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Leh, Ladakh – June 15, 2024: The vibrant celebration of Hemis Tseschu has commenced in Ladakh, drawing devotees and tourists from across the globe to the Hemis Monastery. This annual festival, one of the largest and most significant in the region, honors Guru Padmasambhava, the revered Indian Buddhist master credited with spreading Buddhism in Tibet.

The festival began with traditional ceremonies and the unfurling of the monastery’s giant thangka, a sacred Buddhist painting. Monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks performed the mystical Cham dance, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. The air was filled with the sounds of traditional music, chanting, and the mesmerizing beats of drums and cymbals.

Visitors have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Ladakh’s rich cultural heritage, witness age-old rituals, and participate in the festive spirit. The Hemis Tseschu not only holds religious significance but also promotes cultural tourism, contributing to the local economy.

The festival will continue for two days, concluding with a series of rituals and blessings. Authorities have ensured all necessary arrangements for the comfort and safety of attendees, anticipating a larger turnout than previous years.

As the Hemis Tseschu unfolds, it reaffirms Ladakh’s status as a vibrant cultural and spiritual hub, attracting people from all walks of life to celebrate its timeless traditions.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized prioritizing the concerns of the Global South, especially Africa, during the Outreach Session at the G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy. He highlighted India’s honor in having the African Union admitted as a permanent member of the G20 under its presidency.

Modi discussed India’s energy transition strategy, focusing on availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability, and reiterated India’s goal to achieve NET ZERO by 2070. He also called for global participation in India’s “Plant4Mother” campaign, initiated on World Environment Day, to promote tree plantation.

Addressing India’s AI mission, “AI for All,” Modi stressed that AI should promote progress and well-being. He noted India’s role as a founding member of the Global Partnership for AI and emphasized international collaboration.

Celebrating the G7’s 50th anniversary, Modi expressed satisfaction in attending the summit post his re-election, and shared India’s success in utilizing digital technology for public services, advocating for a human-centric approach to technology.

The Italian Prime Minister, in her opening remarks, emphasized the importance of global cooperation, respect, and peer-to-peer engagement to tackle global challenges like AI, energy, and issues concerning Africa and the Mediterranean.

Modi held bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on the sidelines of the summit. With Kishida, Modi affirmed prioritizing India-Japan ties in his third term and reviewed collaborative projects like the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail and the India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership.

In discussions with Meloni, Modi explored enhancing defence and security cooperation, clean energy, manufacturing, space, AI, and critical minerals. They celebrated the signing of an MoU on Industrial Property Rights and a Letter of Intent for Cooperation in Energy Transition. Both leaders also stressed the need for early implementation of the Migration and Mobility Agreement to facilitate professional and academic exchanges.

Earlier, Modi engaged with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He also met with US President Joe Biden, reaffirming India-US cooperation, and King Abdullah II of Jordan, appreciating strong bilateral ties. Modi’s meeting with Pope Francis highlighted his admiration for the Pope’s dedication to service and environmental sustainability, and he extended an invitation to visit India.

Additionally, Modi met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Brazil President Lula da Silva, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, strengthening India’s global diplomatic relations.

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Italy: good evening everyone, and thank you very much for accepting the invitation to participate in the G7 Outreach session here in Puglia under the Italian Presidency.

We didn’t choose this place by chance, we chose it because Puglia is a southern region of Italy and because it is a land that has historically represented a bridge between West and East, a place of dialogue in the ‘middle sea’ that, through northern Africa and the Middle East, connects the two great maritime spaces of the globe: the Atlantic on one side and the Indo-Pacific on the other.

This place and this wide outreach that we wanted to invite are a clear message from the G7 under the Italian Presidency. We will never accept the narrative that wants the ‘West against the rest’. We know we can only deal with the global challenges we are facing if we are able to cooperate with respect and with a peer-to-peer approach. Among the many global challenges that we are called on to face in this period, we decided to dedicate the Outreach session to those that we consider very pressing: Artificial Intelligence first of all, with the opportunities it opens up and the risks it hides; the Mediterranean, an area of crisis and a place of dialogue; the African continent, with which we work to build a completely new cooperation as equals; and, obviously, the need to deal without ideological approaches with climate change, which impacts above all on the nations of the Global South.

We will have two keynote speakers to start our work. His Holiness Pope Francis, who gave us the great honour to participate in our working session and will share with us his point of view on Artificial Intelligence. It is the first time that a Pontiff participates in a meeting of the Group of Seven, and this inevitably makes today’s appointment a historic moment. So, I will never thank you enough for being here, Your Holiness.

Then we will have His Excellency Mohamed Ould El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania and rotating Chair of the African Union, who will bring the point of view of African nations on the expectations of the continent.

I’ll stop here. Thank you again, Your Holiness. The floor is yours.

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Kyiv, Ukraine — Russian forces launched a barrage of missiles and drones targeting the Kyiv region and five other areas in Ukraine during a nighttime attack on Wednesday. This assault comes as international diplomatic activities ramp up to address the ongoing conflict that has entered its third year.

Ukraine’s air force reported shooting down 29 out of 30 air targets, including four cruise missiles, one Kinzhal ballistic missile, and 24 Shahed drones. Despite the successful interception, several people sustained injuries. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy lauded the air force’s efforts, emphasizing that such defensive successes could become routine if Ukraine received additional air defense systems. He reiterated his call for Western allies to provide more support, particularly air defense technology. In response, the United States has committed to sending another Patriot missile system, according to two U.S. officials.

The intensifying attacks coincide with a series of significant international meetings aimed at bolstering Ukraine’s defense and exploring pathways to peace. Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) rich democracies, including U.S. President Joe Biden, are set to convene in Italy on Thursday for their annual summit. A key agenda item will be strategizing on how to channel more funds to Ukraine by leveraging frozen Russian assets.

On the same day, defense chiefs from the U.S., Europe, and other nations will gather in Brussels for their monthly discussion on Ukraine’s security needs. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will host this meeting, underscoring the urgency of addressing Ukraine’s military requirements as the conflict drags on.

Adding to the flurry of diplomatic activity, Switzerland will host a peace summit next weekend, drawing representatives from nearly 90 countries and organizations, including numerous European nations. Notably, Russia will not participate in this summit, highlighting the ongoing international isolation of Moscow.

Ukraine continues to face severe challenges on the battlefield. Its forces, outgunned and outnumbered, are striving to hold back the larger Russian army. Recent months have seen Ukrainian troops struggling with shortages of personnel, ammunition, and air defenses as Russian forces aim to disrupt national power supplies and break through front lines in the eastern regions. Military analysts suggest that Ukraine must endure the summer onslaught, train more soldiers, fortify defenses, and hope for an acceleration in Western military aid to potentially mount its own offensive in 2025.

Meanwhile, Russia’s efforts have been marked by incremental and costly gains. In the northeastern Kharkiv region, Russian units have been bogged down in the town of Vovchansk, according to Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi. The Kremlin’s forces have also been concentrating their efforts on the partly occupied Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, with an eye on strategic hubs like the hilltop city of Chasiv Yar.

The human toll of Europe’s largest conflict since World War II is staggering, with tens of thousands of casualties on both sides, including over 11,000 Ukrainian civilian deaths reported by the United Nations. As Ukraine looks to its Western allies for continued support, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought assistance from nations like Iran and North Korea. Reports suggest that Putin may soon make a third visit to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, further indicating the lengths to which Russia is going to secure resources for its war effort.

As the war grinds on, the international community remains divided, with both sides reaching out to friendly nations for military and economic support. The upcoming diplomatic engagements will be crucial in shaping the future course of the conflict and the prospects for a resolution.

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Apple today previewed iOS 18, a groundbreaking update set to transform the iPhone experience with enhanced customization, a redesigned Photos app, powerful new connectivity options, and the introduction of Apple Intelligence, a sophisticated personal intelligence system. This major release marks a significant leap forward in making the iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever before.

A New Era of Customization

With iOS 18, Apple introduces unprecedented levels of customization across the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and Control Center. Users can now arrange apps and widgets freely in any open space on the Home Screen, even placing them above the dock for quicker access. This flexibility extends to the Lock Screen, where users can switch or remove controls at the bottom, choosing from a gallery of options for a tailored experience. The redesigned Control Center offers new customization and flexibility, allowing users to add controls from third-party apps and organize them into personalized groups for media playback, home controls, and connectivity.

Photos App Gets a Major Overhaul

The Photos app receives its biggest redesign to date, aimed at helping users easily find and relive their cherished moments. A unified, single view now displays photos in a familiar grid format, enhanced with new collections that organize content by themes. Users can pin favorite collections for quick access, while a new carousel view showcases daily highlights featuring people, pets, places, and more. Autoplaying content within the app brings photo libraries to life, and customizable features allow users to tailor the experience to their unique needs.

Staying Connected in Innovative Ways

iOS 18 brings significant enhancements to the Messages app, including dynamic text effects and new formatting options such as bold, underline, italics, and strikethrough. Users can now express themselves more vividly with animated appearances for letters, words, phrases, or emojis. The app also introduces Messages via satellite, enabling communication when cellular or Wi-Fi connections are unavailable. This feature leverages existing iPhone satellite technology to send and receive texts, emojis, and Tapbacks over iMessage and SMS.

For the first time, the Messages app supports RCS (Rich Communication Services), providing a richer media experience and more reliable group messaging compared to traditional SMS and MMS. This update ensures seamless communication across devices, enhancing user connectivity.

Mail and Safari Enhancements

Later this year, Mail will introduce on-device categorization to streamline inbox management, sorting emails into categories like Primary, Transactions, Updates, and Promotions. A new digest view compiles relevant emails from a single business, allowing users to quickly scan important information.

Safari, the world’s fastest browser, now offers a redesigned Reader experience and Highlights feature that surfaces key information about webpages. Machine learning technology enables users to review summaries, locate key details, and enjoy articles without distraction.

Introducing the Passwords App

Building on the foundation of Keychain, the new Passwords app consolidates passwords, passkeys, Wi-Fi passwords, and verification codes into one convenient place. The app also alerts users about common password weaknesses and potential data breaches, enhancing security.

Privacy and Security Innovations

iOS 18 emphasizes user privacy with new features like locked and hidden apps, ensuring that sensitive information remains private. Users can lock apps with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode, and hide them from search and notifications. Additionally, iOS 18 allows users to selectively share contacts with apps and seamlessly connect third-party accessories without exposing their entire network.

Apple Intelligence: A Leap Forward

Apple Intelligence, deeply integrated into iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, leverages the power of generative models combined with personal context to deliver highly relevant and useful experiences. This new system enhances writing with systemwide tools for rewriting, proofreading, and summarizing text across various apps. Image Playground allows users to create playful images, while the new Clean Up tool in Photos removes distracting background objects without altering the subject.

Siri becomes more natural and contextually relevant, with the ability to switch between text and voice communication. Private Cloud Compute ensures privacy in AI processing, with data used solely to fulfill user requests and not stored or accessed by Apple.

Additional Features and Enhancements

  • Apple Maps: Users can explore national park hikes, create custom walking routes, and access offline maps. A new Places Library allows saving favorite hikes and locations with personal notes.
  • Game Mode: Enhances gaming with consistent frame rates and responsive wireless accessories.
  • Apple Pay: Introduces new ways to pay, including redeeming rewards and accessing installments from eligible cards. Tap to Cash allows sending and receiving Apple Cash by holding two iPhones together.
  • SharePlay: Enhances the listening experience with shared control of music from HomePod, Apple TV, or Bluetooth-enabled speakers.
  • AirPods Updates: Introduces head gestures for Siri interactions, voice isolation for clearer calls, and the best wireless audio latency for mobile gaming.
  • Notes and Journal: Adds Math Notes for instant equation solving, collapsible sections, and new journaling features with mindful minutes tracking.
  • Calendar and Health: Shows events and tasks together, redesigned Medical ID, and pregnancy health recommendations.
  • Emergency SOS Live Video: Allows sharing live video or media during emergency calls for faster assistance.
  • Home App: Introduces guest access and hands-free unlock with Ultra Wideband technology.
  • Accessibility: Adds Eye Tracking for navigation, Music Haptics for experiencing music through vibrations, and Vocal Shortcuts for performing tasks with custom sounds.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, expressed excitement about the release, stating, “iOS 18 is a huge release with incredible features, including new levels of customization and capability, a redesigned Photos app, and powerful ways to stay connected with Messages. This release also marks the beginning of a tremendously exciting new era of personal intelligence with Apple Intelligence delivering intuitive, powerful, and instantly useful experiences that will transform the iPhone experience, all with privacy at the core. We can’t wait for users to experience it.”

iOS 18 is poised to redefine the iPhone experience, offering users more control, privacy, and intelligence than ever before.

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In a nail-biting encounter at the T20 World Cup 2024, India clinched a narrow six-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in New York, showcasing a dramatic and fiercely contested match that kept fans on the edge of their seats. This win not only restored India’s confidence after a surprising Super Over defeat to co-hosts USA in Dallas but also reaffirmed their dominance in the iconic cricket rivalry.

A Battle of Nerves

Held at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, the match witnessed India being bowled out for 119 in 19 overs on a challenging pitch. Despite the modest total, India’s formidable pace attack, led by the exceptional Jasprit Bumrah, managed to defend the score against a determined Pakistani side.

Bumrah’s Match-Winning Spell

Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the hero of the match with a phenomenal bowling performance, claiming 3 wickets for just 14 runs in his four-over spell, including 11 dot balls and only conceding a solitary boundary. His efforts, combined with Hardik Pandya’s 2 for 24, were instrumental in choking Pakistan’s middle order during the crucial death overs.

Pakistan’s Stuttered Chase

Pakistan, at one stage, seemed to be cruising towards victory, with Mohammad Rizwan anchoring their innings. They were well-placed at 80 for three in 14 overs, poised to achieve their second T20 World Cup win against India in three years. However, Bumrah’s crucial dismissals of Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed turned the tide in India’s favor. Pakistan’s batting lineup faltered under pressure, managing only two boundaries in the death overs and ultimately finishing at 113 for seven in 20 overs.

Reactions from Cricket Legends

Cricket legends were quick to react to India’s thrilling win. Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar praised the Indian bowlers and took a playful dig at Pakistan, tweeting, “India vs Pakistan. New continent, same result. T20 may be a batters’ game, but in New York, bowlers were the Apple of our eyes today. What a thrilling match! Great atmosphere and a wonderful exhibition of our great game in America. Well played, India #INDvPAK #T20WorldCup.”

Virender Sehwag lauded Bumrah’s stellar performance, posting, “Haar se Jitane waale ko Bumrah kehte hain. What a fabulous spell and a very special win in New York.”

Yuvraj Singh, former T20 World Cup winner and one of this year’s tournament ambassadors, attributed the victory to Rohit Sharma’s astute captaincy. “India wins a thrilling low-scoring contest against Pakistan! Rohit’s @ImRo45 strategic masterclass shines through! His clever use of bowlers was the game-changer. Pakistan’s batting struggled to counter India’s precise attack. Well-deserved win for Team India.”

Looking Ahead

Following this intense clash, India will face co-hosts and current table-toppers USA on Wednesday in New York. Their final league game is set against Canada on Saturday in Dallas, where they aim to continue their winning momentum and secure a strong position in the tournament.

The victory against Pakistan has not only lifted the spirits of the Indian team but also set a high standard for the remaining matches in the T20 World Cup 2024, promising more excitement and fierce competition in the days to come.

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New Delhi : Shri. Narendra Modi was sworn in today as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term. President Droupadi Murmu administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to Mr. Modi, along with the new Council of Ministers, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. During the swearing-in ceremony, 31 Cabinet Ministers, five Ministers of State (Independent Charge), and 36 Ministers of State took the oath.

Senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Nirmala Sitharaman, and BJP President J.P. Nadda were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers. Other senior party leaders, including Kiren Rijiju, Pralhad Joshi, Giriraj Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Bhupender Yadav, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Annapurna Devi, Hardeep Singh Puri, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, G. Kishan Reddy, C.R. Patil, Dr. Virendra Kumar, and Jual Oram, also took the oath as Cabinet Ministers. Former Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Lal, and Sarbananda Sonowal were among those administered the oath as Cabinet Ministers. Additionally, former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) MP H.D. Kumaraswamy, former Bihar Chief Minister and HAM party chief Jiten Ram Manjhi, JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, TDP MP Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu, and LJP (Ram Vilas) Chief Chirag Paswan were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers. BJP leaders Rao Inderjit Singh, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Prataprao Jadhav of Shiv Sena, and RLD Chief Jayant Chaudhary took the oath as Ministers of State (Independent Charge).

During the ceremony, 36 Ministers of State also took the oath. They include BJP MPs Jitin Prasada, Shripad Yesso Naik, Pankaj Chaudhary, Nityanand Rai, Krishan Pal, V. Somanna, S.P. Singh Baghel, Shobha Karandlaje, Suresh Gopi, Raksha Khadse, Ajay Tamta, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Kamlesh Paswan, Harsh Malhotra, Satish Dubey, and Ravneet Singh Bittu. Also sworn in were RPI’s Ramdas Athawale, Ramnath Thakur of JD(U), Anupriya Patel of Apna Dal (S), and TDP’s Dr. Pemmasani Chandrasekhar.

Several leaders from neighboring countries and the Indian Ocean region attended the swearing-in ceremony, including Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, Seychelles Vice-President Ahmed Afif, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ and Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.

Notable dignitaries present at the event included Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Chief Justice of India Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate N. Chandrababu Naidu, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini, and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Celebrities such as actors Rajnikanth, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Vikrant Massey, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, and business tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani also attended the event.

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Hyderabad, India – Ramoji Rao, the esteemed head of the ETV Network and the visionary behind Ramoji Film City, passed away at the age of 87 while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad. Rao, who had been admitted to Star Hospital on June 5 due to high blood pressure and breathlessness, succumbed to his ailments in the early hours of today.

Rao’s remains have been transported to his residence at Ramoji Film City, where numerous political leaders and prominent personalities from the film industry are expected to gather to pay their final respects.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tribute

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences, highlighting Rao’s transformative impact on Indian media. “The passing away of Ramoji Rao is extremely saddening,” PM Modi stated on X. “He was a visionary who revolutionized Indian media. His rich contributions have left an indelible mark on journalism and the world of films. Through his noteworthy efforts, he set new standards for innovation and excellence in the media and entertainment world.”

PM Modi further acknowledged Rao’s dedication to India’s development, mentioning his personal interactions with the media baron. “Ramoji Rao Garu was extremely passionate about India’s development. I am fortunate to have got several opportunities to interact with him and benefit from his wisdom. Condolences to his family, friends, and countless admirers during this difficult time. Om Shanti,” he added.

A Legacy in Media and Film

Born in 1936, Cherukuri Ramoji Rao was a towering figure in Indian media. As the head of the Ramoji Group, he established Ramoji Film City, recognized as the world’s largest film production facility. His influence extended to print media through the Eenadu newspaper, one of the most widely circulated Telugu-language dailies.

In the 1980s, Rao’s media empire played a pivotal role in the rise of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), reflecting his close associations with prominent political figures like NT Rama Rao and Chandrababu Naidu. His contributions to journalism and media earned him respect and admiration from both political and film fraternities.

Rao also led the ETV Network, one of India’s most extensive television networks, and the production company Ushakiran Movies. His production portfolio included around 50 films and telefilms, and his work earned him prestigious accolades, including two Filmfare Awards and a National Award.

Honors and Recognitions

In 2016, Rao was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, in recognition of his contributions to journalism, literature, and education. This honor underscored his role as a transformative figure in Indian media, celebrated for his innovative spirit and commitment to excellence.

As the nation mourns the loss of Ramoji Rao, his legacy continues to inspire future generations in media and entertainment. His visionary leadership and dedication to promoting journalistic integrity and cinematic excellence have left an enduring impact on India’s cultural landscape.

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Privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo has announced a groundbreaking feature that allows users to anonymously access popular AI chatbots such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Anthropic’s Claude 3 Haiku, Mixtra 8x7B, and Meta’s Llama 3. This new service, aptly named AI Chat, aims to provide the benefits of generative AI while addressing privacy concerns.

A New Era of Private AI Interaction

DuckDuckGo’s AI Chat is designed to empower users to engage with advanced AI models without compromising their privacy. The feature is free to use with a daily limit, and users can deactivate it whenever they choose. A paid tier with a higher daily usage limit and access to more AI models is also in the pipeline.

“We believe people should be able to use the Internet and other digital tools without feeling like they need to sacrifice their privacy in the process,” the company stated. “So, we meet people where they are, developing products that add a layer of privacy to the everyday things they do online. That’s been our approach across the board – first with search, then browsing, email, and now with generative AI via AI Chat.”

How to Use DuckDuckGo’s AI Chat

To utilize the AI Chat feature, users simply need to navigate to duck.ai or duckduckgo.com/chat. Once on the AI search page, they can select their preferred generative AI model and start interacting with it as they would with any other chatbot. The key difference is that these interactions are completely anonymous.

DuckDuckGo ensures that chat requests appear to originate from DuckDuckGo itself, rather than the individual user, thereby maintaining user anonymity. Additionally, similar to its traditional search capabilities, DuckDuckGo offers a “fire button” that users can tap to clear the last chat.

Privacy Measures and Data Handling

DuckDuckGo has emphasized that it does not save or store any chats. To further enhance privacy, the company has partnered with the AI providers to ensure that all chat entries are deleted within 30 days. Importantly, these interactions will not be used to train or improve the AI models, offering an additional layer of security and peace of mind for users concerned about their data being used without their consent.

The Future of Private AI

With this innovative feature, DuckDuckGo continues its mission to provide privacy-first tools for internet users. By integrating AI chat capabilities, the company not only enhances its service offerings but also sets a new standard for privacy in the realm of artificial intelligence.

As AI technology becomes increasingly integral to everyday tasks, DuckDuckGo’s AI Chat stands out as a pivotal development. It bridges the gap between advanced AI utility and stringent privacy requirements, offering users the best of both worlds.


DuckDuckGo’s introduction of anonymous access to powerful AI chatbots represents a significant advancement in privacy-focused technology. By allowing users to harness the capabilities of ChatGPT, Claude 3 Haiku, Mixtra 8x7B, and Meta Llama 3 without sacrificing their privacy, DuckDuckGo is redefining the landscape of digital interaction. As the feature rolls out, it will be interesting to see how it influences user engagement and sets new benchmarks for privacy standards in AI-driven applications.

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Pune : On behalf of the Central Bureau of Communications under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Pune Municipal Corporation and IMERT College run by Marathwada Mitra Mandal, a tree plantation and cleanliness drive was carried out today at IMERT Mahavidlaya in Karve Nagar on the occasion of World Environment Day. The program was also supported by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kaveri International School and Worship Earth Foundation.

On this occasion, Pune Municipal Corporation Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Shinde, Assistant Commissioner Vijay Naikal, Assistant Health Officer Dr. Ketaki Ghatge, Senior Police Inspector Manoj Shedge, Youth Officer of Nehru Youth Center Ashish Shete, Director of IMERT College Dr. Shubhangi Ramaswamy, Amrapali Chavan, Co-Founder of Worship Earth Foundation, Gautami Pandey, Coordinator of Kaveri International School, Harshal Akude, Publicity Officer of Central Communications Bureau, etc. were present.

The program started by planting trees in the college premises by dignitaries. After this, the present dignitaries of the college, teachers, non-teaching staff, students and citizens of the area conducted a cleanliness campaign in the entire area. In the next session, the students of Kaveri International School presented a song on environmental awareness.

While guiding the audience on this occasion, Pune Municipal Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Shinde said that protecting the environment is not the responsibility of any one person but everyone has to contribute to it. We can help maintain the balance of the environment by doing small things like avoiding the use of plastic, using water sparingly, maintaining cleanliness, separating wet and dry waste.

IMERT College Principal Shubhangi Ramaswamy said that since 1973, the United Nations has taken the initiative to celebrate Environment Day on June 5. But if we think about it, every person can celebrate every day of the year for the environment. For that we can resolve to do any one environment friendly action every day.

At the end of the event, all the attendees took a pledge to protect the environment and maintain cleanliness. The program was coordinated by Prof. Aparna Shastri did, while thanks to Publicity Assistant P. Fanikumar.

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