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World Emoji Day 2023: Know these interesting facts, real meaning of emojis

You will be amazed to know that the first set of emojis was first created in 1999 by Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita and involved icons for weather, traffic, technology and time.

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World Emoji Day

Emojis are now considered as an universal language. It can be called as a major form of communication in this digital age. From reacting to viral posts to communicating on WhatsApp, we use emojis almost everyday. However, do you know that there is a special day to celebrate and recognise these emojis. July 17, is celebrated every year as World Emoji Day. It is celebrated to recognise the importance and usage of these graphic icons throughout the world. 

Little do we know that the word emoji originated from two Japanese words, namely picture which is e in Japanese and character which is moji in Japanese. These two Japanese words together form the word emoji. Reportedly, Japanese phone carrier Docomo has been widely credited as the originator of the word emoji in recent times. Furthermore, in August 2013, the word ‘emoji’ was officially introduced to the Oxford English Dictionary. As per Oxford dictionary, emojis are a small digital image or icon which is used to express an idea or emotion. 

Going by the records, in 2015, emoji was named the fastest growing language ever. The largest volume of negative emoji was registered during the American election in November 2016. Meanwhile, the face with tears of joy reigns supreme across the social media platforms. The red heart, the heart with eyes and the pink heart emoji follow the list respectively. 

You will be amazed to know that the first set of emojis was first created in 1999 by Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita and involved icons for weather, traffic, technology and time. Furthermore, nearly 5 billion emojis are being sent on Messenger everyday against 60 million emojis being sent on Facebook.

Here are the real meanings of emojis:

Face with tears of joy: The emoji is often shared as an expression of extreme laughter or humour. However, the emoji indicates relief, sarcasm, or cover-up for discomfort or awkwardness.

Smiling face with heart eyes: This emoji is commonly associated with love for someone or admiration. Moreover, the emoji means deep appreciation or affection for something or someone.

Unamuzed face: This is often shared when we try to communicate disappointment. Nonetheless, this emoji means mockery or skepticism. It also captures complexities of human emotions. 

Thinking face: This emoji often expresses deep thought on something. However, this emoji means curiosity and quest for knowledge. 

Smiling face with sunglasses: This emoji often depicts cool and confident nature. On Contrary, this emoji means hiding one’s true feelings or emotions. 

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Shoaib Malik’s wife Sana Javed teased by calling her Sania Mirza during PSL 2024

Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed tied the knot in January 2023.

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Pakistani actor Sana Javed, who just got married to Shoaib Akhtar, went to watch her husband play for the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super Leauge, was teased by the crowd. A number of supporters could be seen chanting Sania Mirza’s name in an attempt to get Sana’s attention as she was spotted encouraging and supporting her husband.

Now a video that caught her attention has went viral on the internet.

In the viral video posted on X, formerly Twitter, a man shouting out Sania Mirza’s name from the stands behind was heard screaming it out. While Sana was sitting on a VIP dais watching the match. The man began to chant Sania’s name and later a few other people also joined him. Sana first tried to avoid the man but later as the chanting became louder, she turned back and gave a smile to the crowd.

Shoaib Malik and Sana Javed tied the knot in January 2023. Sana Javed wed Shoaib. The couple announced their wedding by posting their wedding pictures on social media. Their wedding pictures broke the internet as their fans were surprised to see the duo together as a couple.

However, in the wedding pictures Sana Javed looked stunning as she wore a green and pink bridal gown with ornate embroidery, while Shoaib Malik wore a white sherwani with rich golden details on his outfit.

This the 3rd marriage of Shoaib Malik and 2nd marriage of Sana Javed.

Earlier, Shoaid Malik tied the knot with Sania Mirza in 2010, in a traditional Muslim wedding in Hyderabad. The former Pakistani all-rounder married Ayesha Siddqiue, before he married Mirza.

Shoaid Malik’s sister reveled that the former Indian tennis star was fed up with Malik’s extra marital affairs and thus they parted ways. However, Sania remained tight-lipped until her family confirmed divorce with Malik after Pakistani cricketer’s wedding.

Meanwhile, in October 2020, Sana Javed tied the knot with singer Umair Jaswal in a private Nikah ceremony at her home in Karachi.

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Virat Kohli becomes victim of deepfake video, seen promoting betting app

A deepfake video of Virat Kohli has gone viral on social media where he can be seen promoting an illegal betting app.

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Team India star player Virat Kohli, is the recent celebrity to be duped by artificial intelligence and deepfake technology. A video of him advertising an illegal betting app went viral on social media.

In order to produce a deepfake advertisement, Kohli’s AI-generated voice has been combined with morphed footage from some of his previous videos.

Recently, a video of Kohli saying he earned a large returns on a low-key investment through a betting app went viral on social media. The advertisement also features footage of a popular news anchor Anjana Om Kashyap, to make it more authentic. The advertisement portrays Kohli as a guest on a live news show, explaining to viewers how they can also earn profit from the betting app.

Fans on social media have been made aware of the deceptive deepfake video, and many have flagged it to make sure others don’t fall for it. In the advertisement, Kohli is shown profiting Rs 81,000 on a little Rs 1,000 investment.

This is not the first time when any celebrity has become the victim of deepfake video. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar’s video also went viral, in which he was seen endorsing a gaming app. It was a digitally edited movie with the former batter’s voice, pretending to be him.

The goal of that deepfake was to create the impression that Tendulkar and his daughter Sara had won a huge amount of money by taking part in a particular online game.

Sachin himself acknowledged the video as fraudulent and issued a warning on social media regarding these kinds of unethical behavior.

Meanwhile, Kohli is not playing in India’s current home Test series against England, therefore he is not available for the Indian team at this time. However, it was anticipated that the star batter would play in the next three Test matches after initially withdrawing from the first two due to personal issues. Kohli, who is still with his family, later withdrew from the entire five-match series, citing personal reason.

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Shaitaan poster: R Madhavan’s intense look impresses fans

The film is all set to hit the theaters on March 8, 2024.

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Excitement has been high for the much awaited supernatural thriller Shaitaan, starring Ajay Devgn. The teaser, which starred Devgn with Jyotika and R Madhavan, captured the interest of moviegoers. In an attempt to maintain the excitement, the makers have now released R Madhavan’s first image from this fascinating supernatural thriller.

Shaitaan, directed by Ajay Devgn, seems to be an exciting cinematic experience that will create audience anticipation when the first cast and  film’s theme are revealed.

The actor’s intense and fierce look from the much awaited supernatural thriller Shaitaan was revealed on Instagram by the film’s directors. The intriguing presence of Madhavan enhances the film’s fascination. The caption said, “#Shaitaan, Main Hoon! Taking over theaters on March 8, 2024 “increases anticipation for the film’s release.

Comment sections were inundated with praise from fans for his role in the movie. A person said, he got goosebumps. Another user said, R Madhav’s intense look is impressive. This movie will be a blockbuster only because of him, a third user said. A fourth user said, Maddy is quite convincing in the movie. A fifth user said, Madhavan sir, wow what a change really stunning. Others also dropped fire emoji in the comment section.

Shaitaan explores the age-old conflict between good and evil while providing an exciting cinematic story. An intriguing and thrilling watching experience is suggested by the teaser and posters that have been released. The film, which is slated to open in theaters on March 8, 2024, is presented by Jio Studios, Devgn Films, and Panorama Studios.

The film is directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Ajay Devgn, Jyoti Deshpande, Kumar Mangat Pathak, and Abhishek Pathak. The film promises to be an interesting look at the never-ending struggle between opposing forces.

Khushiyaan Bator Lo, the first song from Shaitaan, was recently released by the makers on Panorama Music, perfectly encapsulating the joy of family life. In the song, Ajay Devgn, Jyotika, Janki Bodiwala, and Aangad Maaholay can be seen having a happy family vacation. However, they are abruptly interrupted by a stranger, hinting at the disturbance of their peace that will occur in the movie.

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