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Wednesday, 18-October-2017

EWS-Admissions,No-More-a-Black-Box

EWS ADMISSIONS, NO MORE A BLACK BOX

22 weeks ago
Schools are the melting pot of social inclusion. In this light, Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act which mandates all private schools to reserve 25% of its entry level classroom seats for children belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and socially disadvantaged group (DG), has been a landmark step to build pluralism in society. However, the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) has been poor across the states. The fill rates have been low and access to information pertaining to admission, obscure.   In Delhi itself, the three municipal corporations recognise more than 1000 private schools who are mandat...
Aishwarya-Commercial-Pilot-License-Coming

AISHWARYA'S COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE COMING

22 weeks ago
In another few months, the daughter of a bus conductor will get commercial pilot license. Aishwarya Patel, daughter of Ganpat Patel, has already completed 185 hours of her scheduled 200 hours of flying training for the CPL and is on way to acquire Airline Transportation Pilot Licence (ATPL) at the age of 21. Aishwarya, who studied in Sanskar Bharti School, passed class XII in science stream with 70 per cent marks. “I nurtured the dream of flying an aircraft. However, my family’s financial condition didn’t make it easy for me,” Aishwarya said. Ganpat Patel, a bus conductor with Gujarat...
IAS-TO-ADOPT-FAMILIES-OF-SLAIN-JAWANS

IAS TO ADOPT FAMILIES OF SLAIN JAWANS

22 weeks ago
In a major humanitarian initiative, elite Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers have offered to support the families of the security personnel martyred while combating naxalites or terrorists. As per the proposal, about 600 to 700 officials from 2012-15 batches will be adopting at least one family in their appointed area of posting. They will choose the family from the state of their posting (parent cadre) to ensure better communication and ease. They will continue the support for at least 5-10 years depending upon the family’s need. The idea is to ensure that the children of these personnel receive g...
PARKINSON-STARTS-FROM-GUT

PARKINSON’S STARTS FROM GUT?

23 weeks ago
Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The vagus nerve extends from the brainstem to the abdomen and controls unconscious body processes like heart rate and food digestion. The preliminary study examined people who had resection surgery, removing the main trunk or branches of the vagus nerve. The surgery, called vagotomy, is used for people with ulcers. Researchers used national registers in Sweden to compare 9,430 people who had a vagotomy over a 40-year period, to 377,200 people fr...
TATA-TRUSTS-TO-BUILD-CANCER-HOSPITAL-IN-TIRUPATI

TATA TRUSTS TO BUILD CANCER HOSPITAL IN TIRUPATI

23 weeks ago
Tata Trusts and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) have joined hands for the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer centre in this temple town in Andhra Pradesh. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed on Friday by Tata Trusts and TTD, which manages the affairs of Tirumala temple. Given the rising cancer burden in the region, Tata Trusts has joined hands with TTD to address this concern by bringing affordable cancer care closer home to the people of the region. The proposed facility will have in and out-patient faci...
THE-COURAGE-TO-QUESTION

THE COURAGE TO QUESTION

23 weeks ago
“Bhaiya, why do you think a boy asking for a sanitary pad is frowned upon?”, asked Nisha in an unperturbed fashion. There was no mincing of words. For a moment, I was taken aback. I was meeting Nisha for the first time. She is a 14 year old, and lives in JJ Colony of Dwarka, Sector-3. She is currently studying in Grade 9 of Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Dwarka, Sector 3. For her age, Nisha has surely understood the baseless taboo created around the sanitary pads. “After all, it is a part of female biology”, she adds. Nisha, along with 25 other girls, is attending the month long workshop by Sahas, an o...
INVENTION-TO-REPLACE-THE-TOILET-BRUSH

INVENTION TO REPLACE THE TOILET BRUSH

24 weeks ago
The idea is a simple one – instead of using a toilet brush to clean the loo, you use a jet of water. Gloucestershire-based inventor and entrepreneur, Kam Mistry, has come up with a water-powered contraption, the Shiffter, in the evenings and weekends around his day job. “Let’s face it, does anyone enjoy using a toilet brush? Does anyone like picking up a used one? This product isn’t rocket science, however, it has the potential to become commonplace in hundreds of millions of homes across the globe,” he said. The Shiffter is designed to replace the toilet brush and bleach, Mistry says....
A-GLIMPSE-OF-HOPE

A GLIMPSE OF HOPE

24 weeks ago
According to National AIDS Control Organisation of India, the prevalence of AIDS in the country in 2013 was 0.27, which is down from 0.41 in 2002. While the National AIDS Control Organisation estimated that 2.39 million people live with HIV/AIDS in India in 2008–09, a more recent investigation by the Million Death Study Collaborators in the British Medical Journal (2010) estimates the population to be between 1.4–1.6 million people. It is demand of the hour to put the consciousness of the researchers to this horrifying issue to combat HIV/AIDS. Positive results from small clinical studies without control group...
THE-CHANGE-AGENTS

THE CHANGE AGENTS

24 weeks ago
Tired of working in others’ field for survival, some women in Simaria village of Behraich district have come out with an innovative method to do community farming. Through this they not only have substantially increased their income and savings to marry off their daughters but have become owner of the land they use to till so far for others. They have also thrown gauntlet at their male counterparts to emulate them.  The idea for community farming was floated by Nazma (38) of Simaria village in Behraich district about 175 Kms from Lucknow. She was one among about 20 women of the same village who used to work in ...
DRIVING-EDUCATION-FOR-THE-POOR

DRIVING EDUCATION FOR THE POOR

25 weeks ago
It’s been a bumpy ride for the 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and an orphanage in his native Sundarbans, ensuring a smoother journey for the underprivileged in a land at the mercy of the rivers. “I don’t know how much longer I will be able to keep it up through driving. My two sons are also driving and help in the endeavour. There are 425 students in total. Since it’s run as a non-governmental organisation (Sunderban O...
COURAGE-AND-GLORY

COURAGE & GLORY

25 weeks ago
They say where there is a will there is a way. For most people in problems, though, this is a mere advice from others, who, they feel, just say this and do nothing to help. But does everyone need help? That too, if you are an abandoned child and disabled? Four Indian gilrs have just shown what grit and daring can bring. And thus it is that they achieved sporting glory at the recently concluded Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria! The odds were stacked high against 19-year-old Kiran, Dulfisha, and Diksha, and 17-year-old Vidushi. These four athl...
SUDHIR-BHAI’S-SEWADHAM

SUDHIR BHAI’S SEWADHAM

25 weeks ago
When Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak visited Sewadham Ashram on April 4, 2017, he was visibly moved and what he saw there shook his heart and soul. He saw an amazing world there, the world of dedicated service to humanity. Sudhir Bhai Goyal, the Founder and Director of the Sewadham Ashram, has been serving hapless people with great love, devotion and compassion for the past 28 years. Dr. Pathak felt that humanity could not be served better than this. Life: The Tutor Sewadham Ashra...