Abhay Deol writes ‘nepotism is just the tip of iceberg’ in new hard-hitting note | People News

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhay Deol in his fresh post on Instagram has written a hard-hitting note. The actor mentioned legendary actor and uncle Dharmendra, who was an outsider and made it big on his, achieving superstardom.  Abhay Deol wrote: My uncle, whom I affectionately call dad, was an outsider who made it big in the film industry. I’m glad there is an active debate on the practices behind the scenes. Nepotism is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve only ever made one film with my family, my 1st,…

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Top reasons to watch Vidya Balan’s ‘Shakuntala Devi’ biopic! | People News

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan’s upcoming project ‘Shakuntala Devi’ biopic will release on July 31, 2020. It will be streaming on the OTT platform, Amazon Prime Videos and the announcement was made recently. ‘Shakuntala Devi’ biopic is based on Mathematics wizard Shakuntala Devi, who is often referred to as the human calculator. Her ability and prowess in mental maths were such that it earned her a place in 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. Here are the reasons why you must watch this biopic with talented actress Vidya…

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Indian-American scientist appointed acting head of top US agriculture research organisation

WASHINGTON: Prominent Indian-American scientist Dr Parag Chitnis has been appointed as the Acting Director of the prestigious National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which drives all federally funded agricultural research in the US. Chitnis was named Associate Director for Programmes earlier this year and leads implementation of NIFA’s approximately USD 1.7 billion research projects. “Dr Chitnis brings more than 31 years of scientific research and experience to the Director’s office,” US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said while announcing the name of Chitnis as NIFA’s Acting Director. Chitnis replaces Dr…

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Bill Gates calls for COVID-19 meds to go to people who need them, not ‘highest bidder’ : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 59%. (I’m a bot) Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “Highest bidder,” saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic. “If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we’ll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic,” Gates, a founder…

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Russia far east protest over Khabarovsk governor’s arrest

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Estimates suggested up to 40,000 people took part Thousands of people have taken part in protests in Russia’s far east over the arrest of a regional leader. They marched to the regional government in Khabarovsk shouting slogans against President Vladimir Putin. Khabarovsk governor Sergei Furgal was detained on Thursday, accused of having ordered the killing of several business people 15 years ago. Mr Furgal defeated the candidate of Mr Putin’s United Russia party in elections two years ago. His party, the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democrat…

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rivian: Electric vehicle startup Rivian gets $2.5 billion in added funding

DETROIT: Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T. Rowe Price. The company has a contract with Amazon to build 100,000 electric delivery vans starting next year at its factory, a former Mitsubishi plant in Normal, Illinois. Rivian also is rolling out a pickup truck and an SUV for sale to consumers next year. The company said Friday that investors in this round include Soros Fund Management, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research, and Baron Capital Group. Amazon and…

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ola: Onus on industry to make cleaner mobility solutions which make people feel safe: Ola CEO

NEW DELHI: Ola co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal on Friday said in the post-COVID world, the industry would have to build mobility solutions that are cleaner and make people feel safe as they resume regular travel. Speaking at the India Global Week 2020, Aggarwal said the ride-hailing company is also focussing on electrifying small cars, two-wheelers and three-wheelers given that these vehicles outnumber the large vehicles sold globally. He said once the situation normalises, people will need to move around, and that is when the need for cleaner, safer and…

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This July, watch amazing stories with Privé Collection on &PrivéHD | Television News

Be it true love, ghosts, football, killing – you name it and the collection has it all! Here’s an exciting, tragic, creepy, action-packed and funny assortment of tales like no other! From fearless action sequences to epic adventures or maybe a cheerful animation to something hysterically funny, we have you covered in every genre and for your every need.  &PrivéHD, the premium destination of nuanced cinema brings to your very step an opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of amazing stories with Privé Collection airing weeknights at 9. Keep…

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&pictures lines-up an exciting watchlist for July | Television News

Miss going out on weekends? And, even more, miss making plans for the weekend? Well, not to worry anymore as &pictures – Naye India Ka Blockbuster has your weekend plans covered with blockbuster movies to devour. This July, every weekend is going to be a fun-filmy affair for the viewers as the channel raises the entertainment quotient with a power-packed movie line up. From a heart-warming story of Amrita’s battle for self-respect to some kickass action by Charlie’s Angels to an intriguing journey of a gangster turned politician, &pictures will…

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Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap completes her fourth book amid lockdown | People News

New Delhi: Making waves with everything she does, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana had announced her next book titled ‘The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman’ on the occasion of women’s day this year.  The author-filmmaker made her writing debut in 2011 with ‘I Promise’, followed by her next novel ‘Souled Out’. Post this, Tahira co-authored husband Ayushmann Khurrana’s biography ‘Cracking the Code: My Journey in Bollywood’. Meanwhile, ‘The 12 Commandments Of Being A Woman’, which is her fourth book, is being published by Juggernaut Books. Grabbing all our attention, the latest…

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Tesla: Tesla to hold annual shareholder meet and ‘Battery Day’ on Sept. 22

Tesla Inc will hold its annual shareholder meeting in person on Sept. 22 at its Fremont factory in California, the electric carmaker said on Friday. The company’s “Battery Day“, where it is expected to reveal significant advances in battery technology will also be held on the same day, Tesla said. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said last month the shareholder meet would tentatively be held on Sept. 15. The meeting was originally scheduled for July 7, which was pushed to a later date following stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus…

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