1/ “When we are young, we hear stories of soldiers sacrificing their lives for the countries and working at the forefront. So when a crisis like this came, I knew I had to be among the ones serving the patients,” begins Dr Divya Singh.
2/ A few months ago, Dr Singh, who is an MS in General Surgery, had moved to Djibouti, Africa, along with her husband who works with the Indian Foreign Services.
But on hearing about the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to return to India anticipating an increased need for doctors
3/ “I returned to India in March when the number of positive cases was just about under 400. Within a week, I received a request for help from a volunteer group based in Mumbai. They required medical professionals to help with the pandemic surveillance Worli and Dharavi slums."
2/ For four decades now, Kaamegowda (a shepherd from in Karnataka's Mandya district) has been quietly going about his job of digging ponds on a barren hill near his village Daasanadoddi.
3/ What inspired him to do this? While taking his flock of sheep grazing on the hillside, Kaamegowda would see scores of stressed animals and birds struggling to quench their thirst due to the lack of watering holes on the hill.
#SustainableHomes#Thread 1/ Rajesh & Vallari Shah’s home in #Bengaluru is powered by the sun, covers 9 months of water requirements through rainwater harvesting, grows 90% of its food organically and is also car-free!
Here are a few steps the couple follow: 👇
2/ Installing an 18-solar panel system with the capacity of 3KW. Apart from the microwave and the water pump; the lights, fans, fridge, computers, washing machine run on solar.
For most of the year, barring rainy days, the family lives off the electric grid.
3/ Vallari not only nurtures a terrace garden but has also converted an open-space in front of their home into a community organic backyard.
“The space in front of our house was lying vacant. Rather than having garbage thrown there, I thought why not convert it into a garden?"
2/ "When we went to distribute the ration kits, we discovered that the young ones had nothing to eat. They really needed milk," says Zeeshan Javid of Bengaluru, who joined hands with his cousins Zufishan Pasha and Shehzar Sheriff to initiate 'Mission Milk'.
3/ Under this, volunteers distribute milk packets to underprivileged kids whose families cannot afford this vital nutrient. What started with just 60 litres of milk, has now evolved into a 400-litre a day operation.
Apart from serving free lunch everyday between 2 pm to 3 pm, the cafe has also offered to home-deliver food to those who are unable to travel to its location. The team has also started delivering food to policemen working on the streets.
#India's Cleanest City, #Indore:
> 700+ new toilets & urinals built
> 850+ black spots removed
> 3,000+ roadside bins installed
> total door-to-door segregated waste collection
> live tracking system to monitor garbage vans
Thread: How #Indore Became Garbage-Free and Beat Every Other City to It
They don’t make them like Jagadish Chandra Bose anymore.
The first person from the Indian subcontinent to receive a US patent, Bose was a pioneer in the field of wireless telecommunication – a field which would eventually lead to invention of the radio, TV, WiFi & cell phones.
He invented the Mercury Coherer, a radio wave receiver that was later used by Guglielmo Marconi to build the first operational transatlantic two-way radio that was capable of communicating across 2,000 miles.
And that is not the only achievement under his belt.
A physicist, botanist, and an author, Bose was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1920, becoming the first Indian to be honoured by the Royal Society in the field of science.
All this even though he was not allowed access to science labs under the British rule!