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Wednesday, 18-October-2017

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1997 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP INSPIRED JHULAN

6 weeks ago
Veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami on Monday revealed that the 1997 women’s World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand inspired her to pursue cricket as a career. “In 1997 there was a women’s world cup final between Australia and New Zealand and we got some complimentary tickets from our school, so I went to watch it and realised if I start playing, then one day I can play for India,” Jhulan, the leading wicket-taker in the women’s One-Day International (ODI) told at the ‘NDTV Youth for Change’ event here. Jhulan, who has picked up 195 wickets in 164 ODIs averaging 21.95, s...
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GREAT WORKS FOR ‘TRANSFORMING INDIA’

6 weeks ago
Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya last week awarded 12 women from different parts of the country to recognise the transformational impact of their work across villages, towns and cities. “Women Transforming India Awards”, this year, to promote equal opportunity for women, received 3,000 entries from across the country. “It is a great opportunity for me to be here among these wonderful women who have such inspiring stories,” Irani said during the award ceremony. “You don’t hear such stories every day. These stories need to be told. W...
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COMIO COMES TO INDIA

7 weeks ago
Chinese smartphone maker COMIO recently entered the Indian market with three flagship smartphones along with an exclusive data tie-up with Reliance Jio. The three devices -- P1, S1 and C1 -- are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 5,999, respectively.  COMIO’s tie-up with Reliance Jio offers consumers a 5GB additional data voucher on their handset at a recharge of Rs 309. “Over the course of the first year, we will build a strong foundation for the brand based on the three strategic pillars -- innovation, partnership and great people. We are in India for the long run and will contribute to t...
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UKH-114 TO REPLACE CONVENTIONAL PAINKILLERS

7 weeks ago
Scientists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that is effective in alleviating neuropathic pain, a discovery that could be instrumental in addressing the opioid abuse epidemic, one of the biggest public health challenges today. In the study, the synthetic compound -- known as UKH-1114 -- was found effective in relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice. It was as effective as a drug widely used for pain relief called gabapentin.  The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor. Administering UKH-1114 on mice with nerve damage showed a reduc...
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CHOPPER MEDICOS

8 weeks ago
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla said the Central government is actively considering a proposal of the state government to introduce medical helicopter services. The service, she said, will come as a succour to for patients living in far flung areas. Heptulla was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony for the dedicated staffs of Japanese Hospital Manipur at the conference hall of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS). She said that talks are on with the Union Civil Aviation to allocate Rs 25 crore to get helicopter services in the State. The Governor also expressed serious concerns over ...
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ANONYMOUS CONVERS(T)ATION

8 weeks ago
Soon, harassed women in Bengaluru need not go to any police station to file complaints .Often after harassment or physical and sexual abuse of women in public spaces, many of these women do not go to police stations to register complaints, for fear of humiliation. Or some of them feel that the harassment from police stations may be worse than what they had already experienced! They are not sure if their complaints would be followed up and acted upon.  In an attempt to make things easy for women, a young team from the International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B), has built the prototype ...
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FLOOD PACKAGE FOR NORTHEAST

9 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared an aid of Rs 2,000 crore for the five states of the Northeast affected by floods in the past few months.   An additional allocation of Rs 650 crore for Assam has also been sanctioned which includes Rs 400 crore for improving the “water holding capacity of the Brahmaputra river” and Rs 250 crore for relief. The Prime Minister visited Assam on 1 August and declared the package after detailed discussions with chief ministers and officials of Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur besides receiving a memorandum from the chief minister of Mizoram who could not ...
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ROTI BANK GAINING MOMENTUM IN PATNA

9 weeks ago
They are not beggars but almost doing the same job for a pious mission, that is to feed poor and deprived people, spending their nights on the pavement or night shelters provided by the municipal corporation. They have been doing the work for a noble cause religiously without any fail regularly for about two months under the banner of Roti Bank launched by a social organisation - Bihar Youth Force - on June 15 this year. Bihar Youth Force is a voluntary social organisation run by a research scholar-cum-social activist Rishikesh Narayan Singh with the help of some like-minded Patna University students. This is ...
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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO GET RAKHIS FROM WOMEN OF TRUMP VILLAGE

10 weeks ago
He may not have heard of Rakhi, but the women and girls of a remote Muslim-dominated village “symbolically” named by an NGO after US President Donald Trump will send him 1001 sacred threads on the Hindu festival that celebrates the brother-sister bond. The gesture by the residents of Marora village in the backwards Mewat region represents the “wish of the people that ties are further strengthened between India and the US”, says the NGO which has adopted the village. The village had come into limelight after Founder and Reformer, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak had announced to name it ...
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SEVEN-WONDERS PARKS

10 weeks ago
The capital city of India, Delhi, is struggling to establish the role of the municipal corporation as an important civic unit once again, by bringing it into the headlines. The corporation will come into the headlines because it has started preparations to build seven unique parks in Delhi, just like the seven wonders of the world. Close to Nizamuddin’s Millennium Park is the vacant land which is being considered for use by the corporation. Work has started here to build one of the seven wonderful parks planned for the city. According to the corporation, very soon the people of the capital will get the ‘seven wonders...
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Baby reception centres for safe abandonment of babies

11 weeks ago
Cradle baby reception centres have been set up in several states to enable safe abandonment of babies by their bio logical parents/guardians who do not want to reveal their identities before the child welfare committee while relinquishing their children The  Ministry of Women & Child Development has requested the States/UTs to activate and facilitate this provision. So far, cradle baby reception centres have been set up in 11 States at over 265 locations and already 205 babies have been received in these palnas/cradles so far.  Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister Women & Child Development, quoted these figures in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha. Replying to a sup...
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85,000 candidates for skill training

11 weeks ago
The government on Thursday said a total of 1,62,586 candidates have been skilled and 84,900 placed after skill training under Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in 2016-17. Replying to a question in the LokSabha, Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kirpal Yadav said that training under the scheme enabled a youth to seek wage employment.  He said that during the Financial Year 2016-17, a total of 1,62,586 candidates had been skilled and 84,900 placed. Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is a placement linked skill development programme for the rural poor youth being implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development...