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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 England Tour of India - England bring in Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson as replacement for Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari Wednesday Nov 30,2016

Uncapped opener Keaton Jennings and all-rounder Liam Dawson  will join the England squad as replacements for Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari for the remaining two Test matches against India, the team management said Wednesday Nov 30,2016

Jennings and Dawson would join the squad next week in Mumbai which is set to host the fourth Test from December 8.

2016 World Chess Championship in New York,USA - Magnus Carlsen Wins Third World Chess Championship Wednesday Nov 30,2016

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker.

Magnus Carlsen won the championship -- organized by the International Chess Federation, FIDE -- in 2013 and 2014, beating Indian Viswanathan Anand.

The win puts Carlsen closer to the status of chess legends such as Garry Kasparov, who dominated the game for 15 years.

Although Karyakin foiled predictions by tying Carlsen in 12 regular rounds, the Norwegian champion beat him in the final phase of four quick-fire extra games.

The battle for the world chess crown ended up in the dramatic tiebreaker on Wednesday after a win apiece and nine draws.

So the young stars -- both aged just 26 -- headed into the chess equivalent of extra time in soccer.

Unlike the earlier rounds, which lasted an average of six hours, the rapid-play rules meant the players had just 25 minutes each, so each game was over in an hour.

The accelerated games left plenty of opportunity for harried mistakes, and while predictions were difficult, Carlsen -- a king of the blitz format and world number-one since 2010 -- had remained favorite.

The Norwegian, who turned 26 on Wednesday Nov 30,2016, has played several blitz tournaments this year, beating US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura in one in October.

But he has occasionally shown flashes of losing his cool, as when he slammed the door of the press room after defeat in the eighth round, earning a fine of five percent of his prize money.

India's Test Captain Virat Kohli Climbs to Career-Best Third in Test Rankings

Virat Kohli(28) has climbed a new high. The India captain, after the third Test win over England, moved up to a career-best third spot in the latest ICC rankings for batsmen.

Starting the five-Test series against England in 15th position, Kohli has risen at a fast pace, scoring 405 runs in three Tests so far. India currently lead the series 2-0.

Virat Koli scored 62 and six not out in the recently-concluded third Test at Mohali on Nov 29,2016 to move to 833 points.

Top-ranked in Twenty20 Internationals and second in ODI's, Virat Kohli will look to improve his ranking further in the remaining two Test matches against England.

Yuraj Singh Marries Actress-model Hazel Keech Wednesday November 30,2016

Yuraj Singh and Actress-model Hazel Keech got married at a gurudwara in Chandigarh on Wednesday November 30,2016

Yuvraj Singh is a married man and cricket lovers everywhere are rejoicing (barring the few who've been left heartbroken). And joining the world in congratulating the ace cricketer on his new innings with actress Hazel Keech is dairy cooperative Amul.

Sofia Richie in her latest photo shoot for Galore.

Sofia Richie is becoming one of the biggest stars of her generation, but Sofia Richie was every bit the seventies girl in her latest photo shoot for Galore

The 18-year-old fledgling catwalk queen channeled her inner flower child as she flashed her toned tum in a hot pink crochet crop top and bell bottoms. 

Sofia is quickly making a name for herself in the world of modelling, but it wasn't always that way for the daughter of Lionel Richie.

Austria Passes Bill to Sieze Hitler's home Wednesday Nov 30,2016

The internal committee of the Austrian National Council gave approval for the expropriation of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's birth home from its current owner

Representatives from both parties of the coalition government as well as the Greens and NEOS parties gave their approval on Wednesday Nov 30,2016, for the bill put forward by interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka.

The decision moves government plans a step closer to make the building in Braunau am Inn in the state of Upper Austria "unrecognizable"

The primary goal is to prevent it from being a pilgrimage site for Neo-Nazis and the architectural changes intend to alter it from being a place of remembrance.

US House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Re-elected Wednesday Nov 30,2016

US House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to her post on Wednesday Nov 30,2016, beating back a challenger who accused Democrats of ignoring the working-class Americans who flocked to Republican Donald Trump in elections this month.

Pelosi, 76, a Californian who has been in Congress for 30 years and led the party in the House for 14 of them, defeated 43-year-old Tim Ryan, a seven-term representative from the Rust Belt region of northeastern Ohio. The vote, taken by secret ballot, was 134-63.

Alicia Silverstone strips off for PETA advert which deters people from wool

Standing barefoot in a lush green forest, blonde hair tumbling over her shoulders and a provocative pout playing on her lips, Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone stares into the camera lens.

She’s au naturel, baring her behind in a photo for the animal welfare charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), renowned for its attention-grabbing publicity. So what’s prompted the glamorous A-lister to strip off? A new campaign against wearing fur, perhaps? An attack on crocodile skin handbags or leather shoes?

Amy Schumer and sister Kim poke fun at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with pajama Instagram

While the Angels were strutting their stuff on a Paris catwalk, Amy Schumer and her sister Kim Caramele were doing some strutting of their own back home in New York.

The comedienne and her sibling decided to poke a little fun at the lingerie extravaganza via Instagram

Amy shared a photo of the two of them in pajamas and the caption: 'Nervous for the big fashion show with the Hadids and Kylie! #sohungry #loveparis #schumersisters #oldnavythreads #modelalert.'

ATF prices cut by 3.7%, domestic LPG rate hiked by Rs. 2.07 per cylinder Thursday Dec 01,2016

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices were today cut by 3.7 per cent, while subsidised LPG rate was hiked by Rs. 2.07 per cylinder, the seventh increase in cooking gas price in six months.

ATF or jet fuel prices were cut by Rs. 1,881 per kilolitre (kl), or 3.7 per cent, to Rs. 48,379.63 per kl in Delhi. The reduction comes after two rounds of hikes, the last one being on November 1 by a steep 7.3 per cent.

Simultaneously, subsidised LPG rates were hiked and it will now cost Rs. 432.71 per 14.2-kg cylinder as against Rs. 430.64 previously.

This is the seventh increase in price since July when the government had decided to go in for small hikes of up to Rs. 2 per bottle every month to cut down its subsidy outgo.

LPG rates were last hiked on November 1 by Rs. 2.05 per cylinder. Prior to that, the rate was hiked on October 28 by Rs. 1.5 per cylinder on account of hike in commission paid to dealers. 

Prices of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which consumers buy after exhausting the quota of 12 bottles of 14.2-kg each per household in a year, was hiked by Rs. 54.5 to Rs. 584. 

The hike comes on the back of Rs. 37.5 hike on November 1. 

Oil firms revise the rates of ATF and co

2016 Petrol Price Revision Thursday December 01,2016

Mariah Carey, 46, confirms romance with dancer toyboy, 33, with beach PDA less than two months after James Packer split

Rumours about their relationship have been swirling for weeks.

And less than two months after her split from James Packer, Mariah Carey has finally made it clear that she and back-up dancer Bryan Tanaka are much more than just friends. 

The 46-year-old confirmed her romance with the 33-year-old choreographer when they were spotted piling on the PDA at the beach in Maui, Hawaii on Monday Nov 28,2016

India Meteorological Department(IMD)declared formation of Cyclone Nada in Bay of Bengal Wednesday Nov 30,2016

India Meteorological Department has informed it that cyclonic storm Nada was likely to cross north Tamil Nadu coast between Vedaranniyam and Puducherry, close to Cuddalore by early morning of December 2,2016

With Tamil Nadu bracing itself to face cyclonic storm Nada, likely to cross the north coastal area of the state early on December 2, NDRF and SDRF teams are being deployed in coastal areas and schools have been asked to remain closed tomorrow.

"Two teams of NDRF and one team of SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) are being pre-positioned in Cuddalore, one team each in Nagapattinam and Chennai to meet out any eventuality," a state government release said

The private and state-run schools in districts, including Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur,Cuddalore and Nagapattinam have intimated parents that schools will be closed on Dec 01 and 02,2016

NDA Govt approves inclusion of 15 new castes in Central OBC list Wednesday Nov 30,201

The NDA Government t on Wednesday Nov 30,2016 approved inclusion of 15 new castes and modification in 13 other castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal.

The National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC) had recommended a total of 28 changes in respect of 8 states -- Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

Out of these 28, 15 were new entries, 9 were synonyms or sub-castes of the castes which were already in the list and 4 were corrections.

“The changes will enable the persons belonging to these castes/communities to avail the benefits of reservation in Government services and posts as well as in Central Educational Institutions as per the existing policy,” according to an official statement.

They will also become eligible for benefit under the various welfare schemes, scholarships etc. being administered by the Central Government, which are at present available to the persons belonging to the Other Backward Classes, it added.

On the NCBC recommendation, a total of 2479 Entries for inclusion, including its synonyms, sub-castes, etc. in the Central List of OBCs have been notified in 25 States and 6 Union Territories.

The last such notification was issued till September, 2016.

NCBC examines requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists. Its advice is binding upon the Central Government.

Meanwhile, the Centre is already considering to relax the creamy layer norms for the OBC and note in this regard was already under consideration.

World Aids Day - December 01

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of theAIDS Pandemic  caused by the spread of HIV infection.
  • AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.
  • World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the 'World Health Organisation(WHO)
  • The Joint UN Programmes on AIDS/HIV (UNAIDS) became operational in 1996, and it took over the planning and promotion of World AIDS Day.Rather than focus on a single day, UNAIDS created the World AIDS Campaign in 1997 to focus on year-round communications, prevention and education.
  • In 2004, the World AIDS Campaign became an independent organization.
  • Each year's World AIDS Day theme is chosen by the World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee after extensive consultation with people, organizations and government agencies involved in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS

World AIDS Day Themes


World  AIDS  Day Themes
Women and AIDS
Sharing the Challenge
Community Commitment
AIDS and the Family
Shared Rights,Shared Responsibilities
One World.One Hope
Children Living in a World with AIDS
Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
AIDS: Men Make a Difference
I care. Do you?
Stigma and Discrimination
Stigma and Discrimination
Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
Universal Access and Human Rights
Universal Access and Human Rights
Getting to Zero
Getting to Zero
Getting to Zero
Getting to Zero
Getting to Zero

Apple will expand its line of (RED) products and donate $1 for each transaction made using mobile payment Apple Pay
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is expanding its support for the fight against AIDS through the (RED) charity founded by rock singer Bono, Chief Executive Tim Cook said in an interview ahead of World Aids Day.

Over the next week, the company will expand its line of (RED) products and donate $1 for each transaction made using mobile payment Apple Pay in its physical and online stores, up to a total of $1 million. Bank of America (BAC.N) will contribute up to that sum for Apple Pay transactions using its cards.

"There's still way too many people dying of AIDS, still too many kids being born with HIV, and so we are continuing to press really hard," Cook said

UNAIDS predicts the number of babies born with HIV could drop to near zero by 2020 from around 400 per day now, Apple said.

The (RED) campaign is an example of "cause-related marketing," a style of philanthropy that some critics say is self-serving because they promote corporate brands as much as the underlying cause.

(RED) was one of Apple's highest profile philanthropic efforts under former Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who largely avoided corporate giving. The company has been responsible for about $120 million of the $360 million (RED) has raised since it was founded in 2006.

Durex Launches Condom Emoji For Safe Sex Awareness

Durex on Monday  Nov 28,2016 launched "Umbrella with Raindrops" as the unofficial safe sex emoji ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1.

The unveiling of an unofficial safe sex emoji is the latest move in Durex's ongoing #CondomEmoji campaign which calls for putting a safe sex emoji on every smartphone in order to help young people communicate about safe sex, the company said in a statement.

"We believe the naming of "Umbrella with Raindrops" as the unofficial safe sex emoji will be a significant step towards helping young people put safe sex back on the agenda," said Volker Sydow, Global Director, Durex.
The #CondomEmoji campaign has trended both on Twitter and Facebook with supporters from over 160 countries backing the movement during a survey.

10 Facts About AIDS/HIV

1. Globally about 36.9 million people are living with HIV including 2.6 million children.
2. An estimated 2 million were infected in 2014.
3. An estimated 34 million people have died from HIV or AIDS, including 1.2 million in 2014.
4. The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years.
5. AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescentsin Africa and the second among adolescents globally.
6. In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest prevalence, girls account for 7 in 10 new infections among those aged 15-19.
7. At start of 2015, 15 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy compared to 1 million in 2001.
8. Despite widespread availability of HIV testing, only an estimated 51 per cent of people with HIV know their status.
9. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million deaths since 2000.
10. In 2015, Cuba was the first country declared to have eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV

2016 OPEC Meet in Vienna Wednesday Nov 30,2016 - Agreement to cut output reached

Oil shot up over 10 % after producer club OPEC and Russia cut a deal to reduce output to drain a global supply glut, but analysts warned prices could recede as other producers stand ready to fill the gap.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) had agreed on Wednesday Nov 30,2016 its first oil output reduction since2008 after de-facto leader Saudi Arabia accepted “a big hit” and dropped a demand that arch-rival Iran also slash output. 

The deal also included the group’s first coordinated action with non-OPEC member Russia in 15 years.
“OPEC has agreed to an historic production cut,” analysts atAB Bernstein said.

“The cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) was at the upper end of expectations (0.7-1.2 million bpd). An additional cut of 0.6 million bpd from non-OPEC countries could significantly add to what has been announced by OPEC.”

Following the announcements, the price for Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, shot up over 10 per cent from below $50 on Wednesday to $51.92 per barrel at 0256 GMT.

Spectacular parade of world's top models kicks off the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris Wednesday Nov 30,2016


Gigi, Bella and Kendall join Angel veterans Alessandra and Adriana as a spectacular parade of the world's top supermodels kicks off the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris


A general view of the exterior of the Grand Palais in Paris where the magical Fashion Show took place

Veteran Angel Alessandra wore golden leaves on a giant frame as she made her grand entrance

Having enjoyed a whopping 16 years as an Angel, after joining the group in 2000, Adriana Lima is well-versed in the show - hence her playful ease

Gigi Hadid, her sister Bella and Kendall Jenner joined a spectacular parade of the world's top supermodels kicks off the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on Wednesday night
Gigi Hadid changed into red lingerie 

Bella Hadid walked down the runway

Kendall  Jenner changed into a red lingerie

 Californian model Jasmine Tookes showcased a $2.4million emerald and diamond bra, weighing more than 450 carats, as the annual showstopping jewelled piece
Stella Maxwell wore a sparkling bodysuit 
Sara Sampaio pulled off a seductive pose in her lingerie and stockings teamed with heels

 Adriana Lima led the parade of models at the end of the show
Lady Gaga was one of the star performers on the night

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ore Mukham (English: Same Face) - Malayalam Film

Cast -Dhyan Sreenivasan,Jewel Mary,Aju Varghese,Gayathri Suresh,Prayaga Martin

Directed by Sajith Jagadnandan

Produced by ayalal Menon and Anil Biswas

Music Composed by Bijibal

Cinematography by Satheesh Kurup

scheduled to be released on Dec 02,2016