Remarkable events took place across India last week

Published: Updated on – 17:02, Sun – 27 February 22

Telangana Instead of waiting for help from the government, some remote villages in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district are literally converting waste into gold by earning profit by adopting efficient waste management practices and are able to achieve financial empowerment .

Villages are separating dry waste as part of the new initiative of the Palle Pragati program implemented by the government and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan. The remote village of Mandaguda, Tiryani mandal, alone earned Rs 5,224 from selling plastic, damaged glass and empty beer bottles. Similarly, Dhaboli village in Jainoor mandal recorded Rs 13,015 by selling dry waste. Many villages earn money by producing vermicompost fertilizers, under the “Panta Siri” brand.

Andhra Pradesh

To facilitate darshan for the most common devotees at Lord Venkateswara Temple, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has canceled the VIP break darshan on Saturdays and Sundays. Previously, the TTD had canceled the VIP darshan every Friday. By reallocating the time slot for VIP darshan, the temple body will be able to save at least two hours on those days, enabling them to provide darshan to at least 3,000 to 3,500 additional devotees per day. The TTD has recently increased the quota of special darshan admission tickets as well as the quota of slotted sarva darshan tickets for devotees in both online and offline mode.


President Ram Nath Kovind went on an elephant safari in Kaziranga National Park on the last day of his three-day visit to Assam. Kovind and his daughter Shweta rode an elephant together, admiring the wilderness and spotting animals in their natural habitat. Kovind was accompanied by several ministers from Assam. They traveled from Mihimukh Point in the Kohora Range of the National Park. The President also inaugurated an exhibition of photos and archives on conservation in Kaziranga. Kovind had arrived in Assam on Friday to take part in a program launching the celebration of the 400th birthday of legendary General Ahom Lachit Borphukan in Guwahati.

New Delhi
Popular online chat platform Reddit, which acquired short-form video social platform Dubsmash late last year, has finally shut down the platform. Dubsmash will not be downloadable through the App Store or Google Play. Also, downloaded apps will stop working on the same date. “The Dubsmash team sped up the video from Reddit, so parts of Reddit will look familiar to Dubsmashers,” the company recently said in the blog post. “Dubsmashers can continue to connect with each other on r/dubsmash and hop on Reddit to discover an endless stream of new creators and communities that match their many interests and talents,” he added. When Reddit acquired Dubsmash, the app was attracting over a billion video views per month.


Many parts of Mumbai had to deal with power outage which also led to local train services on one of the lines being halted. After more than an hour of disruption, the power supply, which had been affected in south and central Mumbai, began to be restored around 11 a.m. Local train services, seen as the lifeline of the country’s financial capital, were disrupted for an hour. They blamed Tata Power’s supply disruption for the difficulties. The city had last faced a major outage in October 2020, which took more than 18 hours to fully restore services and was blamed on a cyberattack in some neighborhoods.

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