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Saturday, 24-February-2018

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LT. COL SRINIVAS GOKULNATH - THE DOCTOR’S FEAT IN SPORT

28 weeks ago
Lt. Col Srinivas Gokulnath became the first Indian to complete Race Across America (RAAM) 2017 after cycling 4,900 km across 12 states. It took him eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes to make history as the world’s first Indian to complete RAAM. He was one of the nine men who reached the finish line with an average speed of 10.86 miles an hour, Srinivas secured the seventh position. Race Across America (RAAM) is considered as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but also the greater athletic community. RAAM is about 30 per cent longer than Tour de France while being a continu...
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Lilly Singh: UNICEF APPOINTS LILLY SINGH

29 weeks ago
UNICEF appointed Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh as its newest Global Goodwill Ambassador at a special event in New Delhi last week. Lilly was in the National capital to support UNICEF’s Youth4Change initiative, a programme for youth that brings them together to support their peers and communities in taking action on issues such as health, hygiene, child labour and gender equality. “I’m honoured to join UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador and to use my voice to support its mission of reaching every child. It’s time to stand for what your kids want and not society,” Lilly said. The YouTuber, famous as ‘Superwoman’, said she...
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Harmanpreet Kaur : Learning cricket with the boys

29 weeks ago
Punjab girl Harmanpreet Kaur  virtually led India single-handedly into the  final of the Women’s World Cup in England with her superlative unbeaten knock of 171, edging out title holders Australia. When she was growing up and showed interest in sports, her father got her a hockey stick. But she preferred to use the bat instead and play cricket – that too with boys of her neighbourhood as no other girl played cricket. Hailing from Moga district in Punjab, Harmanpreet’s family has been rejoicing for the past 18 hours in their daughter’s glory, achieved in Derby. The mobile phone of her father, Harmandar Singh Bhullar, the house telephone and ph...
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Arpan Doshi - youngest doctor in UK

30 weeks ago
Britain’s youngest physician, Arpan Doshi, an Indian-origin doctor is set to start working at a hospital in northeast England. Only 21 years old, he is going to start his work as a junior doctor in York starting next month. Doshi graduated from the University of Sheffield on July 17 with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery Arpan is going to beat the previous record of youngest doctor to start work in UK by 17 days. Doshi said he didn’t realise that he would be the youngest person to qualify until a friend checked it out online. Until the age of 13, Doshi attended a local school in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Then he moved with his entire fam...
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P V Sindhu: Sportsperson of the Year

31 weeks ago
Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was honoured with the Sportsperson of the Year award during the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Awards held recently.The awards have been organised by Sports Illustrated India Magazine and were given to various sportspersons for their achievements including Sindhu. Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand received  the Coach of the Year award while the Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh was honoured with the Living Legend of the Year award. Interestingly it was Sindhu who presented the award to ‘Gopi Sir’.Young India cricketer K L Rahul, who made a mark in the last Test series against Australia, w...
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Joba Murmu: S.A. award TO TRIBAL TEACHER

31 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’

32 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

32 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

33 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

33 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

34 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

34 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...