Karnataka Forest Department’s Novel Tactics For Children And Environment
The Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has introduced a novel scheme and hit two targets at once. Board exams are always stressful for students who aim to score high grades. The KFD introduced a way students can bolster their marks while at the same time creating environmental awareness. The Karnataka Forest Department proposed the idea of allotting 10 marks through the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) if students plant a sapling and are successful in nurturing it. THOUGHT BEHIND THE IDEA The Minister of Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology, R Shankar, told the Bangalore Mirror their idea is to […]
New India Inspiring Quality Education To One And All
India begins here: one would not expect to see this painted on the walls of an age-old school situated in a border village of Fazilka, Ferozepur. Chananwala is among the last villages on the Indian side of the International border. When we think of government schools, the image that grows in our minds is that of a school which lacks maintenance and proper governance. This held true for a government primary school in Chananwala which lacked even the basic amenities. In recent times, a teacher took up the responsibility, and has converted this ill-kept school into one which can boast […]
#MeTooPositive: Stranger Turned Samaritan
A stranger helping you when you are flustered feels like God has come to help you. And it is the best feeling, especially for a woman.
India And China Have Helped The Earth Get Greener Over The Last 20 Years!
India and China have helped the Earth get greener over the last 20 years! NASA found this and reported in the journal, Nature Sustainability. Afforestation projects in India and China have together reversed the browning of the earth and made it greener than it was in the mid-1990s. Completely away from popular perception, that says that due to rapid industrialization, India or China or both, may be the real culprits in the browning of the planet and could be the prime reason for Climate change. It’s not. NASA, a US agency, has proven so. The maps that they have come […]
There Is Nothing Called As A ‘Man’s Job’!
Capturing hearts and setting precedent to those who dare to fly, meet Indian women doing unusual jobs!
Bula Chowdhury – The Queen Of Seas!
After swimming across 7 seas and 5 continents, Indian swimmer Bula Chowdhury has been swimming in compliments. A popular long-distance swimmer, in 2005, at the age of 35, braving icy cold waters, she was the first woman to conquer sea channels in 5 continents. Clocking the 30 km distance in 3 hours and 26 minutes, Bula became the 1st Asian woman to swim the stretch in such a short time. Just a year before that, she also became the 1st woman in the world to cross the 7 seas when she swam across the Palk Straits from Talaimannar in Sri […]
Mumbai Girls Device Eco-Friendly Way To Remove Paan Stains
Mumbai commuters are familiar with paan stains at railway stations. This nauseating wall art is repulsive. Spitting Paan makes the environment filthy and is a conduit for diseases. Chewing betel nut is a personal prerogative but a social menace. Cleaning paan stains requires tremendous effort, apart from being off-putting. Students of Ramnarain Ruia College have found a solution to clean paan stains easily. The Mumbai college girls decided to ‘think right’, with their unique scientific innovation. SPREADING SWACHHTA Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, eight students of Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, developed an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution to remove paan stains. […]
India Builds An Exclusive Hospital For Elephants
India has high regard for elephants. But these beautiful animals still face many challenges. They are susceptible to wildlife poachers, habitat loss, and a lack of medical facilities. The mahouts often mistreat their domesticated elephants. Health care for elephants is a major concern due to many reasons. But these gentle giants are finally getting the deserved respect and love with the opening of India’s first elephant hospital. Health Care For Elephants: TAKING INITIATIVE Wildlife SOS, a not for profit association, opened the hospital in Mathura, on November 16th, near the Elephant Conservative and Care Center. The hospital is a collaborative effort of […]
IIT Jodhpur Students Produce ‘Future Fuel’ To Reduce Global Warming
India is reeling under rising fuel prices and increasing pollution levels. Fuel is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, a leading cause of global warming. The Indian Institute of Technology- Jodhpur has developed an innovative and natural ‘Future Fuel’, in a bid to combat the fuel crisis. Their innovation has the potential to reduce vehicular pollution in India as well as India’s reliance on oil imports, while bolstering the global movement to reducing warming. MAKING SUSTAINABLE FUEL A REALITY The ‘future friendly fuel’ discovered by students of IIT Jodhpur, helps create sustainable energy by utilizing an abundantly available natural […]
HELP ERADICATE HUNGER
Hunger is a global problem. Everyone needs to be conscious about addressing and finding solutions to eradicate hunger. THE TORCHBEARERS The Duwara Consciousness Foundation is an initiative started by San Diego couple, Davinder Sing and Harsimran Kaur Khalsa. The foundation aims to feed the hungry, regardless of nationality, faith or personal circumstances. They began feeding people in the rough Oceanside neighbourhood of Joe Balderrama Park, California. A few months into their initiative, they received a notice asking them to get a special permit to continue their service. The duo decided to get a food trailer to help more people. Other […]
Mary Kom Wins Sixth World Boxing Championship Title
India’s MC Mary Kom won the sixth Gold medal in the World Boxing Championship and made a record. India’s Olympics bronze medallist, Mary Kom outclassed Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5:0 verdict, to emerge victorious in the light flyweight 48-kilogram category. It took three rounds to knock out her opponent and win the championship crown. This was Mary Kom’s ninth appearance in the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) Women’s World Championships. Mary Kom had defeated Okhota earlier in the year, in Poland. MARY KOM’S JOURNEY Mary overcame multiple drawbacks to gain momentum and achieve success in the Women’s World Boxing […]
Chennai Residents Save One Lakh Liters Of Water
India is one of the most drought-prone countries in the world. There is water scarcity in many semi-arid regions. Residents of a residential complex in Sholinganallur in Chennai, decided to harvest rainwater in a sump. WHY IS WATER CONSERVATION ESSENTIAL? Water conservation is crucial to alleviate water shortage in the country and entails limited usage and saving water for future requirements. SOME IMPORTANT BENEFITS: 1. Minimizes the effects of drought and water scarcity 2. Meets the increasing demand for water 3. Reduces groundwater contamination 4. Helps preserve the environment 5. Makes water accessible for recreational purposes IMPORTANCE OF RAINWATER HARVESTING […]