While Anushka Panda topped the CBSE class 10 examinations in the differently-abled category, what she’s most proud of is not using the extra half-an-hour in each paper, to which she is legally entitled. A student in Gurgaon’s Suncity School, she scored 97.8 per cent overall.
Anushka was provided a special bench by the school. The 14-year-old girl suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that diminishes her physical strength and affects her motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. The disorder also affects mobility. As a result, she is wheelchair bound and needs to take frequent breaks.
A Cuttack-based tea seller D Prakash Rao, was lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 44th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Starting at the mere age of 6, Rao has been selling tea for the past 54 years.
Due to financial problems, he was not able to continue studies after class five despite getting a distinction. However, Rao accepted this as a challenge and today he lives his dream through nurturing the lives of 70-75 slum children in his school.
“Around 70-75 students study in my school. Their parents are not much concerned about their studies. Even these children didn’t want to ...
Legendary singer Asha Bhosle was conferred the Banga Bibhushan, the West Bengal Government’s highest award, by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday.
“I am elated that Asha Bhosle has accepted our invitation and has taken the pain to come here. We can never forget her contribution,” Banerjee said at the event.
Bengali matinee idol Prosenjit Chatterjee and Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen (retd) also received the Banga Bibhushan.
On Banerjee’s request, the veteran singer mesmerised everyone by rendering a Bengali song.
Banerjee said “one cannot forget Bhosle’s connection...
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has got its first female turbaned Sikh auxiliary police officer, whose induction aims to motivate others to join law enforcement and help create better understanding of Sikhism.
Gursoach Kaur will join the New York Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) after graduating last week from the New York City Police Academy.
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri also tweeted about Kaur, expressing hope that a turbaned lady officer will help create better understanding of Sikhism in the US
“Delighted to see a turbaned lady offic...
He is an IAS officer, a badminton champion, and has not let his disability prevent him from following his dreams.
Meet Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, an IAS officer of the 2007 batch of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, who is the current District Magistrate of Allahabad. He is also a self-taught badminton player who has successfully unfurled the Indian flag in several tournaments over the years. Suhas’s one-legged congenital deformity has never been an obstruction for him in any way.
Suhas entered the 4th Turkish Para-Badminton International Championship 2018 tournament with zeal and the determination to do his best for ...
Chennai-born VijayakumarRagavi, now a Singaporean citizen, topped the list of 611 other students from secondary and tertiary institutions.
She has won this year’s A*Star Talent Search award in Singapore for her study of genetic heart disease “hypertrophic cardiomyopathy”.
She has been awarded a cash prize, a sponsored trip to an overseas conference and a trophy as well as a certificate for winning the competition.
“It is estimated to be the most genetic heart disease in the world. People with the disease often suffer from arrhythmia induced sudden cardiac death,” Ragavi said.
Two civil services aspirants from Phulambri town in Aurangabad district cleared the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination after 70 years of Independence. Sheikh Salman Patel, son of a farmer in a small town in Maharashtra, broke down into tears after getting to know that he cleared the civil services exams.
Aspirants Sheikh Salman Patel and Mohammed Nooh Siddiqui, ranked 339 and 326 respectively in the civil services examinations.
“We meet our expenses by doing farming on two acres of land that we have. I still cannot believe that I have cleared the Civil Services Exam. I will serve people to the...
Dhaval Udani, an alumnus of IIM (Ahmedabad), seems to think so!
Recognising the need to have a platform that assists NGOs in accepting payments and fulfilling all their requirements, Dhaval, an alumnus of IIM (Ahmadabad) founded DanaMojo, a one-of-its-kind portal that provides a smart and intuitive payment platform which works for both NGOs and their donors. The platform started off two years ago with about 60 NGOs and today, more than 500 NGOs have signed up with them.
“For donors to keep donating, it is important that the NGO engages with them. The idea of DanaMojo germinated from this thought, in an ...
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on April 27, declared the final results of Civil Service examinations 2017. Hyderabad’s Anudeep Durishetty has topped the list.
On cracking one of the toughest recruitment exams, Anudeep Durishetty said that his journey was not an easy one.
“This is my fifth attempt. I have failed thrice before, and the journey was not easy for me. However, I am now extremely happy with my achievement, and I am grateful to everyone who supported me through thick and thin,” he said.
28-year-old Anudeep, who has served as an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer for t...
A campaign to send girls to school by the administration and local residents has borne fruit a year after it was launched in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district, with female enrollment skyrocketing to over 90 percent.
With the drive, the administration also ended up collecting about Rs 10 crore for the improving education infrastructure in schools. The special drive, named Udaan, brought a paradigm shift in girls’ education in Chittorgarh. Inderjeet Singh, District Collector, Chittorgarh, said.
“The campaign, launched in January last year, was aimed at breaking people’s cynicism that a girl was...
Bhakti Sharma, who returned from the United States to successfully contest sarpanch election in Barkhedi Abdulla village on the outskirts of Bhopal, was included in the list of top 100 most influential women in India. A post graduate in political science, Bhakti had shifted to the US with her uncle’s family in Texas after completing studies.
However, Bhakti realised that she wanted to serve society and returned to her native village in India, refusing jobs with hefty packages in the US. Having decided to pursue full-time social work, in November 2014, she decided to take the electoral plunge and was elected the sarpanch of Barkhedi. By ensuring the effective implemen...
A 13-year-old boy became the youngest developer of a drone and registered himself in the India Book of Records.
Aryaman Verma has built a Quadcopter which is capable of flying up to 70 feet high.
Aryaman’s family has sent his name for the Guinness Book of World Records after he got registered in the India Book of Records.
His mother has expressed hope for him to get selected among the world record holders. Drones are mainly used for military and surveillance purposes like bomb detection, air strikes, filming and journalism and many others.