Top News Headlines of 12 October 2013

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

  • Manipal-based public sector lender Syndicate Bank has reduced the rate of interest on housing loans above Rs 75 lakh by 25 basis points with effect from October 9, 2013.
  • Agricultural GDP is likely to grow by over 5% this year thanks to the most abundant rain in nearly two decades, a government think tank has forecast.
  • Kolkata lad Viraj Madappa completed a wire-to-wire victory when he annexed the IGU Rajasthan Junior Golf title at the Par-70 Rambagh Golf Club here on Friday.
  • Young lefthander Mominul Haque scored an impressive 181 as Bangladesh made light of New Zealand’s bowling attack on the third day of the first Test in Chittagong on Friday.
  • Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro reached the semi-finals of the 2013 Shanghai ATP Masters Event on Friday after beating the fifteenth-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in straight sets 6-4 6-3 in just 72 minutes.
  • India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara cracked his second triple hundred in first-class cricket as India A rode on his brilliance to gain control of the third unofficial ‘Test’ against West Indies A by taking a substantial 296-run first innings lead here on Friday.
  • The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international body currently overseeing destruction of Syrias chemical arsenal, won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 on Friday.
  • Close on the heels of the Supreme Court granting 3% quota in government jobs for the disabled, the Delhi high Court on Friday cleared the decks for physically handicapped civil service candidates joining government on general merit.
  • Railways have decided to further hike the fares of premier trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto effective from October 17. The ticket rates of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains will go up further by about Rs 25 to Rs 27 with an upward revision in food tariff.
  • A court in Jodhpur has permitted the custody of self-styled godman Asaram to be given to Gujarat police in connection with a fresh case of sexual assault by two Surat based sisters against him and his son, Narayan Sai.
  • The government on Thursday granted a five-year extension to GAIL chairman Bhuvan Chandra Tripathi, making him the first head of a state entity in over a decade to be allowed to continue till the age of superannuation beyond the five year tenure.
  • Congress leader and former Minister M.S. Katagi died at a private hospital in Hubli on Friday. He was 87 years old and had been ailing for some time.
  • Maria de Villota, a pioneering Formula One test driver who lost an eye and nearly died in a crash last year, was found dead Friday in a hotel room in Seville, Spain. She was 33.
  • Scott Carpenter, the fourth U.S. astronaut to fly in space and the second to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at a Denver hospice. Carpenter’s wife, Patty, confirmed his death to Fox News. Carpenter, 88, of Vail, Colo., recently suffered a stroke.
  • The Kerala high court Friday gave chief minister Oommen Chandy a clean chit in what has come to be called the solar scam. This comes just a day after Chandy announced the terms of reference for a judicial probe.
  • Controversial Uttar Pradesh politician Raghuraj Pratap Singh or ‘Raja Bhaiya’ today returned as a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government, eight months after he was forced to resign over allegations that he was involved in the murder of a senior cop.
  • US Deputy Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter, who played a critical role in boosting Indo-US defence ties, today said that he will step down in December.
  • India’s premier medical college and hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, got a new director on Friday with the appointment of Dr M C Misra. Till now, Misra was the head of the institutes trauma centre.
  • A Pakistani court on Friday remanded beleaguered former President Pervez Musharraf to judicial custody for 14 days while another court rejected a request to bar him from travelling out of the country.
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