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Heartfelt tribute to First Indian Woman Astronaut : Happy Birthday Kalpana Chawla

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NewDelhi, March 17: The first Indian woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla was born on 17th March 1962 in Karnal, Haryana. People across the world today are paying tributes to lady who stepped space and became the pride for all of us.

Kalpana sets the example for all young lady of India who bags the big dreams with them. She fought hard against various rules set by her society to change her dreams into reality.

She first moved to US in 1982 after completing engineering in India. There she studied aerospace engineering and joined National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) later. She served in various roles including as the Vice President of Overset Methods, Inc at NASA  Research Centre.

She first travelled to space on 19 November 1997, as part of the six-astronaut crew that flew the Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87.

In one of her interviews She said “I really never, ever thought, while pursuing my studies or doing anything else that I was a woman or a person from a small city or a different country. I pretty much had my dreams like anyone else and I followed them. And people who were around me, fortunately, always encouraged me and said, ‘If that’s what you want to do, carry on’.” 

India paid a contribution by declaring the meteorological series of satellites as Kalpana which was earlier name as MetSat. The first satellite, MetSat-1 was then renamed as Kalpana-1, NASA also dedicated a supercomputer to Chawla.

She always motivate the young girl for following their dreams, She also sent a message to the college students, “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get onto it. Wishing you a great journey.”

It was only Kalpana passion and determination to pursue her dreams that made her.We love, adore and respect the lady who followed her dreams.

Wefornews Salute Kalpana Chawla and leave you with her words,

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Hostel students from SC, ST, OBC families to get subsidised foodgrain

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New Delhi, April 23: Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said hostel students belonging to SC, ST and OBC families will be entitled to 15 kg of foodgrain per month at subsidised rates.

Under the new PDS scheme, which will be rolled out at the earliest, over one crore students from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes will benefit.

“It is a historic step. Under the scheme, students from these communities, where their strength is two third of the total number of hostel students, will be given 15 kg food grain. If the rice is priced at Rs 30 per kg in open market, the students will get it for Rs 6,” Paswan told reporters here.

“We have asked the states to send us the list of beneficiaries as soon as possible. Also, the states will have to decide the type of foodgrain to be distributed. The Centre will bear all expenses on the subsidy.”

He said 13 lakh tonnes of foodgrain was allotted under the scheme.

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Sushma Swaraj meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

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Beijing, April 23: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

Earlier in a day, Swaraj on the 2nd day of her visit called on the Vice President of China Wang Qishan at Zhongnanhai.

Prior to this, EAM met her Uzbekistan counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov and held bilateral talks on a wide range of issues including trade & investment, pharma, IT, tourism and culture, as well as on the regional situation.

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We don’t discriminate: Ola to VHP man who cancelled cab as driver was Muslim

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New Delhi, April 23: Taxi aggregator Ola Cabs on Sunday gave a thoughtful reply to a man, claiming to be associated with a right-wing outfit, who had cancelled his ride after finding the driver assigned to him was a Muslim.

Abhishek Mishra, a man who claims to be linked to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), had posted on Twitter that he cancelled his Ola booking on Friday after finding that the cab driver was a Muslim.

His Twitter account says Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Ideology First, Hindutva Thinker, Digital & Social Media Advisor (Views Personal), said, “Cancelled @Olacabs Booking because Driver was Muslim. I don’t want to give my money to Jihadi People.”

After cancelling the cab, Mishra took a screenshot of the cancellation and tweeted his Ola booking which named the cab driver.

Mishra’s Twitter post soon went viral and triggered a huge debate on Twitter with some siding with him and while others trolling him for inciting hatred and communal sentiments.

Interestingly, Mishra is followed on Twitter by bigwigs like Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma and many others; reported Zee News.

With his tweet creating a lot of buzz on the micro-blogging site, Ola also chipped in and tweeted a thoughtful reply to Mishra.

The cab operator put out a statement, saying that the company is a secular platform and doesn’t discriminate between its customers and driver partners and urged everyone not to discriminate on religious lines.

Mishra’s Facebook profile says he is from Ayodhya and works as an IT professional in Lucknow.

He claims he is an active member of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal — both affiliates of the BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh — and “holds responsibility” of the IT cell of the VHP.

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