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Sunny Leone among BBC’s 100 most influential women of 2016 list

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Bollywood actor Sunny Leone has made it to the BBC’s 100 most influential women list.

 

The BBC on Monday published its list of inspirational and influential women for 2016. They are once again a mixture of high-profile and influential women, including entrepreneurs, engineers, sportswomen, business women, fashion icons and artistes.

 

Sunny, who is celebrating her fifth anniversary in Bollywood, started in Indian showbiz by being a part of controversial reality TV show Bigg Boss in 2011. She went on to star in Bollywood films like Jism 2, Jackpot and Ek Paheli Leela.

Apart from Sunny, the list also includes four Indian women namely Gouri Chindarkar (Sangli), Mallika Srinivasan (Chennai), Neha Singh (Mumbai) and Saalumarada Thimmakka (Karnataka).

Chindarkar is a 20-year-old computer engineering student from Sangli, Maharashtra. She is one of the first children in India to experience a unique learning experience now known as School in the Cloud.

 

Srinivasan, 57, is the CEO of Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd. She is known as the Tractor Queen of India and has grown her family company into the third largest tractor manufacturer in the world.

 

Singh is a 34-year-old actor-writer who founded a movement to encourage women to walk the streets in Mumbai to defy harassment.

 

Thimmakka is a 105-year-old environmentalist from Karnataka who has planted more than 8,000 trees in 80 years, a project which first started in response to social ridicule at not being able to have children. She is the oldest woman on the BBC 100 women list.

 

Some of this year’s high profile women include singer-songwriter Alicia Keys; US gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles and French politician Rachida Dati.

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Mass Scale Governmental Digitization launched by the Government

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In 4,775 state-owned secondary schools, approximately 75 % of Kerala’s 45,000 classrooms have been made high-tech with projectors,laptops, speakers and numerous equipment. Along with the academic year beginning in June,suit will be followed by the rest of the schools.

As a part of the government’s Public Education Rejuvenation Mission the initiative is taken and is being implemented by govt. ltd. Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE).

“34,500 classrooms already provided with laptops, projectors, projector ceiling mounting kits, USB speakers and screens in addition to high-speed broadband internet connectivity”, said KITE Vice Chairman K. Anvar Sadath.

One lakh teachers has been started to receive training for handling the various equipment.

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Farhan Akhtar finally puts an end to the rumours about Don 3

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New Delhi: The third instalment of 2006’s ‘Don’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, has been making rounds for the speculations on its star cast. The Farhan Akhtar‘s directorial was a remake of 1978’s ‘Don’, featuring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

Several media reports stated that Farhan himself will act in the film and essay the role of a cop. However, earlier today, Farhan has put an end to the speculations.

The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ actor tweeted, “Request those who conjure up news about #Don3 without any fact checking to please refrain”. Furthermore, he urged those people to not mislead the fans of the franchise and wrote, “It is not fair to raise expectations of the film’s fanbase via false news”.

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12-year-old kerala Boy becomes India’s ‘youngest father’

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A 12-year-old boy from Kerala became the youngest dad in India after he fathered a child with a 16-year-old.

The young mother gave birth to a baby girl a few months ago at a hospital in Ernakulam.

The children belong to Kochi, about 200 km from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Police said tests confirmed that he is the father of the two-month-old baby girl. The young mother is the boy’s first cousin and were neighbours.

NDTV said on Friday, adding that paternity tests showed the eight standard student could be India’s youngest dad.

The Hindu also reported that DNA tests have confirmed that the boy is indeed the biological father of the child.

Doctors believe that the boy could have a medical condition called “precocious puberty” which made him attain puberty at an earlier age which is why he is being believed to be the youngest father in India.

The girl had alleged that she had been raped by the boy following which a case has been registered against him, they said. However, when questioned, the boy blamed the girl for the relationship and hence a case has been registered against the young mother.

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