With PM Modi’s Australia visit and the controversy surrounding the new Parliament building dominating the news cycle, here are 5 stories you may not have gotten around to reading today.
Dog squads and AI robots may soon save lives. How? Well, they are part of the Goa government’s ambitious plan to curb drowning casualties at beaches. But, there are challenges.
Meanwhile consider this inspiring story from Maharashtra: Shayada, a waste-picker’s daughter in Jai Hind Nagar, is now one step closer to achieving her father’s dream of donning a ‘khaki uniform’. After cracking the police exam, she is all set to join the Pune Police constabulary.
With PM Modi’s Australia visit and the controversy surrounding the new Parliament building dominating the news cycle, these are just two of the many special stories and ground reports you may not have gotten around to reading today.
Here’s a rundown of 5 stories you might have missed:
‘All my tears, finally worth it’
After years of struggle, Shayada, a waste-picker’s daughter, and her family, living in the narrow alleys of Jai Hind Nagar in Pune, saw a ray of hope as she cleared the Pune Police test. Read the full story to find out how she earned “that khaki uniform”.
Ayodhya: A new paradise for a luxurious cruise ride
Meanwhile in Ayodhya, with the Ram Temple in Ayodhya scheduled to open to the public early next year, the UP government has launched a project to provide luxury river cruise and houseboat services on the Saryu river for the devotees and tourists visiting the temple town. Here’s all one can expect.
The fate of 500 Indian fishermen stuck in Pakistan jails
This month, a batch of 198 Indian fishermen who had been languishing in a jail in Pakistan were handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah. However, over 500 others, including non-fisherfolk, continue to be in jails in the neighbouring country despite completing their prison terms, according to data obtained from the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The curious case of India’s Missing Census
In a report, the UN Population Fund revealed that India will overtake China by the middle of this year to become the world’s most populous country. Though the margins aren’t much, the numbers would have been more accurate if the 2021 Census had taken place. But, why wasn’t it carried out in the first place? We explain.
Can dog squads and AI robots make Goa beaches safer?
After countless drowning casualties at beaches in Goa, the state government has decided to introduce a rather unusual plan to curb these incidents and save lives. At the heart of their strategy are dog squads and AI robots.