Some good things which made us proud in an otherwise bleak 2020.
- Aarey forest
After months of protest, Maharashtra govt has declared Aarey a forest area and moved the metro project to Kanjurmarg.
At Aarey, we saved the environment, increased the scope of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and created a huge, 800 acre jungle, the first such forest in an urban area in the world with wildlife.
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) December 20, 2020
- Netflix Drama Show “Delhi Crime”
Netflix India Original Web-Show “Delhi Crime” won the best drama series honour at the 48th International Emmy Award.
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 23, 2020
- 42nd Communication Satellite Launched
December 17 was a day to be proud as ISRO, India has successfully launched India’s 42nd communication Satellite – CMS-01 – aboard homegrown rocket PSLV-C50.
— ISRO (@isro) December 17, 2020
- Top Thinker of 2020
KK Shailaja, health minister of Kerala was named the Top Thinker of 2020 by Prospect, a UK based magazine.Tweets by shailajateacher
- Global Teacher Prize
Ranjitsing Disale, a primary school teacher at a government school in the village of Paritewadi, Maharashtra, won this year’s Global Teacher Prize, for improving education of girls, winning a $1 Million prize money.
— Global Teacher Prize (@TeacherPrize) December 28, 2020
- Feeding Millions
Feeding 12 million people is not an easy feat, especially when you are living 8,000 miles away. However, Vikas Khanna is on a mission to make a difference and is achieving one milestone after the other.
The Michelin star-winning restaurateur, cookbook author and TV host, chef Vikas Khanna, mobilized an army half a world away to battle hunger with his #FeedIndia initiative, all coordinated from his NYC apartment https://t.co/FgoVW5RUkF pic.twitter.com/5Jpp6Ay56g
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) November 23, 2020
- Missile tests
Defense Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has successfully conducted over twelve missile tests between September-October
Maiden launch of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) Army Version from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Coast of Odisha at about1600 hrs. The missile destroyed the high speed unmanned aerial target which was mimicking an aircraft with a direct hit. pic.twitter.com/10jVrbl7qE
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) December 23, 2020
DRDO congratulates IAF for successful missile firings during the conduct of CGWF-2020. Akash surface-to-air missile has again demonstrated a credible performance nearing decade of field operations by IAF. #AtmaNirbharBharat https://t.co/2feECZzHsN
— DRDO (@DRDO_India) December 3, 2020
स्वदेश निर्मित #BrahMos supersonic cruise missile के anti-ship version के सफ़ल परीक्षण पर @DRDO_India के वैज्ञानिकों को बधाई। यह अत्याधुनिक मिसाइल भारत की प्रतिरक्षा क्षमता और PM श्री @narendramodi जी के #AatmanirbharBharat के संकल्प का प्रतीक है। @rajnathsingh @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/3lFKSH280N
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) December 1, 2020
- Nasa’s Moon Mission
Raja Chari became the first Indian-origin man, to be chosen by NASA’s moon mission, among 18 other astronauts.
.@NASA_Astronauts Tom Marshburn & Raja Chari, and Matthias Maurer of @ESA, will fly to the @Space_Station on NASA's @SpaceX Crew-3 mission, expected to launch in fall 2021. It'll be the 1st spaceflight for Chari & Maurer, and the 3rd for Marshburn: https://t.co/R27cm1FJJ3 pic.twitter.com/OXiegomXUS
— NASA (@NASA) December 14, 2020