QWrap: India Creates History in Australia; Modi Govt’s Quota Move

1. India On Top, Down Under

For the first time in history, India won a test series in Australia, reinforcing their status as world's number one team and retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Read all the stories related to the historic win here.

2. Who Won What at the Golden Globes

Hollywood's award season kicked off with the 2019 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. While Bohemian Rhapsody lived up to the hopes of the much-awaited wins, an American comedy-drama ‘Green Book’ bagged three trophies at the 76th edition of the awards.

Here’s the complete list of winners!

3. Poll Sops? 10% Job, Edu Quota for Economically Weaker Upper Castes

The Union Cabinet has approved 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the General category.

This reservation will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation, they said, adding that the government is likely to bring a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament on Tuesday, 8 January, the last day of Winter Session.

Read the full story here.

4. Rahul & Sitharaman Trade Barbs Over Rafale

The tu-tu-main-main over the Rafale deal in Lok Sabha is far from being over. Amid the political furore, Sitharaman today called the doubts raised by the Congress over her statement on HAL contracts as "incorrect and misleading". On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi stepped up his attack and accused the government of trying to undermine HAL and gifting the contract to Anil Ambani.

Read all the updates here.

5. Why Shouldn’t We Make Authentic Political Films: Akshaye Khanna

As the date for the release of the much controversial film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ closes, Akshay Khanna, who plays Sanjaya Baru, Manmohan Singh's former media advisor and the author of the book on which the film is based, told The Quint's Suresh Mathew why he thinks we need to see more authentic political dramas on screen and how he “isn’t a people’s person”.

Watch the full interview here.

Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court today refused a plea seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, saying it should be refiled as a public suit.

Read the full story here.

6. Marathi Literary Meet Withdraws Invite to Writer Nayantara Sahgal

Giving in to threats of disruption, organisers of the All India Marathi Literary Meet revoked their invitation to Sahitya Akademi awardee Nayantara Sahgal who was supposed to inaugurate the event.

Hours later, in a tweet, MNS President Raj Thackeray clarified his party's official stance and said despite agreeing with the sentiments behind the resistance expressed by one of his colleagues, he felt that the party should not oppose the presence of “a senior and noted writer like Nayantara Sahgal” at the meet.

Read the full story here.

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