Top News Headlines of 06 November 2013

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

  • IT firm Cognizant posted September quarter revenues of $2.31 billion, up 6.7% sequentially and 21.9% year-over-year. The profit stood at $319.6 million, up 15.4% compared to $276.9 million earned in the last quarter.
  • The HRD ministry has given its nod for an IIT, an IIM and three central universities among other institutes for the Seemandhra region which has witnessed widespread resentment over the Centre’s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.
  • A giant extinct species of carnivorous platypus about a metre long, the largest ever found, has been discovered in Australia, debunking the theory that the creature shrunk in size over time.
  • Indian men’s hockey team defeated Oman 3-0 to register their first win in the third Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) at Kakamigahara, Japan on Tuesday. India opened the scoring in the 19th minute through Akashdeep Singhs strike, courtesy a lapse in concentration from Oman defence.
  • Sri Lanka has arrested at least thirty Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in its waters, Naval spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said today.
  • After the success of pilot programmes in five metro cities, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Monday allowed the sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders at petrol pumps across the country.
  • Kerala government has decided to provide free air tickets to Keralites who want to return from Saudi Arabia, where illegal foreigners were targeted under the country’s new labour law.
  • After a temporary relief from high vegetable prices last week, onion and tomato have again peaked to Rs 80 per kg each at several places across Delhi. Traders blame the rise on the sudden increase in demand over the Diwali weekend, but say that the prices are not likely to fall for another week.
  • A day after the last Diwali rockets were fired in this part of the country, the big one blasted off from the first launch pad in Sriharikota on Tuesday afternoon, firing the ambition of a nation, and the imagination of many others.
  • BJP today declared the names of 176 candidates, including Vasundhara Raje and her known critic Gulab Chand Kataria, for the 200-member Rajasthan assembly elections and decided to field three former MPs, 20 women and three persons from the minority community in the polls.
  • Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested BSP MP Dhananjay Singh (38) and his wife Jagriti Singh (36) in the case of the death of their 35-year-old maid, Rakhi, at the MP’s 175, South Avenue flat in Chanakyapuri.
  • Champion navigator BS Sujith Kumar announced his retirement in Bangalore on Tuesday, citing personal reasons. The 42-year-old veteran, who began his career in 1989 and took part in over 300 rallies.
  • Actor Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Krrish 3’ is the latest film to enter elite Rs 100 crore club within four days of its release.
  • Eleven people died in sectarian violence in Pakistan’s largest city on Tuesday, taking the overall death toll in two days to 18 as unrest spiralled out of control on the eve of the Islamic holy month of Muharram.
  • Ending a five-year hiatus, India and China today began a joint anti-terrorism military exercise, less than a fortnight after the two countries inked a comprehensive pact to avert recurring border stand-offs.
  • Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, posting a potentially record landslide victory while running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office.
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s iconic spinning wheel (charkha), which symbolized his non-violent struggle for India’s independence, fetched record 110,000 pounds (over Rs one crore) as it went under the hammer at Shropshire in England on Tuesday.
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