Top News Headlines of 08 December 2013

Breaking news of 08 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The 159 World Trade Organization’s members overcame last minute jitters and managed to get Cuba and three of its allies on board for the century’s first trade agreement which has the potential to add $1 trillion to the global economy.
  • Experienced campaigner Rajat Bhatia hit an unbeaten 158 and combined with lower-order batsmen to propel Delhi to a huge 442 all out against Odisha, who were trailing by 321 runs at the end of second day in their Ranji Trophy Group A match, here on Saturday.
  • India’s Chitra Magimairajan stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s event at the IBSF World Snooker Championships, defeating compatriot Varsha Sanjeev even as the men’s challenge ended in the last-16 round here.
  • Wrecking ball Mitchell Johnson laid further scars on England’s battered psyche with a stunning seven-wicket haul that skittled the tourists for 172 and put Australia in complete control of the second Ashes test after the third day on Saturday.
  • New Zealand were stranded an agonising 33 runs short of their first Test victory in more than a year on Saturday when rain washed out the final session of the first Test against the West Indies in Dunedin.
  • The Sahara group on Saturday bought tender papers floated for Team India’s new logo sponsorship contract. Sahara chairman Subrata Roy had blasted BCCI this May before pulling out Pune Warriors from the next IPL.
  • Obeying International Olympic Committee diktats, a defiant Indian Olympic Association finally agreed to modify its constitution and hold fresh elections on February 9, minus tainted officials like Lalit Bhanot and Abhey Singh Chautala.
  • Legendary music maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has received a posthumous nomination at 56th Grammy Awards with his album The Living Room Sessions Part 2 in the World Music section.
  • Vineet Jain, managing director of The Times of India Group, has been named ‘Impact Person of the Year’ for his “industry-shaping initiatives that have redefined media consumption in the digital age”.
  • From a boat that used to carry passengers across the Yamuna to a stylish 1924 Ford — vehicles that have become a part of the history and heritage of India went on display at the country’s first Heritage Transport Museum on Saturday.
  • Goa Police has got the custody of Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal for four more days in connection with the sexual assault case.
  • The home-grown Teja’s Light Combat Aircraft, first sanctioned 30 years ago to replace the ageing MiG-21s, will finally get its proper initial operational clearance (IOC) after several cost and time overruns on December 20.
  • Parties prepared their lines on Saturday, gaming for a range of score lines ahead of the election results to four important states that could set the tempo for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and boost the hopes of those disenchanted with political parties by establishing Aam Aadmi Party as an option.
  • North Korea freed an 85-year-old retired American soldier on Saturday after detaining him for more than a month for crimes it said he committed during the Korean War six decades ago.
  • The UN General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which had rejected the seat in an unprecedented act to protest the council’s failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
  • Icy blast hits US, causes power cuts & travel blues After cold rain and winds lashed the Southwest and other parts of the country on Friday, millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend as the cold snap was forecast to continue causing problems and trekking northeast.
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Top News Headlines of 08 December 2013
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