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Celebrating World Science Day for Peace and Development

Team StoryWeavers|November 10, 2018| 57

Have you lately asked yourself,

“What has Science done for the world?”

Everything!

The progress made by science in recent decades has changed our lives. Science, and its countless applications, now influence and better all aspects of our existence. The resulting innovations are also an opportunity for the development of our societies. They are improving our well-being, facilitating daily life and pushing boundaries in the fields of medicine, transportation, communication and knowledge-sharing. They are an engine of growth and wealth.

Celebrated every year on November 10th, World Science Day for Peace and Development stresses on the role science has played in shaping our world, its importance and the need for its awareness across all sections of our society. The theme for 2018 is “Science, a Human Right”, demonstrating that everyone has a right to participate in and benefit from science.

On this day, let’s look at some significant contributions that have successfully promoted this ideology, made science more accessible and facilitated the creation of a more sustainable society.

100% Digitally Literate Village

Akoli village in Jainad mandal of Adilabad district, Telangana, became one of the first few villages in the country to go 100 percent digitally literate under the Common Service Centre of India (CSCI) programme thanks to the single-handed and untiring effort of a 32-year-old graduate, Nivalkar Gajanan, hailing from nearby Gimma village. Being a computer literate himself, Gajanan is a village level entrepreneur (VLE) who runs a CSC on the NH-44 in the same mandal and was inspired to do something worthwhile. His drive had him organising computer training sessions and spending almost his entire earning on the training programme itself. Now, the village has at least one person in each of its 167 households who is well versed with basic knowledge in computers and can pay electricity bills and access other such services.

Green living – New Plastic streets

Indian scientist, Rajagopalan Vasudevan, solved one of the most grappling problems of plastic disposal in our country by converting the plastic litter into a substitute for bitumen. Bitumen is one of the main elements in asphalt, used for road construction. Popularly known as the ‘Plastic Man of India’, Rajagopalan’s team has already paved 5,000 kilometres of roads in 11 states.

Manovue 

This is the first intelligent device for visually impaired people, which allows them to read printed text without any problem. Created by Roopam Sharma, a 23-year old Indian scientist, Manovue made it possible for the visually impaired to ‘see’ the world through technology. Roopam was awarded with the World Health Summit Startup award, 2018.

 

Forest Man of Assam

Assam’s JadavMolaiPayeng single-handedly created woodland of 1,360 acres of dense forest over several decades. His intention were to save the species of the island that were endangered due to the increasing floods each year and prevent soil erosion. This happened when he witnessed more than a hundred snakes lying lifelessly on the deserted sandbar near the river Brahmaputra after a heavy shower. He was just 15 years old then and decided to save his homeland by planting and tending to trees. Till date, he has planted around ten thousands of plants saplings, thus saving the island from erosion. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 2015 for his contribution towards a better and green earth.

We hope these stories inspire you to not just extract the maximum benefits from science but also do your bit in making it more accessible and sustainable for the people around you 🙂

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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at [email protected] if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Shubhangi

November 10, 2018

I love Science and especially Chemistry


Sreegeeth

November 10, 2018

Thank u


Laasya sree

November 10, 2018

I feel now that science is more important than I have ever thought of I realised that science is a part of our life and is truly with many tragedies


Sanskruti Gulrandhe

November 10, 2018

Thanks for sharing the details.
Which will helps to grow with new ideas..
Thanks to byjus team.


Jahanvi

November 10, 2018

Science is one of the most important thing in our lives.We cannot even spend a minute without it.And in today’s world we need it for sustainable development. As well as salute to all the people like Rajgopalan Vasudevan,Nivalkar Gajanan etc. who are working for sustainable development.Thanls for this story it inspired me alot ?☺


Thakare york jeetendra

November 10, 2018

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Charupriya Rewatkar

November 10, 2018

Happy world science day to everyone…..


Srushtee Ingle

November 10, 2018

Thank you Tanaya Goswami and byju’s team for sharing this with us. As students now we think science is much more than a subject but an inspiration of ideas.?


Sameeksha Jain

November 10, 2018

It is confirmed that science has a tremendous influence in our everyday life!From cuisine to satellites science can be seen in every single article. It is
the boon for us to inhabit such a land where we are confronting with science’s new applications.
Last but not the least,I want to ascribe an emphatic thanks to Science.
Happy Science Day!!!


Akshaya

November 10, 2018

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KUZHALI

November 10, 2018

No life without science?????


Hifa

November 10, 2018

I now realized that science is important
And more Important persons.


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November 10, 2018

It’s wonderful fact✌???


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November 10, 2018

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Thanku to ‘The BYJU’S app ‘.


Sanatan

November 10, 2018

I Feel that science is very important important. It makes life easier and faster.
Thanku to ‘The BYJU’S app ‘.


Pooja

November 10, 2018

Really science has done a lot changes…now its our(youngstars)turn not just to talk about science developments but to discover those things which are still hidden in beauty of this nature…isn’t it?


Tanvi

November 10, 2018

What can be a greater example
than ?Byju’s itself who is reforming
education norms with nothing but
*SCIENCE*?


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November 10, 2018

Why only to praise them ? Even byju’s have
also contributed like it is been first popular digital
Offline teaching ??????


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November 10, 2018

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It will surely help me in my uprising,
in future. ?????


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November 10, 2018

Thanks a lot for providing this information.??


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November 10, 2018

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November 10, 2018

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November 10, 2018

Thank you for this extra information in order to explore ourselves ?✌️


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November 10, 2018

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“Happy World Science Day”????
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Sucharitha Adusumilli

November 10, 2018

Thanks a lot.Today I have learnt something new which will help me in
my insurrecting future.


SAWAN TANDON

November 11, 2018

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November 11, 2018

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November 11, 2018

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November 11, 2018

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November 11, 2018

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And u can study anytime,anywhere..
Thank you so much byju’s.


JYOTHIS

November 11, 2018

Joke:

What did science say to maths in a war??
“I can off the gravity and you Will be floating in the air..???”
So maths replied
” I can multiply you and your army with zero…and you will not exist,but with a zero”

Moral=don’t underestimate the power of maths???


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November 11, 2018

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?? And HAPPY SCIENCE DAY.??


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November 11, 2018

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November 11, 2018

I thank byjus for this extra knowledge ????????


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November 11, 2018

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November 12, 2018

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November 12, 2018

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DikshaGupta

November 13, 2018

Science has always been my favourite subject.
As there is so much to know and variety to
Study about. I loved all the stories posted
Above. ?


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November 13, 2018

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Saikirtan

November 14, 2018

Science is a blessing we have got in our lives and we should be happy with it.We must use science in a correct way to progress.


CHIRAG

November 14, 2018

Thanks


Sinchana

November 14, 2018

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November 17, 2018

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Triguna Sarkar

November 17, 2018

Science is present in our day to day life… Without it we’re imperfect. What a wonderful story… It’s frankly motivated me. THANKS A TON for giving such good inspirations…???


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November 18, 2018

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Binni Sebastian

November 18, 2018

Science is my favorite study ???????????????


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November 19, 2018

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Eepsa

November 19, 2018

Science is just amazing and so much interesting
I really appreciate it for doing so much progress in our lives


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November 21, 2018

Today I knew that how science is important in our life


Araman Parida

November 21, 2018

Thanks To Byjus


Araman Parida

November 21, 2018

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November 24, 2018

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Thanks you for Byjus


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November 25, 2018

I love science and this is because of byju,s

Thanks BYJU,S


Vaibhav

November 28, 2018

In many parts of india roads are made up of plastic bags,bottle with tar,
Development of science and technology is good for the committee,
And development of committee is good for families,
And development of families is very good for an individual,
I am very proud of the plastic man of india,
A great step further mankind or human life,
Thanks to Byjus for sending me very-very useful information about science,
We can use science and technology for the help of mother nature,
The most important question of the world is,
(How to decompose plastic)???


Bhadra p varma

November 29, 2018

Science is the most wonderful subject and thankyou byjus for maing it even more wonderful…..?????


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