Top News Headlines of 05 December 2013

Breaking news of 05 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • British telecom giant Vodafone said on Wednesday that it will invest an additional $3 billion in India over the next two years, ranking the country as one of the two most-important markets globally along with Germany for new investments and expansion.
  • Third seed Arun George of Kerala saved six match points before upsetting top seed and defending champion Harsheel Dani of Air India to reach the U-19 singles final in the 38th Junior National Badminton championship here Wednesday.
  • Bengal high jumper Swapna Barman stole the limelight as she created a national junior record on the second day of National Junior Athletics Championships here on Wednesday.
  • Ross Taylor’s first Test double century helped New Zealand to 609 for 9 declared before his bowlers reduced West Indies to 67 for 2 as the hosts took firm control on day two of the first Test in Dunedin on Wednesday.
  • Manil Suri has won the annual Bad Sex in Fiction award for a scene in his novel “The City of Devi” describing a sexual encounter in terms of exploding supernovas and streaking superheroes, Britain’s Literary Review said on Tuesday.
  • The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), a central institution with several campuses across the country, transferred two officials of its Bhopal campus on directions of the Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission (MPSWC).
  • Narayan Sai, son of rape accused self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, was arrested by the Delhi Police crime branch at Pipli in Kurukshetra, Haryana, on Tuesday, almost two months after he went absconding.
  • The group of ministers (GoM) on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh finalized its report on Wednesday, recommending a bigger Telangana including the Rayalaseema districts of Kurnool and Anantapur.
  • Former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Vijay Krishna has been awarded life imprisonment by a Patna court for the murder of Janata Dal United leader Satyendra Singh in 2009.
  • Delhi broke all previous polling records on Wednesday with a voter turnout of more than 67%. The highest voter turnout witnessed in an election for the Delhi Assembly till Wednesday, was 61.75% in 1993.
  • British banking giant Standard Chartered has restructured top management of its private equity business, managing assets worth $4 billion across Asia and Africa, adding to the churn in the sector.
  • Iran on Wednesday asked India to quickly reopen banking channels if it wanted to shore up bilateral trade, especially purchase of Iranian oil.
  • Two skydivers were killed in a freak accident after they crashed into each other in mid-air while attempting a world record-breaking mass jump.
  • China on Wednesday said 55 airlines from 19 countries have accepted its Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea.
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