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.
A Class X student of a private school in Coimbatore performed three different difficult yoga postures in an attempt to create Guinness record. The student S Vaishnavi, 15, performed contortion chest roll and put six eggs in cups using feet while in a contortion chest stand both in record time.
Vaishnavi of Park Global School broke the earlier record of 15.54 seconds for travelling 20m in contortion chest roll position by doing it in 13.8 seconds and broke the 21.52-second record for placing six eggs in cups using feet while in a contortion chest stand by doing it in 18.28 seconds, said a release. She broke the record for ...
In Commonwealth Games 217 players from India are participating in which these five states have sent 98 players
Even though the population of Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Jharkhand and Manipur comprise only 9% of the country’s population, they account for 45% of the Indian team sent to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Not only that, Manipur which has a population of only 3 million, has 9 players participating in the Commonwealth Games. That means, one player out of every three lakh population is representing their state.
The population of Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Jharkhand and Manipur is around 12.11...
We live in a patriarchal society where most rituals are performed by a male priest. One would have hardly seen a female priest performing rituals at a wedding or any other auspicious occasion. However, women are now fighting these social barriers across all spheres.
One of them is Kolkata’s Nandini Bhowmik, a woman priest who is solemnising wedding ceremonies without performing patriarchal rituals like kanyadaan.
Nandini Bhowmik is trying to do away with the patriarchal mindset where parents treat their daughter like a commodity, renounce her custody, and give her away as daan. Apart from her role as a priest, Nandini also works as a Sanskrit professor and a drama a...
The Versova beach in Mumbai welcomed around 80 palm-sized turtles, making their way slowly but surely in the Arabian Sea.
The turtles in question are Olive Ridley Turtle, and their eggs hatched on a Mumbai beach after 20 years, and it was all thanks to the efforts of hundreds of Mumbaikars who have been cleaning the Versova beach for over two years now.
The Olive Ridley Turtle have been classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as vulnerable specie, which are likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening their survival and reproduction improve.
According to WWF India, &ldqu...
29-year-old Ranjinikant Mendhe, the only government-appointed schoolteacher for the village of Chandar in the Velhe taluk of Maharashtra, travels 50 kilometres everyday to teach one student.
And this, he has been doing for eight long years!
Chandar is an isolated village located about 100 kms away from Pune, and lack of even rudimentary roads makes it even more difficult and risky to reach the village that is home to 15 huts, 60 residents and a large population of snakes.
With the exception of eight-year-old Yuvraj Sangale, there isn’t a single child from the village who studies at the tiny four-walled...
Announced on the eve of International women’s day, the investments focused in India, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will target four key priorities - advancing gender equality, spreading digital financial inclusion, increasing job opportunities, and supporting the agricultural sector and women’s support groups.
“One of the most profound ways a woman can make life better for herself and her family is to take control of her economic future,” said Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“When women have money in their hands and the authority to choose how to spend ...