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October 23, 2023

Chandigarh University hosts an International Music & Dance Festival.

Extraordinary cultural extravaganza at Chandigarh University; cultural troupes of over 40 countries participate.


Chandigarh University cultural festival


Chandigarh University, cultural festival


Photo: Artists from 40 countries participated in the International Dance & Music Festival at the Chandigarh University Campus. Image provided by Chandigarh University.


Chandigarh, India, October 23, 2023 — Chandigarh University hosted an International Music & Dance Festival that featured cultural troupes from over 40 countries.

Chandigarh University organized the event in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The International Music & Dance Festival hosted by Chandigarh University was a cultural exchange event to promote international culture and celebrate diversity and inclusivity. The event’s main objective was to build a more compassionate and harmonious society by bringing people from different parts of the world together in celebration.

The cultural troupes from Malaysia, Iraq, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Romania, and Bangladesh dressed in colorful traditional attires showcased the beauty of their respective countries’ indigenous music and dance cultures. All the cultural troupes also participated in the CU campus procession - celebrating the diverse cultures and unity of diversity.

Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs and Culture, the chief guest on the occasion, said that Indian culture is the culture of science. Amit Sahai Mathur, program director of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), attended the event as the guest of honor.

The Chancellor of CU, Satnam Singh Sandhu, explained that the event’s purpose was to unite the world as one universal family. The grand occasion exhibited the diversity and unity of the world. He said it is crucial to promote the dignity of world culture and to involve our youth in this culture so that we can foster cultural ties and create a better world, adding that such events sow the seeds of peace and compassion among the youth.

The cultural troupe from Kazakhstan gave dance and music performances. Similarly, the visiting troupe from the Kyrgyz Republic, the ‘Ak-Niet’ dance ensemble, presented Kyrgyz folk dances. The cultural troupe from Bhutan performed the ‘Joenpa Legso.’ The team from Nepal performed the Dishka Dance and Jhijhiya Dance. The team from Lesotho performed the Mokhibo dance. The Sugam Karnatica group from Malaysia presented a traditional Malaysian music performance. ‘SUFLET - Soundscapes from the Carpathians and the Himalayas’ was the performance from Romania. A cultural troupe from Bangladesh presented their folk dances.

The event celebrated the friendship between countries and gave different countries a platform to come together and share their fascinating culture worldwide.

Source: Chandigarh University

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October 21, 2023

University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies scholars participate in the 2023 International Leadership Association 25th Global Conference.

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​Washington, DC, October 20, 2023 — Leadership scholars, faculty, students, and fellows from the University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies and research centers attended the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) 25th Global Conference, “Cultivating Leadership for a Thriving Future” in Vancouver, Canada from October 12-15.

The conference aimed to collectively create consequential disruptions with questions and inject new thinking into current leadership practices, policies, structures, research, and beliefs as participants worked to cultivate a thriving future. It offered attendees opportunities to commit to being in a community with a diverse group of learners and leaders worldwide as a leadership practice. The event offered hundreds of sessions, featured speakers, panels with presenters worldwide, in-person and live online, and professional networking opportunities.

The University of Phoenix researchers made notable contributions at this global conference. Hinrich Eylers, Ph.D., P.E., vice provost, College of Doctoral Studies, University of Phoenix, stated, “Our research centers cultivate leadership practices and vision, and it’s exciting to see so many of our scholars’ and practitioners’ research efforts highlighted at this event.”

ILA selected several researchers from the University of Phoenix to present their research at the conference. They included:

The University of Phoenix’s College of Doctoral Studies research program is built around the Scholar, Practitioner, Leader Model, which puts students at the center of the Doctoral Education Ecosystem®. The program provides students with experts, resources, and tools to help prepare them to be leaders in their organization, industry, and community. Through this program, students and researchers work with organizations to conduct research they can apply in the workplace in real time.

The International Leadership Association (ILA), Washington, DC, is the most significant worldwide community committed to leadership scholarship, practice, development, and education, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. The ILA convenes leadership talent across sectors, cultures, and disciplines to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world by creating a trusted learning space and resources.

Source: University of Phoenix

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Miss Universe and Live Bash announce Streaming deals for Preliminary and National Costume Competitions.


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Photo: Comedian Nick Teplitz introduces the Miss Universe contestants during the Welcome Event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, USA, on December 7, 2015. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: Matt Petit. [File Photo]


New York, October 20, 2023 — Miss Universe and Live Bash have teamed up to bring their fans the Preliminary Competitions and National Costume Shows for this year’s Miss Universe competition. Fans worldwide can watch these events exclusively at MissUniverse.LiveBash.com for a ticket price of $5.

Live Bash will be streaming both events. The Preliminary competition will appear live on the website on November 15, 2023, at 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST. This competition will feature delegates from 85+ countries competing in the Swimsuit and Evening Gown rounds in El Salvador.

Live Bash will stream The National Costume Competition live on November 16, 2023, at 9 pm EST / 8 pm CST. Each delegate will take the stage in a costume that embodies the spirit and traditions of their homeland. This show is not part of the official judging, but it will surely be fun for the audience!

The final Miss Universe competition will take place in El Salvador on November 18, 2023. Fans can check their local broadcast listings to find this event’s viewing option.

Kristin Patterson, CEO of Live Bash, expressed her excitement over the partnership, saying, “At Live Bash, we’re all about bringing fans experiences they love, so we are beyond thrilled to partner with Miss Universe this year to bring fans all over the world the opportunity to watch the preliminary competition and costume show.”

Source: Miss Universe Organization

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October 19, 2023

Dozens of Student Teams Worldwide to Compete in NASA Rover Challenge


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Photo: Indian Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu signs the Artemis Accords, as U.S. Department of State, Deputy Assistant Secretary for India, Nancy Jackson, left, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Space Counsellor Krunal Joshi, right, look on, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington. India is the 27th country to sign the Artemis Accords, establishing a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations participating in NASA’s Artemis program. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls).



WASHINGTON, October 18, 2023 — NASA has announced that it has selected 72 student teams to participate in an engineering design challenge. The challenge involves building human-powered rovers that will compete next April at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Human Exploration Rover Challenge will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2024. It invites high school, college, and university students to design, build, and test lightweight, human-powered rovers on an obstacle course that simulates lunar and Martian terrain. The teams will also be required to complete mission-focused science tasks.

These student teams come from various high schools, colleges, and universities. They represent 42 colleges and universities, 30 high schools from 24 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico in the USA, and 13 other countries worldwide. Student teams from High schools, colleges, and universities selected from India come from the following cities: Goa, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Faridabad, and Chandigarh.

NASA believes this authentic learning challenge will encourage students to improve their understanding of collaboration, inquiry, and problem-solving strategies. Vemitra Alexander, rover challenge activity lead, Office of STEM Engagement at NASA Marshall, stated that “improving these critical real-world skills will benefit our students throughout their academic and professional careers.

During the nine-month challenge, students must complete design and safety reviews that mirror the process used by NASA engineers and scientists. The agency also has vehicle weight and size requirements, encouraging students to consider lightweight construction materials and stowage efficiency, as they will have to replicate similar payload restrictions to NASA launch operations.

Throughout the project year, teams will earn points by completing design reviews and fabricating a rover capable of meeting all criteria while completing course obstacles and mission tasks. The teams with the highest points accumulated throughout the year will win their respective divisions. The challenge will conclude with an April 19 and April 20, 2024, event at the U.S. Rocket and Space Center.

This competition is one of the nine Artemis Student Challenges and reflects the goals of NASA’s Artemis program, which includes landing the first woman and first person of color on the Moon. The NASA Southeast Regional Office of STEM Engagement at Marshall manages it. NASA uses challenges and competitions to encourage students to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


• NASA has selected the following 72 student teams to begin an engineering design challenge to build human-powered rovers that will compete next April at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, near the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center:

Source: NASA

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October 16, 2023

UNESCO names Rio de Janeiro as World Book Capital for 2025


The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, designated Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) as the World Book Capital 2025.


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Photo: Seaside view, Catacumba Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro as the World Book Capital for 2025. Image credit: Second-Half Travels.

Paris, October 12, 2023 — “Books are vital vehicles to access, transmit and promote education, science, culture and information worldwide. Thanks to books, we keep ourselves informed and entertained and can better understand our world. It is why UNESCO designates a World Book Capital each year. After Accra in 2023 and Strasbourg in 2024, I am pleased to announce the designation of Rio de Janeiro as the World Book Capital for 2025,” UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay announced.

UNESCO and the World Book Capital Advisory Committee commended Rio de Janeiro’s demonstration of the importance of its literary heritage alongside a clearly defined vision and action plan to promote literature, sustainable publishing, and reading among young people tapping into digital technologies. It was the first time a Portuguese-speaking city was designated World Book Capital.

Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil. In line with priorities expressed in the World Book Capital Charter, Rio de Janeiro conceives its project as having the ability to affect social change - through, for example, literacy, education, and poverty eradication - and bring sustainable economic benefit linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The year of celebrations will start on April 23, 2025, on World Book and Copyright Day.

Cities designated as UNESCO World Book Capitals undertake to promote books and reading for all ages and groups, within and across national borders, and to organize a program of activities for the year.

As the twenty-fifth city to bear the title since 2001, Rio de Janeiro follows:

The UNESCO World Book Capital Advisory Committee comprises representatives of the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), the International Authors Forum (IAF), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the International Publishers Association (IPA), and UNESCO.

Source: UNESCO

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October 11, 2023

Lamborghini Esperienza Giro India 2023 — A Royal Adventure celebrating 60 years of Excellence.


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Lamborghini, Cars, India


Lamborghini, Cars, India


Lamborghini, Cars, India


Photos: Lamborghini Esperienza Giro India 2023. Images provided by & copyright © Lamborghini.


New Delhi, 10 October 2023 - Lamborghini Esperienza Giro India 2023 was an exclusive driving program celebrating the brand’s 60th anniversary in Rajasthan, India. The event was designed for Lamborghini owners treated to a luxurious and lifestyle experiential driving program. The theme of this year’s program was to immerse clients in the regal splendor of Rajasthan, allowing them to explore India’s royal heritage in their Lamborghini.

The convoy consisted of more than 60 Lamborghini cars traveling through a picturesque Thar Desert backdrop. The journey began at the magnificent Jodhpur and culminated at the enchanting Palace in Jaisalmer. The curated routes traversed the heart of India’s royal heritage, taking in splendid royal palaces and awe-inspiring dunes.

Esperienza Giro India 2023 was an extraordinary adventure exclusively tailored for Lamborghini customers to indulge in the rich tapestry of Rajasthan’s cultural heritage. Lamborghini’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences beyond driving was underscored by this event, forging enduring connections between the brand, its owners, and the remarkable world they explore together.

Head of Lamborghini India, Sharad Agarwal, said, “Esperienza Giro India 2023 was a celebration of Lamborghini’s 60 years of Excellence, a journey that allowed our valued customers to experience the luxury and majesty of Rajasthan, which resonates with Lamborghini’s heritage of luxury and performance. We are delighted to have created memories that will last a lifetime and strengthen the bond between Lamborghini and its loyal enthusiasts.”

Source: Lamborghini India

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October 10, 2023

IMF presents World Economic Outlook October 2023


IMF Report


Photo: IMF Chief Economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas delivers the World Economic Outlook on October 10, 2023. Image provided by & copyright © IMF.


IMF Report


Washington, DC, October 10, 2023 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that global growth will slow to 3% this year and 2.9% in 2024, according to Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, head of the Fund’s Research Department. In the upcoming World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the IMF’s Chief Economist said that the slowdown in growth will result from the widening divergence between economies. While the US and large emerging markets are expected to experience substantial growth, China and the Euro-area have received downward revisions. The report also found that headline inflation will decrease from 6.8% this year to 5.7% next year, while core inflation (excluding energy and food prices) will decline, though less significantly.

The quarterly WEO report shows that fears of a widespread recession among the world’s leading economies are receding. The report attributes the divergence between countries to three forces:

The University of California at Berkeley professor Gourinchas explained that while some advanced economies’ central banks are yet to reach their peak, others, such as Brazil or Chile, have already started to ease. The report warns that while risks are more balanced than last April, they remain tilted to the downside. It points to China’s main risk as growth slows down due to stress in the real estate sector. The report also cautions that commodity prices could become more volatile amid climate and geopolitical shocks and that financial markets could re-price if more significant inflation persists.

The report advises central banks looking to maintain growth and tackle inflation:

  1. It emphasizes the importance of price stability and calibrating monetary policy for country-specific recovery speeds and disinflation.
  2. It suggests that in most countries, fiscal policy needs to rebuild buffers by phasing out untargeted subsidies while protecting the vulnerable. It will also aid the fight against inflation
  3. Governments should focus on reforms that reduce structural impediments to growth, such as increasing labor supply

It will help countries grow faster, facilitate debt reduction, and lower inflation pressures.

Finally, the report highlights the need for multilateral efforts to address global challenges such as climate risks, food and energy security, trade tensions, and geoeconomic fragmentation. The report calls for a robust global financial safety net with a well-resourced IMF.

Source: IMF

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October 9, 2023

Harvard University's Claudia Goldin gets the Nobel Prize in Economics for advancing the Understanding of Women's Labour Market Outcomes.


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Photo: Nobel Prize in Economics 2023 winner Claudia Goldin of Harvard University. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 09, 2023 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2023 to Claudia Goldin, Harvard University, USA, “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labor market outcomes.” She uncovered vital drivers of gender differences in the labor market.

Goldin’s comprehensive account of women’s earnings and labor market participation over the centuries revealed the causes of change and the sources of the remaining gender gap. Her research showed that female participation in the labor market did not have an upward trend over this period but formed a U-shaped curve.

The involvement of married women decreased with the transition from an agricultural to an industrial society in the early nineteenth century. Still, it then started to increase with the growth of the service sector in the early twentieth century.

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Goldin’s explanation of this pattern as the result of structural change and evolving social norms regarding women’s responsibilities for home and family is an essential contribution to the field. Women are still underrepresented in the global labor market, and when they work, they earn less than men. Goldin’s research, which collected over 200 years of data from the US, demonstrates how and why gender differences in earnings and employment rates have changed over time.

During the twentieth century, women’s education levels continuously increased, and in most high-income countries, they are now substantially higher than men’s.

Despite modernization, economic growth, and rising proportions of employed women in the twentieth century, the earnings gap between women and men hardly closed for an extended period.

Jakob Svensson, Chair of the Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences, remarked, “Understanding women’s role in the labor is important for society. Thanks to Claudia Goldin’s groundbreaking research, we know more about the underlying factors and which barriers may need to be addressed.”

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 6, 2023

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 to Narges Mohammadi for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her struggle to promote human rights and freedom for all.


Nobel Peace Prize 2023


Photo: Nobel Peace Prize 2023 winner Narges Mohammadi. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Oslo, October 6, 2023 — The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced that it has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 to Narges Mohammadi for her unwavering fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her dedication to promoting human rights and freedom for all. Despite the personal costs she has had to bear, including being arrested 13 times, convicted five times, and sentenced to 31 years in prison along with 154 lashes, Ms. Mohammadi remains steadfast in her struggle.

According to the committee, Narges Mohammadi is a remarkable woman fighting for human rights and freedom in Iran. By awarding her the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the committee aims to recognize her courageous efforts to promote human rights, liberty, and democracy in Iran. The award also acknowledges the hundreds of thousands of people who have protested against the regime’s discriminatory policies and oppression of women in the preceding year. The committee believes that embracing equal rights for all is essential in achieving the fraternity between nations that Alfred Nobel aimed to promote.

The Nobel Peace Prize has traditionally been awarded to individuals who have worked towards social justice, human rights, and democracy. These are essential factors for lasting peace.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 5, 2023

The Swedish Academy has awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2023 to the Norwegian author Jon Fosse.


Nobel Prize, Literature, 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Literature 2023 winner Jon Fosse. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 5, 2023 — The Swedish Academy has announced that it has awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2023 to the Norwegian writer Jon Fosse. Fosse has been honored with the prestigious award “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.”

Fosse has written extensive work in Norwegian Nynorsk, spanning various genres, including plays, novels, poetry collections, essays, children’s books, and translations. He is one of the most widely performed playwrights globally and is increasingly recognized for his prose writing.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 4, 2023

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 to Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.”


Nobel Prize Chemistry 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 joint winners Moungi G. Bawendi, Louis E. Brus, and Alexei I. Ekimov. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 4, 2023 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 to Moungi G. Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA; Louis E. Brus, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA; and Alexei I. Ekimov, Nanocrystals Technology Inc., New York, NY, USA “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023 rewards the discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles so tiny that their size determines their properties. These minor nanotechnology components now spread their light from televisions and LED lamps and can also guide surgeons when they remove tumor tissue, among many other things.

Everyone who studies chemistry learns that an element’s properties are governed by how many electrons it has. However, when matter shrinks to nano-dimensions, quantum phenomena arise; the size of the matter regulates these. The Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2023 have succeeded in producing particles so small that quantum phenomena determine their properties. The particles, called quantum dots, are now crucial in nanotechnology.

“Quantum dots have many fascinating and unusual properties. Importantly, they have different colors depending on their size,” says Johan Ã…qvist, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.

Quantum dots now illuminate computer monitors and television screens based on QLED technology. They also add nuance to the light of some LED lamps, and biochemists and doctors use them to map biological tissue.

Quantum dots are thus bringing the most significant benefit to humankind. Researchers believe that in the future, they could contribute to flexible electronics, tiny sensors, thinner solar cells, and encrypted quantum communication. So, we have just started exploring the potential of these tiny particles.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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G20 Leaders look forward to Paris 2024 “as a symbol of peace” and “with the participation of all.”


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New Delhi, October 3, 2023 — The Heads of State and Heads of Government of the G20, who met in New Delhi, India, declared their strong support for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. India currently holds the G20 Presidency with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration said: “We reiterate our commitment to the G20 as the premier forum for global economic cooperation and its continued operation in the spirit of multilateralism, based on consensus, with all members participating on an equal footing in all its events including Summits.”

It continued: “We also look forward to the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 as a symbol of peace, dialogue amongst nations, and inclusivity, with participation of all.”

IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Thomas Bach welcomed the statement. He said in Lausanne: “We would like to thank very warmly the G20 Leaders, who include the African Union for the first time, for their invaluable support. The IOC will continue to work with full commitment to achieve these goals, which are also our goals.”

The Group of Twenty (G20) comprises 19 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States), the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU). The G20 members represent around 85 percent of the global GDP, over 75 percent of international trade, and about two-thirds of the world’s population.

Source: IOC (International Olympic Committee)

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October 3, 2023

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics to Pierre Agostini (USA), Ferenc Krausz (Germany), and Anne L'Huillier (Sweden) for generating attosecond pulses of light to study electron dynamics in matter.


Nobel Prize Physics 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 joint winners Pierre Agostini (USA), Ferenc Krausz (Germany), and Anne L’Huillier (Sweden). Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 3, 2023 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023. This year’s laureates are Pierre Agostini (USA), Ferenc Krausz (Germany), and Anne L’Huillier (Sweden). The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has recognized them for their groundbreaking work on experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light to study electron dynamics in matter.

Their experiments have provided humanity with new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules. The laureates’ method of creating extremely short pulses of light has enabled us to measure the rapid processes in which electrons move or change energy. It is a significant breakthrough as these changes occur in a few tenths of an attosecond.

With the help of these attosecond pulses of light, the laureates have provided images of processes inside atoms and molecules that were previously impossible to obtain. Their work has given us a better understanding of the world of electrons and their rapid movements.

We congratulate Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier on their remarkable achievement and thank them for advancing our understanding of the universe.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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October 2, 2023

The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their work on enabling the development of effective mRNA Vaccines against COVID-19.


Nobel Prize, Medicine, 2023


Photo: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023 joint winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman. Image provided by & credit Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach.


Stockholm, October 2, 2023 — The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has announced that Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman will receive the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their remarkable discoveries related to nucleoside base modifications. These discoveries have enabled the development of highly effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, which have been instrumental in combating the pandemic.

Thanks to the groundbreaking research of the two Nobel laureates, the world has made tremendous strides in understanding how mRNA interacts with our immune system, which paved the way for the swift development of vaccines during one of the most challenging times in modern history. This recognition is well-deserved, and the world is keen to see the continued impact of the two Nobel laureates’ work on the healthcare industry.

Source: Nobel Prize Outreach

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September 29, 2023

FILA and VR46 celebrate a remarkable victory in India for Marco Bezzecchi


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Photos: FILA and VR46 celebrate a remarkable victory in India for Marco Bezzecchi. Images provided by & copyright © FILA.


FILA and VR46 have achieved a remarkable victory in the 13th round of the MotoGP World Championship, held in India. The Mooney VR46 Racing Team secured a win in the inaugural edition of the Indian Grand Prix, held at the Buddh International Circuit, with Marco Bezzecchi taking the podium’s top step.

FILA has been a leading player in the MotoGP world since the early 2000s. For the past two years, the Biella, Italy-based company has partnered with the VR46 Riders Academy, founded by Valentino Rossi, to help nurture talented riders as they rise to the pinnacle of MotoGP.

This partnership has been highly successful, as evidenced by the remarkable achievements of FILA-sponsored riders Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini in 2022, especially Bezzecchi, who won the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award by a wide margin.

For the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, this marks their third victory this season. Bezzecchi’s success has significantly reduced the gap in the overall championship standings, with only a 44-point difference from the leader, Francesco Bagnaia, and a 31-point gap from Jorge Martín.

The Indian GP weekend was not without its challenges, as a collision between the two Tavullia team riders during the Sprint Race resulted in Luca Marini’s fall and Marco Bezzecchi’s dropping to the rear positions. However, Bezzecchi regained fifth place during the Sprint Race, securing a spot in the second row for Sunday’s primary race. In the main race, Bezzecchi took an early lead in the first lap and held onto it until the end, delivering a stellar performance.

The Mooney VR46 Racing Team and FILA will now continue their commitment with the next round of the championship, scheduled to take place in Motegi, Japan, on the weekend of September 30th and October 1st.

Fila, a leading sportswear brand, was established in Biella, Italy, in 1911. The company produces high-quality sporting and lifestyle shoes and apparel, combining Italian design with modern performance wear.

Source: FILA

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September 28, 2023

India retains 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2023., while Switzerland, Sweden, and the U.S. lead the Global Innovation Ranking.


• India retains 40th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2023.


Global Innovation Index 2023


New Delhi, September 28, 2023 — India maintained its 40th rank out of 132 economies in the Global Innovation Index 2023 rankings published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This rank is the outcome of India’s immense knowledge capital, vibrant start-up ecosystem, and remarkable work by research organizations.

NITI Aayog has worked to optimize policy-led innovation in various areas, monitored and evaluated India’s position in the global rankings, and expanded the innovation ecosystem in states and districts.

The Global Innovation Index is a reliable tool for governments to assess innovation-led social and economic changes. The virtual launch of the Global Innovation Index 2023 will be hosted by NITI Aayog, in partnership with the CII and WIPO, on September 29, 2023.

Source: NITI Aayog

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• Switzerland, Sweden, and the U.S. lead the Global Innovation Ranking.


Global Innovation Index 2023


Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2023 — According to the Global Innovation Index (GII) released by WIPO, Switzerland, Sweden, and the United States lead the world’s most innovative economies in 2023.

The report tracks global innovation trends in more than 130 economies using 80 indicators, providing policymakers and business leaders with guidance on stimulating human ingenuity.

The GII top 30 features only one middle-income economy - China, ranking 12th, while Israel (14th) is back among the top 15. The ranking also highlights a group of middle-income economies that have emerged as the fastest climbers over the past decade, including Indonesia (61st), Türkiye (39th), India (40th), Viet Nam (46th), the Philippines (56th), and the Islamic Republic of Iran (62nd).

The report identifies an increasingly uncertain outlook for venture capital (VC) that helps transform human ingenuity into new products and services. Last year, the global value of VC funding marked a significant plunge.

The annual ranking reveals that focusing on the innovation ecosystem can make a difference and that emerging economies consistently climb the GII ranks.

The report urges policymakers worldwide to leverage the rich and trusted source of data and information provided by GII to craft pro-innovation policies that unleash the innovative potential of their people.

Source: WIPO

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September 26, 2023

Prime Minister Modi addresses G20 University Connect Finale.


G20 University Connect


Photo: Prime Minister Modi addressing at the inauguration of the G20 University Connect Finale at Bharat Mandapam, in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on September 26, 2023.


G20 University Connect


G20 University Connect


Photos: Gathering at the inauguration of the G20 University Connect Finale at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on September 26, 2023. Prime Minister Modi addressed the meeting.


New Delhi, September 26, 2023 — The final G20 University Connect program event occurred at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech. G20 University Connect aimed to promote an understanding of India’s G20 Presidency among young people and encourage participation in various G20 events.

The Prime Minister also released four publications:

In his speech, the Prime Minister highlighted India’s growing international profile and the new opportunities, friends, and markets it had brought. He emphasized the importance of positivity, openness, and ambition in achieving progress and urged young people to aim high and seize every opportunity.

The Prime Minister praised youth participation in the G20 University Connect program, which engaged over 1 lakh university students across India. He noted that India’s people think big and deliver even grander.

The Prime Minister emphasized the success of the Chandrayaan mission, which had received global recognition and put India on the map. He also highlighted the government’s ability to bring all member nations to a common ground in a globally polarized atmosphere, noting that the unanimous New Delhi Declaration had received worldwide attention.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that the entire world is looking towards India with hope, recognizing the potential of India and its youth. He emphasized that the progress of India and its youth is vital for the world’s progress. Finally, he spoke about India’s approach to the G20 summit, which was transformed from a mere diplomatic event to a people-driven national movement showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage.

The G20 University Connect initiative aims to educate India’s youth about India’s G20 Presidency and encourage their involvement in G20 events. Over 100,000 students from universities across the country participated in the program, initially planned to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence with 75 universities but later included 101 universities.

The G20 University Connect initiative hosted several programs nationwide, with extensive participation from higher education institutions. The program initially targeted universities, but it eventually grew to include schools and colleges, reaching an even wider audience.

Approximately 3,000 students, faculty members, and Vice-Chancellors from participating universities in and around New Delhi attended the G20 University Connect Finale, while students from across India joined the event live.

Source: Ministry of Education, Government of India

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September 25, 2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address G20 University Connect Finale Programme on September 26


G20 University Connect


G20 University Connect


Photo: G20 flags at the Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi.


G20 University Connect


G20 University Connect


New Delhi, September 25, 2023 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak at the G20 University Connect Finale program on September 26, 2023, at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi, starting at 4 PM.

The G20 University Connect initiative aims to educate India’s youth about India’s G20 Presidency and encourage their involvement in G20 events. Over 100,000 students from universities across the country participated in the program, initially planned to commemorate India’s 75 years of independence with 75 universities but later included 101 universities.

The G20 University Connect initiative hosted several programs nationwide, with extensive participation from higher education institutions. The program initially targeted universities, but it eventually grew to include schools and colleges, reaching an even wider audience.

Approximately 3,000 students, faculty members, and vice chancellors from participating universities in and around New Delhi will attend the G20 University Connect Finale. Additionally, students from across India will join the event live.

Sources: Prime Minister’s Office, UGC

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September 24, 2023

Marco Bezzecchi of Mooney VR46 Racing Team wins the IndianOil Grand Prix of India


MotoGP India


MotoGP India


MotoGP India


Photo: Pedro Acosta at Indian MotoGP, World Championship, September 23, 2023, Buddh International Circuit, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Image provided by Photographer Credit & Copyright © Gold & Goose / Red Bull Content Pool.


MotoGP India


Photo: David Alonso at Indian MotoGP, World Championship, September 23, 2023, Buddh International Circuit, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Image provided by Photographer Credit & Copyright © Gold & Goose / Red Bull Content Pool.


MotoGP India


Photo: Ayumu Sasaki at Indian MotoGP, World Championship, September 24, 2023, Buddh International Circuit, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Image provided by Photographer Credit & Copyright © Gold & Goose / Red Bull Content Pool.


MotoGP India


Photo: Jorge Martin at Indian MotoGP, World Championship, September 24, 2023, Buddh International Circuit, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Image provided by Photographer Credit & Copyright © Gold & Goose / Red Bull Content Pool.


MotoGP India


Photo: Alex Marquez at Indian MotoGP, World Championship, September 24, 2023, Buddh International Circuit, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Image provided by Photographer Credit & Copyright © Gold & Goose / Red Bull Content Pool.


New Delhi, September 24, 2023 — Marco Bezzecchi of Mooney VR46 Racing Team put in a dominant performance and won the IndianOil Grand Prix of India at Buddh International Circuit, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, by a convincing 8.649 seconds. Jorge Martin of Primac Pramac Racing finished second after a fierce battle with Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati Lenovo Team and Fabio Quartararo of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™. Martin’s second-place finish helped him reduce the Championship lead to only 13 points. Quartararo managed to finish third after a fantastic last-lap scrap.

Bezzecchi fell behind Martin and Bagnaia at the start. Bagnaia moved on Martin, who couldn’t resist the pressure and dropped to fourth. Bezzecchi took advantage of the situation and overtook Martin to move into second place. Bezzecchi then began to pull away, setting the fastest lap times and putting pressure on Bagnaia.

Bezzecchi was one second ahead of the pack, and Bagnaia was trying to defend himself from Martin, who was pushing hard to take second place. Martin moved with 17 laps to go, and Bagnaia tried to fight back. Unfortunately, Bagnaia went down with eight laps to go, which dealt a massive blow to his title hopes.

Quartararo was lurking in fourth place and moved up to third after Bagnaia’s crash. Bezzecchi continued to dominate the race and won by a comfortable margin. Martin struggled in the closing stages but managed to hold off Quartararo to finish second. Brad Binder of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing finished fourth after an epic battle with Joan Mir of the Repsol Honda Team.

The race was a disaster for the reigning World Champion, Francesco Bagnaia, as he lost a podium and 20 crucial Championship points to his major title rivals. The Championship battle has been turned on its head once again, and MotoGP™ now turns its attention to the Mobility Resort Motegi in Japan for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan from September 29 to October 1.

Source: MotoGP

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September 23, 2023

Bagnaia goes through into tomorrow's Q2 qualifying with seventh-quickest time in free practice for the GP of India.


— UPDATE September 23, 2023 —


Indian GP: Bagnaia settles for the runner-up slot behind Martin in the Sprint. Pirro 14th.


MotoGP India, Bagnaia


Photo: Francesco Bagnaia at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida, India. September 23, 2023. Image provided by & copyright © Ducati.


New Delhi, September 23, 2023 — Francesco Bagnaia finished second in the Saturday Sprint race at the Buddh International Circuit, behind fellow Ducati rider Jorge Martin. The race occurred on a mostly dry track after a complicated day with torrential rainfall. Bagnaia now leads Martin by 33 points. Michele Pirro finished 14th. Ducati Lenovo Team riders will warm up on Sunday before the Grand Prix of India, which has been reduced to 21 laps from 24 due to heat concerns.


MotoGP India


Photo: Michele Pirro was placed 22nd in the practice race at Noida, India. September 22, 2023. Image provided by & copyright © Ducati.


New Delhi, September 22, 2023 — Francesco Bagnaia ended the first day of free practice for the GP of India at the Buddh International Circuit in seventh place, securing a spot in tomorrow’s Q2 qualifying session with a best lap time of 1:45.280 on his Desmosedici GP23. The morning’s 70-minute session allowed the riders to get familiar with the new layout, and Bagnaia continued to search for the best set-up for his bike in the afternoon session, trying his time attack in the last ten minutes. On his second run with new tires, he placed himself half a second behind today’s fastest rider, Luca Marini (VR46 Racing Team).

Team-mate Michele Pirro, standing in for the injured Enea Bastianini, had a difficult first day and could only manage the 22nd. Bagnaia initially struggled with getting the bike to brake but solved the issue with a lot of work. With the used tire in the second practice, he placed himself in P4. While in the time attack, he could lap as fast as the leaders, but unfortunately, he only had one lap available. The track is beautiful but very technical, and the heat is problematic in some areas.

Bagnaia said, “It was a positive day. I’m happy; we’re close to the leaders and can work well tomorrow.” Pirro said, “It was a difficult day for me, and the heat didn’t help. We’ll look at the data this evening and try to work out where we are going wrong to improve for tomorrow.”

The Ducati Lenovo Team will be on track again at the Buddh circuit on Saturday morning for the second free practice session at 10:40 local time.

Source: DUCATI

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