Top News Headlines of 08 September 2013

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

  • Pakistan has assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it will grant “the most favoured nation” (MFN) status to India and eliminate the negative list on trade with New Delhi as part of its overall trade policy.
  • Backup doping tests have come back positive for former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell, teammate Sherone Simpson and three other island athletes.
  • Defending champion Serena Williams slugged her way to a US Open title rematch against Victoria Azarenka as the top two seeds scored straight-sets knockouts in their semi-finals last night. World number one Williams thrashed a rattled Li Na 6-0 6-3.
  • World number Victoria Azarenka defeated Flavia Pennetta 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to advance to the U.S. Open final for the second year in a row.
  • In a perceivable blow to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) the city civil court on Saturday stayed the five-year ban imposed on Professor Ratnakar Shetty by the games governing body in the city.
  • Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek followed their upset of the Bryan brothers with a victory Sunday in the men’s doubles final at the U.S. Open.
  • British Indian billionaire brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja won a Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to UK’s Asian community.
  • The five projects selected for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, worth a total of $1 million, were announced at a ceremony held on Friday at the Castle of Sao Jorge.
  • Seven workers were killed following an ammonia leak at a cold storage unit in Gujarat’s Mehsana on Saturday. Five others were hospitalized.
  • Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) on Saturday announced revision in prices of compressed natural gas (CNG) and piped natural gas (PNG) in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
  • As many as 35 infants have died in a premier state-run children’s hospital in Kolkata in the last five days.
  • Talk about a big jump in number. According to a new study, there are 51 million smart phone users in urban India today, an 89% increase from 2012, when there were just 27 million users.
  • Among children up to 15 years old, there are 1.8 crore fewer girls than boys the sex ratio at 914 girls per 1,000 boys remaining the same as a decade ago.
  • At least nine persons, including a television journalist, were killed and 34 injured after a fresh bout of communal violence erupted in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday.
  • Opposition today forced law minister Kapil Sibal to apologise in Rajya Sabha for failing to get a Constitution Amendment Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, alleging that he “misled” the Upper House while getting it passed in “haste”.
  • In what should be a lesson to political parties taking over the streets for sundry demonstrations, a magisterial court on Saturday sentenced a Shiv Sena MLA and 10 of his supporters to a month in jail for blocking traffic in 2010.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday strongly pitched Rahul Gandhi as Congresss prime ministerial choice after the 2014 Lok Sabha election, pushing the party towards a presidential-style showdown with BJPs likely PM nominee Narendra Modi.
  • The Indira Gandhi prize for peace, disarmament and development for the year 2012 will be conferred upon President Sirleaf of Liberia on September 12.
  • Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed, who was ousted from power in an alleged coup 18 months ago, won the first round of presidential polls. But he failed to obtain an outright majority, initial results showed here Sunday.
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