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Plastic, paper scraps and Metal wastes turn into Decorative Light Strings and ‘Diyas’ for Diwali in Rajasthan

The money earned from the sale of Diwali items will be used for skill development programmes for the girls at Naari Niketan

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Kota, Oct 27, 2016: In Rajasthan’s Kota, people have found an eco-friendly way to celebrate Diwali, this year. Homes will be lit up with decorative light strings and ‘diyas’  made from plastic scraps and metal waste, to celebrate the festival.

In an attempt to save the environment, girls from a shelter home based in Kota-  ‘Naari Nikataan’ have turned waste plastic and glass bottles, boxes and cartons and metal into decorative pieces, mentioned PTI.

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“The items made by them were sold in a two-day exhibition-cum-workshop at Rain Basera Park. The event saw a huge footfall. It was a big encouragement for them,” Bharti Gaud, secretary at Sachetan Society, a Kota-based NGO, said to PTI.

The items that were exhibited were priced between Rs 75 to Rs 300 and the initiative was part of the society’s ‘Up-cycling the Waste’ campaign. “The money earned from the sale will be used for skill development programmes for the girls at Naari Niketan,” she said.

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For girls, the city-based NGO runs an art-and-craft centre and has been organising skill development programmes for the last three years.

“All the decorative items are made from waste plastic and glass bottles, and cartons and paper boxes. Like the vertical and horizontal light strings with decorative flowers, are made from waste plastic bottles and the diyas from waste aluminium and candles,” she said to PTI.

About 80 gram of plastic from discarded bottles were used to make decorative strings, Gaud said.

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Elaborating on her oganisation’s ‘Up-Cycling Waste’ campaign, she said, “Sachetan has a fifth principle to waste management. It’s called ‘Up-Cycle the Waste’. It is in addition to the existing principles of reuse, refuse, defuse and recycle waste.

– prepared by NewsGram Team

  • Ruchika Kumari

    good initiative……it is our duty to protect our mother land…we should celebrate eco friendly Diwali

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?