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DRF launches Sashakt-Women for Science

Hyderabad, Mar 8 (UNI) To mark Women’s Day and to encourage more young women to pursue a career as a scientist, Dr Reddy’s Foundation on Thursday launched ‘Sashakt–Women for Science’, a scholarship programme to help young girls on the cusp of charting their career to plan for research careers by opting to study B.Sc in pure/natural sciences.
The scholarship programme was launched at Dr Reddy’s Leadership Academy at Bachupally here in the presence of several eminent women scientists who are committed to scientific research and study.
Dr Tessy Thomas, Eminent Scientist, Director Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO who has been a great motivator for this scholarship, feels this is a good start to encourage the study of science and increase the percentage of women scientists from the present 14 per cent.
In her message to the students at the launch she said “The Sashakt scholarship with its mentorship program and is a great opportunity for all the young girls who want to prove themselves in the field of science.”

“We are launching this scholarship in line with our Founder, Dr Anji Reddy’s vision to promote scientific temper in our country. While this scholarship will certainly assuage the financial burdens for young girls wanting to study a science course of their choice, the best feature of this scholarship is the provision for each student to connect with renowned women scientist as a mentor. Since most young girls shy away from taking up science due to the lack of mentoring, this hands-on mentorship support, we hope that it will address this gap, Dr Reddy’s Foundation CEO Shamik Trehan said.

Apart from Dr Tessy Thomas’s support, other women scientists who have stepped up to support the program by mentoring these young girls include leading scientists like Dr Rita John, Head of Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Madras and Dr Sumera N Hasham from Dr Reddy’s.
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35-yr-old man commits suicide in Nashik

06 Jun 2020 | 3:54 AM

Nashik, Jun 5 (UNI) A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Lakhmapur village in Dindori taluka of the district on Friday.

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On ‘WE’ Day, MP CM calls for team efforts

06 Jun 2020 | 3:30 AM

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Wishing citizens on the occasion of World Environment Day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on endeavours to fulfil “our collective obligation” vis-à-vis conserving natural heritage and biodiversity.
“Every individual should plant at least one sapling annually. If more seedlings are planted, it will indeed be a favour to humanity and nature. Biodiversity is the principal theme this year and our state happens to be extremely rich in that aspect. In Madhya Pradesh flows the lifeline ‘Mother Narmada’ and we have the Satpura, Vindhya and Maikal ranges. Rivers such as the Kshipra, Chambal, Betwa and Tapti also enrich our resources. At this juncture, humanity is encountering a challenging phase but my dispensation is determined to safeguard the habitat,” the veteran leader averred in a message.

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Aurangabad MP Jaleel demands for repatriation of Maha students stranded abroad

06 Jun 2020 | 3:29 AM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 5 (UNI) Aurangabad MP Syed Imtiaz Jaleel on Friday demanded that the central government should make immediate arrangements to bring home the students from Maharashtra who are stranded abroad.

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444 new corona +ve cases detected in Thane

06 Jun 2020 | 2:37 AM

Thane, Jun 5 (UNI) With 444 more persons testing Covid-19 positive in Thane in a single day on Friday, the district's tally of infected patients zoomed beyond the 10,000-mark to 10,419.

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MP CM launches greening drive

06 Jun 2020 | 2:30 AM

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Emphasising that this planet is home not only to humans but also for fauna and feathered creatures, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed concern Friday over mankind’s blind exploitation of nature in the unbridled race for so-called progress.
“Forests have been decimated, toxic emissions from factories polluted the environment, chemical fertilisers and pesticides contaminated water plus food. This simply cannot be described as development; it is in fact destruction! Striking a fine balance between growth and the habitat is imperative. As is universally known but often conveniently disregarded, trees purify the environs, provide us with food, raise groundwater level and enhance storage,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while symbolically inaugurating – via videoconferencing – a major plantation initiative organised by the Harda-based Subhash Manch on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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