Gitanjali Rao becomes 1st-ever TIME’s “Kid Of The Year”

The Indian-American young scientist and inventor, Gitanjali Rao, has been named as the first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’ by the iconic TIME magazine. This is the first time that the TIME magazine has launched the Kid of The Year” award.

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About Gitanjali Rao:

  • The 15-year-old Gitanjali Rao was chosen from among more than 5,000 nominees, for her “astonishing work” using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying.
  • She has created applications named ‘Kindly’ to help people, especially kids, fight opioid addiction and cyberbullying.
  • TIME magazine had partnered with Nickelodeon and searched social media and school districts across the country to shortlist the most influential child of 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • TIME magazine Headquarters: United States.
  • TIME magazine Editor: Edward Felsenthal.
  • TIME magazine First issue date: 3 March 1923.

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