Top News Headlines of 08 November 2013

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

  • Shares in SpiceJet slumped as much as 6 per cent on Friday after the company posted a record loss of Rs. 559 crore in the September quarter. SpiceJet had reported a net loss of Rs. 164 crore in the same period last year.
  • A new breakthrough in genetics, described as “jaw-dropping” by one Nobel scientist, promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders such as sickle-cell anaemia and Down syndrome.
  • YouTube is overtaking Facebook as the most favourite site among teenagers, a survey has found.
  • Rohit Sharma’s hundred on debut has helped India take the lead on Day Two of the first Test against West Indies at Kolkata. Rohit became the 14th Indian batsman to score a ton on debut.
  • Pakistan beat India 5-4 in a thrilling hockey match to reach the final of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2013. According to media reports, the match was tied 2-2 at the end of the first half but green shirts managed to beat Indians in its second-last league match.
  • South Africa produced a clincal performance to beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the third day-night international on Wednesday and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
  • A Delhi court Thursday granted bail to gangster Abu Salem, facing trial for allegedly demanding Rs.5 crore as protection money from a national capital-based businessman in 2002.
  • If you want a government job in Rajasthan, vow never to smoke cigarettes and chew gutka. The department of personnel has issued a circular to all government departments and district collectors to extract an undertaking from candidates to the effect that they do not smoke or consume gutka while in government service.
  • A trial court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda by seven days.
  • Traffic movement between south Delhi and Noida via Kalindi Kunj Bridge will be affected on Friday afternoon due to Chatth Puja rush on the banks of Yamuna.
  • Militants on Thursday afternoon opened fire on a road opening party of the CRPF in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area killing two personnel.
  • Telecom service provider Uninor Thursday announced that its chief executive officer (CEO) Yogesh Malik has resigned his post owing to personal reasons. The company has already started the process of selecting a new CEO to take up the position.
  • The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot school girl Malala Yousafzai in 2012, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government.
  • M. Sagar Mathews has taken over as the Director (Technical) of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) from November 1.
  • The US economy grew at a 2.8% annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday, the fastest pace in a year.
  • A bill banning workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people has passed the US Senate with significant cross-party support. The Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, with 10 Republicans voting in favour.
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