Top News Headlines of 14 December 2013

Breaking news of 14 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Cabinet Committee on Investments (CCI) has cleared the way for oil sector plans aggregating Rs 7,947 crore investment, including Gujarat State Petroleum Corporations project to set up a liquid gas import terminal and ONGC’s Assam field revival plan.
  • The Central Board of Secondary Education is going to hold the first ever National Financial Literacy Test across the country. Meant for students from classes VIII to X, the National Financial Literacy Test is India’s first national-level test to measure the level of financial literacy and basic knowledge on economics among school students.
  • Scientists have discovered a secret second code hiding within DNA which instructs cells on how genes are controlled. The amazing discovery is expected to open new doors to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • Iranian wrestler Amir Ali Akbari has been banned for life and stripped of his world Greco-Roman heavyweight title for doping. Wrestling’s governing body, FILA, says Ali Akbari tested positive for anabolic steroids at the world championships in September at Budapest, Hungary.
  • France and Germany will clash in the final of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup. The French made history when they beat Malaysia via the penalty shoot-out in the first semi-final to make their maiden appearance in the final while the defending champions Germans got the better of the Netherlands 5-3 later on Friday evening at the Major Dhyan Chand stadium.
  • Trent Boult led New Zealand to their first Test win in more than a year when he produced career best figures in a fiery bowling display that crushed the West Indies inside three days.
  • Steve Smith’s sparkling century led Australia’s fight back as the home side reached 6/326 at stumps on day one of the third Ashes Test. Smith will resume on Saturday on 103 with Mitchell Johnson 39 not out.
  • Australian captain Michael Clarke was the big winner of the night, clinching both Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year honours. India also had another winner, apart from Pujara, as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the People’s Choice award.
  • Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan on Friday (December 13) announced that he is separating from his wife Sussanne Roshan. The relationship that lasted for around 17 years has been in news for quite long for getting sour over personal differences.
  • Seven residents of a 26-storey Mumbai skyscraper were killed and seven, including six firemen, injured in a major fire which broke out on the 13th floor of the building on Friday evening.
  • The Mumbai economic offences wing (EOW), probing the multilevel marketing firm QNet case, on Wednesday issued notice to Michael Ferreira, winner of the World Amateur Billiards Championship and a Padma Bhushan awardee, in connection with the Rs 425 crore scam.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned unregulated open burning of plastic, rubber and other polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials across the country. It directed all municipal authorities on Friday to strictly enforce the plastic waste (management and handling) rules 2011.
  • India summoned the US envoy in New Delhi and conveyed its strong protest over the arrest and handcuffing of an Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud.
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who led BJP to its third straight victory in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election, was on Friday unanimously elected leader of BJP’s legislature wing, paving the way for him to take over as the Chief Minister for a fresh term.
  • Vasundhara Raje Friday took oath as the chief minister of Rajasthan, five days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power crushing the Congress.
  • The JD(U) on Friday issued show cause notices to three party MPs after they were purportedly caught in a sting operation alleging bribery and sought an explanation, while Congress and BJP remained non-committal on how they would deal with their MPs.
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav, former union minister, has been granted bail in the fodder scam case by the Supreme Court and will soon walk out of jail in Jharkhand.
  • US retail giant Walmart on Friday announced the appointment of Krish Iyer as the president and CEO of its India unit, putting in place a full-time head after several months.
  • Belgium’s upper house on Thursday backed plans to extend mercy-killing to terminally-ill children amid an intense public debate. The Senate voted 50 in favour, 17 against for the measure, which must now go to the lower house.
  • Belgium took a big step on Thursday and became the first country to allow euthanasia for incurably ill children, after the upper house of parliament voted by a large majority to extend to minors a 2002 law legalizing it for adults.
  • A drone strike on a wedding convoy in Yemen killed 17 people, mostly civilians; medical and security sources said Friday, adding grist to mounting criticism of the US drone war.
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