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Netflix Starts Hindi Service

Netflix will have more Hindi from today. It has launched a Hindi user interface for convenience of the Hindi viewers whose number has increased in the recent years.

Netflix’s Hindi UI

Monika Shergill, VP of content Netflix India, said that delivering a great Netflix experience was as important to them as creating great content. Her mailed statement read that they believed the new UI would make Netflix even more accessible and better suit members that prefer Hindi.

Hindi UI is available under Manage Profiles > Language on the Netflix website. Everything including sign-up, title names, search and payment option will be available in Hindi. Also, the language settings are made profile specific to allow different members on the same Netflix account choose their language preference.


Netflix languages

Netflix said that the Hindi UI will be available for global audiences. Presently the streaming service is offered in 26 different languages. Since Hindi is a preferred language in India and most of the local-language Netflix originals like Sacred Games, Delhi Crime and Choked are in Hindi, it makes sense to add Hindi to the language choice.

Netflix subtitles and dubbing

Netflix’s Hindi service will be different from regular subtitles and dubbing where originals are dubbed or streamed with subtitles in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. But not all originals are available with Indian-language subtitles or dubs. Here the streaming service wants to increase that. But it should be ready for the side-effects like censorship of Hollywood movies and TV shows.… Read more

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What is The Significance of The Engineers Day in India?

Why 15th September is Called an Engineers Day in India?

Every year 15 September is celebrated as Engineers Day to commemorate the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya(Sir MV) for his contributions towards the public good.

Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya

Meet Sir MV

Born on 15 September 1861 into a Telugu speaking Brahmin family in Muddenahalli village in the Kingdom of Mysore in British India, Sir MV received his first honor at the hands of King George V who Knighted Sir MV with Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) for his contributions. An alma mater of College of Engineering Pune, he was instrumental in the making of Krishna Raja Sagra (KRS) dam in Karnataka.

Personal life 

His father, Mokshagundam Srinivasa Sastry, was a noted Sanskrit scholar and teacher and his mother, Venkatalakshamma, was a homemaker. But he lost his father at the tender age of 12. Sir MV received his primary education in Chickballapur. Also, he was one of the few students to attend Central College, Bangalore. After graduation, he went to the College of Engineering, Pune where he received LCE (Licenciate in Civil Engineering).


Sir MV started his career in 1885 as a Service Engineer in Bombay and soon he rose to the position of Executive Engineer in 1896 and then Assistant Superintending Engineer from 1897-99. He visited China and Japan during this time. He worked in municipalities, sanitary departments and irrigation departments of the British government. He also visited various countries on different assignments before retiring from British service in 1909.

Important Appointment 

The most notable appointment of Sir MV was appointed to the top position of the Kingdom of Mysore by Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV. Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya became the 19thDiwan of Mysore in 1912 to 1918.

Bharat Ratna 

In 1955, Sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya was honored with the highest civilian honor of India, the Bharat Ratna for his statesmanship as the Diwan of Mysore and his notable work done in British time.… Read more


India will utilize Facebook’s expertise in digital training

Facebook to train India under Skill India Mission program

Facebook is all set to take the responsibility of empowering youth with digital skills in India. It has signed a formal agreement regarding the incorporation of its Digital Marketing Skills in the courses run by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Contents of the course:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Online Safety
  • Financial Literacy in regional languages

NSCD will send the selected individual to Facebook for comprehensive training. Facebook will allow trainees to access its Jobs tool to look for work opportunities. Simultaneously, the trainees can use Facebook App or visit its website to look for jobs.

An advantage of Skill India Mission

The government annually trains approximately 1 crore youth under is various training programs. The objective of the program is to skill, reskill and upskill the promising youth and budding entrepreneurs in various fields including digital marketing.

Facebook’s commitment

The social media giant has already skilled more than 2 lac youths under its #BoostYourBusiness programme across 16 states in the country.

It has another program #SheMeansBusiness programme for women empowerment in which 30,000 women entrepreneurs are being trained in various skills.

In 2017, Facebook launched Digital Training Hub and is committed to training 500,000 youth by 2020 under its program.


Who said what?

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan said that the partnership with Facebook aimed to leverage the digital opportunity. The opportunity could create a market for many businesses and service offerings for the skilled people. It would also act as an information kiosk for knowledge sharing, said the minister.

The minister further maintained that they were taking a step towards utilizing the immense potential of digital skills for the economic betterment of the country with the support and expertise of Facebook.

Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia – Facebook said they were 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 Read more