On 1 July, Neeraj Murmu from Jharkhand was conferred with the Diana Award 2020 through a virtual ceremony for his fight against child labour. “Education is of no use to me if I cannot share it with others. It was education that pulled me out of mica mines and child
In 2018, when Meenakshi C was made the Conservator of Forests in Kerala’s Central Region, her aim was to eliminate the age-old use of polythene bags to raise seedlings, and increase the awareness among youngsters about the positive effects of greenery in urban areas. “Every year, the Forestry Department distributes
When the lockdown forced Sreedevi Gopalan, 25, a final year B.ed student to return to her house in Malappuram, Kerala, she constantly felt an urge to do something to support the family financially. “I didn’t exactly have a happy childhood. Throughout my school days, I’ve seen my mom and dad
This article is part of NRI Spotlight, a series of articles by The Better India to recognise inspiring Indians living abroad who have set up successful businesses and careers for themselves in a foreign country. In this series, we try to understand how they did it, and what we can
Among the treatments for COVID-19 patients, some doctors have resorted to an existing method of fighting infectious diseases — plasma transfusions. Plasma is a component of blood. The simple process involves extracting the blood containing the antibodies of the infection the donor has recovered from. Once the plasma is separated
Before the pandemic drove things awry, people would throng the club patio at South City-1 in Gurugram during the early hours every Sunday. A long line of people would queue up in front of the closed gates of a marketplace, waiting to fill up their grocery bags with organic goodness.
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