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Pranjal Patil took charge as the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam on May 28 this year, becoming the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer. Hailing from Maharashtra, she was placed 124th in UPSC 2017. Retinal detachment in both eyes at the age of eight led to Patil losing her eyesight. “I had high powered glasses since I was a child, and then I lost sight in both my eyes in quick succession. Despite that, I..
DIGITAL GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ARE THE KEY ENABLERS OF FUTURE BANKING The EMEA Finance Middle East Banking Awards 2017 Ceremony was held at Shangri – La Hotel, Dubai on 28th Feb 2018 which witnessed active participation from leading financial service groups. Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank won the “CEO of the year” for bringing transformational leadership in Doha Bank with focus on techno..
Around 9am on February 23, head constable Bhupendra Tomar, 57, and his team had begun their usual day aboard an Uttar Pradesh 100 (quick response) vehicle in Saharanpur. The team was patrolling the Badagaonarea in the district when it received a call saying there was a man lying on the road who had been stabbed multiple times by an assailant. As the team headed towards the spot, Bhupendra received another call. This time it was from home...
DOHA BANK CEO HONORED WITH “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE” BY SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT Sri Lankan Embassy in Qatar in association with Sri Lanka Coordinating Committee organized a Cultural Programme on 16th February 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha to mark Sri Lanka’s 70th Anniversary of Independence. At this event, on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government, Mr. A.S.P. Liyanage, HE the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qa..
Mr. Sampath Reddy Golamari Honored With ASSE Kuwait Chapter Safety Professional of The Year (SPY) Award 2017 Mr.Golamari Sampath Reddy, Professional Member of our chapterwas honored with “ASSE Kuwait Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award2017”during 9th International Health Safety Security Environment Professional Development Conference & Exhibition , 28th – 29th No..
Mohammed Mishal of the Indian Community School (Senior) Kuwait, Wins ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Pearl of Kuwait 2017’ Award MOHAMMED MISHAL Mohammed Mishalof class XII of The Indian Community School (Senior) Kuwait, has won the most prodigious and most coveted ‘Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM PEARL OF KUWAIT 2017’ award. Thanima in collaboration with Asianet hosted this prestigious competition which is an ..
Three sisters from Rajasthan as all three cleared the RAS exam! An amazing example of how girls can achieve greatness has been set by three sisters from Rajasthan as all three cleared the RAS exam! The sisters – Kamla Jaat, Geeta Jaat and Mamta Chaudhary have made not only their families and relatives extremely proud but even the country because of their stellar achievement. Kamla ranked 32nd in the state; Geeta 64; and Mamta 128...
Rajnish Kumar appointed as SBI chairman &..
The Indian community School Kuwait congratulates Dr. V .Binumon, The Principal and Senior Administrator of the school on receiving the prestigious National award for the Best Teacher by the Honorable President of India. It is a matter of great pride and honor for the school as this much coveted and glorious award is received by Dr. V Binumon .The excellent leadership and amiable team spirit of Dr.Binumon endears him to the management and staff ali..
Keerani Mathi, General Secretary of IFL - honoured with "Annai Therasa Award" Mr. Mathi, General Secretary of Indian Frontliners has been honoured by “Media 7 News” web channel with “Annai Therasa Award” on 20th August 2017. Mathi provides his assistance/support through IFL, for the needy Indian Nationals in coordination with Indian embassy to pro..
Odisha’s Satyapira Pradhan on Tuesday claimed to have registered his name in Guinness World Records for delivering most number of punches with one hand in one minute. The record was previously held by Pakistan’s Muhammad Rashid, who had displayed his prowess in Karachi on October 22 last year. Mr. Satyapira, a physiotherapy student at a city-based medical college, punched 393 times with one hand in a minute surpassi..
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Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Beeon Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels. She correctly spelled the word marocain, a dress fabric made of warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns, to win the 25-word championship round of the spelling bee held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in ..
Eighteen-year-old Rifath Sharook, belonging to a comparatively unknown town of Pallapatti in Tamil Nadu, is all set to break a global space record by launching the lightest satellitein the world, weighing a mere 64 grams. The satellite, called KalamSat, will be launched by a NASAsounding rocket on June 21 from Wallops Island, a NASA facility. This will be the first time an Indian student's experi..
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The US patented inventions lead by Dr. S. Neelamani and his colleague got Gold Medal award in the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland The two recent scientific inventions on new type of wave barriers (Floating breakwater and the slotted vertical barriers) lead by Dr. S. Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist in the Coastal Management Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait and his colleagu..
Popular Malayalam playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi today reportedly set a world record by playing Gayathriveena, a single stringer musical instrument, for five hours non-stop, at a function here. Overcoming the worries she had to experience after calling off her engagement with a Gulf-based Kerala youth less than a week ago, the visually-challenged singer played 67 songs including Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi in various 'Swaras'..
From Jhansi Ki Rani to Irom Sharmila, Indian women have always stood up for their rights and fought their battles despite restrictions and limitations. They are the shining beacons of hope and have displayed exemplary dedication in their respective fields. Here giving some Indian women who clearly deserve a standing ovation: These women bring us the hope that every girl in India has the potential to achieve whatev..
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Mechanical engineer Suneet Jain joined Chrysalis Entrepreneur Forum from India to smash the Guinness world record for the longest human chain underwaterwith an astounding 182 scuba divers in Koh Tao, Thailand. The record was earlier held by 173 Italian divers. The record attempt was planned with Absolute Scuba (India) and took place at Coral Grand Resort, Sairee Beach, Koh Tao. The total length of the human chain was 140 metres. &n..
In 2008, the ripple effects of the massive recession were felt worldwide. The United Arab Emirates was more troubled by an offshoot of the slowdown. Construction activity in the UAE, which was at its peak before the recession, had slumped to an all time low and most of the work came to a halt. Many migrant workers lost their jobs overnight. Many of them also did not get their salaries on time. And, consequently, the cheques they had submitted to..
Rahul Wavare Does It Again! Bhavan's GCC Spell Bee Champion Rahul Wavare does it again! Bhavan's GCC Spell Bee Champion for the secondtime in a row! The words were tougher. The competition was tougher, now competing with Grade2 and Grade 3 students across the GCC. The result was the same. Seven year old Rahul won the Bhavan's GCC Spell Bee Champion in Category II with aperfect score two years ..
Government Doctor Sivashankari gets royal salute for her social services As we know lot of government doctors trying to go abroad or join in private hospitals to earn more money, but Ms. Sivashankari, a 25 year old doctor working as Tamilnadu government medical officer is somewhat different from other doctors. Dr. Sivashankari, a polyclinic doctor in Thiruvegampatthur village (Sivaganga district) has been recently inv..
"Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award " to Dr.Seetharaman-CEO DOha Bank Group Dr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank CEO was conferred with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the PRAVASI BHARTIYA Divas Convention on 9 January 2017 which is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians by the Government of India in recognition of their achievements both in India and abr..
Indian-American Parag Havaldar, a computer engineer from IIT Kharagpur, is part of the Academy Awards’ list of winners for Techinical achievement. The list of 18 achievements was recently announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its 2017 Scientific and Technical awards and Havaldar is honoured for the development of expression-based facial performance-capture technology at Sony Pictures Imageworks. “This pione..
With a spectacular ‘Mahabrinda Natyam’ show, a dizzying array of 6,117 performers created a new Guinness World Record in Vijayawada on Sunday, for the largest Kuchipudi dance. The record-creating entry is “Jayamu Jayamu,” presented in unison, and the certificate for the feat was handed over to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu by Guinness adjudicator Rishinath. The dancers were from vario..
For the past few days, Hemanth V Joseph finds himself pausing before he answers an unknown phone number, or even when he gets a new message on Facebook. Ever since Joseph blogged about how he bypassed tech giant Apple's iPad activation lock, requests to unlock iPhones, iPads and iPods have been pouring in from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and the United States. The 21 year old is a final year student of mechanical engineering at the Amal ..
Aurangabad businessman distributes 90 houses as daughter’s wedding gift Ajay Munot, resident of Lasar town in Aurangabad district, distributed 90 houses as a gift to his daughter Shreya’s wedding. He built these one BHK houses at a coast on Rs 1.5 crore. Wholesale trader of cloth and wheat, Munot constructed this colony on 2 acres of land. Munor family has selected the people for these h..
“Lifetime Achievement Award” in the area of Coastal engineering for Dr. S. Neelamani, a Senior Research Scientist in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Dr. S. Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist, Coastal Management Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research was bestowed with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” in the area of Coastal engineering during the Annual Research Meet 2016 held at Le Royal Meri..
Indian Central School Delegate to HMUN – Boston, USA Sudharshan Rathna Kumar of Class XI of Indian Central School, Kuwait has been selected from Kuwait to represent 64th Harvard Model United Nations to be held in Boston, USA from 26 to 29 January 2017. It is considered as the oldest and prestigious MUN in the world. The Principal Dr. Shanta Maria James, teachers, staffs and students congratulated him on his selection for the same ..
A 16-year-old Indian environmental activist based in the UAE has won this year's prestigious International Children's Peace Prize for her fight for climate justice and combating environmental degradation. Kehkashan Basu was presented the award by Bangladesh's Nobel peace laureate Mohammad Yunus at a glittering ceremony in The Hague. Yunus, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his efforts for economic and social development, un..
The International Tamil University Confers Doctorate to Mr. Pukal Kuwait based social activist Mr. Pukalendran @ Pukal, has been recognized by the International Tamil University, Maryland, USA. The university has conferred the title of “Doctorate of Letters” award to him for his contribution towards the Community services. The Doctorate was conferred to Mr. Pukal by the Founder ..
ICS Teachers Secures Dr. S.Radhakrishnan Ideal Teacher Global Award Indian Central School is proud to announce that the four Vice Principals of Ics , Ms. Amarjeet Kaur, Ms. Shyamala Choppalla, Mr. Vineet Kumar and Mr.Antony Noel Nazareth have received the Dr. S.Radhakrishnan Ideal Teacher Award from Himakshara Rahtriya Sahitya Parishad ,an NGO working for the Educationalists, Poets and Writers from all over the world . An I..
Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi Awarded with Global Region Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) 2016 ASSE Kuwait Chapter congratulates our chapter professional memberMr. Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi,who has beenawarded withGlobal Region Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) 2016, forhis significant achievement in the profession as well as his outstanding service to the Kuwait Chapter and for ASSE as a ..
Amid reports about slowdown in funding and other helter skelter in the startup space, a refreshing and encouraging news comes in the form of the recent $50 million funding for Byju’s(Android,iOS), an edu-tech startup in India. It is being co-funded byChan Zuckerberg initiative, Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Lightspeed Ventures, and TIL. While Byju’s Classes are quite popular, there is a little we’ve known about the man himself, who st..
Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, has been awarded the prestigious IAFPYoung scientist scholarship award for his research work on "development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products". This award worth $2000 and award plaque was presented in the annual meeting of International Association Of Food Protection(IAFP) held in St L..
Samajik Adhikarita Shivir witnessed three Guinness World Records Department of Empowerment of Persons with disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India conducted a mega camp for distribution of aids and assistive devices in Navsari, Gujarat on 17 September 2016 and organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporations of India. Ltd. (ALIMCO). The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister. T..
A US Patent is granted for the Scientific Invention of Dr. S. Neelamani and his team in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait for new type of Wave dissipaters US patent office has granted a patent to Dr. S. Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist in the Coastal Management Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and his colleagues Engr. Altaf Taqi and Engr. K. Al-Salem for inventing a novel water wave energy dissipating..
“Kuralarasi” Selvi. Bathmapriya It is worth to mention that “Thirukkural”, widely known Tamil literature, was written by Saint Thiruvalluvar more than 2000 years back. It has been translated nearly in all the major languages of the world. They are called as couplets grammatically, as every Kural has 2 lines. The total Couplets are 1330 in numbers and arranged under 133 “Athikaram” or Chapters..
Sastra Pratibha's met PM Sri.Narendra Modi SIF-Qatar -Sastra Pratibha Winnersmet Prime Minister Sri.Narendra Modi SIF-Sastra Pratibha Winners from Qatar was presented the opportunity of their lifetime when they received a call to meet none other than Sri.Narendra Modi, Honorable Prime Minister of India. SIF- Sastra Pratibha Winners from Qatar met the Hon. Prime Minister at the Sheraton Hotel Doha during the ..
Bhavyam Achievers from ICSK Junior Students from ICSK Junior participated with enthusiasm in Bhavyam 2016, conducted by Indian Educational School on 7th and 8th May 2016. The participants brought laurels by winning second runners up in Kiddies and first runner up in sub-junior category. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! ************************* ..
US Patent is granted for the Scientific Invention of Dr. S. Neelamani and his team in Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait for new type of Floating Breakwaters Dr. S. Neelamani, Senior Research Scientist in the Coastal Management Program, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and his colleague Dr. K. Al-Banaa were granted a US patent (Patent No. US 9,340,940 B2 dated 17 May 2016) for inventing a novel floating breakwater. ..
A 12-year-old Indian-American boy, who was congratulated by PresidentBarack Obamaafter he became the youngest ever to graduate from a US college, is eyeing to become a doctor by the time he turns 18 as he has been accepted by two prestigious university campuses. Tanishq Abraham, a native of Sacramento in California, has been accepted to University of California (UC) Davis and received a regents scholarship to UC Santa Cruz. He is yet to ..
15-Year-Old Sushma Verma, Daughter of a Sanitation Worker, Is India's Youngest PhD Student In a country where more than 35 per cent of girls are discouraged from studying and going to school, young prodigy Sushma Verma from Lucknow has a different story to tell! At the age of 7, Sushma had already completed her 10th. At the young age of 13, she had enrolled herself in college and was getting her Master’s Degree ..
Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad, an Indian scientist with the Department of Packaging, has been awarded the prestigious IAFPYoung scientist scholarship award for his research work on "development of novel oxygen absorbing package in the field of active packaging for oxygen sensitive food products". This award worth $2000 and award plaque was presented in the annual meeting of International Association Of Food Protection(IAFP) held in St L..
Born Without Arms, Artist Swapna Augustine has Achieved the Unimaginable If you believe that unfavorable circumstances have been keeping you from achieving your goals, then Swapna augustine will definitely convince you that an indomitable spirit can overcome every challenge that life throws at you.Forty-years-old Swapna Augustine was born with no arms. However, this resident of Ernakulam stands out with her phenomenal achievements. Eve..
The Society is said to be the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence Three Indian names are on the list of fifty scientists elected as Fellows of The Royal Society, a premier scientific academy of the U.K. and the Commonwealth. Physicist Sriram Ramaswamy, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad; biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K. and applied mathematician..
For a litre, the bike runs 148 km, they claim Students of Automobile Engineering Department of RVS School of Engineering and Technology have designed a bike that runs on hydrogen. For one litre hydrogen, the bike runs 148 km. A team of students – R. Balaji, Gowthem Raj, Jerry George and Kalid Ibrahim – has designed a bike that addressed global warming and high-level air pollution. “Today, the world needs eco..
She goes on her beat spread over 20,000 acres, alone, unarmed in Seshachalam. Here’s an incredible saga of a woman forester in the Seshachalam biosphere, as she has to crisscross the districts of Kadapa and Chittoor to reach her highly inaccessible Moghilipenta beat spread over 20,000 acres. The Moghilipenta beat is located at an elevated plateau in Kadapa district, surrounded by a zigzag of the Seshachalam hill ranges, curre..
Ninth Main Road in Kannagi Nagar turns into a tuition centre every evening. Its 5.15 p.m. and a group of children take their place on a tarpaulin sheet spread across a portion of Ninth Main Road, Kannagi Nagar. Auto driver D. Vasudevan and his wife Uma Maheshwari walk in with books in their hands. The couple has been organising tuition classes for over 200 students; they are taught every day till 7.45 p.m. At Kannagi Nagar, this is un..
On International Women's Day, we take a look at some of the lesser-known working women who have defied the odds and become a symbol of grit and perseverance. Mysuru’s ‘yellniru ajji’ is a symbol of grit and grace A 66-year-old woman coconut vendor from Saraswathipuram in Mysuru slices the top of tender coconuts with a machete with great ease. A member of a trade dominated ..
Welder’s son lands Rs 1.2 crore job withMicrosoft His father is a small-time welder, the medium of instruction in his school in Bihar was Hindi and he had scored 75 per cent in his Class XII examinations. That was in 2011. Five years later, he is in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and has just landed a Rs 1.2 crore job with tech giant Microsoft. What makes it sweeter for him is that he will be w..
Pooja Varshini Raja Performs The Classical – Bharathanatyam in December Season of Chennai. Kumari. Pooja Varshini Raja – NRI in Kuwait studying class –XI in Faips performed the classical dance “Bharathanatiyam” in 100 years old Sri Thiyagabrahma Ganasabha’s “ Bharatham Festival 2015” At Vani Mahal – (Mini hall) – T.Nagar (Near Pothys Boutique..
Nandhavanam-Kuwait honoured Mr. Sreenivasan, Bollywood Nandhavanam Family Association - Kuwait recently conducted its annual programme and honoured Mr. Sreenivasan, Bollywood Restaurant for his success & growth in the business. Mr. Srinivasan is a well known as kind hearted person who help a lot of charities. He has helped many persons who came to Kuwait and were struggling to ear..
Mathunny Mathews is the inspiration for Akshay Kumar’s role in the film Airlift. The real story of this Malayali entrepreneur who coordinated the evacuation in Kuwait in 1990 Akshay Kumar claims to have lived the life of Mathunny Mathews in his head for nine long months, while essaying the real character in the current Bollywood flick Airlift. Mathunny Mathews (popularly known as Toyota Sunny), at 80, is indisposed, but pleased..
Biotic and abiotic factors decrease the levels of CO sequestered Three clusters of bacteria which have no phylogenetic relationship to any other bacteria have been discovered serendipitously by Indian scientists. The discovery happened during LOHAFEX (Loha means iron in Hindi while Fex is an acronym for fertilisation) experiment in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, which was aimed at increasing CO sequestration through ocean i..
16 finalists were selected 10 online weekly rounds. Ramki Krishnan of Chennai emerged the winner of the Indian Crossword League (IXL) 2015 and lifted the National Crossword Champion Trophy on Friday. The 16 finalists were selected on the basis of the final Leader board formed after 10 online weekly rounds. The contest began with a written round before six onstage finalists were selected. Besides Ramki Krishnan, Narayan Mandyam (Navi M..
Mr. Ashok Garlapati had been elected as the first Global Region Vice President (GRVP) We are pleased to inform you that, Our Advisory Committee member Mr. Ashok Garlapati had been elected as the first Global Region Vice President (GRVP).  We congratulate & wish him for his Success. Mr. Ashok played a key role in Kuwait Chapter, which within a short span of establishing, as a Chapter in the year 2000, has become one of ..
Christian Foundation for the Blind’s Braille printing press has received recognition from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for its service Christian Foundation for the Blind’s Braille printing press recently received an award from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for its service to the visually-impaired. The press was started by Alfred George in 1978 to build a storehouse of Braille book..
12-year-old Naseeba has overcome his physical disability and proved that with strong will one can achieve anything. A student of Class 5, Naseeba doesn't have hands and one leg but that doesn't make her dependent on people. She does all her work with her legs. She writes and even cooks food using her feet. Naseeba was in Rohtak on the occasion on International Day of People with Disability. &..
Three IIT graduates from the city have given the bicycle a much-needed makeover Somy Sridas, Sachin Kishore and Varun Moorthy don’t get much sleep. “We do some of our best work at night,” shrugs Somy, discussing how they’ve turned a 2000-sq-foot house into a home, office and warehouse. “We begin at 11 a.m. and end at about 4 a.m.,” he says, adding with a chuckle, “And we love it. The only th..
'Science is My Religion,' Says Monk Who Won Rs. 65 Lakh Prize For Math Until recently the holder of a bank account with just a few thousand rupees, Professor Mahan Maharaj, an ascetic monk, is today the winner of a Rs. 65 lakh-prize for his work in geometry. The highly-regarded mathematics professor who has just been appointed by the elite Tata Institute of Fundamental Research..
This Young Farmer From Bihar Is Growing World Record Amounts Of Rice Sumant Kumar, a young farmer from Darveshpura, Bihar has turned the agriculture world upside down with 22.4 tonnes of rice grown on one hectare of land without using any herbicides. It was recorded as a world record after beating 19.4 tonnes achieved by the “father of rice”, the Chinese agriculture scientist Yuan Lingpong. The ..
"Calculator girl" Dilpreet Kaur has created a new record which would find her a place in Limca Book of Records to be published in 2016. She solved 100 division sums in just 96 seconds. Despite being only 14 years old, she has set many records. She had also solved 1,000 sums of division in just 17 minutes. She had registered herself for the Limca Book of Records on June 20, 2015. "We received a call from the record bo..
Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson of country's largest bank SBI, remains the most powerful woman in the Indian business sector, according to Fortune India. ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma of Axis Bank follow Bhattacharya at the second and third place, respectively. Besides, HPCL Chairperson and Managing Director (MD) Nishi Vasudeva has bagged the fourth position, while AZB & Partners Co-Founder Zia Mody an..
For 43-year-old Priya Prasad, a fitness enthusiast, running was her passion since school days and she was a short distance athlete in Bangalore. However, her passion for running received a boost when she along with her family moved to Chennai five years ago. “During school days, I was very active as a 200 metres short distance runner. Switching to long distance running was difficult both physically and mentally. Ho..
It troubled millionaire NRI Robin Raina to see slums being demolished and scores of people rendered homeless as India dressed itself up for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Raina. Raina, who runs a highly successful billion dollar American software company and recently won a multi-million dollar deal with London Stock Exchange, decided to come to the rescue of Delhi's Bawana refugees by building them homes. Having completed 1732 homes fo..
Parthisree – Won the Best Director award for the short film contest conducted by KTS Mr. Parthisree has won the best director award in the recently conducted short film contest by Kuwait Tamil Sangam. Mrs. Lakshmi Ramakrishnan (Director/Actress) and Mr. Balaji Mohan (Director) from Tamil film Industry were the Judges for the Short film contest and selected Mr. Parthi sree as the best director for his short film &ldq..
An 18-year-old Indian boy in the UAE has become the youngest affiliate with a global body for professional accountants, according to a media report. A graduate from the Indian High School, Dubai, Ramkumar Raman has to complete three years of qualified work experience in order to attain the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) membership, the Khaleej Times reported. Mr Raman has been recognised by officials in the ACCA Mid..
97-year-old Anant Bodas has once again proved that with strong will one can overcome achieve any fete. Bodas, a Pune resident, participated in the national winning championship in Bhopal and won silver in 50 freestyle event. Till now he has won 22 medals in national level championship. Talking to media, Anant said that he started swimming at the age of nine and this sport has help him fight his heart ailment and cancer.  ..
A Dubai-based Indian student will represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the World Education Games (WEG). This is a contest in literacy, math and science. The two-day gaming contest will kick-off on October 13. Maathangi Anirudh, 11, is one of the very few ambassadors who have been chosen to represent UAE and the Middle East at the WEG. She is the President of Arts and Culture of Dubai-based youth group Students for the E..
Meet Shivani Gupta, an accessibility consultant who is trying to make the country’s infrastructure accessible for the differently-abled. Shivani Gupta’s friend was excited — she’d bought her first car. But an uphill task awaited her — getting a driver’s licence. Differently-abled, she had no choice but to take the stairs in one of Chennai’s RTOs that was devoid of a lift. “The of..
A 21-year-old Indian student has set a Guinness World Record by memorising 70,000 post-decimal digits of Pi, beating a Chinese who had held the record for 10 years. Rajveer Meena, a resident of Mohocha village in Swaimodhapur district of Rajasthan, had in March this year set the record by reciting post decimal Pi values up to 70,000 digits in 9 hours 27 minutes. He was awarded the certificate of Guinness World Record for memory..
A13-year-old girl from Odisha won the 2015 Google Science Fair, 'TheCommunity Impact' Award on Monday, September 21 hosted by Google inMountain View, California in partnership with the Scientific Americanthat sponsored the Community Impact award, LEGO Education, NationalGeographic and Virgin Galactic. Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai(pictured left), a 9th grader at the Delhi Public School&nbs..
A 15-year-old Indian-American girl has been honoured by the White House with the prestigious "Champions of Change" award for empowering the community by imparting Internet coding through her non-profit organisation. A junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science andTechnology, Swetha Prabakaran was among the eleven young women selected by the White House as "Champions of Change" who are empowering their communi..
A 17-year-old class 12 student has designed an app which reportedly might give tough competition to WhatsApp with its data transfer capability of upto 2 GB. The name of the app is GET SET APP and can be downloaded free from Google Play Store. Around 7500 people have downloaded the app till recently. After this feat of Vinayak Sarin, there is a race by multinational companies (MNCs) to provide him a..
A 12-year-old Indian-origin girl in the UK has achieved the highest possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test, outwitting physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the one per cent of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with high IQs. Lydia completed the paper with minutes to spare at the sitting at Birkbeck College, London duri..
Kola Anna Reddy's determination to provide eyesight to the visually challenged has seen him donning the role of an ophthalmologist surgeon as well. He is a civil engineer by profession. But his grit and determination to provide eyesight to visually challenged persons saw him donning the role of an ophthalmologist surgeon also. Kola Anna Reddy, a senior member of the Lions Club, joined the movement in 2003 and become the district c..
Dr. R. Seetharaman Conferred with Ph.D. Degree in “Green Banking and Sustainability” at Sri Sri University Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank had submitted his doctoral thesis on “Green Banking and Sustainability “to Sri Sri University recently and on 16th August 2015 he was invited to defend the same. The Viva Examining Board on the basis of unanimous opinion has recommended that Dr...
Start-up Raddiconnect.com has given recycling a new twist by making people contribute money from recycling household waste to recognised NGOs. A new start-up has found an innovative way of recycling household waste and making people contribute that sum to recognised non-governmental organisations. The brainchild of 22-year-old Gurashish Sahni and 23-year-old Rahul Nainani, Raddiconnect.com has given recycling a new..
INDIAN KIDS BECOME THE YOUNGEST CLIMBERS TO REACH BASE CAMP ON MOUNT EVEREST A five-year-old Indian boy and his eight-year-old sister might have set a new record being the youngest climbers to reach the base camp of the world's highest peak, the Mount Everest. Gwalior-based Kandarp Sharma and Ritvika successfully reached the base camp situated at an altitude of 5,380 metre in northeast Nep..
Fifteen-year-old Sushma Verma, the youngest postgraduate student in the country, will now pursue research in environmental microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow.In June, Sushma, daughter of a sanitation worker, not only completed her MSc in microbiology from BBAU but also topped the class. She has secured the seventh rank in the University Research Entrance Test in environmental microbiolo..
For a decade, Aravind P was a tourist guide in Italy. His pursuit to learn European languages introduced him to several memory-developing techniques. That may have got him the job of a foreign language teacher in the city, but the best reward came in the form of his most proud possession now -his Guinness World Record for memorising the longest binary sequence of 270 digits. Aravind received his certificate from the Guinness a..
Noted Indian conservation biologist Kamal Bawa will be formally admitted to the prestigious Royal Society as a fellow on July 10 for his 'pioneering contributions to understanding the population biology of tropical forest trees'. India-born Bawa, an internationally recognised evolutionary ecologist and a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, was elected a fellow of the London-based society in A..
Ira Singhal, a 31-year-old Delhi woman, created history on Saturday by becoming the first person with disability to top the civil service examination in which four of the top five slots were bagged by women. Renu Raj, a 27-year-old doctor from Kerala, secured second rank in her first attempt. Nidhi Gupta, an IRS officer from Delhi, came third. Vandana Rao bagged fourth rank while Suharsha Bhagat, also an IRS officer from Bihar,..
Harman Singh broke religious protocol by removing his turban to help the profusely bleeding child following a road accident in New Zealand. A Sikh from India who removed his turban to help a seriously injured young boy was on Friday recognised for his act of “outstanding compassion and empathy”, a media report said. Harman Singh received a certificate of appreciation from the Counties Manukau District Commander for ..
After 'Google Boy' Kautilya, a 5-year-old girl in Haryana is leaving everyone in awe with her stupendous knowledge skills. Ojaswi also known as 'Google Gudiya' gives answers to questions which can even baffle experts. Significantly, Ojaswi, has not only shown her knowledge skills, but also in several other disciplines such as singing, dance and art. Daughter of Kundli residents Thakur Joshi a..
2 Women Metro train drivers Preethi and Jayashree A. Preethi and G. Jayashree — the only two women train operators for Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). Both women are in their 20s and joined CMRL in September 2013, after finishing their diploma in electronics and communication. “I have been having fun operating the trains; it is like a child being handed a new toy,” says Pre..
The first adjective that comes to mind when one recalls the life of the late Ajit Singh is brave. He was not a soldier like many others from his beloved Punjab, but he sure knew how to fight a battle. Struck by the debilitating and wasting Parkinson’s disease in 1982, when he was just 42, a lesser individual would have chosen self-pity and surrender. But the mild-mannered economist only grew in professional stature. In fact, he saw opportuni..
For a decade, Aravind P was a tourist guide in Italy. His pursuit to learn European languages introduced him to several memory-developing techniques. That may have got him the job of a foreign language teacher in the city, but the best reward came in the form of his most proud possession now -his Guinness World Record for memorising the longest binary sequence of 270 digits. Aravind received his certificate from the Guinness authorities ..
CH. Rama Krushna Chary named Safety Professional of the Year 2015 Environmental Practice Specialty, ASSE USA Our Chapter Professional Member Mr. CH. Rama Krushna Chary was honored with Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award under Environmental Practice Specialty on 9th June 2015 at Dellas, USA during SAFETY 2015. This annual award was established to recognize the selected Practice Specialty member who supported to advance t..
Dr. Rumane Honored Bibliotheque: World Wide (BWW), USA has listed the profile of Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane in their recently published book entitled "THE ENCYCLOPEDIA INTELLIGENTSIA: A Compendium of Great Thinkers and Bright Minds of Twenty-First Century". Each person profiled in the book has been selected for inclusion based upon their personal and professional accomplishments as well as their contribution to society t..
Arvind Mishra from Kanpur has made his way into the Guinness Book of World Record for reading for the longest time. According to ETV report, Mishra started reading on 12 May and continued reading for 117 hours 33 minutes 2 seconds at Galerie Ho in France. Arvind read Mahabharatha in Hindi, Sanskrit and French apart from Bhagwat Gita. Before this, Arvind created a record for the longest maratho..
The phone hasn't stopped ringing since the night of June 12 for NL Beno Zephine. The25-year-old from Chennai was informed by the external affairs ministry on Friday that she has been inducted into the Indian Foreign Service, the first 100 per cent visually-challenged person to gain entry into the 69-year-old service. "I am really thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking this big decision. I am told the IFS was not ide..
20 People Who Make to Feel Proud Indian 1. Jadav "Molai" Payeng  He planted his own forest  As a 16-year-old, he was saddened by the death of reptiles in a dried-out sand bar. He decided he would do something about it and started planting trees there. Today, 35 years later, that sandbar has been transformed into a 1,360 acre forest.  2. Dr. Shrikant Jichkar He did his Masters in more than ..
A senior Cambridge University academic working with Tata Steel has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list along with 17 other Indian-origin people who received awards in various fields. Harshad Kumar Dharamshi Bhadeshia, Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, has been conferred one of the highest honoursawarded by Queen Elizabeth II to mark her official birthdayfor ..
Dr Vivek Murthy, the Indian-American US surgeon general, also known as 'America's Doctor', has been presented with the Pride of the Community Award by the Hindu American Foundation, a Hindu advocacy group. Accepting the award at HAF's annual Capitol Hill reception Tuesday, Murthy, son of Indian immigrant parents, said that he draws inspiration from the life of Swami Vivekananda. HAF also honoured Senator Mark Kir..
An Udaipur-based girl will be joining a subsidiary company of social media giant Facebook. Shaheen a postgraduate student of IIT and the Harvard Business School, has been appointed to the position of product manager in the Facebook Inc. with its headquarters in San Francisco. Born and brought up in Udaipur, Shaheen's schooling took place in Udaipur and Kota. Then, she got selected in IIT-Kanpur from where she completed her B.Tech..
Inspiring India He is not a wealthy man and has no other business. Like most of us, he has a family to look after. His wife is a yoga teacher and both his daughters are in college. He has little savings. One would expect a man like him to constantly think of ways to develop his business and make more money. That’s what ‘normal’ people would have done anyway. But 50-year-old Venkatraman is a different k..
CEO, Dr. R. Seetharaman has been conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Banker Middle East at the Industry Awards 2015 Ceremony held in Dubai on Wed, 27th May 2015. This award was to honor Dr. Seetharaman’s “Contribution to the industry, not only as the leader of one of the Middle East’s most dynamic banks but for his personal contribution to the greater understanding of the economic development of the re..



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