Archumen Pro was launched in 2010 to commemorate the tenth year of Archumen Quiz, described as India’s Biggest Architecture Quiz for students of architecture. The current episode Archumen Pro, which sees architects participating with great gusto, will be hosted by Merino and Ethos. Archumen has secured an entry into the Limca Book of Records 2013 edition. Episodes of Archumen have been hosted inLahore and Colombo too.

The event is being supported by Merino Industries, Tata Structura, Lubrizol, Akzo Nobel, Saint Gobain Gypsum and Capricot Technologies.

Venue: Hotel Capitol, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore More details: or Contact: Gita @ 09831175272

Time: 7 PM Date: Friday, 31st October, 2014


Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones in support of the fight against Ebola

Bangalore, October 27, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA), will be used in the Humanitarian Connectivity Project, the UN’s IT project that utilizes mobile devices to provide humanitarian support in disaster areas.

The donated GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones will be used in 60 Ebola medical clinics in the three worst-hit African countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. By installing the UN’s Smart Health Pro mobile application, medical staff can utilize the smartphones to treat patients and collect medical data, while quarantined patients can contact their families using the devices.

All donated smartphones will be destroyed once the virus outbreak has subsided.

Samsung is also supporting various efforts to defeat Ebola in Africa, including providing financial support for the purchase of hazmat suits in Ghana and distribution of hand sanitizers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as launching an Ebola SMS text service in South Africa.