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Tuesday, 22-August-2017



13 weeks ago
Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi’s real estate company, Karrm Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., has donated 25 flats to Thane-based families of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers who lost their lives in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district after a group of Naxalites ambushed a road opening party (ROP) in March. The 25 flats will be allotted in Oberoi’s projects i.e. Karrm Residency and Karrm Panchtatva – phase 1, 2 and 3, in Shahapur district of Thane. Of these, 12 flats have been allotted in Karrm Residency.  


14 weeks ago
Charity by celebrities and power brands are a common tale, and some have made this as a tax saver in marking them as Corporate Social Responsibility. But an 84-year-old retired bank employee has tugged heartstrings by donating his entire life savings amounting to Rs. one crore to the National Defence Fund. Hailing from Gujarat’s Bhavnagar, Janardan Bhatt and his wife donated Rs one crore to national Defence Fund from their savings.    

Dr Vikram Vishal - CO2 Trappe

14 weeks ago
Dr Vikram Vishal, assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, has won the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) medal for Young Scientist 2017 for his discovery of a mechanism to capture CO2 from industrial units and inject it underground. “Natural gases have remained trapped in deep underground rock structures for several million years. This provided the idea to inject and store the greenhouse gases in rocks and prevent their release into the atmosphere,” says Dr Vikram Vishal.


15 weeks ago
Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Odisha won the jury prize gold medal at the 10th Moscow Sand Art Championship. The competition was held between 22nd and 28th April at Kolomenskoye, Moscow in Russia. The theme for the competition was “The world around us”. Pattnaik was the Indian representative in the competition, where 25 sculptors from different countries participated. The prize was awarded to Pattnaik in a ceremony by Pavel Menikov, the chief organiser of the event. Sudarsan later called on Pankaj Saran, the Indian ambassador to Russia, who congratulated him on winning the ...


15 weeks ago
Renowned filmmaker K Viswanath was given a standing ovation as he received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the 64th National Film Awards ceremony in Mumbai. A prominent name not just in Telugu cinema but also in Tamil and Hindi films, Viswanath, 87, became the 48th recipient of the Phalke award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which includes a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs, a citation and a shawl. An emotional Viswanath, who attended the ceremony with his wife Jaya Lakshmi, thanked his parents and fans in a brief acceptance speech. “It is an auspicious...

Prafulla Samantara-Green Nobel

16 weeks ago
Prafulla Samantara, has been single-handedly rallying Dongria Kondh tribals - indigenous to Odisha’s Niyamgiri Hills - into blocking multi-national conglomerate Vedanta from bauxite mining in the region. His 12-years struggle has now been recognized with prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize being bestowed on him. The prize, also known as Green Nobel prize, was announced in San Francisco last week. Samantara’s Lok Shakti Abhiyan, a civil rights organisation, was at the forefront of the protests in Niyamgiri in Lanjigarh district where Sterlite Industries, a subsidiary of Vedanta Alumina, was planning to set up...

A Human Computer!

16 weeks ago
Maths could be a scourge for many but is a child’s play for 13-year-old Aditi Sharma who can perform complex mathematical calculations in a matter of seconds. And she loves playing with mathematical problems more than toys and dolls that mnost he age do. Aditi emerged as the winner of the ‘listening competition’ in the 12th State level Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championship held here recently, where 60 students aged between 5-13 years showcased their calculation skills using UCMAS, an ABACUS arithmetic technique. She was awarded with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 5,100.  Aditi orally solved cal...


17 weeks ago
Four-hundred and thirty four children and counting   that’s the number of kids RPF officer, Rekha Mishra saved over a span of one year. Out of 1,150 children that the Railway Police saved, Mishra’s contribution came as a monumental achievement. Posted at the CST, Mumbai, Mishra believes that it has something to do with the station that she was able to rescue so many children. “Those who are lost, or don’t know their way around, or are troubled, they all get down at the last stop,” reports Mumbai Mirror. ...


17 weeks ago
While most people know about the United Nations, not many are aware of the intricacies behind how the body and its member states function. An Indian engineer has developed an open-source tool that helps users get a better comprehension of UN resolutions and gain better insight on how member states vote. Abdulqadir Rashik’s innovation has won a global contest called ‘Unite Ideas UNGAViz Textual Analysis and Visualisation Challenge’. The contest is a joint collaboration of the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the US Department of State. Abdulqadir, who is also an entrepreneur, has n...


18 weeks ago
Dr Daljeet Singh was awarded the prestigious Dr BC Roy Memorial Award in the field of medicine. Dr. Singh is working at Delhi’s GB Pant Super Specialty Hospital. On behalf of the Medical Council of India (MCI), these awards are given to doctors working in extraordinary medical fields. In the recent past, the President of India Pranab Mukherjee honoured him with this award. Dr Singh is a renowned neuro surgeon and is also headshospital’s department. He has been declared as an eminent teacher by the MCI. Significantly, Dr Singh has been a member...


18 weeks ago
There are people who try harder all the time, and do not give up. Pooja from Haryana is such a lady. Divyang Pooja got her first bank job in her early youth and now the Ability Award has been given to her in 2017 by the Ability Foundation of Chennai. As a reward, she was given a trophy, certificate and Rs one lakh. Pooja was the only Divyang in Haryana who got this honour. She lives in Rewari. She did not allow her disability to become a weakness, and she was able to fight against that challenge. Pooja got the bank job due to her willpower. She was normal and healthy at the time of birth, but after six months she started having ...


18 weeks ago
Shruti Shibulal, Promoter and Director - Strategy and Development, The Tamara has been named as Young Global Leader 2017 by World Economic Forum. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of over 800 enterprising, socially-minded men and women selected under the age of 40 from across the world. On its website, announcing the class of 2017, the World Economic Forum addressed Shruti Shibulal as an accomplished hospitality executive who has promoted and co-founded premium hospitality projects in India. She is among 100 young leaders, under the age of ...