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Wednesday, 26-September-2018

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JUSTICE GITA MITTAL TO BE CONFERRED ‘NARI SHAKTI’ AWARD

28 weeks ago
Justice Mittal is one of the 30 individual awardees who have been selected for the Puraskar. “President Ram Nath Kovind will present awards at a special ceremony to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan on International Women’s Day on Thursday,” the press statement said. “To acknowledge women’s achievements, the government of India confers Nari Shakti Puraskars on eminent women and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of women empowerment. “This year, 30 individual awardees and nine institutional awardees are selected for these Puraskars. The Ministry of...
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AVANI CHATURVEDI - FIRST MIG-21 FEMALE PILOT OF INDIA

29 weeks ago
Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter pilot to fly solo. Ms Chaturvedi on Monday flew a MiG-21 Bison, which has the highest landing and take-off speed in the world. This was her first training solo sortie and she flew it for 30 minutes in Gujarat’s Jamnagar airbase, an Indian Air Force official said. The fighter stream was opened for women in 2015 and Avani Chaturvedi, along with two other women - Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth - were inducted into the Indian Air Force fighter squadron in 2016. The three women have since then undergone strenuous training programme to fl...
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ARUNA REDDY - MASTER GYMNAST WINS WORLD CUP

29 weeks ago
The Gymnastics World Cup 2018 in Melbourne will go down in history as India got its first ever bronze medal in the women’s vault event.  The feat was achieved by Aruna Reddy, who finished after Slovenia’s Tjasa Kysslef and Australia’s Emily Whitehead, with a score of 13.649. A total of 16 countries were part of the World Cup series event this year. The vault, made famous throughout India by Dipa Karmakar, once again proved the launch pad for a woman gymnast from the country. This time, it was for this lesser-known training partner of the Tripura girl known for her fondness for the death-defying Prod...
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GULAM JEELANI - FIRST KASHMIRI IN AFPP FELLOWSHIP

30 weeks ago
In a first, a Kashmiri journalist has been chosen for a fellowship in the US funded by a foundation started by prominent Indian-American entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Frank Islam and his wife Debbie Driesman. Gulam Jeelani is a Delhi-based Kashmiri journalist who covers politics, development and socio-economic issues for a renowned media house. He has now become the first Kashmiri journalist to have been awarded the Alfred Friendly Press Partners programme (AFPP) fellowship that brings journalists from around the world to the US for a six month programme. The programme includes training at the Missouri School ...
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RAJ SHAH - THE BRIGHTEST IN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

30 weeks ago
Raj Shah, the Deputy Press Secretary of President Donald Trump, addressed a media briefing at the White House, becoming the first Indian-American to do so. Shah, 32, was filling in the shoes of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who was away on a vacation. Ahead of his briefing, Sanders took to Twitter and described Shah as “one of the best and the brightest in the Trump administration”. Shah was asked questions about Trump’s thoughts concerning legal immigration as it affects Indian immigrants, and those applying for Green Cards through the normal route, as well as on lifting the ...
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Skydiving in nine-yards sari

31 weeks ago
35-year-old Pune adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan has set a new record by becoming the first Indian to skydive sporting a colourful “Nav-wari sari”. This Padma Shri laureate, and mother of two sons, was able to skydive twice from an aircraft at a staggering height of around 13,000 ft above the world-famous tourist resort of Pattaya on February 12, with strong winds from the Gulf of Thailand lashing all through her descent. With the International Women’s Day coming up next month, Shital said she wanted to prove that Indian women can not only carry the sari graciously in their routine lives, but can also use it for high adventure like skydiving. Reco...
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Indian teen sets swimming record

31 weeks ago
India’s Rohan More has become the first Asian swimmer and the youngest ever to swim across the Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand. The teenager from Pune completed the feat in eight hours and 37 minutes. Starting from the North Island in temperatures of around 19 degrees Celsius, More battled inclement weather and sudden drop in temperature to complete the task. With this feat, More became the ninth person in the world to complete the Ocean’s Seven marathon. The Ocean’s Seven consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Cat...
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DEEPANJALI DALMIA - ‘HEYDAY’ TO THE RESCUE OF WOMEN’S HYGIENE

32 weeks ago
Having grown up and studied in women’s only institutions like Carmel Convent School in New Delhi for 14 years and Barnard College in Columbia University, New York, Deepanjali Dalmia always had a feminist drive within her. If there was one thing she was clear about- she wanted to do everything in her power to empower other women. Probably the push that made her quit her well-paying job as a financial consultant at Ernst & Young (New York) in 2015 and venture into the personal hygiene sector to start her own company – Heyday – a complete end-to-end biodegradable and organic sanitary napkin to help wome...
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GARIMA SINGH - AN EXTRA MILE FOR MEMORABLE FIRST LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO CHILDREN

32 weeks ago
It all started when Garima Singh, an IPS-turned-IAS officer, took over her post in Hazaribagh district, Jharkhand, and noticed the dilapidated state of a local anganwadi. She recognised the importance of good-quality education, and thus decided to adopt the anganwadi in Matwari Masjid Road and transform it into the first model centre in the district. Spending Rs 50,000 out of her own savings, Garima got the entire building freshly painted with alphabets adorning the walls and had a bright hoarding fixed at the entrance. Additionally, she equipped the preschool with educational materials like charts, learning blocks...
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A.J. PAULRAJ - US PATENT OFFICE HONOURS AJ PAULRAJ

33 weeks ago
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has inducted Indian-born Stanford University Emeritus Professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj into its National Inventors Hall of Fame for developing wireless technology to transmit and receive data at high speeds, the agency of the US Department of Commerce said on Monday. “Paulraj, 73, has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his pioneering work on developing wireless technology to transmit and receive data at high speeds,” the agency said in an e-mail to IANS from Washington, DC. The agency awarded Paulraj a patent in 1992 for inventing Mu...
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SHESH ANAND MADHUKAR - SAHITYA AKADEMI’S BHASHA SAMMAN

33 weeks ago
Magahi writer Shesh Anand Madhukar, who has been working extensively for the development of the language, was honoured with this year’s Sahitya Akademi Bhasha Samman award on Wednesday. The second writer of Magahi language to be given the award, Madhurkar was conferred the award, comprising a Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento, by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari. “Sahitya Akademi currently honours writers from 24 regional languages, but Bhasha Samman identifies those languages which are equally spoken in different parts of the country. The award is an attempt to make the writers of other ...
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INDIA’S FIRST BIKER WOMEN CONTINGENT

34 weeks ago
This Republic Day, brace yourselves for a new biker contingent which will be a part of the grand national parade which marches down Rajpath, India’s ceremonial boulevard. These bikers are gearing up to stun the country with their breathtaking stunts and acrobatics. As per tradition, the parade is concluded by either the BSF or Army contingent of men daredevils, on an alternative basis. But this year, an all-women biker contingent from the Border Security Force (BSF) will do the honours. Christened ‘Seema Bhavani’ or Border Bravehearts, the 113-member squad includes women aged between 25-30 years, who have been ...