19 December 2016 Current Affairs

India’s first transgender boarding school to come up in Kochi

The first batch will consist of 10 transgender students who will study under the National Open School System. India’s first transgender school, Sahaj International School will be celebrated on December 30 in Kochi by transgender rights activist and artist Kalki Subramanian. The first batch will be consisted of 10 transgender students who will study under National Open School System. Six transgender from TransIndia Foundation will run the school. “In the beginning, we have a few sponsors supporting us. We have scenario to seek financial help from government after proving its worthiness,” said Vijayaraja MallikaThe initiative was supported by Christian organisation pro-life sector and National Open School


EXCLUSIVE Jolly LLB 2 trailer: Akshay Kumar’s spontaneous wit and powerful rhetoric makes it an exciting watch

Jolly LLB 2 trailer has Akshay Kumar playing the lawyer who accredit in winning his cases by hook or crook. Full of humour, action and Akshay again showing that he is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone, the trailer makes for a great watch. To be a successful lawyer, you need to stock two great weapons in your stock — spontaneous wit and powerful rhetoric. Akshay Kumar, in his avatar as a lawyer, displays both in good measure, in the trailer of Jolly LLB 2. We got an absolute look at the neatly cut promo, a day before its official release. All we can say is, Jolly LLB 2 showcases a gamut of emotions from comedy to drama to tragedy. And lending it the financial import is the beautifully choreographed song and dance sequences.


IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence in French case dating to 2008

The case revolves around a 403 million-euro arbitration deal given to tycoon Bernard Tapie in 2008 over the botched sale of sportswear maker Adidas in the 1990s. The International Monetary Fund’s managing director was declare guilty Monday of negligence by a special French court for her role in a perverse and generous arbitration award in 2008 to a politically connected tycoon.But Christine Lagarde, who was France’s finance minister at the time, was afford jail time and a criminal record. She had risked a year of imprisonment and a fine.

 


Karun Nair becomes second Indian to score triple ton, India score highest team total in Tests

Karun Nair becomes second Indian to score triple ton in Tests to lead India to their highest ever total in Test at 759/7 dec.Eight years back, Virender Sehwag demoralized a star-studded South Africa unit as he made his way to second triple century in Test cricket. That was in Chennai where the opener crushed 319 runs for India, still the highest individual score for India. It took right more for an Indian cricketer to repeat the feat and where better than Chennai to do it. Karun Nair grown into the second Indian to score a triple ton in Test cricket as the smashed unbeaten 303 runs off just 381 balls and powered India to their highest ever team total in Tests.

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