Top News Headlines of 07 August 2013

Breaking news of 07 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan hit an unbeaten 74 off 51 deliveries to take Sri Lanka to a six-wicket consolation win in the third and final Twenty20 match over South Africa which has secured the series 2-1.
  • England gave Durham paceman Graham Onions the chance of playing the fourth Ashes Test on his Chester-le-Street home ground after including him in a 13-man squad.
  • Sameer Suneja,the newly named global CEO of Perfetti Van Melle, joins the elite club of Indian born managers taking on leadership roles on a global level.
  • Raghuram Govind Rajan, chief economic advisor in the finance ministry, will be the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the government announced Tuesday.
  • HDFC Bank has become the first major lender in the country to increase its lending rate in the wake of Reserve Bank of India’s measures to tighten liquidity. The bank has increased its base rate to 9.8% from 9.6% with effect from August 3.
  • The sensex fell 449 points to close below the 19,000-mark at 18,773 after the rupee fell to a lifetime low of 61.80 in intra-day trade. Markets turned jittery over speculation that the rupee fall would trigger further measures from the RBI that would result in a structural increase in interest rates.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government waded into another controversy over the Durga Sakthi Nagpal case on Tuesday when police hurriedly arrested a dalit writer in Rampur for a Facebook post criticizing the administration.
  • The government decision to usher in new pricing formula linked to global benchmarks from next April would push up CNG price by Rs 8.20 to Rs 11.72 per kg in metros like Delhi and Mumbai.
  • A truck allegedly hijacked by a man suspected to be mentally deranged on Tuesday ploughed through busy thoroughfares in Satna town of Madhya Pradesh, killing at least seven people and injuring over 36 people, 17 of them seriously.
  • Musharraf had been summoned to face charges of criminal conspiracy and the murder of Bhutto. A Rawalpindi court Tuesday ruled that former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf would be indicted for the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Aug 20 after he failed to appear before it due to security concerns.
  • A series of bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital,Baghdad, has left at least 41 people dead and more than 100 wounded.
  • XOLO has announced the launch of a new smartphone in the Indian market today. Dubbed as XOLO A500S, the new smartphone has been priced at INR 6,999 and will be available in the coming days.
  • Karbonn launched A11+ available online for just at Rs 5,790 only with Speaking of which, a 4.7-inch capacitive touch panel with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels resides on the device’s faces.
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