We have got for you some positive news and stories that took place in India in the past few days in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!
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1. CTC buses turned into vaccination centres in Chandigarh
To speed up the vaccination process, the health department of Chandigarh has converted Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) into “vaccination centres on wheels”. The buses, which are only two at present, have been stationed at a spot in Dadumajra and Sector 17. The locals are helping to spread the message, and hence, people are reaching the vaccination unit where medical staff is present for them.
2. Andhra Pradesh scientist develops cheaper alternative to bio-toilets for railways
Dr. RV Krishnaiah from Chebrolu Engineering college has developed a system that automatically collects waste from running trains. After that, the system also segregates the waste from these toilets. The system will be embedded under the train tracks for the collection of the waste. Where the existing system of bio-toilets in passenger trains costs Rs. 1 lakh per unit, the new system will cost only Rs 15,000.
3. Three farmer’s daughters crack RAS together
Anshu, Reetu, and Suman are the three daughters of a proud father who have cracked the Rajasthan Administrative Service at the same time. Due to the financial difficulties, the sisters were not able to go to school and were mostly homeschooled. Even their father, Sahadev Saharan, is a Class 8 dropout. However, the sisters are not the first in the family to clear the exam as their elder sisters, Manju and Roma, have also craked it in the past few years.
4. Tamil Nadu man makes e-bike spending Rs 20,000 amid rise in fuel price
Baskaran, who hails from Pakamedu village in Villupuram, researched about electric cycles and purchased an old cycle for Rs 2,000. He then turned the cycle into an e-cycle by adding an electric motor, battery, controller, and other items, which cost him another Rs 18,000. Once the battery of the cycle gets charged, it gives the range of 50 km.
5. Ghaziabad Engineering college offers free education to COVID-hit students
RD Engineering College, which was requested for help by a few private schools and Children Welfare Association, has now announced free education to students who have lost their earning members of the family due to COVID-19. The college will provide free education to 50 students in all Engineering streams where it will not charge fees for hostel and books. However, the students will need to arrange for their food and University exam fees.
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