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Educationist Swati Mahajan Is The Youngest Winner Of International Priyadarshni Award For Women Entrepreneurs

She has authored eight books so far and is also the Editor-in-Chief of Knowracle Akhbaar and Knowracle Cruxzine.

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Swati Mahajan (C) being awarded ‘Priyadarshni Award’ in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Author, educationist Swati Mahajan of Jammu has become the youngest recipient of the prestigious international Priyadarshni Awards for Women Entrepreneurs this year; awarded by Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE).

She was awarded in the education sector from India at an impressive ceremony held in New Delhi.

Chairperson of Jammu headquartered Knowracle Publications, Ved Mahajan while appreciating Swati’s hard work and devotion, dedicated the award to all readers and aspirants who have shown faith in the publication house.


Swati Mahajan has authored about eight books so far and is also the Editor-in-Chief of two national magazines Knowracle Akhbaar and Knowracle Cruxzine.

A chartered accountant (CA) by profession, she mentored thousands of aspirants in becoming civil servants.

About Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE):

Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE), a National-level organization, founded in 1993 and registered under the Society Act of India in May 1999, is today, one of India’s Premier Institution for Women thoroughly devoted towards Entrepreneurship Development in the country.



It has branches in different states of India with a membership base of 15,000 individual members/professionals and 28 member associations spread throughout India.

Small-scale entrepreneurs account for approximately 60 per cent of FIWE’s combined membership, with large firms representing 5 per cent and micro-enterprises the remaining 35 per cent.

The organization educates and trains young aspirants and start-up women entrepreneurs for their right initiation into business and does awareness programs and business counselling to aspirant women.

About Priyadarshani Award for Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs:

Federation of Indian Women entrepreneurs is dedicated to foster economic empowerment of women. Every year FIWE celebrates the success of women entrepreneurs who have achieved a milestone in their respective field of work.

Priyadarshini Award was instituted in 1995 under the chairmanship of the Chairman of Small Industries Corporation and other common members of MSME, Small Industries Development Bank of India, Department of Women and Child Welfare and a member of the Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs.


The award was given as an incentive towards the promotion and success of small-scale entrepreneurs in India as well as from SAARC countries.

It also recognized the development work initiated by different non-governmental organizations.

Over one hundred women have been honoured with this prestigious award and many of the winners today are considered outstanding achievers in their countries.

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The Final Peak? Google CEO Sundar Pichai Named CEO Of Google’s Parent Company Alphabet

An alumnus of Wharton, Stanford and IIT Kharagpur, Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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SAN FRANSISCO (United States): Google’s India-born Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will assume the leadership role at its parent firm Alphabet after the internet giant’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from its active management, making him one of the most powerful corporate leaders of the world.

Page and Brin stepped down as CEO and president, respectively, of Alphabet, the company announced on Tuesday. Pichai, 47, the current CEO of Google and a longtime executive at the company, will take over as CEO of Alphabet in addition to his current role.

Considered as a significant shakeup in the Silicon Valley company, the shuffle comes at a time when Google is facing mounting scrutiny over its size, data privacy practices and potential impact on society.


With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and ‘Other Bets’ operating effectively as independent companies, it’s the natural time to simplify our management structure, the two Google co-founders wrote in a public letter.

We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company,” they said. “And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President. Going forward, Sundar will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet. He will be the executive responsible and accountable for leading Google, and managing Alphabet’s investment in our portfolio of Other Bets,” said Page and Brin.

The co-founders will continue to serve on Alphabet’s board of directors. “We are deeply committed to Google and Alphabet for the long term, and will remain actively involved as Board members, shareholders and co-founders. In addition, we plan to continue talking with Sundar regularly, especially on topics we’re passionate about!” they wrote.



Page and Brin, who founded the internet giant over two decades ago, took lesser roles in day-to-day operations in the company in 2015 when they turned Google into Alphabet.

In his statement, Pichai made it clear that the transition will not affect the Alphabet structure or the work they do day-to-day.

I will continue to be very focused on Google and the deep work we’re doing to push the boundaries of computing and build a more helpful Google for everyone,” he wrote. “At the same time, I’m excited about Alphabet and its long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology,” he said in his email.

Pichai took over as CEO of Google in 2015 as part of the company’s broader corporate restructuring to create Alphabet.

Prior that, Pichai had held a variety of roles at the company, including overseeing Chrome, product chief of Google and head of the Android operating system. Endorsing the leadership role played by Pichai ever since he was made Google CEO, Page and Sergey said the Indian-American brings humility and a deep passion for technology to their users, partners, and employees every day. “He’s worked closely with us for 15 years, through the formation of Alphabet, as CEO of Google, and a member of the Alphabet Board of Directors.


He shares our confidence in the value of the Alphabet structure, and the ability it provides us to tackle big challenges through technology,” they wrote. “There is no one that we have relied on more since Alphabet was founded, and no better person to lead Google and Alphabet into the future,” they said.

Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He is an alumnus of Wharton business school, Stanford University and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

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NASA Locates Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander On Moon

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one-pixel shadow.

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WASHINGTON D.C. (United States): High-resolution images captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region has located the debris of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander. The images suggest that Vikram Lander, as assumed, had a hard landing.

The area with debris belonging to the vehicle is visible in the image. It is visible in the image that debris scattered at more than a dozen places for several kilometres. According to NASA, Indian engineer Shanmuga Subramanian gave evidence related to the wreck to the agency.

The debris of Vikram Lander is outlined with green dots in the picture. At the same time, the blue dots show the difference in the moon’s surface after the crash.


The letter ‘S’ shows the debris of the lander identified by scientist Shanmuga Subramanian.

Shanmuga Subramanian reviewed Vikram Lander’s last known velocity and position; he changed the location of debris as per the previous images are shown. A white dot appeared just a short distance from where Chandrayaan-2’s hard landing was being anticipated. He said that in some earlier photographs this point was not clear. It is quite possible that the Lander may have penetrated the surface of the moon.

The Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander was targeted for a highland smooth plain about 600 kilometres from the south pole; unfortunately, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with their lander shortly before the scheduled touchdown on September 7.

Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team released the first mosaic (acquired Sept. 17) of the site on Sept. 26 and many people have downloaded the mosaic to search for signs of Vikram. Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with positive identification of debris.



After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images. When the images for the first mosaic were acquired the impact point was poorly illuminated and thus not easily identifiable. Two subsequent image sequences were acquired on Oct. 14 and 15, and Nov. 11.

The LROC team scoured the surrounding area in these new mosaics and found the impact site (70.8810°S, 22.7840°E, 834 m elevation) and associated debris field. The November mosaic had the best pixel scale (0.7 meters) and lighting conditions (72° incidence angle).

The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification in that first mosaic (1.3-meter pixels, 84° incidence angle). The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one-pixel shadow.

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Sundar Singh Wins Javelin Throw Gold In World Para Athletics Championships

India has secured three Tokyo Paralympic Games quota, along with the bronze winner Ajeet Singh and Rinku.

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DUBAI (United Arab Emirates): Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar has won India’s second gold defending his World Para Athletics Championships title in the men’s F46 javelin throw event in Dubai.

With this, India has secured three Tokyo Paralympic Games quota, along with the bronze winner Ajeet Singh and Rinku.

Gurjar came up with his season’s best effort of 61.22m to claim the top spot. Singh sent the spear to a distance of 59.46m to clinch the bronze while Rinku finished fourth.


While Yogesh Kathuniya added a silver for India in men’s discus throw F56 event with a best throw of 42.05m yesterday.

India now has two gold, two silver and a bronze in the Championships.

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