Who is Shreya Singhal?

imageShreya Singhal is a 21-year-old girl from Delhi who came  into news as:

  • she filed public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court calling Section 66(A) of the Information Technology (IT) Act unconstitutional.

She filed the petition after the two girls were arrested in Palghar, Maharashtra for posting on Facebook remarks about Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray’s funeral bringing Mumbai to a halt. The girls were arrested under the IT Act.

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Visually impaired Indian-American Sachin Dev Pavithran to head US agency for the disabled

imageObama named a visually impaired Indian-American  Sachin Dev Pavithran to head an independent US agency devoted to people with disabilities.

  • Sachin Dev Pavithran will soon become a member of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, the agency which is also known as the Access Board.
  • The Access Board was established in 1973 to ensure design standards across the US to enable access to the physically impaired.

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