Indian teen named by UN to 2020 Class of Young Leaders

United Nations: Udit Singhal, an 18-year-old boy from India, has been named by the United Nations to the 2020 cohort of younger leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the highest-profile recognition alternative on the world physique for children who’re main efforts to fight the world’s most urgent points. Singhal has been named to the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the SDGs. He is the founding father of Glass2Sand, a zero-waste ecosystem that addresses the rising menace of glass waste in Delhi. Through the initiative, empty glass bottles are prevented from being dumped into landfills and are crushed into commercially priceless sand. PTI

Delhi boy crowdfunds for payment at London ballet faculty

London: A 20-year-old ballet fanatic, who’s the son of an e-rickshaw driver in Delhi, is utilizing a crowdfunding marketing campaign to lift cash to pay the payment for a coaching course on the famed English National Ballet School in London. Kamal Singh desires of representing India at a global dance platform after he received admission to the varsity’s one-year Professional Trainee Programme.However, he wants to lift sufficient funds not solely in direction of the charges but in addition the excessive dwelling prices within the UK capital. “ I could not afford the fees of the one-year programme — 8,000 pounds (USD 10,365) — not to mention the additional living expenses in London — at least 1,000 pounds (USD 1,295) per month,” mentioned Kamal. PTI

Pak govt sends arrest warrants to ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad: The Pakistan authorities has despatched arrest warrants by means of its mission in London for deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif who has been dwelling within the UK for medical remedy, a media report mentioned on Friday. Sharif, 70, has been in London since November final yr after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go overseas for 4 weeks for remedy. The three-time premier, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar have been convicted within the Avenfield properties case on July 6, 2018. Sharif was additionally sentenced to seven years within the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018. But, he was bailed out in each instances. PTI

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