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This Indian officer used the lockdown time restore a river and generate hundreds of jobs

Many daily wage earners in India were rendered jobless due to lockdown and movement restriction because of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. They had no other option but to move back to their villages, mostly in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. On the other hand, Kalyani river, a small river in Uttar Pradesh that was once the source of irrigation for farmers, had dried up from silt accumulation. Last year,...

June 26, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Scientists find a way to convert CO2 emissions into chemical building blocks for fuel

Till now, it was believed that transforming harmful CO2 emissions into useful products is an expensive and complicated process. But a team of chemical engineers from UNSW, Sydney, has come up with a technology that helps convert harmful carbon dioxide emissions into chemical building blocks to make useful industrial products like fuel and plastics. If adopted on a large scale, the process could give the world...

June 25, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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9-year-old heros raised $100,000 to support black-owned businesses and neighborhoods

Kamryn Johnson might be just 9 years old, but the little hero, along with five of her friends, has been making bracelets tirelessly since the past few weeks and donating the money to support black-owned businesses and neighborhoods. It all started one day when Kamryn Johnson and five of her friends were bored. So, in order to have a little bit of fun, they had the bright idea to sell some bracelets. Rather than...

June 24, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This school librarian delivers books using drones as libraries remain closed

Kelly Passek is a middle-school librarian in Virginia, and she was one of the first customers of a drone delivery service launched last year by Wing. When libraries were shut to the public amid the coronavirus outbreak, Kelly came up with a unique idea to ensure kids could still rent books. After seeing how quickly her household items were delivered, she petitioned Wing to take on library books, too. She asked...

June 19, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Band-aid announces its product range will include bandages with a range of skin tones

As Black Lives Matter protests are rocking the world, Band-aid recently made an announcement that it will finally be producing bandages in diverse skin tones to how solidarity with the protesters. “We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you,” the company wrote on Instagram. “We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, collaborators and community in the fight against racism, violence and injustice. We...

June 18, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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During COVID-19 lockdown, this newspaper delivery man made over 500 grocery store runs for seniors

Amid COVID-19 lockdown over the past two months, Greg Dailey, a 50-year-old newspaper delivery man, made more than 500 grocery store runs for senior citizens residing near his home in East Windsor, New Jersey. The kind-hearted man said the idea came after an 88-year-old customer asked him to throw her newspaper closer to her garage when he was making his delivery rounds. He realized that if the woman needed help...

June 17, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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New Zealand celebrates as the country manages to eradicate COVID-19

After no new COVID-19 cases were reported in New Zealand for over two weeks, the country has decided to lift almost all coronavirus-related restrictions and is looking to restart its economy. Under new rules, social distancing is not required and there are no limits on public gatherings, but borders remain closed to foreigners. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters she did “a little dance”...

June 12, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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With the help of local people, this Indian Principal served 10,000 cooked meals to seniors during COVID-19 lockdown

Puducherry is a beautiful union territory in India that boasts of beautiful beaches and calm surroundings. However, the coronavirus crisis has struck this stunning place too, as is evident from the currently-deserted beaches. However, one man has taken to heart the idea that ‘a crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things we could not do before.’ Principal of Tagore Government Arts and Science College in...

June 11, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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Dozens of people come together to lift van off a woman trapped under it after a car crash

In a serious collision between a van and a truck in Indianapolis, a woman was thrown off the van and unfortunately, got trapped underneath the vehicle. Thankfully, within a few moments, a crowd of people came together to rescue her. “You could see the lady was underneath the van,” Laurie Collins, a lady who witnessed the scene, said. “All of a sudden, all these people came out of nowhere, all...

June 10, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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This Indian duo turns shipping containers into sustainable homes and offices

We all know the construction industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world and accounts for almost 40% of the global carbon emissions. But since we all need a place to call home, this sector continues to thrive. However, we do have a choice to live in a home that has been constructed in a sustainable manner. An Indian design studio – ‘Studio Alternatives’ – run by duo Dhara Kabaria...

June 05, 2020 by pooja pooja 0 Comments
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