- Grants worth INR 25 million available for Indian arts and culture organisations, festivals, and institutions to work with counterparts in the UK
- Unique opportunity for Indian and UK artists to submit joint proposals by 31 October 2021
- Opportunity to co-create work across theatre and dance, visual arts, new-media, music, film, architecture, design and fashion, literature, and inter-disciplinary arts
- Projects to explore the cross-cutting theme ‘Together’ – addressing shared global challenges through the lens of digital innovation, environmental sustainability and key social issues
New Delhi (India), October 29: British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has announced India-UK Together 2022 – a programme that aims to boost India-UK creative collaborations. The programme marks India’s 75th anniversary of Independence and promotes opportunities to co-develop cross-cultural creative collaborations, skills and knowledge exchange and new artistic work. It takes forward British Council’s commitment to strengthen bilateral relationships between the two nations through greater artistic collaborations and cultural exchange.
India-UK Together 2022 is an open call worth INR 25 million that invites artists in both countries to jointly submit creative proposals. The call promotes mutual and equitable collaboration between emerging and established organisations, festivals and institutions in India and the UK. Ideas are invited to celebrate the India-UK relationship while inculcating the cross-cutting theme of Together–to influence perception change around global challenges, including equality, diversity, inclusion, and environmental consciousness.
Eligible art forms
The all-compassing India-UK Together 2022 programme offers an opportunity to a wide array of artists and arts organisations to think creatively of newer ways of expression. The programme encourages inter-and cross-disciplinary practices across all art forms – theatre and dance, visual arts, new media, music, film, architecture, design and fashion, and literature.
Examples of projects (not limited to)
The projects submitted could range across virtual art residencies, co-productions, tours, exhibitions, showcases, conferences, performances; augmented, virtual reality projects and installations; film, online archives, guides, learning kit or toolkit; digital broadcast and even cross-disciplinary creative collaborations.
Three winning projects will receive grants up to INR 5 million each, and the fourth project will receive a grant up to INR 10 million. Projects will need to be delivered in India between January 2022 and March 2023, with public-facing activity (digital or hybrid) taking place between September 2022 and March 2023. The winning teams will have the opportunity of touring across India and the UK.
Announcing the open call, Jonathan Kennedy, Director Arts India, British Council, said, “Our strong shared culture and arts binds India and the UK together from the past to present and is an important pillar of the bilateral future relationship. The intent of the India-UK Together 2022 programme is to mark India’s 75th anniversary of independence, with some of the best creative minds across both nations – to make connections and create together for the wider world.”
“Culture and creativity connect us in many ways, and the open call aims to foster deeper collaborations, providing companies across a wide array of arts an opportunity to make, share skills and put a spotlight on culture to the world from one of its biggest exhibition stages – India and the UK,” he added.
The last date for submission of proposals is 31 October 2021.
More information about the process, eligibility, submission and judging criteria can be found onhttps://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes/arts/open-call-india-uk-together
About the British Council:
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall, including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by the Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. britishcouncil.org
October 28: www.Bookmysession.live; World 1st collaborative platform for Trainers and Learners launched exactly one year back is celebrating its anniversary with a sense of pride, to be able to impact the lives of millions of enthusiastic learners and energetic trainers from across the globe. This Collaborative platform assists trainees & trainers in coming together and engage in a live training session in various categories.
The online trainer-trainee collaborative platform is intended to reduce their efforts and money to host or attend a live training session. The platform is giving back to society by providing career-defining essential learning and skillsets, all for FREE at a touch of the mouse from their comfort. The accreditation mechanism with www.Bookmysession.live platform for trainers is giving them a well-deserved certification for their knowledge and expertise.
Highly impactful skill upgrading sessions, with sessions on evolving challenging needs of people, the platform is providing the much-needed learning and teaching experience for people from across the globe. The online learning platform started in 2020 earned its reputation and trust among the millions of trainees and trainers with the Accreditation, Collaborative, Crowd Sourcing exercise it is doing for their growth and eventual success.
10 plus strong leadership team at www.Bookmysession.live ideate the growth and bring effective ways of helping the trainees and trainers collaborate. The sessions on the platform are in different categories that cover all sections of people of various needs and age groups. Some of the popular sessions are – Health and Fitness, Personality Productivity Management, ART, Mindfulness, HR Management. The sessions are conducted by experts who are well recognized and celebrated in their fields.
The pandemic challenges are understood well by the team, and so they have looped in sessions for Kids, Job Seekers, Women & Old age Adults focusing on Robotics, Mock Interviews, Mindful Pregnancy, Yoga, respectively.
The upskilling platform has hundreds of certified trainers from across the globe who takes charge to deliver live sessions. The trainers are experienced businessmen, entrepreneurs, academicians, etc., who come from various educational and working backgrounds. They bring in a lot of expertise and knowledge, which is crucial for a great educational experience.
Till now, www.Bookmysession.live platform has successfully conducted 60K+ minutes of Live Learning with a 16K+ community of Trainers and Learners.
www.Bookmysession.live envisions reaching 1 million beneficiaries by this decade’s end with the aim of positive change in the people’s lives with every session.
The collaborative, crowdsourcing, and accreditation platform Bookmysession.live gives opportunity to grow and associate.
Be part of a learning and skilling experience. Are you future-ready?
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October 29: Money is a word that excites every one of us, right?
But do you know why? Well, the answer is very simple because money is extremely powerful, with the potential to do anything.
And hence, you need the ultimate tool to handle it as money has also evolved into an advanced digital form with many features that were not available earlier
Lucifer Team has closely looked into it and intends to serve as the one-stop solution to all the financial requirements; a completely reliable environment has been designed by the team.
Let’s dive into the Lucifer Ecosystem and figure out how it is building a digital ecosystem for asset management
- Wide Range of Tools
The Lucifer ecosystem provides an amazing set of tools intended to address different requirements and needs.
- Lucifer Index Creator
It is intended to provide a pool of options like sector choices, tracking, weighting methodologies, and much more options that helps to pick the right asset and invest in.
To ensure stability and good index returns, Lucifer has enabled a reserve model which makes sure that enough resources and within the platform and the reserve per cent is figured out on the basis of assets held in each segment in the ledger
- Smart Contract
Lucifer has created a smart contract platform that provides an environment for developers to develop decentralized applications. The important feature of Lucifer’s smart contract is that it offers support in multiple chains, whereas its counterparts offer services involving a single and specific chain.
- Foreign Exchange
Since Lucifer is aimed at providing a complete ecosystem, it has enabled FOREX to ease the requirements of international Decentralized application developers.
It ultimately enables quick and easy transactions across the globe, and multiple applications can seamlessly function without any payment issues
- Asset Management
Lucifer ecosystem has a dynamic and advanced system to manage all your assets in digital forms, which is backed by crypto technology to ensure safety and security.
Adding to it, Lucifer is also developing the first hardware mechanism for fully integrated digital finance to meet all the requirements and needs of the users.
The Lucifer coin has impressive revenue and investment plan that will help investors gain a stable profit.
Out of the total valuation of the Lucifer coin, funds will be utilized to make investments in different segments and asset classes to ensure a diversified holding is achieved.
25% – Real Estate
25% – Equity Market
15% – Commodities
10% – Forex
And the profit made from these holdings will be distributed among the token holders, which will be highly rewarding.
- Wallet Services
Every crypto investor knows the importance of wallets as without them, holding or investing in cryptocurrencies is impossible, and hence to wallet services is also provided by Lucifer, which is again to offer the users a complete solution for all their requirements
- Fund Handling
Lucifer has enabled smart contracts for the developers to develop decentralized apps, and hence it has also provided options to bridge the non-Lucifer chains with the desired and required chains.
For more information, kindly visit https://www.lucifercoin.io
Surat (Gujarat) [India], October 29: During the coronavirus pandemic, when parents in the diamond city were struggling to fund their children’s studies abroad, a reputable education counselor assisted the students in obtaining free education loans. Meet Mamta Jani, a Qualified Education Agent Counsellor (QEAC) who established her sister concern firm and collaborated with leading financing companies to fund education loans for students in Surat and South Gujarat.
Mamta Jani, the founder of Surat-based Planet Education, has coached thousands of students from various universities and colleges around the world throughout her nearly 23-year career. She is one of the few education counselors who has visited the campuses of prestigious universities on the official invitation and gained firsthand knowledge of student life.
“I came across many parents in the city who were unable to send their wards to study abroad due to the fund issues. This was when I decided to float a sister concern to help the students achieve their dreams free of cost. I tied up with the reputed financing companies like Auxilo, Avanse, and Zenith Forex to provide education loans to the parents,” said Mamta Jani.
In a very short span, Mamta Jani’s Planet Education has spread its wings in India and abroad, including Dubai, Nepal, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. Jani is a very few counselors in the country who has been directly working with the prestigious universities in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA), New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai and the European Union (EU).
Mamta Jani, the founder of Planet Education, said, “We have carefully designed our own teaching material and that it is being constantly upgraded. We have trained the teachers at Cambridge, Pearson, and ETS and that we are the official partners for the British Council, Pearson, and Cambridge, who are conducting the IDP, PET, and IELTS and TOEFL exams in India.”
Mamta, who is also known as the ‘Gem’ of education fraternity, has visited the prestigious universities including the University of Queensland, Monash University, the University of Technology in Sydney, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University, University of Wollongong and the University of Adelaide as the speaker and education counselor.
Jani is the only education counselor who has earned a place as a member of the Association of Australian Education Representative in India (AAERI). Jani has conducted has more than 25 major education fairs, and that she is the first in Surat to bring the foreign universities.
The 360-degree advertising campaign is live across TV channels, digital, outdoor, radio, and social media
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 29: As one of the premium Indian cement brand and the leading Wall Putty brand in India, JKCement has been at the forefront of innovation in its product offerings and marketing communication. Its marquee brand, JKCement WallMaxX, known for its, DeewareinBolUthengi tagline has released a new TVC titled #ArtManeScience with its iconic brand protagonist, Chhutkau painter.
A partnership of over 12 years, Chhutkau painter has been associated with JKCement WallMaxX (formerly known as JK Wall Putty) to educate and bring awareness among painters and homeowners about the promise of beautiful and durable walls. In the new TVC, #ArtManeScience, Chhutkau collaborates with world-renowned scientist Dr. Bakshi to educate the consumers about the A-R-T of Science that gives your walls the world’s most long-lasting beauty.
The company saw the need to reinforce the brand promise with a tangible differentiator showcasing the product’s superiority. They realized that now is the time to shift from generalized claims of beautiful walls to specific Reason to Believe (RTB) driven campaigns and communication. The inception of the campaign idea came after an Abrasion Resistance Test, which was conducted in their state-of-the-art lab. The team found out that the surface coated with JKCement WallMaxX Putty was relatively less effective while an external force of abrasion was applied on it.
This is SCIENCE of ART – Abrasion Resistance Technology!
Campaign Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIrenWt0Yb8
Business Objective: To consolidate the global leadership position of JKCement WallMaxX Wall Putty by clearly defining the product advantages to prospective customers and loyal buyers.
Communication Objective: To anchor on the popularity of our brand protagonist, Chhutkau Painter, and catch the TA’s attention and create a prominent brand recall with a captivating hook – ‘ART mane SCIENCE’.
Insights: In order to test the efficacy of the chosen ‘art mane science’ campaign thought, as also the credibility of the ART mnemonic, the company went in for a pan- India qualitative market research. The larger objective was to also gauge the current perception of both painters and homeowners about the product and its current + emerging competitive universe. While the brand’s attributes were already clearly understood by the audiences, what was hugely exciting was the enthusiasm for ART as a credible brand promise. That sealed the deal for the new campaign idea!
The campaign has been conceptualized by Basic4 and brought to life by Fullmoon Productions.
Speaking on the launch of the campaign, Mr. Niranjan Mishra (Business Head, JK White Cement Business) said, “As JKCement WallMaxX enjoys a market leadership position in the Wall Putty category, it becomes important for us to constantly innovate and give our customers world-class product quality. Abrasion Resistant Technology is a testimony to our product’s superiority, and through the #ArtManeScience campaign, we will be able to communicate this unique value proposition.”
Mr. Nitish Chopra (Head – Branding & Strategy, JK White Cement Business) said, “The fact that the idea ART Mane Science, actually stemmed from our product’s value proposition, was compelling enough to translate it into a successful campaign. Obviously, we also had the advantage to leverage the cult-like status of our brand protagonist, Chhutkau Painter, and catch the TA’s top-of-mind space, with the intriguing hook – ‘ART Mane SCIENCE’. But, what was particularly satisfying was the execution of this campaign – from the ART gallery set to the modern contemporary soundtrack and the hard work put in by the entire team. It all made the TVC film more compelling and entertaining to watch.”
Target Audience: Primary-Home-owners, Secondary – painters/builders/ architects/ contractors/ owners of commercial properties.
Media: A 360-degree media approach has been adopted
- HSM News Channel & GEC in Television
- Leading radio stations
- OOH & on-ground activations
- Digital- Social, Display, OTT, News & Publications
About JKCements Limited:
JKCement Ltd. is one of India’s leading manufacturers of Grey Cement and the third-largest White Cement manufacturer in the World. Over four decades, the Company has partnered India’s multi-sectoral infrastructure needs on the strength of its product excellence, customer orientation and technology leadership. JK Cement’s operations commenced with commercial production at its flagship grey cement unit at Nimbahera, Rajasthan, in May 1975.
The Company has an installed Grey Cement capacity of 15 MnTPA as on date, making it one of the top cement manufacturers in the Country. JKCL is the No. 1 manufacturer of Wall Putty in the World and the third-largest manufacturer of White Cement globally, with a total white cement capacity of 1.20 MnTPA and wall putty capacity of 1.2MnTPA. JK White Cement is sold across 43 countries around the globe, and the Company has a strong international presence with two subsidies, JK Cement Works Fujairah FZC and JK White Cement (Africa) Ltd.
Australia and New Zealand, October 29: Cyble, an AI-powered, Blackbird, Xoogler, and Y Combinator-backed, cyber threat intelligence company that empowers organisations with surface web, deepweb, darkweb monitoring and mitigation services, today announced a strategic partnership with Capella Consulting to spearhead Cyble’s expansion into New Zealand. This news follows the establishment of Cyble’s offices in Melbourne and Sydney, along with the appointment of Tim Youm as Cyble’s Regional Sales Director – Australia & New Zealand.
This strategic partnership has been forged to address the growing concerns associated with organisations in the ANZ region being increasingly targeted by sophisticated and organised cyber attacks and also due to strong demand for Cyble’s products and services and deeply engaged in the cybersecurity partner ecosystem, Cyble is proud to announce that its new partnership with Capella Consulting is directed at growing and enhancing the delivery of cybersecurity services to organisations in New Zealand.
Tim says, “Until now, most clients in the ANZ region have been raising concerns about the lack of visibility of threats targeting their organisation. This is further aggravated by the multitude of false-positive alerts while waiting for timely and relevant threat intelligence. This partnership will combine Cyble’s expertise as a global provider of threat monitoring and mitigation solutions with the expertise of Capella Consulting. The presence of Cyble’s dedicated ANZ region team of security researchers focused on the region will provide a significant advantage to this collaboration.”
Founded in 2001, Capella Consulting is a known leader in New Zealand, providing clients with comprehensive IT and Cybersecurity consulting services.” Cyble is a global threat intelligence SaaS provider with the dedicated ANZ region researcher team, which enhances our Cybersecurity practice such as tech safe.nz to help our clients uncover their cyber risks in the surface web, deep web, and dark web to mitigate against sophisticated and organised cyberattacks,” said Eamonn Kelly, MD at Capella Consulting.
“Capella Consulting is an ideal partner for Cyble. This new collaboration will enable Cyble to deliver valuable threat intelligence and provide innovative dark web and cybercrime monitoring and mitigation solutions to customers in New Zealand. This is in line with Cyble’s vision for enabling a stronger and safer digital economy in the New Zealand market. The collaboration strengthens our shared objectives of the development, education, and growth of our community of cybersecurity partnerships,” says Mandar Patil, VP- International Market and Customer Success at Cyble.
Beenu Arora, co-founder and CEO of Cyble, says, “Capella Consulting has established longstanding client relationships in New Zealand based on the excellence of their services. This is an exciting strategic partnership for Cyble, directed at bolstering our efforts to better serve and solve the cyber risk challenges faced by clients in the region. We look forward to working with Capella Consulting to deliver the most timely and actionable cyber intelligence to the New Zealand client community.”
Cyble is a global threat intelligence SaaS provider that helps enterprises protect themselves from cybercrimes and exposure in the surface web, deepweb, and darkweb. Its prime focus is to provide organisations with real-time visibility to their digital risk footprint. Backed by Blackbird Ventures, Xoogler and Y Combinator as part of the 2021 winter cohort, Cyble has also been recognised by Forbes as one of the top 20 Best Cybersecurity Start-ups, along with several other industry recognitions. Headquartered in Georgia, United States and with offices in Australia, Singapore, and India, Cyble has a global presence. To learn more about Cyble, visit www.cyble.com.
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Medha Roy Chowdhury
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 29: CINELAL, an upcoming brand new OTT platform & the brainchild of a dynamic young woman entrepreneur Mrs. Alankrit Rathod is all set to launch with their 7 Over the Top Original Content for the OTT audience across the globe. Cinelal Chairperson Mrs. Alankrit Rathod mentions that the Teams will go on the floor with their creations shortly. Mrs. Alankrit Rathod also announces to the media the genres of their Original Content for the first time ever. The key genres Cinelal OTT platform launches with are Woman Empowerment, Political Drama, Romance, Suspense Thriller, Horror, Comedy, Crime as well as Social Fantasy.
Mrs. Alankrit Rathod, Chairperson and Owner, Cinelal continues, “We are eager to serve our audiences with a delightful treat of 7 different flavours of genres. Our teams are working hard on curating the best content in every genre. We are aware that our audiences are sharp, their tastes have changed over years and have a thirst for good content these days and hence we are creating content specially designed to pacify their thirst for some really interesting, visually appealing and mentally satisfying content. We are confident our content will cater to the audiences of various age groups with fresh new creations and they would easily find their favourite styles within our range of content on our very own OTT platform, Cinelal.
Mrs. Alankrit Rathod signs off saying, “Cinelal will surely make its way to the audience’s hearts with genres like Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Romance, Political Drama, Social Fantasy, Spy, Action and Comedy playing on our OTT platform.”
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 29: Recently, Astro Friend Chirag – son of astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla had a wonderful meeting and significant astrological discussion with the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Ji Koshyari, at the Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. Along with the significant aspects of Vedic Astrology, they also exchanged words determining its value in an individual’s life.
About Astro Friend Chirag
Astro Friend Chirag is carrying forward the legacy of Astrologer Shri Bejan Daruwalla with utmost care and expertise. His dedication to the field of Astrology is undisputable. Very prominent faces from all across the nation are relying their trust in him when it comes to any astrological services. May it be a career, home, or financial issue; he derives his answers for it all. With the experience of around 12 years, he has contributed to the lives of many.
For any online astrology consultation, Astro Friend Chirag can be contacted on email id – email@example.com, or WhatsApp text on +919825470377. For more information, visit the official website – https://bejandaruwalla.com