Top News Headlines of 14 November 2013

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

  • Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M), India’s largest utility vehicle maker, posted a better-than-expected 10 per cent rise in second-quarter profit as strong demand for its tractors made up for slowing SUV sales.
  • State Bank of India reported a 35% drop in net profit for the quarter ended September 2013 the sharpest fall in earnings in two years with the banks new chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya warning that the worst was not over.
  • Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap advanced to the second round but it was rising shuttler Arundhati Pantawane who emerged as the star of the day as she registered a stunning victory over higher-ranked Japanese Eriko Hirose in the opening round of the China Super Series Premier here yesterday.
  • Twice champions Uruguay all but booked a place at next year’s World Cup finals with a thumping 5-0 win away to outsiders Jordan in the first leg of their playoff on Wednesday.
  • A final-over blitz by Nathan McCullum gave New Zealand a thrilling last-ball victory by four wickets over Sri Lanka in the rain-hit second one-day international on Tuesday.
  • The slowing down of the economy has hit the Indian cricket board (BCCI) hard. The board has been forced to slash the Team India sponsorship’s base price for each Test, ODI and T20 match to Rs 1.5 crore from Rs 2.5 crore, the base price in 2010.
  • Normal life was affected across Haryana as lakhs of employees of various departments of the state government went on strike Wednesday.
  • India’s first private Rapid Metro is set to start operation in Gurgaon in Haryana from Thursday morning, using a common ticketing system with Delhi Metro.
  • Seven persons were killed while 40 others injured six of them seriously, when a Mumbai-bound bus from Bangalore caught fire after hitting a road median in Karnataka district on Thursday.
  • By June 2014, Indians might outnumber American internet users to become the world’s second-largest online community after China, said a report released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and market research firm IMRB International.
  • In what could be the first time a regulator quit before completion of his term, Yogesh Agarwal, chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), resigned on Wednesday about one-and-a-half years before the end of his tenure.
  • Six elephants were killed and 15 other pachyderms when injured when they were run over by an express train in the Dooars forest of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday.
  • The Election Commision has asked Modi to explain by 5 pm on November 16, why action should not be initiated against him for the said remark made while campaigning in Chhattisgarh.
  • After drawing flak from various quarters for transferring controversial IAS officer Ashok Khemka 19 times in eight years, the Haryana government has again put itself in a spot by handing over his assignment to another officer.
  • Expressing displeasure over the “tone, tenor and content” of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s poll speeches accusing BJP of instigating one community against another, the Election Commission on Wednesday advised him to be more circumspect in future.
  • The largest fancy-vivid orange diamond known to exist sold for 32.6 million Swiss francs (RM114 million) at Christie’s International in Geneva. The 14.82-carat pear-shaped stone’s price including fees was about US$2.4 million per carat, according to the auction house at last night’s sale.
  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has risen to a record high, possibly spurred on by farmers seeking to insure their incomes against uncertain conditions after the NATO troop pullout concludes in 2014.
  • Hawaii was poised to become the 15th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples on Wednesday, with the governor expected to sign a bill legalizing same-sex matrimony a day after it won a final nod from lawmakers.
  • Neil Abercrombie is an American politician, and the current Governor of the State of Hawaii. He assumed the office in December 2010, and is Hawaii’s seventh Governor.
  • Francis Bacon’s three-paneled painting ” Three Studies of Lucian Freud” became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie’s.
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