- Bankers cycle to work for green benefits
In a novel initiative to promote health and green environment, Surat-based Varachha Co-operative Bank Ltd (VCB) has started giving its employees monetary incentives if they cycle to work daily.
- IIT Madras tech turns fabric into sewed garment, virtually
Small fashion boutiques and designers could now virtually visualise a piece of fabric into any neatly sewn Indian garment on a mannequin or a model for sale on online portals by using a software
- First tribal student from Palakkad gets into IIT
A tribal student from the remote Kalkandiyur tribal hamlet in Kottathara on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border of Attapadi passed GATE and got admission for MTech at IIT-Palakkad. M Krishnadas, belonging to
- CHARUSAT engg student bags Rs 30L package in Covid times
Layoffs and salary cuts have become new Covid-19 norms. But the pandemic-induced gloom has not affected job prospects of engineering students at Changa-based Charotar University of Science and
- IIT-Madras develops nano-coated magnesium implants for bone fractures
IIT-M researchers have developed nano-coated magnesium alloy mesh cage implants, as an alternative for titanium support for fractured bones, which can degrade slowly and get absorbed in the body as
- 17-year-old Surat girl UNEP’s green ambassador in India
Being passionately involved in the protection of her environment has literally taken her places. Meet Surat teenager, Khushi Chindaliya, who has been appointed as Regional Ambassador (RA) for India by
- English professor in Bengaluru innovates straw from coconut leaf
He is an English professor in Bengaluru, but his sustainable innovation has won him laurels globally. Prof Saji Varghese from Christ University crafted a product out of coconut leaves, which is not
- Glass into sand: Delhi teen finds place on UN green list
Udit Singhal, who founded a startup to turn glass bottles into sand, has been named among 17 people in the United Nation’s 2020 Class of Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The
- Villagers build bridge in Gaya on their own
For nearly 30 years, it was a bridge too far the villagers of Budhaul, till they decided to take things into their own hands, literally.
- 103-year-old gets the better of Covid in Telangana
Setting a record of sorts, a 103-year-old man, living in a senior citizens’ home in Kondapur, battled Covid-19 virus and won. Admitted at the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (Tims), he is
- Paralysed and comatose after snake bite, 5-year-old boy recovers
A five-year-old boy who was paralysed and slipped into a coma after he was bitten by a snake during a spell of rain is now back to his normal self. A crowdfunding initiative raised close to Rs 4 lakh
- Age no bar for these silver corona warriors!
Dr Ramesh Patel, a Paldi-based general physician, contracted Covid-19 in mid-May. He was under medical observation in a hospital for 20 days as he is 70. But soon after his discharge, he resumed duty
- Rs 1 crore fine waived, Telangana man returns after 13 yrs
A man from Telangana, who was stuck in Dubai for 13 years without any valid documents, landed in Hyderabad on Monday after he got a penalty waiver of 500,000 dirhams (Rs 1 crore) from the UAE
- Village head builds bamboo bridge for SSB troopers in UP's Pilibhit
25-metre-long and 1.2-metre-wide bamboo bridge on a deep water channel — just 200 metres from the Indo-Nepal Border — in Pilibhit district constructed by Bamanpur Bhagirath village
- Maharashtra: Madrassa to train 200 constable aspirants
Perhaps for the first time in India, a madrassa has engaged a private coaching institute to give free pre-recruitment training to around 200 minority candidates aspiring to join police constabulary in
- Surat pedals green learning with ‘Cyclology’ in school curriculum
Diamond City is creating a new benchmark in green learning with its innovative approach to promote cycling among young children. To pedal up its efforts, the civic body has designed a course
- 14 Chennai flyovers to get vertical gardens
After a lull of seven months, Greater Chennai Corporation has resumed work to install vertical gardens underneath 14 of the city’s flyovers.
- Karnataka: 105-year-old beats Covid-19
An elderly woman, who, her family says, is 105 years old, has recovered from Covid-19. Kamalamma Linganagouda Hiregoudra is a resident of Kataraki village in Koppal district.
- Plant-and-earn livelihood for the specially-abled in Bhopal
Arushi educational institute for specially-abled youngsters has started a nursery on its campus that will be run and maintained by current and pass-out students of the institute.
- 1,450 tn of hilsa on way to Bengal as B'desh lifts export ban
In less than a week, fish lovers in the city can load their shopping bags with the most coveted catch of the season at their local markets. A huge consignment of ‘Padmar ilish’ is on its way from
- Mudhol hound is as good as a Belgian Malinois
In a first, eleven dogs belonging to south Indian breeds like Mudhol hound, Chippiparai and Kanni are being trained as explosives detection canines at the State Dog Training School (SDTS) in Kerala
- Yogi Adityanath's demand rekindles hope for airports in Meerut, Bareilly
A long standing demand of Uttar Pradesh to have multiple airports in western part of the state received a major boost when Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath renewed the demand and urged the Central
- Case fatality rate: Seven Kerala districts among India’s best 10
Seven districts in the state are among India's 10 best performing districts in Covid-19 control, estimated on the basis of case fatality rate (CFR) or proportion of deaths to cases in a particular
- As tribute to mother, doctor extends help to poor girls in Jhansi
Breaking the stereotype, a doctor in Jhansi, during the Shraadh ceremony of his mother on Tuesday, preferred to donate a fixed deposit worth Rs 5,000 to 25 poor girls instead of feeding the people of
- Mizoram sows seeds of street reading in Arunachal Pradesh
With libraries situated far away, most children in Arunachal Pradesh fail to develop reading habits in their growing up years, affecting their overall learning. To reverse this trend, a 30-year-old
- Mumbai youth defies cerebral palsy and dyslexia, makes it to IIM
He needs the services of a scribe to take written examinations. He limps but dares to travel by local train in Mumbai. His speech is slurred but his emotions convey his thoughts with utmost clarity.