May 11 News Roundup | Deepika Padukone on TIME magazine cover, Google Bard AI in India & more
From Deepika Padukone credited for bringing Bollywood to the world on the TIME magazine cover to 3 medals assured for India in World Boxing Championships, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in our May 11 news roundup.
Deepika Padukone features on TIME Magazine cover; termed 'The Global Star'
Award-winning Indian actress Deepika Padukone has become the latest celebrity to feature on the cover of TIME magazine. The actress has been termed 'The Global Star' on the cover while also being given the credit for bringing Bollywood to the world with her movies and iconic persona.
Karnataka Elections: Exit polls give edge to Congress
Several exit polls released mid-week have given an edge to Congress in Karnataka assembly elections. The India Today-Axis exit poll gave Congress the highest number of seats with 122-140 while the BJP and JD(S) lagged behind with 62-80 and 20-25 seats, respectively.
Controversial film 'The Kerala Story' gears up for release in 37 countries on May 12
The Kerala Story, a controversial film which has been banned by several states in India, is ready for release in a whopping 37 countries on May 12. The film is based on the forced conversion of women from Kerala and their recruitment to the terrorist group ISIS.
Rajasthan, Assam and Andhra Pradesh oppose recognition of same-sex marriages
States of Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have opposed same-sex marriages in their letter to the Central Government, citing concerns imbalanced family systems and sanctity marriage. Meanwhile, some states including Uttar Pradesh have sought more time to respond on the issue.
Google's Bard AI opens in 180 countries, including India
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that Google's own chatbot named 'Bard' will now be accessible in 180 countries, including. He made the announcement at the Google I/O 2023 event and users in India will now be able to use Bard in English.
3 medals assured for India in World Boxing Championships
Indian boxers Deepak Bhoria, Nishant Dev and Mohammed Hussamuddin won their respective quarter-finals bout in the ongoing World Boxing Championships. With their victories, 3 medals have been now assured for the Indian contingent at the ongoing championships.
Nokia launches new affordable smartphone 'C22' in India
Nokia has launched a super-affordable range of smartphones 'C-22' in India, starting at ₹7,999. Furthermore, the new smartphone is available in purple, sand and charcoal color variants and features 6.5 inch HD+ display along with 5000 mAh battery.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the globe and follow-ups on these stories.