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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards presented on 19th January

Honoring the best achievements in the film and television industry, the 26th edition of the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was presented on Sunday, 19th January 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a motion picture’ was won by Renée Zellweger for featuring in the movie titled ‘Judy’, ..

Sundar Pichai promoted as Alphabet CEO after Larry Page, Sergey Brin step down

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer(CEO) of Google LLC was named and promoted as the new CEO of Alphabet Inc on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019. Google is the largest subsidiary of California based Alphabet Inc. The alphabet was founded on 2nd October 2015 through a corporate restructuring of Google with the aim to make the business ..

Hornbill Festival begins in Nagaland

Hornbill Festival is the annual festival of Nagaland held every year from 1-10 December, began on Sunday. Also known as the ‘Festival of Festivals’ was first celebrated in the year 2000 to promote the cultural heritage of the state and for encouraging inter-tribal interaction. This year, to boost the state’s tourism potential, the Nagaland government ..

Robert De Niro to get honour of Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert De Niro will be presented the honour of Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists ceremony on January 19, 2020.  The actor has been named the 56th recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The SAG-AFTRA awards are ..

Don Valentine, founder of Sequoia Capital passes away

Don Valentine (87), an American venture capitalist who founded Sequoia Capital, has passed away in Woodside, Calif. Valentine spent nearly 40 years working in Silicon Valley, and Sequoia Capital is widely credited with cementing California’s Bay Area as the tech powerhouse it is today.

Polydiketoenamine – Recyclable Plastic

The team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California has reported the discovery of plastic which is fully Recyclable in a study in the journal Nature Chemistry. How the recycling is done? The new material is a plastic polymer called polydiketoenamine or PDK. It can be broken down in parts at the molecular level ..

Google India Head Rajan Anandan resigns

Vice president for Google India and South East Asia, Rajan Anandan is quitting from the company after an 8 year stint. He was responsible for driving growth at Google India. He will stay until the end of this month. Further he will be joining Silicon Valley’s marquee venture fund Sequoia Capital. Vikas Agnihotri, who is currently Google’s country director ..

Emergency declared in California anticipating wild fires

Following the burning of more than 1.8 hectares of forest land in 2018, precautionary steps are being done in California. California receives its rainfall during winter. The vegetation dries in summer kindling fires. Forest fires also occur during the months of October in California. This is driven by the Santa Ana winds that bring dry ..