Top News Headlines of 13 December 2013

Breaking news of 13 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • In its biggest drop in three weeks, the benchmark Sensex today fell by nearly 246 points to slip below the 21,000-level hurt by losses in rate-sensitive shares ahead of the release of industrial production and retail inflation data that may influence the RBI policy next week.
  • The macro data released late on Thursday came in much harsher than what the street was expecting. While the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) contracted to -1.8 percent in October, consumer price inflation (CPI) has touched an astounding 11.24 percent mark in November.
  • Researchers have developed a new technology that allows you to move files from your computer screen onto your smart phone or tablet with just a glance.
  • X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed or injected, and their resolution is limited.
  • The Zew Zealand cricketers held the upper hand at the end of the second day of the second test match against the West Indies at Wellington, going to stumps with the visitors on 158/4 in reply to their own imposing first innings total of 441.
  • Dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi starred in Pakistan’s exciting three-wicket win over Sri Lanka in their first Twenty20 international at Dubai Stadium on Wednesday.
  • South Africa captain AB de Villiers has regained the number one rank in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen as he moved up one place thanks to some brilliant performances in the three-match series against India which ended Wednesday.
  • Former skipper Steve Tikolo has been named as Kenya’s interim cricket coach,replacing Robin Brown, who stood down after the side’s failure to qualify for next year’s ICC World T20 championships in Bangladesh.
  • France will face Malaysia, while The Netherlands will lock horns against defending champions Germany in the semi-finals of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Thursday.
  • Former Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat has been named the dirtiest player in football. A popular Spanish football website El Gol Digital compiled a countdown of the most violent players in the history of the game.
  • India’s national capital has been honoured with two prestigious tourism awards, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. Delhi Tourism was awarded the Tourism for Tomorrow Award, India by World Travel & Tourism Council India Initiative (WTTCII) last week.
  • Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), owned by a consortium led by GVK Power and Infrastructure, received undue benefit of Rs 5,887 crore from the government, according to a CAG draft report.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party received a late night call from LGs office on Thursday inviting it to meet him on Friday over government formation.
  • Former Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh is expected to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday afternoon.
  • After a historic win in the Assembly elections, Raman Singh was on Thursday sworn-in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh for the third consecutive time. The oath-taking ceremony was held in the presence of several senior politicians.
  • Kulamani Biswal on Monday took over as Director (Finance) on the NTPC Board. A Commerce Graduate from Utkal University and fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
  • Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been formally charged with murder in connection with the 2010 deaths of protesters killed during a crackdown on anti-government demonstrators, amid weeks of renewed protests.
  • Croatia’s center-left cabinet approved a more liberal family law on Thursday, granting gay couples most of the same rights as heterosexuals only two weeks after voters in the strongly Roman Catholic country banned gay marriages in a referendum.
  • Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah, dubbed the Butcher of Mirpur, was hanged on Thursday in the first execution of a war criminal in Bangladesh.
  • A senior Indian diplomat in the U.S. was on Thursday arrested in New York on charges related to visa fraud and human trafficking.
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