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New Delhi : the 13th International Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition, being organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, is all set to be inaugurated on February 10, 2019. 

India’s flagship hydrocarbon international conference is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister of India. Over 95 Energy Ministers from partner countries have been invited by the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas to participate in the Conference. The three-day mega event will showcase the recent market and investor friendly developments that have taken place in the India’s oil and gas sector. It is expected to see participation of over 86 eminent speakers and 7000 delegates from around 70 countries, including technologists, scientists, planners, policy-makers, management experts, entrepreneurs, service-providers and vendors.

Along with the Conference, the event will have a concurrent Exhibition spread over 20,000 square meters at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The PETROTECH 2019 exhibition will focus on development in technologies for exploration & production, process control, refining and pipeline and services, systems, products, oil field hardware, software, analytical instruments, Renewable, R&D, HSE, training and publications of technical literature. Exhibition will remain open to visitors from 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs on 10th & 11th February, and up to 1400 hrs on 12 February 2019.

The Conference will host two Ministerial sessions and a CEOs’ Conclave with participation from overseas ministerial delegations, heads of international organizations and top CEOs of oil and gas companies. Besides, the Conference will also feature three Plenary Sessions and five Theme Sessions, which will be addressed by eminent speakers and technical experts and witness the participation of the Who’s Who of the global oil and gas industry.

The Technical Sessions, running parallel, will see presentation of papers by over 300 speakers in both oral and poster sessions (seven Digital Poster Sessions) on petroleum technology, exploration, drilling, production and processing, refining and other related issues.

The PETROTECH-2019 Exhibition will see participation of over 13 country pavilions and about 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries, with exclusive areas on the Make in India and Renewable Energy theme. Several StartUp companies will also be exhibiting their technology and development during PETROTECH.

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NEW DELHI, 30 January 2019: UNICEF handed over the Critical Appraisal Skills Course for Public Health Reporting to Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India on 29th January 2019 in the esteemed presence of Shri Vikram Gokhle, Veteran Actor. The course, designed with a special focus on immunization as one of the most cost effective means to reduce child mortality, was shared with science writers, journalists and film makers attending the 9th National Science Film Festival of India at Chandigarh University.

The ceremony was presided by Dr. Veena Dhawan, Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Maternal Health), Mr. Nimish Kapoor, Scientist E, Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Shri Sanjay Abhigyan, Convergence Editor, Amar Ujala and Shri Pankaj Pachauri, Editor, GoNEWS. Acclaimed science and health filmmakers and health reporters from media were also present at the ceremony.

Critical Appraisal Skills workshop engages working correspondents from media covering public health and related issues. The objective of these workshops is to provide an evidence-based framework to editorial teams and their mentors on the need to critically appraise public health-related information.

UNICEF in partnership with University of Oxford, Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and The Reuters Foundation conceptualised and developed the Critical Appraisal Skills (CAS) syllabus for working journalists, senior correspondents, faculty and students of media studies.

The CAS syllabus is being offered by University of Oxford to public health professionals in the UK and has been adapted for Indian media professionals and students in 2015-16. 

Vigyan Prasar (VP) is a national institution for science communication and an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The principal objective of Vigyan Prasar is to serve India’s science popularization agenda. Vigyan Prasar is engaged with science filmmakers, science journalists, communicators and other stakeholders through variety of science communication programmes including science film festivals and workshops. Vigyan Prasar in collaboration with UNICEF is planning to conduct series of workshops on Critical Appraisal Skills Course for Public Health Reporting for journalists and media students across the country.


घायल, वंश, आर्मी, रेफ्यूजी, एलओसी कारगिल समेत 43 फिल्मों और दूरदर्शन के मशहूर टीवी सीरियल सुराग से अपनी अलग पहचान बनाने वाले एक्टर सुदेश बेरी को कोई पहचान की जरुरत नहीं। वह बॉलीवुड के साथ साथ टेलीविज़न के रूपले परदे पर भी अपना कमाल दिखा रहे है, उन्होंने महाभरत, अगले जन्म मुझे बिटिया ही कीजो, देवों के देव महादेव, सिया के राम, बेगुसराई जैसे कई टीवी सीरीज में नज़र आचुके है, और अभी वह मुस्कान और शक्ति. अस्तित्व एक एहसास की में मुखिया भूमिका में नज़र आ रहे है।

सुदेश बेरी आपको बता दे की वह हमेसा से एक्टिंग के लिए सबसे आगे होते है, वह मानते है की उनके के प्यार और उनके आशीर्वाद के कारन वह एक साथ दो सीरियल्स और भी एक ही दिन में दो रूपले ज़िन्दगी जी रहे है, इस दौरान उन्हें कई परेशानियों का सामना है, वैसे ही हालही में जब वह सीरियल शक्ति की शूटिंग कर रहे ते तभी दौड़ ते दौड़ ते उनके पैरों में मोच आ गयी जिसके बाद वह कुछ पल के लिए अपने पैरों को आराम दे कर फिर से अपनी शूटिंग शुरू कर चुके ते, प्रोडक्शन के मन करने के बाबजूद भी सुदेश बेरी ने फिर से शूटिंग शुरू करने के लिए कहा और फिर से अपने काम पर लग गए, सुदेश बेरी कहते है की शूटिंग के दौरान ऐसी छोटी चोटे आती रहती है, लेकिन जब बात अभिनय की आती है तो मुझे कुछ और नहीं सूझता है, अगर मुझे एक साथ पांच शोज भी करनी पड़ी तो में वह खुशी से करूँगा


COLORS will soon introduce a new series titled Courtroom, and spruce up their weekend line up with this crime-legal drama. While everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, only the judicial system has the right to deliver justice. With the thought of ‘Sacchai Haazir Ho’, Courtroom intends to reiterate the role of the court of law. The show will showcase various real life cases from across the country, where landmark verdicts were delivered. Produced by Optimystix Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd, Courtroom, will premier in Feburary 2019, only on COLORS.

Popular actor Vikas Kumar has been roped in to take the viewers on a journey of gruesome and mind-boggling real life crimes and the strict decisions that our judicial system delivered. As the narrator of ‘Courtroom’, Vikas Kumar will help set the context of each case for the viewers’ to witness.

Talking about his association with the show, Vikas Kumar said, “Our show will have the spotlight on cases related to road rage, sexual harassment, revenge porn, conspiracy etc. The basic aim behind the show is to educate and spread awarness of how the court of law functions and the proceedings that take place before landmark judgements are passed. The show will have reconstruction of real life events. Being associated with such a show instils a sense of responsibility and excitment in me.”

Courtroom will premier in Feburary, only on COLORS


To launch a 3D theatre inside V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo, powered with content from Animal Planet, starting February 01

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has tied up with India’s no 1 wildlife channel Animal Planet to sensitize citizens of Mumbai, especially children, about the importance of wildlife. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, MCGM will launch its 3D Theater located inside V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo, powered with world class content from Animal Planet, starting February 01, 2019. The entry to the theatre will be free for students from MCGM schools; there will be a nominal fee of Rs. 50 for non-MCGM school students/ individuals.

V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo is the first zoo in the country to launch a theatre inside its premises. The soon to be launched cinema with a seating capacity of more than 200 will showcase 4 shows a day. The first show will start at 11:00 hours while the last show will be screened at 16:00 hrs every day. V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo attracts more than 15,000 individuals on a week day while regular weekend entries crosses 30,000. The launch of a new theatre, powered by marquee content from Animal Planet, will give a tremendous boost to the popularity of the Zoo along with sensitizing visitors about wildlife.

Hon’ble Mayor, Shri Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, said, “Following the success of MCGM’s initiative with respect to the Humboldt Penguin Gallery at the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo which has garnered wide ranging interest from the citizens of Mumbai, we are pleased to announce this one of a kind initiative in which MCGM is tying up with Discovery Communications India to bring exciting documentaries from their wildlife channel Animal Planet which will be screened exclusively for the visitors of the zoo. Our aim, through this entertainment led initiative, is to make every Mumbaikar sensitive about the importance of wild life.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, MCGM, said, “The state of art theater at V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo was conceptualized because we wanted to give a new-age dimension of learning led entertainment; with a larger cause of educating the young generation of India about the importance of wild life. We are delighted that Animal Planet has joined hands with us in this unique initiative. Initially, we are starting off with a line-up of 5 shows which will be changed at regular intervals to keep the audiences engaged.”

“We expect natural traction for the soon to be launched theatre. In addition, we will also launch an aggressive school reach out campaign inviting students from MCGM schools to experience the world class theatre,” added Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

Zulfia Waris, Vice President, Premium & Digital networks, Discovery Communications India said, “It is an honor for us to work along with MCGM in sensitizing citizens of Mumbai, especially children, about wild life. The initial line-up of documentaries offered to the V.J.B. Udyan & Zoo theatre are entertaining and at the same time thought provoking – emerging from the fascinating intersection of the animal, human and natural worlds. We are confident that this unique initiative will go a long way in engaging and awakening viewers to the need for animal welfare and conservation.”

Animal Planet’s marquee documentaries like ‘Jawai: India’s Leopard Hills’, ‘African Wild’, ‘Mysterious Wilds Of India’, ‘Extinct Or Alive’ and ‘Speed Of Life’ are being be showcased at Mumbai Zoo Theater


Ace tennis player Sania Mirza will be making an appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show along with sister Anam Mirza in the upcoming episode this weekend. Sania who shares a close bond with Kapil found him to have changed after marriage.

Sania who is born and brought up in Hyderabad, has a good command over the Hyderabadi Hindi but she feels that her sister Anam is more adept at speaking the local language. Sania feels that the people of Hyderabad are generally relaxed in nature and a little bit lazy as well, therefore they end up eating words and have short forms of all Hindi words, like aaiku, jaiku, etc.

Speaking about Hyderabad, the Biryani preparation there is world famous. Kapil thanks Sania for treating him and his team to one of the tastiest Biryanis he has ever had when he was in Hyderabad to which Sania immediately snaps and tell him, “you haven’t yet returned the utensils and they keep asking me for it.”

Kapil then recalls the entire incident in detail and says, “We had gone to Hyderabad and wanted to have some Biryani. We called up Sania to enquire about the best place from where we can order. Sania who was in Dubai then, arranged some mouth-watering Biryani for all of us. We went berserk seeing the quantity as it was so much. We sent portions of it to every room and by the end of it, everyone in the hotel including the staff was smelling of Biryani. In the process, few utensils were lost. We thought we would settle the bill for Biryani but instead the person who had got the Biryani started asking about his utensils.”

Watch The Kapil Sharma Show every Saturday & Sunday at 9.30pm on Sony Entertainment Television


TV actress Ariah Agrawal had a narrow escape, recently and she can’t thank God and her co-actor Parth Samthaan for that. Ariah, who recently entered the show Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2, as Anurag’s fiancé got involved in an unfortunate accident on the sets. Apparently the actress was shooting for a scene and she runs after Parth in the show. She sees a photograph of Prerna and tears it and throws it out of the window after burning it. The burnt paper fell on the curtain and the whole mansion catches fire. This is when everyone started running out of the building and Anurag saved Mishka and ran out of the sets.

Ariah said, “I never thought that the burnt piece of paper will catch fire like this. In the scene I am looking for Anurag who goes after Prerna and I reach his room to find a photograph of Prerna. I get very upset and burn her picture and throw it out of the window. But, unfortunately the curtain caught fire and in no time the Basu mansion was on fire.”


In the upcoming episode of Khatron Ke Khiladi 9, the viewers have something to look forward to, an entry of a wild card for this week is the gorgeous and talented Shamita Shetty. Her entry will only up the competition and raise the bar for the amongst the khiladi’s. Shamita has a weak stomach for roaches and this is something that did not escape Rohit Shetty’s attention. To welcome her on the first day of the shoot, Rohit presented her with a gift that she thought to be a very sweet gesture. Hardly did she have any idea of the content in the box she unwraps the cover of the gift, only to find that it has cockroaches inside.

Will Shamita be able to do the task?