National Women’s Party launched in Mumbai

The National Women’s Party (NWP), which has been formed with the motto of women empowerment, was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 21, 2019.

The party has been founded by DrSwetha Shetty, a medical practitioner-cum- activist from Hyderabad, who would also serve as its President. Announcing its formation, Shetty said that apart from ensuring empowerment of women, issues like getting 50 per cent reservation for women in the parliament and state assemblies and the betterment of soldiers and farmers, would be among their top priorities.Image result for National Women's Party launched in Mumbai

Beating the Retreat ceremony held in Delhi

The four-day long celebrations of the 70th Republic Day concluded on January 29, 2019 with ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony, which was held at the historic Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

The Beating Retreat’ marks a centuries-old military tradition, when the troops ceased fighting, sheathed their arms and withdrew from the battlefield and returned to the camps at sunset at the sounding of the Retreat. The ceremony began with the arrival of Indian President Ram NathKovind guarded by his well decorated bodyguards.

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India among the most trusted nations globally: 2019 Edelman Report

India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media but the country’s brands are among the least-trusted, as per the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report.

The report, which released on January 21, 2019, ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet, noted that the Global Trust Index witnessed a marginal increase of 3 points to 52. It also revealed that trust has changed profoundly in the past year with people shifting their trust to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers.

IIT-Hyderabad to launch full-fledged bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence

The Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) has announced the launch of a full-fledged bachelor’s programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology from the new academic session, which is a first for the country and only the third globally.

The Institute was already offering a Masters in Technology programme in AI-Machine Learning (ML). Besides IIT- Hyderabad, only Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both of which are in the US, offer full-fledged B.Techprogrammes in AI.

KumbhMela 2019: World’s largest religious and cultural human congregation begins in UP

The world’s largest religious and cultural human congregation, ‘Kumbh 2019’ began at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh on January 15, 2019 and will go on till March 4, 2019.

This 7-week event began with the holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati. The first bathing was taken by saints and seers of different Akharas.

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