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A 15 year old’s invention !

He was in class 9 when 15-year-old Sikanto first noticed his classmates struggling to pick up waste with their bare hands. This was part of their morning duties at the Jai Gurudev Sanstha School in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, which provides free education to underprivileged children. So he came up with the idea to build a manual waste lifting and dumping device. ... Read More »

A child is meant to learn not to Earn !

“In 2017, India made a significant advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour,” the US Department of Labor said in its annual ‘Child Labour and Forced Labour’ report. This year, the report uses more stringent criteria to assess the efforts of 132 countries and territories to address child labour, the report added. The Department of Labor ... Read More »

Five Groups Advocating for Girls’ Education in India

Nanhi Kali Project Nanhi Kali was founded by Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., in 1996, and targets girls from underprivileged backgrounds. The rationale behind the project is that if these girls are more educated, they could increase economic growth, are more likely to have fewer children, be in better health and live longer. Shiksha Karmi This government initiative ... Read More »

“Educate Girls” to implement the world’s first Development Impact Bond

Educate Girls, an NGO founded by Mumbai-based Safeena Husain, entered into a Development Impact Bond (DIB) contract – an innovative funding model that ties funding to outcomes – with the UBS Optimus Foundation and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) in 2015. For the three-year-project covering 166 schools across 140 villages in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, the targets were to enrol out-of-school girls (between the ... Read More »

Don’t let our future go up in smoke !

Vehicle emissions and traditional cooking methods contribute to air pollution, which causes some seven million deaths a year, a new analysis finds. Air pollution kills seven million people a year. Two of the chief contributors are lax vehicle emissions standards and traditional cooking methods, according to the findings of a recent World Health Organization analysis of air quality data from more than ... Read More »

Ensure a Brighter Future..Save Electricity !

We can conserve energy in many ways and at many differently levels of energy consumption. Use of light color on walls, require less lighting and thus saves electricity If you have central air conditioning, do not close vents in unused rooms Purchase appliances and office equipment with the Energy Star Label; old refrigerators, for example, use up to 50 more electricity than newer models ... Read More »

Towards achieving a milestone

Medical innovations pool at AMTZ to boost healthcare technology in the country A total of sixteen teams have been pooled in from across eight cities of the country to pitch their health technology innovations at a pitch event on medical technology innovations for incubation support to healthcare technology entrepreneurs at Vizag recently. This is a relevant milestone as it is ... Read More »

No looking back for the upliftment of the youth !!

The village of Raipura in the Chitrakoot tehsil of Uttar Pradesh, has over 30 IAS, IPS, PCS or PPS officials. Every other home in this village has youth, who in one way or the other, are serving as government staff or officials. According to a report in Jagran, the success of these youth can be attributed to the relentless efforts of ... Read More »

Floating Trash Collector

The Ocean Cleanup’s nearly 2,000-foot boom will collect ocean plastics from the gigantic garbage gyre over the next year. The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 38 million pieces of plastic trash litter ... Read More »

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