'Pushpa Raj jhukta hai': Allu Arjun TURNS green warrior for environment

Pushpa star Allu Arjun has turned into a 'green warrior' as he nurtures several plants at his workplace and home. Arjun prefers gifting pots of small plants and seeds to his near and dear ones on special occasions. The actor will start shooting for Pushpa: The Rule soon.
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Plan for the vulnerable: India's heat emergency must be humane

India’s spring heatwave spell, when maximum temperatures went up to 46-47 degrees Celsius over several parts of northwest, central, and east India, made the global scientific community take note of the unprecedented event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier this month, chaired a meeting on heatwave preparedness where he directed states and districts to come up with heat action plans.
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The many arguments for and against, abortion rights

A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion sent shockwaves across the U.S. When it revealed that the nation’s highest court planned to overturn Roe v Wade. Amnesty International said that “any regression in protection of the right to abortion would not only stand to damage the global perception of the United States”
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Devendra Fadnavis warns of tit-for-tat response after egg attack on Smriti...

Devendra Fadnavis decried the law and order situation in Maharashtra. He said the attack on Smriti Irani is cowardly and BJP will give a tit-for-tat response. The former Chief Minister was leaving the Bal Gandharva auditorium in Pune on Monday after releasing the Marathi version of a book on the political journey of her senior Cabinet colleague Amit Shah.
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Heatwaves are the new normal

For India, April was the hottest in 122 years and followed the hottest March on record. Delhi-NCR set a new record with the mercury passing the 49 degree mark at Mungeshpur (northwest Delhi) on Sunday. On average, two heatwave events occur during the season in the heatwave zones, lasting between five and seven days.
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Sachin Tendulkar to continue as UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador for 20th year

Sachin Tendulkar will continue as UNICEF’s ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ for a record 20th year. The cricketer will continue to work for the welfare of underprivileged children. In 2003, he was chosen to take lead in the initiative to create awareness and promote polio prevention.
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Leaky roofs, contaminated water, no safety for women: Residents of Tamil...

Chennai has seen one of the biggest eviction drives carried out for “conservation of water bodies” and “providing disaster resilient housing” for vulnerable communities. “I live with my 12-year-old physically challenged grandson. My old-age pension is the only source of income for my family. With Rs 1,000 as a monthly income, how can I survive?” asked 62-year old Kausalya.
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Cab driver wins over internet after refusing ride to racist customers

Jimmy Bode, a Lyft driver, confronted two racist customers who booked a ride with him. A woman named Jackie gets in his cab outside Fossils Last Stand bar in Pennsylvania. After exchanging greetings with the driver she says, “Wow, you're like a white guy” and pats Bode on the shoulder.
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Women activists demand ban on Samastha Kerala Jem-iyyathul Ulama over...

Samastha Kerala Jem-iyyathul Ulama condemned their statement defending the misogynist remarks of a Muslim cleric towards a girl student in Kerala. The activities stated that while on one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly making efforts in the society for the women's upliftment, such organisations follow Talibani ideologies.
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Mumbai: BMC plans dedicated feeding areas for stray dogs

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) planning to create dedicated feeding areas for stray dogs. The civic body has started to identify designated spaces in each ward, BMC sources said. As per a census conducted by BMC health department in 2014, there are over 95,000 stray dogs in Mumbai.
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Pune: Leprosy foundation creates alumni network, holds workshop

Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation (S-ILF) has formed an alumni network in Maharashtra. The organisation is dedicated to the social and economic empowerment of people affected by leprosy and their families. The workshop was held in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
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Acts of kindness help less privileged face harsh summer

Good Samaritans have stepped up to help those in need by distributing food, water and other essentials. Shailee Mayur Shah, who runs a Facebook page, has been distributing water to those toiling on the roads of Gurugram. Nikhil Garg, along with other volunteers, have been distributing fruit drinks and fruit drinks.
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90% underprivileged students did not receive proper education during pandemic

A survey conducted across six states of India by the Pune-based Spherule Foundation has revealed that nearly 90% of underprivileged students did not receive proper education during the pandemic. The younger students seem to have forgotten a lot of what they were taught, says Dr Geeta Bora.
#GeetaBora #SpheruleFoundation #Pune #India #JobsEducation #Education #PeopleSociety