On the occasion of National Pollution Control Day a webinar organized by Jamia Hamdard in collaboration with Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA). Dignitaries present at the webinar were Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam, Fonder director of Indian pollution control association Mr. Ashish Jain & Dr. Radha Goyal, Deputy Director of Indian Pollution control association.
Speaking during the virtual program on the National Pollution Control Day organized by Jamia Hamdard University the Founder Indian Pollution Control Association Mr. Ashish Jain highlighted the current plastic issue which is now a global subject from last 5-6 years after the UN assembly pointed on the Plastic issue, Also the Prime minister of India is committed and working on the plastic Free India campaign including the PW Rule 2016 of EPR which is a great initiative of Government environment program running.
Jain also mentioned the poor enforcement of rules and policy is a serious concern that need to take care by the Government of India, to counter this he said some of the states already banned the plastic but few states still manufacturing It, which is the lack of policy implementations of Government of India, Government should take a strong decision on enforcementship program of Plastic waste management
Dr. Radha Goyal, Deputy Director of Indian Pollution Control Association said “Air pollution problem is not only in Delhi. It is the problem of entire India, where more than 122 cities are facing the poor air quality issue due to high PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations. As a short-term measure, NCAP, India’s flagship program has been launched in 2019 to reduce the PM2.5 levels by 20-25% by 2024. However, this is not sufficient. We will still not be able to achieve the safe limits of air quality as per Indian Standards. To manage the problem of air pollution holistically, India needs to follow air shed management approach, where coordinated action are required at interdepartmental, inter cities and interstates levels with timely enforcement of air quality control measures to achieve the desired results. Further, there is a need for performance-based grant allocation to different states with provisions and policies for incentivization of committed interventions and control measures to meet the compliance. Citizen lead Air Quality management approach is the need of an hour to inculcate the best practices and responsible behavior among citizens to tackle the local level air quality issues”
IPCA is working in the field of Plastic and Air for the last 20 Year collected 1.50 Lakh Metric tonne of multi-layered plastic from the environment, which was earlier used as a fuel for second-generation plant in Delhi NCR, IPCA also develop its own Recycle plant in Greater Noida and recycling plastic waste to useful products, apart from the Waste segregation IPCA also Installing Air Purifier in various Area.
IPCA is also running a unique campaign ’10 KG Plastic’ to support the plastic waste at the source, which collects the waste from the doorstep of the residency so anyone can join this campaign to save the environment as it is a fundamental right and everyone responsibility.
Today, singer and songwriter Andrea Pimpini, announces his new album “I’ll Stay By The Window”. It will be released on December 24th!
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6 new songs, all in English, which inaugurates Andrea Pimpini’s first international album.
Andrea said: “I’m very proud of the work that has been done. This year, Billboard has positioned me at the top of its chart. I have received a lot of support from people all over the world. Therefore this EP. is also a thank you for believing in me”.
The tracklist is made up of songs that photograph modern society (like “Good People Die”, for example), more rock, liberating songs (like “Merciless Killer”) but also love songs (like “Ocean Eyes” ). This is the complete tracklist:
Sitting on the Clouds
I’ll Stay by the Window
Good People Die
Andrea Pimpini is a singer, songwriter and producer from Italy. His career starts at the Romics Festival 2017 when he sang in front of over 5.000 people. After publishing his own songs, in 2019 Andrea’s live streams are shared on the most important Italian magazines such as All Music Italia, RAI 2, Optimagazine, etc. But the most significant success comes in 2021 when Andrea is third in the Billboard live streaming chart. The singer remains at the top of the chart for 3 weeks. Now Andrea is going to release his first English album. The goal is no longer just Italy but the world.
Stories from the past, passed down generations, continue to fascinate one and all. What began as mere tales that engaged the listener from start to end has now found a deeper meaning as one today realizes the values that they imparted. With audiences now wanting riveting stories, filled with fun, mystery and adventures that intrigue them, BIG FM presents a new show – BIG Katha. The show will reimagine and retell these fascinating stories with a modern twist, at the same time retaining its core essence and morals. Hosted by popular RJ Khurafati Nitin and RJ Pihu, each episode of BIG Katha has the right ingredients of meaningful homage to the original stories coupled with new additions of rich themes, dark moods, fantasy and a dash of drama thrown in for good measure! The show airs Saturdays from 8 pm – 9 pm and Sundays from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Giving stories a unique, yet modern touch, two of the most loved RJs from BIG FM, RJ Khurafati Nitin and RJ Pihu, will adorn the characters of Akkad Singh and Babita respectively. A modern day Birbal, Babita is one who’s dropped out of her college to pursue her dreams of start-up, while Akkad Singh, on the other hand is a modern-day Akbar, who owns an empire in Chattarpur and wants to be a political figure in the future. BIG Katha, through its stories, delves on these characters, giving the audience an experience that keeps them at the edge of their seat and grip their attention with plot twists.
Speaking about the show, Mr. Sunil Kumaran, Country Head, Product, Marketing and THWINK BIG, BIG FM, said, “BIG FM has always been a pioneer of newer formats of storytelling. Our shows like Yaadon ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra and Suhana Safar with Annu Kapoor have been trailblazers on radio setting a remarkable benchmark for storytelling. With BIG Katha, we are contextualizing the classic folklore of Akbar and Birbal for the newer audiences. It is modern day storytelling, reimagining the tales and narrated in a unique avatar for our listeners. With our vast network, we hope to make this experience an exciting and immersive one for our audiences.”
Adding on, RJ Khurafati Nitin, popular BIG RJ from Delhi, commented, “Storytelling is in our Indian DNA, be it in the form of classic tales, books or content. I am looking forward to recreating these stories giving it a modern twist while not losing their essence and morals. Akkad Singh has many qualities of Akbar, and I can’t wait to get into his shoes and entertain our followers and listeners.”
Known for her popular morning show in Bhopal, RJ Pihu who will portray the character of Babita said, “We have all grown up listening to the tales of Akbar and Birbal and it gives me immense pleasure to retell a host of stories with a touch of modern flavours. I am excited to begin the journey of Babita and I hope our listeners enjoy our storytelling.”
BIG Katha is extensively promoted across all platforms of BIG FM. It will be available on Radio and Digital platforms, tapping all audiences. The show will also be converted into podcast format and will be available across leading audio streaming platforms. So don’t forget to tune in to BIG FM on Saturdays from 8 pm – 9 pm and Sundays from 6 pm to 7 pm and listen to your favourite tales.
De Beers Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group, launched its’ second exclusive boutique in Bangalore in partnership with Abaran Timeless Jewellery. This boutique was inaugurated by renowned Bollywood actor Karisma Kapoor.
De Beers Forevermark holds the promise of transparency, trust and a high level of confidence, which the patrons of Bangalore strongly deserve when buying diamonds. The brand provides the world’s most carefully selected natural diamonds, each with its unique inscription number to guarantee the most beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds.
Adorned with beautiful De Beers Forevermark jewellery, Actor Karisma Kapoor, said: “It is an honor to associate with De Beers Forevermark and Abaran Timeless Jewellery to launch their exclusive boutique in Bangalore. Diamonds hold a very special place in every woman’s life, hence, choosing the right one is very important. It makes me feel extraordinary and extra special today to wear a piece of jewellery that conveys a unique identity, is natural, hand selected and comes with the promise of being beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. Their unique designs and superior finish are unmatched. A diamond is forever, is an eternal promise by De Beers Forevermark. I am sure all the women of Bangalore will love to adorn these natural, genuine and sparkling diamonds.”
The boutique exclusively retails De Beers Forevermark diamonds in a wide variety of elegant cuts, designer jewellery and loose diamonds. Collections available include the Avaanti Collection, the Icon collection, the Traditional Setting collection, the stackable ring Tribute collection among others.
Highlighting the partnership, Mr. Pratap Kamath, Managing Director, Abaran Timeless Jewellery said: “We have been associated with De Beers Forevermark since the past 10 years and the launch of this exclusive boutique has further strengthened our partnership. In fact, when we opened our new Abaran store, the trust we have developed with our customers for De Beers Forevermark diamonds, encouraged us to open an exclusive boutique adjacent to our new store offering customers a unique diamond shopping experience. Every De Beers Forevermark diamond is inscribed with a unique identity number as a promise that the diamond is natural, beautiful and responsibly sourced. At the boutique we have all the latest collections and jewellery that can be worn every day. We consider the launch of the boutique an important landmark in our relationship, and we are sure our association would go a long way in the future.”
Amit Pratihari, Retail Director, De Beers Forevermark said: “Opening a Boutique with Abaran Timeless Jewellery was a natural progression to our decade long association. Consumers in Bangalore are discerning and knowledgeable about luxury and the value and place diamonds hold in their life. Trust and quality are the two most valuable attributes when buying diamonds and the boutique would offer nothing short of such expectation given the 133-year-old legacy of De Beers. We only collaborate with retailers who are passionate about diamonds, but also meet the brand’s stringent criteria of business, social and environmental integrity. Customers can purchase only the best diamonds that are on offer in terms of design, authenticity, beauty, rarity and craftsmanship at this boutique. We share the same brand value and ethos and we enhance the retail experience by offering among the world’s most beautiful diamonds.”
De Beers Forevermark diamonds are the world’s most carefully selected diamonds. Each diamond undergoes a journey of rigorous selection and bears a unique inscription at its heart, which is an assurance that every De Beers Forevermark diamond is beautiful, rare, natural and responsibly sourced. Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are worthy of this inscription which is a promise that the diamond has been carefully selected to match Forevermark’s standards of quality and integrity.
Visit the De Beers Forevermark boutique at 15th Cross, 5th Phase, Outer Ring Road, J P Nagar, Bengaluru or call 8029908600/01 for details. To view the collections, click on www.forevermark.com
New Age Gaming magazine (NAG), the online tech news site for all things geek and gaming, will be partnering with Jeremy Mansfield’s Mansfield2day YouTube channel, to bring gaming and geek related content to a broader audience. NAG Publisher Len Nery and the rest of his editorial team will be sharing their niche expertise and knowledge, along with the latest in gadgets, tech and gaming gear news with the Mansfield2day audience, which is gaining new subscribers daily.
Radio and TV personality and Founder of the Mansfield2day channel, Jeremy Mansfield, comments, “Len and his NAG team have been involved in the gaming and tech business since 1998. They have earned the respect of everyone in their affiliated industries. We are delighted that they have agreed to partner with the Mansfield2day team to bring their insight into this space. It will allow us to expose their expertise and knowledge, as well as their suppliers cutting-edge product, to our ever-growing audience on the Mansfield2day YouTube channel”.
NAG Publisher Len Nery adds, “I am proud to be able to share content with the Mansfield2Day YouTube channel, and thus, expand the geek and pop culture ecosystem. Viewers can look forward to seeing content such as tech reviews and opinions of all the latest IoT (Internet of Things) gadgets – both hardware and software – and the inclusion of digital literacy and the benefits of gaming for child development.
“We will be talking hackathons, robotics, coding, chess, drones, esports, streamers, events, cyber wellness and online safety. And we’ll introduce you to the people involved in all of this, and so much more.”
NAG and Mansfield2day’s digital variety show will feature news directly from various launch events and exhibitions around the globe, cosplay and esports tips and world-class gaming tournaments, all supported by experts in their fields. There will also be competitions, which will provide opportunities for viewers to directly engage with the hosts and win a variety of gaming and tech-related prizes.
“Our new show on Mansfield2day will give viewers an exciting look into the world of gaming and tech. But don’t be fooled, we’re not here to just bring you the latest and greatest, we’ll be looking at retro gaming too. If you have ever wondered about what games to play and how to play them, we’ll have all the answers for you,” enthuses Regardt van der Berg, NAG Editor.
Nery concludes, “We will be creating heroes out of the young superstars of tomorrow, by interviewing the South African robotics champions or esports teams, for example, to drive eyeballs to the screen and ensure the best content goes live, as we shine a spotlight on the incredible ecosystem we are a part of”.
Stephen Amell, known to millions as the crime-fighting vigilante lead in the hit TV series “Arrow,” is the latest big addition to the first FAN EXPO New Orleans, scheduled for January 7-9, 2022, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The Toronto-born Amell who also starred in DC Universe vehicles such as “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Batwoman” and “Supergirl” in the “Oliver Queen” role, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct a Q&A panel and potentially other special events on Saturday, January 8 only.
Amell has also appeared as a series regular in numerous shows, prominently “Hung,” “Private Practice” and “Heartland.” He also had recurring roles in “New Girl” opposite Zooey Deschanel and “Private Practice” as the love interest to Amy Brenneman, and a supporting slot in the 2016 action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows.
Amell joins The Suicide Squad headliner Michael Rooker, “Sons of Anarchy” stars Ron Perlman, Theo Rossi and Ryan Hurst and “My Hero Academia” voice actors Justin Briner (“Izuku Midoriya”) and Christopher Sabat (“All Might”) at the major comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention kicking off the 17-show FAN EXPO slate in 2022. Additional FAN EXPO New Orleans celebrities, voice actors, creators, cosplayer and more will be announced soon.
Executed with the highest level of health and safety measures in place, FAN EXPO New Orleans, previously produced as Wizard World New Orleans, will welcome fans to reunite for a weekend of non-stop programming and special guests. Tickets for FAN EXPO New Orleans are available now at www.fanexponeworleans.com.
FAN EXPO New Orleans brings its unique brand of excitement to an event that will feature top celebrities, hundreds of exhibitors, creators and cosplayers as well as compelling programming, meet and greets, special events, kids zones and more. FAN EXPO New Orleans will feature everything fans have loved about Wizard World New Orleans with even more all weekend. Details on guests and schedules will be announced soon.
New Orleans is the first event on the 2022 FAN EXPO calendar; the full schedule is available at fanexpohq.com/home/events/.
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