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Tuesday, 20-February-2018

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Skydiving in nine-yards sari

a day ago
35-year-old Pune adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan has set a new record by becoming the first Indian to skydive sporting a colourful “Nav-wari sari”. This Padma Shri laureate, and mother of two sons, was able to skydive twice from an aircraft at a staggering height of around 13,000 ft above the world-famous tourist resort of Pattaya on February 12, with strong winds from the Gulf of Thailand lashing all through her descent. With the International Women’s Day coming up next month, Shital said she wanted to prove that Indian women can not only carry the sari graciously in their routine lives, but can also use it for high adventure like skydiving. Reco...
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Indian teen sets swimming record

a day ago
India’s Rohan More has become the first Asian swimmer and the youngest ever to swim across the Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand. The teenager from Pune completed the feat in eight hours and 37 minutes. Starting from the North Island in temperatures of around 19 degrees Celsius, More battled inclement weather and sudden drop in temperature to complete the task. With this feat, More became the ninth person in the world to complete the Ocean’s Seven marathon. The Ocean’s Seven consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Cat...
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DEEPANJALI DALMIA - ‘HEYDAY’ TO THE RESCUE OF WOMEN’S HYGIENE

a week ago
Having grown up and studied in women’s only institutions like Carmel Convent School in New Delhi for 14 years and Barnard College in Columbia University, New York, Deepanjali Dalmia always had a feminist drive within her. If there was one thing she was clear about- she wanted to do everything in her power to empower other women. Probably the push that made her quit her well-paying job as a financial consultant at Ernst & Young (New York) in 2015 and venture into the personal hygiene sector to start her own company – Heyday – a complete end-to-end biodegradable and organic sanitary napkin to help wome...
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GARIMA SINGH - AN EXTRA MILE FOR MEMORABLE FIRST LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO CHILDREN

a week ago
It all started when Garima Singh, an IPS-turned-IAS officer, took over her post in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand, and noticed the dilapidated state of a local anganwadi. She recognised the importance of good-quality education, and thus decided to adopt the anganwadi in Matwari Masjid Road and transform it into the first model centre in the district. Spending Rs 50,000 out of her own savings, Garima got the entire building freshly painted with alphabets adorning the walls and had a bright hoarding fixed at the entrance. Additionally, she equipped the preschool with educational materials like charts, learning blocks...
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A.J. PAULRAJ - US PATENT OFFICE HONOURS AJ PAULRAJ

2 weeks ago
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has inducted Indian-born Stanford University Emeritus Professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj into its National Inventors Hall of Fame for developing wireless technology to transmit and receive data at high speeds, the agency of the US Department of Commerce said on Monday. “Paulraj, 73, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his pioneering work on developing wireless technology to transmit and receive data at high speeds,” the agency said in an e-mail to IANS from Washington, DC. The agency awarded Paulraj a patent in 1992 for inventing Mu...
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SHESH ANAND MADHUKAR - SAHITYA AKADEMI’S BHASHA SAMMAN

2 weeks ago
Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar, who has been working extensively for the development of the language, was honoured with this year’s Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award on Wednesday. The second writer of Magahi language to be given the award, Madhurkar was conferred the award, comprising a Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento, by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. “Sahitya Akademi currently honours writers from 24 regional languages, but Bhasha Samman identifies those languages which are equally spoken in different parts of the country. The award is an attempt to make the writers of other ...
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INDIA’S FIRST BIKER WOMEN CONTINGENT

3 weeks ago
This Republic Day, brace yourselves for a new biker contingent which will be a part of the grand national parade which marches down Rajpath, India’s ceremonial boulevard. These bikers are gearing up to stun the country with their breathtaking stunts and acrobatics. As per tradition, the parade is concluded by either the BSF or Army contingent of men daredevils, on an alternative basis. But this year, an all-women biker contingent from the Border Security Force (BSF) will do the honours. Christened ‘Seema Bhavani’ or Border Bravehearts, the 113-member squad includes women aged between 25-30 years, who have been ...
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Victoria - The Life & Archives Of Mahatma

3 weeks ago
More than 1,000 archival photographs, over 130 minutes of footage, 60 minutes of film clips and 20 voice recordings of Gandhi’s speeches – come April, all these archives are on the cards of Australia in form of a four-month long digital interactive exhibition showcasing the life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi at Victoria’s Immigration Museum, to build a cultural understanding about India among the residents. State Premier Daniel Andrews, who is currently on his first official visit to India, announced the same after touring the Mahatma Gandhi Exhibition in Delhi. “Mahatma Gandhi was an i...
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SANHITA - AGAINST THE TABOO OF RE-MARRIAGE

4 weeks ago
Our society is plagued with a lot of taboos. One of them is widow remarriage. But in a sign of the changing times, a young woman has got her widowed mother married despite opposition from society and family. Geeta Agarwal was 52-year-old when her husband Mukesh died of cardiac arrest in 2016. The Jaipur school teacher went into depression, which worsened when her younger daughter Sanhita moved to Gurgaon in March, 2017, for work. Worried over the condition of her mother, Sanhita decided to do something that takes a lot of emotional strength, sensibility and courage. She set out on the mission to find a suitable match...
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NIKLAUS-SAMUEL GUGGER - ABANDONED CHILD NOW A SWISS PARLIAMENTARIAN

4 weeks ago
His biological mother Anasuiya could never have imagined that Niklaus-Samuel Gugger, whom she abandoned in a hospital 48 years ago just after his birth, would be the first Indian to be elected to the Swiss parliament. Born in CSI Lombard Memorial Hospital, run by Basel Mission, in Karnataka’s Udupi town, on May 1, 1970, Niklaus was adopted by a Swiss couple within a week of his abandonment Niklaus’s new parents -- Fritz and Elizbeth -- took him to Kerala when he was just 15 days old and they lived there for around four years before moving to their native place in Switzerland. There, Niklaus had to drive trucks...
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DIPTANSHU AND MUKUL MALVIYA - SIBLINGS WHO BRAINSTORMED THE WRAPPER PICKER MACHINE

5 weeks ago
Diptanshu and Mukul Malviya, former students of the St Paul’s Secondary School in Sirohi, Rajasthan, were at a bus station one day when they happened to see a sweeper working. The middle-aged man worker was picking up litter, and the sight of an old-man having to bend over-and-over again moved the brothers enough to brainstorm a brilliant idea.Following this, the two brothers got down to work and built a wrapper picker machine, in an effort to help sanitation workers across the country. Easy to operate and maintain, the machine is flexible.Roller combs attached to a rolling base, pick up trash, like paper plates, napkins, ...
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JAHNAVI MAGANTI - THE LARGEST PAINTING BY FEET

5 weeks ago
A girl from Hyderabad has painted a surface of 140 square metres with her feet in an attempt to enter Guinness World Records. Jahnavi Maganti, 18, has claimed to have created the record of “The largest painting by feet” by an individual. A student of Britain’s University of Warwick, she has broken the current world record of 100 square metres. Jahnavi is an artist, dancer, classical music singer and a national level basketball player. She also has the unique ability of painting while dancing. She recently painted a lotus and a peacock feather with her feet while dancing.