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Shah Rukh Khan Will Be Honored at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos

Shah Rukh Khan Will Be Honored at the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 will take place in Davos Klosters, Switzerland from January 23-26th  under the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”. This year, Bollywood film actor and celebrity Shah Rukh Khan, award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and musician Elton John are the recipients of the 24th Annual Crystal Award....
World’s First Dedicated IT Park to Launch in India

World’s First Dedicated IT Park to Launch in India

On the eve of International Day of Disabled Persons 2017, the Telangana government made an exciting announcement that the world’s first dedicated IT park for people with disabilities will be launching in Hyderabad. The park, which will have facilities for training, residential quarters and delivery centers for domestic and international clients, will create jobs for...
97 Firewomen Join India’s Brigade

97 Firewomen Join India’s Brigade

Women are joining the fire brigade in India! Before, there were just 18 women personnel and now, for the first time in history, the department has recruited 97 firewomen at one time. Most of the new recruits hail from rural parts of Maharashtra, including Sinnar in Nashik district, Sindhudurg, Jalgaon, etc. While the 18 firewomen...
Tech Savvy: Vehicle Helps Carry Books for Teachers

Tech Savvy: Vehicle Helps Carry Books for Teachers

Heavy books and papers can be a hassle for students but also for teachers. Two students in Bengaluru have created a vehicle that helps teachers move papers and notebooks between classrooms. The Autonomous Transport Vehicle (ATV), designed and developed by Vikram Mishra and Gaurang Bharti, students of Oakridge International School, Sarjapur, navigates on its own...
Project Rupantara Brings Hope to Kids in India  

Project Rupantara Brings Hope to Kids in India  

Happy Halloween! Which is why it is the perfect time to share the story of the Kalpalli Burial Ground in Karnataka, India. Not to fret, this story is not full of ghosts or ghouls, as this family cemetery turns into a school for children at night. Led by Samuel Gladson and Gleeda D’Silva, kids aged...
India’s First Blind-and-Sighted Tandem Expedition is Huge Success

India’s First Blind-and-Sighted Tandem Expedition is Huge Success

  At fifteen years old, Manasvi Baheti rode a tandem with her father from Manali in Himachal Pradesh to the Khardung La mountain pass in Jammu & Kashmir. Something that most people will not accomplish in their lifetime and she also accomplished this while being legally blind. Manasvi and her father Kailash’s adventure was part...
Girls Who Code: Inspiring Interest in Technology Among Young Girls

Girls Who Code: Inspiring Interest in Technology Among Young Girls

Meet Reshma Saujani, the woman that 40,000 young girls look up to as a role model. Founder of Girls Who Code, Saujani has changed the landscape for girls in the United States. The program is building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States by teaching them the fundamentals of coding and...
Instagram Project Pays Homage to Kolkata

Instagram Project Pays Homage to Kolkata

Thanks to a special project on Instagram, we can now explore Kolkata like never before! Calcutta Houses, started by three friends—Manish Golder, Sidhartha Hajra, and Sayan Dutta—aims to archive the city’s rich tableau of heritage homes which are increasingly being torn down to make way for modern commercial and residential buildings. The project follows in...
Zoho Corporation Brings Career Dreams to India’s Youth

Zoho Corporation Brings Career Dreams to India’s Youth

  Zoho Corporation is running an unconventional but successful Zoho University (ZU) initiative where it trains high school graduates in India to be software programmers at its company. Conceived 12 years ago with just six students, ZU now has 350 students at its location within Zoho’s offices in Chennai and Tenkasi. For students, ZU’s appeal...
Helpusgreen Recycles India’s Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

Helpusgreen Recycles India’s Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

  In India, it is very common for people to show religious devotion with flowers. Every year, around 800 million tons of blossoms (red roses, yellow marigolds, prickly xanthiums, etc.) are deposited at the nation’s temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, creating a colorful, but tricky waste problem. Because the flowers have been used for worship,...
Rockefeller Foundation Develops Smart Power Initiative in India

Rockefeller Foundation Develops Smart Power Initiative in India

In India, about 237 million people in rural areas live without reliable electricity. Without electricity, people’s options are limited, access to basic services is restricted, and quality of life is adversely affected.  Everyone is in agreement that electrification has the potential to transform lives.  At the same time, however, governments and other funders recognize that...
School in India Achieves Net Zero

School in India Achieves Net Zero

Aversa Academy in India just completed what seemed like the impossible. Set in a rural village 90 miles away from Mumbai, the school had limited sources available to build the academy and maintain it. This is where the architects of the project, Mumbai-based Case Design, decided to build the school using Net Zero capability. “Net...