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September 30, 2022

India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of WIPO, a massive leap of 41 places in 7 years.

• India today aspires to take its ranking in the GII Index to the top 25: Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce and Industry.

WIPO India

New Delhi, September 30, 2022 — Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal, said that India had come a long way in the Global Innovation Index (GII) from the 81st spot in 2015 to the 40th spot in 2022 today. ‘We were 46 last time the ranking took place. He added that we have also maintained 1st rank in ICT services exports. Shri Goyal was delivering a virtual message to mark the launch of the Global Innovation Index 2022 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The Minister said that GII had established itself as a tool for governments worldwide to reflect upon policies and their impact. “GII has over the years recognized India’s continuous rise due to the progressive measures taken by the government and industry working hand in hand,” he added. He also expressed his gratitude to WIPO on behalf of 1.3 billion Indians and said that India today aspires to take our ranking in the GII Index amongst the top 25.

Shri Goyal said that Innovation had been a catalytic force for the economy and society. “Though Innovation implies novelty, it is also rooted in tradition for us in India. He added that ancient scientific knowledge, including the Vedas and traditional medicine, is a testament to India’s innovative spirit”.

Shri Goyal opined that incubation, handholding, funding, industry-academia partnership, and mentorship had stirred entrepreneurial spirit across the country. He said that India had embarked on the ‘Digital India’ journey in 2015 and has set up a goal of a trillion-dollar digital economy in the next few years. “Digitization of Government initiatives and public services has been our continuous focus,” he observed.

“To further strengthen Innovation, we have introduced the National Education Policy, which promotes the spirit of inquiry by setting up incubation & technology development centers. With over 9000 Atal Tinkering Labs, we encourage youth to develop solutions to society’s problems”, he added.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has expressed pride for Indian Innovators as India climbs to the 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Source: Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India


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QS Global MBA & Business Master's Rankings 2023

• The world’s best business schools and programs for future business leaders.


LONDON, Sept. 29, 2022 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Graduate Management Education analysts, released their annual rankings naming the world’s premier study destinations for aspiring future business leaders.

The evaluation includes the QS Global Full-Time MBA Rankings and a series of Business Master’s Rankings, providing insight to those wishing to undertake a course of study in a career-enhancing qualification in high demand among employers.

For the third consecutive year, Stanford GSB’s full-time MBA has been named the world’s #1, followed by Harvard Business School (2nd) and The Wharton School (3rd).

• QS Global Full-Time MBA Top-20

Business School, Country

  1. Stanford GSB, USA
  2. Harvard, USA
  3. Penn (Wharton), USA
  4. HEC Paris, France
  5. London Business School, UK
  6. MIT (Sloan), USA
  7. IE Business School, Spain
  8. Columbia Business School, USA
  9. INSEAD, France/Singapore/UAE
  10. IESE, Spain
  11. UC Berkeley (Haas), USA
  12. Cambridge (Judge), UK
  13. Chicago (Booth), USA
  14. Northwestern (Kellogg), USA
  15. UCLA (Anderson), USA
  16. Oxford (Said), UK
  17. ESADE, Spain
  18. Yale, USA
  19. NYU (Stern), USA
  20. Michigan (Ross), USA

• QS ranked 300 MBA programs worldwide.

Each Business Master’s Ranking is compiled according to program performance in five key metrics: Employability, Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes, Return on Investment, Thought Leadership, and Class & Faculty Diversity. (Methodology).

QS President Nunzio Quacquarelli said: “Our rankings offer independent insights to carer-minded and discerning prospective students who are invited to discuss the findings with peers, business schools, and our analysts at our in-person and virtual master’s and MBA networking events.”

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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September 29, 2022

Chandigarh University starts Campus Placements 2023 with the country's highest number of job offers.

23 MNCs amongst the 150 companies offer 30 Lac or more packages to the students.

Chandigarh University

Photo: Chandigarh University Campus Gharuan Punjab.

CHANDIGARH, India, Sept. 29, 2022 — With the first slot of campus placements for the 2023 batch underway, Chandigarh University has registered 6154 job offers acclaimed to be the highest across India to date. “Riding strong on the back of its robust education model, research work, international and industry tie-ups, and meticulously structured curriculum. Chandigarh University Gharuan has once again bettered its campus placement record, as more than 150 companies have made as many 6154 jobs offer to the students of 2023 batch,” said S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University. “Out of the 150 companies visited for campus placements so far, about 23 Multi-Nationals have offered pay packages of 30 Lacs or more to the students of Chandigarh University.”

Addressing media personnel, Sandhu said that the University had continued its legacy of providing quality and inclusive higher education. It has been climbing the steps on the path of excellence, thus establishing itself as the top choice for Industry and Employers, thanks to unparalleled quality education and industry-focused training.

“In yet another testimony of our stellar placement record, more than 150 companies have made 6154 job offers to the 2023 batch students of Chandigarh University, which is the highest in the entire country. Moreover, most of the companies among the recruiters belong to the elite Fortune 500 group. It underlines the industry-readiness of our students, with diverse academic education, updated practical experience, and the skills set per the evolving industry demand,” said the Chancellor.

“This achievement has come after Chandigarh University became the youngest University to debut into QS World University Rankings-2023, where it secured a place among the top 800 institutions across the world, an excellent overall 21st position among all Indian Universities, and an impressive third position among Private Universities of the country.

Prof Himani Sood, Senior Vice-President, Chandigarh University, said, “The 150 companies who offered jobs to students of the 2023 batch include Microsoft, Google, Amazon, IBM, Arcesium, Adobe, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Qualcomm, Philips, Goldman Sachs, and Toshiba.

She added that the top semiconductors companies offering jobs to CU students were Intel, Western Digital, Qualcomm, Marvel, and Open Five. At the same time, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Goldman Sachs, American Express (AMEX), Bank of America, Natwest, Standard Chartered, and Fidelity were the top FinTech companies that hired the students of Chandigarh University during this drive.

Chandigarh University is a NAAC A+ Grade University.

Source: Chandigarh University

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National Testing Agency (NTA) India "Postgraduate Common University Entrance Test" Public Notice

National Testing Agency (NTA) India

Source: National Testing Agency (NTA)

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Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe engines fire up after summer break in Barcelona.

• Spanish venue hosts the penultimate weekend of the 2022 season.

Lamborghini Super

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Lamborghini Super

Lamborghini Super

Lamborghini Super

Photos: Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe - Moretti-Teekens Pro.

Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, September 27, 2022 - After a summer break of 62 days, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe season heads into the second-last meeting of the year at the iconic Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The one-make championship, reserved for Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo, still has several titles to be decided, with 24 drivers already standing on the top step of the podium so far this year.

The championship returns to the 4.655km Barcelona track for the first time since 2020 and the fourth time in the history of Super Trofeo Europe. Previous appearances at the Spanish venue came in 2011 and 2009.

At the top of the Pro are the runaway leaders from Bonaldi Motorsport, Loris Spinelli and Max Weering, who can wrap up the drivers’ title this weekend. The dominant forces all season, the crew of the #61 car, will be looking to bounce back from an uncharacteristically off weekend last time out at Spa-Francorchamps, where they failed to win either race. Despite this, Spinelli and Weering remain 37 points clear of BDR Competition’s Amaury Bonduel, who claimed a breakthrough maiden Super Trofeo victory on home soil at Spa in July.

The battle for Pro-Am honors this season has been one of the best for years, and the Oregon Team pairing of Lewis Williamson and Massimo Ciglia will be aiming to continue their strong form in Barcelona. Already a winner four times this year - with a further three second places - the Scottish-Italian partnership has a 24-point lead over the Rexal FFF Racing Team crew of Oscar Lee and Dan Wells heading into the weekend. Behind, the Target Racing entry of Milan Petelet and Dmitry Gvazava is third ahead of VS Racing’s Emanuele Zonzini and Emanuel Colombini. Meanwhile, Micanek Motorsport’s Bronislav Formanek and Karol Basz will look for a positive weekend after missing both races at Spa-Francorchamps due to mechanical issues and car damage.

Multiple Lamborghini Cup champion Gerard van der Horst remains on course for another title at the top of the standings. Three victories, two seconds, and a third place have left the famous Dutchman 20 points ahead of Rexal FFF Racing Team’s Donovan and Luciano Privitelio. A distant third is Hans Fabri (Imperiale Racing), some 58 points further back. Belgian siblings François and Benoît Semoulin are three points adrift in fourth.

The weekend’s action begins with two one-hour free practice sessions on Friday, while the pair of 20-minute qualifying sessions are scheduled for Saturday morning. The first of two 50-minute races, with a rolling start, takes place on Saturday at 15:40. Race 2 will start on Sunday morning at 10:30. Both races will be streamed live worldwide on the Lamborghini Squadra Corse YouTube channel.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe - 2022 Calendar

Source: Lamborghini

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September 28, 2022

India's Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan participates in International Conclave; DEAKIN UNIVERSITY to set up Hubs in India at OP Jindal Global University, Symbiosis International University, and Chitkara University.




Photos: DEAKIN UNIVERSITY to set up HUBS in India at OP Jindal Global University, Symbiosis International University, and Chitkara University.

NEW DELHI, Sept. 27, 2022 — On the occasion of 75 years of India’s Independence, Deakin University, Australia, has announced a new strategic engagement initiative in India: DEAKIN UNIVERSITY HUBS.

Deakin was the first international university to establish its presence in India in 1994. Over the last two years, its office in New Delhi has set up innovative engagement models to boost learning opportunities for students in India. Students can now commence the first part of their studies with a Deakin partner institution in India and then transfer to a Deakin campus in Australia for the second part of their educational journey.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY HUBS will be the central point of all engagement activities, alongside strategic partners OP Jindal Global University, Symbiosis International University, and Chitkara University. This initiative will enhance collaboration and deliver on the National Education Policy’s goal of the internationalization of education.

Deakin announced it in the presence of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon. Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, at an international conclave in New Delhi.

Dharmendra Pradhan said, “This event is important for me, India, and the youth of India because academicians, technocrats, and thought leaders are here. I’m here to take advice from all of you. I want to align my National Education Policy with the emerging thoughts of the globe.”

The conclave brought together thought leaders from academia, government, and industry. They deliberated on various critical themes:

“I am excited to be back in India. It couldn’t have been for a better occasion than the launch of the DEAKIN UNIVERSITY HUBS at OP Jindal Global University, Symbiosis International University, and Chitkara University,” said Professor Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor of Deakin University.

The Hubs will act as a conduit to strengthen the university-industry-government partnership, which will benefit society.”

The conclave featured an unparalleled selection of speakers, including:

Source: Deakin University

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September 25, 2022

UNESCO launches 2022 State of the Education Report for India: Artificial Intelligence in Education

UNESCO India Report

New Delhi, September 24, 2022: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched today its 2022 State of the Education Report (SOER) for India: “Artificial Intelligence in Education - Here, There and Everywhere.”

This publication is the annual flagship report of the UNESCO New Delhi Office, prepared after extensive research.

This fourth edition of the State of Education Report introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI) to demystify a subject that has endured various misconceptions. It is supplemented by an overview of challenges and opportunities in the Indian education sector that Artificial Intelligence can address.

“Today, improving the quality of education and students’ learning outcomes are the utmost priorities of all countries. India has made significant strides in its education system, and strong indicators point to the country’s notable efforts to enhance learning outcomes, including by using Artificial Intelligence-powered education technology,” said Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO New Delhi.

“The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology is pleased to note that UNESCO has dedicated the theme of its 2022 ‘State of the Education Report for India’ to Artificial Intelligence in Education. We believe this report is timely, as it can contribute towards transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy and make Digital India a reality,” Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, remarked.

Some reports predict that the AI market in India will reach US$7.8 billion by 2025 at the rate of 20.2 percent compound annual growth. To align India’s curriculum to the 21st century and to prepare the students for the AI economy, India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 lays profound emphasis on the need to impart the necessary technical knowledge at all levels of education. In addition, it emphasizes the integration of AI in Education to promote quality and skill-based education.

With this Report, UNESCO offers a glimpse of the varied dimensions and suggestions for future uses of Artificial Intelligence. “We hope this publication will serve as a helpful reference tool for enhancing and influencing programs and policies related to technology and, in particular, Artificial Intelligence,” Unesco India said.

In line with the national vision of Digital India, the report concludes with ten action-oriented recommendations that will catalyze India’s transformational journey through technical education and advanced tech-driven solutions in the educational processes.

The Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Learning project build on the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence adopted at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences, and Culture. UNESCO’s programs contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

In this spirit, UNESCO develops educational tools to help people live as global citizens free of hate and intolerance. By promoting cultural heritage and all cultures’ equal dignity, UNESCO strengthens nations’ bonds. Furthermore, UNESCO helps countries adopt international standards and manages programs that foster the free flow of ideas and knowledge sharing.

Source: UNESCO, New Delhi


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September 24, 2022

Academy Reveals 2022 Student Academy Awards Winners

• All Winning Films are now eligible for the 2022 Oscars

Student Academy Awards

Photo: Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell pose backstage with their Oscars during the live ABC telecast of the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA, on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Image Credit: Luis Alberto Rodriguez / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted 14 students as winners of the 49th Student Academy Awards competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,796 entries from 614 colleges and universities around the world. The 2022 winners join past Student Academy Award winners such as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Spike Lee, Patricia Riggen, and Robert Zemeckis.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by category):





First-time honors go to Pôle 3D Digital & Creative School.

All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for the 2022 Oscars in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, or Documentary Short Film categories. Past winners have gone on to receive 65 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 14 awards.

For the first time since 2019, students will participate in an in-person award ceremony on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m., at the David Geffen Theater in Los Angeles. The Academy will announce the Gold, silver, and bronze medal placements in the four award categories at the ceremony.

The 49th Student Academy Awards ceremony on October 20 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required. The David Geffen Theater is located at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard.

Starting this year, the Student Academy Awards no longer distinguish between domestic (U.S.-based) and international (non-U.S.-based) schools for categories. Regardless of where they are from, all eligible submissions now qualify for the competition category the filmmaker selected in their submission application.

The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972. They provide a platform for emerging global talent to showcase their work.

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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September 23, 2022

71st MISS UNIVERSE competition to be held in New Orleans

Miss Universe

Photo: Maria Thattil, Miss Universe Australia 2020 and a 2021 Miss Universe Competition Contestant. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. [File Photo]

NEW YORK, NY (September 23, 2022) - The Miss Universe Organization has announced the 71st MISS UNIVERSE competition will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

“There is no place like New Orleans. This vibrant city has been at the top of our list to host for quite some time due to its rich cultural history, as well as its unique arts, entertainment, and culinary scene,” said Paula Shugart, President of The Miss Universe Organization. “I look forward to our delegates from all over the world getting to experience all it has to offer.”

The highly anticipated event will feature almost 90 women from around the globe vying for the job of Miss Universe through the process of personal statements, in-depth interviews, and various categories, including evening gowns & swimwear. The evening will culminate with the 70th Miss Universe, Harnaaz Sandhu, who brought the title back to India for the first time in twenty-one years, crowning her successor.

“My time as Miss Universe has been an incredible experience, and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have received due to this platform,” said Sandhu. “I’m very excited that I will be crowning the next titleholder in New Orleans and that she will kick off her reign in such an exciting and special city known for its resiliency, music, and grand celebrations.”

“The City of New Orleans and the Miss Universe Organization share common values of celebrating inclusion, culture, and the empowerment of women,” said New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the first female Mayor in the city’s 300-year history. “Former Miss Universe delegates and winners have gone on to become surgeons, diplomats, politicians, and business leaders, and they all champion social causes that are important to them. In addition, hosting this event demonstrates the significant global impact an international city like New Orleans has on the world’s tourism and cultural stages. We are honored to host the 71st annual Miss Universe pageant and show people around the globe why New Orleans is the best at executing major events, festivals, conferences, and conventions with an unmatched culture.”

Source: The Miss Universe Organization

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September 22, 2022

United Nations General Assembly Session 2022

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (right) meets with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. September 21, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: Csaba Kőrösi (right), President of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly, meets with Katalin Novák, President of Hungary. September 21, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Loey Felipe.

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: The high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to mark the commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the “Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities” was held on the second day of the General Assembly’s general debate. September 21, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: A view of UN Headquarters and delegates of the high-level week of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly. September 20, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elías.

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: Csaba Kőrösi (right), President of the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly, meets with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs of the Republic of India. September 19, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), spoke during the “SDG Moment 2022” and “Transforming Education Summit.”

The “SDG Moment “is an event during the UN General Assembly high-level week to highlight the promise of inclusion, resilience, and sustainability embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in times of crisis. Convened by Secretary-General António Guterres, the event is shaped by the narrative of the SDGs as our To-Do List for a better future for all on a safe and healthy planet. In addition, the SDG Moment features the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates Co-Chairs, and SDG Dialogues focused on solutions for inequalities and climate and environmental challenges. 

The Secretary-General had convened the “Transforming Education Summit” in response to a global crisis in education - one of equity and inclusion, quality, and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is devastatingly impacting the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity, and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world. 

September 19, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Laura Jarriel.

Source: United Nations, New York

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September 19, 2022

Oxford University Press Celebrates 110 Years in India

Oxford University Press

NEW DELHI, Sept. 19, 2022 — Celebrating its 110 years in India, Oxford University Press (OUP), a department of the prestigious “University of Oxford,” announced the launch of its new suite of blended learning solutions—OXFORD INSPIRE. Catering to students in grades 1 to 8, Oxford Inspire is one of India’s first competency-based composite learning solutions with ‘learner success’ at its core. It would inspire learners to acquire knowledge, abilities, and skills through various experiences in an engaging and flexible environment and encourage teachers to engage innovatively with learners by combining sound pedagogy with new-age technology.

‘Oxford Inspire’ will offer print and digital courseware for English, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, and Science, blending the two learning mediums through a unique learning journey. The gamified platform will allow more significant levels of student engagement and drive a deeper understanding of core concepts. ‘Oxford Inspire’ will also offer a Reading Portal, a multilingual digital library with exclusive graded stories on Indian and International themes.

Oxford Inspire’s three fundamental pillars, competency-based progression, flexible learning environment, and learner engagement, are critical to creating confidence, connection, active involvement, and lifelong learning. Aligned with the new National Education Policy’s (NEP 2020) priorities, these pillars will enable classrooms to shift from traditional rote learning methods to holistic concept-based learning.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is one of the world’s largest university presses with a broad global presence. It publishes in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in various formats - print and digital. As a result, OUP products cover a vast academic and educational spectrum.

Celebrating 110 years, OUP is credited with revolutionizing publishing in India. Oxford books were being sold in India much before the Oxford University Press was set up in India in 1912.

The first academic book published by the branch was Dr. S. Radhakrishnan’s Essentials of Psychology in 1912. Dr. Radhakrishnan was then Assistant Professor at Presidency College, Madras (later became the first Vice President and then the President of India).

By 1915, the India branch began to publish the Oxford School Atlas. The Atlas is currently in its 36th edition. Jim Corbett’s Man-Eaters of Kumaon, published in 1945, remains one of the bestsellers for OUP. Oxford English Dictionary started selling in 1928.

Source: Oxford University Press (OUP)


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September 18, 2022

United Nations Landmark Launch of Scoring for the Goals Event 

United Nations

United Nations

Photos: A landmark launch of the Scoring for the Goals event with the projection of images of Sustainable Development Goals on the UN Building. September 17, 2022. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

Source: United Nations, New York

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Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe 2023

- Heritage-inspired Willys 4xe blends more than 80 years of Jeep 4x4 leadership and electric vehicle technology to deliver legendary capability and a nearly silent off-road experience.

Jeep Wrangler

Photo: 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 17, 2022 — 2023 Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe, delivering 49 MPGe and 21 miles of all-electric range, combines authentic retro cues with the technologically advanced 375-horsepower and a 470-lb.-ft. Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid propulsion system.

Wrangler Willys 4xe features Jeep brand go-anywhere capability with a 2.72:1 Selec-Trac full-time 4WD system, 30 inches of water fording, heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, and mud-terrain tires.

The Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe features standard LED headlamps and fog lamps, Alpine 9-speaker premium audio, all-weather floor mats, rear limited-slip differential, rock rails, black grille, and 17-inch black-painted alloy wheels. A special ‘Willys’ decal on the hood, trimmed in the 4xe’s signature Electric Blue, and an ‘Electric 4-Wheel Drive’ decal on the swing gate signify that this Willys is a 4xe plug-in hybrid.

Stellantis’ Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio assembles Jeep Wrangler Willys 4xe.

• Jeep Brand

Built on more than 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship, and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep vehicle range consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, new three-row Grand Cherokee L, Grand Cherokee 4xe, Renegade and Wrangler, and Wrangler 4xe.

Source: Jeep

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September 17, 2022

National Testing Agency (NTA), India, declares the Common University Entrance Test (UG) Results; Also releases Admit Cards for the UGC-NET Examination.

National Testing Agency (NTA) India

Source: National Testing Agency (NTA)

The University of Delhi has issued the following Press Release after the NTA CUET (UG)-2022 Declaration of Results.

Delhi University

Source: University of Delhi

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September 15, 2022

Emily Ratajkowski Turns Heads in New York in LILYSILK Silk Poppy Skirt

New York Fashion Week

Photo: Emily Ratajkowski looking stylish in her LILYSILK Silk Poppy Skirt in New York.

NEW YORK, September 14, 2022 — LILYSILK, the world’s leading silk brand, was the clothing of choice for supermodel Emily Ratajkowski. She was looking stylish on the streets of New York as she headed to a concert wearing the LILYSILK Minimalist Aesthetic Silk Poppy Skirt.

Multiple top media outlets, including British Vogue, Elle Netherlands, and Harper’s Bazaar, covered her street look, saying Ms. Ratajkowski “put an edgy spin on the romantic ensemble by pairing the set with a pair of black knee-high Cowgirl boots.” Emily Ratajkowski earlier graced the Paris Fashion Week runway and Milan Fashion Week.

According to LILYSILK, “A clear-cut case of contemporary meets classic, this ultra-cool midi silk skirt is inspired by 90s minimalist aesthetic. A best-seller from the LILYSILK Spring 2022 Collection, the bias-cut adds comfort and movement, making it an ideal piece to be worn at home for a touch of luxury or as an elevated essential for the spring social calendar. Paired with LILYSILK’s matching Osmanthus shirt of the same edition makes styling easier and more fashion-forward than ever.”

“Emily Ratajkowski brings us a fresh look,” said David Wang, CEO of LILYSILK. “Silk has always represented elegance, femininity, and fashion, but now we are spicing women’s wardrobes with our classy silk pieces such as the Silk Poppy Skirt. We hope more people can express their style and personality wearing LILYSILK.”

LILYSILK is a world-leading silk brand. It says its “mission is to inspire people to live spectacularly as well as more sustainably.”


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September 14, 2022

The Wealthiest Cities in the World in 2022

Wealthiest Cities

Fastest Growing Cities

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2022 — The USA dominates the world’s Top 20 Cities with the Most Millionaires in 2022, with New York taking the crown with 345,600 millionaires. Five other American cities, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Dallas, secure places on the coveted world’s wealthiest cities ranking. Tokyo is in 2nd place with 304,900 high-net-worth residents worth over USD 1 million.

London, the wealthiest city in the world for many years, drops to 4th place below the San Francisco Bay Area with just 272,400 millionaires. This information comes from the latest Henley Global Citizens Report, which tracks private wealth migration trends worldwide.

Two Chinese cities, Beijing (9th) and Shanghai (10th), make it into the Top 10, and Switzerland and Australia each manage to secure two top city spots, with Sydney (11th), Zurich (15th), Melbourne (17th), and Geneva (19th) all making the cut. Singapore (5th), Hong Kong (SAR China) (12th), Frankfurt (13th), Toronto (14th), Seoul (16th), and finally Paris, plummeting three places to 20th, make up the rest of the 2022 ranking.

The report features exclusive data from global wealth intelligence firm New World Wealth. It includes the five wealthiest cities in each significant region and the 25 fastest growing cities in terms of millionaire growth.

Dr. Juerg Steffen, CEO of Henley & Partners, points out that 14 of the Top 20 are in countries that host investment migration programs. ” The right to live, work, study, and invest in leading international wealth hubs such as New York, London, Singapore, Sydney, and Toronto can be secured via residence by investment. Being able to relocate yourself, your family, or your business to a more favorable city or have the option to choose between multiple different residences across the world is an increasingly important aspect of international wealth and legacy planning for private clients.”

The millionaire populations of Dubai, Mumbai, and Shenzhen are expected to break into the Top 20 wealthiest cities by 2030, according to Andrew Amoils, Head of Research at New World Wealth. “Cities with strong oil and gas industries are performing especially well this year, including Riyadh, Sharjah, Luanda, Abu Dhabi, Doha, and Lagos. Others on the fastest-growing list include Lugano, a Swiss hotspot for affluent retirees, Bengaluru, the ‘Silicon Valley of India,’ and Hangzhou, one of China’s most scenic cities.”

Source: Henley & Partners

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September 13, 2022

IPI Executive Board appoints Frane Maroević as the next Executive Director

International Press Institute

International Press Institute

Photo: Frane Maroevic - photo credit OSCE/Micky Kroel.

New York: At its meeting in New York on September 7, 2022, the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) appointed Frane Maroević as the organization’s next executive director. He will take over the management of this global network of editors, journalists, and media executives from Barbara Trionfi after she steps down at the beginning of November 2022.

“Today, independent media and journalists are under attack from more directions than ever,” said IPI Executive Board Chair Khadija Patel. “I look forward to working with Frane to strengthen IPI’s support for independent media worldwide. He is committed to defending press freedom and has experience resolving various threats that journalists face today”.

Maroević brings to this position over 30 years in journalism, media development, and press freedom. He developed his passion for journalism and learned this profession’s skills, professional standards, and values at the BBC World Service in London. In post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, he worked on reforming public broadcasting and media regulation and managed donor support for independent media. As the director of the office of the OSCE media freedom representative, he managed responses to numerous cases of media freedom violations in 54 countries that are part of this intergovernmental organization. Before joining IPI, his work at the Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network and the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network focused on threats to online freedom of expression.

“The IPI is the world’s oldest global press freedom organization, and I am deeply honored to have been chosen as its next executive director,” said Frane Maroević, “Attacks on free media are attacks on our societies. I will work with the IPI Board, team, and members worldwide to improve journalists’ safety and resolve physical, legal, economic, online, and multiple other threats faced by the traditional media and the new media actors. In this time of disinformation and din, we need independent media more than ever to shine a light on our world.

“The strength of IPI is having members across the globe who understand the problems faced by journalists in every corner of the world and can develop local solutions. Moreover, the solidarity of the members and their shared mission ”to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened” means that they are always ready to support and help each other. Together they are a compelling voice for independent media and press freedom.

“I am looking forward to working with Barbara Trionfi to ensure a smooth transition and to continue and build on the achievements of IPI under her leadership,” concluded Maroević.

The International Press Institute (IPI) is a global network of editors, media executives, and leading journalists who share a common dedication to quality, independent journalism.

Source: International Press Institute (IPI)


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September 12, 2022

U.S. News Announces 2022-2023 Best Colleges Rankings in the USA

• The newest edition ranks 1,500 colleges and universities across the country.

US News

US News College Rankings

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2022 — U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in education rankings, announced the 2022-2023 Best Colleges in the USA today. The rankings evaluate 1,500 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality. In addition, they serve as a guide for prospective students and their families.

“For nearly 40 years, the Best Colleges methodology has continuously evolved to reflect changes in the higher education landscape and the interests of prospective students,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. “Guiding that evolution is U.S. News’ mission of providing useful data and information to help with one of life’s biggest decisions.”

This year’s rankings include a more comprehensive measure of faculty resources and updates to the ranking categories.

To calculate the rankings, U.S. News focuses on academic quality and emphasizes outcome measures - including graduation rates, retention rates, graduate indebtedness, and social mobility. Outcomes are the most highly weighted ranking factor, contributing 40% to each school’s overall score.

• 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

National Universities - Top 3

National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

Top Public Schools

National Universities - Top 3

National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

Top Performers on Social Mobility

National Universities - Top 3

National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

Alongside the rankings, U.S. News publishes editorial content related to the college selection experience. It includes advice on how parents should approach college visits, when to submit their applications, choose a major, and more.

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings. It empowers consumers, business leaders, and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. Founded in 1933, U.S. News has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Source: U.S. News & World Report, L.P.

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Keds and Altuzarra Debut Collaboration at New York Fashion Week: The Shows

Footwear Collaboration Continues Keds Partnership with IMG as ‘The Official Sole of NYFW’

Keds, Altuzarra, New York Fashion Week

Photo: Keds and Altuzarra Debut Collaboration at New York Fashion Week: The Shows.

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2022 — Sneaker brand Keds, well-known for its long-standing brand partnerships, debuts an exclusive footwear collection with luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand, Altuzarra, during Altuzarra’s New York Fashion Week show. This collection launch is a continuation of Keds’ partnership with IMG and New York Fashion Week: The Shows that have solidified Keds as the ‘Official Sole of NYFW’ for the second season. The footwear collection features new sneaker styles in varying colorways and cements Keds’ position as a style leader in the collaborative footwear category.

“Our partnership with Altuzarra marks Keds’ emergence into the luxury fashion space with our iconic silhouettes reimagined through the lens of the talented Joseph Altuzarra,” said Jen Lynch, VP and General Manager of Keds. “The collection delivers unique styles in luxe fabrications for our customers in styles they cherish.”

Keds displayed the exclusive first look of the limited-edition footwear collection with the brand during the Sept. 10 Altuzarra fashion show in New York City. It featured never-seen-before sneaker styles that merge the two distinct brand aesthetics in new design features. “I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Keds this season. Their iconic brand language and heritage were a huge source of inspiration, and the resulting footwear collection adds an exciting and dynamic layer to the show,” said Joseph Altuzarra.

“This collection marks an exciting time for two beloved brands to seamlessly bring to life the creative fashion minds of two teams,” said Patrick Connors, the Senior Vice President of Global Brand Partnerships for IMG’s Fashion Events and Properties.

Keds. Wear Yours. — Keds is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, the world’s leading maker of casual, work, outdoor, athletic, and children’s footwear.

Founded by creative director Joseph Altuzarra in 2008, Altuzarra is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand.

IMG is a global sports, fashion, events, and media leader. It is a subsidiary of Endeavor, an international sports, and entertainment company.

Source: Keds

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September 11, 2022

Chitkara University, Chandigarh, India, organizes a seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Tata Tele Business Service.

NAAC India

Citkara University

Chandigarh, India, September 07, 2022 — The Accreditation and Quality Assurance Cell at Chitkara University, Punjab, organized a two-day National Seminar on Quality Assurance in Higher Education “QAHE-2022”. Education experts deliberated on National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, focusing on Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

• Chitkara University organized the National Seminar in association with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Tata Tele Business Services.

• Kurukshetra University organizes a workshop on the NAAC assessment and accreditation process

• Panjab University Chandigarh no longer NAAC accredited

PU Naac

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had, through a gazette notification dated January 19, 2013, made it mandatory for Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) to undergo accreditation. Accordingly, accreditation will now be required for higher education institutions (HEIs) to be eligible to receive grants and other financial assistance from the Central Government.

NAAC accreditation identifies the institute’s quality in terms of its education, research, faculty, and infrastructure, gives students confidence in selecting a quality institution, and provides instant credibility to a Higher Education Institution.

Sources: Chitkara University; NAAC; Agencies.

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