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Akshay Kumar Backs a Campaign on Menstrual Hygiene Day

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May 28 of every year is observed as the Menstrual Hygiene Day to create awareness on the importance of proper menstrual hygiene management, across the globe.

This year, Actor Akshay Kumar has teamed up with an NGO called Samarpan to create awareness and provide free sanitary napkins and kits to underprivileged women living in urban areas. Under the lockdown, when the availability of the essential needs like food and water is scarce, menstrual hygiene is ignored.

Samarpan is a group of doctors and civil servants coming forward to campaign with the aim to serve migrant workers and daily wagers, including women. They raised funds with the help of ketto.org, which belongs to Kunal Kapoor and Varun Sheth. In collaboration with police and civilians, Samarpan has distributed about 2.5 million meals per month, 25,000 milk packets, and about 20,000 sanitary kits in some major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and Jodhpur.

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Sixty sanitary pads vending machines have been set up across Maharashtra by the PadMan Actor Akshay Kumar and Aadhitya Thackery, the leader of Yuva Sena.

“Menstruation and periods are still taboo words in our society,” said Akshay in a gathering. He took to twitter and shared his wishes to the girls and women saying:

Akshay Kumar, who had made a hit with the film, ‘PadMan,’ has highlighted the importance of menstrual hygiene and the health of women and girls in society. The social drama movie directed by R.Balki is based on the real-life hero, Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He invented low-cost sanitary pads and introduced it across the country.

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This man was celebrated by making him the protagonist of the book, ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’ by Twinkle Khanna, the producer of PadMan. He was also referred to in many such works making him a national hero, who certainly deserves a salute on this day.

Radhika Apte, a cast member of PadMan, also wished women on Menstrual Hygiene Day from her Instagram account.

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Happy menstrual hygiene day!! #28thmay #menstrualhygieneday

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Other celebrities who took to social media are, Twinkle Khanna who tweeted.

And Miss World 2017, Manushi Chillhar who initiated Project Shakti, tweeted,

Why is Menstrual Hygiene a national concern?

Next in the line to Swacch Bharath is Menstrual hygiene, as it has a great impact on the health of women and girls. In 2019, when India was declared as open – defecation free country, Akshay Kumar immediately expressed his plea that the same attention be provided for Menstrual hygiene.

Only 36% of menstruating women are using sanitary napkins in the country. Almost 23 million girls drop out of school every year due to the lack of proper menstrual sanitation facilities, according to a report by the NGO Dasra.

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59 Chinese Mobile Apps Banned in India; Here Are Others to Replace Them

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The Indian GovernmentGovernment has banned 59 Chines apps stating that they pose a threat to the ‘sovereignty and security’ of the Indian system. Some significant and most-used apps like Tik Tok, WeChat, UC Browser, Helo, Club Factory, ShareIT are out of use now. Following the rising tension between the boundaries of India and China, the Indian Government has taken this decision.

They have been banned under the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009, as the officials feel these apps are engaged in activities, ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order.’

An official confirmed that this decision was taken after analyzing all aspects well. He said that these apps have some security and privacy issues that could lead to our data being stolen out of the country. A statement from the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has received many complaints about the users’ information being hacked and misused. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many such complaints from users, besides bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India.

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Many Indian apps are happy with the ban and are welcoming it. They support the decision of the GovernmentGovernment and promise to lend a helping hand.

InMobi said it could expand its platform now. It is the owner of Roposo, a rival of Tik Tok. ShareChat welcomed the Government’sGovernment’s initiative. It is an Indian Social media.

The co-founder and CEO of Bolo Indya, a rival of the Tik Tok, Varun Saxena, welcomed the decision saying that this will widen the opportunities for Indian apps to expand their scope, all the while keeping in mind the Indian culture and data security at the highest priority.

If this is going to be the situation, either the Indian apps will replace or the American apps will. Also, some apps may take an idea from the engineering of Chinese apps. Still, it will lead to an overall slowdown of the ecosystem’s ingenuity anyway, says Deepak Gupta, founding partner at WEH Ventures, which has invested in Indian video blogging platform Trell.

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Here is the complete list of the 59 banned Chinese apps:

TikTok
2. Shareit
3. Kwai
4. UC Browser
5. Baidu map
6. Shein
7. Clash of Kings
8. DU battery saver
9. Helo
10. Likee
11. YouCam makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
16. ROMWE
17. Club Factory
18. Newsdog
19. Beutry Plus
20. WeChat
21. UC News
22. QQ Mail
23. Weibo
24. Xender
25. QQ Music
26. QQ Newsfeed
27. Bigo Live
28. SelfieCity
29. Mail Master
30. Parallel Space
31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
32. WeSync
33. ES File Explorer
34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
35. Meitu
36. Vigo Video
37. New Video Status
38. DU Recorder
39. Vault- Hide
40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
41. DU Cleaner
42. DU Browser
43. Hago Play With New Friends
44. Cam Scanner
45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
46. Wonder Camera
47. Photo Wonder
48. QQ Player
49. We Meet
50. Sweet Selfie
51. Baidu Translate
52. Vmate
53. QQ International
54. QQ Security Center
55. QQ Launcher
56. U Video
57. V fly Status Video
58. Mobile Legends
59. DU Privacy

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Chief Justice Out for a Morning Walk on Harley Davidson, Photos Viral

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The Chief Justice of India was spotted on his Harley Davidson on Sunday morning in Nagpur amidst the public. He was up an early morning walk. A twitter user shared the pictures of the CJI on Limited Edition CVO 2020′ of Harley Davidson on his twitter handle, and it is going viral now. It is said that the CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde has a thing for motorbikes, and it has come to light far. However, it is said that the motorcycle does not belong to the Chief Justice himself.

It seems that the CJI was just checking out the bike of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member’s son in Nagpur. The hi-fi bike is in the name of Rohit Sonbaji Musale, son of Sonba Musale, who is a BJP leader from Nagpur. The picture was taken in Nagpur, which is the native residence of the CJI, who is also there right now due to the lockdown. He is attending hearings online through video conferencing. The last trial was the issue of Jagannathpuri Yatra.

However, there have been mixed feelings with the pictures. Some praise the CJI and call him ‘cool’ and ‘swagger.’ Some criticize him for not wearing a mask, while everyone around him is, and not following social distancing norms amidst the ever-growing coronavirus pandemic. Besides, he was also not wearing a helmet.

It is also said that CJI Bobde is not only fond of bikes, but also has a passion for photography and reading.

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UGC panel proposes discarding exams for students of final year across the country

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UGC committee has proposed the government regarding the cancellation of the examinations for last year students in universities and institutes of higher education across several play notes of India and assessing them marks based on their previous semester examinations and internal assessments rather.

 

The committee is being constructed by the higher education controller to suggest alternative ways of evaluating university students in the pandemic of Covid-19, which has already caused massive disturbances in the country and schools and colleges.

Haryana University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad heads the committee he said that the final semester examinations which was planned to be taken in July in a maximum of the universities in the country as per the modified academic calendar are now may be carried further due to the threat of disclosure to lakhs of students, officers in the HRD ministry told The New Indian Express.

 

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It has accordingly been proposed that examinations should be canceled, and marks for the final exam should be concluded based on the past achievements of every particular student.

 

The council has also said that the pupils who are not pleased with their final semester marks should be given to them based on the results of their previous examination, should be provided an opportunity to improve their scores by taking surveys later when the pandemic subsidiaries. 

 

So giving regards to these recommendations, the UGC is soon predicted to broadcast detailed approaches for higher education institutes delayed this week, officials said. The suggestions are meant to be guidance over 40 central universities and hundreds of state, private, and supposed to be universities and colleges. The UGC council has also proposed that the new session scheduled in July for old pupils and in August for fresh batches should be postponed to October directly. The suggestions came at a time when technical institutions such as Indian Institutes of Technology are mulling over starting the new session only through online mode in the wake of the pandemic.

 

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IITs, sources said, have asked the HRD ministry to permit Ph.D. students to go to the campuses while the B Tech and M Tech students are asked to stick to the online mode of learning.

 

AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe has said to TOI that a modification in the initial guidelines will be published, restraining in a sense about the COVID-19 circumstances across the states. He also reported that these guidelines would be made after discussing with multiple professional bodies like AICTE, Bar Council of India, Architecture Council, Pharmacy Council, among others, adds the report.

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