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Last Updated Wednesday July 26 2017 10:11 AM IST

Tiny Bytes: grand old runner of India, CBSE scraps marks moderation policy and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds:

Plastic-eating caterpillars

A species called wax worms has been found to be capable of digesting plastic. Did you know the world uses around trillion plastic bags a year? Could this caterpillar be the answer to our plastic waste problems?

101-year-old runner sets record

A 101-year-old woman from Chandigarh named Man Kaur has made history. She only began running at the age of 93, and she has now stolen the show at the World Masters Games in New Zealand, where she won the 100 meters gold. Read more

Manpreet Kaur world no. 1 in shotput

Manpreet Kaur, India’s star shotputter, is now world no. 1. On Monday, she clinched the gold medal in the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in China.

CBSE board scraps grace marks

The CBSE has announced that it will discontinue its exam marks moderation policy. Until now, examinees were awarded grace marks, up to 15 percent extra marks, if the question papers were found to be too difficult. Read more

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. See you Thursday at 5 pm. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.

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