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Wednesday, 26-September-2018

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HIMA DAS - NEW POSTER GIRL OF INDIAN ATHLETICS

9 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

9 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’

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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...
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MANOJ KUMAR - DOUBLES UP AS LIFE GUARD

12 weeks ago
Manoj Kumar Saini runs a juice stall near the Ganga canal on the outskirts of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Nothing unusual about that, you say? Well, Manoj is not any other roadside vendor.  The Ganga canal is infamously known as a “suicide point”, and many people have taken their lives there. Coincidentally, Manoj’s stall is located in the same spot and one terrible incident that he witnessed, encouraged him to become a saviour for those who attempt suicide there. Speaking about the incident, Manoj said, “The first time I saw a man jumping into the canal, I was shocked. For a m...
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DISABLED MP SWIMMER CROSSES ENGLISH CHANNEL

12 weeks ago
Seeking to show the world that he is as capable as the next person, disabled swimmer Satendra Singh created history on Sunday by crossing the English Channel on Sunday. He was the part of a swimming relay team which, for the first time saw four para swimmers from India cross the English Channel.  He completed the channel in 12 hour and 26 minutes. Satendra can’t walk. He is an employee of state government based in Indore. Gwalior swimmer was joined by three others who attempted the daring feat in June this year. In May last year, Singh had completed a 36-km swim in Arabian Sea, clocking in at 5 ho...
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SUDEEKSHA BHATI - TEA-SELLER’S DAUGHTER GETS RS. 3.8 CRORE SCHOLARSHIP

13 weeks ago
Sudeeksha Bhati is a girl who many may look at and ignore. Until you notice the sparkle in the eye of the young girl who not only dreams to change the world but is working towards it. Daughter of a tea seller, Sudeeksha is the first generation learner of her family. Her father barely manages the family expenses with his meagre annual earnings of Rs 72,000. But Sudeeksha believed she can change all that and she is all set to do so. She scored an excellent 98% in her CBSE Board Examinations and has topped her district. And now she is off to USA to study. Sudeeksha has been awarded a full scholarship of 70,428 USD per semester...
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ACHILLES THE 'PSYCHIC' CAT

13 weeks ago
Achilles, a white-furred Hermitage male cat reputed to have psychic powers, has predicted that the Russian team will win a match against Egypt during the FIFA World Cup in St. Petersburg on June 19. The oracle cat was offered two bowls with food and the national teams’ flags at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city. The food was spooned from one package for an accurate prediction. The cat immediately headed to the Russian flag and ate all the food from the bowl. However, Achilles later puzzled the spectators by eating from the bowl with the Egyptian flag. The organiz...
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KALPANA KUMARI - BIHAR GIRL ACES NEET MEDICAL ENTRANCE

14 weeks ago
Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari topped the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges. Scoring 171 of 180 marks in Physics, 160 of 180 in Chemistry and 360 of 360 in Biology she secured 99.99 percentile with 691 marks of 720. Kalpana, who is a resident of Shivhar district in Bihar, came to Delhi to prepare for the examination. Kalpana said that she had been hardworking from the start and used to study for about 12-13 hours a day while she was preparing for NEET. Sharing her success mantra, Kalpana said that she studied NCERT books and her coaching material carefully. She also appe...
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AYAN GOGOI - 4-YEAR-OLD NAMED ‘YOUNGEST AUTHOR OF INDIA’

14 weeks ago
At this early age when children hardly know how to write a word or two, this young exuberant kid already holds a record for his excellent writing of a book about bees. Ayan loves to learn a new thing every day, his amazing grasping power propounded him to write. This genius began his writing when he started to feel his desire of love for words, colours, sound, and taste with his yearning observation. The young author writes about anything and everything that catch his fancy eyes ‘I see what is happening around and write about it’ says Ayan. The four-year-old considers his grandfather as his role model. Hi...