Top News Headlines of 11 December 2013

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

  • Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has slapped a fine of Rs.1,773.05 crore on Coal India Ltd. (CIL) for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the supply of the dry fuel its first major penalty on a state-owned company.
  • Scientists have discovered a long-lived man-made greenhouse gas that appears to have the highest global-warming impact of any compound to date. The chemical perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) is the most radiatively efficient chemical found to date, breaking all other chemical records for its potential to impact climate.
  • Scientists have developed an app that allows an ordinary smart phone to capture and display three-dimensional models of real-world objects.
  • Red Bull’s four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel has branded as ‘absurd’ a rule change to award double points at the final race of the Formula One season from next year.
  • Formula 1 will award double points for its final round from the 2014 season in an effort to keep championship battles open longer. The move was agreed by the F1 Strategy Group and the Formula One Commission at a meeting in Paris on Monday.
  • India crashed out of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup after being held 3-3 by Korea in a must-win Pool C match at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Tuesday.
  • Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav today got temporary relief from the Delhi High Court which suspended his sentence following his appeal against its single judge’s order sending him to 10 days in jail for misleading the court in a recovery suit filed against him and his wife by a businessman.
  • Anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Tuesday began an indefinite fast at Ralegan Siddhi village to push for the Jan Lokpal bill, warning the Congress of grave consequences in the 2014 polls if it failed to do so.
  • Its judgment day for Indian lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders on Wednesday, when the Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on a historic decision of the Delhi high court, which had in 2009 diluted the often-misused Section 377 of Indian Penal Code to decriminalize consensual physical relations in private between adults of the same sex.
  • The price of subsidized cooking gas refills increased by Rs 3.46 on Tuesday as the government raised dealer commission by more than 9% to offset their rising costs such as salary, power and rentals. Commission has been increased to Rs 40.71 per cylinder.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that red beacon lights without flashers would be used on the vehicles of only high constitutional functionaries and blue beacon lights will be used only on emergency services and police.
  • Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar from the former royal family of Mysore and who was recently elected president of the Karnataka cricket association died of a heart attack in Bangalore today.
  • Actress Eleanor Parker, who was best known for playing the baroness in The Sound of Music, has died aged 91 in California.
  • The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted three months’ interim bail on medical grounds to disqualified Rajya Sabha member Rasheed Masood, who is serving four years’ imprisonment in a case of corruption and other offences.
  • General Motors Co. (GM) named Mary Barra to succeed Dan Akerson as chief executive officer, completing the GM insider’s rise from a factory-floor worker to the industry’s first female CEO after more than a century of global automaking.
  • Pakistan’s longest serving Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry will retire on Wednesday, ending an era marked by aggressive judicial activism that even snared a serving Prime Minister.
  • A huge airport in central Spain that cost a billion euros ($1.4 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 went up for auction on Monday for just 100 million.
  • U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has visited the Japanese city of Nagasaki, site of the Aug. 9, 1945, American atomic bomb attack that killed 70,000 people and helped prompt Japan’s surrender in World War II.
  • A deserted and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica is said to be the coldest place on Earth after the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet was recently measured there, according to researchers who said that the discovery will help uncover new puzzles about the icy continent.
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