#POPxoLucky2020: 20 Of The Happiest News Headlines We Heard In 2019!

#POPxoLucky2020: 20 Of The Happiest News Headlines We Heard In 2019!

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! 

20 Of The Best News Headlines Of 2019

I bet these will lift up your spirits even on a bad day! 

Girl power!

The Hindu

Bihar girl named Shivangi became the Indian Navy’s first woman pilot!

Adoption > buying pets

California limited pet store sales of dogs, cats and rabbits to rescue and shelter animals only!

Gender equality for the win

Iceland became the first country to legally enforce equal pay for men and women. 

Save them coral reefs

A robot began delivering coral babies to the Great Barrier Reef to help restore coral reefs. 

More trees, please!


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!

Love is love

Austria and Taiwan legalised same-sex marriage.

More love to animals

Canada passed a bill that made it illegal to keep whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity for entertainment purposes. 

Box office hit!

Avengers Endgame became the fastest movie to reach the 2BN mark in global collection!

The best kind of support


A Mumbai couple opened up a food stall to support their cook whose husband got paralysed and needed treatment. 

Price points

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. 

Aiming for the stars

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.   

Pocket money for a cause

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.  

Royal baby!


Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born to Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

No more stubble burning

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! 

No one goes hungry

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. 

Beyond borders

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. 

Sustainability all the way

New Indian Express

An 18-year-old girl from Coimbatore started to make sanitary napkins from organic cotton in order for them to be reusable and sustainable. 

For the love of elephants

India got its first-ever hospital for abused elephants set up in Uttar Pradesh by the animal welfare group, Wildlife SOS. 

Waste management

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. 

Extending the olive branch

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.