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Tuesday, 12-December-2017

anshu-jamsenpa - indian-mountaineer-breaks-record


28 weeks ago
An Indian climber reached Mount Everest’s summit of for the second time in less than a week, setting a women’s record for a double ascent of the world’s highest mountain in a single season. Anshu Jamsenpa, 37, returned from the 8,848-metre (29,028-feet) peak on May 16, before turning around after a short rest to repeat the feat.        The current female record, certified by Guinness World Records, is held by Nepali climber Chhurim Sherpa, who in 2012 became the first woman to scale the peak twice in a season. Anshu intended to make the summit in 2014 but the climbing season was cancell...
rehana-ameer - india-born-woman-is-london-councillor


28 weeks ago
A 43-year-old UK entrepreneur has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK. Rehana Ameer, who was born and raised in Chennai, contested from Vintry ward in the City of London County as an independent candidate. She was elected as a councillor to the Court of Common Council, becoming the   first India-born woman to be elected to the City of London Corporation. “As an elected councillor, my key focus areas are road safety, improved air quality, mental health and better representation of all types of businesses as part of the Brexit negotiations,” Rehana said. ...
Sedunath-Prabhakar - At-Victoria


29 weeks ago
A painter from Kerala, Sedunath Prabhakar, settled in Melbourne, has become the first Indian painter to get an invitation from the Parliament of Victoria in Melbourne to exhibit his painting at the Queen’s Hall of the complex. The “Pride of Australia” exhibition will showcase portraits of 50 prominent Australians drawn from a wide and varying cultural, social and political spectrum on a 50-metre single long canvas. It would be displayed on May 24 and 25. 


29 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.  


30 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

30 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.


31 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 ...


31 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

32 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!

32 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...


33 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. ...


33 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...