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Thursday, 21-June-2018

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From ‘Sui-dhaaga’ To Sustainable Fashion

7 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

9 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

9 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

11 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

11 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

15 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

15 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

19 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...
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PHILANTHROPY STARTS WITH SMALL ACTS OF GENEROSITY: ASIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDEE

19 weeks ago
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The benefits of philanthropy have come to the fore in recent years with leading businessmen and other successful people donating to the cause of the less privileged. Recognised for her charity work with the "Asian of the Year" award in 2005, Surina Narula maintains that "philanthropy starts with small acts of generosity" and has thus sustained her philanthropic initiatives "intelligently". Narula is not your usual philanthropi...
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Himachal Starts Nutrition Scheme For HIV-positive Children

20 weeks ago
  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a state-level nutrition scheme for HIV-positive children during a campaign organised here by the State AIDS Control Society on the occasion of National Youth Day. He said this initiative would go a long way in providing nutritional supplement and boosting the immunity of over 400 youth up to the age 18. The state would also provide every possible support to these children to enable them to live a normal and healthy life, he said. From this year, the Chief Minister said, the state has also made it mandatory for every expectant mother to ...
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Chemist Discovers New Recipe For Early Life

20 weeks ago
  A team of chemists led by an Indian-origin researcher at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a fascinating new theory for how life on Earth may have begun. The experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago. “This was a black box for us. But if you focus on the chemistry, the questions of origins of life become less daunting,” said Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor of Chemistry at TSRI and senior author. For the study, descr...
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GOOGLE APP WITH ARTWORK

21 weeks ago
Google’s Arts and Culture App has rolled out a new feature that allows users to take a selfie, upload it and then match it with a doppelgänger in one of several art museums worldwide. “The update to the Google Arts and Culture App has catapulted it to the most-downloaded free app on the Apple App Store. It claimed the No. 1 spot in the U.S., according to the app metrics site AppAnnie,” Recode reported late on Sunday. The app uses computer-vision technology to examine what is similar about the user’s face to the thousands of pieces of art that are shared with Google by museums and other ...