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India Unveils Plan to Bring Electricity to Every Household in 2018

India Unveils Plan to Bring Electricity to Every Household in 2018

The $2.5 billion project will provide electricity to the 40 million Indian households currently without power. According to Reuters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he plans on electrifying lower-income households free of charges or fees. Funding for the project will mostly be provided by the federal government. Use of electricity, however, will not be subsidized by the government. Additionally, the country plans on electrifying more remote villages and structures by using solar power packs and battery banks. This may prove difficult, as there are reportedly 300 million Indian citizens who are not even hooked up to the electrical grid. Though India currently generates most...

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Teen brings homecoming to best friend battling leukemia

Teen brings homecoming to best friend battling leukemia

Homecoming is one of the most enjoyable moments of a young person's life and a high school senior in Ohio wanted to make sure her best friend could enjoy the night too. After being diagnosed with leukemia, Kaitlin O'Connor's best friend Blake Mounts learned he wouldn't be able to leave the hospital to go to the homecoming dance. “The plan was for him to be able to leave the hospital for an hour or two on the night of our homecoming to attend the dance, but after getting news of the severity of the cancer, that was no longer an...

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6-foot snake in London home was actually a 2-inch caterpillar

6-foot snake in London home was actually a 2-inch caterpillar

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals received an unexpected surprise after being called to a home to retrieve a large snake. RSPCA animal collection officer Monica Faloona rushed to the home in the Dartford area after receiving a frantic call about a large snake, but discovered the intruder was merely a caterpillar. "This poor person was clearly beside themselves with fear and stayed upstairs and wouldn't come down at all. I went out to the garden unsure what kind of snake I would find," Faloona said. "But I was a little surprised to see a very...

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600 Students Surprised With Backpacks Full of Supplies for New School Year

600 Students Surprised With Backpacks Full of Supplies for New School Year

The school year is off to an incredible start for 600 students who received a special gift as they attended an assembly at Brooklyn's P.S. 276. Behind the curtain in the auditorium were backpacks, one for each child, filled with school supplies. The surprise is the work of Bic and the Kids in Need Foundation. "It has been amazing today to see the energy of the students [and] the energy of the teachers," Todd Kehley of Bic told Inside Edition. "There was nothing better on the first day of school."  "Our mission is to see every child exceed in the classroom," Dave Smith of the...

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Drake University teams up with Iowa nonprofit to build tiny homes for Des Moines' homeless

Drake University teams up with Iowa nonprofit to build tiny homes for Des Moines' homeless

Three tiny homes sprung up in a Drake University parking lot last week. Drake alumni, staff, students and other volunteers built the houses, which will join a future tiny home community designed by Joppa, a nonprofit organization combating homelessness in Des Moines. Each 100-square-foot house will give shelter to a member of Des Moines' homeless population for six to 24 months while they get back on their feet. Andy Verlengia, Drake's director of alumni relations, said the build was part of Drake's national day of service, called "DU Good Day." On Saturday, alumni took part in 11 different projects around...

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