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Thursday, 14-December-2017

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Labouring some love

41 weeks ago
Life of Shadaab Khan (14), a child labour at the shop of a readymade garment, changed overnight. From 11 hours a day, tedious duty at the shop to admission in school, nutritious food, decent clothes and tuition for studies.  This was made possible by a small initiative of Team Gonda which came out with a unique scheme under which child labours rescued from the clutches of their employers are adopted by district officials for their rehabilitation. This idea was floated at a brainstorming session of the District labour committee meeting. “Once rescued, rehabilitation of child labours is the biggest challenge as majority of them return to the...
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Dawning of a new period

41 weeks ago
Suman (17), a college student in Mahoba district of parched Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh has a horrifying tale to share when she entered the puberty age four years ago. The pain, agony and shock were compounded when her illiterate mother gave her a home-made unhygienic sanitary napkin. It was an old dirty cloth padded with sand to soak the blood when she encountered her first ‘period’ in life. She wasn’t very comfortable using this kind of sanitary napkin. But she hardly had any option   to refuse than trying it out to avoid facing the shame. Every morning she was advised to change the sand till the period was over. While ...
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Telangana Skill Academies

41 weeks ago
The Telangana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French Aerocampus Aquitaine for setting up Aero Skill Academy in the state. The MoU was signed by Jerome Verschave, General Manager, Aerocampus and Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary IT, Telangana. The scope of this partnership is to create a world-class aero skills academy in collaboration with academia and industry based in the state capital. The official release said, “The project deliverables include identifying skill gaps, designing courses and enabling EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) and DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviat...
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Nutrition Campaign

41 weeks ago
A special nutrition campaign will be launched from February in Madhya Pradesh. The campaign aims at improving the condition of the low weight children in the state. Minister for Women and Child Development Mrs. Archana Chitnis issued a directive to the department to identify low weight children in the entire state engaging anganwadi workers in the special campaign. She also instructed the authorities to make a special action plan for such identified children. A directive was also issued to the collectors and commissioners to initiate action at their level for negligence on the part of the department personnel in...
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chami murmu -lady tarzan!

41 weeks ago
This is story is about passion, mission and revolution; story about ‘The Lady Tarzan of Jharkhand’, story of Chami Murmu. She is resident of Khasarwan village of Saraikela district from Jharkhand. She has been given this name ‘Lady Tarzan’ because she planted 22 lakh trees on 530 hectares of land. These tall, green and lush trees chant the story of Chami. Her work not only changed the lives of human beings, it has helped the wild animals too in getting back their forest habitats. She started her mission of planting trees around 26 years back. It’s her rule not to cut trees. If someone is caught overriding the rule he or ...
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Sun in the Night Sky

41 weeks ago
Can you imagine a Panchayat asking the Chief Minister not for a playground but a stadium for their village kids to play? Unbelievable but true. Dharnai is the village that has earned its reputation, after a victorious fight against the darkness in their village. The entire village is powered by solar energy and this model is the first of its kind in the country. Thanks to this enlightening work in the village that brought amusement to the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on his visit to the Dharnai Panchayat of Jahanabad District. The regional head of the area asked the Chief Minister to allot land and other resources for various services in the village.
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Dawning of a new period

41 weeks ago
Suman (17), a college student in Mahoba district of parched Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh has a horrifying tale to share when she entered the puberty age four years ago. The pain, agony and shock were compounded when her illiterate mother gave her a home-made unhygienic sanitary napkin. It was an old dirty cloth padded with sand to soak the blood when she encountered her first ‘period’ in life. She wasn’t very comfortable using this kind of sanitary napkin. But she hardly had any option   to refuse than trying it out to avoid facing the shame. Every morning she was advised to change the sand till the period was over. While ...
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CASHLESS INFY

45 weeks ago
The Chandigarh campus of software major Infosys has become cashless for all transactions, the company said. “The Union Territory administration has recognised our campus in Chandigarh as cashless for all transactions at food courts, shopping centres and guest houses,” said the IT firm in a statement. Of the company’s 15 campuses across the country, housing its software development centres, Chandigarh is the eighth largest with around 1.2 million square feet built-up area for 6,615 techies.  
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MP e-COP

47 weeks ago
AmidST a country-wide debate over women’s safety triggered by the Bengaluru molestation incident, Madhya Pradesh police have launched ‘MP e-Cop’, a mobile app and portal to facilitate girls to get immediate back-up merely with a push of a button. “There is SOS (an international code signal of extreme distress) facility in ‘MP e-Cop’, which would trigger the SMS to phone numbers fed in the app by the girls/women,” Director General of Police (DGP) Rishi Kumar Shukla told. Shukla said that special action plan is being prepared to tackle crimes against women. The DGP informed t...
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BIOGAS BUS ROLLS OUT

47 weeks ago
The Kolkata municipality is planning to roll out a biogas-run passenger bus from March 30. “The bus gives a mileage of 20 km for one kg biogas that costs Rs 30,” Jyoti Prakash Das, Chairman and Managing Director of Phoenix India Research and Development Group, an alternative energy company, told the media. This bus will have 75 seats and will have a nominal fare of Re 1 per passenger. Each bus will cost Rs 18 lakh. The renewable fuel is generated from waste. The bus is to run on the 17.5-km Ultadanga-Garia stretch and will be the first in the 12-bus fleet to be deployed along 12 routes across Kolkata.
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SMART KAKINADA

47 weeks ago
Kakinada MP Thota Narasimham has said Rs 1,000 crore will be spent on the beautification of Kakinada city that has been selected to be developed as ‘Smart City’. He said annually Rs 200 crore will be spent for next five years. The funds will come from both the state as well as the Centre. He said the beautification works will commence shortly and the city will also get all infrastructure facilities. Industries will be set up to generate employment, Narasimham said adding that state government was implementing several socio-welfare schemes for benefit of all.  
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SCHOOLING THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED

47 weeks ago
With the country moving forward to aid the differently abled, as evident with the recently passed Disability Bill in Parliament, the Tripura government is trying to move along with the country launching a special dive to educate the disabled in their state. The state government has launched a special drive to provide education to every child, including those who are differently abled and do not attend school, said an official. Director of Tripura Elementary Education Department, Uttam Kumar Chakma said, “On Sunday we launched the week-long ‘Vidyalaya Chalo Abhiyan’ to bring every single child aged 6-14-y...