Educational Games on Tablets and Smartphones

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Educational Games on Tablets and Smartphones


New Delhi, Aug. 1 -- Qualcomm Incorporated and Sesame Workshop India, in collaboration with the directorate of education, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, demonstrated how their play 'n' learn programme is improving learning opportunities for schoolchildren in under-served communities in India. The programme uses affordable tablets and smartphones and fun educational games in Hindi to provide access to quality educational.

Campaign

Sachin Tendulkar has joined hands with Livpure Foundation to launch Shuddh Paani Swastha Bharat, a movement to help eradicate the mortality rate among children under five due to waterborne diseases. It is a CSR initiative of the SAR Group.

Awards

The Resource Alliance along with The Rockefeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation gave away the India NGO Awards at the India Habitat Centre, recently. The awards were given away by Kirron Kher.

The best performers in the healthcare industry were given the Gammex Saviour Awards, initiated by Doc N Doc magazine. The awardees included oncologist Dr Ramakant Deshpande, transplant surgeon Dr AS Soin, homeopath Dr Mukesh Batra and cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth. Dr Devi Shetty, cardiologist was the most admired surgeon, whereas Dr NS Laud got the lifetime achievement award and Dr Saleem Yusuf was awarded the best NRI doctor of the year.

Dr Ajay Sharma, founder and chief medical director, Eye-Q Super Speciality Eye Hospitals, has been awarded a gold medal by Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India for his contribution to ophthalmology. The gold medal was presented to him by K Rosaiah, governer of Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

Six students from Amity School of Engineering got the Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards conferred by Italian Trade Agency, Delhi in Italy. The proud recipients are Ankit Sahu, Aayushi Rachana, Deeksha Macchral, Rakshti Ratan, Tushar Dwivedi and Suvidha Senson.

Fashion show

Designer Raakesh Agarvwal showcased his evening wear collection in association with T&T Motors and Travel +Leisure India recently. Present at the do were Bela Madan, Neelam Pratap Rudy, Thenny Meija, Devika Sahni, Neera Malhotra, Aman Bhandari, Bindiya Bhandari, Dr Chirag Sethi, Varun and Heena Khera, Divya Singh, Sonal Jindal, Parul J Maurya and Shikhar Sidharth, among others.

Book launch

Rajul Tiwari's book of poetry, Beats of Beauty, was unveiled recently at the India International Centre. SK Srivastava, former undersecretary, central government, and Geeta Srivastava unveiled the book.

LK Advani launched Pakistani author Reema Abbasi's book, Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience, recently. The photographs used in the book have been taken by Madhia Aijaj. The guest of honour was journalist Jawed Naqvi.

Discussion

Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, and Apne Aap Women Worldwide hosted the sixth in its series of Feminism Beyond Boundaries, with a discussion. Titled Hum Gunehgaar Auratein: We Sinful Women, it was followed by reading from Urdu poetry by Saif Mahmood.

YES Foundation has initiated a panel discussion called YES! i am the CHANGE. Speakers at the second discussion on media as an accelerator of social transformation, held at the India Habitat Centre included Sharat Bhattatiripad, national programming head of Fever 104, Guneet Monga, producer of The Lunch Box and Gangs of Wasseypur, Dr Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, UN women's representative for India, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, Gayatri Yadav, executive vice president marketing & communications, Star TV India Ltd, and Prerana Langa, CEO of YES Foundation. The discussion was moderated by Manjira Khurana, country head, advocacy and communications, HelpAge, India. …

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