Top News Headlines of 11 September 2013

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

  • Car sales rose 15.37 per cent in August, after posting a decline for nine consecutive months. Two-wheelers sales grew by around seven per cent. In absolute terms, car sales stood at 1, 33, 486 units in August compared with 1, 15, 705 units in the same month last year.
  • The rupee gained 142 paise to appreciate to 63.83 and the sensex jumped 727 points close three points short of the 20,000-mark as a series of positive developments sharply improved sentiment in the markets.
  • Scientists have developed a strain of the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) that could be used as a vaccine against the disease, according to a study to be published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
  • Rafael Nadal claimed his second US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a lung-busting, big-hitting final on Monday.
  • Ram Aravind of Tamil Nadu and Priyanka Nutakki of Andhra Pradesh clinched the boys and girls titles of the National Under-11 Chess Championship, which concluded on Tuesday.
  • Ashok Menaria produced an all-round show as India A scored a convincing six-wicket victory over New Zealand A in the second one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match unofficial ODI series here today.
  • The national selectors, who were in full attendance at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Tuesday, handed a lifeline of sorts to out of-favour stars Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan.
  • Pakistan regained control of the second test against Zimbabwe in the final session of the first day on Tuesday, breaking a 110-run stand between Hamilton Masakadza and captain Brendan Taylor and then reducing the host to 237-8 by stumps.
  • A Bollywood costume designer was found dead on Monday in a well at a resort near Mumbai where he was partying. Anil Cherian, 43, was working on a film Bold Bollywood, inspired by the life of actor Jiah Khan.
  • A Delhi court today extended till September 17 the NIA custody of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his close associate Asadullah Akhtar after the agency claimed they were involved in a deep rooted conspiracy and had executed various blasts in India.
  • The CBI on Tuesday named BCCI chief N Srinivasan an accused in YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s disproportionate assets case.
  • The Gautam Budh Nagar administration has imposed Section 144 of CrPC in the district with immediate effect till November 5 in a bid to quell any disturbance that may arise during the next 45 days as many festivals are coming up.
  • The death toll in riot-hit western Uttar Pradesh went up to 38 on Tuesday even as the state government slapped the stringent National Security Act on those charged with inciting the communal flare-up.
  • It has been nine months but the wounds on nation’s conscious were still fresh on Tuesday when the four adult accused in the Delhi gang-rape case were pronounced as guilty of rape and murder of Nirbhaya.
  • Ace shooter and former Olympic silver medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday decided to take a shot at politics as he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Army.
  • Thomas Bach of Germany was elected on Tuesday as the new head of the International Olympic Committee. The vote happened at the 105th session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has given a vice-presidency post to a hardliner-turned-reformer who once served as a spokeswoman for the hostage-takers at the US Embassy after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an adviser said Tuesday.
  • The Afghan police have detained two insurgents suspected of killing an Indian author who they accused of spying, a provincial police chief said. Sushmita Banerjee, whose story was told in the movie Escape from Taliban, was pulled from her home by gunmen in Paktika last week and shot dead.
  • Syria on Tuesday agreed to a Russian proposal to surrender its chemical weapons to uproot US aggression, hours after President Barack Obama said he would put on hold any military strike on Syria if it does so.
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