28 June 2022 05:50



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Aaj Tak Campus (ATC) powered by Aaj Tak, India’s no. 1 news channel, has announced that the early bird offer to book mock tests for INR 99/- ends today 20th June, 2022. For users booking post 20th June, 2022 registration charges will be INR 149/-.

All paid users registering after 20th June, 2022, will get 3 months of digital subscriptions of India Today and Business Today magazines. But only early bird participants shall be eligible for the scholarship. Participants registering post 20th June, 2022 will not be eligible for the scholarship. The terms and conditions applicable to any scholarship approved and announced by Aaj Tak Campus shall be as updated on https://www.aajtakcampus.in from time to time.

The Aaj Tak Campus platform provides students with an opportunity to take an Aaj Tak Campus National Aptitude Test (ATCNAT). This unique online exam, which can be taken after registering on the https://www.aajtakcampus.in, will enable students to analyse their level of preparation for the entrance exams of their choice.

The awards will acknowledge and applaud the efforts of educational leaders, teachers and students

The Edufuture Excellence Awards will be held for the second time by Zee Digital, the Zee Group's digital media publishing arm. It will be an in-person event aimed at carrying on the legacy by recognizing outstanding work in education. Above all, these awards will honour the spirit of those change makers who overcame obstacles to create stories that will inspire future generations. The event will take place on 25th June 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hotel The Leela Ambience, Gurugram in Delhi-NCR.

The awards will have a some esteemed and renowned names present such as Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Education Minister; Mr. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, NCT of Delhi; Dr. K Kasturirangan, former ISRO Chairman & Head of Drafting committee of NEP; Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan, Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog and more.

The key focus of the event is to acknowledge and applaud the efforts of educational leaders, teachers and students who went beyond the mile and demonstrated excellence in the field of education. The event will have an engaging round of Key Influencers basis panel discussions, keynote speeches, and workshops.

Speaking about the event, Shridhar Mishra, CRO-Digital , Zee Media Corporation Ltd says, “The pandemic has shifted the old method of teaching, which was used for years, to a more modern & technologically oriented method. The way teachers and students accepted and got accustomed to this big transition so quickly, is nothing short of inspiring. These awards aim at recognizing their efforts and achievements.”

The event will be promoted across all Zee Digital Assets and on social media. It would also be live on Facebook pages of Zee News and India.com.

The award show is sponsored by Amrita University and Intel.

Since its relaunch in 2020, SonyLIV has cemented its position as a key player in bringing alive real, authentic Indian stories and taking the beyond borders.

To celebrate 2-year milestone since its relaunch, SonyLIV has brought together “Creators’ Round Table”- a panel discussion on ‘Taking Indian Stories to the World’.

The roundtable saw pathbreakers from the entertainment fraternity namely, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Hansal Mehta, Nikkhil Advani, Rana Daggubati, Sameer Nair along with Danish Khan, Head - SonyLIV, Sony Entertainment Television & StudioNext. Moderated by renowned film critic and journalist, Rajeev Masand, the roundtable saw panellists share their insights and views on what motivates them to tell the kind of stories that they do, the importance of creating stories with the accurate balance of both Indian and global flavors, and what the future looks like for the Indian OTT space.

OTT platforms have the capability of taking local content through global waves. When the panellists were asked about the secret sauce to global success, the responses were intriguing.

For Daggubati, the trick is to tell authentically Indian stories. “This is what appeals to a diverse audience because it is intrinsically us and speaks about our culture as a whole. When we see a Money Heist or Squid Games, we see how Spanish and Korean content has done this. We need to tell our stories locally, things that are unique to us, and can make the world sit up and take notice. We are representing our culture,” he said.

Hansal Mehta decoded the solution in one word: Conviction. “Our conviction, audacity, uniqueness of narrative and the power of storytelling will take us global. The moment we try to ape the West, we will fall into a trap. Just like we can’t make a “Crown”, they can’t make a “Scam”. We should take pride in our stories,” he said.

Ashwini Iyer Tiwary said, “We have a country with so many stories at every corner. When we say let us make a story that looks or feels like the West, it’s deception. We live differently and have a different culture. Our screen looks are bound to be different. Emotions are the same everywhere and the way it is shown is different. Where there are subtitles and audio options today, we can up our technical skills, stay true and rooted to our essence to make global waves,” she said.

Nikkhil Advani said, “We have to write with conviction. There is no trick. We must keep working and collaborating and producing authentic stories that will connect somewhere.”

Nitin Gadkari, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Bhupender Yadhav, Prahlad Joshi shared their thoughts on India’s journey to become a Vishwa Guru - the leader of the new world!

The two-day mega thought fest TV9 What India Thinks Today Global Summit, hosted India’s top policy makers, chief ministers, business leaders, and spiritual leaders on Day#1 of its inaugural global summit.

Covering myriad topics on India’s journey to become a Vishwa Guru – the leader of the new world order – the Summit got off to a stupendous launch on Friday.

Five Union Ministers and two Chief Ministers deliberated on various areas of policymaking that are important not only for the people of the country but also for preparing the nation for a bigger role in the new post-Covid, post-war emerging international order.

Speaking at the TV9 thought fest, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said electric vehicles will cost as much as petrol ones within a year. “I am trying… within one year, the cost of electric vehicles will be equivalent to the cot of petrol vehicles in the country and we will save money spent on fossil fuels,” he said.

The minister added that the government is promoting green fuels in a big way. Waterways - a cheaper alternative to road travel too will come up in a big way.

Bhupendra Yadav, Union Minister of Labour and Employment and Environment, Forest and Climate Change said that in the past eight months, crores of people from the unorganised sector have been employed after registering with the e-Shram portal. He also said that these people have been absorbed in different occupations such as horticulture and coffee plantation, which would partly take care of unemployment in the sector.

Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister for Coal and Mines said that after agriculture, the mineral sector is the highest employment generator. It is also the highest contributor to the economy. The minister said that India had only mined about 10 per cent of the resources it possesses.

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister, Jal Shakti, said that India is swiftly moving from a three trillion-dollar to a five trillion-dollar economy. Shekhawat also remarked that the country would soon climb to a 10 trillion-dollar mark. On similar lines, Sanjiv Mehta, CEO & MD, HUL said at the Summit, that in the next 25 years, India growing into a 25 trillion-dollar economy is likely. “I urge everyone to keep faith in the Indian story,” he said.

G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of Northeastern Region said that a national tourism policy is expected which will help in boosting tourism, which is a labour-intensive operation. He also said that cruise and circuit tourism will be promoted under the PPP (public private partnership) mode.

Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister, Karnataka, said that his state has the highest number of public and private R&D units – nearly 400 — involved in creating new products, new applications, and new services. It is also the home to 400 of the Fortune 500 companies of the world. The state also has the highest number of unicorns and has already signed a memorandum of understanding to start the semiconductor industry in India.

Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel also addressed the gathering virtually. He said that the government should either change the rules of GST or prolong the payment of compensations cess by another five years.

Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammed Khan spoke on the knowledge edge of India in the comity of nations.

Elaborating on India’s potential of becoming a Vishwa Guru, Barun Das, CEO, TV9 Network, said, “India becoming a superpower on the foundation of peace is not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’.”

“I believe this is the Indian century. Opportunity doesn’t knock on the door twice… As a nation, we must seize the opportunity with both hands. Our goals are near, not far,” he affirmed.

TV9 What India Thinks Today Global Summit will host the second day of its thought fest on Saturday, 18th June. The summit promises a galaxy of thought leaders including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, Former Prime Minister of UK David Cameron among others.

Seasons change and so do the times, but the world of OTT consistently brings joy and entertainment into our lives. We have these incredible platforms to celebrate and honour the universe of OTT and their talents, Good News Today presents the GNT IWM Buzz Awards 2022. Artists with unique talent tirelessly bring us content across the OTT and digital space. This one of its kind OTT award event is set to highlight this talent, and will be graced by the mesmerizing presence of celebrities from the entertainment industry. The awards will be ‘on-air’ on the Good News Today channel on Saturday, 18th June 2022.

The attendees for this glamorous and star-studded evening will include celebrities like Kiara Advani, Kartik Aaryan, Anurag Kashyap, Huma Qureshi, Erica Fernandes, Taapsee Pannu, Urvashi Rautela ,Neha Bhasin, Raveena Tandon, Mohit Raina and many more. With the divide between film cinemas and OTT blurring, the award ceremony will also celebrate the entry of leading Bollywood talent into the digital space. Actors like Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani have been nominated for their exemplary work on OTT platforms, in films “Dhamaka” and “Shershah” respectively.

GNT is not only honouring the consequential creative work in digital space but also recognizing the commendable social work done by celebrities like Sonu Sood. The social media sensations including Bhuvan Bam, Dolly Singh, Ashish Chanchlani, Barkha Singh and several others have also been nominated in different creative categories for their praiseworthy contributions to OTT platforms. Their contribution comes in as a breath of fresh air and adds a flair of relatability for the viewers. Since the onset of the pandemic, the digital space has been and continues to be an escape for people from their mundane lives. GNT pledges to recognize every step being taken towards spreading happiness and positivity, one award at a time.

OTT platforms have grown leaps and bounds in recent years and have taken over the traditional entertainment space. As a great blessing, the route to the entertainment industry now has a new path which has made it more accessible for aspiring talent to find a voice and stage. This progression has created a massive pool of fresh talent and generated a huge new user base. To recognize and celebrate that, the ceremony will include award categories like Most Popular Web Series, Most Popular Actor and Actress Web Series (Drama), Most Popular Music Single Artist on the web (Male & Female) amongst others.

Good News Today is the first news channel to recognize the entertainment curve and blaze the trail. GNT IWM Buzz Digital Awards will soon be simulcasted promising the biggest buzz in tinsel town and break the humdrum. The award ceremony sees support and attendance of some of the most talked about talent across the OTT and digital universe.

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