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April 13, 2024

Lamborghini Huracan STJ: "The Last Dance"


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Photos: Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the legacy of its V10 engine with a limited edition of ten units of the Lamborghini Huracan STJ. This exclusive edition has a unique performance enhancement package that marks the end of an era for the Italian automaker’s engineering icon.

The V10 engine is an integral part of Automobili Lamborghini’s history and has been the driving force behind the success of the Huracan family since its introduction in 2014. This limited edition will be the last celebration of the super sports car equipped with the V10 engine, as it will get replaced by an all-new hybrid-powered super sports car at the end of the year. Images provided by & copyright © Automobili Lamborghini.

Source: Automobili Lamborghini

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April 12, 2024

Chandigarh's Star Ayushmann Khurrana adorns the Bulgari Kada Bracelet in his Latest Music Video, "Akh Da Taara"


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Photo: Ayushmann Khurrana wears the Bulgari Kada Bracelet in “Akh Da Taraa.” Image provided by and copyright © Bulgari.



New Delhi, India, April 12, 2024 — Ayushmann Khurrana, the pride of Chandigarh and a versatile artist known as “Vicky Donor” and the “Kala Rattan” of Panjab University Chandigarh, has been sporting the iconic Bulgari Kada Bracelet on significant occasions.

As the actor embarks on a new chapter with a global recording deal with Warner Music, the Bulgari Kada Bracelet remains his trusted companion. It appears in his music video “Akh Da Taara,” garnering the eyeballs of audiences worldwide.

Entwining his ever-so-soulful voice with distinctive melodies, Ayushmann bridges a cultural gap, captivating hearts worldwide and filling every Chandigarhian with high energy and extreme pride!

Source: Bulgari

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Forever New launches its SS24 Collection, "Another Day in Paradise"


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Photo: Pooja Hegde in Forever New’s SS24 Collection “Another Day in Paradise.” Image provided by & copyright © Forever New.


New Delhi, India, April 10, 2024 — Forever New has launched its exclusive SS24 Collection, Another Day in Paradise. This collection promises to refresh one’s wardrobe essentials with its elegant and contemporary designs.

According to Forever New, its Spring/Summer 2024 Collection draws inspiration from the latest fashion trends and presents captivating styles that exude effortless charm. The collection features ruffle detailing, chic asymmetrical cuts, and stylish strapless necklines that enhance the silhouette. Available in two charismatic color palettes, one with soothing pastels and the other with vibrant abstract floral motifs, the collection’s core color is Porcelain (White), which provides a timeless backdrop for showcasing new layers of bright colors and prints. You can shop the Pooja Hegde Collection at Forever New stores or online and elevate your wardrobe with the latest fashion trends.

Pooja Hegde is the brand ambassador of Forever New, and she expresses her delight at witnessing the SS24 Collection. According to her, Forever New has always been synonymous with elegance and sophistication, and this collection upholds those values. Each piece in this collection is charming and represents a contemporary style. She is excited for everyone to experience the charisma of Forever New and welcome their unique sense of style.

Dhruv Bogra, the Country Manager of Forever New in India, described the Spring/Summer 2024 collection as a vibrant celebration of life and style and encourages individual expression through timeless and timely pieces. Inspired by the season’s natural beauty, each garment offers a fresh perspective on contemporary style, while the collection presents a kaleidoscope of fashion statements, he added.

Forever New elaborated that its SS24 Collection caters to every occasion with its diverse range of sophisticated and elegant styles. The collection seamlessly blends contemporary chic with timeless grace, from refined florals to bold prints. Another Day in Paradise offers many fashionable options, including Ruffle dresses, Bodycon pieces, versatile coats, linen Tops, and Frill-Neck Blouses, ensuring something for everyone.

Source: Forever New

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April 10, 2024

QS Announces World University Rankings by Subject 2024


- QS reveals Top universities in 55 subjects.


QS University Rankings


LONDON, April 10, 2024 — Global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the fourteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject: an independent comparative analysis of academic excellence featuring 1500+ universities in 96 countries and territories across 55 disciplines.


QS University Rankings


• Global Highlights


QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: With rising global inflation, geo-political instability, and general elections in 50+ countries, supporting higher education and international student mobility has never been more critical as it drives innovation and societal advancement. QS’s extensive university comparative analysis highlights the importance of diversity, research partnerships, investment, and cross-border academic and industry collaborations.”


• INDIA


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From India, 69 universities, with 424 entries, have made it to the QS World University Rankings by Subject. IIM-Ahmedabad is among the top 25 globally for Business and Management Studies, while IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Calcutta are among the top 50. Jawaharlal Nehru University is ranked 20th globally for Development Studies. The University of Delhi, IIT Bombay, and IIT Kharagpur are most represented, with 30, 28, and 27 entries, respectively.


Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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April 8, 2024

Lamborghini creates an exclusive Revuelto through its Ad Personam Customization Program.


- The company customizes livery and unique trim for the V12 HPEV super sports car.


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Photos: Lamborghini Revuelto Ad Personam. Images provided by & copyright © Lamborghini.


Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, April 6, 2024 - Automobili Lamborghini celebrates the inaugural Lamborghini Arena event with an exclusive Revuelto created by the company’s Ad Personam customization program. The program recently opened its new studio at the Lamborghini headquarters.

The car has a striking exterior with contrasting hues and new carbon fiber elements. The bodywork is painted in Grigio Hati (gray) with details in Verde Scandal (green), highlighting the car’s lower line, roof, mirror caps, and rear diffuser surrounds, along with Verde Chiaro (light green) brake calipers. The rear part features the Italian flag with red, white, and green stripes on the lower surface of the moving wing. Additionally, the hood has two racing-style stripes in Nero Noctis (black), emphasizing the car’s performance attitude as a V12 super sports car.

The roof, rear “contango,” spoiler, air intakes, sill inserts, and other details are made of high-gloss exposed carbon fiber, giving the elements a shiny effect enhanced by the 21-inch (front) and 22-inch (rear) high-gloss black Altanero alloy wheels.

The interior trim matches the exterior colors. It includes black sports seats with stitching and piping in a green hue called Verde Scandal. Additionally, there are carbon fiber plates with “Lamborghini Arena 2024” and “Ad Personam” logos at the dashboard’s ends.

The Revuelto is the first V12 hybrid plug-in super sports HPEV (High-Performance Electrified Vehicle). It is equipped with a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 mid-engine combined with three electric motors, one of which is integrated into the new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The vehicle delivers a maximum torque of 725 Nm at 6750 rpm and a maximum power output of 1015 CV.

• Lamborghini Revuelto can reach a top speed of over 350 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds!

Source: Lamborghini

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April 4, 2024

Chandigarh's Hero, Ayushmann Khurrana, signs a Global Deal with Warner Music India.


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Photo: L-R: Jay Mehta, Max Lousada, Ayushmann Khurrana, Alfonso Perez-Soto. Image provided by Warner Music India, copyright © Warner Music India.


MUMBAI, India, April 3, 2024 — Ayushmann Khurrana, the esteemed Bollywood superstar known as the “Hero of Chandigarh,” has signed a global recording deal with Warner Music India, the country’s leading music label.

• While the Panjab University of Chandigarh has conferred on him its distinguished “Kala Rattan” award, saluting him as a true gem among actors and artists, the people of Chandigarh celebrate Khurrana as an idol for his exceptional performance in “Vicky Donor.”

Signing with Warner Music India will enable Khurrana to access the label’s global ecosystem, helping him connect with audiences and artists beyond India’s borders. The first release from this partnership is expected to drop next month.

Over the past decade, Ayushmann has contributed his voice to numerous iconic pop songs, including chart-toppers like “Mitti Di Khushboo,” “Paani Da Rang,” and “Mere Liye Tum Kaafi Ho,” each accumulating millions of views. Throughout his cinematic career, he has distinguished himself as the only Indian actor recognized for his pioneering use of cinema as a catalyst for social change.

Source: Warner Music Group

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April 1, 2024

Prime Minister Modi releases Commemorative Coin to mark 90 years of the Reserve Bank of India.


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Photos: Prime Minister Modi attended the 90th-anniversary commemoration ceremony of the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on April 1, 2024. The gathering included India’s top industrialists, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, among others.


Mumbai, India, April 1, 2024 — The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, delivered an inspiring address at the opening ceremony of RBI@90, a program celebrating 90 years of the Reserve Bank of India, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, today. Shri Modi also unveiled a commemorative coin to mark this significant milestone during the event. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) commenced its operations on April 1, 1935, and today marks its 90th year.

In his address, the Prime Minister emphasized the historic significance of the RBI completing 90 years of service. He highlighted the RBI’s journey through pre- and post-independence eras and establishing a global reputation based on professionalism and commitment. The Prime Minister congratulated all staff on this achievement and expressed optimism about the RBI’s current policies. He also noted the importance of the next ten years leading up to RBI’s centenary year, emphasizing the RBI’s priority towards rapid growth, trust, and stability. Prime Minister Modi conveyed his best wishes for the RBI’s future goals and resolutions.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office

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March 28, 2024

Diamond Ring Maker Neil Lane participates in the Finale Episode of ABC's Hit Reality Series "The Bachelor"


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Photo: Emerald & Shield Shaped Neil Lane Diamond Ring chosen by “The Bachelor” Joey Graziadei.


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Photo: Oval Engagement Ring made by Neil Lane.


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Photo: Joey Graziadei and Kelsey Anderson, participants in “The Bachelor,” final episode, with Kelsey wearing a Neil Lane Diamond Engagement Ring (Photo Credit: Disney/John Fleenor).



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 28, 2024 — Diamond Ring Maker Neil Lane participated in the finale episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” The episode featured a stunning proposal from the newest Bachelor, Joey Graziadei, to Kelsey Anderson, set against the exquisite scenery of the beaches of Tulum, Mexico. This episode aired on Monday, March 25, on ABC.

On ABC’s hit primetime reality series “The Bachelor,” one lucky man gets the chance to find true love. A single and eligible bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know several beautiful women, gradually narrowing the field as he searches for his soul mate. At the end of the romantic journey, he proposes to his soulmate if he has found one. Warner Bros. produces the show.

In the final episode, Joey proposes to Kelsey with an emerald-cut stunner handmade in platinum. The diamond features two shield-shaped side stones, further accented by 18 round brilliant-cut diamonds. The approximate total weight of all 21 diamonds is 4 carats. They were designed and signed by Neil Lane.

Neil Lane is the go-to jeweler for Hollywood brides-to-be. He has designed engagement rings for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Emily Blunt, and Miley Cyrus.

A fine jewelry designer with an eye for style and elegance, Neil Lane has earned the respect and admiration of leading film stars. From the Oscars to private celebrity events and red-carpet engagements, Neil Lane’s iconic pieces have adorned some of the most beautiful and influential women in Hollywood, including Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Brie Larson, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner, Sofia Vergara, and Oprah Winfrey.

Source: Neil Lane

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March 25, 2024

Kendra Scott introduces Lab Grown Diamond Collection


— The company expands its product assortment with the newest collection, offering delicate jewelry styles designed for everyday use.

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Photo: Kendra Scott introduces Lab Grown Diamond Collection. The company expands its product assortment with the newest collection, offering delicate jewelry styles designed for everyday use. Image provided by & copyright © Kendra Scott.


AUSTIN, Texas, March 25, 2024 — Kendra Scott, the lifestyle brand known for its innovative design and commitment to “Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy,” has introduced its Lab Grown Diamond Collection. Designed in Austin, Texas, and inspired by the brand’s goal of offering stylish jewelry to a broader audience, this new collection represents Kendra Scott’s latest effort to provide fine diamond styles at a more affordable price.

“We’re excited to introduce our Lab Grown Collection, a natural category addition as we continue to progress as a lifestyle brand and offer our customers another dynamic reason to shop with us,” said Founder, Executive Chairwoman, and Chief Creative Officer Kendra Scott. “We pride ourselves on putting the customer first, and we heard over the years that our customers wanted to shop with us for fine jewelry because they loved the company, they loved that we give back, and they wanted their jewelry collections to grow alongside our product assortment. Fine jewelry is as much a staple for your everyday as it is for life milestones, and we wanted to offer our customers who may be more accustomed to shopping with us at a lower price point an opportunity to expand their Kendra Scott collection.”

The collection’s diamonds are cultivated in a controlled laboratory environment, which allows for precise management of the stones’ clarity, cut, and production while also delivering cost savings to customers.

Kendra Scott LLC was founded in 2002 by Kendra Scott, who serves as the Founder, Executive Chairwoman, and Chief Creative Officer of her namesake lifestyle brand. The brand is known for its innovative designs, use of color, and signature shapes. Kendra Scott offers a wide range of products, including Fashion, Demi-Fine, Fine Jewelry, watches, engagement rings, fragrances, home accessories, and a men’s collection called Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott. The company follows a customer-centric approach with a network of 130 experiential stores and pop-up locations, partnerships with wholesale retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Dillard’s, and 850 specialty boutiques.

Source: Kendra Scott

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March 24, 2024

NASA sets Coverage for Crew Launch; Trio to Join Expedition 70


— UPDATE —


• NASA Astronaut Tracy Dyson, Crewmates Safely En Route to Space Station


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Photo: The Soyuz rocket launches to the International Space Station with Expedition 71 NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya, onboard, Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


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Photo: Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya is seen behind glass during a press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Expedition 71 NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya launched aboard their Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft on March 23. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


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Photo: Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya gives a thumbs-up as she waits to have her Russian Sokol suit pressure checked. She and crew mates Expedition 71 NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy were preparing for their Soyuz launch to the International Space Station on Saturday, March 23, 2024, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


WASHINGTON, March 23, 2024 — Three crew members, including NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, successfully launched at 8:36 a.m. EDT Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station.

Dyson, along with her crewmates Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus, will dock to the space station’s Prichal module at about 11:09 a.m. on Monday, March 25, on the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft.

When the hatches between the station and the Soyuz open about 1:40 p.m., the new crew members will join NASA astronauts Loral O’Hara, Matthew Dominick, Mike Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub, and Alexander Grebenkin, already living and working aboard the space station.

Novitskiy and Vasilevskaya will be aboard the station for 12 days before providing the ride home for O’Hara on Saturday, April 6, aboard Soyuz MS-24 for a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan.

Dyson will spend six months aboard the station as an Expedition 70 and 71 flight engineer, returning to Earth in September with Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub of Roscosmos, who will complete a year-long mission on the laboratory.

It will be the third spaceflight for Dyson, the fourth for Novitskiy, and the first for Vasilevskaya.

Source: NASA


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Photo: NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center on November 2, 2023. Credits: GCTC/Andrey Shelepin.


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Photo: Expedition 71 Soyuz Rollout. The Soyuz rocket is seen shortly after being rolled out to the launch pad at Site 31 on Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 71 NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya are scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft on March 21. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)



WASHINGTON, March 18, 2024 — Three crew members will blast off on Thursday, March 21, to support Expedition 70 aboard the International Space Station. NASA will provide complete launch and crew arrival coverage at the microgravity laboratory.

NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus will lift off on the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:21 a.m. EDT.

Dyson, Novitskiy, and Vasilevskaya will journey to the station on a two-orbit, three-hour trajectory, resulting in docking to the station’s Prichal module at 12:39 p.m.

Shortly after, hatches between the station and the Soyuz will open, and the new crew members will connect with NASA astronauts Loral O’Hara, Matthew Dominick, Mike Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub, and Alexander Grebenkin, already living and working aboard the space station.

Dyson will spend six months aboard the station as an Expedition 70 and 71 flight engineer, returning to Earth in September with Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub of Roscosmos, who will complete a year-long mission on the laboratory.

Novitskiy and Vasilevskaya will be aboard the station for 12 days, providing the ride home for O’Hara on Tuesday, April 2, aboard Soyuz MS-24 for a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. O’Hara will have spent 200 days in space when she returns.

It will be the third spaceflight for Dyson, the fourth for Novitskiy, and the first for Vasilevskaya.

Source: NASA

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March 22, 2024

Tangier, Morocco, will be the Global Host City for International Jazz Day in 2024.


— Worldwide Celebration on April 30, 2024


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Photos: International Jazz Day 2024 Posters from various countries.


PARIS and WASHINGTON, March 19, 2024 — More than 190 countries will celebrate the upcoming edition of International Jazz Day on April 30, 2024. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock announced that Tangier, Morocco, will be the Global Host of the event. The city will serve as the anchor for all International Jazz Day programs taking place around the world.

“Tangier’s designation marks the first time a city on the African continent will host International Jazz Day, the world’s largest and most significant celebration of jazz,” said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Morocco and the City of Tangier, a four-day celebration will take place from April 27-30, highlighting the city’s jazz heritage and promoting cultural and artistic ties between people in Morocco, Europe, and Africa. The celebration will include a series of education programs with events for students of all ages, a special presentation showcasing the significance of Morocco’s Gnawa music and its connection with jazz, and conversations about the history of jazz and its impact on Tangier. The event will culminate with an All-Star Global Concert at the Palace of Arts and Culture of Tangier, broadcast worldwide on YouTube, Facebook, the United Nations, and UNESCO, reaching millions of viewers.

Music enthusiasts can look forward to a thrilling event in Tangier featuring legendary figures of jazz, blues, and more. This event will also be broadcast worldwide. Led by the iconic pianist Herbie Hancock and Musical Director John Beasley from the USA, the All-Star Global Concert will showcase performances by an international lineup of artists from all corners of the globe, including the master Gnawa musician Abdellah El Gourd from Morocco. Other confirmed artists include Claudia Acuña from Chile, Ambrose Akinmusire from the USA, Lakecia Benjamin from the USA, Richard Bona from Cameroon, Dee Dee Bridgewater from the USA, Moreira Chonguiça from Mozambique, Shemekia Copeland from the USA, Kurt Elling from the USA, Antonio Faraò from Italy, Melody Gardot from the USA, Jazzmeia Horn from the USA, JK Kim from the Republic of Korea, Magnus Lindgren from Sweden, Romero Lubambo from Brazil, Marcus Miller from the USA, Yasushi Nakamura from Japan, Tarek Yamani from Lebanon, and many more artists to be announced soon.

Tangier is a city located at the junction of Europe and Africa and is known for its diverse cultural expressions. Jazz has a long and rich history in Tangier, with many world-renowned jazz artists such as Josephine Baker, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Mann, and Archie Shepp having performed and spent time in the city. For many years, jazz master Randy Weston lived in Tangier, where he collaborated with Gnawa master Abdellah El Gourd to explore the roots of jazz and African music. Morocco’s traditional Gnawa music and jazz fusion, known as Gnawa-jazz, is widely appreciated across Morocco and beyond.

The International Jazz Day was established by UNESCO in 2011 and later recognized by the United Nations General Assembly. It is celebrated annually on April 30 and brings together countries and communities worldwide. The celebration highlights jazz’s power in promoting peace, facilitating dialogues among cultures, encouraging diversity, and respecting human dignity.

International Jazz Day has evolved into a worldwide movement that annually reaches over 2 billion people on all continents. The movement achieves this through education programs, performances, community outreach, radio, television, streaming services, and electronic, print, and social media. The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz is the primary nonprofit organization responsible for annually planning, promoting, and organizing International Jazz Day.

Source: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz

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March 21, 2024

Association of Indian Universities and EdifyOnline select Noodle's tech to power India's University Clusters Initiative.


— Clusters of higher education institutions will use the Noodle Learning Platform, which empowers universities to deliver online course offerings through a fully customizable platform.


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NEW YORK, March 20, 2024 — The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) located in New Delhi, India, and Edify Online Corp (EdifyOnline) based in Birmingham, USA, have partnered with Noodle (Noodle), a technology company in New York, USA, to develop a shared ecosystem of lectures by global academic leaders and professors. This program will benefit the AIU’s 992 member universities, which serve over 5 million students. The Noodle Learning Platform (NLP) will be provided by Noodle, allowing universities to offer online courses through a fully customizable, LMS-agnostic all-in-one platform. The partners will work together to address the challenges, successes, and opportunities of implementing the program. Industry experts will review and publish the results to benefit all AIU members.

“With the help of EdifyOnline and Noodle’s NLP, AIU is preparing to enable a ‘shared HEIs ecosystem’ for AIU member universities to provide highly qualified and highly skilled international academic leaders at scalable and sustainable costs, as well as build bridges for Indian faculty to do the same for international HEIs in future,” said Secretary General of the AIU, Dr. Pankaj (Mrs.) Mittal.

Anil P. Agarwal, Co-Founder of EdifyOnline, believes that the Shared HEIs ecosystem is the future of higher education. It improves education standards and opportunities for all academic faculties, including those in India. Their mission is to ensure that everyone has the right to be enlightened, which supports the central theme of the Indian National Education Policy 2020. Agarwal is confident that their collaborative efforts with Noodle, AIU, and AIU member HEIs are timely, affordable, and synergistic.

“Our platform helps universities offer low-cost, high-quality education globally. Noodle empowers universities to transform the world with accessible and innovative education,” said John Katzman, Noodle’s CEO.

Dr. Amarendra Pani, the Joint Director and Director of the Research Division of AIU believes that the “University Clusters Pilot Study” in India will provide international exposure to students. The study will enable an ecosystem of shared lectures using international talent, triggering innovative ideas and processes leading to advanced research in higher education. He added that he and his research staff are looking forward to working with all stakeholders, including AIU member universities, to ensure the success of this pioneering initiative.

The Association of Indian Universities, founded in 1925, is India’s leading representative body for universities and higher education institutions. AIU membership comprises all types of universities, including conventional universities, open universities, deemed-to-be universities, state universities, central universities, private universities, and institutes of national importance. As of now, there are 992 university members of the AIU.

EdifyOnline provides a platform, EdifyProfessional®, where Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can hire independent contractors for various academic roles such as instructors, guest lecturers, course content creators, professional development, and other specialized areas. The platform showcases highly qualified subject experts from around the globe. It is ideal for HEIs struggling with a lack of competent academic talent or seeking to expand their international competencies.

Noodle is a tech-enabled partner for higher education. As a Certified B Corporation, it helps academic institutions grow their online enrollments and build infrastructure. Noodle offers strategic consulting, customized services, and technology integration to make partners more efficient and responsive.

Source: Noodle

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March 18, 2024

U.S. Postal Service issues Garden Delights Stamps, celebrating Hummingbirds' vital role in Spring and Summer Gardens


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STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 18, 2024 — The United States Postal Service released a collection of four stamps called “Garden Delights.” These stamps celebrate the beautiful flora of America’s spring and summer gardens and acknowledge the crucial role of hummingbirds in pollination. Each stamp features a ruby-throated hummingbird gracefully hovering next to a zinnia, cigar flower, spotted touch-me-not, or sunflower. The ceremony to dedicate these stamps was held today in Strongsville.

The sight of spring flowers blooming is a delight for everyone, whether you’re an avid gardener or not. Gardens provide joy, food, and a sense of purpose to those who tend them and serve as a haven for birds, plants, and animals to find refuge and the necessary resources to survive.

No garden is complete without the buzzes, hums, and musical melodies of nature’s wildlife. Hummingbirds add charm to summer gardens with their unique features and small size.

Hummingbirds are exclusively found in the Americas, with around 16 species native to the United States. Among the smallest hummingbirds are the Ruby-throated ones, weighing about the same as a penny and measuring 3.5 inches long. These birds are the only hummingbirds found in the gardens of the eastern and central parts of the United States.

Hummingbirds are unique birds and remarkable pollinators. They can pollinate more than 7,000 flowering plants, which rely on them to collect and deliver the pollen necessary to produce fruit and seeds.

Greg Breeding used existing photographs by wildlife photographer Ben King to design the USPS stamps.

Source: U.S. Postal Service

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March 17, 2024

Lakme Fashion Week March 2024, in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI)


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Lakme Fashion Week


Lakme Fashion Week


Photos: Sara Ali Khan. Models represent various designers. Lakme Fashion Week presented leading designers in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). March 13-17, 2024. Images provided by FDCI/Lakme Fashion Week.


Mumbai, March 17, 2024 — Lakme Fashion Week, India’s premier fashion and lifestyle event, has been redefining fashion for over 25 years.

Over five days, over 100 designers, brands, and industry stakeholders showcase their work, making Lakmé Fashion Week the go-to destination for emerging talent, sustainability, and fashion businesses.

This season, Lakme Fashion Week and FDCI have combined their forces to present a joint schedule comprising the best curation and designers from Delhi, Mumbai, and across India.

Source: Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) / Lakme Fashion Week.

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March 15, 2024

Paris 2024 is on track to Welcome the World and deliver an Exceptional Games Vision.


Paris Olympics


Paris Olympics


Paris Olympics


Photos: Paris 2024 is on track to Welcome the World and deliver an Exceptional Games Vision. Images provided by and copyright © IOC Media Relations.


Paris, March 15, 2024 — The Organising Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is working hard to ensure everything is in place for the upcoming event. The Coordination Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the preparations are on track to welcome the Olympic Movement to France. The Commission had its final meeting before the Games, announcing that the Olympic Games Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony would start at 7:30 pm local time (CEST) on July 26.

The Coordination Commission Chair, Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, confirmed that Paris 2024 is on track to deliver its exceptional Games vision. The Organising Committee is focused on delivering spectacular, impactful, and sustainable Games with the continued support of stakeholders. The Olympic Torch Relay begins in just over a month and will mark a key milestone in the Organising Committee’s operational activities. It will also amplify engagement and excitement as the Games draw nearer.

Beckers-Vieujant added that Paris 2024 sets an exemplary model for future Games. The engagement initiatives and new approaches align with the reforms of the Olympic Agenda 2020 that make the Games younger, more urban, more sustainable, and more inclusive. These Games will also be the first-ever Olympic Games with gender parity, with the same number of places allocated to female and male athletes by the IOC.

Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet stressed the importance of remaining focused and humble as the Olympic flame approaches France in just 60 days. The team met with the IOC Coordination Commission for three days to review crucial details. Despite challenges over the past seven years, the team remains confident and proud of their ambition.

The Olympic Games Paris 2024 will begin on July 26 and continue until August 11.

Source: IOC Media Relations

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March 14, 2024

Oppenheimer wins Best Actor, Best Film, and Best Director at the 2024 Oscars.


Oscars 2024


Oscars 2024


Photo: Takashi Yamazaki poses with the Oscar for Visual Effects during the live A.B.C. telecast of the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Image provided by Michael Baker / A.M.P.A.S., Copyright ©A.M.P.A.S.


Oscars 2024


Photo: Jennifer Lame poses backstage with the Oscar for Film Editing during the live ABC telecast of the 96th Oscars at Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Image provided by Michael Baker / A.M.P.A.S, Copyright ©A.M.P.A.S.


Oscars 2024


Photo: Robert Downey, Jr. poses backstage with the Oscar for Actor in a Supporting Role during the live A.B.C. telecast of the 96th Oscars at Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Image provided by Michael Baker / A.M.P.A.S., Copyright ©A.M.P.A.S.


Oscars 2024


Photo: Eva Longoria arrives on the red carpet of the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Image provided by Mke Baker / A.M.P.A.S., Copyright ©A.M.P.A.S.


Oscars 2024


Photo: America Ferrera arrives on the red carpet of the 96th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Image provided by Kyusung Gong / A.M.P.A.S., Copyright ©A.M.P.A.S.


LOS ANGELES, CA, March 11, 2024 - The 96th Academy Awards ceremony, also known as the Oscars 2024, occurred on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It was broadcast live on A.B.C. and in over 200 countries worldwide.

Oppenheimer, a biographical thriller directed by Christopher Nolan, was the big night winner, taking home seven awards, including Best Picture. Nolan and actors Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr earned awards for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. The event ended with a flourish at the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles.


— The Full List of Oscar Winners 2024 —


• ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER

CILLIAN MURPHY
Oppenheimer

NOMINEES

BRADLEY COOPER
Maestro

COLMAN DOMINGO
Rustin

PAUL GIAMATTI
The Holdovers

JEFFREY WRIGHT
American Fiction


• ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
Oppenheimer

NOMINEES

STERLING K. BROWN
American Fiction

ROBERT DE NIRO
Killers of the Flower Moon

RYAN GOSLING
Barbie

MARK RUFFALO
Poor Things


• ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER

EMMA STONE
Poor Things

NOMINEES

ANNETTE BENING
Nyad

LILY GLADSTONE
Killers of the Flower Moon

SANDRA HÜLLER
Anatomy of a Fall

CAREY MULLIGAN
Maestro


• ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH
The Holdovers

NOMINEES

EMILY BLUNT
Oppenheimer

DANIELLE BROOKS
The Color Purple

AMERICA FERRERA
Barbie

JODIE FOSTER
Nyad


• ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

WINNER

THE BOY AND THE HERON
Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

NOMINEES

ELEMENTAL
Peter Sohn and Denise Ream

NIMONA
Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan, and Julie Zackary

ROBOT DREAMS
Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal


• CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER

OPPENHEIMER
Hoyte van Hoytema

NOMINEES

EL CONDE
Edward Lachman

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Rodrigo Prieto

MAESTRO
Matthew Libatique

POOR THINGS
Robbie Ryan


• COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER

POOR THINGS
Holly Waddington

NOMINEES

BARBIE
Jacqueline Durran

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Jacqueline West

NAPOLEON
Janty Yates and Dave Crossman

OPPENHEIMER
Ellen Mirojnick


• DIRECTING

WINNER

OPPENHEIMER
Christopher Nolan

NOMINEES

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Justine Triet

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Martin Scorsese

POOR THINGS
Yorgos Lanthimos

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Jonathan Glazer


• DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

WINNER

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL
Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, and Raney Aronson-Rath

NOMINEES

BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT
Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp, and John Battsek

THE ETERNAL MEMORY
Maite Alberdi

FOUR DAUGHTERS
Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha

TO KILL A TIGER
Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim


• DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

WINNER

THE LAST REPAIR SHOP
Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

NOMINEES

THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING
Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic

THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK
John Hoffman and Christine Turner

ISLAND IN BETWEEN
S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien

NAI NAI & WAI PO
Sean Wang and Sam Davis


• FILM EDITING

WINNER

OPPENHEIMER
Jennifer Lame

NOMINEES

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Laurent Sénéchal

THE HOLDOVERS
Kevin Tent

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Thelma Schoonmaker

POOR THINGS
Yorgos Mavropsaridis


• INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

WINNER

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
United Kingdom

NOMINEES

IO CAPITANO
Italy

PERFECT DAYS
Japan

SOCIETY OF THE SNOW
Spain

THE TEACHERS’ LOUNGE
Germany


• MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

WINNER

POOR THINGS
Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston

NOMINEES

GOLDA
Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby, and Ashra Kelly-Blue

MAESTRO
Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou, and Lori McCoy-Bell

OPPENHEIMER
Luisa Abel

SOCIETY OF THE SNOW
Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé


• MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

WINNER

OPPENHEIMER
Ludwig Göransson

NOMINEES

AMERICAN FICTION
Laura Karpman

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
John Williams

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Robbie Robertson

POOR THINGS
Jerskin Fendrix


• MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

WINNER

WHAT WAS I MADE FOR?
from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

NOMINEES

THE FIRE INSIDE
from Flamin’ Hot; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

I’M JUST KEN
from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt

IT NEVER WENT AWAY
from American Symphony; Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson

WAHZHAZHE (A SONG FOR MY PEOPLE)
from Killers of the Flower Moon; Music and Lyric by Scott George


• BEST PICTURE

WINNER

OPPENHEIMER
Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan, Producers

NOMINEES

AMERICAN FICTION
Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, and Jermaine Johnson, Producers

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, Producers

BARBIE
David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, Producers

THE HOLDOVERS
Mark Johnson, Producer

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, Producers

MAESTRO
Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

PAST LIVES
David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Producers

POOR THINGS
Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, Producers

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
James Wilson, Producer


• PRODUCTION DESIGN

WINNER

POOR THINGS
Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek

NOMINEES

BARBIE
Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Adam Willis

NAPOLEON
Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Elli Griff

OPPENHEIMER
Production Design: Ruth De Jong; Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman


• ANIMATED SHORT FILM

WINNER

WAR IS OVER! INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF JOHN & Y.O.K.O.
Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

NOMINEES

LETTER TO A PIG
Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter

NINETY-FIVE SENSES
Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess

OUR UNIFORM
Yegane Moghaddam

PACHYDERME
Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius


• LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

WINNER

THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR
Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

NOMINEES

THE AFTER
Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham

INVINCIBLE
Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron

KNIGHT OF FORTUNE
Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk

R.E.D., WHITE AND BLUE
Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane


• SOUND

WINNER

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn

NOMINEES

THE CREATOR
Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic

MAESTRO
Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, and Dean Zupancic

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE
Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor

OPPENHEIMER
Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo, and Kevin O’Connell


• VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER

GODZILLA MINUS ONE
Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima

NOMINEES

THE CREATOR
Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts, and Neil Corbould

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3
Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams, and Theo Bialek

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE
Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland, and Neil Corbould

NAPOLEON
Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco, and Neil Corbould


• WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

AMERICAN FICTION
Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson

NOMINEES

BARBIE
Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach

OPPENHEIMER
Written for the screen by Christopher Nolan

POOR THINGS
Screenplay by Tony McNamara

THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Written by Jonathan Glazer


• WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

ANATOMY OF A FALL
Screenplay - Justine Triet and Arthur Harari

NOMINEES

THE HOLDOVERS
Written by David Hemingson

MAESTRO
Written by Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer

MAY DECEMBER
Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik

PAST LIVES
Written by Celine Song

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

— The Academy snubbed India’s official International Feature Film entry for the 2024 Oscars: “2018: Everyone is a Hero.”

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Coca-Cola introduces 'Coca-Cola Foodmarks' to India, incorporating Raj Kapoor's legacy.


Coca- Cola


Coca- Cola


Photo: Coca-Cola launches Foodmarks with Bollywood icons Karisma Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor. Image provided by Coca-Cola India.


New Delhi, India, March 14, 2024 — Coca-Cola India is introducing Coca-Cola Foodmarks in India as part of its global campaign, ‘A Recipe for Magic.’ This campaign celebrates the unique culinary experiences around the world that Coca-Cola enhances. Coca-Cola Foodmarks features global ‘food landmarks,’ destinations, and experiences that are ideal when you have the perfect moment, a delicious meal, and an ice-cold Coca-Cola.

The Coca-Cola Company made the global rollout of this product launch in India at the Embassy restaurant in the iconic Connaught Place in Delhi. The event was nostalgic, reminiscent of Hindi Cinema’s pivotal era. Bollywood celebrities Janhvi Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor attended the event, making it even more special. The event’s highlight was a timeless photograph featuring two icons, Raj Kapoor and a bottle of Coke, both captured in one frame.

The Coca-Cola Foodmarks experience transported the guests back to the golden age of Bollywood in the 1950s, evoking the atmosphere of Raj Kapoor’s on-set meal moments. The immersive film set was complemented by interactive moments using cutting-edge A.I. technology, taking guests through Bollywood. The decor, which included stardom posters and a musical stairway, added to the ambiance, while extraordinary photo backdrops provided the perfect photo opportunities. The evening was made even more enchanting by the arrival of the Kapoor stars in vintage cars, which added to the overall charm of the event. Local influencers and dignitaries also attended to experience the magic of Coca-Cola Foodmarks.

“We are excited to announce the launch of Coca-Cola Foodmarks in India, a country with a rich culinary heritage and vibrant food culture,” said Kaushik Prasad, Senior Director of Marketing at Coca-Cola INSWA. “Coca-Cola Foodmarks embodies the essence of Coca-Cola, which is to spread the real magic of shared moments, cultural nuances, and culinary excellence. We are thrilled to offer this experience to our patrons, allowing them to savor unique flavors while creating lasting memories.”

As part of the campaign, Coca-Cola will debut immersive, in-person experiences worldwide, showcasing unique experiences, each inspired by an iconic cultural moment.

Coca-Cola is a renowned beverage company in India that offers consumers a diverse range of high-quality and refreshing drink options. The company is committed to providing “Beverages For Life” and has an extensive portfolio of products that includes hydration, sports, sparkling, coffee, tea, nutrition, juice, and dairy-based beverages. Coca-Cola’s beverage range in India comprises Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Charged by Thums Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Minute Maid juices, and juice-based beverages. The company also offers hydration beverages such as Limca Sportz, Smartwater, Kinley, Dasani, Bonaqua packaged drinking water, and Kinley Club Soda. Schweppes range and Smartwater are premium products. In addition, the company provides Costa Coffee and Honest Tea, an organic green tea-based beverage, among its coffee and tea offerings. Coca-Cola is continually revamping its portfolio by reducing sugar in its drinks and introducing innovative products.

Globally, along with its bottling partners, The Coca-Cola Company employs over 700,000 people worldwide, providing economic opportunities to local communities.

Source: The Coca-Cola Company

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March 13, 2024

Google is partnering with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to promote Authoritative News and Prevent the Spread of False Information.


Google, Election Commission


Google Election Commission


New Delhi, March 13, 2024 — Google has partnered with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to provide trustworthy information and help people easily access important voting information on Google Search and YouTube. The search engine has also implemented measures to prevent the spread of false information and label AI-generated data during the upcoming general elections.

In a blog post published on Tuesday, Google stated that they are working with the ECI to make critical voting information easily accessible on Google Search in both English and Hindi, including details on how to register to vote and how to vote.

Google believes that supporting elections is a crucial part of its responsibility towards its users and the democratic process. As millions of eligible voters in India will cast their votes for the General Election in the coming months, Google said it is committed to supporting the election process by offering high-quality information to voters, safeguarding its platforms from any possible abuse, and helping people navigate AI-generated content.


Here is how Google will be providing support:


• Industry Collaboration

Google recently became a member of the C2PA coalition, an initiative to provide more transparency and context for people regarding AI-generated content. As part of this effort, Google pledged, alongside other leading tech companies, to prevent the use of deceptive AI-generated imagery and audio or video content during this year’s global elections. A set of commitments called the ‘Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections’ has been established to deploy technology to counter harmful AI-generated content that may deceive voters.

This initiative continues Google’s work in various countries and regions during elections. Google said it is committed to working with government, industry, and civil society to help voters access authoritative and helpful information online.


Content Authenticity Initiative


Prominent tech companies, including Adobe, Arm, Intel, Microsoft, and Truepic, formed the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) to create open technical standards that can verify the authenticity of digital content on the Internet, working in conjunction with the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) that combats traceability issues and misinformation spread to consumers. The CAI comprises media, tech companies, and academics working together to foster the adoption of an open industry standard for content authenticity and provenance.

Source: Google India

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March 9, 2024

FEF India Fashion Awards x WION address Sustainability through the Lens of Fashion.


Mumbai Fashion Awards


Photo: FEF India Fashion Awards x WION addressed Sustainability through the Lens of Fashion.


MUMBAI, India, March 8, 2024 — The 4th edition of the PEPSI presents the FEF India Fashion Awards (FEF IFA) 2024 x WION, started on March 7, 2024.

On the first day of the two-day event held at St. Regis Hotel in Mumbai, several industry experts came together to have insightful conversations. Celebrities such as Tamannaah Bhatia, an actor, and Masaba Gupta, a fashion designer and actor, added style and glamour to the inaugural day and participated in the ‘Fashion for Good’ sessions.

The event revolved around the ‘Fashion for Good’ theme and featured various sessions and panel discussions. These covered insightful and thought-provoking topics that explored the role of fashion in films and beyond.

Vaghish Pathak, the FEF India Fashion Awards Chairman, stated that “Fashion for good” is not a mere trend but a deliberate pledge to incorporate Sustainability into the essence of style. Fashion should reflect the importance of responsible choices that help improve the lives of small artisans and craftsmen who play a crucial role in preserving our heritage.

During a conversation about the significance of fashion, Tamannaah Bhatia, an actress, emphasized that in the past, people expressed more individuality than they do now. Nowadays, people tend to use fashion as a means of self-expression, which is something that happened to her. She further explained that she has become more confident in her choices and no longer needs to apologize.

Fashion Designer and Actor Masaba Gupta highlighted her brand’s sustainable practices, stating that they make small daily changes to ensure Sustainability. They have implemented a solid system to recycle and utilize waste fabric by creating scarves, masks, and scrunchies.

Fashion entrepreneurs showcased their business ideas and took advantage of the opportunity to transform their dreams into reality.

The FEF India Fashion Awards is a highly regarded platform in Asia that recognizes, salutes, and showcases the creativity and innovation of Indian fashion members to a global audience. The organization celebrates and honors fashion designers, models, photographers, artisans, and others whose outstanding contributions take the Indian fashion industry to greater heights.

Source: FEF India Fashion Awards

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February 26, 2024

Global Star Nora Fatehi signs Record Deal with Warner Music Group.


Warner Music, Nora Fatehi


Photo: Global Star Nora Fatehi signs Record Deal with Warner Music Group. Image provided by & copyright © Warner Music Group. Image Credit: Apoorv Maurya.


DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 26, 2024 — Global star Nora Fatehi, the multi-talented singer, dancer, and actress whose music has already attracted millions of fans and billions of views and streams, has signed a new deal with Warner Music Group. It is her first agreement with a major global record company.

The partnership is to promote Nora’s global music career, working with teams in the U.S. and worldwide, expanding her fanbase through exciting projects and releases.

Nora is a Bollywood actress born in Toronto, Canada, to a family of Moroccan heritage. She has acted in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam films showcasing her versatility. Nora is fluent in several languages, including Darija, Arabic, English, and French, which has helped her build a passionate and diverse fanbase worldwide. She has over 46 million followers on Instagram and 21 million on Facebook. Her music has generated over 1.2 billion streams, and her featured videos have received over 5 billion views on YouTube.

In 2018, she starred in the movie Satyameva Jayate and performed a rendition of the classic Bollywood song “Dilbar.” The song became a huge hit, generating more than 20 million views on YouTube within the first 24 hours of its release. It made it the first song on YouTube to achieve such numbers on the platform. Later, she collaborated with the renowned Moroccan group Fnaïre and recorded an Arabic version of the song, which helped her expand her horizons and captivate a broad audience across the Arab world. She became the first Arab-African artist to hit one billion views on a single music video on YouTube.

Nora has made a name in international music with impressive collaborations with artists such as Tanzanian singer-songwriter Rayvanny for the Afropop track “Pepeta.” Moreover, Nora has also released solo tracks, including “Im Bossy,” while her Bollywood film songs have accumulated five billion views on YouTube. Some of her popular Bollywood songs include “O Saki Saki,” “Garmi,” “Dance Meri Rani,” “Manike,” Kusu Kusu,” and more.

Nora has performed at prestigious events worldwide, including a historic concert with Fnaïre at the Olympia in Paris in 2020 and her performance at the Global Arena of EXPO 2020 in Dubai. Nora’s participation in the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar was a significant highlight of her career, as she shared the stage with celebrated global artists and entertained fans with her exceptional dance moves and performance of “Light the Sky,” the FIFA World Cup anthem.

Nora’s acting career has also been thriving, and her latest film, Crakk - Jeethegaa Toh Jiyegaa, was just released on Friday. It is a Hindi language film promoted as India’s first-ever extreme sports action movie.

Nora Fatehi shared that she has had a successful career, but a new deal has taken her international musical journey to the next level. She aspires to become a global music star and performer, connecting with fans worldwide. She aims to create music and dance that brings people together, using the diversity of her cultural background. Nora is thrilled to collaborate with Warner Music to leverage their experience and expertise to help her achieve her goal.

Warner Music Group (WMG) brings together artists, songwriters, and entrepreneurs to move entertainment culture globally, with a legacy spanning 200 years.

Source: Warner Music Group Corp.

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