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Cinema is considered the mirror of society. Indian society has strong impact of films. Films like Lunchbox, 3 idiots, Pink, and many other have proved that bollywood is changing its standards now. The cinema is now starting to evolve on its own and is unshackling its theatrical roots. It is developing its own principle in story telling and is free from any other form.

Bollywood also started doing Biopic movies to learn and inspire people. One such upcoming Biopic movie is ” Super 30” which is based on an entrepreneur. Actor Hrithik Roshan will be seen playing the role of Anand Kumar, a mathematician, who helps economically backward students for IIT-JEE coaching. He annually selects 30 students from extremely poor family and trains them for India’s most prestigious institution- IIT. The films title comes from the name of the coaching center “Super 30” that Anand runs in Bihar. He is also featured in the channels like BBC and has travelled to give talks at MIT, Harvard, and Tokyo University. The film will be directed by Vikas Bhal.

The current period of Bollywood is the most exciting period where filmmakers are trying to be fearless creative than ever before and thinking out of the box. The time is no longer far when a movie on Mukesh Ambani will be on screen. Entrepreneurs dedication is recognized and showed on reel screen.  In the coming years, we will definitely see a huge difference in the standards of Hindi cinema.

Governments and politics have always been in the biased clutches of nepotism all around the world. Nepotism can be defined as the practice of using power and influence to favour relatives and friends over others, especially while giving jobs and making promotions. Manu Joseph has quoted in his New York Times article that, “The Indian elite is a system where there is a 100 percent reservation for its own genetic material”.

India is not untouched from Nepotism:

The State cabinet ministers in Kerala have decided to pass a legislation which would curb nepotism in government appointments. The decision has been provoked by frequent controversies that were made after the appointment of some relatives of CPM leaders to high-ranking posts in few public sector undertakings (PSUs). All the top posts like the Managing Director in PSUs will now be allotted only after scrutinisation by the vigilance committee.

The Samajwadi Party is repeatedly accused by opposition leaders as well as media houses of promoting nepotism in politics. BSP leader Mayawati states that they support nepotism rather than socialism. Similarly, Congress has been pelted with accusatory comments from a long time in Indian politics as the Gandhi-Nehru family continued to appoint prime leaders from their family. Rahul Gandhi, is often criticised of being a hereditary successor to his family’s political background without being worthy of the role.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged political leaders and portfolio-holders not to ask for tickets for their kindred or friends as there are other hard-working and deserving candidates who might miss upon the opportunity. It has been reported that several party leaders have cited their family members’ achievements and merits on their own letter-heads to create a good picture about how they have worked tirelessly for the parties and the community.

World’s powerful nation also follows Nepotism: 

The US President Donald Trump has been attacked for practicing nepotism in appointing his son-in-law as a senior advisor in the White House a little while back. The legal fraternity holds two different views on this issue. One is that since the anti-nepotism law enacted in 1978 allows the President to appoint his own White House staff without interference of any other provision of law dealing with employment, Trump has made no mistake. The other viewpoint states that the decision by Trump violates a 50 year old federal law and will set up a bad example for the future Presidents of the US.

Pakistan is no far too:

Nepotism can be observed in the politics of Pakistan as well. Bilawal Zardari, whose mother and grandfather are both former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, is the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He went abroad to study and returned to take up a hereditary political role.

Neither UK is untouched, be it in politics or in private agencies! 

The United Kingdom does not have specific anti-nepotism laws but nepotism policies are adopted by several private companies. It has been stated that more than 200 MPs used their parliamentary allowances and liberties to employ their relatives and friends to different official posts in the U.K. It has often been suggested that nepotism should be banned in the United Kingdom but no conclusive law has been made till now.

Though some countries do not have anti-nepotism laws but private companies can put in place employee policies regarding nepotism at workplace.

So it can be summarised that nepotism has infiltrated world politics.

When did you last talk to your customer care service exceutive? Did you talk with a human or a bot?

Very interesting, isn’t it? Its ok! Don’t worry you are born curious and stay in that way because we are here to answer all your questions which arise in your mind.

Even if you haven’t started using chatbots, gear up to hear a lot about them. Poncho is the top ranked chatbot on Chatbottle. This futuristic sounding customer-service tool is already in use by some huge brands like Sephora and KLM and its poised to become the next big thing in marketing sector. Like Siri for brands, chatbots are quickly rising as a new “voice” in consumer communications. These chatty computer programs respond to texts or digital chats, effectively carrying on superficial-conversations with the humans. These bots have stronger conversation abilities than ever before.

There are different ways in which chatbots can be programmed. The most elementary form is rules-based. These rules-based bots are the most similar to automated customer service lines and guide consumers through a decision tree model. Bots have evolved to incorporate NLP, which translates common language into a form the bot’s system can understand. It extracts the user’s intent through a sentence and turns it into a command a machine can understand. Adding another level to NLP is AI, which enables the bot to “learn” through its interactions. Professional writers at editorial content marketing companies like Masthead Media can script chatbots with dialogue that not only reflects the brand identity, but also encourages consumers to continue engagement. These chatbots can mimic a conversation with a customer in a tone that reflects the brand’s identity. This back and forth communication can lead to happy and surprising moments to the consumers. Another important component of optimizing the bot is to understand and work with chatbots’ limitations.

Chatbots are getting more sophisticated all the time. However, chatbots are still in infancy which means people are going to have some negative experiences too.Two words: Microsoft Tay, Microsoft launched an AI bot named “Tay” that was programmed to mirror chatters’ speech patterns. But it created a lot of problems, that warned against entirely replacing utilitarian components of the website.

So, the moral here is to be careful with this emerging technology, and always prepare critically for the worst way consumers may try to use it. Chatbots reach the consumers when they want to be reached. Chatbots have their own personality but make sure you focus on utility over personality.

So, are you already thinking of unlocking a bot’s potential for your brand? Go ahead!

A two day “Startup India Summit” held in Abu Dhabi, UAE was organized by the Indian embassy in Dubai and Consul G haveeneral of India in partnership with Indian Software Products Industry Round Table (iSPIRT).

This provides a single platform for both India and UAE to come together to collaborate with investors and stakeholders for different sectors like technology, medicine, software, and Artificial intelligence.

Objectives

The Indian ambassador said  “Different companies are at different stages of evolution and certain number of them are looking to grow further. Several others offer attractive investment opportunities. So, we hope to give them an opportunity to mix with the UAE investors, private businesses, sovereign funds and investors. Another objective is to change perceptions that India is not just an outsourcing capital, but has also got innovators and entrepreneurs.”

Impact

1. Dubai is a big financial hub, whereas India is one of the biggest startup hubs in the world. This will provide a big investment opportunity for UAE to invest in the country’s booming market.

2. It will increase the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of the country.

3. It will boost the startup companies to invest more in future by getting an access to funding opportunities.

4. This will help to improve the trade relations between the nations involved in the summit in the long run.

On the whole, the startup Indian Summit provides the startups funding, which acts as a source of investment for the nations involved in the summit as they will get benefited in the long run through the investments they make in these diverse startup ideas. So if you look at the big picture, both the startup and the investors are benefited and hence there is partnered growth.

This startup Summit will prove advantageous for both India and UAE and provide a platform for investors to invest in different companies.

 

 

Pakistan has made Jammu and Kashmir a living hell. Pakistan soldiers are ceaselessly indulging in ceasefire violations and also beheading the Indian soldiers. Their dastardly actions have destroyed the state peace. In a fresh ceasefire violation on 7 May, Pakistan has resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Chiti Bakri in Chingus area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector. The firing started at 6:45 a.m. and more than 7 villages have been targeted. Since Saturday, at least two civilians including a minor girl were killed and nine people, including four soldiers were injured as Pakistan pounded 35 villages and Indian posts with mortars along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Meanwhile,51 schools in Nowshera sector have been closed for an indefinite period while 36 in Manjakote and Doongi zones have been closed for three days, affecting 4,600 students. One  BSF trooper was also injured on Friday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector.The trooper was injured in unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Rangers here when he was cutting tall grass on the Indian side of the IB. Citing the sufferings and death of innocent civilians, besides the attack on Indian troops, the demonstrators further added that such brutal acts will not be tolerated any more. Our government has not taken any stern action so far, which is why Pakistan has been so daring in beheading the Indian soldiers. From the past three years Pakistan has increased the number of ceasefire violations. The above cited actions relfects that Pakistan is a terrorist country or is highly active in promoting cheap terror games in the valley. 

But why do we always act surprised and outraged whenever Pakistan’s rogue army does its usual job of insulting our dead jawans after a firefight, as it did two days ago by mutilating their bodies after a cross-border raid by their Border Action Team? What’s the government doing against them?

Actually, it’s realized that the world is not going to do anything about the terrorism it promotes, especially if it involves J&K. Because the only reason behind this is the big powers are all caught up in their own narrow isolation.

As a result,to take revenge, there are demands for a “surgical strike 2”. In addition to that, in war, the local laws should be suspended, we should suspend Article 370 and ensure a balanced demographic pattern in J&K, particularly in the Valley. After the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave there was no Kashmiriyat or Sufism: there is only Pak inspired Wahabism or Pakistaniat based on violence and hatred. Without this step, it is difficult to deal with the Pak inspired manipulations in the State.

There is lot that we (as a country) can do, but the wait is of the initiative taken by the government, before J&K become a land of dead bodies.

India’s biggest telecom company, Airtel has agreed to tie up with Ola to provide digital payments solution. In the growing economic market, Airtel and Ola will provide convient digital services for their customers.

Ola had introduced a seperate online wallet, called “Ola money ” which enables the customers to make cashless payment. Meanwhile, Airtel has also introduced “Airtel money” which helps the customers to send money, pay bills and recharge directly from your phone.

Airtel payments bank, a joint venture between Bharti Airtel Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, will intergrate with Ola to provide digital services to their customers through MyAirtel App and Airtel website. Airtel Payments Bank (APB), was introduced to enable digital payment of goods and services over mobile phones. It offers facilities like cash deposit and Open Savings bank account. Ola has integrated with APB to create a single payment platform for the cab riders.

“At Ola, we are always focused on innovating and building on the mobility experience for customers as well as driver partners. This first-of-its-kind partnership brings a host of offerings from two massive ecosystems together.  Airtel will integrate its offerings across payments, content, PoS networks, and more with Ola’s offerings for its large customer and partner base”.  said Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO and Co-founder at Ola.

The partnership will prove advantageous for both the companies as Ola will act as a retail seller for Airtel and Airtel retail points will help the customers book an Ola ride through kiosks. The partnership will provide an in-car entertainment system through Ola play and various value added services.

Pro Eu- Centrist Emmanuel Macron has won The French Presidency after crushing far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the significant presidential election that has vowed to amalgamate a divided and fractured France. The election was held, on 23rd April 2017, the results were announced on 7th May 2017. Independent centrist has won the election by 65.1% (2,04,29,650) to Le Pen’s 34.9% (1,06,08,109). Addressing thousands of his adherents he said, ” I will fight with all my strength against the divisions that are undermining us”.
A person who was unknown to the world three years ago is now the youngest president on the planet.

This was a historical result specifically to the future of European union and to the liberal leaning people. The region and its people, who are far away from right wing ideologies find solace from his victory.

  1. Director S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is shattering every possible record at the worldwide box office. After zooming past the Rs 120 crores mark on its first day in India, the much-awaited movie which piqued the interest of viewers with the question ‘Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?’, has kept the audience coming in to find out the answer. Baahubali 2 has now become the 1st Indian film to achieve the 1000 crore mark at the global box office.With such a thunderous response, director Rajamouli expressed his happiness and thanked everyone by saying, “It’s only natural that a big project like Baahubali faces hurdles during release. I must say that the enormous love and support that was given by ‘Baahubali’ fans made us cruise through the obstacles.” The film was one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and the two-minute-twenty-seconds long trailer that was wonderful to say the least, piqued the curiosity of the audience and made the fans of the franchise eager to watch more.
  2. The movie released worldwide on 28th April. While the entire country was gearing up for the release of this film, the makers having been facing one issue after another. Initially, one of the war scenes was leaked from the edit table, then the audiences in Karnataka opposing the release of the film, and recently, clips of the Telugu movie has gone viral online. One of the popular Tamil piracy website Tamilrockers video shooted Baahubali 2 The conclusion in a theater in Tamil Nadu and released the Tamil version of Baahubali after the morning show of the movie release. Still, it didn’t affect Box office collections as movie collected more than 120 crores on its first day. And the source of the leak has not been nabbed so far.
  3. Filmmakers and audience alike are not happy with this, as people have been waiting to see this film for 2 years now. Especially down south, fans of actor Prabhas have gone to the extent of standing in queues to watch the film first-day first show. And that’s what we call fan a frenzy! Therefore, we request you, to stop using such sites and watch Baahubali 2 movie in theaters as that will satisfy you and it is worth your money for sure, and stay against piracy. The movie is getting a good response from all cine fans. We strictly don’t support piracy, and we hope the Government of India will take action against these illegal movie download websites.

Saudi Arabia was elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. This UN agency is exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Saudi Arabia was elected by a secret ballot last week of the UN’s 54 – nation Economic and Social Council.

Saudi Arabia is the world’s most gender segregated nation with the world’s most misogynistic regime. All women in Saudi Arabia must have a legal male guardian who will​ make all critical decisions on behalf of her. Saudi Arabian women are forbidden from obtaining a passport, marrying or accessing higher education if a man does not approve.

Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental body that monitors the United Nations, has said, “Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town chief”.

Saudi Arabia is also in the UN Human Rights Council.

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