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Saturday, 21-October-2017

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NANDINI KR REPEATS ‘WOMEN ON TOP’

18 weeks ago
Like the previous few instances, the UPSC 2016 results uphold several victories this year too. For the third time in a row, a woman has topped the merit list of the examinations. Nandini KR, an Indian Revenue Service (customs and Central excise department) cadre, undergoing training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics in Faridabad at the moment, came ahead of all the 1,099 candidates who managed to clear the examinations this year. Of the successful candidates only about 180 will be appointed in the IAS — 45 in the Indian Foreign Service, 150 in the Indian Police Service and the re...
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SALIM ALI’S NIECE TO FIGHT PARSIK PLUNDER

18 weeks ago
Spurred by the support from four leading NGOs, including noted ornithologist and naturalist late Salim Ali’s niece Sumaira Abdulali, activists campaigning for saving the Parsik Hills on the city’s outskirts from wanton destruction in the name of quarrying now hope that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would save the natural resource from further degradation. The NGOs have extended their whole-hearted support to a social communication campaign by corporate communicators industry body Public Relations Council of India (PRCI)   #IamParsikHill – IamDying -– and appealed to the Chief Mi...
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NAMRATA JAIN BEATS NAXALISM TO TOP UPSC

18 weeks ago
Amidst all the fanfare and celebrations for top UPSC rank holders, the news about a young woman securing a rank of 99 would hardly garner any limelight. But Namrata Jain and her success story is a paradox in every sense. First of all, she hails from Dantewada district under the Bastar division, a region notoriously synonymous with the Red Corridor and probably one of the worst-affected Naxalite regions. An alumnus of KPS Bhilai School and engineering degree holder from Bhilai Institute of Technology, this was Namrata’s second attempt for the coveted exams and news about her securing the rank was overjoying.
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A Galactic Change

19 weeks ago
A group of boys and girls at the Galaxy School in Rajkot, Gujarat realised that, even within their close circle, they were uncomfortable discussing the topic of periods openly. On probing this deep-seated issue, they stumbled across a report by AC Nielsen stating that a mere 12 % of Indian women use pads, while an overwhelming 88 % use unhygienic materials like ash, sand, and husk during their menstruation. Poor menstrual hygiene leads to the spread of infections and risk of cervical cancer, with 70 % of reproductive diseases in India originating from this. This worrying situation bothered the students. Digging deeper to understand why this is such an issue, the stu...
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Leh-Ladakh’s  Own ‘Malala’

19 weeks ago
Nothing brings more joy to seventeen year old Ananya Saluja than cajoling a smile on someone’s face. This motivates her to work all 365 days for well being of those in need. During her summer breaks, she actively volunteers to set up libraries in the remote villages of Leh, Ladakh. During her school session, she spearheads the fund raising initiatives to build libraries for underprivileged children. Her dedication and passion for the cause has helped her raise more than 10 Lacs till now.  Like every other student, Ananya’s worries were limited to exams and grades couple of years ago. A student of Shri Ram School in Moulsari, Gurugram, she was only 15 when she...
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Mellow Fest  of Musk Melons

19 weeks ago
It may sound bizarre but true. Come June and none of the households in Shivrajpur block of Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh cook breakfast. For, they relish musk melon and offer the healthy summer fruit free of cost to all visitors for entire month of June. Situated about 40 kms from Kanpur city, Shivrajpur block is world famous for its sumptuous and sugary musk melon. After harvesting potato crop, farmers in Kashiram Nivada, Devkali, Phatta Nivada, Bachipur, Kashipur, Daleeppur and Kanjadi villages in the block sow a special pink variety of musk melon in about 400 acres of land by March. It cost them only Rs 2,000 to 3,000 per acre. The musk melon crop is ready by May end.&n...
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GOVERNMENT LOAN FOR WOMEN WEAVERS

20 weeks ago
Arunachal Pradesh Government has launched a new scheme for weavers under which subsidised working capital loan will be provided. Under the scheme, christened as the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Bunkar Yojna, the state government will provide interest subsidy of seven per cent on working capital loan up to Rs two lakh, irrespective of the quantum of loan extended to women weavers by the bank. The notification in this regard has been issued by the Finance Department. The scheme will encourage women weavers across the state to access affordable credit from banks for working capital requirements has been now officially notified. ...
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A SCHOOL BEING RUN ON RAILWAY STATION

20 weeks ago
Memory is not bad. The reason I say this is because I haven’t been able to forget a day when I saw a messiah!  It was the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, January 14 and I was on my way to Patna from Begusarai, covering a distance of 120 km in the Intercity Express. When the train resumed journey after a brief halt at Barauni station, I saw something uncommon and catchy.  A group of children, most of them in patches that barely fit the definition of clothes, were praying.  They were accompanied by a couple and all of them stood quietly at a platform which was full of noises and hustle-bustle of pass...
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NATURAL FARMING COULD BE PANACEA

20 weeks ago
 Saurabh Katkurwar Farmers should increasingly become entrepreneurs to find homegrown solutions to their problems rather than relying on the government, Helianti Hilman, a progressive natural farming expert from Indonesia, has urged. “When you are an entrepreneur, you think of innovations. An entrepreneurial mindset is very important for farmers because most of the time they keep complaining that they are small farmers and do not have access to finance or markets. “But if you introduce the concept of entrepreneurship among them,...
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NEWLY-WED BRIDE IS BRAND AMBASSADOR

21 weeks ago
Kalpana Yadav, 24, has been named brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Etah by the district magistrate and she aims to make the district open defecation free by year-end. The decision was taken after Yadav displayed ‘commitment’ for a hygienic lifestyle despite battling tragedy. Fifteen members of her family, including her brother and grandfather, had died in a road accident last Friday. “As the girl had shown courage to move on with her life , I enquired about her well being. At first she was hesitant but then said that her new house did not have a toilet. We appreciated her commitment f...
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SEPARATE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITY AFFAIRS TO BE SET UP BY STATES

21 weeks ago
Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment while addressing the “15th National Review Meeting of State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities on Implementation of Act-1995” stressed for the need that States should create/set up separate Department of Disability Affairs with appointment of full time Independent State Commissioner in accordance with provisions of PwD Act, 1995 for effective implementation of the Act as well as welfare Programmes & Schemes of Education, Training, Skill Development and rehabilitation of the Disabled (Divyangjan) in the society.  He chair...
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POLICE OFFICER AS AN ANCHOR

21 weeks ago
It is not common to come across a government officer who is passionate about her work, is equally dedicated to the social cause of empowering women, and is also devoted to theatre activities -  important cultural aspect of life. But Tejaswani Gautam, a young IPS officer has proved that it is possible to be good in all these three related yet different interests in life. Tejaswani was a law student studying in Delhi when she became conscious about the situation of women in India. Studying and living in Delhi is an advantage for young people as it offers them the opportunity to interact with a large cross section of people co...