Top News Headlines of 04 September 2013

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

  • Airlines have started raising air fares by anywhere up to 30% with immediate effect following the massive increase in price of jet fuel, which is now at an all-time high. Low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet raised both spot and advance purchase fares from Tuesday evening by over 25%.
  • Indian markets went into a tailspin on Tuesday as nervous investors eyed news that Russia had detected the launch of two missiles in the Mediterranean amid expectations of US military action against Syria.
  • Two years after hitching its fate to Microsofts Windows Phone software, Nokia collapsed into the arms of the US software giant on Tuesday, agreeing to sell its main handset business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion).
  • The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) 2013, whose results were announced on Tuesday, has recorded a 11% success rate, a rise over last year when only 1% of 7.95 lakh candidates managed to clear the test.
  • German carmaker BMW on Tuesday forayed into the luxury compact segment in India with the launch of a new series priced between Rs 20.90-29.90 lakh.
  • Hyundai Motor India, India’s second largest car maker on Tuesday launched its new premium hatchback Grand i10 at an aggressive price of Rs 4.29 lakh to Rs 6.41 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi.
  • Zimbabwe captured nine Pakistan wickets for 249 runs on the opening day of the first Test in Harare on Tuesday after a frustrating ninth-wicket partnership between Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan.
  • Australia convincingly beat Scotland by 200 runs Tuesday in their one-off ODI after an outstanding partnership between centurions Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh.
  • Roger Federer suffered a stunning upset in the fourth round of the US Open, the 17-time Grand Slam champion falling to Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 6-4 in a last-16 match on Tuesday (AEST).
  • An earthquake of moderate intensity on Tuesday shook Kishtwar and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering panic among people. The quake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, jolted the region at 1:36 PM. The epicenter of the quake was 33 km north of Kishtwar and 75 km south of Kashmir.
  • Lawyers at Tis Hazari court complex will observe a strike on Wednesday to protest against alleged inflated electricity bills for power supply to chambers in the court complex.
  • In a major embarrassment for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, DG Vanzara, a top IPS officer considered close to him, has resigned from service accusing the state government of having failed to protect the interest of policemen jailed for encounter deaths while implementing its “conscious policy”.
  • As the crisis in Syria deepened; India said there could be no military solution to the ongoing conflict, preferring to wait for the UN investigation report on the chemical attack in the West Asian country.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday met senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley at his residence in an effort to reach out to the Opposition and end the logjam in Parliament over missing coal files.
  • Former India coach Gary Kirsten was on Tuesday appointed chief coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League.
  • Pakistani military officials plotted to kill prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir while she was on a visit to India, according to new US intelligence disclosures.
  • An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 52 Muslim Brotherhood members to jail terms, including one for life, for attacks on the army in the port city of Suez, an army source said.
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