Top News Headlines of 09 August 2013

Breaking news of 09 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Jet Airways on Thursday reported a net loss of Rs 355 crore in the April-June period, compared to a net profit of Rs 24.7 crore in same quarter last fiscal. Net sales also dropped from Q1 FY 13s figure of Rs 4,345 crore to Rs 3,778.8 crore.
  • The much-awaited Companies Bill aimed at protecting the interest of employees and small investors and introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, amid much din was passed on Thursday. The Lok Sabha had passed the Companies Bill in 2012.
  • The house of one of silver screens finest actors, Balraj Sahni, is under occupation of land sharks in Preet Nagar, once the hub of renowned Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu writers, just 30 km from Amritsar.
  • The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the amendments proposed by the BJP to the land acquisition bill, readying another attempt to get the flagship legislation passed in Parliament.
  • Highly controversial Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University Dr. Adesh Pal has submitted his resignation. Pal met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi before announcing his resignation.
  • The smartphone comes with a 4.5 inch display with 540×960 pixels resolution. Huawei Ascend P1 is now up for preorder on Flipkart for Rs 12,990. The smartphone comes with a 4.5 inch display with 540×960 pixels resolution.
  • The Celkon Campus A63 has entered the budget smartphone territory in India and is all set to be up for sale through authorized retailers for Rs 4,499. This device is not the only one to have been introduced in the Campus series of Celkon, other smartphones like A10, A20 and A60 will also be coming soon.
  • A new study claimed Toddlers who watch television daily for more than two hours may risk diminishing their vocabulary and math skills,a new study has claimed.
  • A fossil of a squirrel-like furry creature, that could be our great-great-grand uncle, living about 165 million years ago, has been discovered in China.
  • A bomb planted in an Afghan graveyard killed 14 women and children on Thursday, many of them present at the graveside of a family member during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
  • A couple of Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) buses, that can recharge while driving over specially equipped asphalt, have hit South Korea roads. According to the project’s developer, the 12km route is the first of its kind in the world.
  • The Indian batsmen failed to hold their nerves during slog overs as they lost to Australia by seven runs in an exciting opening encounter of the tri-series tournament between ‘A’ teams here on Thursday.
  • As many as 27 children of a government school fell ill and were taken to hospital on Thursday after eating midday meals in which a dead lizard was later found.
  • India has lost around 20% of its languages in the past five decades, a survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre has revealed. The country had 1,100 languages in 1961, but nearly 220 of them have disappeared.
  • A trial court on Thursday remanded Rajesh Agarwal, co-founder and director of mobile company Micromax Technologies Pvt Ltd, and six others, including four public servants, to CBI custody for seven days in a bribery case.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that it had never ordered the CBI in 2003 to lodge an FIR to probe Mayawatis alleged disproportionate assets.
  • Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for Rani Rampal, who has been adjudged ‘Player of the Tournament’ in the recent junior women hockey World Cup in Germany.
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