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Wednesday, 15-August-2018

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GITA MITTAL/SINDHU SHARMA - SHATTERING THE GLASS CEILING

a day ago
in its 90-year history, the J&K High Court has got the first-ever woman Chief Justice and also a first woman judge. The women power would be at display at the High Court in a few days when Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal takes oath as the new Chief Justice of the J&K High Court and senior lawyer Sindhu Sharma joins as a new judge. In its 90 years of existence, the J&K High Court has had 107 judges and all of them have been men. Thus the appointment of Mittal and Sharma as judges marks an important milestone for the state’s judiciary. Sindhu Sharma, who was working as Assis...
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AKSHAY VENKATESH - MATHEMATICS’ HIGHEST HONOUR

a day ago
akshay Venkatesh, an Indian-born Australian mathematician, was one of the four winners of the prestigious Fields medal, also known as the Nobel prize for math. The Fields medals are awarded every four years to the most promising mathematicians under the age of 40. The New Delhi-born mathematician was recognised for his use of dynamics theory, which studies the equations of moving objects to solve problems in number theory, which is the study of whole numbers, integers and prime numbers. When Venkatesh was two-years-old, his parents moved to Perth. From his teenage years, Venkatesh had to deal with being called a ‘prodigy&r...
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DADARAO BILHORE - POTHOLE DADA

a week ago
When you’ve endured an extreme pain, you don’t want others to go through the same. Dadarao Bilhore, who lost his teenage son due to a pothole accident in Mumbai, is making sure that nobody else suffers the same fate. Mr Bilhore’ son Prakash died on July 28, 2015, after his bike fell into a deep pothole on a rainwater clogged Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) in Mumbai. Following his death, Mr Bilhore began filling up potholes in the city to avert such accidents. Mr Bilhore said, “I don’t want people to face the same fate as my son, Prakash.. I will keep working till India bec...
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ISHWAR SHARMA - 8-YEAR-OLD YOGA ACHIEVER

a week ago
An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy who is the under-11 UK national yoga champion has been named the ‘British Indian of the Year’ in the young achiever category for his accomplishments in the field.  Ishwar Sharma has won a string of titles in both individual and artistic yoga, most recently a gold medal representing Great Britain at the World Student Games 2018 in Winnipeg, Canada. “I believe I am competing with myself rather than anyone else, which makes me challenge myself to do the difficult postures,” said the schoolboy, who studies at St Michael’s Preparatory School in Kent. ...
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KUNDAN AND RITESH - BANKA UNNAYAN FOR MAOIST-HIT BIHAR

2 weeks ago
‘Banka Unnayan,’ a project devised by Kundan Kumar, the District Magistrate of Banka, and Eckovation, an education startup run by Ritesh Singh, a Chapra-born IIT Delhi graduate, is fostering an environment across public schools in the district that encourages active student and teacher participation, while building conceptual understanding through animated and interactive video lectures in maoist-hit Bihar District. Making matters harder, this district in the southeastern part of Bihar is marked by run-down schools with poor classrooms, not enough teachers and below par test scores. However, things have c...
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SIX PACK BAND - MUSIC BAND OF SIX SPECIAL KIDS

2 weeks ago
Music could be one of the best ways to break stereotypes and spread the message of inclusivity for children with special needs in our society. And when it is done by differently abled children who are talent powerhouses, that message is sure to hit home. In its second edition, Brooke Bond Red Label Tea and Y‐Films (the youth films wing of Yash Raj Films’) has launched a ‘Label Six Pack Band’, with the first single track ‘Jhakkad Pakkad Dance’, featuring six children with learning and development disorders. The title track will be followed by a launch of six songs as part of the ‘Issphesal&rsqu...
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HIMA DAS - NEW POSTER GIRL OF INDIAN ATHLETICS

3 weeks ago
Hima, the last of five children of a rice-growing farmer in Kandhulimari village, in central Assam, created history becoming the first Indian to win a track gold at a world meet.  It was not an unexpected gold for Hima, the first by Indian woman athlete at the World Under-20 Track and Field Championships. She went to Tampere, Finland, as a favourite, having clocked her best 51.13 seconds at the Inter-State Championships, her timing being better than that of her nearest competitor, Symone Mason of the US, whose personal best was 51.53 seconds. She started with 100 and 200 metres and has taken to running 400 metres les...
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NANURAM RAO - BLIND BOY CLEARS PRELIMS

3 weeks ago
Nothing is impossible, if you have faith and hard work, an example of this is a visually impaired young man living in Lohsar village of Rajasthan has cleared the IAS pre-examination.  Nanuram Rao wants to become a collector (IAS) after passing the mains examination. Nanuram Rao has told a media that if you have faith, hard work and dedication anything can be achieved. I am preparing for the IAS examination to fulfill my father’s dream, and have full confidence that I will make my father’s dream come true after passing this year’s examination. He lost his eyesight, when he was in class 6. Even...
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FAIZ MOHAMMED - DUBAI HONOURS FOR ‘GREEN MESSAGE’

4 weeks ago
The Dubai Municipality has honoured a 10-year-old Indian expat who turned his love for the Fifa World cup into an innovative way to reduce plastic bag waste. Using his own Eid money, Faiz Mohammed distributed hand-decorated reusable bags to a number of groceries near his home in Karama. To combat the excess wastage, he distributed the free tote bags in place of plastic ones. Abdul majeed Abdul aziz Saifaie, Director of Dubai’s Waste Management Department, named the youngster one of the Dubai Municipality’s Sustainability Ambassadors. The Sustainability Ambassador initiative was launched in 2013 with a view to train stu...
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SHRIDHAR CHILLAL - MAKING NAILS COUNT

4 weeks ago
Shridhar Chillal, an octogenarian from India, performed an ordinary chore that he had not done in the last 66 years - cut his fingernails - the longest in the world.  Chillal, also a Guinness World Record holder, did not cut the fingernails on his left hand since 1952 and had the longest fingernails in the world. But now at age 82, he finally  cut his nails. It is estimated that the nails have a combined length of 909.6 centimetres. Chillal’s longest single nail is his thumbnail, measuring 197.8 centimetres.  He had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2016 for having the ‘Lon...
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DR MAHI TALAT SIDDIQUI - MUSLIM LADY WRITES RAMAYANA

5 weeks ago
One Muslim lady from Kanpur is a perfect example for setting Intercommunity harmony. She has set a remarkable example to the society screaming out communal differences. While many are opposing the construction of the Ram Mandir, she has translated the text of Ramayana in Udru. Dr Mahi Talat Siddiqui, a resident of Prem Nagar area, is giving out a perfect message that she wanted the Muslim community - along with the Hindus - to be aware of the goodness of Ramayana. As she shares her experience of writing the epic tale, she says: “It took me more than one and a half years to translate it. I focused on the fact ...
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CHIEF JUSTICE SANJAY KAROL - “JUSTICE” IN WATER CONTROL ROOMS

5 weeks ago
Amongst the acute water crisis hit “Queen of the Hills” or Shimla, a wonderfully positive step has been taken by the state’s highest judicial authority the acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol. Chief Justice Sanjay Karol has been working on hearing the petitions regarding the water crisis case and while doing so he made up his mind to inspect the situation of water himself in the four water control rooms of Shimla Municipal Corporation. Justice Karol spent the entire night in the water control rooms alongside Senior Municipal Corporation officials to make sure that there is an undisturbed water suppl...