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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Song of the Year — Severija Janušauskaitė
  • The designer of the Year — Dries van Noten
  • Sports Icon — Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • International Movie — Henry Cavill
  • National TV — “Das Boot”: Franz Dinda, Stefan Konarske, August Wittgenstein, Tom Wlaschiha
  • International TV — Patrick Dempsey
  • Style — Orlando Bloom
  • Fashion Icon — Donatella Versace
  • Legend — Herbert Grönemeyer

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 13, 2018

India Launches Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP) for Higher Education Faculty

Academic Leadership Program

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Photo: The Secretary, Department of Higher Education, R. Subrahmanyam, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Satya Pal Singh, and the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Prof D P Singh, launching the Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP), in New Delhi on November 13, 2018.

New Delhi, November 13, 2018 — Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development, launched a new initiative, Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) today at New Delhi. He also released an information brochure of the action. “Combining the qualities of a good teacher and an effective leader is a daunting but not an impossible task. LEAP will fulfill this critical need,” the Minister said.

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, in his video message lauded the initiative, which, he said, is set to transform the quality of teaching and improve leaders, thereby enhancing the quality of higher education institutions.

The Secretary, Higher Education, the Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), Vice-Chancellors, Directors, heads of autonomous bodies, and representatives of LEAP training institutions, attended the launch.

R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education, stated that this initiative is hugely significant as it will create transformative teachers and leaders.

Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) is a three weeks Flagship leadership development training programme (2 weeks domestic and one-week foreign training) for second level academic functionaries in publicly funded higher education institutions. The primary objective is to prepare second-tier academic heads who are potentially likely to assume leadership roles in the future. The programme would provide senior faculty, with high academic credentials, the necessary leadership and managerial skills including skills of problem-solving, handling stress, team building work, conflict management, developing communication skills, understanding and coping with the complexity and challenges of governance in HEIs, financial & general administration.

In short, this Leadership Development Program aims to equip second level functionaries in Public Funded Institutions such as Deans, Heads of Departments, and Directors of Divisions/Schools with the leadership skills necessary for governance roles in higher education institutions.

Academic Leadership Program

Photo: Brochure of IIT Roorkee conducting the programme in collaboration with the University of Michigan.

The implementation of the LEAP Programme will be through the following 15 select Indian Institutions:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  3. National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy
  4. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  6. Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)
  7. University of Delhi
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  9. Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai
  10. University of Hyderabad
  11. National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)
  12. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  13. Jamia Milia Islamia
  14. Banaras Hindu University
  15. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

The Government of India has identified the leading foreign Universities for the training. The international collaborating institutions are:

  • University of Michigan
  • NTU Singapore
  • Harvard University
  • Purdue University, USA
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • Monash University
  • London School of Economics
  • Oxford University
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Virginia, USA

Prof D. P. Singh, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), has urged all Vice-Chancellors and Directors to encourage their eligible faculty across all disciplines to register and complete this refresher course.

Source: Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi

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November 12, 2018

Tissot introduces Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80

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Tissot Lady Heart Flower Powermatic 80.

All the colors of the rainbow.

According to Tissot, “Fashion is what you make of it, and the cool and contemporary Tissot Lady Heart changes its style every day to reflect the current whim of its wearer. Women will love the alluring rainbow on the dial, which comes complete with a disk inside that takes seven days to turn, displaying a different hue every day of the week.”

“Whatever her style, every woman will enjoy ensuring they can always perfectly match their outfit to the vivid shade they sport on their wrist,” Tissot said.

Images provided by and copyright © TISSOT.

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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.

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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

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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 8, 2018

Group photo of UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination

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Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (front center) poses for a group photo of the regular session for the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) at Greentree Estate in Manhasset, New York. 07 November 2018. Manhasset, United States. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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UN Briefing on "State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World and State of Food and Agriculture"

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Photo: A participant at the high-level briefing by the principals of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World and The State of Food and Agriculture”. 06 November 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

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Photo: María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly, addresses the high-level briefing. The principals of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) addressed the media on “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World and The State of Food and Agriculture.” 06 November 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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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.

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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

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

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

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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

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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 30, 2018

President Kovind attends the 24th Convocation of Himachal Pradesh University at Shimla

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Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the degree to a student at the 24th Convocation of Himachal Pradesh University, at Shimla, in Himachal Pradesh, India, on October 30, 2018.

Source: President’s Secretariat, 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

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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.

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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

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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 26, 2018

UN Security Council Meets on Women, Peace, and Security

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Photo: Wide view of the Security Council meeting on women and peace and security, with a focus on promoting the implementation of the women and peace and security agenda and sustaining peace through women’s political and economic empowerment. 25 October 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

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Photo: A view of the observer’s gallery in the Security Council Chamber during the meeting on women and peace and security, with a focus on promoting the implementation of the women and peace and security agenda and sustaining peace through women’s political and economic empowerment. 25 October 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

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Photo: María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the UN General Assembly, speaks during a press conference about making the UN relevant for all and strengthening multilateralism. Geneva, Switzerland. October 23, 2018. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy.

Source: United Nations, New York/Geneva.

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October 25, 2018

Latest Sporty and Elegant Watches from IWC Schaffhausen

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Photos: Latest Sporty and Elegant Watches from IWC Schaffhausen.

Source: IWC Schaffhausen

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October 24, 2018

QS Announces Asia's 500 Best Universities for 2019

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, inaugurates the new building of the Department of Energy Science & Engineering and Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, at IIT Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018. [File Photo]

London, October 24, 2018 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the rankings of Asia’s 500 best universities. The National University of Singapore takes back the leadership of the Asia ranking from Nanyang Technological University, and the University of Hong Kong moves three places to second. However, it is Mainland China’s universities that have made the most significant impact with five in the top 20 - two more than last year - all improving their position. Japan is the second most represented country, followed by India and South Korea.

Number of ranked universities by location

  • Mainland China 112
  • Japan 89
  • India 75
  • Korea 57
  • Malaysia 26
  • Pakistan 23
  • Indonesia 22
  • Taiwan 36
  • Thailand 19
  • Philippines 8
  • Hong Kong S.A.R. 7
  • Vietnam 7
  • Bangladesh 6
  • Sri Lanka 4
  • Singapore 3
  • Macau 2
  • Brunei 2

QS Asia University Rankings 2019 — Top 10

  1. National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  2. The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  3. Nanyang Technological University Singapore (Singapore)
  4. Tsinghua University (China)
  5. Peking University (China)
  6. Fudan University (China)
  7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (South Korea)
  9. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  10. Seoul National University (South Korea)

The 2019 list features over 400 universities from 17 countries in Asia and adopts a methodology that consists of 11 indicators:

  • Academic Reputation (30%)
  • Employer Reputation (20%)
  • Faculty-Student Ratio (10%)
  • International Research Network (10%)
  • Citations Per Paper (10%)
  • Papers Per Faculty (10%)
  • Staff with a Ph.D. (5%)
  • International Faculty (2.5%)
  • International Students (2.5%)
  • Inbound Exchange Students (2.5%)
  • Outbound Exchange Students (2.5%)

QS Asia University Rankings 2019 — INDIA

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  • 33 — Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • 40 — Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  • 48 — Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • =50 — Indian Institute of Science
  • 53 — Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  • 61 — Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  • 62 — University of Delhi
  • 86 — Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  • 106 — University of Hyderabad
  • 107 — Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  • 134 — University of Calcutta
  • =137 — Jadavpur University LogoJadavpur UniversityMore India
  • =156 — Banaras Hindu University
  • 167 — Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT)
  • 169 — Anna University LogoAnna UniversityMore India
  • 177 — Jamia Millia Islamia
  • 180 — Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • 187 — University of Mumbai
  • 198 — Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • 207 — SRI VENKATESWARA UNIVERSITY
  • =211 — National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  • 214 — Aligarh Muslim University
  • 215 — National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • =216 — Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  • 218 — Tezpur University
  • 219 — Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
  • =234 — Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
  • 237 — Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • =241 — Indian Institute of Technology Indore
  • 251-260 — Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
  • 261-270 — INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES), DHANBAD
  • 261-270 — Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • 271-280 — Amity University
  • 271-280 — Symbiosis International
  • 271-280 — Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • 281-290 — OSMANIA UNIVERSITY
  • 281-290 — Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
  • 291-300 — Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • 301-350 — Bangalore University
  • 301-350 — Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • 301-350 — G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar
  • 301-350 — Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) - Allahabad
  • 301-350 — Indian Institute of Technology Patna
  • 301-350 — Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  • 301-350 — Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • 301-350 — Pondicherry University
  • 301-350 — Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  • 301-350 — Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • 301-350 — University of Kerala
  • 301-350 — University of Mysore
  • 351-400 — Andhra University
  • 351-400 — Dr. Harisingh Gour University (University of Sagar), Sagar
  • 351-400 — Goa University
  • 351-400 — Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • 351-400 — North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon
  • 351-400 — Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar
  • 351-400 — Sri Krishnadevaraya University
  • 351-400 — SRM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • 351-400 — University of Calicut
  • 401-450 — Gauhati University, Guwahati
  • 401-450 — Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Anantapur
  • 401-450 — KALINGA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY (KIIT)
  • 401-450 — Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • 401-450 — Mangalore University, Mangalore
  • 401-450 — O.P. Jindal Global University
  • 401-450 — Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA)
  • 401-450 — University of Jammu
  • 401-450 — University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • 451-500 — Banasthali Vidyapith
  • 451-500 — CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru
  • 451-500 — Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  • 451-500 — The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
  • 451-500 — Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation
  • 451-500 — Kumaun University, Nainital
  • 451-500 — Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

Led by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India has eight universities among the top 100 universities in Asia. IIT Bombay is ranked 33 followed by IIT Delhi (40), IIT Madras (48) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (50).

QS Asia University Rankings 2019 — PAKISTAN

QS RANK — INSTITUTION

  • 87 — National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad
  • 95 — Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS
  • 109 — Quaid-i-Azam University
  • =135 — COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  • =146 — Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  • =171 — University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore
  • 193 — University of the Punjab, Lahore
  • =195 — Aga Khan University
  • 251-260 — University of Karachi
  • 281-290 — University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  • 351-400 — Bahria University, Islamabad
  • 351-400 — GC University Lahore
  • 351-400 — Institute of Space Technology
  • 351-400 — International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • 351-400 — NED University of Engineering and Technology
  • 401-450 — Mehran University of Engineering & Technology
  • 401-450 — The University of Lahore
  • 401-450 — University of Sargodha
  • 401-450 — University of Sindh
  • 401-450 — University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore
  • 451-500 — Lahore College for Women University
  • 451-500 — University of Central Punjab
  • 451-500 — University of Management and Technology

• Mother beats Daughter

Meanwhile, in an exciting development, the mother, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (QS Asia Rank 193), has surpassed her daughter, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India (QS Asia Rank 291-300). The later is an offshoot of the former.

Established in 1882 at Lahore, the University of the Punjab is the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan. According to it, Sir James Broadwood Lyall was its first Vice Chancellor, followed by Dr. Henry Baden Powell, Mr. George Robert Elsmie, Sir William Henry Rattigan, Sir William Mackworth Young, Sir Charles Arthur Roe, Sir Thomas Gardon Walker, Sir Lewis Tupper, Sir P C Chatterji, and others.

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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Narendra Modi awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

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 23, 2018

Girls’ Education should be the Centre of Women Empowerment: Vice President of India

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Photo: Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, addresses the 13th convocation of Jamia Hamdard University, in New Delhi on October 23, 2018.

New Delhi, October 23, 2018 — The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has said that girls’ education should be the center of women empowerment. Addressing the 13th convocation of Jamia Hamdard University, here today, he stressed the need to empower students, especially girls by providing skills, apart from academic excellence to compete in the global job market.

The Vice President appreciated the efforts of Jamia Hamdard Management and faculty for having almost 50% enrolment of female students in its Hamdard programs and said that educating girls of all sections of society is a vital factor in the overall development of the nation.

There is nothing more important than educating women - it is the one sure shot, a consistent gauge of progress for practically every development indicator, from mortality declines to economic growth, democracy, and justice, he said.

“Jamia Hamdard currently houses one of the pioneering colleges in the field of Nursing Education. I understand that there is a fierce competition happening to obtain a seat in the prestigious Rufaida College of Nursing at Jamia Hamdard. I appreciate that graduates and teachers of the Nursing College of Jamia Hamdard have won global recognition for their committed service,” Mr. Naidu stated.

Mr. Naidu told the students in the medical profession not to let technology and gadgets overtake people and relationships. “Always respond sensibly, sensitively, reservedly and mildly to people who come to you suffering from ailments of the mind, body, and spirit. Always be kind, for there is no virtue like kindness,” he advised.

“The world is now truly a global village, and you are all ready to take a global journey,” the Vice President said. “Each step you take in the right direction will make you, your family, and your nation proud. The University expects you to remain forever worthy of the degree that is being conferred upon you today, and become ambassadors of your alma mater.”

Source: Vice President’s Secretariat.

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