Top News Headlines of 06 September 2013

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

  • Air India hiked passenger fares by up to 25 percent on all domestic routes today following a sharp increase in the price of air turbine fuel (ATF). It may also raise fares on international routes.
  • Fresh measures by the Reserve Bank of India to stem the rupee’s slide strengthened it by a hefty 138 paise to trade at 65.69 against the dollar on Thursday.
  • Gold yesterday fell by Rs. 1,250 per 10 grams in the national capital on heavy sell-off by stockiest as the rupee recovered after RBI’s fresh measures amid a weakening trend overseas.
  • Technology and IT company Intex launched Aqua i7 with 5 inch HD display and 13 mega pixel camera for Rs21,900. The launch event was in Mumbai and the phone was unveiled by Farhan Akhtar, the brand ambassador for its mobile division.
  • Ace Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek advanced to the US Open men`s doubles` finals after they stunned the legendary Bryan brothers in the semifinals on Thursday. Paes and Stepanek won the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
  • Defending champion Mary Ann Gomes, of Bengal, emerged as the winner in the UBI Womens National Premier Chess Championship here at the Spring Club on Thursday.
  • Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq produced fighting half centuries for Pakistan to lead Zimbabwe by 90 runs with six wickets in hand in the second innings after three days of the first Test on Thursday.
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday refused to lift the suspension on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), in force since December last year, and gave the Indian body a new deadline to set its house in order.
  • As preparations are on in Kashmir for Zubin Mehta’s peace concert, the Indian Parsi conductor of western classical music is all set to receive the Tagore Award for cultural harmony.
  • The winners of the Miss Diva 2013 were declared at a star-studded event at Westin Mumbai Garden City, Mumbai. The winners are Manasi Moghe (Miss Diva 2013), Gurleen Grewal (Miss Diva 2013 1st runner-up), Srishti Rana (Miss Diva 2013 2nd runner-up).
  • Gopal Kanda, a former minister from Haryana, who is in jail on charges of driving an air hostess to suicide, has been granted bail so that he can attend the state legislature.
  • A search team recovered 64 more bodies from the higher ridges in Kedar valley over the last three days and cremated them. With this, the total number of bodies retrieved from the Kedar valley has gone up to 361 since the June 16-17 catastrophe triggered by flash floods, IG R S Meena announced on Thursday.
  • Indian author Sushmita Banerjee was executed by the Taliban late on Wednesday. While the stated reason for the barbaric act was not given, Banerjee had possibly attracted the ire of the fundamentalist outfit for her ceaseless social work, especially for women’s healthcare and upliftment.
  • The Land Acquisition Bill, which seeks to provide just and fair compensation to farmers while ensuring that no land can be acquired forcibly, has been passed by the Lok Sabha with amendments while the Rajya Sabha passed the Judicial Appointment Bill.
  • Parliament Thursday approved the Waqf Amendment Bill that aims to make properties under the Waqf Board more commercially viable. The bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha August 20, was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
  • The government on Thursday shelved its plan to keep parties out of the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, referring the proposed amendment to the law to a parliamentary committee.
  • Deepak Sandhu, who has been an information commissioner for the last four years, on Thursday became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the country.
  • Katrina Kaif beats Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone to win sexiest woman title. The actress has beaten all her contemporaries to emerge as No. 1 in an annual survey.
  • Yang Dacai, former head of work safety administration in Chinas Shaanxi province, who flaunted a range of expensive watches and was filmed smiling at a fatal accident in which 36 people were killed, was on Thursday sentenced to 14 years in prison for indulging in corruption.
  • A massive pile-up involving up to 100 vehicles caused a range of injuries in thick fog on Thursday morning on the Sheppey Crossing in Kent.
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