Top News Headlines of 04 October 2013

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

  • India has topped the global chart of remittances with a whopping USD 71 billion in remittances in 2013, just short of three times the FDI it received in 2012, according to a revised World Bank forecast.
  • Three years after Skoda Octavia was discontinued in the Indian market, Skoda Auto India today relaunched the premium sedan priced between Rs 13.95 lakh and Rs 19.45 lakh as the company kicked off a five year brand enhancement strategy in the country.
  • India’s Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black notched up a straight-game win over Chinese Taipei’s Yung-Jan Chan and Jie Zheng in the quarterfinals of the China Open tennis tournament on Thursday.
  • The BCCI today awarded the title sponsorship for all domestic and international tournaments in India for the year 2013-14 to Star Private Ltd. and ESPN Software at the base price of Rs two crore per fixture, almost Rs 1.5 crore less than the previous deal with Airtel.
  • Virender Sehwag’s experiment to bat in the middle-order didn’t yield any favourable result while Gautam Gambhir’s woeful run of form continued as India A reached 191 for three at stumps on the second day of their second unofficial Test against West Indies A here Friday.
  • The Tihar Jail administration on Thursday suspended three of its employees after allegations of accepting bribe surfaced against them during a sting operation conducted by a news channel. Services of three contract employees were also terminated.
  • Six men have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old girl near Tekhi village, about 6km from here, recently and a hunt has been launched for two other suspects.
  • The Congress leadership on Thursday was bracing for mutiny from a significant section of the party in Andhra Pradesh after PM Manmohan Singh finally took a decisive step towards fulfilling Congress’s promise by approving the proposal to create Telangana and setting up a group of ministers to lay out the roadmap for the purpose.
  • The YSR Congress Party gave a call for a 72-hour bandh in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions from Friday after the Union cabinet formally cleared the formation of Telangana state by breaking up Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad as a joint capital for 10 years.
  • Popular Bhijpuri actor Manoj Tiwari formally joined the Bhartiya Janata Party on Thursday. Tiwari was inducted in presence of Delhi election incharge and former BJP national President Nitin Gadkari and Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel in Delhi.
  • The JD(U) is unlikely to suspend its Lok Sabha member from Jehanabad, Jagdish Sharma, who has been convicted for four years by the special CBI court at Ranchi on Thursday in a fodder scam case.
  • Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was convicted in a 17-year-old fodder scam case, has been sentenced to five years in jail by a special CBI court on Thursday.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice Vinod Kumar Sharma, Additional Judge of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh, to be a Judge of that High Court with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office.
  • Software services major Wipro has appointed Soumitro Ghosh as head of Wipro Infotech replacing Anand Sankaran, senior vice president and business head of global infrastructure services, who quit the company hours before the rejig was announced.
  • S.C. Pandey has taken over as Director (Projects) of NTPC. Pandey was earlier Executive Director (Project Planning & Monitoring) responsible for planning and implementation of pre and post award activities related to Thermal, Hydro,Coal mining, Renewable, R&M and International JVs.
  • Rupshikha Saikia Borah has taken over as Director Finance of Oil India Limited. Borah is the first ever lady functional director on the board of this Navaratna company.
  • Authorities in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Thursday banned Skype, Whatsapp and Viber to facilitate security operations, triggering angry reactions from numerous users of the instant messaging applications.
  • The top judge on Indonesians Constitutional Court has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes in the country’s latest high profile graft scandal. Chief Justice Akil Mochtar is the third high-ranking official to be taken into custody by the Corruption Eradication Commission this year.
  • At least 130 people are now thought to have been killed after a migrant boat capsized off the coast of Italy.
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