Scripted History: This Flight Will Be Another Feather By Becoming The First Woman Commander Of Air India To Command Flight Over The North Pole!

Meet Durba Banerjee, the first female commercial pilot of India! She has  the most flying hours to her name! - NTD India

Indian Airlines defined flying for three generations post-Independence and setting example for other Corporate houses. There was a time in our countries when Cooperate houses in India didn’t have enough or none women employed and But Air India aka Indian Airlines broke the glass ceiling a public sector enterprise was one of the early pioneers, when they hired Durba Banerjee as its pilot within few years of its inception in 1953.

Air India set up another milestone by celebrating International Women’s Day in unique way by flying 12 international and over 40 domestic flights with an all-women crew on board. India’s National Carrier Air India released a statement and was quoted saying “Air India is set to fly 12 all-women crew flights on its medium and long-haul international routes and over 40 return domestic and short-haul flights all over India to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8 this year.”

An all-women pilot team of Air India is all create to set create a record which will be etched in the history books for times to come. As per official update, Air India Captain Zoya Agarwal is all set to fly over the North Pole on the world’s longest air route. The flight took off from San Francisco, by covering a distance of around 16,000 kilometres to reach Bengaluru.

This was not the first time that Air India pilots have flown over polar route, but this was the first instances that a team of all-women pilots flew over the North Pole. An Air India official was quoted saying “Flying through the North Pole is very challenging and airline companies send their best and experienced pilots on this route. This time Air India has given responsibilities to a woman captain for the journey from San Francisco to Bengaluru via polar route.” 


AI Captain Zoya Agarwal  was quoted saying “Most people in the world will not see the North Pole or even its map in their lifetime. I feel truly feel privileged and humbled by the trust posed in me by the civil aviation ministry and our flag carrier. It is a golden opportunity to command a Boeing 777 inaugural SFO-BLR, one of the world’s longest flight over the North Pole. I am extremely proud to have with me experienced women team comprising Captains Thanmai Papagari, Akanksha Sonawane and Shivani Manhas. This is the first time an all-women pilots team will fly over the North Pole and create a history of sorts. It’s indeed a dream come true for any professional pilot.”

Capt. Zoya also spoke about the challenges that is faced by Flying over the North Pole and was quoted saying “The thrill of actually realising that you will be passing the North pole where the compass will flip 180 degrees…something which is fascinating indeed.”

Meet Air India's All-women Pilot Crew That Made History

This is not the first feather under the cap for Captain Agarwal as she is also the youngest woman to ever fly a Boeing-777 way back in 2013. She said that “I am the youngest woman commander in the world on Boeing 777. Women should have self-belief even if they face societal pressure not consider any task impossible.”

Redemption Story: The pacer made a grand comeback and showcased his mettle in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 VS Pondicherry.

S Sreesanth aims to represent India in the 2023 World Cup – Cric.News

S. Sreesanth was one of the most colourful personalities in Kerala, who shot into prominence by becoming only the second person from the state to play for the national team. The fast bowler made his One-Day International vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur Oct 25, 2005. He was known for be aggressive on the field, earned the title of ‘angry young cricketer’ and rubbed shoulders wrongly with many such as Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds and also Harbajan Singh, to name a few.

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He was part of the first winning team won the World Twenty20 in 2007 and followed it with the 50-over World Cup in 2011. He was a destiny child and the credit goes to S.K. Nair, a Keralite, who was the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

S Sreesanth is back on the 22nd yard and creating wave once again post completing his return to cricket after seven years yesterday. He took the world surprise once again during the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match vs Pondicherry. Though he hasnt played the game for a long time, but it took Sreesanth just seven balls to get his first wicket on his comeback match.

The delivery was a beauty as the ball was a outswinger which took the wicket of Puducherry batsman Fabid Ahmed’s and the batsman was spruised to the core. He took social media and wrote, Thanks a lot for all the support and love’s just the beginning..with all of ur wishes and prayers many many many more to go..❤️🇮🇳🏏lots of respect to u nd family .. #blessed #humbled #cricket #bcci #kerala #love #team #family #india #nevergiveup

Sreesanth finished the match with figures of 4-0-29-1. He was seen making a sweet gesture to the pitch after finishing his overs. The Kerala speedster has gone on to play 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India and is of the opinion that it is still note late to make an India comeback.

Actor Sonu Sood will be next seen in a Bollywood film titled Kisaan amid farmers protests

Won't Rest Until The Last Migrant Reaches Home: Sonu Sood

Coronavirus has brought the nation to a standstill and daily routines have taken drastic steps to try to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In these tough times when most of us during this time are sitting in lap of comfort and having three meals a day but on the other end the most affected people during this pandemic is the migrants who are walking on foot to reach their respect homes. In recent times we saw heart breaking glimpse of thousands of migrants leaving their cities and trying to return to their villages. These hard-working labourers and daily wager are the backbone of city economies but they were scared that they would go hungry in this troubled time.

During these times many have sympathies with the conditions of the migrants but Sonu Sood has worked towards this cause and has been arranging meals and transport for thousands in distress during the coronavirus outbreak. The Happy New Year actor is being hailed as the real-life hero for his contribution towards helping people in need and coming to their aid too. He also stated an initiative “Ghar Bhejo” movement in May and helped sending thousands from Mumbai to their hometown in numerous states such as Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. He has become a ray of hope and at the same time become an angel for migrant laborers.

Sonu Sood supports farmers' protest, says 'Kisaan Hai Toh Hum Hai' - YouTube

Ever since 26 November, farmers from Punjab and Haryana have laid siege at New Delhi and are protesting against recently passed Farm Bills. Under these bills will allow farmers to sell directly to corporates. But the farmers fear that this may be an excuse to pull off the MSP safety net from them. Actor Sonu Sood is deeply distraught to see the plight of farmers complaining against the three new Agri laws and hoped to resolve to their matters.

Sonu Sood will next be seen in Kisaan and will be directed by Shool fame E Niwas. The news was confirmed by Dream Girl director Raaj Shaandilyaa, who will produce Kisaan and wrote, हमारे किसान… देश की शान Announcing my next Production #Kisaan … @SonuSood in lead, Directed by ENiwas @Eniwas Produced by Raaj Shaandilyaa…#ThinkinkPicturez

Sonu Sood came into the limelight due to his philanthropic efforts to help migrants and those in need during these tough times launched a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers during the Covid lockdown. The book is titled Titled “I Am No Messiah” and talks about the expressive tasks the actor faced while extending help to those in need amd and won the hearts of many.

Daughter of a tea garden labourer is all set to promote women’s rugby in an international platform.

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India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport. In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation. Players like Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Mithali Raj to name a few have reached the top against odds and also made us proud by being trailblazers the best game-changers we will ever know. They have taught us to look beyond gender stereotypes and paved the way to empower us all.

World Rugby Sandhya Rai, Sumitra Nayak& Vahbiz Bharucha

Today we are all set to talk about inspirational story of the Sportswomen Who Will Represent India At Asia Rugby’s “Unstoppables” Campaign. Yes, you guessed it right we are talking Sandhya Rai, Sumitra Nayak& Vahbiz Bharucha are three ‘passionate & unstoppable’ women will represent India in the global World Rugby campaign titled ‘Unstoppables.’

Rugby is not a popular sport in our country and world Rugby’s ‘Unstoppable’ campaign was started to create awareness and enhance participation by initiating dialogue through inspiring stories of women and girls involved in rugby at all levels of the game. The stories of these players will inspire you as well as breaking the glass ceiling by participating and showing how rugby played a crucial role in empowering them.

While interacting with the Asian Rugby, World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont, “From the highest levels of the sport’s governance to grassroots participation, we are wholly committed to driving gender-balance and ensuring that women have equal opportunities both on and off the field, driving increased involvement and engagement in the women’s game from fans, audiences, players and investors.”

Unstoppable: 20-year-old tea labourers' daughter tackles life from rugby  pitch | Kolkata News - Times of India

Sandhya Rai has gone through own struggle from very early age and hailed from Baikanthapur forest, located in the east of Siliguri. Her family earned their livelihood by working in a tea garden, she defied all the odds and decided to take a different path post finishing school. Sandhya soon discovered her true calling and started excelling in the sport, which started a new journey in her career. Nine girls from this remote village overcame hardships through passion and dedication and have played rugby for India. On Wednesday, December 23, Sandhya was announced as India’s Unstoppable.

As per sources, Sandhya also launched ‘Pass For Passion’, a campaign by the Jungle Crows to raise funds for their Khelo Rugby project aimed to create opportunities for young players.

A short film has also been made on Sandhya’s story, highlighting in the impact she and her friends have had on their village and its directed by Kolkata film-maker Rohan Chakravarty.

Happy Birthday Ratan Tata: Here are Interesting facts about Ratan Tata that you should know!

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People across the world look up to Ratan Tata in all his embodiments – be it businessman, investor, philanthropist, or leader.  Tata Sons’ Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has turned 83 today. Here are few interesting facts about Ratan Tata, his personality and achievements that are worth knowing.

Tata Sons’ Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata hails from a very prominent family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists.  He was educated in the prestigious Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where he pursued a B.S. (1962) in architecture and soon returned to work in India. He gained experience in various Group businesses and was named director in charge (1971) of one of them, the National Radio and Electronics Co.  He finally become chairman of Tata Industries in 1991 and succeeded his uncle, J.R.D. Tata, as chairman of the Tata Group.

Post becoming the leader of the conglomerate, Tata main focus was to expand it, and toward globalizing its businesses.  The first step was taken in 2000, when the group acquired London-based Tetley Tea for $431.3 million. In 2004, he took it to the next level when the board bought the truck-manufacturing operations of South Korea’s Daewoo Motors for $102 million. In 2007, the Tata Steel took a giant leap when an Indian company when it acquired the giant Anglo-Dutch steel manufacturer Corus Group for $11.3 billion.

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Ratan Tata is one of the most respected industrialists in the world and is known for his kindness, passion and business ethics.  Tata has played a crucial role in revolutionised the automobile sector in India, with the launch of Tata Indica, India’s first indigenously designed and manufactured car, and Tata Safari, India’s first SUV were launched. In 2008, Tata Motors shock the whole with the breaking news of purchasing of the elite British car brands Jaguar and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company. The $2.3 billion deal marked the largest-ever acquisition by an Indian automotive firm.

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The same year, the company launched people’s car, Tata Nano with a starting price of approximately 100,000 Indian rupees. The car could seat up to five adults and would provide a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport to millions of middles- and lower-income consumers both in India and abroad.

Under his leadership, the revenues of the Tata Group grew more than 40 times. The profits thrived by over 50 times. The company that made only $5.7 billion in 1991 made around $103 billion in 2016.

He has been bestowed with many other honours during his career such as Padma Bhushan, one of India’s most distinguished civilian awards, in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by prestigious Rockefeller Foundation in 2012. He has also been ranked as India’s most powerful CEO.

Take A Sneak Peak: First visuals of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train released

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A while back good news was released by the government of India which brought smile across all our faces and was it was none other India’s first bullet train – a dream project for the country – is set to see the light of the day.  The passengers travelling from Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train in less than 5 years’ time! On September 14, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe along with PM Narendra Modi was laid down the foundation stone for this historic and gigantic infrastructure project which is going to cost India approximately Rs 1,10,000 crore.

The project comes under ‘Make in India’. The train will take 2 hours 7 minutes to travel between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and will be operating speed of 320 kmph and a maximum speed of 350 kmph!

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The project will generate employment for about 20,000 workers while in the construction phase. These workers will be trained specially to take up construction of such projects in India. One of the major benefits of the bullet train project will come from the fact that Indian engineers and labour will gain knowledge.

 The Japanese embassy has released the first official photos of E5 Series Shinkansen, also known as Japan’s Bullet Train, which will be modified for use as rolling stock of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project (MAHSR). the project is called as Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project and is scheduled to be completed by 2023.but, it is likely to be delayed due to land acquisition has not been finalized in Maharashtra. See Pics

This is how E5 Series Shinkansen looks.
The project is scheduled to be completed by 2023 but delays are expected.Larsen and Toubro has won a contract under which it will build some portions of the huge network falling in Gujarat.

On 24th September, the National High Speed Rail Corporation had opened the bids for the project, which was won by Larsen and Toubro outing bidding tough competition from Tata Projects, Ircon International–Afcons Infrastructure–JMC Projects consortium, and J Kumar Infra Projects–NCC-HSR consortium. The tender will cover total alignment of the corridor between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat and four stations — Surat, Vapi, Billimora and Bharuch — also 24 rivers and a 30 road-crossings.

No work has commenced on the projects Maharashtra stretch so far as the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is not interested on the project. 82% of the land for the bullet train project has been acquired in Gujarat, in Maharashtra land acquisition is only at 23%. Once the bullet train starts, the distance between Mumbai to Ahmedabad will be covered in two hours.

Rishabh Pant, who struggled with fitness and form in IPL 2020, created a happy selection dilemma before the (D/N game) in Adelaide, starting Thursday!

Rishabh Pant refers to MS Dhoni as his favourite batting partner | Cricket  News - Times of India

Rishabh Pant has been out of form for a long time and top of it all constant evaluations with former Indian captain MS Dhoni adding more burden on the young player. There is no doubt that he has huge shoes to fill ever since MS Dhoni decided to take a break from his cricketing duties to post the World Cup, 2019. The Delhi Cricketer has been a hot topic of discussion in the cricketing fraternity for the past four months.

He was recently dropped from limited-overs squads for the tour of Australia. The reason given was the national selectors are tired and upset with Pants tendency to put on weight, also hoped this will serve a wake-up call to the 23-year-old.

Sourav Ganguly clarifies on choosing KL Rahul over Rishabh Pant for wicket- keeping

Pant has fallen in grace which led to him being finds himself out of both ODI and T20I squads. KL Rahul has emerged as India’s first-choice wicket-keeper batsman in white-ball cricket. Rahul’s has had a remarkable run in IPL 2020 which saw him mark his comeback in the Test squad and was appointed as vice-captain of the limited-overs sides in the absence of injured Rohit Sharma. In Tests, Pant will have tough competition from Wriddhiman Saha for the wicket-keeper’s slot.

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman proved his critics wrongs by scoring a century in recently concluded warm match, which was held in Sydney. He is full of confidence ahead of the Test series vs Australia commencing on 17th December. only time will tell which player will Team India pick between Pant and the redoubtable Wriddhiman Saha, who has shown himself to be a superb wicket-keeper, for the series-opener (D/N game) in Adelaide, commencing from this Thursday.

Rishabh Pant becomes first Indian wicketkeeper to score Test century in  Australia | Cricket News - Times of India

While interacting with BCCI, Pant was quoted saying “When I went out to bat a lot of overs were left, so (Hanuma) Vihari and I wanted to build a good partnership. We wanted to bat as much as possible. I was just trying to give myself as much time as possible and slowly I started to develop confidence. This hundred has been a big confidence-booster for me. It’s been a month; I am in Australia but I didn’t get the chance to play in the first practice match because of a stiff neck.”

He further added “In the first innings here I was unlucky as I felt the LBW decision was wrong from the umpire. In the second innings, my focus was to spend as much time as possible and the result is, I got a good innings under my belt.” Pant also started working on his glitches and team’s main emphasis in the second practice game, was as a batting unit, was to spend time in the middle vs the pink ball. “In the first innings we got out little early because there was a lot of moisture on the wicket. In the second innings, we got an idea about the wicket…so in the second innings everyone tried and applied more.”

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“The batting unit was keen to spend as much time as possible in the middle,” Pant said detailing the team’s plan. It was necessary to play the practice match with the pink ball. The bowlers bowled well; the batsmen got good time at the crease. Everyone did well, so I think we got very good practice because playing under lights is little difficult.”

Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is set to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Michael Schumacher is one the greatest Formula 1 drivers the sport has ever seen and even the greatest of all time. Schumacher is known for single-handedly change the sport and creating new milestones such as Seven World Championships, 91 Grand Prix victories, 155 podiums. He also holds 68 Pole Positions (second all-time) and 1566 career points.

Schumacher took the sport to another level and becoming the first German champion at 25-year-old and went to set the stage on fire. He retired from the sports at the age of 40 as he didn’t have special pace was no longer there and said his goodbye to the sport.

Michael Schumacher's rescuer reveals dramatic aftermath of devastating ski  accident that left F1 ace in coma

The world came crashing down went the news went viral of Schumacher has met with an asking accident in the French Alp’s and serious injured himself by hitting on a rock. He was quickly rushed to the hospital and was put into a medically induced for Six months. It has been an uphill battle to survive but then he is no ordinary man. He is true fighter who is determined, relentless, gutsy and a winner. The fans all across the world are praying for his speedy recovery and Keep fighting Michael.

Mick Schumacher won the Formula Two title in Bahrain yesterday, the last race before moving up to Formula One with the U.S.-owned Haas team.  Mick finished with off with 215 points, 14 clears of Briton Ilott, with Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda. Post win Schumacher was quoted saying “To be champion, I owe it all to my team! “I’m a bit overwhelmed at the minute, it’s going to take a few days – I’m just so happy and grateful! To Callum, he gave me a run for his money – it’s been tough but so enjoyable at the same time. So big thank you to him”

Mick Schumacher is all set to follow in his father’s footsteps and is all set to joining the American team Haas for the 2021 season. He started his professional journey way back in 2008, when he began karting and as of now is competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with Prema Powerteam. He is very excited and thilled to join Haas team in 2021 and was quoted saying ‘I’m really really looking forward to next year’s challenge and next year’s work. It’s been a dream that I’ve always dreamed about and now it’s finally coming true, so I’m really happy and emotionally exploding really.’

This is the recent award in his cabinet, following on from his European F3 title in 2018.

Manchester United managed to secure a superb comeback victory vs Southampton and they did so by breaking records.

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Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and their Old Trafford home is known the Theatre of Dreams by one of their greatest legends, Sir Bobby Charlton. Manchester United is one of the most reputed clubs in the Premier League and based in Old Trafford, England. It’s not necessary whether you’re a football fan or don’t know the first thing about it, Manchester United is one club you surely must have heard of. The club boast of royal fans following across the world and royalty matched by none. The Club has produced great players with superb skills who enthralled the football fans whether played for the club or while representing their country.

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Manchester United created another milestone last night against Southampton when they became the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive away games despite trailing in each tie, celebrating eight straight away top-flight victories for the very first time.

Southampton took the fight to the red devil in the first half by scoring two goals in quick succession. The two goals for Southampton was scored by Jan Bednarek and Saints captain James Ward-Prowse had a role in both the goals, as he set up the first one for their first corner of the game before scoring a stunner from a direct free-kick on the edge of the box. 

The Saint Goalkeepers Alex McCarthy made a couple of crucial saves in the match and denied Greenwood and Fernandes score in the 30th minute. But tough times came when David De Gea rattled into the post trying to keep out Ward-Prowse’s and suffered a serious injury. This led to be replaced by Dean Henderson at halftime, and Cavani came on for Mason Greenwood.

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Edinson Cavani was substituted in the second half and came to the rescue and produced a master class performance which saw him scoring two goals. He also a creating crucial chance for Bruno Fernandes to score a goal and hit back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Southampton 3-2 in a Premier League match last night. The Uruguayan striker set the stage by fire converting a superb header due to his great reflexes to divert a Fernandes shot home for the equaliser.

The victory was United’s eighth successive away league win and lifted it to seventh place with 16 points and five points behind Liverpool. The Red devils are all set to shifting gears to Champions League and all set to face Paris Saint-Germain at home on Wednesday.

The Reserve Bank of India has became the first central bank in the world to have more than one million followers on Twitter

US Treasury Secretary discusses economy with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das |  Business Standard News

Reserve Bank of India created an milestone by  becoming the world’s first central bank to reach 1 million Twitter followers.

What will surprise to know that it is matter of pride for Indians is that the 85-year-old Reserve Bank was a latecomer to the world of social media, as it created a twitter account only in January 2012. The news was confirmed by the RBI governor Shaktikanta Das who congratulated his colleagues on this occasion. and wrote, “RBI Twitter account reaches one million followers today. A new milestone. Congratulations to all my colleagues in RBI.”

As per official report, RBI has managed to beat the world’s most influential central banks — the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank — on Twitter by a huge margin, emerging as the most popular central bank on twitter with over one million followers.As per official report, RBI Twitter number of followers has increased from 9.66 lakh on 27 September, 2020 to over 10 lakh since yesterday.

At present, the RBI handle is followed by 1,015,910 people around the world. The second is held by central bank of Mexico (Banco de Mexico) with 7.74 lakh followers, followed by Bank of Indonesia (7.57 lakh). The US Federal Reserve, the world’s most powerful central bank, has only 6.77 lakh followers, placing it at a distant fourth slot.

In recent times RBI has also launched another Twitter account called ‘RBI Says’, whose main aim to reach out to the common man and has also started a Facebook page with the same name in early April. The main aim was to create customer awareness campaign to prevent innocent account-holders from being conned by impostors.