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November 19, 2018

Vice President Naidu addresses the 95th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi

Delhi University

Photo: The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, presenting the Degrees and Medals to the Students at the 95th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi, in Delhi on November 19, 2018.

New Delhi, November 19, 2018 — “You have been lucky enough to gain education from this great university. However, on this day, spare a thought to those young people who did not get such an opportunity in spite of deserving it. It is up to us to take the benefits of education and the opportunities it opens up to the last mile, to the last person,” the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, told the graduating students of the University of Delhi. He was addressing the 95th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi, here today.

The Vice President congratulated the University and said that that the vision and mission of the University truly reflected its long-term commitment to nation-building and steadfast adherence to universal human values. He added that the motto of the University, ‘Nishtha Dhriti Satyam,’ Dedication, Steadfastness, and Truth justly reflected its ideals. Congratulating all the graduating students and prize winners, especially the young women, the Vice President appreciated the University’s focus on women’s education.

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Satyapal Singh, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Yogesh Tyagi, students, faculty and staff of Delhi University, and parents were present at the ceremony.

Source: Vice President’s Secretariat, New Delhi.

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Series of Activities Planned to mark 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak

Golden Temple

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Photo: Golden Temple Amritsar. Image Credit: Phil Parsons.

New Delhi, November 19, 2018 — The year 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the great saint, and founder of the Sikh faith. Guru Nanak’s teachings of love, peace, and brotherhood hold universal appeal.

Considering the significance of this occasion, the Prime Minister of India has constituted a National Implementation Committee (NIC) under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister with Finance Minister and Minister of State for Culture as Members, for Commemoration of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak, in the country and abroad, in a befitting manner.

The Central Government has decided that the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak will be commemorated through a series of activities, commencing in November 2018, throughout the country and across the globe. The Ministries/Departments in the country and the Indian Missions abroad will organize various activities as part of the celebrations.

Following are the highlights of the programme:

The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Department of Posts will release commemorative coin and postage stamps.

Sultanpur Lodhi, where Guru Nanak spent much of his life, will be developed as a heritage city by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with the State Government of Punjab. Ministry of Railways will upgrade Sultanpur Lodhi railway station with modern amenities.

A National Institute of Inter-Faith Studies will be set up by Ministry of Human Resource Development in Punjab for which the State Government will provide land free of cost.

Ministry of Electronic and IT will install a high powered telescope in India for the devotees to view Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

Chair on Shri Guru Nanak Dev will be set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in one University each in UK and Canada.

An International seminar on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak will be organized in New Delhi by the Ministry of Culture.

States/UTs will also be requested to celebrate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak in a befitting manner. Ministry of Culture will work with the State Governments for this.

The Indian Missions abroad shall organize a series of activities as part of the celebrations.

Ministry of Railways will run a train passing through places associated with Shri Guru Nanak Dev.

Religious activities like Kirtan, Katha, Prabhat Pheri, and Langar, will be organized throughout the year both at the national and international level. SGPC will draw a calendar of activities and execute it.

Educational activities such as seminars, workshops, and lectures shall be organized throughout the country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in association with SGPC.

Doordarshan will arrange live telecast programme on Guru Nanak and the Gurubani. Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariats will be requested to consider telecasting the same through Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV respectively.

The National Book Trust (NBT), Ministry of Human Resource Development will publish Gurbani in different Indian languages.

UNESCO will be requested to translate and publish an anthology of Guru Nanak’s writings in world languages.

Source: Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

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Hindi is the Language of Common People of the Country: India Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju

Hindi Chandigarh

Photo: India Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, releasing a magazine, at the Official Language-Hindi Conference (Sammelan) and Award Ceremony of North Region, in Chandigarh on November 19, 2018.

Chandigarh, India, November 19, 2018 — The Regional Conference under the aegis of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, was organized by Regional Implementation Offices of North-1 and North-2 Regions in Chandigarh today. Central Government Officials from Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand participated in the conference.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, was the Chief Guest in the conference. Mr. Rijiju said that crores of people in the country speak Hindi. They think and express their ideas in Hindi; Hindi is the medium of expression of all the elements of Indian culture and society. We should remember that Hindi is the language of ordinary people of the country. He added that Hindi was not only the language of freedom struggle but is also the language of social interactions.

Mr. Rijiju gave away awards among winners of various Central Government Offices, Banks, PSUs and Town Official Language Implementation Committees (TOLICs) situated in these regions towards implementation and promotion of the Official Language Policy of the Union.

The Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language, Dr. Bipin Behari had convened the conference. He informed that the Department is developing new tools such as Kanthasth Mobile Version and Memory based translation tools.

Addressing the conference, Dr. Chaman Lal Gupta, Vice President of Indian Institute of Higher Education, Shimla said that the new generation should learn and use Hindi. The Head of Department of Hindi, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Gurmeet Singh advocated that Hindi should be easy to use; we should not differentiate between literary and working Hindi and that the use of Hindi in the field of technology is essential. There must be coordination between translators, teachers, journalists, and writers, he added.

Source: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

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November 18, 2018

BAMBI 2018 - GLAMOUR AT THE AWARDS

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Sebastian Koch poses with the award during the 70th Bambi Awards winners board at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Penelope Cruz poses with the award during the 70th Bambi Awards winners board at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Mark Forster poses with the award during the 70th Bambi Awards winners board at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Paula Beer poses with the award during the 70th Bambi Awards winners board at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Toni Garrn arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Emilia Schuele arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Jasmin Gerat arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Nilam Farooq arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Ursula Karven arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Nazan Eckes arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI AWARDS GERMANY

Photo: Jochen Schropp arrives for the 70th Bambi Awards at Stage Theater on November 16, 2018, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for MADELEINE. Copyright © 2018 Franziska Krug. Image provided by MADELEINE.

BAMBI is Germany’s most important media prize. The fashion label MADELEINE was the official fashion partner of BAMBI.

Source: MADELEINE

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Nashville Music Awards 2018

Nashville Music Awards

Photo: Lydia Schultz, Hannah Williams of EMI Foray Music, Josh Hoge and SESAC VP of Creative Services, Shannan Hatch, onstage during the 2018 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SESAC. Copyright © 2018 Getty Images. Image provided by SESAC.

Nashville Music Awards

Photo: Lee Brice performs onstage during the 2018 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SESAC. Copyright © 2018 Getty Images. Image provided by SESAC.

Nashville Music Awards

Photo: Margo Price (L) and Jeremy Ivey attend the 2018 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SESAC. Copyright © 2018 Getty Images. Image provided by SESAC.

Nashville Music Awards

Photo: SESAC VP of creative services, Shannan Hatch, attends the 2018 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SESAC. Copyright © 2018 Getty Images. Image provided by SESAC.

Nashville Music Awards

Photo: (L-R) Hannah Mulholland, Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne of the band Runaway June perform onstage during the 2018 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SESAC. Copyright © 2018 Getty Images. Image provided by SESAC.

Nashville, Tenn.: SESAC Inc., celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed country and Americana songs at the company’s annual Nashville Music Awards, Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Matt McGinn, who has topped the charts with “Heaven,” performed by Kane Brown, was named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year.

The festive event, hosted by Shannan Hatch, SESAC’s Vice President of Creative Services, honored top songwriters and publishers behind the year’s most significant hits in the genres of country and Americana. More than 500 songwriters, publishers, and industry professionals attended the awards celebration, sponsored in part by W.H. Grant & Sons and Sound Royalties.

Country Music Awards:

“YOURS” — Written by Casey Brown. Published by: Not Just Another Song Publishing, So Essential Tunes. Recorded by: Russell Dickerson.

“HEARTBREAK” — Written by Hillary Scott. Published by: W.B.M. Music Corp, EKT Publishing. Recorded by: Lady Antebellum.

“HEAVEN” — Written by Matt McGinn. Published by: SMACKWORKS MUSIC, Kobalt Group Publishing. Recorded by: Kane Brown.

“SINGLES YOU UP” — Written by Justin Ebach. Published by: Wordspring Music, WBM Music, Memory Days. Recorded by: Jordan Davis.

“LOSING SLEEP” — Written by Josh Hoge. Published by: EMI Foray Music, Write to Be Free. Recorded by: Chris Young.

“SHE’S WITH ME” — Written by Seth Mosley. Published by: Centric Songs, Capitol CMG Amplifier. Recorded by: High Valley.

“ONE NUMBER AWAY” — Written by Sammy Mitchell. Published by Concord Music, Self Shrevident Music. Recorded by: Luke Combs.

SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organization that administers public performance, mechanical, and other rights. It has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, London, and Munich.

Source: SESAC Holdings, Inc.

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November 17, 2018

India Vice President Naidu presents Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence

Economic Times Awards

Photo: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, giving away the Lifetime Achievement Award to the Chairman of the Godrej Group, Adi Godrej, at the Economic Times Awards 2018 for Corporate Excellence, in Mumbai on November 17, 2018.

Economic Times Awards

Photo: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, giving away the Company of the Year Award to HDFC Bank, at the Economic Times Awards 2018 for Corporate Excellence, in Mumbai on November 17, 2018.

Mumbai, November 17, 2018 — The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, presented Economic Times Awards 2018 for Corporate Excellence, in Mumbai today. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, the Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal, and other dignitaries were present at the event.

The Vice President gave away the Business Leader of the Year Award to the Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv, Sanjiv Bajaj, the Company of the Year Award to HDFC Bank, and the Emerging Company of the Year Award to Page Industries. Sumant Sinha, the noted entrepreneur in the Indian renewable energy sector, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Indian American business executive, and the CEO of Adobe Systems, Shantanu Narayen, received the Global Indian of the Year Award, while the Chairman of the Godrej Group, Adi Godrej, won the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Business Reformer of the Year Award went to the Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, and the Policy Change Agent of the Year Award to National Payments Corporation of India. Hindustan Unilever received the Corporate Citizen of the Year Award.

Source: Vice President’s Secretariat, New Delhi.

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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

India Tourism

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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.

India Tourism

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

  • 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

India, Universities

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

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 8, 2018

Group photo of UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination

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UN Chief Exectives

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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.

United Nations

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.

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 30, 2018

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

Himachal University, India

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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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