Top News Headlines of 12 November 2013

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

  • India’s trade deficit rose in October even as the recovery in exports continued taking it to a two-year high. However, there was turbulence in the currency and equity markets with the rupee hitting a two-month low of 63 to the dollar and the stock markets falling to a one-month low on renewed fears of US Fed tapering.
  • The rupee tumbled 77 paise to an almost two-month low of 63.24 against the dollar on Monday as the trade deficit widened from a month ago and the US currency strengthened after encouraging jobs data renewed fears of stimulus tapering.
  • AB de Villiers stormed to an unbeaten century to help South Africa beat Pakistan convincingly by 117 runs in the fifth and final one-day in Sharjah on Monday, winning the five-match series 4-1.
  • Police on Monday arrested Arjuna awardee and internationally renowned wrestler Jagdish Bhola who is the main accused in the Fatehgarh Sahib drug case in which ace boxer Vijender Singh’s name also cropped up earlier this year.
  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will be out for between six and eight weeks with a hamstring injury. The Argentine suffered a muscle tear in his left hamstring during Barcas 4-1 La Liga win at Real Betis on Sunday.
  • The strike by nearly 18 lakh employees of the state government starting Tuesday will cripple services in most of the government departments. The strike, called by the Rajya Karmchari Sanyukt Parishad, is a state-level mass agitation.
  • A fire broke out in a multi-storeyed building in Sidharth Nagar of  Vikhroli, Mumbai last night. Four people died and six  others were injured.
  • Four employees of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), including that of the assistant manager of the colliery, were killed when a coal mine collapsed at Nirsa in Dhanbad on Monday.
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti, arrested in connection with the murder of their maid, were on Monday remanded to four-day judicial custody by a court here after the Delhi Police said they are waiting for some reports and will confront the accused with them later.
  • The ruling Congress party late on Monday night released its first list of candidates for 56 constituencies in Delhi. Three time chief minister Sheila Dikshit has been fielded again from the New Delhi constituency.
  • The Bahujan Samaj Party has declared names of 58 candidates for the Delhi assembly polls. Eyeing the Muslim vote bank, the party has for the first time given equal number of seats to Muslim and SC/ST candidates-13 to Muslims and 15 to SC/ST candidates.
  • Over 67 per cent polling was on Monday witnessed in the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly elections in eight Maoist-hit districts, which witnessed sporadic incidents of violence that left a CRPF jawan dead.
  • Bhaichung Bhutia has been selected to serve on the technical committee of FIFPro, the world body for players, for a term of four years starting 11th November 2013.
  • The Chief Delivery Officer at iGate, Sean Narayanan, submitted his resignation letter to the company over differences with the CEO’s management style.
  • The Hamas government of the Gaza Strip has for the first time appointed a woman to represent it to the world. The hiring of Isra Almodallal as a spokeswoman for the territory’s conservative Islamist rulers is part of a long-running push by the group.
  • General manager, Northern Railway VK Gupta has been appointed as the new general manager, North Central Railway on Thursday.
  • All members of the Bangladeshi cabinet on Monday submitted their resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who accepted the resignations.
  • The son of the chief of the Haqqani terror network, blamed for attacks on US forces and the Indian embassy in Kabul, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near the Pakistani capital, leaders of the group said on Monday.
  • Switzerland retained the top spot in a financial-secrecy index by the Tax Justice Network, a London-based campaign group.
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