Top News Headlines of 04 December 2013

Breaking news of 04 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Department of Telecom (DoT) has slapped a penalty of Rs 600 crore on Idea Cellular for alleged violation of licence conditions in its merger deal with Spice Communications.
  • Telecom operator Reliance Communications has increased 3G mobile internet rates by 26 per cent and reduced benefit on internet packages by up to 60 percent.
  • Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to pay $2.5 billion (over Rs 15,000 crore) as compensation to around 8,000 US citizens who had sued the company after being fitted with its faulty hip implants.
  • A new camera that can create 3D images in almost complete dark conditions has been developed by MIT researchers.
  • England’s Alastair Cook and India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni were named the captains of the Test and one-day international teams of the year by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday.
  • New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor tamed the toothless West Indies attack on the opening day of the first cricket Test today, both scoring centuries as the home side reached an imposing 367 for three.
  • Roberto Martinez has been appointed the new manager of Everton. The Spaniard, who guided Wigan to the FA Cup and relegation last season, has been handed a four-year contract.
  • India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won this year’s ICC People’s Choice Award, thus becoming only the second Indian cricketer to win the coveted prize after just-retired Sachin Tendulkar.
  • India on Tuesday test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore District.
  • Eight policemen were killed when their vehicle exploded in an Improvised Explosive Device [IED] blast in the Naxal-dominated district of Aurangabad on Tuesday.
  • Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav was on Tuesday sent to ten days in jail by the Delhi HC for misleading the court, defying its orders and filing false documents.
  • Uttarakhand additional secretary J P Joshi was on Tuesday arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman on the promise of giving her a job in the state tourism department.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined a plea by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for quashing the charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The apex court dismissed Kumar’s petition to drop murder charges against him.
  • Delhi voters working in the National Capital Region will get a paid leave on Wednesday after the Election Commission directed the employers of public and private companies to allow them to exercise their franchise.
  • Three hardcore militants of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, holed up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, were killed and two soldiers wounded in a 12-hour fierce gunbattle which ended on Tuesday morning.
  • Ukraine appeared mired in a political standoff Tuesday, as massive protest rallies showed no sign of letting up and the government warned of its capability for force after a failed attempt to take it down.
  • Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for his role in an acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet.
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Top News Headlines of 04 December 2013
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