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This film maker from Assam won Best Film Director Award in International Film Festival for the Short Film that recorded on his Phone's Camera
This film maker from Assam won Best Film Director Award in International Film Festival for the Short Film that recorded on his Phone’s Camera

Internet is transforming the trend in the entertainment industry. Many youths are stepping out to create good contents for online consumers and the availability and affordability of digital platforms to explore their dream projects are really encouraging new age creators and artistic personalities.
Today, film making is not expensive or complicated. You don’t need to be technically skilled or equipped with advanced Camera setup and a team of crews. If you are really passionate about something then nothing can stop to do that.
Bishal Swargiary, A university student and passionate film maker from Assam recently won a Prestigious award for his Short Film ‘Working Men’. Bishal, who is pursuing his bachelor degree in Tourism, recorded the scenes of the 7 minute short film that recently got selected for the Best Film Director Award in The Port Blair International Film Festival. The Film reflects the hard work of cultivators in villages and their life. The ‘Working Men’ also won an International award in Europe and has got nominated for International Micro Film Festival in Kolkata. Vishal proved that Passion, Dedication and hard work get rewarded. Sometimes, Small steps can bring big impact. Just Dream Big and start small.

A Man in Taiwan fined Rs. 2.6 lakh for breaking coronavirus quarantine for 8 seconds
A Man in Taiwan fined Rs. 2.6 lakh for breaking coronavirus quarantine for 8 seconds

Breaking quarantine costed a man dearly in Taiwan as a fine worth Rs. 2.6 lakh was imposed on him for breaking the coronavirus quarantine for mere 8 seconds. The man, a migrant worker from the Philippines, was quarantining in a hotel in Kaohsiung City and had briefly stepped out of his room. The hotel staff caught the man on CCTV after which they contacted the Department of Health who fined him 100,000 Taiwan dollars.

Ancient human footprints found in northern Saudi Arabia’s Dunes
Ancient human footprints found in northern Saudi Arabia’s Dunes

In the Dunes of Northern Saudi Arabia, oldest human footprints scattered across a patch of dry ground have been discovered.  If confirmed, The discovery would mark the ancient trace of human species yet found in the Arabian Peninsula, which sits at the gateway to early humans spread around the world, according to a National Geographic report. It is reported that preserve a striking snapshot of time some 115,000 years ago.

‘Bahubali’, ‘Magadheera’ Filmmaker South Indian Director SS Rajamouli & his family test positive for Coronavirus
‘Bahubali’, ‘Magadheera’ Filmmaker South Indian Director SS Rajamouli & his family test positive for Coronavirus

The frightening of COVID-19 has taken over the world, and celebrities from the film industry aren’t prone to the same. Big Budget Films Baahubali & Magadheera director SS Rajamouli has recently revealed that he has been tested mildly positive for COVID-19. This has come as a shock to many fans. Rajamouli also revealed that his family members also suffered from ‘slight’ fever a few days ago. The filmmaker’s family is now following the rules of home quarantine.

Pakistan restores bank accounts of Hafiz Saeed, others after approval from UN Sanctions Committee
Pakistan restores bank accounts of Hafiz Saeed, others after approval from UN Sanctions Committee

Pakistan has restored the bank accounts of the top five leaders of defunct Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) and Lashkar -e-Taiba (LeT), including its chief and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The restoration of bank accounts has taken place following formal approval of the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), The News reported on Saturday.

“Thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus: Kim Jong on Covid19
“Thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus: Kim Jong on Covid19

North Korea’s dictator leader Kim Jong Un has lauded the efforts of the ruling Workers’ Party to contain the novel coronavirus. “We have thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus, despite the worldwide health crisis,” Kim said in a politburo meeting. He also warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures. Experts think the North will continue to keep its borders closed for a long time.

Zara owner to close 1,200 stores across the world as it outlines post-coronavirus future
Zara owner to close 1,200 stores across the world as it outlines post-coronavirus future

Zara-owner Inditex SA said it is permanently closing 1,200 stores, 16% of its global outlets and will pivot more aggressively toward selling online, as the fast-fashion giant maps out its post-pandemic future. Many of the world’s major economies start to reopen, global retailers like Inditex are throwing open the doors to their stores again, hoping demand and foot traffic will return after lockdown.

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JK Rowling reveals she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault
JK Rowling reveals she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault

Harry Potter author JK Rowling revealed on Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The celebrated British writer said in a blog post that she was disclosing the information to give context to her controversial past comments about transgender women. “This isn’t because I’m ashamed those things happened to me, but because they’re traumatic to revisit and remember,” Rowling said.

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J&K govt to monitor content published in newspapers in new media policy
J&K govt to monitor content published in newspapers in new media policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government, in its new media policy, announced that it will monitor content published in newspapers and other forms of media and decide what is “fake”, “anti-social” or “anti-national” news. Any news inciting hatred or disturbing communal harmony shall be proceeded against under IPC and Cyber laws, the policy states.

 

Google removed 38 fraudulent camera apps from Play Store: Report
Google removed 38 fraudulent camera apps from Play Store: Report
White Ops Threat Intelligence and Research Team reported on 38 beauty-focused fraudulent camera apps, which amassed over 20 million downloads and were removed by Google from Play Store. Some of the apps mentioned include Solu Camera and Yoroko Camera. The fraudster launched one app after another and likely developed a “more robust mechanism to avoid detection and removal” over time.

 

 

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