Top News Headlines of 12 December 2013

Breaking news of 12 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Indian economy is expected to grow by 4.7% in 2013-14 and 5.7% in 2014-15, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday.
  • The Sahara group on Wednesday agreed before the Supreme Court to deposit title deeds of 71 properties, including 25% of its Aamby Valley project, with market regulator Sebi as security for refunding Rs 20,000 crore to investors.
  • The fourth World Kabaddi Cup was plunged into controversy on Wednesday when officials of the England women’s team demanded a gender test on three Pakistan players.
  • Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei welcomed the decision to use video reviews of disputed line calls after the world number one became the first in badminton to use the technology on Wednesday.
  • Ross Taylor scored his 10th Test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand’s 307 for 6 at the close of play on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday.
  • The third One-Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa was called off due to persistent rain. After winning the toss, South Africa elected to bat and AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock’s tons helped them score 301 for eight.
  • Indian athletes have been cleared to compete in the Winter Games in Sochi after the country complied with the IOC’s ethics rules and avoided becoming the first country expelled from the Olympics in more than 40 years.
  • Tehelka founder and former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, who has been accused of sexually assaulting his female colleague, was on Wednesday sent to 12-day judicial custody by a court in Goa.
  • The Surat police on Wednesday said Narayan Sai, son of Asaram, has confessed to violating the 30-year-old woman who had lodged a complaint of rape against him.
  • Three days after polls in Delhi threw up a hung Assembly, Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung invited BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan for a discussion on government formation.
  • The Kolkata-based Eastern Army Command chief Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who is tipped to succeed General Bikram Singh as the army chief next August, is all set to be posted as the vice-chief of the army this month.
  • Retired Gujarat High Court Judge D.P. Buch was on Wednesday sworn-in as the state’s fourth Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal on the post that had been lying vacant for a decade.
  • Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori said on Wednesday he has signed up former French Open champion Michael Chang of the United States as a coach from next year.
  • TIME magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013 on Wednesday, crediting him with capturing the “imaginations of millions” who had become disillusioned with the Vatican.
  • On a day when India’s highest court declared homosexuality illegal, Britain in a landmark decision has announced that the country’s first same sex wedding will take place from March 29, 2014.
  • Uruguay is first nation to legalize pot Uruguay has approved pioneering legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.
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Top News Headlines of 12 December 2013
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