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    How to Grow Microgreens in Coconut Shells - They Sprout In Just 3 Days!

    Coconut shells - what would you usually do once you have scraped out the coconut flesh? Discard them? Why not use them as planters and get your own microgreens going. Seetha Anand Vaidyam, who works at Ananda Foundation for Holisitic and Healthy Learning and Living, is a wellness coach, teacher-trainer, and an author who shares hacks to follow. A believer of recycling,...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Unhappy With Coaching Classes? Here's How These Parents Won Fee Refunds

    Often, private coaching centres, with flashing hoardings advertising topper students, invite parents to enroll their children with the promise that the latter will benefit from the institute. With the hope that their children will excel in academics, parents do enrol them, but end up falling for disappointing services and methods of teaching. Trilok Chand Gupta (41), a...

    • 2 days ago
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    77-YO Granny Inspires Pune Family to Cook With Biogas, Saving 50% on LPG Cost

    In 2005, 77-year-old Vimal Dighe, a resident of Karve Nagar in Pune, came across a show on television about how waste from the kitchen can be converted into cooking gas. Being an environmentally-conscious person, she was intrigued. 'I have always tried to generate as little waste as possible. I usually use food waste and the water used to wash vegetables or fruits for...

    • 2 days ago
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    Meet The Expert Who Revived Up To 5000 Lead-Acid Batteries From Telangana To Ladakh

    Lead-acid batteries have been used in off-grid energy systems, such as solar energy systems, for decades. Just as how power banks store energy to charge your mobile phone, lead-acid batteries act as a power source for renewable energy. Several reports suggest that the lead-acid battery market in India will grow to 8.31% by 2024. One of the reasons owing to this...

    • 3 days ago
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    INFS Offers Free Course on Nutrition & Fitness, Participants to Get Certificates

    The Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS) is offering a free online course titled 'Basic Nutrition and Fitness', which aims to provide an introduction to the principles of nutrition and fitness through activity-based tasks. Things to Note: Anyone keen on learning the basic scientific principles of nutrition and fitness is encouraged to apply. The...

    • 3 days ago
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    Negative Marking to Memory Techniques: IPS Officer Shares Tips to Crack UPSC Prelims

    On 27 June 2021, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the preliminary Civil Service Examination (CSE). With over 10 lakh candidates having appeared for the exam last year, the number is only likely to increase this year. With an All India Rank of 170, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Raveena Tyagi is from the 2014 batch and shares tips and...

    • 3 days ago
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    Exclusive: Inside Sonam Wangchuk's 'Viral' Solar-Heated Tent for the Indian Army

    Ladakhi engineer, education reformer and innovator, Sonam Wangchuk, is at it once again. In an announcement made on var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids = embedId[key];switch (key) {case "jw":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid) {var player =...

    • 5 days ago
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    A Billionaire Who Left the US to Help Indian Villages Make Software for the World

    Billionaire; one of India's richest men; tech entrepreneur; self-made man; Padma Shri awardee — perhaps you have heard of Sridhar Vembu (54) by one of the above descriptions. Though, when you speak to him, you are struck by his genuine nature. Despite being clearly unwell Sridhar didn't reschedule our call and spoke with courtesy and patience, simply because...

    • 7 days ago
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    Why Pay Rs 100/litre For Petrol? These 4 Startups Can Help Your Vehicle Go Electric

    Prices of petrol and diesel show no signs of abating as they hit the Rs 100 a litre mark in certain parts of the country. In major cities like Mumbai and Delhi, prices have breached the Rs 80 per litre mark. Besides all the chatter on social media platforms, political parties have also begun taking shots at each other for the price rise. Some have rightly spoken...

    • 7 days ago
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    How to Make Raised Beds For Your Garden Using Bricks, Cow Dung & Waste Plastic

    Kirti Bhave Khashu, an urban gardener from Pune, has been growing vegetables on raised beds since 2012. Raised beds are enclosed structures constructed with wooden stone, concrete, or bricks, with a pile of soil or compost inside. They have multiple advantages, such as maintaining the soil's pH-value, better draining of the water, assisting aeration, and reducing...

    • a week ago

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