Naomi Campbell Becomes The First Woman Of Color To Get Fashion Icon Prize

Naomi Campbell broke down to tears before the Royal Albert Hall audience while accepting the accolade for Fashion Icon at the Fashion Awards on 2nd December. And she thanked her mother for raising her single-handedly.

How did Naomi Campbell react to the accolade?

Dressed in a shimmering Alexander McQueen gown, the supermodel addressed the guests that she learned that she’s the first woman of color to receive the award. Also, she paid homage to her icons with rolling down her cheeks. She read the names of Grace Jones, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Donyale Luna, Bethann Hardison, Naomi Sims, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner as her style icons. She thanked the gathering for paving the way for her and inspiring a generation.

Why was Naomi Campbell given the award?

The 49-year old supermodel was awarded Fashion Icon for her contribution to the fashion industry and an impressive career. Also, the award was a recognition of philanthropic work she did throughout her career. Naomi Campbell was first discovered when she’s 15 near London’s Covent Garden.

Who did Naomi Campbell present the Trailblazer Award?

Sarah Burton received the prestigious award for Alexander McQueen from Campbell who’s wearing … Read the rest


Larry Page And Sergey Brin Make Way For Sundar Pichai Take Over The Reins Of Business

Sundar Pichai is promoted as CEO of Alphabet. Presently he is CEO of Google but ready to take the new responsibility as the founding fathers of the tech giant Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to step down from the active management.

Why Page and Brin opted out of management?

The founding fathers of Alphabet had already started reducing their roles in the day-to-day operations of the company since 2015. And they thought that the it was the right time to share the responsibility.

Alphabet is well-established and Google and the “Other Bets” working properly. Also, there is little need to different CEOs for Alphabet and Google. Sundar Pichai was considered the right man for becoming CEO of Alphabet and Google. He will the executive responsible for managing the parent company and the “Other Bets”.

What was the role of Page and Brin in the present setup?

It is made clear that Larry Page and Sergey Brin are only limiting their responsibilities and that they will continue to be in the board of the company. As board of directors, they will remain in touch with Sundar Pichai in important matters. They said that the transition won’t have any affect on … Read the rest


Navy Day 2019: Indian Warships Attacked Karachi Harbour With Anti-Ship Missiles And Sank PNS Khaibar

Every year on 4th December Indian Navy commemorates the victory of Indo-Pak war of 1971 as Navy Day. On this day, Indian Navy launched a fierce attack on Karachi harbour with anti-ship missiles and it was for the first time that these missiles were used in this war.

Naval attack on Karachi port

It was the chill of the intervening night of December 4-5that Indian Navy sailed its warships towards Pakistani waters and inflicted heavy losses to Pak with their anti-ship missiles. But the most amazing thing is that they sailed safely back to Indian waters.

Three Indian warships – INS Nipat, INS Nirghat and INS Veer – sailed from Okha port in Gujarat towards Pakistani waters and reached 70 miles south of Karachi at night. They fired anti-ship missiles that sank a Pakistani vessel, PNS Khaibar. The Indian government honoured its naval officers with gallantry awards after the successful operation.

Navy Day celebrations

Celebrations start with a Beating Retreat ceremony at Gateway of India in Mumbai on the eve of the Navy Day. The audiences that include political bosses see naval band performing between Gateway of India and Radio Club in Mumbai. Also, the Navy opens its warships and … Read the rest


Vodafone Idea Announces Change In Tariffs From 3rd December For Prepaid Users

Vodafone Idea has posted new tariffs for prepaid users. The new plans will go into effect on December 3 and will be available everywhere. Vodafone Idea limited has been reeling under financial losses amounting to Rs. 50,922 crores in third quarter of this year and this loss is considered the biggest in Indian corporate history.

New Vodafone Idea prepaid plans

VIL hopes to stem the declining average revenue per user (ARPU) with the increased plan. It is expected that the revised plans would end the telco’s struggle of survival and pave way for expansion, growth and development.

The VIL said that it was committed to offer simple, convenient and affordable products. It has curated an optimum range of feature rich plans for both voice and data users.

Unlimited packs

The new charges for popular unlimited packs would be Rs. 149, Rs. 249, Rs. 299 and Rs. 399. All the plans carry similar benefits except the data allowance and SMS quota.

Unlimited pack with 84 days validity now comes in three recharge options – Rs. 379, Rs. 599 and Rs. 699. Basic services are similar but data allowance and SMS quota are different. Also, there are annual unlimited packs of Rs. … Read the rest


When NASA Asked Public To Find Vikram Lander?

Shanmuga Subramanian became the first person to locate the debris from the Vikram moon lander on the images shared by NASA. It is a fete for this 33-year old engineer from Chennai that he guided space scientists in spotting the place where Vikram crashed.

Who is Shanmuga Subramanian?

He is a Chennai based mechanical engineer with interest in space research and this self-professed space nerd spend close to seven hours everyday after the crashing of Vikram. He studied old images and new images on side-by-side laptop in his Chennai apartment. He kept his search within 2 square kilometer area of the Vikram’s crash site. Finally, he came up with a positive identification and shared his details with NASA and ISRO on twitter.

NASA’s view on Subramanian’s findings

The US space research organizations performed additional searches to verify his claims and officially announced the findings two months later. NASA released a mosaic image of the moon taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and invited public to find the crash site. Shanmuga Subramanian found the debris about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site. It was visible as a single bright pixel in the first mosaic.

Vikram incident

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Thackeray Beckons Red Signal To Bullet Train Project After Stopping Work On Aarey Car Shed

After stopping work on the Aarey car shed a couple of days back, CM Udbhav Thackeray stalled the Rs. 1.1 lack crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project on the pretext of reviewing the project. Also, he promised brining out a White Paper on state’s finances. Cabinet expansion is also on his priority.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

The Rs. 1.1 lack crore project is facing hurdles in land acquisition especially in the Palghar area of north Mumbai. The government has already acquired 548 hectares of the total requirement of 1,380 hectares. It is a joint project of Gujarat, Mumbai and Center. Stopping this project will bring the Maharashtra government in collision mode with the center.

Farm distress

Udbhav Thackeray demanded a compensation of Rs. 25,000 per hectare for distressed farmers during election campaigns. When reminded by the opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis about the compensation he replied that he expected the opposition leader to talk to the center for release of funds for farm distress.

Maharashtra taxes

Thackeray said that Maharashtra contributes 40-45% of the total revenue from taxes to the center. If the center waves the taxes for two years, Maharashtra can pay all its debt. He further said that he expected … Read the rest