Pranav Mistry, the young Palanpuri who rocked the tech world over a decade ago with his presentation of gesture-controlled computer interface ‘Sixth Sense’ has scaled another peak by being appointed as the President & CEO of STAR Labs (Samsung Technology And Advanced Research), an independent entity of Samsung Electronics.
Rahil Parag Bhansali successfully completed the gruelling Ironman 70.3 Triathlon event held at Goa on October 20, 2019, winning a medal for clocking a time of 7 hours 12 minutes over the course which comprises three stages – 1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and a 21.1 km run. Rahil is the son of Nina and Parag Navinchandra Bhansali.
It was a moment of pride for Palanpur, when a resident of the city, Chandni Arvindbhai Modi, now awaiting her posting as Deputy Tehsildar and currently working at the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Gujarat appeared on popular TV quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Not only did the young officer fulfil her wish to appear on the show, but she also got the rare chance to sit in host Amitabh Bachchan’s seat for a short while.
Noted ornithologist Dr Salim Ali’s classic book on ‘Indian Birds’ is now available in Gujarati thanks to veteran environmentalist Dr Ashok Kothari, who worked on the translation. Published by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), the book was launched at functions held in Mumbai on October 1 and in Amdavad on October 5.
Smt Kumudben Dineshbhai Mehta (age 86) passed away in Mumbai on 23 Oct 2019