No social media at Isha Ambani wedding: Guests requested to respect privacy and sanctity of occasion

The Ambani and Piramal family

The Ambani and Piramal family

The wedding fever is raging on as the celebrations for one of the most anticipated and biggest wedding begins from today. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal kicked off their wedding festivities in the beautiful city of Udaipur from today.

The celebrations will happen at The Oberoi Udaivilas today, December 8 and some events will happen at City Palace on December 9.

The Ambanis and the Piramals are leaving no stone unturned to make Isha and Anand’s wedding a memorable day. From designing a Rs 3 lakh wedding invite to serving 5,100 people in an Anna Seva ceremony, the couple’s wedding will be one grand affair.

The couple arrived in Udaipur on December 6 with designer Manish Malhotra to kick-off the preparations for their wedding celebrations, which are speculated to be an intimate affair. The couple apparently wants to celebrate their wedding as a personal and private moment with their close-knit circle of friends.

Seems like Isha is taking cue from her best-friend Priyanka’s wedding, as she has also banned the use of mobile phones, social media and sharing images at the venue.

The couple has also requested the guests to respect their privacy and the sanctity of the occasion.

Although, it is speculated that the photos will be shared on the social media by the family themselves, like the grand announcement they made for Isha’s wedding in October.

Isha’s wedding will be covered by Joseph Radhik, who was also the wedding photographer for Priyanka’s wedding at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.

Isha and Anand will tie the knot on December 12 at Ambanis Mumbai residence, Antilia. It will be attended by all the big names in the industry.

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Nokia 3.1 now available in Germany, Italy and Malaysia

Small, affordable, Android One – that’s the elevator pitch for the Nokia 3.1. The phone just launched in Germany, Italyand Malaysia, check out the links below.

The pricing in Europe is around €150-170 and in Malaysia it’s MYR 655 (€140). The regional Nokia sites don’t have it yet, but Amazon and other retailers do.

Nokia 3.1 now available in Germany, Italy and Malaysia

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Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

Facebook Joins Skill India Mission to Empower Youth

Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital skills in India.

The partnership, signed in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will enable Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to incorporate Facebook’s training on Digital Marketing Skills in its courses, besides providing trainees with access to local, domestic and international markets.

The programme includes courses on Digital Marketing, Online Safety and Financial Literacy in regional languages with Facebook imparting training to people nominated by the NSDC. This will up-skill job seekers and increase their prospects of employment.

“We are delighted to partner with the National Skill Development Corporation to help in upskilling the youth of the country and also empower local businesses by providing training and resources to build up a digital presence and grow their businesses beyond what the traditional offline economies offer,” Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia – Facebook, said in a statement.

“This skilled workforce and successful businesses are imperative for boosting employment and economic growth in the country,” she added.

The collaboration will also enable trainees to have access to Facebook’s Jobs tool to easily search for job openings. They can easily search for jobs in their Facebook app or visit www.facebook.com/jobs through their mobile phones while controlling the sharing of information with prospective employers.

“The partnership with Facebook aims to leverage the digital opportunity which can assist in creating a market place for many businesses and service offerings for candidates getting trained under our skill ecosystem and; also act as an information kiosk for knowledge sharing,” said Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

“With Facebook’s expertise and support, we are taking a step towards utilising the immense potential of digital skills for the economic betterment of the country,” he said.

Under the Skill India Mission, nearly one crore youth in the country are being annually skilled, reskilled and upskilled through various central government programmes.

Facebook’s previous training programmes on Digital Marketing Skills have upskilled more than 200,000 youth and entrepreneurs under the #BoostYourBusiness programme across 16 states in the country.

Under the network giant’s #SheMeansBusiness programme, another 30,000 women entrepreneurs are currently being trained, the company said.

In 2017, Facebook launched Digital Training Hub which aims to train 500,000 youth and entrepreneurs by 2020.

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Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed.

The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said publishers often had “very different points of view” and removing fabricated posts would be “contrary to the basic principles of free speech”, the BBC reported on Friday.

Facebook has been scrutinised for its role in spreading fake news after evidence emerged that Russia tried to influence US voters using the social network.

The company on Wednesday held an event in New York where it sought to convince journalists it was tackling the problem.

“We created Facebook to be a place where different people can have a voice,” John Hegeman from Facebook said while responding to CNN. “We allow people to post it as a form of expression, but we’re not going to show it at the top of News Feed.”

The site had done a trial displaying a red warning icon next to articles that fact checkers had identified as false, but later said it found this approach had “entrenched deeply held beliefs”.

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