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Oscars announce new diversity and inclusion plans

11:00 AM | 15 Jun, 2020
Oscars announce new diversity and inclusion plans


The academy is trying to overcome its #OscarsSoWhite problem by bringing about some major changes for the future.


On Friday, at the time of the national conversation about systemic racism sparked by the death of George Floyd, the Academy announced far-reaching plans directed at swiftly furthering its diversity and inclusion measures.


“While the Academy has made strides, we know there is much more work to be done in order to ensure equitable opportunities across the board,” Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement. “The need to address this issue is urgent. To that end, we will amend—and continue to examine—our rules and procedures to ensure that all voices are heard and celebrated.”


The academy took to Twitter to share that the plan, titled Academy Aperture 2025, will “encourage equitable hiring practices and representation on- and off-screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the film community.”


The move comes after a raging controversy regarding lack of diversity in Hollywood.


Earlier this week, streaming giant HBO Max said it was temporarily removing Oscar-winning film “Gone with the Wind.”


Among other new rules, the film academy will have 10 best picture contenders annually to provide more films with an opportunity to bag the industry’s most prestigious prize.


Additionally they are establishing an Inclusion Advisory Committee for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and arranging forums for members and the public for "conversations about race, ethnicity, history, opportunity, and the art of filmmaking."


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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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