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Friday, 20-October-2017

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Joba Murmu: S.A. award TO TRIBAL TEACHER

13 weeks ago
The 2017 Sahitya Akademi Award was presented to a tribal woman from Jamshedpur for her collection of short stories for children.The winning title, ‘Olon Baha’, means imaginary bloom in Santhali, Joba Murmu’s award winning collection is laced with moral values for little ones.The author, a schoolteacher at Bal Vikas primary school in Karandih has been writing books since 2009. She was completely taken by surprise upon been bestowed with the literary honour.“Although the book is interesting, I was not very sure it would be selected by the Akademi, Joba said. In the last eight years, Joba has authored five pieces, including translations of works by two ic...
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SONAL BABERWAL - SONAL ‘KALPANA’

14 weeks ago
A  21-year-old girl from Amaravati in Maharashtra, Sonal Baberwal, is the first winner of the Kalpana Chawla scholarship of the International Space University (ISU) at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. The Kalpana Chawla scholarship project at the ISU has been established to honour Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla, who died in the space shuttle Columbia accident, on February 1, 2003. The  scholarship is a commitment for creating building blocks that are necessary for India to maintain its leadership in the global space community and market place”.
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JJ KAPUR - TALK TANK KAPUR

14 weeks ago
An Indian-American student in the US has won this year’s National Speech and Debate Tournament, considered to be the most prestigious high school competition in the country. JJ Kapur composed his own persuasive speech titled ‘Let’s Dance’, addressing a social issue. His speech, which won the competition in the category of original oratory, started out with a lively Bollywood dance and focused on his experiences as a Sikh-American youth.  “I found that the story of Bollywood was just that, a story....And this disconnect between story and reality extends far beyond India’s bor...
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KAVITA DEVI - MAKING HISTORY

15 weeks ago
South Asian Games gold medalist and former powerlifter, Kavita Devi is set to appear in World Wrestling Entertainment. She will be the first Indian female wrestler to have been selected to participate in Mae Young Classic, WWE’s first tournament for women. Devi hails from Haryana and underwent rigorous training under former WWE Champion, The Great Khali at his Punjab-based wrestling promotion and training academy. The wrestler came into limelight after participating in the WWE Dubai try-out in April this year. Her strong performance impressed the talent scouts. Former WWE Champion, The Great Khali has been training ...
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Dnyaneshwar Yewatkar - CYCLIST MESSENGER

15 weeks ago
A 26-year-old Indian social worker has embarked on a three-year ‘Pedaling for Peace’ cycling expedition across the world to spread Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings among school children. Dnyaneshwar Yewatkar, who hails from Sewagram Ashram at Wardha in Maharashtra, said he has completed 8,642 Km of 70,000 Km of his global cycling expedition. His expedition will be completed on October 2, 2019, in Pakistan, on Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. “I have travelled over the last eight months through the Indo-China border and ASEAN, meeting beautiful people who have been very warm in hosting me and givin...
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KHUSHBOO AKASH - GEM OF AN APPROACH

16 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was recently presented with a unique artwork made of pearls. Khushboo Akash Davda, the creator of the image, amazingly used over five lakh pearls to create this wonderful  artwork. A thread of length 10 km has been used in the process. The artwork which has dimensions of 7 feet by 7 feet, took approximately 850 hours for Khushboo Akash Davda to prepare. It is perhaps one of a kind of piece in the world. 
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NEERU CHADHA - SEA LAW TRIBUNAL JUDGE

16 weeks ago
Law expert Neeru Chadha has been elected a judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and will be the first Indian woman to serve on the 21-member court. Last week, she won a nine-year term on the tribunal that adjudicates disputes arising over the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The tribunal was set up in 1996 and is based in Hamburg, Germany. Chadha was the only candidate from the Asia-Pacific Group to be elected in the first round, where the 168 countries voted. Chadha was the first woman to be the chief legal adviser to the Indian government and her career includes s...
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JHULAN GOSWAMI - CAUGHT THEM OUT!

17 weeks ago
At the time when Indian cricket team is making news in the international arena, Jhulan Goswami is also adding a feather to the Indian women cricket team. Jhulan has become the leading wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals with a record of 180 wickets.  She surpassed Australian bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick.  But the journey as a cricketer was not easy for Jhulan. Born in the small town of Nadia district of West Bengal Jhulan was the longest girl in her town. If she walked on the road, then people will look back and see. The cricket became an obsession for her since childhood. Her father who worked in Air Indi...
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JASVINDER SANGHERA - WINGS OF FREEDOM

17 weeks ago
52-year-old Jasvinder Sanghera is becoming a pivotal pillar to those helpless women who want to get rid of the clutches of forced marriage.  Her nonprofit organisation Karma Nirvana helps women who are trapped in an abusive relationship or want to escape the prospect of forced marriage and are the victim of any kind of “honour” based crime. She is a highly acclaimed international speaker and an expert advisor to the courts. Jasvinder is recognised as bringing the issue of forced marriage into the public domain. The author of two best-selling books- Shame, which described her own experiences, and Daughters of Sha...
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PAWAN KUMAR-THE SMART DUSTBIN

18 weeks ago
There are several types of campaigns going on across the country with relation to ‘Swatcch Bharat,’ and some exciting innovations are being witnessed. A smart-dustbin made by Pawan Kumar, a BTech student from Ghaziabad of UP, is causing great interest in this connection. Recently, Pawan showed this dustbin to BJP MP and Delhi state party president Manoj Tiwari, who liked it very much. He has promised to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi about this invention soon. Pawan has been asked to keep all the preparations ready for this. Pawan is now doing B.Tech with computer science. In the first year of his studies, tech sa...
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PENN LONG-WATCHED YOUTUBE,MADE AIRCRAFT

18 weeks ago
You Tube videos are not only entertaining but also manyof them are highly educative.  They include anything from school studies instructions to rather crazy ways of solving math problems, to education on the environment and climate change and what to do about these problems. Everything can be learned here, from the studies in various subjects to dance. But can anyone even learn to build an aircraft  by watching a YouTube video? Yes, this is possible and it has been proved by Cambodia’s car mechanic Penn Long. Learning from YouTube, he not only made a craft, but also accomplished the flight. Interestingly, Penn made...
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Tanishaa moots a trees NGO

19 weeks ago
Actress Tanishaa Mukherji says that she plans to start an NGO dedicated to tree planting. She also urged people to feed people as she feels starvation is the biggest problem in the country. “We as a family are associated with an NGO that fights against cancer, I am planning to start my own NGO too which will be about tree planting initiative. Keeping the kids alive is very important as they are the future generation,” Tanishaa told IANS on phone from the city of joy. KFC India marked the one-year milestone of its anti-hunger campaign add HOPE and Tanishaa joined in the celebrations with children from Towards Future School, where the brand through Smile F...