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Born without hands this brave Kerala girl scores A in SSLC writing

first_imgBorn without hands, Devika faced life as a challenge to come out successfully clearing her SSLC exams with A .In a world where people with two hands find it hard to pass successfully in examinations, Devika, a brave girl from Kerala has proved that sheer determination and passion are enough to be successful in life. This young girl from Kerala has no hands, but she grabbed A+ in all subjects in the state SSLC examinations after writing with legs.A news report published in Mathrubhumi reveals that Devika is the student of CBHS school, Vallikkkunnu, Kozhikode. Divya born to Sajeev and Sujitha, had no hands since birth. However, her parents asked her to face life as it comes by and encouraged her to write using legs.Soon Devika became an expert in writing everything using legs. Apart from her parents, teachers and students in her school also encouraged her to chase her dreams despite her serious physical inability. It should be noted that physically handicapped students have the privilege to use scribe while writing examinations, but Devika never used the offer and completed all the examinations writing on her own.For two papers, she used the permitted extra time, but in other papers, she completed the written examination just like any other normal student with no extra time given to persons with disabilities. Interestingly, Devika has now grabbed full A+ without any grace marks.Apart from writing, Devika is also an expert in picture drawing using her legs. Recently, Devika’s drawings were featured in a special exhibition for children with special needs at the Swapnachithra Arts Gallery, Kozhikode.Devika is now planning to take Humanities subject for her +2, and she wants to become a civil service officer in her life. Devika’s father Sajeev is working as a civil police officer, and her brother Goutham is studying in the fourth standard.Devika’s life is undoubtedly an epitome for everyone, and such children are a real encouragement for all the other special needs children who consider disabilities the end of their lives.last_img read more

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Markets cautious ahead of RBIs monetary policy meeting outcome

first_imgThe Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai in this file photo on November 9, 2016.IANSStock markets lost early gains and were trading in the red on Wednesday at around 11.10 am ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) third bi-monthly monetary policy statement. The BSE Sensex was down 15 points to 32,560. Most of the bank stocks were trading with losses, barring Punjab National Bank that was up almost 1 percent at Rs 159.The RBI’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting ends amid retail inflation hitting a new low of 1.54 percent for June, raising expectations of a cut in the key interest rate (repo rate) by a minimum 25 basis points with some hoping for 50 basis point cut. Currently, the repo rate is 6.25 percent.  Also read: Interest rate cut on savings deposits augurs well for banks, say Nomura analystsThe meeting also comes in the backdrop of a cut in savings deposits by State Bank of India from 4 to 3.5 percent in the wake of rising deposits following demonetisation. The situation is an outcome of a dilemma faced by banks, according to an analyst.”Deposit growth had surged in wake of demonetisation given the sharp jump in liquidity. This surplus liquidity had seen banks lower their lending rates earlier this year. With remonetisation on track in recent months, deposits have been flowing out thereby raising the incremental funding costs. Hence, to protect margins – which are already under pressure due to rising bad loans, higher due diligence – banks likely mulled over higher lending rates or lower deposit rates – they went with the latter,” Radhika Rao, an economist at DBS Bank, said in a note on Wednesday.It should also be seen as an indicator of expectations of consistent fall in inflation that could lead to a fall in lending rates in the near future. Falling interest rates on fixed deposits along with savings deposits could push investors towards equities and mutual funds in search of better returns.Stocks bucking the downward trend included Hero Motocorp, NTPC and Lupin.last_img read more

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Clevvers Joslyn Davis Lily Marston Launch Their Own YouTube Media Venture EXCLUSIVE

first_imgAccording to Davis, she was one of the few Defy Media employees who wasn’t pink-slipped when the company folded last November after failing to find a buyer or new financing. After Hearst bought Clevver in February, Davis inked a limited contract to work five days over a three-month period. Now she’s focused full-time on Shared Media. She didn’t rule out future appearances with Hearst-owned Clevver and added, “Regardless, I’m going to be the biggest cheerleader of the Clevver brand. It’s something strong, with a dedicated audience.”On the newly launched Shared Channel, Davis and Marston will invite fellow YouTubers into the studio to make collab videos, running the gamut from creators with 50 subscribers to millions, according to Davis. They expect to produce one or two videos each week. “It’s content our audience has asked for over the years,” she said. Among the first their first guests is vlogger Remi Cruz, aka MissRemiAshten.Shared News, which soft-launched last week, is being run by host/producer Renee Ariel (previously of ClevverNews and Trendy), assistant producer/reporter Fiona Zaring, and executive producer Lisa Hiser, former head of ClevverNews who previously has worked for celebrities including the Jonas Brothers. Davis and Marston also plan to pop in on the Shared News channel from time to time.The Shared Media team. Front row: Joslyn Davis (left) and Lily Marston. Back row (l. to r.): Lisa Hiser, Fiona Zaring, Jorge Maldonado, Renee ArielDavis joined Clevver way back in 2008 — when the startup was shooting video out of Maldonado’s garage — after she tried to break into TV news. Marston started at Clevver Media in 2012 as an intern for Davis, before working her way up to being a producer and host for ClevverTV.Davis acknowledged the challenges involved in getting an independent, self-funded venture off the ground. “This is scary. We know that,” she said. Shared Media, operating from office and studio space in Culver City, Calif., is self-funded by the three founders with no outside investors for now. Davis and Marston have been teasing the launch of the venture for the last several days on social media and officially are announcing Shared Media in a video Friday. Related Hearst Magazines Plans Clevver Relaunch From New Production Studio at Santa Monica Airport (EXCLUSIVE) Shared Media expects to earn ad revenue through YouTube’s Partner Program and the company also is seeking brand-sponsorship deals. After years in the YouTube biz, the Shared Media team has become experienced running a lean operation, she added: “We have an understanding of what’s nice to have and what we can live without.”Another part of Shared Media’s mission to create a mentor-led incubator for emerging female YouTube talent with the aim helping them avoid burnout and develop sustainable careers. “We want to share the knowledge we have gained, so no one has to go through what we and our coworkers went through at Defy,” Davis said. “On a personal and professional level, it was so devastating what that put people through.”Another ex-Defy property, Smosh, was bought earlier this year by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal’s Mythical Entertainment.Watch the Shared Media launch video from Joslyn Davis and Lily Marston: ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Here’s the latest chapter in the saga of Clevver, the entertainment/lifestyle YouTube network marooned by the shuttering of former parent Defy Media and subsequently snapped up by Hearst Magazines.Two of the principal creatives behind Clevver — Joslyn Davis and Lily Marston — together with Clevver Media co-founder Jorge Maldonado have launched Shared Media, their own independent YouTube network. Like Clevver, the new venture will target millennial female viewers, with two channels: a personality-driven collab channel led by Davis and Marston, and one delivering daily dispatches on trending topics and entertainment news.“I’m done building things for other people,” Davis said in an interview with Variety. “Our goal is to create amazing content that is fueled by a female team — content that is made for, and by, women.” Hearst Magazines Buys Clevver’s Pop-Culture YouTube Channels After Defy’s Demise Popular on Variety last_img read more

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