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Shuey Rhon Rhon official mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics

The “Shuey Rhon Rhon” is the official mascot of the 2022 Winter Paralympics, which is scheduled to be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from 4 to 13 March 2022. The mascot is a Chinese lantern child designed with lanterns as the prototype. Lanterns represent harvest, celebration, warmth and light.

New York’s First attempt at Driver Facial recognition fails

A 2018 Metropolitan Transportation Authority installed recognition software on New York City’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge has failed spectacularly at employing facial recognition on its highways. It couldn’t detect a single face “within acceptable parameters.” The problem may be inherent to the early state of facial recognition at these speeds. It sometimes has trouble recognizing ..

Batman to be first entrant into Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame

Batman will be first inductee into the Comic-Con Museum’s Character Hall of Fame. The honor was announced during the “Happy Birthday Batman!” panel at WonderCon on March 30, when Batman turned 80. The ceremony will take place at the Federal Building in San Diego’s Balboa Park — which is the future site of the Comic-Con ..

Kane Tanaka named as world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records

A 116-year-old Japanese woman, Kane Tanaka has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. The global authority on records officially recognised Kane Tanaka in a ceremony at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, in southwest Japan. Born in January 1903, Tanaka loves playing the board game ‘Othello’ and ..

Himachal Pradesh government declares Monkeys as vermin

The Himachal Pradesh government has again declared Monkeys as vermin for the next one year in 11 districts’ 91 tehsils and sub-tehsils of state. Monkeys were declared as a vermin species because have been adversely affecting crops and causing harm to humans. Hence, this allows state forest authorities and people to carry out extermination (hunting/poaching) ..

Mary Kom designated as a brand ambassador for global sportswear giant PUMA India

Six-time world women boxing champion, MC Mary Kom has been named as a brand ambassador for global sportswear giant PUMA for a two-year period. She will be PUMA India’s new ambassador for the company’s women’s training category and shall represent the brand in marketing campaigns in the country.

Ashok Amritraj honoured with French Knight of National Order of Merit

On December 2018, an Indian American film producer Ashok Amritraj has been honoured with the French Knight of the National Order of Merit for his contribution to the world of cinema and Indo-French film industry. He has been the producer of Hollywood films such as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance with Nicholas Cage and 99 ..

Stan Lee, legendary comic book writer and former chief of Marvel Comics passes away

Stan Lee (95), the legendary comic book writer and former chief of Marvel Comics, has passed away in Los Angeles, United States. Lee created the Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961 and went on to create titles like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created ..