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Dutee Chand wins Vogue’s Sportsperson of Year 2019

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the  Sportsperson of the Year 2019 in the 3rd edition of the Vogue Women Of The Year awards. Besides winning the prestigious honour, Dutee will also feature on the cover of Vogue India’s November 2019 edition. Dutee broke the national record in the 100-metre event at the National Open ..

Financial Literacy Week 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is observing Financial Literacy Week 2019 from June 3-7 on the theme of “Farmers”. The theme aims to highlight how farmers can benefit from being a part of the formal banking system. About the Initiative The Financial Literacy Week of RBI aims to promote awareness on key topics every ..

SCO Mass Media Forum

The Second Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Mass Media Forum was inaugurated by the President of Kyrgyz Republic Mr S. Jeenbeko. Objectives of the SCO Mass Media Forum To strengthen the exchange and cooperation in the field of mass media amongst SCO countries. To provide a platform for active work through mass media to create an ..

Islamic State (IS) claims for first time that it established a “province” in India

Islamic State (IS) has claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. The new ‘province’ is called “Wilayah of Hind ” by the militant group. IS’s Amaq News Agency ..

Kyaw Soe Oo chosen for 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize

Journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone (Myanmar) has been chosen for 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize. Both laureates are serving 7-year prison sentences. At the time of their arrest in Yangon on 12 December 2017, they were working for the Reuters news agency, reporting on alleged human rights violations in Myanmar’s state of ..

US bars entry to 16 Saudis over murder of Journalist Jamal Khasoggi

The US State Department has banned entry to 16 Saudi nationals over their alleged involvement in the murder of Jamal Khasoggi, a journalist, as the Donald Trump’s administration continues to face harsh criticism over its handling of the affair. Khashoggi was killed on 2nd October, 2018, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team ..

Xinhua launchs world’s first female AI news anchor ‘Xin Xiaomeng’

China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua has launched the world’s first female AI news anchor ‘Xin Xiaomeng’ to read alongside its male AI news presenters. She was developed jointly by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou Inc. Xiaomeng is expected to make a debut in March during the upcoming meetings of the country’s national legislature and ..

Afghanistan most deadliest place for journalists in 2018

As per latest report of Reporters without Borders (RSF), Afghanistan is the most deadliest country for journalists in 2018, with 13 deaths, followed by Syria (11) and Yemen (8). India has emerged among the world’s fifth-most deadliest place for journalists alongside a first-time entrant in the list – the United States. The report titled ‘Worldwide ..