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Know about the new CEO of Twitter - Parag Agrawal

Parag Agrawal ( An Indian-American executive ) named CEO of Twitter by the founder and stepping down CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey. Parag is an IIT Bombay alumnus, studied Computer Science & Engineering. Parag later completed his PhD from Stanford University.  Parag Agrawal (CEO of Twitter) Parag joined Twitter in 2011 as a Distinguished Software Engineer and then promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2017. As CTO parag was responsible for Twitter’s technical strategy and overseeing machine learning and AI across the consumer, revenue, and science teams. Parag finally replaced founder Jack Dorsey on 29th of November 2021 to become the new Chief Executive Officer of Twitter. Before Twitter Parag had also worked in Microsoft, Yahoo! and AT&T Labs. In December 2019, Parag was in charge of Project Bluesky, "an independent team of open source architects, engineers and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media that would help better control abusive

Know about Forbes W-Power 2021 listed ASHA worker - Matilda Kullu

Matilda Kullu from Sundargarh district of Odisha is a Covid Warrior and one among the strong women personalities in the country who have featured in the Forbes India W-Power 2021 list. This W-Power 2021 list strives to feature women who have taken charge, coped with crises and scripted success. It is representative of women from diverse fields like business and science, entertainment to social impact and sports. ASHA worker Matilda Kullu Working as an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) for Gargadbahal village in Baragaon tehsil of the district for the last 15 years, Kullu has been instrumental in bringing the healthcare system closer to the people. As reported by Forbes India, Kullu starts her day early in the morning by around 5A.M, finishing household chores, preparing lunch for the family of four, and feeding the cattle before hopping on to her cycle to start her day with door-to-door visits. It has never been an easy task for the 45-year-old who has faced many challenges such

Indian States & UTs with population under poverty

 Poorest to Richest states of India per Niti Aayog in terms of Population under Poverty - 2021 Bihar 51.91% Jharkhand 42.16% Uttar Pradesh 37.79% Madhya Pradesh 36.65% Meghalaya 32.67% Union Territories Dadra and Nagar Haveli 27.36% Jammu & Kashmir & Ladakh 12.58% Daman & Diu 6.82% Chandigarh 5.97% Union Territories with lowest population under poverty Delhi 4.79% Andaman & Nicobar Islands 4.30% Lakshadweep 1.82% Puducherry 1.72% States with lowest population under poverty Punjab 5.59% Tamil Nadu 4.89% Sikkim 3.82% Goa 3.76% Kerala 0.71% States with highest malnourished population Bihar Jharkhand Madhya Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Chhattisgarh State performed worst when it comes with population deprived of maternal health, percentage of population deprived of years of schooling, school attendance and percentage of population deprived of cooking fuel and electricity. Bihar State performed worst in the child and adolescent mortalit

Know about Dakota fighter plane pilot and two term CM of Odisha - Biju Patnaik

Biju (Bijayananda) Patnaik  (5 March 1916 – 17 April 1997) is the only person in India on whose death his body was wrapped in the national flag of three countries. India, Russia and Indonesia. Biju Patnaik was an Indian politician, aviator and businessman. Biju Patnaik served twice as the Chief Minister of the State of Odisha. Biju Patnaik was a pilot and when the Soviet Union was in trouble during World War II, he bombed Hitler's forces by flying a fighter aircraft Dakota, which forced Hitler to retreat. The highest award was also given to him and he was granted honorary citizenship by the Soviet Union. When the Kavalis attacked Kashmir, it was Biju Patnaik who made several trips a day from Delhi to Srinagar on 27th Oct 1947 by flying a plane and transporting the soldiers to Srinagar.  Indonesia was once a colony of Dutch or Holland and the Dutch occupied a large area of Indonesia. Dutch soldiers kept the whole sea around Indonesia under their control and they did not let any Ind

Cleanest river in the world - Umngot river near Shillong, Meghalaya

The Ministry of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat declares Umngot river around 100kms from Shillong in Meghalaya as The Cleanest River in The World. He also shared some beautiful images of the river along with a boat. The boat floating on the river but looking as if a boat is flying mid-air. Umngot flows in Mawlynnong village, close to India's border with Bangladesh, which is touted as "Asia's Cleanest Village". The river acts as a natural divide between Jaintia and Khasi hills, before finally flowing into Bangladesh.

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Know about multifaceted Odia Playback Singer Sandeep Panda

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Know about Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati

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29th February - A Day in the life of India

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