Euphoria: Trouble Don’t Last AlwaysStarring Zendaya, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role, the show will pick up after the season one finale, following Rue as she celebrates Christmas after being left by Jules at the train station. It also stars Jacob Elordi of “The Kissing Booth” fame. It will arrive on December 7 on Disney+ Hotstar Premium. Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.
High School Musical: The Musical: The SeriesSet for a December 11 release, the holiday music special will see the cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” spreading a feel-good holiday cheer. The cast features Joshua Bassett, Olivia Rodrigo, Sofia Wylie, Matt Cornett, Kate Reinders, Julia Lester, Larry Saperstein, Dara Renee, and Frankie Rodriguez. It will be available on Disney+ Hotstar Premium.
LA’s FinestIt shows how detective Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and her partner Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), take on dangerous criminals in Los Angeles. Season 2 will be available on December 4 on SonyLIV.
Shameless S11Shameless has lined up its last season for a December 11 release on Amazon Prime Video. The final season will follow the Gallagher family as they deal with the pandemic, while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) adjust to married life. The comedy-drama also stars William H. Macy and Ethan Cutkosky.
Chilling Adventures of SabrinaThe supernatural horror series will conclude with season four. Starring Kiernan Shipka as the teen witch, the upcoming season drops on December 31 on Netflix.
Black WidowsActors Mona Singh, Swastika Mukherjee, Shamita Shetty, and Raima Sen will be seen in the Indian web series that revolves around how three best friends, who thought they got away with the perfect crime of killing their abusive husbands, find all has not ended yet. It will be the eighth international remake following adaptations in Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, the Middle East, Mexico, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. The series is slated to premiere on December 18 on Zee5. WATCH INDIAN POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES, TRANSPARENCY: PARDARSHITA ON MX PLAYER
PaurashpurA period drama, the makers claim the show belongs to a genre never seen before in the Indian OTT space. Starring Annu Kapoor, Milind Soman, Shilpa Shinde, Poulomi Das, Sahil Salathia, Shaheer Sheikh, and Flora Saini, it will launch on December 29 on ALTBalaji and Zee5.
Bhaag Beanie BhaagActress Swara Bhasker will essay the role of a stand-up comic in the upcoming series, which she describes as a story of a girl finding a place for herself amidst the chaos. It will start streaming on Netflix from December 4. ALSO READ: Short Film Based On Digital Detox Streaming On OTT
Outside InIt is a comedy special by stand-up star Vir Das, who has dedicated it to each one of us who has survived this year. The comedy special is created out of 30 virtual shows that he did during the lockdown. It will premiere on Netflix on December 16.
SandwichFate brings love in Naina and Sameer’s life and later love brings marriage. What happens next in their married life is what the show is all about. Directed by Rohan Sippy, Sandwich features Aahana Kumra and Kunaal Roy Kapur. The show will arrive on SonyLIV on December 25. (IANS)
One in two urban Indians, predominantly young and affluent, are early adopters of technology and are eager to buy new products as well as adopt new technology, a new survey said on Thursday.Technophiles in India skew towards the 18-34 years demographic to a greater extent than many other surveyed markets, according to the data provided by YouGov. More than three in five (62 percent) dedicated followers of new technology are males and dedicated followers are twice more likely than the public to get influenced by opinions of celebrities and influencers, the findings showed. Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated. In India, one in three (30 percent) belong to the “dedicated followers” group and a fifth (19 percent) to the “first wave consumers”. Latecomers account for just 15 percent of the online population in the country. The second wave makes up 17 percent of the Indian online population while discerning customers make up another 20 percent. “YouGov’s whitepaper shows that India has a substantial proportion of early tech adopters, with a high appetite for technology as well as high engagement with it,” said Russell Feldman, Director of Digital, Media and Technology research at YouGov. The whitepaper looked at technology adoption across 25 markets worldwide, based on more than 370,000 interviews with consumers about their tech habits and attitudes. When it comes to personal disposable income, a third of early adopters have between Rs 10,001-Rs 50,000 per month to spend on themselves, compared to 28 percent of the urban online population. Early tech adopters in India differ from the online public even in terms of their usage of the internet. This group of technophiles is more likely to engage in every category of digital activity such as browsing, email, messaging, and streaming. “In terms of attitudes, the early adopter group in India tends to be aspirational and are comfortable taking risks with their money. They enjoy testing new products before they go on sale,” said the survey. ALSO READ: Study: Men And Teenagers Are Affected By Instagram Influencers Their attitudes appear consistent with the public in some areas but deviate from them in other important areas. Dedicated followers, for example, are twice more likely than the public to take the opinions of celebrities and influencers into account when making a purchase. Dedicated followers’ affinity towards social media also stands important for brands, as they are more likely to seek experiences that make for great content on social media. “Therefore, if a brand wants to engage with these new tech enthusiasts, they should approach them with enticing ways rather than mundane marketing gimmicks,” the survey noted. (IANS)
Haryana will soon have a dedicated Science City in Gurugram with the purpose of giving practical information on science along with books to the children and youths of the state so they can understand the science-related facts very closely.For this, a team of the Central government visited four villages to develop Science City in the district on Wednesday. The team consisted of officials from the state government’s Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Culture, and Haryana Space Application Center. Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news. The team has visited Ghamroj, Nimoth, Rahaka, and Patali Hajipur villages in Gurugram. The team was accompanied by Sohna’s SDM Chinar Chahal. The team’s coordinator said that the Science City is expected to come up in an area of 25 to 30 acres. “After identification of the place, its detailed project reports (DPR) will be prepared. In the initial phase, about Rs 500 crore will be spent on this project, 50 percent of which will be borne by the central government and 50 percent of the state government,” the coordinator said. Till now three science cities – Kolkata, Jalandhar, and Ahmedabad – are in the country and the fourth science city will soon be developed in the state as well as first in the NCR region. The concept of Science City has gained popularity in metropolitan cities like Bengaluru and Mumbai. There are plans to have a museum, experiment laboratories, lecture halls, digital systems, and various libraries in the Science City. “Science plays a major role in the development of society. The main focus will be on children so that they use the facilities and become great human beings in the future. Also, the children will also be able to clear their doubts related to science,” said Sohna SDM Chinar Chahal. ALSO READ: Museum For Preserving Sacred Trees of Sikhism The team coordinator also informed that there is also a plan to develop scientific facilities of the Indian Research Space Organization (ISRO) in Science City. Giving an example, he explained how the satellite would take pictures of the earth, process it, plan it, get the satellite into orbit and how it would be launched, etc. The project is being worked out under Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Additional Chief Secretary of state government’s Department of Science and Technology Amit Jha. (IANS)
A new Wildlife Conservation Society-led first-of-its-kind study shows how to fully restore a key tiger landscape by re-wilding it with big, juicy prey animals.Publishing their results in the Journal for Nature Conservation, the authors looked at factors affecting populations of three large ungulates in Thailand’s Western Forest Complex (WEFCOM), a contiguous network of 17 protected areas that together form the largest remaining forest block in mainland Southeast Asia. The 18,000 sq km (6,900 square mile) forest is considered a stronghold where tigers have made a comeback due to conservation measures. However, depletion of prey species has prevented a full recovery of these iconic big cats. Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated. The prey animals in the study included gaur, a massive wild cattle species that can weigh over a ton; banteng, another species of wild cattle with a top weight of over 1,900 pounds; and sambar, a huge deer that can reach well over 1,000 pounds. Across WEFCOM, these large ungulate populations are the preferred prey of tigers but are threatened by human activities such as poaching and habitat fragmentation. Using occupancy models, the researchers found that gaur and sambar occupied just 28 and 50 percent of suitable habitat respectively in WEFCOM. Habitat use by both the gaur and the sambar was lowest in areas closest to human settlements. The banteng has largely vanished from WEFCOM and is now only found in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary where they occupied 57 percent of suitable habitat. The authors then modeled the impact of decreasing human activities around nine villages in the core of WEFCOM. This increased predicted suitable habitat to 68 percent for gaur and 75 percent for sambar. In addition, they modeled the extent of the potential banteng habitat that still remains in the other 16 protected areas in WEFCOM and found that re-wilding could result in a four-fold increase. The authors say the options for increasing large ungulates near communities inside and on the periphery of WEFCOM include increasing SMART patrolling and providing incentives to local communities to reduce poaching. Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: विशेषज्ञों ने कोरोना का जन्म भारत में होने वाले चीनी वैज्ञानिकों के दावे को खारिज किया Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation has continually increased investment and training to improve SMART patrolling, but without local support from local people living in WEFCOM, it is not sufficient. Globally, it is increasingly recognized that recovering large wildlife in large ecosystems needs effective law enforcement complemented by local engagement. Local stakeholder involvement in participatory conservation is gaining wide acceptance as an essential component of ecosystem management. ALSO READ: World’s Wildlife Population Dropped by 68% in 4 Decades Due to Human Activity Said Pornkamol Jornburom of WCS’s Thailand Program and the lead author of the study: “Big cats need big food. This first-of-its-kind study determines where large prey species can be restored to increase the distribution of tigers, and potentially fill a half-full tiger landscape. “This critical research will have a significant impact on the future management and recovery of large mammals in WEFCOM and beyond.” (IANS)
Actress Mrunal Thakur says she likes to pick her roles based on stories and emotions, and not on the star quotient associated with the projects. “Every co-star offers you a unique perspective. From some it’s experienced, from some it’s the craft and from some, it’s their raw energy,” Mrunal said.“I worked with Abhimanyu (Dassani) in ‘Aankh Micholi’ and he was such a hoot in ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’. There’s so much raw energy in him that he is capable of holding the scene all by himself. Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news In ‘Pippa’, I will work with Ishaan Khatter and Priyanshu Painyuli, both of whom are just exemplary at what they do. In the end, I choose a film based on how brilliant the story is and how it will help me further my acting and better my craft. We live in times when content is king,” Mrunal Thakur added. ALSO READ: Bhumi Pednekar: I Want To Explore All Genres In Pippa, she plays Ishaan’s reel sibling. Soni Razdan plays their mother. The war drama casts Ishaan as Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta. The film is directed by Raja Krishna Menon, who earlier made Airlift. Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta of the 45th Cavalry tank squadron, along with his siblings, fought on the eastern front during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971, and the film recounts his story. It is based on his book The Burning Chaffees. Mrunal will also be seen in the sports drama, Jersey, alongside Shahid Kapoor. (IANS)
There were a lot of speculations around how the Oscars would be held amid the Covid pandemic, and it is now confirmed the award gala will not go virtual.“The Oscars in-person telecast will happen,” a representative from the Academy told variety.com. However, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences has decided to push the annual telecast to April 25, 2021, owing to the pandemic. Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated Several sources have shared that by pushing the awards ceremony back, the Academy hopes for cinema halls to regain normalcy, allowing for more film to compete in the annual celebration. ALSO READ: Actor John Abraham Named As The Person Of The Year 2020 By PETA Now, the Academy is focusing on ensuring that the event is held in a traditional manner. However, it is to be seen how they put a plan in place to hold the ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Malayalam film, Jallikattu, has been selected as the official Indian entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021. The 2021 Oscars are scheduled to take place on April 25. The shortlist for next year’s Academy Awards will be unveiled on February 9, and nominations will be announced on March 15. (IANS)
As video streaming turns out to be the savior for millions of people working from homes to refresh their minds, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping artists create their content swiftly and seamlessly for Netflix, according to a company executive.Netflix today is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 190 million paid memberships in over 190 countries. “We have many artists and content creators who can benefit from bringing the on-premises infrastructure they use day-to-day to the Cloud. However, every second count, especially when it comes to the time it takes to compile and render 3D models and animations,” explained Nils Pommerien, Director, Cloud Infrastructure Engineering, Netflix. Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated. “For some time, we have wanted to move these artists’ workstations to AWS in order to take advantage of the performance, elasticity, and cost benefits of the cloud,” he said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the AWS ‘re: Invent 2020′ annual conference being held virtually. Owing to the interactive nature of these applications, the artists need very low-latency access to their workstations to have a good working experience. According to Pommerien, “AWS Local Zones, which bring cloud resources closer to the artists, has been a game-changer for these applications. “By taking advantage of access to AWS’s highly performant and cost-effective compute resources, we have been able to migrate portions of our content creation process to AWS Local Zones, while ensuring an even better experience for artists,” Pommerien explained in an AWS blog post. On the first day of the annual conference, now in its ninth year, AWS announced several new Cloud computing innovations — five new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, two new AWS Outposts form factors, and three new AWS Local Zones locations that extend its lead in offering the broadest and deepest portfolio of computing offerings in the cloud. AWS already has more compute instance types than any other cloud provider, with instances based on the fastest processors from Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and Arm-based instances. AWS spans 77 Availability Zones within 24 geographic regions around the world, with announced plans for 15 more Availability Zones and five more AWS Regions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland. ALSO READ: Chinese Spacecraft To Bring Lunar Soil From Moon “As customers bring more and more workloads to the cloud, AWS continues to expand the industry’s leading compute portfolio to meet their increasingly diverse needs,” said Dave Brown, Vice President, EC2, AWS. “With the new EC2 instance types, AWS Outposts, and AWS Local Zones options we’re introducing today, we’re providing customers with an unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities to help them innovate more cost-effectively, with the right compute for the right job.” (IANS)
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If your kids are spending hours on smartphones, don’t panic. In a new study, researchers have found that time spent on the smartphone was not related to poor mental health. According to the findings, published in the journal ‘Technology, Mind, and Behavior’, general smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression, or stress when it comes to digital detoxes. “A person’s daily smartphone pickups or screen time did not predict anxiety, depression, or stress symptoms,” said study lead author Heather Shaw from the Lancaster University in the UK. In the study, the research team measured the time spent on smartphones by 199 iPhone users and 46 Android users for one week.Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated. Participants were also asked about their mental and physical health, completing clinical scales that measure anxiety and depression symptoms. They also completed a scale that measured how problematic they perceived their smartphone usage to be. Surprisingly, the amount of time spent on the smartphone was not related to poor mental health. Additionally, those who exceeded clinical ‘cut off points’ for both general anxiety and major depressive disorder did not use their phone more than those who scored below this threshold. Instead, the study found that mental health was associated with concerns and worries felt by participants about their own smartphone usage. Previous studies have focussed on the potentially detrimental impact of ‘screen time’, but the study shows that people’s attitudes or worries are likely to drive these findings. ALSO READ: Predicting Breast Cancer By Deep Learning Model According to the researchers, mobile technologies have become even more essential for work and day-to-day life during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our results add to a growing body of research that suggests reducing general screen time will not make people happier,” said study author said David Ellis from the University of Bath. “Instead of pushing the benefits of digital detox, our research suggests people would benefit from measures to address the worries and fears that have grown up around time spent using phones,” Ellis added. (IANS)