Top News Headlines of 06 August 2013

Breaking news of 06 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • University has released the schedule for the Delhi University Students Union election for 2013-14. Elections will be held on Friday, September 13, but the date, time and venue for counting of votes and declaration of results will be announced later.
  • Researchers claim to have discovered the elusive impact crater of the meteor that triggered the biggest extinction ever, around 252.3 million years ago.
  • K Prem Kumar of Tamil Nadu soared to 8.09 metres to set a new national record in men’s long jump in the Inter-Railway athletics meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi on Monday.
  • England retained the Ashes Series after rain meant the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford ended in a draw on Monday. Only 20.3 overs were possible on the fifth and final day, but that was still long enough for England to collapse to 37 for three, having been set 332 to win after Australia declared on their overnight 172 for seven.
  • R.L. Mehra, Executive Director, Neelesh Shah and N.P.Aggrawal, Senior General Managers and B.Bhattacharya, DGM, NBCC, received Time Research Business Leadership Award 2013, for the Best Real Estate Company of the year.
  • At least 13 people died in landslides, many more were injured and hundreds displaced across Idukki district in Kerala on Monday.
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Amrohi has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam. The 1981-batch-Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer is expected to take up his assignment shortly.
  • Sh. Sridhar Patra has taken over the charge of Director (Finance) of THDC India Limited (THDCIL) on 02.08.2013. He has about 27 years of experience.
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s daughter M Kanimozhi on Monday took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
  • Jalaj Srivastava, a 1984 batch IAS officer, today took oath of office as chairman of New Delhi Municipal Council along with four other nominated members.
  • Pakistan has taken unprecedented security measures to fend off a looming threat by Taliban militants to launch the “biggest attack” on some unspecified important installation, officials said today.
  • A bomb went off in a passenger train in Pakistans Punjab province on Monday,killing three persons, including a child, and injuring 35 more in what the railway minister called an act of terrorism.
  • A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former military commander to life in prison and dozens of others including opposition members of parliament to long terms for plotting against the government, in a case that has exposed deep divisions in the country.
  • Robert Bobby Tufts a four year-old boy, who has not made it to pre-school yet, has been re-elected as the mayor of a US town. Mayor Robert Bobby Tufts was re-elected as the mayor of Dorset, a small town in Minnesota on Sunday.
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