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Edouard Manet: Carving a niche in art history

Born in Paris on January 23, 1832 to Eugenie-Desiree Fournier, the daughter of a diplomat and Auguste Manet, a judge. Although his father wanted him to pursue a career in law, young Edouard Manet developed the desire to become an artist. . In 1841, he enrolled in the College Rollin secondary school. Four years later, Manet enrolled in a drawing course wherein he met Antonin Proust, who became minister of fine arts and lifelong friend.

Vivo joins ‘flagship killer’ race in India with ‘iQoo’, aims to be first to launch Snapdragon 865 SoC phone

As the smartphone market in India gets more competitive with brands launching more powerful smartphones with aggressive price tags, companies like Oppo and Xiaomi are betting on their ‘sub-brands’ to cater to different segments. We have seen Realme, Poco and others emerging as separate entities in the past couple of years and now Vivo has joined the bandwagon as well. In an exclusive talk with select publications, Vivo today announced the launch of “iQoo” sub-brand in India. For those unaware, the iQoo brand, until now, was limited to China only.

Month-long plan to clean up Yamuna

Following orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to clean up the Yamuna river, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has planned a month-long, statewide campaign to increase public awareness about the polluted and ways to rejuvenate it through community participation.

According to an official circular and timetable issued to all regional offices of the HSPCB on January 16 (a copy of which is with HT), the campaign will involve river clean-up drives, quizzes, street plays and other activities for citizens and students. As per the timetable, two major clean-up drives are scheduled to be held in the city — on February 10 and February 21 — in collaboration with the district administration and RWAs.

In Faridabad, the drive will be held on February 24. Other districts, which will be part of the campaign, are Hisar, Sonepat, Dharuhera, Panipat, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Karnal, Palwal, Bhiwani, Panchkula, Yamuna Nagar and Ballabhgarh, all of which discharge their sewage (either untreated or partially treated) into the Yamuna. The awareness drive is scheduled to end on February 28, with a community awareness programme in Gurugram.

Kiara Advani says she never looked at Kabir Singh as a hero in any manner

Last year’s blockbuster, Kabir Singh surely changed the course of her career. Since then, Kiara Advani has been on a roll with several big-ticket films and another major hit (Good Newwz; 2019) under her belt. But even now, the actor gets questioned about the Shahid Kapoor-starrer and her ‘submissive, weak’ character in it even as a section of people felt that the film endorsed toxic masculinity. Kiara, on her part, is clear that she “didn’t look at him (Kabir) as a hero in any manner”.

More students are in school. But it is not enough| Analysis

By its resolution of December, 2018, the General Assembly (UNGA) invited “all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, other international and regional organizations and civil society organizations”, among others, to observe January 24 of every year as the International Day of Education (IDE). As today marks the second anniversary of this major landmark, it is pertinent to ask whether there is anything worth celebrating in the field of education.

India vs New Zealand: Upbeat India take on injury-struck Kiwis as build-up to T20 World Cup continues

Preparations for the World Cup on top of their agenda, India will take on an injury-hit New Zealand in a rare five-match T20 International series starting Friday during which seam-friendly wickets would be a major challenge for the visitors. Unlike most overseas tours, this will be a quick start for the Indian team. In a tight season, the first T20 comes only five days after their last ODI against Australia at home.

India vs New Zealand: Where Virat Kohli and team travel, Indian sponsors follow

The Virat Kohli-led Indian team has traversed 7435 air-miles to reach New Zealand for a 42-day cricket tour, and Indian sponsors have followed. India will be playing 5 T20I’s, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests in New Zealand, and each of the three trophies will feature an Indian sponsor. Noida-based water-purifier brand Kent RO has struck a title rights sponsorship deal with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and will lend their name to the T20 series scheduled to begin this Friday. The ODI and Test trophies will be sponsored by Indian whisky brand Royal Stag.