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Weekly Positive News: Here is a list of 8 Positive News received in the first week of New Year


Highlights

A former techie teaches kids about agriculture
UPI transactions hit a record high
100% biodegradable tableware
France bans plastic packaging for fruits & vegetable
Tamil Nadu woman driver breaking stereotypes
India achieves 1 crore vaccine milestone in its vaccination drive for children aged 15-18
India’s 1st covid antiviral pill MOFLU gets launched
India wins U-19 Asia Cup for 8th time

The first week of the New Year 2022 was blessed with many positive news. From France banning plastic to getting teenagers jabbed with Corona vaccine, we received up with dozens of positive stories.

Here is a list of 8 Positive News received in the first week of New Year

Good News: A former techie teaches kids about agriculture

A software engineer-turned-farmer, Srivathsa Govindaraju, started his farm 13 years ago with the intent of “respecting nature as it is and to understand how it functions”.

From teething families to providing forestry training to police in their effort to fight Naxalites, he has done it all.

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Now he looks to tie up with educational institutions and teach children about several vital issues about the agricultural industry through sustainable farming.

Weekly Positive News: UPI transactions hit a record high

Weekly Positive News
Weekly Positive News

Transactions under the UPI (Unified Payment Interface) hit a record high of 456 crores in December 2021, surpassing the earlier high observed in October.

Compared to transactions in December 2020, the use of UPI has doubled both in value and volume.

The surge in transactions is the reflection of increasing digital payment adoption as well as the rise in economic activity.

Weekly Positive News: 100% biodegradable tableware

An Ayodhya venture, Yash Pakka, manufactures 100% biodegradable and compostable tableware (bowls, containers, food trays plates) sourced from waste sugarcane fibre.

“We take waste sugarcane fibre from sugar mills located in a 100-mile radius around us. Later we turn it into a pulp and then use it to make plates and bowls that can be used disposable”, explains Ved Krishna, strategy head of Yash Pakka Limited.

Weekly Positive News: France bans plastic packaging for fruits & vegetable

Weekly Positive News
Weekly Positive News

A new law banning plastic packaging on most vegetables and fruit comes into effect in France from New Year 2022.

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Over one third of vegetable and fruit products in France were sold in plastic wrapping.

President Emmanuel Macron called the ban “a real revolution” and said it showed the country’s commitment to phase out single-use plastics by 2040.

Weekly Positive News: Tamil Nadu woman driver breaking stereotypes

K Chitra, from Tamil Nadu, began driving an auto-rickshaw at the age of 21, in 1999.

It was not easy for her as people around her raised their eyebrows. However, over the years, she has learned to take it all in her stride.

Today, several lawyers, government officers, students, and many other women are her trusted customers of Chitra, who commute only by her autorickshaw.

Weekly Positive News: India achieves 1 crore vaccine milestone in its vaccination drive for children aged 15-18

India’s fight against COVID registered another achievement as over 1 crore youngsters between 15-18 age group have received 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine. India achieved this on the 3rd day of the vaccination drive for children. 147 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered so far with more than 96 lakh vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours.

Weekly Positive News: India’s 1st COVID antiviral pill MOFLU gets launched

The COVID antiviral drug Molnupiravir, ‘Moflu’ is now available in India at ₹1399 for a 5-day course for mild to moderate infection. This is India’s 1st Covid Antiviral pill and has recovered approval from an expert panel of the Central drugs Standard Control Organisation for restricted use in an emergency.

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Cipla, Sun Pharma, and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories are also expected to bring out Molnupiravir capsules.

Weekly Positive News: India wins U-19 Asia Cup for 8th time

Beating Sri Lanka in the final match, India won the Under-19 Asia Cup in Dubai International Stadium. The Indian team achieved this feat by taking 9 wickets in merely 21.3 overs. For the 8th time, India bagged this title and scripted history.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi displayed an outstanding performance as he scored a half-century.

If you found it informative and positive, do not forget to share positivity with your friends and family.

Happy weekend!

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Ayushi Mittal

In her journey to become a journalist, Ayushi can inculcate your tale through her news writings. You may find her with a mike in protests, rallies, or in museums. So what's your story?
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