#FlashbackWeekend: Positive News from this week

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With many interesting and inspiring things going around in the world, Newsum brings to you a brilliant set of positive news from this week. Read on for 7 positive pieces of news from 7 days of this week. Have a look:

Bear Grylls and Indian PM Modi will be seen together in Man vs. Wild

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Internet by storm with a video released by Discovery Channel, in which he is seen indulging in adventurous escapades with the host of the famous survival TV series, Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls. The show is all about surviving in difficult terrains across the world. Read full news here.

Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2019 announced

The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for 2019 have been announced. Raymundo Pujante Cayabyab from the Philippines, Kim Jong-Ki from South Korea, Ravish Kumar from India, Angkhana Neelapaijit from Thailand, and Ko Swe Win from Myanmar have been awarded the honour. Read full news here.

New Redesigned Airplane Rows Can Make Middle Seats Less Dreaded

A Colorado-based startup, Molon Labe Seating, has redesigned aeroplane rows that offer more leg space, even for those who are sitting at the middle seat. The company has also made the middle seats wider when compared to the economy 18-inch seat. This kind of redesigned aeroplane rows will even result in pacing up the boarding process. The aisle seat can slide on top of the middle seat resulting in a broader aisle, easing the boarding process. Read full news here.

WTA Finals offers record prize money of $4.725 million!

The 2019 Women’s Tennis Association WTA Finals to be held in Shenzhen, China is offering the biggest prize money in the history of professional tennis! This prize money is also among one of the highest ever awarded in any sports. For instance, the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup-winning team was awarded $4 million as was the FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning team. Read full news here.

InterContinental Hotel Group to stop single-use plastics

In a positive move to counter the detrimental impact of plastic on the environment, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – one of the biggest chains of hotels – is doing away with plastic toiletries. Guests will find bulk-sized toiletries from 2021 onwards, which will replace the travel-sized bottles of bath gel, shampoo, conditioner, and other bathroom products. Read full news here.

Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women

The government of Saudi Arabia announced that women in the nation can now travel independently without the approval of a male ‘guardian.’ Until now, women were treated as legal minors and had to seek approval from a male guardian such as father, husband, brother, or any other male relative to apply for a passport or to travel abroad. Read full news here.

10 Things You Should Give Up to Stay Happy

Happiness is very elusive, especially in today’s times. For centuries now, people have deliberated over what happiness is and how one can achieve it. We all want to be happy but not all of us are able to make it to happiness. While there are certainly quite a few things that we should do to be happy, there are also some others that we should give up. Here are 10 things that you should give up if you want to be happy. Read full piece here.

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