Since ringing in the new year is all about focusing on the positives of the year gone by and hoping for more good things to happen in the new year, here are 20 of the best news headlines we heard/read in 2019! This one’s a breath of fresh air, we promise!
I bet these will lift up your spirits even on a bad day!
Bihar girl named Shivangi became the Indian Navy’s first woman pilot!
California limited pet store sales of dogs, cats and rabbits to rescue and shelter animals only!
Iceland became the first country to legally enforce equal pay for men and women.
A robot began delivering coral babies to the Great Barrier Reef to help restore coral reefs.
In a village called Piplanti in Rajasthan, people started to grow 111 trees every time a girl child was born. So far, there are more than 3,50,000 trees!
Austria and Taiwan legalised same-sex marriage.
Canada passed a bill that made it illegal to keep whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity for entertainment purposes.
Avengers Endgame became the fastest movie to reach the 2BN mark in global collection!
A Mumbai couple opened up a food stall to support their cook whose husband got paralysed and needed treatment.
Prices of nearly 400 anti-cancer drugs were slashed by up to 87%, and are expected to save millions of lives of cancer patients in India.
Adam Harry, a 20-year-old transgender from Kerala who was ousted from his family, aimed to become the first transgender commercial pilot. The Kerala government decided to bear the cost of Adam’s training to help him pursue his dreams.
Class VI girl in Jamshedpur saved her pocket money to build toilets for the poor in the Potka block of the district. She used her savings to make two toilets in the area.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
UP man invented a bicycle-based shredding machine that can crush and grind wood, crop and other elements into less than 80mm size that can easily then be converted into compost. This would help avoid stubble burning!
NGO ‘Feeding India’ in an effort to ensure that no one sleeps on an empty stomach, installed six ‘Happy Fridges’ across the city of Varanasi to provide food for the needy.
An Indian taxi driver in Australia refused to take money from Pakistani cricketers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Yasir Shah and Naseem Shah after giving them a ride. And the Pakistani cricketers returned the favour by inviting him to dine with them.
An 18-year-old girl from Coimbatore started to make sanitary napkins from organic cotton in order for them to be reusable and sustainable.
India got its first-ever hospital for abused elephants set up in Uttar Pradesh by the animal welfare group, Wildlife SOS.
The Akshar School in Assam had its students line up and ‘pay’ for their classes every week using grocery bags filled with at least 25 pieces of plastic waste.
For the first time in 72 years, Sikhs could visit one of the holiest sites thanks to a new peace corridor. This allowed 5,000 pilgrims to go to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan, from Gurdaspur in India.