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Peter Tabichi recipient of Global Teacher Prize 2019

Peter Tabichi, a science teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help poorer students, has been crowned the world’s best teacher and awarded a $1m prize in Dubai. He is the maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley, has ..

India achieved 84% decline in TB deaths among HIV patients

India has attained an 84% decrease in tuberculosis deaths among the people living with HIV by 2017. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS, this has become the highest recorded decline among 20 nations and it is also three years ahead of the 2020 deadline. UNAIDS has persuade countries to step up action to meet ..

Trump did not coordinate with Russia in 2016 : Mueller report

The Special Counsel Robert Mueller has found no evidence for Mr Trump to coordinate with Russia during his election campaign in 2016. The report has still not been put for public’s view. The Democrats point out that Mr Mueller found evidence for and against obstruction and are demanding for full report. They also insisted that ..

Reviving the lost languages

Professor Zuckermann of Australia is preserving the linguistic diversity of Australia. Australia is said to have had 250 languages during the colonial. However due to its geographical isolation, many are unknown. One of the languages called the Guugu gave the word “Kangaroo”. Unfortunately, there are only 775 people speaking the language. The reason behind the ..

SAIL launches Smart steel Garbage Bins

The Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has launched smart garbage bins made of stainless steel. These smart garbage bins will be able to send a signal to the garbage collection vehicle about the ‘fill-up’ position of the bin, aiding better cleaning and lower human intervention. The environment-friendly garbage bins will be made of SAIL ..

NGT directs CPCB to prepare a noise pollution map

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to prepare a noise pollution map and remedial action plan to solve the issue across the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the CPCB to identify noise pollution hotspots and categorise cities with specified hotspots and ..

India wins first prize in TV Cinema Spot at international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019

The Union Ministry of Tourism has won the First Prize in the category of TV Cinema Spot at the prestigious international Golden City Gate Tourism Awards 2019. The awards were given for the following promotional films and TV commercials produced under the Incredible India 2.0 Campaign: Yogi of the Racetrack, The Reincarnation of Mr. and ..

SANH to be established with funding from UK Research and Innovation under its Global Challenges Research Fund

The South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH) is a major international research programme to tackle the challenge that nitrogen pollution poses for environment, food security, human health and the economy in South Asia. The SANH will be established with funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under its Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). 18 Indian research ..