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SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has hosted the International Automotive Symposium, and celebrated the opening of its largest greenfield laboratory for automotive quality testing at Chakan in Pune, India.

International Automotive Symposium 2023 - On April 5, 2023, SGS hosted the sixth edition of its ‘International Automotive Symposium’ in Chakan. Guest industry speakers from Maruti Suzuki India; Eaton India and Skoda Volkswagen joined experts and delegates from across the Indian automotive sector to explore new concepts including automobile recycling, technology developments in electric vehicles, and cutting-edge advancements in component and vehicle testing. 

More than 20 years after Apple products entered Indian markets, the tech giant is finally set to open its first stores in the country.

The two stores - in capital Delhi and India's financial hub Mumbai - will be inaugurated later this month. Bloomberg has reported that Apple chief Tim Cook is likely to visit India next week for the occasion.

The employment of young people in Italy on the weekend has aroused controversy, and the Minister of Tourism has a monetary solution. “Young people who work on weekends will earn more than on normal days.”

 The Minister of Tourism, Daniela Santanche, announced this in the presentation to the Chamber of Deputies of the bill on accessible tourism. There has been much debate recently on the lack of workers in tourism.

Jamaican Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP. is currently in Washington D.C. for a series of high-level meetings, over the next four days, with international organizations and tourism partners.

Foremost on Minister Bartlett’s compact itinerary is his participation in the 5th Special Meeting of the OAS Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR), which he chairs. 

Iftar is the fast-breaking evening meal of Muslims in Ramadan at the time call to prayer of the Maghrib prayer. This is their second meal of the day.

The daily fast during Ramadan begins immediately after the pre-dawn meal and continues during the daylight hours, ending with sunset with the evening iftar meal. HM Hakim Ali, the Chair of the World Tourism Network (WTN) Bangladesh Chapter, organized an Iftar party for orphans, co-sponsored and hosted by the Hotel Agrabab in Chattogram, Bangladesh.

LUX* South Ari Atoll, a well-loved resort of The Lux Collective, is presenting its upcoming Artist in Residence programme with international motivational speaker, world-class athlete and celebrated artist Gregory Burns from 10 to 23 May 2023.

After winning numerous gold medals and setting world records in swimming during three Paralympic Games, Gregory transitioned into IronMan events, inspiring many with his discipline and perseverance.

Barbados is the talk of the town in Panama after a sweet cultural showcase entitled ‘A Cultural Fiesta: From Barbados to Panama.’

This event celebrated the longstanding relationship between the two countries and was hosted on March 30, 2023, as a collaboration between Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and the Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mission in Panama.

FII Institute's Global PRIORITY Summit in Miami closed with disruptive and unexpected conversations on peace and prosperity, upcoming big ideas for investments, AI ethics and risks, space as a new superpower, trust in the media - and hope. 

The summit's over 700 delegates crowded the plenary for talks on geopolitical affairs as Jared Kushner took the stage with Brian Hook to discuss his ideas for making a way forward through peace and prosperity in this new global order and Dr. John Chipman of IISS set the backdrop with a 360-degree geopolitical review.

The Central Bank is reporting that Jamaica’s inflation rate is decreasing. Data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) shows that the rate, which peaked at 11.8 per cent in April 2022, fell to 7.8 per cent in February 2023.

Speaking during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) senior deputy governor, Dr Wayne Robinson, said this has resulted from the BOJ’s monetary policy actions as well as lower imported commodity prices and indicated: “We actually responded very swiftly, early and decisively to the increase… that we’ve been seeing… which was actually spurred by rising inflation globally”.

Zambia's mining sector, a significant contributor to the country's economy, has made history after appointing its first female CEO to head one of the biggest mining operations there.

According to a statement from Zambia’s presidential office, Mfikeyi Makayi will head up the copper unit in Zambia for KoBold Metals - a US-based company which uses artificial intelligence to identify battery metal deposits.

Easter is a popular time for many in the UK, it is a big Christian celebration dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus. In the New Testament of the Bible this event is said to have occurred around the third day of his burial. The lead up to Easter is called Holy Week and consists of four important days including, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has joined government ministers, finance executives, and administrators.

The meeting consists of travel and tourism leaders from South Africa, Botswana, Spain, and Sierra Leone on a Ministerial Roundtable titled: ‘Developing a Sustainable Tourism Industry in Africa by Integrating Cultural, Environment, Good Governance and Social Concerns.’ The roundtable is one of the highlights of the African Tourism Investment Summit on now, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the theme: ‘Revitalizing Investment in Sustainable Tourism on the African Continent’.

Comviva, the global leader in customer experience and data monetization solutions, today announced the appointment of key executives for accelerating growth. The new leaders will specifically aim to support Comviva's strategic vision based on new market expansion and deeper client relationships in an accelerating digital economy.

Paul Barowsky has assumed the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer with the primary responsibility for driving expansion in North America and European markets.

Vogue Philippines has put 106-year-old Apo Whang-Od on the cover of its April issue, making the revered tattoo artist the oldest person to ever appear on the front page of Vogue – still the world’s pre-eminent fashion magazine.

The cover has Whang-Od – also known as Maria Oggay – staring straight into the camera, her lips slightly parted, as if she is about to smile but then had second thoughts about it. Her left arm crosses the width of her tiny body, revealing the geometric, tribal tattoos that have made her so iconic.

Several parts of India are forecast to witness hotter-than-usual weather through June, raising the risk of more strain on the power network as people turn to air conditioners to find reprieve from heat waves.

Most areas of central, eastern and north-western states of the nation are likely to experience heat waves during the three-month summer season, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, director general of the India Meteorological Department, said in New Delhi on Saturday.