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Thursday, 26-April-2018

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India Book of Records Registers Youngest Drone Developer

2 days ago
A 13-year-old boy became the youngest developer of a drone and registered himself in the India Book of Records. Aryaman Verma has built a Quadcopter which is capable of flying up to 70 feet high. Aryaman’s family has sent his name for the Guinness Book of World Records after he got registered in the India Book of Records. His mother has expressed hope for him to get selected among the world record holders. Drones are mainly used for military and surveillance purposes like bomb detection, air strikes, filming and journalism and many others.   
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Student Attempts Guinness World Record In Yoga

2 days ago
A Class X student of a private school in Coimbatore performed three different difficult yoga postures in an attempt to create Guinness record. The student S Vaishnavi, 15, performed contortion chest roll and put six eggs in cups using feet while in a contortion chest stand both in record time. Vaishnavi of Park Global School broke the earlier record of 15.54 seconds for travelling 20m in contortion chest roll position by doing it in 13.8 seconds and broke the 21.52-second record for placing six eggs in cups using feet while in a contortion chest stand by doing it in 18.28 seconds, said a release. She broke the record for ...
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5 States, 98 Players

a week ago
In Commonwealth Games 217 players from India are participating  in which these five states have sent 98 players Even though the population of Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Jharkhand and Manipur comprise only 9% of the country’s population, they account for 45% of the Indian team sent to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Not only that, Manipur which has a population of only 3 million, has  9 players participating in the Commonwealth Games. That means, one player out of every three lakh population is representing their state. The population of Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Jharkhand and Manipur is around 12.11...
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Nandini Bhowmik - Woman priest who solemnises weddings without kanyadaan

a week ago
We live in a patriarchal society where most rituals are performed by a male priest. One would have hardly seen a female priest performing rituals at a wedding or any other auspicious occasion. However, women are now fighting these social barriers across all spheres. One of them is Kolkata’s Nandini Bhowmik, a woman priest who is solemnising wedding ceremonies without performing patriarchal rituals like kanyadaan. Nandini Bhowmik is trying to do away with the patriarchal mindset where parents treat their daughter like a commodity, renounce her custody, and give her away as daan. Apart from her role as a priest, Nandini also works as a Sanskrit professor and a drama a...
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AFROZ SHAH - OLIVE RIDLEY TURTLES RETURN TO MUMBAI BEACH, THANKS TO THESE HEROES

3 weeks ago
The Versova beach in Mumbai welcomed around 80 palm-sized turtles, making their way slowly but surely in the Arabian Sea. The turtles in question are Olive Ridley Turtle, and their eggs hatched on a Mumbai beach after 20 years, and it was all thanks to the efforts of hundreds of Mumbaikars who have been cleaning the Versova beach for over two years now. The Olive Ridley Turtle have been classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as  vulnerable specie, which are likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening their survival and reproduction improve. According to WWF India, &ldqu...
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RANJINIKANT MENDHE - TEACHER TRAVELS 50 KM DAILY FOR TEACHING ONE STUDENT

3 weeks ago
29-year-old Ranjinikant Mendhe, the only government-appointed schoolteacher for the village of Chandar in the Velhe taluk of Maharashtra, travels 50 kilometres everyday to teach one student. And this, he has been doing for eight long years! Chandar is an isolated village located about 100 kms away from Pune, and lack of even rudimentary roads makes it even more difficult and risky to reach the village that is home to 15 huts, 60 residents and a large population of snakes. With the exception of eight-year-old Yuvraj Sangale, there isn’t a single child from the village who studies at the tiny four-walled...
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BILL AND MELINDA GATES - US$ 170 MN FOR INDIAN WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

4 weeks ago
Announced on the eve of International women’s day, the investments focused in India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will target four key priorities - advancing gender equality, spreading digital financial inclusion, increasing job opportunities, and supporting the agricultural sector and women’s support groups. “One of the most profound ways a woman can make life better for herself and her family is to take control of her economic future,” said Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “When women have money in their hands and the authority to choose how to spend ...
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BALKRISHNA DOSHI - INDIAN ARCHITECT BAGS PRITZKER PRIZE

4 weeks ago
Architect Balkrishna Doshi has been named this year’s winner of architectures’ highest honour - the Pritzker Prize, becoming the first Indian to do so. Balkrishna is a nonagenarian architect and reputed urban planner. His designs include the IIM-Bangalore; Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad; cultural spaces in Ahmedabad such as Tagore Memorial Hall, the Institute of Indology, and Premabhai Hall; and private residence Kamala House (Ahmedabad), among many others. The architect also designed Aranya Low Cost Housing (Indore, 1989), which currently accommodates over 80,000 individual...
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YATHAARTH M - THE 11-YEAR-OLD ‘ANTHEMOLOGIST’

5 weeks ago
This young boy has in his memory National anthems of 215 countries and he can sing all of them. The interesting thing is out of these about 100 are not in English. 11-year-old Yathaarth M of Bengaluru has a special hobby, and he is hoping to create a record soon. He is only in sixth standard, but has memorised the National Anthems of 215 countries. The son of architects Shilpa and Spoorthy N M, Yathaarth got into this strange hobby after the following incident. His music teacher had taught him the tunes of national anthems of Japan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. When he asked the teacher to teach anthems of other nations, t...
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ROHIT DEY - COUNTRY’S BEST DRONE FLYER

5 weeks ago
Bengaluru youth Rohit Dey completed a seven-minute task of carrying ammunition to soldiers in a war zone in just 51 seconds. This lad is now the country’s best drone designer and operator. Dey is a first year BSc student at Christ University who has been developing and flying drones from a very young age, bagged the first place along with a cash prize of Rs 75,000/- at the ‘Technex 2018’ of IIT (BHU) Varanasi for designing and flying a quadcopter with the mission objective of supplying payloads containing ammunition, medical kits and food to soldiers at ground zero in a war zone. The participants ...
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MAHATMA GANDHI - AUCTIONED! MAHATMA GANDHI’S AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO

6 weeks ago
A signed vintage photo of Mahatma Gandhi, walking alongside Madan Mohan Malaviya, fetched $41,806 at an auction in the US. Signed in fountain pen, ‘MK Gandhi’, the rare photo was taken after the second session of India’s Round Table Conference in London in September 1931. The photo dates to a period when Gandhi, suffering from pain in his right thumb, opted to write with his left hand, a temporary inconvenience that lasted from Reverse of photo bears two Associated Press of Great Britain copyright stamps, as well as collector’s ink notations identifying Malaviya and the date. M...
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JUSTICE GITA MITTAL TO BE CONFERRED ‘NARI SHAKTI’ AWARD

6 weeks ago
Justice Mittal is one of the 30 individual awardees who have been selected for the Puraskar. “President Ram Nath Kovind will present awards at a special ceremony to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan on International Women’s Day on Thursday,” the press statement said. “To acknowledge women’s achievements, the government of India confers Nari Shakti Puraskars on eminent women and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of women empowerment. “This year, 30 individual awardees and nine institutional awardees are selected for these Puraskars. The Ministry of...