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November 16, 2018

India celebrates National Press Day November 16

National Press Day India

Photo: The Chairman, Press Council of India, Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, addressing at the National Press Day celebrations, in New Delhi on November 16, 2018.

Source: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India

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India Ministry of Tourism rolls out Online Certification Programme for Tourist Facilitators

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Photo: India Minister of State for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam, and the Tourism, Culture & Sports Minister of South Korea, Mr. Do Jong-hwan, signed a MoU to enhance tourism cooperation between India and South Korea, in New Delhi on November 05, 2018. File Photo.

India Tourism

Photo: India Minister of State for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam, awarding a Letter of Intent, at a function, in New Delhi. File Photo.

India Tourism

Photo: The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Rashmi Verma, at the rollout of the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme, in New Delhi on November 15, 2018.

New Delhi, November 15, 2018 — The Union Tourism Secretary, Ms. Rashmi Verma, rolled out the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme in New Delhi, today. With its rollout, the participants will now be able to register for this programme through an online digital platform. IITFC will enable Indian citizens to develop and enhance the skills associated with tourism.

The certification program comprises of basic and advanced self-paced courses designed in a manner that the users can learn at their own time, space, path, and pace. The course kicks off today with a basic introductory module alongside the registration process, which will be followed by payment initiation on 19th November 2018, where any 10+2 pass out candidate can enroll in the basic course comprising of 7 modules aimed at training the facilitators for knowledge, skills and attitude domains at a nominal charge of INR 2000. Successful completion of this program would enable the learner to become a — “Certified Tourist Facilitator of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.”

Rashmi Verma said that the concept of ‘tourist guide’ has changed the world over and the new age tourist facilitators are ‘storytellers.’ The Secretary added that this online programme would have many advantages like job creation for local people, and harnessing the local experience and traditional knowledge. A person of any age and from any place can join the course. This initiative will also ensure an enriching experience for the tourists, as this initiative would address the issue of shortage of tourist guides, the Secretary explained.

The IITFC program aspires to reach out to a far-flung audience encompassing a diversity of candidates ranging from an enthusiastic student who has recently qualified for higher secondary to an ambitious homemaker willing to grasp tourist facilitation skills from the comfort of her home. The course would also act as an enabler for transforming a local citizen with no specified skills having proficiency in a regional language into a potential bread earner for his or her household.

Source: Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

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November 15, 2018

GQ Gentlemen's Quarterly Honors the "GQ Men of the Year 2018" at a Glamorous Award Gala in Berlin

GQ, Fashion, Dempsey

Photo: Patrick Dempsey arrives for the 20th GQ Men of the Year Awards at Komische Oper on November 8, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images for GQ Germany. Image provided by & copyright © 2018 Getty Images.

GQ, Mens Fashion

Photo: Victoria Swarovski arrives for the 20th GQ Men of the Year Awards at Komische Oper on November 8, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images for GQ Germany. Image provided by & copyright © 2018 Getty Images.

GQ, Mens Fashion

Photo: Henry Cavill arrives for the 20th GQ Men of the Year Awards at Komische Oper on November 8, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images for GQ Germany. Image provided by & copyright © 2018 Getty Images.

GQ, Fashion, Berlin

Photo: Cathy Fischer arrives for the 20th GQ Men of the Year Awards at Komische Oper on November 8, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for GQ Germany. Image provided by & copyright © 2018 Getty Images.

Berlin, November 8, 2018: The style magazine GQ Gentlemen’s Quarterly celebrated the 20th anniversary of the GQ Men of the Year Awards this evening at the Komische Oper in Berlin. Ten categories were presented at the glamorous gala, awarding both national and international stars from show business, the music, and fashion industries, as well as from sport and culture.

Football world champion Bastian Schweinsteiger, accompanied by his wife Ana Schweinsteiger-Ivanović, was there to receive the “Sports Icon” award for his outstanding sporting achievements. The actors of “Das Boot” were honored in the category “National TV.” Franz Dinda, Stefan Konarske, August Wittgenstein and Tom Wlaschiha came to accept their award.

GQ also brought a glittering shower of Hollywood glamour to Berlin. Patrick Dempsey received the award for the category “International TV”, Orlando Bloom (“Style”) was honored as an actor and style icon, US music star Jason Derulo snapped up the GQ Award for “International Music”, and actor Henry Cavill will now be able to refer to himself not only as Superman but also as GQ Man of the Year (“International Movies”).

The fashion category also featured prominent awardees. The style magazine GQ named Dries van Noten “Designer of the Year.”

The winners of the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018:

Category — Winner

Moritz von Laffert, President of Condé Nast Germany, the Editor-in-Chief Tom Junkersdorf and GQ Publisher André Pollmann hosted the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Wolfgang Blau, President of Condé Nast International, visited from London to attend the GQ award show, which is hosted in twelve different countries worldwide.

After the award gala, award-winners and presenters, together with numerous celebrity guests from show business, the media, and the business world, partied at the exclusive after-show party at the Komische Oper in Berlin until well after midnight.

Source: GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018

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November 10, 2018

India is a voice for peace and non-violence, says Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu at UNESCO, Paris

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Photo: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, with the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, on his visit to the Headquarters of UNESCO, in Paris, France on November 09, 2018.

Naidu, France

Photo: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, meets the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, at the banquet hosted by the President of France, in Paris, France on November 10, 2018.

Paris, France, November 10, 2018 — The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India has always been a voice for peace and non-violence from time immemorial. He was addressing the Indian Diaspora at UNESCO in Paris, France, yesterday.

Saying that peace is the only pre-requisite for progress, the Vice President said that in an interdependent world, progress could be achieved only through dialogue and understanding.

Earlier the Vice President interacted with Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, and apprised her about India’s efforts to achieve the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development in all the fields including education. They also discussed matters such as the use of information and communication technologies to improve access to education, enhancing the quality of teaching-learning process and teacher development programmes, strengthening educational planning and management, and improving monitoring systems.

The Vice President is in Paris, France, to attend the centenary year of the end of First World War. He will also be participating at a global event at Arc de Triomphe in which he will pay homage to the martyrs of World War I.

He will also inaugurate the Indian Armed Forces Memorial at Villers Guislain as a tribute to several thousand Indian soldiers whose gallantry and dedication have earned worldwide recognition.

Source: Vice President’s Secretariat, New Delhi.

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November 9, 2018

International Press Institute Denounces White House Decision on CNN Journalist; Says India leads the Governments Failing to Investigate the Murders of Reporters

International Press Institute

CNN

White House

Photo: The White House. [File Photo]

Vienna, Austria, November 8, 2018 — The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of journalists, editors and media executives, today denounced the White House’s decision to suspend the press pass of CNN’s chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, until further notice.

The suspension of Acosta’s “hard pass” guaranteeing access to the White House grounds was announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders following U.S. President Donald Trump’s post-midterm election press conference yesterday. During the news conference, Acosta posed several questions to Trump, including about the possible impact of the president’s decision to call a group of migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S. southern border “an invasion.” Trump in response called Acosta a “rude, terrible person.”

The revocation of Acosta’s access to the White House grounds was announced soon after the press conference. On Twitter, Sanders defended the decision by saying that the White House does not “tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” Video of the press conference shows the intern trying to take the microphone from Acosta’s hand and does not support Sanders’s claims. CNN called the accusations “fraudulent” and the suspension of Acosta’s press pass “unprecedented.”

The White House Correspondents’ Association instantly criticized the decision, and it urged the White House to reverse the action immediately.

“We fear that following the mid-term elections the White House is increasing its hostility toward journalists and media organizations,” IPI North America Committee Chair Martha Steffens, SABEW Chair in Business and Financial Reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, said.

• IPI Says India leads the Governments Failing to Investigate the Murders of Reporters

New Delhi

Photo: North Block, New Delhi, Government of India Ministers’ Offices. [File Photo]

According to International Press Institute (IPI), governments around the world are failing to investigate the murders of reporters. India and Mexico are the two countries where the highest number of recent cases are pending investigation, IPI said.

The slow pace of investigations raises the question whether the murders of journalists are probed thoroughly and urgently as they should be,” IPI Head of Advocacy Ravi R. Prasad stated.

Source: International Press Institute (IPI)

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November 7, 2018

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath Temple on the occasion of Diwali

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Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at Kedarnath Temple, in Uttarakhand on November 07, 2018.

Modi, Kedarnath

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Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at Kedarnath Temple, in Uttarakhand on November 07, 2018.

07 NOV 2018 — On the occasion of Diwali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kedarnath today. He offered prayers at the historic Kedarnath Temple. He extensively walked around the entire temple complex, where significant reconstruction works are in progress. He was briefed by senior officials about the progress of the works.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi.

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November 6, 2018

Diwali Greetings

Diwali Greetings

Happy Diwali 2018 !!

May the festival of lights brighten up your days and bring you happiness, success, and good health.

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November 5, 2018

Jeep Brand at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas

Jeep, Automobiles

JJeep, Automobiles

Photo: Jeep Brand at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Image provided by and copyright © Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Jeep, Automobiles

Photo: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Image provided by and copyright © Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Jeep

Photo: Jeep Wrangler. Image provided by and copyright © Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The Jeep brand showcased four Jeep vehicles transformed with Jeep Performance Parts and accessories at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The event is the premier automotive specialty products trade show in the world and took place from October 30 to November 2 in Las Vegas.

Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

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October 31, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India Dedicates the World's Tallest Statue, the ‘Statue of Unity’, to the Nation

Statue of Unity, India

Photo: World’s Tallest Statue, the ‘Statue of Unity,’ at Kevadiya, Narmada District, Gujarat, India.

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Photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the Museum, Exhibition and the Viewers’ Gallery, during the dedication ceremony of the ‘Statue of Unity’ to the Nation, at Kevadiya, in Narmada District of Gujarat on October 31, 2018.

Statue of Unity, India

Photo: India’s Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani, addressing the gathering at the flag off of Unity March and the unveiling of “Fabric of Unity” in Gurugram, Haryana, on October 31, 2018.

New Delhi, October 31, 2018 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the world’s tallest statue, the ‘Statue of Unity,’ to the nation.

The 182-meter statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was dedicated to the nation on his birth anniversary, at Kevadiya in Narmada District of Gujarat.

Greeting the people of India on this occasion, the Prime Minister said that the entire country is celebrating Rashtriya Ekta Divas today.

He said the integration of India by Sardar Patel has resulted in India’s march towards becoming a significant economic and strategic power.

He spoke of Sardar Patel’s vision of a strong and inclusive India and the collective responsibility of its people to maintain the unity and integrity of the nation.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi

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October 29, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India meets with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, in Tokyo

Modi, Japan, India

Photo: Japanese soldiers get ready to present the Guard of Honour to Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India during the ceremonial welcome in Tokyo, Japan, on October 29, 2018.

Modi, Japan, India

Photo: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, being received by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, during the welcome ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, on October 29, 2018.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, visited Japan on October 28-29, 2018 for the India-Japan Annual Summit with Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.

Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe reviewed the significant milestones achieved over the last four years and outlined the shared vision for the future of India-Japan relations.

India and Japan had been sharing the universal values of freedom, humanism, democracy, tolerance, and non-violence throughout a long history of academic, spiritual and scholarly exchanges, their joint statement declared.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi.

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Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, releases the book ‘Prominent Sikhs of India’ authored by Dr. Prabhleen Singh and published by Panjab University Chandigarh

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Photo: Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, releasing the book ‘Prominent Sikhs of India,’ authored by Dr. Prabhleen Singh and published by Panjab University Chandigarh, in New Delhi on October 29, 2018. On the extreme right is Panjab University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Raj Kumar.

New Delhi, October 29, 2018 — The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has said that he salutes the valor, commitment and contribution of Sikhs to the humanity especially in the turbulent contemporary times of mistrust, prejudice and intolerance. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book ‘Prominent Sikhs of India,’ authored by Dr. Prabhleen Singh and published by Panjab University Chandigarh, here today.

More than 100 distinguished Sikhs were present on occasion.

The Vice President said that the Book highlights the achievements of 50 living Sikh legends from various walks of life and it is a fitting tribute to the founder of Sikhism Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The Vice President said that Guru Nanak Ji had made an immense contribution to this great nation with his commitment to serve the poorest of the poor, irrespective of caste creed and religion. He had laid the foundation to build a society whose primary duty lies in helping the people and participating in nation-building, he said. Sikhs have always shielded the nation whenever the need arose, he added.

The Vice President said that the youth must draw inspiration from the life and stories of great leaders who have made their mark. It is our essential duty to motivate the child to stay put in the nation and contribute to development, he added.

“I am happy that a young doctor, Prabhleen Singh, has put in much efforts to bring out the stories of valor, service and hard work of 50 great living Sikhs.

“I am sure this book will inspire and instill confidence in youth and encourage them to take the lead in scripting the country’s growth story.

“My compliments once again to Dr. Prabhleen Singh, and the publisher — Panjab University, Chandigarh — for bringing out the stories of great men and women!” Mr. Naidu said.

Source: Vice President’s Secretariat, New Delhi.

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UN Day celebrated with Concert: "Traditions of Peace and Non-violence" by Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan

UN Day Concert

Photo: Ayaan Ali Khan Bangash performs along with his father Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan (not in the picture) at the 2018 UN Day Concert, the theme of which was “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence.” 24 October 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Loey Felipe.

UN Day Concert

Photo: Lidiya Yanskovskaya, conducts the Refugee Orchestra during the 2018 UN Day Concert, the theme of which was “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence.” The concert featured music by Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan and the Refugee Orchestra Project. 24 October 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Loey Felipe.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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October 24, 2018

Narendra Modi awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

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Photo: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the President of the Republic of South Korea, Mr. Moon Jae-in, visit the World Peace Gong, at the Gandhi Smriti, in New Delhi on July 09, 2018. [File Photo]

New Delhi, October 24, 2018 — The Seoul Peace Prize Committee has decided to confer the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. It has been done in recognition of his dedication to improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, and accelerating the Human Development of the people of India.

While awarding the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize, the Award Committee recognized Prime Minister Modi’s contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies. The Committee lauded PM’s initiatives to make the government cleaner through anti-corruption measures and demonetization. The Committee also credited Prime Minister for his contribution towards regional and global peace through a proactive foreign policy with countries around the world under the ‘Modi Doctrine’ and the ‘Act East Policy.’ Prime Minister Modi is the fourteenth recipient of this award.

Expressing his gratitude for the prestigious honor and in light of India’s deepening partnership with the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Modi has accepted the award. The Seoul Peace Prize Foundation will present the award at a mutually convenient time.

The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, Republic of Korea - an event in which 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship and a worldwide atmosphere of peace and reconciliation. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to crystallize the Korean people’s yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.

The Seoul Peace Prize has been awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of humankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace. Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and renowned international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam. After assessing over a hundred candidates proposed by over 1300 nominators from around the world, the Award Committee decided to bestow the Prize on Prime Minister Modi, calling him ‘the perfect candidate for the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi.

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October 20, 2018

University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy awards 4th annual Carnot Prize to India Minister, Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Photo: Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal, Government of India.

PHILADELPHIA, October 19, 2018 — The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has awarded its fourth annual Carnot Prize to Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal and former Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India. The award recognizes the pathbreaking transformations in India’s energy sector under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Carnot Prize is the Kleinman Center’s annual recognition of distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice. The most prestigious award in the energy sector, Carnot Prize is named after French physicist Nicolas Sadi Carnot who recognized that the power of the steam engine would “produce a great revolution” in human development. The Carnot Prize is intended to honor those leading revolutions in energy policy to further progress and prosperity.

“We applaud the Honorable Minister Goyal for his courageous work in crafting policy capable of meeting the biggest challenges in energy,” said Frederick Steiner, dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign.

“It is a testament to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that this work energizing the lives of 1.3 billion Indians is being globally recognized with the Carnot Prize by the University of Pennsylvania,” said Goyal.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that in the year 2000, less than half of India’s population had access to electricity. Now, more than 80 percent of the population has access to power. If this pace continues, India will have universal electrification by 2020, “one of the largest successes in the history of electrification.”

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy operates within the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Its mission is to create the conditions for policy innovation that support a just and efficient transition to sustainable energy.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Ivy League school.

Sources: University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Ministry of Railways, Government of India.

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October 17, 2018

India's Ministry of Home Affairs takes new decisions concerning Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh and conveys them to the Chandigarh Administration

Chandigarh, India

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Photo: The Open Hand Monument, designed by Le Corbusier, is a symbolic structure located at Capitol Complex, Chandigarh, India. It is the emblem of the Chandigarh Administration and symbolizes “the hand to give and the hand to take; peace and prosperity, and the unity of mankind.” Image Credit & Copyright © Fernando Stankuns.

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Photo: The Governor of Punjab & the Administrator of Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore, calls on the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi, on October 14, 2018.

New Delhi, October 17, 2018 —

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has taken the following actions concerning the Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh:

• The Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the UT/Chandigarh administration to make it optional for Sikh women to wear protective headgear when riding a two-wheeler or sitting on its pillion, as per the existing practice in Delhi.

• The Ministry of Home Affairs has advised the UT/ Chandigarh administration that in filling up civil posts, the ratio of 60:40 may be used as between Punjab and Haryana, wherever the administration is following it conventionally.

• Till further orders, the Ministry of Home Affairs is keeping in abeyance, its notification dated 25.09.2018, merging the posts of DSPs (Deputy Superintendents of Police) of Chandigarh Police with DANIPS.

[DANIPS stands for “Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service.” It is a federal police service in India, administering Delhi and the Union Territories of India. It was earlier called the Union Territories Police Service.]

Chandigarh is a city and a union territory in India that serves as the capital of the two neighboring states of Haryana and Punjab. It is not a part of either of the two. It is governed directly by the Union Government in New Delhi.

It is one of the early planned cities in post-independent India and is known for its architecture and urban design. Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier prepared the master plan of the town.

Source: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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October 14, 2018

The Academy Honors 2018 Student Academy Awards Winners from Colleges and Universities around the World

Student Academy Awards 2018

Photo: Alternative film Gold Medal winner Shae Demandt of Florida State University prior to the 45th Annual Student Academy Awards on Thursday, October 11, in Beverly Hills. Image provided by & Copyright © Richard Harbaugh / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored its student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 45th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on October 11, 2018. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by documentarian Arthur Dong, actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani and directors Catherine Hardwicke and Patricia Riggen.

The 2018 Student Academy Award Winners:

Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)

Animation (International Film Schools)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)

Documentary (International Film Schools)

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)

Narrative (International Film Schools)

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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October 9, 2018

87 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2018 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR

Foreign Oscars 2018

Photo: Ziad Doueiri from Lebanon, the director of the Oscar-nominated foreign film “The Insult” at the symposium for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 90th Oscars on Friday, March 2, 2018. Image provided by and Copyright © Phil McCarten / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Foreign OscarsJim 2018

Photo: Host, Jimmy Kimmel poses with Guillermo del Toro, Oscar winner for the best motion picture of the year for work on “The Shape of Water” during the live ABC Telecast of The 90th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Image provided by and Copyright © Matt Petit / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants.

The 2018 submissions are:

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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October 2, 2018

Artists from over 124 countries sing Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye.'

Mahatma Gandhi Anniversary

As part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, artists from over 124 countries have contributed musically in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi through his favorite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’

Source: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

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October 1, 2018

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde Appoints Gita Gopinath as IMF Chief Economist

IMF, Gita Gopinath

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Photo: Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA, at the India Economic Summit 2016 New Delhi, India. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell. [File Photo]

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Photo: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department participate in the Managing Director’s press conference at the 2018 IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Image provided by & Copyright © Ryan Rayburn/IMF Photo. [File Photo]

October 1, 2018 — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde appointed Gita Gopinath on Monday as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. Ms. Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who announced in July that he would retire at the end of 2018. Ms. Gopinath currently serves as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.

“Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” Ms. Lagarde said. “All this makes her exceptionally well-placed to lead our Research Department at this important juncture. I am delighted to name such a talented figure as our Chief Economist.”

Ms. Gopinath is co-editor of the American Economic Review and co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She is co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics with Former IMF Economic Counsellor Kenneth Rogoff. She has authored some 40 research articles on exchange rates, trade and investment, international financial crises, monetary policy, debt, and emerging market crises.

Ms. Gopinath was born and grew up in India. She is a U.S citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from the University of Delhi and M.A. degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington. She joined the University of Chicago in 2001 as an Assistant Professor before moving to Harvard in 2005. She became a tenured Professor there in 2010.

Source: International Monetary Fund

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Narendra Modi Inaugurates Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant in Anand, Gujarat

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Amul, Milk Chocolate

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Amul, Milk Chocolate

Photos: Prime Minister Modi at the Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant, at Anand, Gujarat on September 30, 2018.

September 30, 2018 — The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, inaugurated Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant, at Anand, Gujarat, today.

Mr. Modi said the brand of Amul is known globally and has become an inspiration worldwide.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi

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