Top News Headlines of 03 September 2013

Breaking news of 03 September 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported 61.24% increase in total sales in August at  87,323 units as against 54,154 units in the same month last year.
  • British mobile phone group Vodafone pulled off one of the biggest deals in corporate history on Monday selling its stake in America’s biggest mobile phone business for $130bn (£84bn). More than £54bn of the proceeds will be returned to Vodafone’s shareholders with £22bn going to UK investors.
  • Scientists have developed an automated personal-computer system that can help people enhance their social interaction skills. The programme called MACH, or “My Automated Conversation coacH”.
  • American swimmer Diana Nyad on Monday became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat.
  • Corey Anderson (100; 16×4, 2×6) and Anton Devcich (115, 15×4) came to the rescue of New Zealand A as the visitors ended Day One of the second unofficial ‘Test’ against India A at 300/8 on Monday.
  • India will play five Tests in England for the first time since 1959 during next years tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday.
  • Narain Karthikeyan drove amazingly to win race two of the Donington round from seventh position on the grid after finishing second in race one from pole position in the Auto GP series, here.
  • Defending champion Serena Williams won her much-anticipated US Open showdown with Sloane Stephens while Li Na avenged a painful loss in Rome to join the world number one in the last eight.
  • Lleyton Hewitt let a golden chance to reach a first Grand Slam quarter-final in four years pass him by as he lost to Mikhail Youzhny in five sets. The Australian, 32, led 4-1 in the fourth set and 5-2 in the fifth, but Youzhny won 6-3 3-6 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 7-5.
  • Haraprasad Das was conferred the Moortidevi Award for 2012 for ‘Vamsha, a poetic recreation of the Mahabharata in contemporary idiom, which has been hailed as a post-modern masterpiece.
  • Teachers employed in government schools in the capital can now work till they turn 65. Approved in-principle in June, the populist decision received the final cabinet nod on Monday.
  • Get set for sky high air fares from next month when the peak travel period kicks off with the festive season. Oil companies have hiked aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices by 7%, taking the prices of jet fuel which is the key component of an airlines operating cost to an all-time high.
  • Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by the Jodhpur court. Asaram has been sent to judicial custody till September 15.
  • Gujarat governor Dr Kamala Beniwal has returned the Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 passed by the state assembly in March 2013 for reconsideration.
  • Tommy Morrison, a former heavyweight champion who gained fame for his role in the movie Rocky V, has died. He was 44. Morrison’s former manager, Tony Holden, said his longtime friend died on Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday suspended nine members from Andhra Pradesh from the house for five days for causing unending disruption over the decision to create a separate Telangana state.
  • Parliamentary approval was on Monday accorded to the landmark Food Security Bill, which gives right to subsidised grains to two-thirds of India’s 1.2 billion population numbering around 800 million, the largest such scheme anywhere in the world.
  • Indian hockey team’s former captain RP Singh was suspended on Monday from the post of deputy director (sports) for alleged misuse of government property during his posting as regional sports officer (RSO) here.
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