Top News Headlines of 07 December 2013

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

  • Astronomers have discovered the most distantly orbiting planet to date, weighing in at 11 times Jupiters mass and revolving its host star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance.
  • It slipped away in a span of just 10 minutes. India were left ruing a lapse in concentration late in the first half which cost them their Hero Junior World Cup opener against the Netherlands at the Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Friday.
  • A Malaysian man and two English football players have admitted taking part in an international match-fixing syndicate. Segaran Gsubramaniam, 45, Friday pleaded guilty to a single charge of engaging in conduct that corrupts the outcome of a betting event.
  • India’s Joshna Chinappa pulled off a sensational second successive upset in the Women’s Hong Kong Open to claim her first ever quarter-final berth in a WSA World Series event, in Hong Kong.
  • Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin scored centuries as Australia ran rampant before declaring at 570 for 9 on Friday, then Mitchell Johnson bowled England captain Alastair Cook to cap a strong performance by the hosts on day two of the second Test.
  • A maiden double-century by Darren Bravo stalled New Zealand’s victory drive Friday as the West Indies ended day four of the first Test in Dunedin at 443-6, a lead of 47.
  • The draw for the 2014 World Cup sees hosts Brazil take on Croatia in their opening match, while England have been drawn in a group alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
  • Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize, an honour previously given to icons like late Nelson Mandela in recognition of outstanding achievement in human rights.
  • Jai Menon, Bharti Group’s director for Innovation and IT, has quit amidst reports of alleged violation of the company’s code of conduct. While the company said he “exited” on Wednesday without giving any reasons, Menon said he has quit to pursue research and innovation in technology from January.
  • The WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse.
  • Samajwadi Party’s candidate from Sultanpur for the Lok Sabha Polls, Ateeq Ahmad, was the first person to be booked under the ‘Gangster Act’ in Uttar Pradesh and has several cases of dacoity, murder, extortion and fraud against him.
  • The Delhi electoral office has sent a show-cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for exceeding the cap on election expenditure.
  • Jean Todt was unanimously re-elected for a second term as president of motorsport’s ruling body the FIA on Friday. The result was a foregone conclusion as the 67-year-old Frenchman was unopposed in the election after Britain’s David Ward withdrew from the race last month after failing to secure enough support to be nominated.
  • China, which built and established Pakistans nuclear power stations, has now joined hands with France to jointly tap the global nuclear energy market. The move allows Beijing to overcome criticism about its nuclear export, and opens up new markets worldwide.
  • Over 40 Russian diplomats, including some employed at Moscow’s mission to the UN and the Consulate here, have been charged with participating in a nine year-long fraud to illegally obtain nearly $1.5 million in healthcare benefits.
  • Hundreds of thousands have been left without power or stranded by transportation chaos as the storm Xaver is sweeping across northern Europe. At least nine people have died in the disaster.
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