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Tuesday, 22-August-2017


Chaitanya Karamchedu - Water, water everywhere

27 weeks ago
More than 1.2 billion people in the world lack access to clean drinking water. This is despite the fact that more than 70 per cent of the earth is covered with water. The main problem is that most of the available water is saline and hence unfit for drinking.  An Indian American teen, Chaitanya Karamchedu has discovered a novel, cost-effective way to desalinate the salt water and make it potable. Karamchedu is a senior at Jesuit High School Senior in Portland, Oregon. He was troubled by the pressing need for clean, drinking water and wanted to make it easily available. His love for science made him work for hours in sc...

DR SUBROTO DAS - Rescuing the roads

27 weeks ago
There is one death every four minutes on Indian roads. A lot of them could have been prevented had suitable help reached in time. Dr Subroto Das, from Vadodara, was selected for Padma Shri in the medicine category for his phenomenal work in saving lives on Indian highways. Das is founder of Lifeline Foundation, which operates in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Kerala and rescues the accident victims in time. Das feels that the award is not the end. “The award means more responsibility and inspires us more to work in this sector. We are also running a training programme ‘Vadodara Smart city a CPR city’ where w...

Meenakshi Raghavan - Meenakshi Martial Amma

28 weeks ago
“Learning Kalari boosts the self-confidence but it should not be used to attack anyone. Assaults against women have increased these days. They can learn Kalari for their self defense.” says, Meenakshi Amma. She is an expert in Kalaripayattu, a form of martial art in Kerala and now a Padma Shri awardee. “I dedicate all of this to my mentor and husband V V Raghavan, who showed me the world of Kalaripayattu.” Amma adds. 76 years old Meenakshi Raghavan, fondly called Meenakshi Amma,  is India’s oldest Kalaripayattu exponent. Even at this age, her hits and blocks, continues to amaze people. She...

Gullapalli Nageswara Rao - Eyeing the fame

28 weeks ago
Doctor Gullapalli N Rao was included in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRC) prestigious Ophthalmology Hall of Fame in 2017. He was honoured for the Hall of fame in the ASCRS annual meeting in Los Angeles on May 6th. The honour of inclusion in the Hall of fame is awarded to the people with outstanding contribution in the field of eye care. The award was introduced in year 1999. Since then, 55 scientists and physicists have been included in the ophthalmology Hall of Fame. G.N Rao is the founder and president of L. V Prasad Eye Institute. He is being honoured for the contribution of his eye care ...

CHANDRABHUSHAN - Tamso ma jyotirgamaya

29 weeks ago
 sanjay upadhyay “Bhaiya ji! Schoolwa me kab namma likhtai? Tolwan ke sab ladkawan schoolwa jaye laglai,…ta hamaar ladkawa kahe na padhtai?” (Bhaiya ji! When will the admission process start in the schools? All the boys of the group are going to school. Why can’t my son study?)  This heart-wrenching voice not only comes from Lal Bihari Maanjhi, Meena or Paaswan of the Musahar community but is echoing from every nook and corner of the society. The Musahar community now is craving for a new identity for its men, women and children after having lived for ages in a dark world. They want to be literated and independent and want to walk with their...


30 weeks ago
Tracing landmines used in wars is a massive headache for even top experts. But this 14-year-old has invented a drone especially for that purpose. For Harshvardhan Jwala of Gujarat, this is not a simple plaything. At his age he is perhaps India’s youngest crorepati, for the Gujarat government has signed an MOU with him worth Rs five crore for his consent and technological supervision of manufacturing the drone in bulk. Harshvardhan will be working closely with the state’s Ministry of Science & Technology. Harsh’s drone will not only trace out the landmines, but even deactivate them. The lad had been s...


30 weeks ago
Given that he had been managing the biggest cash cow of the Tata Group, Tata Consultancy Services, it was perhaps expected that N Chandrashekaran would become Ratan Tata’s ‘Bofors Gun’ in his final war with Cyrus Mistry, and that is precisely what has happened. Since Ratan would soon have to say ‘tata’ to his intermediary role of chairman, Chandrashekaran has been finally made the chairperson of Tata Sons. He had completed his Master’s degree in computer applications from Tamilnadu’s Tiruchirapalli Regional Engineering College in 1987. He had joined TCS soon after that. In 2009, and...


31 weeks ago
Viral Acharya has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. With a bright academic background, Acharya is believed to be an expert in finance. Forty-two-year old Acharya was working as a Professor of Economics in the Finance Department of New York University. He is known for his research in the field of risk analysis. In 1995, he got his degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT, Bombay. He did his PhD from Stern School of Business of New York University in 2001. He was teaching at London Business School from 2001 to 2008. Acharya was the member of Advisory Scientific Committee of European Systemic Ris...


31 weeks ago
India has never been short of child prodigies. At an age when most of the youngsters are busy clicking Instagram pictures and forwarding Whatsapp messages, Rohan Suri has cemented his place in history. Suri is merely 17, but he has already founded Averia Health Solutions, a healthcare firm. He created an app, kTrace, which diagnoses the concussions based on eye-tracking science. Users have to use a special headset with a smartphone . The headset consists of mirrors and LED lights and costs $50, or roughly Rs 3,400. The app uses the smartphone’s video camera to record the patient’s eye movement in response to visual s...


32 weeks ago
A nil Baijal , a 1969 batch IAS (Retd.) officer has become Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.  After the surprise resignation of former Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung this post was lying vacant.   70 years old Baijal is known as wonderful administrative officer. In 2006 he retired as the Secretary of Urban Development Ministry. In Atal Bihari’s NDA government, he was Union Home Secretary. He had worked successfully as the vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority. He was one of the members of Vivekananda International Foundation’s executive. Prime Minister’s national security adviser Ajit...

JUSTICE JS KHEHAR - a fearless judge

32 weeks ago
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar has been appointed the 44th Chief Justice of India. Sixty-four-year-old Justice Khehar is the first Chief Justice belonging to the Sikh community. President Pranab Mukherjee swore him in under oath for confidentiality and the position. Last month the former Chief Justice TS Thakur recommended appointing Supreme Court Senior Justice JS Khehar as his replacement. Justice Khehar will have a little more than seven months in his term. He will stay in office till August  7, 2017. In addition to heading the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Justice Khehar has also chai...


33 weeks ago
A man named Vasant Sharma daily travels 6 km in bicycle to collect and distribute chapattis to the homeless and the needy people. He does this on a daily basis without any fail. By the grace of God, this old man has not came across any disease.  Everyday Vasant Sharma, rides on his bicycle and knocks at 250 houses and gets either chapattis or pulses. The collection work is done till 5 o’clock. The distribution work is completed by 6 o’clock. His works of social service started when some people came to him last year. They were in search of a person who would be able to go to the town and get help from others...