Celebrations for International Day of Yoga
A series of activities across the country
The Ministry of Tourism’s week-long celebrations of International day of Yoga began on 15th June, 2020 with a series of activities undertaken by its regional Offices across the country and launch of social media activities focussed on the subject of Yoga under central theme “Yoga @ home & Yoga with family”.
These activities have been planned with the motive to drive a self-conscious state of healthy mind and body during the lockdown, the activities have been made accessible through the virtual medium.
An Innovative Signal from Karlsruhe
Awarding of the “Future Mobility Award” / The award goes to "BeeSonix"
Karlsruhe, Germany. As if by magic, relevant information appears on passengers’ smartphones as they travel by train. This is being implemented by a young start-up with its origins in Mannheim. It enables ultrasound communication between passenger announcements and a passenger’s mobile devices.
The keyword: “silent announcements”. To this end, the visionaries at “BeeSonix” use sound files containing sounds in the ultrasonic range and use the traditional announcements to convey additional information with added value. Travel information can be provided in a customised way; stops and vehicles are taking the next digital step, so to speak, “without the need for new hardware,” explains Waldemar Epple, CEO of the “automotive engineering network” (aen), and goes on to say “these ultrasound signals could also be rolled out in practice very quickly.”
Information about the corona virus
News & information in Karlsruhe
The corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) has spread worldwide and also in Germany – with massive effects on the economy.
This raises many questions for companies as well as for employees.
Karlsruhe at the "Kala Ghoda Festival" in Mumbai
ZKM participates with “AR sculpture”
The “Kala Ghoda Festival” in Mumbai draws over a million people to the quarter on the southern tip of the metropolis. In addition to many small stands from all areas of art and creative crafts, a number of sculptures are on the street of the district.
The mostly young audience walks through the festival with their smartphone in their hand, looking for new selfie opportunities. This is where the Karlsruhe ZKM comes in – with this year's installation: it partly exists in reality, but can actually only be viewed in Augmented Reality, using a smartphone.