planning and scheduling for multi-story building using M.S project

Every one of us is a manager of projects of our own life. From an employee to financial analyst, from banker to doctor, from engineer to administrator, from a teacher to a student, we all work on different tasks with deadlines. For managing the events or activity, there is computer-based software which is particularly design for the planning and secluding. Software like M.S Excel, M.S Project, and Primavera. This thesis is carried out for the planning and scheduling of the M.S project. To know that this type of software is easy and efficient than manual methods. This software is basically based on manual methods but it is less time-consuming and precise than manual methods. In this thesis construction, site planning and scheduling should be generated. The site name is Indraprastha greens it is a multistorey building project of 10 blocks of 7 story. Each story has 4 flats, there are two types of flats each flat has 5 blocks. The project is constructed by a DEEP GROUP OF COMPANYS. In this thesis, E-block is select for the research of planning and scheduling in the Microsoft Project. From excavation to finishing work schedule should be generated in the Microsoft project and notify the critical path. Resource allocation of every work and material should be provided. The cost of the work and material should be calculated in the M.S project. From this thesis, the positive outcome of the planning and scheduling should specify. This thesis is actually researching and notifying the proper planning and secluding for the management of the project with Microsoft project and it will notify the duration, deadline, cost, and material.

Published by: AldrinResearch Area: Civil Engineering

Organisation: LDRP Institute of Technology and Research, Gandhinagar, GujaratKeywords: Planning, Scheduling, Organizing, Cost, Material, and Quantity

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89. Analysis of hub and knuckle of SAE Baja electric vehicle

The Steering Knuckle component is the most important part of the vehicle which is connected to the front wheel with the help of a suspension system, wheel hub, and these are also connected to the steering system and brake to the chassis. The Steering Knuckle component provides motion to desired directions with the help of the steering system. It undergoes various types of varying loads under different conditions. In the Automobile industry efficiency and lightweight are the two main demands for the vehicle because the lighter steering knuckle resulting greater power and less vibration because of inertia is less. In this paper, we have done a static analysis of the steering knuckle component. Design, analyze, manufacture and test a wheel hub for an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Using Finite Element Analysis as a method for reduction of cost in terms of material and manufacturing, Based on the outputs obtained from the previous design, new practical designs were generated and FE analysis was carried out for the optimized design to verify the strength of the hub. This optimized material resulted in a weight saving of the wheel hub without affecting the functional requirement. In this paper, we have done a static analysis of the hub of an ATV

Published by: Sanket Sabale, Pranav SolankiResearch Area: Automotive Engineering

Organisation: Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Steering Knuckle Component, Hub Component, Static Analysis, Material, and Ansys Workbench 19.2

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90. Static structural analysis of a water sprinkler using Ansys workbench

This paper contains a brief analysis of a mechanical component, which is used in almost all sorts of construction businesses, viz. “water sprinkler” in Fire Sprinkler System. The paper highlights changes observed in the results of the component, after analyzed with different meshing viz. linear-ordered tetrahedron; Quadratic-order tetrahedron; and Auto meshing provided by ANSYS workbench. The concentration graph is provided for visual analysis of critical portions (suggested to refer to the values instead). The result specifies the most appropriate meshing in order to obtain precise static structural analysis in efficient time.

Published by: Shravan Sanjay PardeshiResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Ansys Software, Finite Element Analysis, Static Analysis, Water Sprinkler

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91. Literature survey on the elimination of effect on power transformers by using differential protection

The word “Elimination” is generally used to describe the whole concept of removing or controlling the error value to the stationary value of the power system. In this paper, an effort is made in the direction of development in the protection of power transformers. Protection of all types of transformer in the power system is very important for normal operation of the power system. Among the various operation of power transformer differential operation is a very common method. In this paper, we review the concept of power transformer differential protection then analyze the problem of transformer differential protection to find the solution. We then analyzed the different types of fault for study.

Published by: Kaustubh R. Sonar, Chetan M. BobadeResearch Area: Electrical Engineering

Organisation: G.H. Raisoni University, Amravati MaharashtraKeywords: Differential Protection, Fault Current, Power Transformer

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92. Comparative analysis of hexahedral and tetrahedral mesh of guide bracket

In the following paper, an effort has been made to do the comparative analysis of hex mesh and tetrahedral mesh of a guide bracket to decide which mesh type to prefer in order to get accurate results in considerably less time. To analyze whether there is a significant impact of using hex dominant mesh and tetrahedral mesh. The bracket used in the analysis is modeled using solid works 2018 and the finite element analysis is done using “ANSYS 2020 R2 student workbench”. From the finite element analysis, I witnessed that there was a significant difference in the processing time of the two types of mesh and other parameters such as stress and strain were also having a noticeable increase with respect to results in the tetrahedral mesh. The results will thus help to gain knowledge on which mesh is best for future meshing on various models.

Published by: Ashay KatrojwarResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Ansys, FEA, Tetrahedral, Hexahedral, Mesh

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93. Lost in the dark, a unity engine based videogame

In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a game called Lost In The Dark. It is a unique game and developed keeping Windows Operating Systems in mind. The purpose of this project was to promote small-scale video games. The students playing our game go through FPP (First Person Perspective) in a dark place to find their way out where he simultaneously survives from the unknown entities. The player can elevate and complete the tasks so that he can move up to the next level in this unity-powered game.

Published by: Anudeep Vadrevu, Manpreet Dhindsa, Hari Krishna Bommisetty, Bharadwaj Goud Relangi, Sai Krishna Penugonda, Venkata Naga Sai Harshit ManikondaResearch Area: Computer Science and Engineering

Organisation: Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, PunjabKeywords: Unity Game Engine, 3Ds Max, Blender, Visual Studio, C#, Animations

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94. ECG simulator

An electrocardiogram is information of heart signals and activities of an individual measured by electrocardiography using an electrocardiograph machine. Machines tend to have malfunctions, failures, errors, damages, and misuse on usage. Medical equipment cannot be neglected to exist with such factors as it is concerned and connected to the lives of patients. There are several medical errors repetitively ruining several lives every year globally. Therefore, in this case, an ECG Simulator is used to perform calibration and testing over the instruments such as patient monitors and other electrical heart activity recording equipment periodically. To make this viable to every region, we need an economically convincing model. Models: We developed a simulator with basic electronic components for normal sinus rhythm signals generating over 60 and 120 beats per minute. We also developed another simulator that can be loaded with processed ECG arrhythmia signals essential to effectively test any instrument. Result: Both the models produced a promising output as per their configuration respectively.

Published by: Arjoon R. S.Research Area: Biomedical Engineering

Organisation: Karunya Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil NaduKeywords: Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electrocardiograph Machine, Simulator

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95. Comparative evaluation of quantification of gastroretentive drugs through ultraviolet spectrophotometer and high-performance liquid chromatography

Quantification is a major step in the pharmaceutical industry for determining the quantity and quality of a specific Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in each drug formulation. This step is a major step for commercializing and marketing the drug. Several methods have been developed for the quantification of the drug but the most used are UV and HPLC methods. In this study, we try to review the various quantification methods by UV and HPLC and accomplish that which method is better for the Quantification of Gastroretentive drugs. Gastroretentive drug delivery system is a type of drug which retains for a prolonged time in the Gastrointestinal tract and does not get disintegrated immediately. One type of Gastroretentive drug is Gastroresistant drugs which do not disintegrate regardless of the acidic pH of the stomach but gets absorbed in the surface of the intestines at a basic pH. This is possible because these types of drugs are enteric-coated. Spectrophotometry techniques can be used as an alternative method for HPLC for the quantification of Gastroretentive drugs.

Published by: Santripta BhowmikResearch Area: Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology

Organisation: Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida, Uttar PradeshKeywords: Gastroretentive Drugs, Gastro-Resistant, HPLC, UV-Spectrophotometer

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96. Contact lenses: advances and future aspects

Contact lenses are the smallest and least visible and easily used for correcting refractive errors of the eye. Contact lenses are available in different types shapes, sizes, and colors. With time the purpose of the contact lenses changed from just correcting the refractive errors to the beautification of the eye. And also, with time it is coming out with numerous types of modification in itself for the better use of it and also eases of using them. In this paper, the advancements and future aspects of contact lenses are vividly discussed.

Published by: Lalita Joshi, Pooja Pawar, Dr. Sudhir PandyaResearch Area: Pharmaceutical Science

Organisation: Dr. D .Y. Patil College of Pharmacy, Akurdi, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Contact Lenses, Care, Recent Trends

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97. Impact of mesh size on UV joint and flange coupling in static structural analysis

The finite element analysis, mesh size plays a very important role in determining the accuracy of the result. This paper gives an idea about the effect of mesh size on the result. On the basis of the results obtained one can get an idea regarding, choosing the appropriate mesh size during analysis. Static analysis is performed in Ansys software. The models under consideration are UV joint and Flange coupling assembly (both separate) which are made in Solidworks

Published by: Pranav Prashant Pandharpatte, Harshawardhan Vijay Deore, Dr. Atul KulkarniResearch Area: Mechanical Engineering

Organisation: Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune, MaharashtraKeywords: Finite Element Analysis, Mesh Size, Mesh Density, Variation in Meshing, Static Structural Analysis, UV Joint, Flange Coupling