Top News Headlines of 11 October 2013

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

  • India batting great Sachin Tendulkar has announced he will retire after playing his 200th Test match next month. Tendulkar thus ended weeks of speculation on his Test retirement.
  • Yuvraj Singh made a sensational return to international cricket, blasting his way to an unbeaten 35-ball 77 as India beat Australia by six wickets in a high-scoring one-off T20, in Rajkot, on Thursday.
  • In a major victory for shuttler Jwala Gutta, the Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed her to participate in tournaments, saying she should be allowed to play.
  • Former India opener Gautam Gambhir signaled a return to form,with a patiently crafted 123 as India A took control on the second day of the third and final Test against West Indies A at the Hubli KSCA ground on Thursday.
  • Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL), a Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Power, was honoured with the prestigious Helpage India  “Gold Plate Award’ in recognition of the project “Multi Facility Health Package for Old Age Homes’ funded under its CSR initiatives during FY 2012-13.
  • NTPC SAIL Power Company (NSPCL) Rourkela has won the prestigious National level NSCI Safety Awards for the year 2012.
  • Alice Munro, 82, referred to as the Canadian Chekhov, won this years Nobel prize for literature for her tales depicting the challenges of small-town life in Canada. The jury on Thursday honoured her as a master of the contemporary short story.
  • European lawmakers awarded their top human rights prize Thursday to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who last year survived a Taliban assassination attempt because of her outspoken support for girls’ education.
  • Delhi’s dengue figure reached 3,298 on Thursday, with the municipal corporations reporting 382 cases in the last three days. Till Monday, the civic bodies had confirmed 2, 916 cases.
  • The 2013 southwest monsoon started with a bang, surprising several experts with the intensity of rain witnessed in June. That set the tone for the remaining months as the season till September finally ended with 106% of the long period average rain.
  • Twenty pilgrims were killed while 40 others were injured when an overloaded mini truck carrying them fell in a gorge in Manguwal village in the district early Thursday.
  • The visa row between India and China has returned to haunt two young archers from Arunachal Pradesh as they could not a board a flight to China on Thursday to participate in the Youth World Archery Championship as they were carrying stapled visas.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has cut short his Bihar visit by a day to avoid a controversy over his dates overlapping with the BJP’s plan to stage a mega rally in Patna for the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
  • Given a clean chit by the CBI in Pratapgarh DSP Ziaul-Haqs murder earlier this year, Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya is likely to return to the Akhilesh Yadav ministry in a reshuffle expected on Friday.
  • The CBI is set to file a charge sheet against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal despite incomplete information from Malaysia.
  • V.K. Padha has joined as the new CEO of Aravali Power Company Private Ltd (APCPL). Padha is an electrical engineer and joined NTPC in 1980 as an executive trainee.
  • Pakistan rearrested former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday after accusations that he was personally responsible for the deaths of more than 100 people when he ordered commandos to storm the Red Mosque in 2007.
  • Former rebel gunmen freed Libyas prime minister on Thursday after holding him for several hours in reprisal for the capture by the United States forces at the weekend of a Libyan al-Qaida suspect in Tripoli.
  • Charles Taylor, the former Liberian President, will serve his 50-year sentence for crimes against humanity in a British prison, following a request from the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
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