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.
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.