Which team won the
c) Real Madrid
Kappa and Delta are
the names given by
WHO to the two
variants of coronavirus
first found in which
a) US b) UK c) India
July 30 is observed
by the United Nations
as the International Day
a) Charity b) Friendship
According to The
Global Liveability Index
2021, which is the most
a) Tokyo b) London
In June 2021, Naftali
Bennett was sworn in
as the prime minister
a) Israel b) Iran c) Iraq
Which of these has
the highest melting
point of all metals and
is alloyed with other
metals to strengthen
a) Gold b) Titanium
In Treasure Island,
what was the name of
the ship that sets sail
for Treasure Island?
a) Titanic b) Hispaniola
c) Golden Hind
Which falls has a
native Kalolo-Lozi name
meaning “the smoke
a) Niagara Falls
b) Victoria Falls
c) Angel Falls
On the national flag
of which country would
you find the motto
“Ordem e Progresso”?
a) Uganda b) Chile
In 2014, who
released 1989, an
album titled after the
year of her birth?
a) Taylor Swift
b) Katy Perry
Mrs Drishti Bablani and her team of
41 volunteers have again made it to
the Singapore Book of Records.
On May 24, they were awarded a
certificate by Mountbatten MP Lim
Biow Chuan for making the largest
donation of rice to charities collected
from the public this year.
The team from The Kindness Rip-
ple, a movement started by
Mrs Bablani in April 2018 to collect
and donate food to charity organisa-
tions, donated 35,280kg of rice (equiv-
alent to 7,056 packs of 5kg rice) to six
beneficiaries: Willing Hearts, Sunlove
Home, Sree Narayana Mission, Food
from the Heart, Society for the Aged
Sick and Annalakshmi Community
“What you have achieved is amaz-
ing,” said Mr Lim. “At a time when
everyone is struggling and many busi-
nesses are in bad shape, you were able
to motivate so many people to step
forward and say ‘count me in, I want
to have a positive impact on the life of
“You have helped elevate others.
You are the people who make Singa-
Mrs Bablani and her team of volun-
teers broke their own record.
In 2019, she and 36 others col-
lected and donated 2,010 packs of 5kg
rice (equivalent to 10,050kg of rice) to
Food Bank Singapore.
The initiative got the group into the
Singapore Book of Records.
The previous record was held by
Nam Hong Welfare Service Society. It
held a charity fair at Northpoint City
from Aug 31 to Sept 2 in 2018 and
collected 700 packs of 5kg rice.
Mrs Bablani, 45, a Singaporean IT
professional working with Standard
Chartered Bank, said “it feels good to
see that the ripples are now turning to
waves and we are creating greater
She added: “It is heartwarming to
see people opening their hearts and
pockets to help others despite the
tough times. I am overwhelmed with
emotion and gratitude.”
Last year, The Kindness Ripple
team could do only a limited rice
collection drive due to the Covid-19
pandemic. They donated 855kg of rice
to the Annalakshmi Migrant Workers
“What The Kindness Ripple team is
doing is fantastic,” said Willing Hearts
founder Tony Tay. “Thank you for
donating 17,000kg of rice to us.
“It will provide about 10,000 meals
a day to poor, needy, disabled, sick
and homeless people in Singapore.”
V.K. Santosh Kumar
Move out of your comfort
zone. You could face extra
stress at the workplace.
Be careful when making
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positive atmosphere at home.
Students will get a chance to
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Use your intelligence to solve
Rejuvenate your relationship
with friends and relatives. It is
a positive time for domestic
matters. Students must take
care of their health.
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You will see gains from sound
investments. Students may feel
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You may be asked to lead a
project. Travel abroad is likely.
Abdominal issues could
Your income is likely to
improve. Make a few new
investments. Beware of
competitors at the workplace.
Be a bit more social.
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your time productively.
Make full use of opportunities.
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inner power will prove to be
your greatest strength.
Consider physical workouts.
Do every task in a more
responsible manner. You
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Monitor your expenses.
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Practise meditation. Avoid
giving loans. Plan an outing
with the family.
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occupied. You may get new
opportunities to increase your
income. Look at upgrading
your skills. Lower back issues
can pose problems.
The objective is to place the digits
9 only, once in each of the small
3x3 squares. At the same time, you must create a row of unique digits
going across and down over the large grid.
MP Lim Biow
Chuan at the
Astro Zindagi by Neeraj Dhankher,
an astrologer with proficiency in Vedic,
KP and Nadi Astrology.
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