Start your week right with some positive and good news
From suspension of farmers’ protests to Vicky-Katrina weddings, a lot of things buzzed all this weekend. Hence, we came up with some good news. Start your week right with 7 positive and good news!
Good news: Asha worker makes it to Forbes
Meet Matilda Kullu, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker from Sundargarh district in Odisha who has been listed among the most prominent women personalities in the country by Forbes India. pic.twitter.com/Bt0W0ZKELV
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) November 30, 2021
Sundargarh based ASHA worker Matilda Kullu made it to Forbes India’s W-Power 2021 list for her work during the pandemic in Odisha.
Apart from creating awareness among villagers on health services, her duties include medical care for pregnant women and mothers, antenatal/postnatal check-ups, immunization, and much more.
Good news: A second chance
Dev Pratap ran away from home and was a ragpicker. He was addicted to drugs and even began robbing people to find the money for drugs.
Life took a turn when he was sentenced to a jail term of 15 days, and the kindness of a stranger transformed him.
The stranger gave him a job as a waiter and now he is the store manager of a reputed company.
He now serves the slum people by providing meals and an education setting called Voice of Slum, which offers education to over 800 slum kids.
Good news: Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
Madhya Pradesh government’s Ladli Laxmi Yojana (LLY), a flagship scheme to uplift the girl child aims at issuing a crackdown on female infanticide, changing the conservative mindset on the upbringing of the girl child.
On turning 21, the girl becomes entitled to ₹139415 girls have benefitted under the LLY.
Good news: Talking Gloves for the speech impaired
A team of innovators at the Indian Institute of Technology (@iitjodhpur) and All India Institute Of Medical Science (@aiims_jodhpur) in #Jodhpur has developed low-cost 'Talking Gloves' for people with speech disability, the institutes announced. pic.twitter.com/X1M7GisJJi
— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) November 29, 2021
In what could be a significant breakthrough for persons with speech disabilities, doctors and engineers from the AIIMS Jodhpur and IIT Jodhpur, have developed low-cost ‘Talking Gloves’.
Priced at less than ₹5000, this device uses the principles of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) to help a person with a speech disability to convert hand gestures into voices or texts.
This enables that person to communicate their message independently.
Good news: Relief for women sex workers
BMC in collaboration with 'Apne Aap Women' s Collective' vaccinated Female Sex Workers in Kamathipura @mybmcWardE area.
132 women were vaccinated in this initiative. #EveryMumbaikarVaccinated pic.twitter.com/TlpDreGRKm
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) October 25, 2021
The women sex workers community was among the worst affected during the pandemic, with their livelihoods completely shattered.
Despite immense suffering, many of them still helped the frontline, distributing drugs for those afflicted with HIV/AIDS, medicines for diabetics, etc, with little to no funding.
CAC (COVID Action Collab), a virtual body of 339 members who came together in March 2020, have as of 20 November 2021, vaccinated nearly 1.24 lakh WSW (Women Sex Workers) across 5 states.
Good news: River rejuvenated
Mining, Industrial Waste, incineration of Coal had completely dried #Heval River in #chamba, #Uttarkhand
Narendra Nagar Forest Divisonal Officer Dharam Singh used the technique called AQUIFER RECHARGE helping 23 villages get their drinking, Irrigation from Heval River. pic.twitter.com/la5BvqlaOg
— Srikanth Matrubai (@SrikantMatrubai) December 2, 2021
Over one lakh people in 23 villages used to get their drinking and irrigation water from the Heval river. However, due to mining, the release of industrial waste, and fossil fuels had forced the river to dry up.
Dharam Singh Meena, a divisional forest officer in Uttarakhand started a project to rejuvenate the river.
It resulted in substantial water recharge, increase, increase in water discharge level in 23 springs, afforestation of 697 hectares with plantation of around 988400 trees.
All this work also generated employment in 34 panchayats.
Good news: Balkrishna Doshi was awarded 2022 RIBA Royal Gold medal for architecture
📢 BREAKING NEWS: Acclaimed Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi to receive the 2022 #RoyalGoldMedal, the UK’s highest honours for architecture, approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen. Read more: https://t.co/ji4TKGRY35 pic.twitter.com/K6Sfd5VRQB
— RIBA (@RIBA) December 9, 2021
India’s well-known architect Balkrishna Doshi is chosen for the Royal Gold Medal 2022 which is given by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). This is the world’s highest honour for architecture.
The Royal Gold medal is approved directly by Queen Elizabeth II and a person or group of people who have had a significant influence on the advancement of architecture, receives this honour. Shreyas Comprehensive School Campus in Ahmedabad, the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and Amdavad ni Gufa are some of the examples of his work.