Top News Headlines of 05 September 2013

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

  • Amid a rush of bad news, the government has quietly removed hurdles for 34 infrastructure projects, involving investment of nearly Rs 1.4 lakh crore.
  • Jet Airways on Wednesday followed its smaller rival SpiceJet and hiked fares by 25% to mitigate the impact of the sharp fall in the rupee value and a near 15% spike in oil prices of late. The airline has hiked its fares by 25% with immediate effect.
  • New RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan opened the door wide to dollars from NRI’s and foreign borrowings by banks, by subsidizing the cost of using these funds locally. At present, banks do not go all out to raise non-resident deposits because to use them locally, they have to swap them into rupees.
  • The final lists of contestants for students’ union elections in Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University were declared on Wednesday but things didn’t progress too smoothly at JNU.
  • Half-centuries from middle-order batsmen Malcolm Waller and Sikandar Raza lifted Zimbabwe to 281 for 7 and a 32-run lead over Pakistan on the second day of the first Test on Wednesday.
  • The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Wednesday accepted India’s invitation for a series in November which would allow senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar to play his milestone 200th Test in front of home fans.
  • Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek advanced to the US Open men’s doubles semifinals after a hard-fought win at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday evening.
  • Flavia Pennetta is a Grand Slam semifinalist for the first time, making the final four Wednesday afternoon with a triumph over old friend and Italian countrywoman, No. 10 Roberta Vinci, continuing a stunning Open run in which she has been the most dominant female player this side of Serena Williams.
  • Punjab National Bank won five RBI Rajbhasha Awards organized by Reserve Bank of India. Usha Anathasubramanian, Executive Director, Punjab National Bank, received shields and certificates by D.Subbarao,Governor, Reserve Bank of India.
  • Fifty teachers from across the country, including 10 from NCR, were awarded for their innovation in classroom teaching by the CBSE on the eve of Teachers’ Day. The principal mentors are being awarded for their efforts to promote the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
  • The Jodhpur (rural) district and sessions judge rejected the bail plea filed by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu on Wednesday. Asaram is currently in judicial custody for allegedly assaulting a minor girl sexually.
  • Almost 700 schools in Maharashtras Nagpur district have decided to stop serving midday meals from October 1 to protest engaging teachers in the national scheme.
  • The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed till September 19 trial court’s order for registration of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged misuse of government funds in 2008 assembly polls.
  • Delhi Metro has introduced two additional trains on the Central Secretariat-Badarpur route from today.  With this, the total number of trains on this line has increased to 22.
  • In a major boost to the growing public outcry over the deplorable condition of the Jaipur-Delhi stretch of the national highway 8, governor of Rajasthan Margaret Alva has shot a letter to the union minister for transport, road and highways Oscar Fernandes stressing the need for urgent steps to address the situation.
  • Noted political scientist Yogendra Yadav is set to face the axe from the University Grants Commission (UGC). As per reports on Thursday, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has issued a show-cause notice to Yadav, seeking his response within seven days on why he should not be removed from the post of member UGC.
  • The stand taken by a CBI officer that the Prime Minister needs to be examined in connection with Coalgate dragged the shadow of the mega scam even closer to Manmohan Singh, while enabling the opposition to firmly pin on him the allegation of illegalities in the allocation of precious coal deposits.
  • Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013.
  • A federal court in New York has issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for “shielding and protecting” the leaders of her party who were allegedly involved in the anti-Sikh riots in India in 1984.
  • Afghanistan security forces have arrested eight policemen for accidentally killing six children when firing a rocket into a river to catch fish, officials said on Wednesday.
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