Top News Headlines of 11 August 2013

Breaking news of 11 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Drug major Cipla has posted a 10.28 per cent rise in consolidated net profit for the first quarter ended June 30 2013, on account of robust sales growth in domestic as well as export markets. The company posted a profit of Rs 485.35 crore against Rs 440.10 crore in the April-June quarter of 2012-13.
  • Nokia on Friday announced pre bookings for the Nokia Lumia 925 on leading online stores such as Flipkart, Indiatimes and HomeShop18. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest Pure View camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.
  • Captain Aaron Finch’s 119 went in vain as South Africa A beat Australia A by 19 runs in a round-robin match of the tri-series here on Saturday.
  • India A bounced back from their opening 7-run loss to Australia A as they defeated hosts South Africa A by 18 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method) in the tri-series here on Friday.
  • Rafael Nadal defeated Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to set up a ATP Montreal Masters semi-final with Novak Djokovic. Nadal was untroubled by his opponent from the qualifying rounds, advancing in just over an hour and a quarter.
  • World No.1 Lee Chong Wei will face Chinese superstar Lin Dan in the World Championships final Sunday that fans were hoping for, after a tense three-game victory in Guangzhou.
  • Opening batsman Chris Rogers scored a potentially crucial century as Australia closed on England’s insignificant first-innings 238 on day two of the fourth Ashes Test in Durham.
  • Air strikes by the Syrian military killed at least 20 people in the northwestern province of Latakia overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
  • A series of car bombs in mainly Shia areas of Baghdad killed 50 people and wounded 140 on Saturday. The nine separate explosions targeted markets and busy shopping streets.
  • At least 30 people were feared dead after a heap of coal collapsed on them at Kulda-Vasundhara open cast coal mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL), about 150 km from here, on Saturday.
  • Delhi Metro recorded its highest footfall so far when over 25 lakh people traveled on the Metro on August 8. This surpassed the earlier record set on July 29,when a total of 24,25,897 people traveled by the Metro.
  • The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has suspended five engineers from the building department in connection with the Micromax bribery case. The CBI had arrested an engineer along with two Micromax officials a few days ago.
  • YSR Congress leaders YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and his mother Vijayamma on Saturday resigned from their legislative posts in solidarity with people who’ve hit the streets fighting for a united Andhra Pradesh.
  • Researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine have discovered that high blood sugar levels are linked to an increased risk of dementia. According to the researchers, this holds true even among people who do not have diabetes.
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