The Supreme Court decriminalised part of Section 377 of the archaic Indian Penal Code that criminalises consensual gay sex today, saying it was irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The judgement is historic in the precedent that is set and also ushers in a new slew of freedom that was often muffed under a colonial-era law …

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An Ahmedabad-based NGO, Dreams Foundation, has come up with a renewed way to visualise dreams in a workplace and honour their patrons. Their program “Happy Spaces” is a colourful and fun way to give to back to those who give to them. Confused? Please read on. The Happy Spaces initiative ensures that you get beautiful …

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A constant upsurge in rainfall, overflowing rivers, and frequent landslides have led to a horrific catastrophe in major regions of Kerala, with the death toll rising to 79. Services by the Southern Railways and in the Kochi Airport have been suspended for the time being and rescue operations are rampant in the area. But, every …

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3M in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry, once again brings the Young Innovators Challenge Awards 2018 for India’s youth. This is an annual online competition to identify, encourage, source and recognise the ability of young people to create new solutions to challenges of sustainability. The Challenge is searching for disruptive future ready innovations & solutions …

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I am Karttikeya Mangalam, a senior undergraduate in Electrical Engineering. Last semester, I was at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland as an exchange student in the Dept. of Computer Science. This incident happened in the first week of February 2018 when I was coming back from Geneva to New Delhi Via Moscow after writing my final …

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In Chess parlance, Checkmate is the position in which a player’s king is in check, threatened with capture, and there is no way to remove the threat. Essentially, this means that a player has potentially lost. But, this term has transcended into routine lingo to signify ‘Defeat’. But, Chess prodigy Devanshi Rathi’s initiative Project Checkmate tries to reverse the literal effect …

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India is a home to a healthy lot of freshwater lakes. But, sadly, most of them have faced an impending doom either due to government apathy or because of public ignorance. One such lake, that had faced a similar fate, was the Ansupa lake of Odisha. Ansupa is the only Freshwater lake in Odisha but …

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A new software tool can help reduce the risk of triggering manmade earthquakes by calculating the probability that oil and gas production activities will trigger slip in nearby faults. A new, freely available software tool developed by Stanford scientists will enable energy companies and regulatory agencies to calculate the probability of triggering manmade earthquakes from …

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School was never the only means to an end for Chetanya Golechha, Mrigank Gujjar and Utsav Jain who are Class X students of Neerja Modi School in Jaipur. They always felt that they had the capacity to go beyond of what they were being taught in the conventional setup. This thirst of venturing into the …

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LIST CURATED VIA GLOBAL CITIZEN Donate to International Red Cross The International Red Cross is standing at the ready to help Syrians still trapped in Eastern Aleppo. You can support their efforts to treat the wounded, make sure children are properly fed and cared for, and to get people to safety as quickly as possible …

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