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Monday, 22-October-2018

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RIDING ON A BULLET

10 weeks ago
Delay in acquiring land for the upcoming Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor project may push back the date of its launch, but the Railways is going ahead in finalising the various components of the bullet train’s rolling stock and passenger facilities. Passengers will get a dedicated room for child feeding, there will be facilities for sick persons and washrooms for men and women would be separate -- all these being firsts on the Indian rail network. Each train will have 55 seats for business class and 695 seats for standard class. There will be luggage space for passengers. The E5 series Shinkansen bu...
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HOW TO EAT SOMETHING LARGER THAN YOURSELF

10 weeks ago
“An alligator can eat a quarter of its bodyweight in a single meal, equivalent to a human eating 89 bowls of rice,” a reader told me in an electronic conversation. I was not impressed. Ever seen teenagers eat? Eighty-nine bowls is just the appetizer. This exchange was triggered by a March 3 news report that a snake had been seen in Florida eating a deer larger than itself. The snake became a new Dining Hero for my son and myself, replacing TV’s Miss Piggy, whose sensible eating plan is: “Never eat anything you cannot lift.” How did you eat something larger than you are? Sna...
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296 KG GOAN FISH PATTY SETS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

17 weeks ago
Literally speaking, seafood in Goa cannot get bigger than this. A nearly 300 kg fish patty made here now holds the Guinness honour for being the largest. Months after making a bid for an entry to the Guinness world record, by crafting the world’s largest fish cutlet, a popular seafood snack in Goa, the record keepers at the Guinness World Records Limited, have adjudged a 296 kg fish patty as a world record. This has delighted the Mumbai-based Trinity, hospitality, food and Beverage Company and chefs who participated in the mammoth effort. The world’s biggest fish patty, which is 29 cm high and 12...
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GOOGLE’S FREE WI-FI NOW AT 400 INDIAN RAILWAY STATIONS

17 weeks ago
Google has successfully completed its public Wi-Fi programme to provide India’s railway stations with free internet, with Dibrugarh in Assam becoming the 400th station. Google had, in collaboration with Railtel, launched free Wi-Fi services to 400 railway stations as a key initiative under the government’s Digital India programme in 2016. “Bringing high speed connectivity to millions of Indians across railway stations has been an incredible journey and underscores the importance of investing in public Wi-Fi as a crucial step in getting high quality internet to everyone in India,” K Suri, Dir...
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From ‘Sui-dhaaga’ To Sustainable Fashion

25 weeks ago
What happens when women from “silai schools” in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? They not only hone their skills and amplify their earning potential but also learn about fashion, gain confidence and respect and the permission to move out of their homes. Consumer durables company Usha International Ltd, in collaboration with IMG Reliance, has launched ‘Usha Silai’, an ethical and sustainable fashion label which has clothes sewn by women from Usha Silai School and mentored by designers. The label is a movement to eliminate gender disparity and bring rural women into the world of high street fashion garment const...
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Shobhana Ranade Dedicated 50 Years To Help The Downtrodden

27 weeks ago
  Shobhana Ranade – a calm and composed lady, has dedicated over half a century of her life for the betterment of the downtrodden, particularly women and children. She has spearheaded the Gandhi National Memorial Society and a national training institute for women at the Aga Khan Palace in Pune in 1979. Ranade was an active volunteer at a time when the Mahatma’s Quit India Movement was gaining ground. She embodies the Gandhian principles and is the quintessential Gandhian. Thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Vinoba Bhave influenced her to work for destitute women and underprivileged children. In 1955, she moved to Assam and started a school &l...
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88-Year-Old Woman Conferred Doctorate In Japan

27 weeks ago
An 88-year-old woman was conferred a doctorate at a university in Kyoto city, making her the oldest person in Japan to get such a degree. Kiyoko Ozeki, a visiting researcher at Ritsumeikan University, was conferred the doctorate for her thesis on origins and characteristics of cloth culture in ancient Japan, Xinhua news agency reported. According to reports, Ozeki, born in Nagoya prefecture in 1929, was already 16 years old when the World War II ended and did not have the chance to go to a college. After her divorce, she sold dolls to make a living and her craftsmanship got her a job at the women&rsq...
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INDIGENOUS SOLAR WATER PURIFIER, JACKET UNVEILED

28 weeks ago
Union Environment and Science Minister Harsh Vardhan recently unveiled a solar water purifier and a solar jacket developed by Department of Science and Technology (DST) indigenously. Offficials said that so far five prototypes of solar water purifiers of 500 litre capacity and 20 prototypes of the solar jacket customised for the Forest Department staff and others have been developed. “One prototype has been installed here, while the other four prototypes of the solar water purifiers are installed at four different schools in Tripura and Assam, where electricity couldn’t reach due to difficult terrain,” sai...
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SANITARY PADS AT BENGALURU RAILWAY STATIONS

29 weeks ago
In a move to better the travel experience of its women passengers, the Bengaluru Railway Division will soon install two vital equipments at rest rooms and women’s toilets of two of its stations -- a machine that produces sanitary napkins, as well as incinerators to dispose them in an eco-friendly way. Kick-starting this move to improve women’s hygiene, the machines were installed in one of the rest rooms of the Divisional Railway Manager’s office on a pilot basis. The South Western Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (SWRWWO), which is run by contributions from railway employees across Karnataka, ...
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ODISHA LAUNCHES 'KHUSHI' TO PROVIDE FREE SANITARY NAPKINS

32 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Monday launched a scheme 'Khushi' to provide free sanitary pads to 17 lakh girl students across the state. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the free sanitary napkin scheme for girl students from Class 6 to 12 in all the government and government-aided schools in the state. "In continuation of our pro-women initiative, I am happy to ann...
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HOW A WOMAN MAYOR MADE INDORE A CLEAN AND LITTER-FREE CITY

32 weeks ago
Indore: Prem Sharma sells gutka and cigarettes near the Vijay Nagar square, but the most visible part of his tiny business is the dustbin that he dare not lose. Similar is the case with all small and big businesses across the city. "In Indore, people fear the yellow vehicles more than the police vehicles," he said referring to the vehicles of the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) that patrol the city round the clock and penalise those spreading litter on the streets....
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AMAZING JOURNEY: SIGHTLESS MAN WITH THE CLEAREST VISION

37 weeks ago
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) He suffered from meningitis and became visually impaired when he was only 10 months old. Yet, fighting insurmountable odds, George Abraham is today not only living a successful and wholesome life himself, but is also working tirelessly to bring hope to the lives of other visually-impaired people. After a successful career with India's top advertising firms Ogilvy & Mather and Advertising & Sales Promotion Company for nearly 10 years, he is now...