Top News Headlines of 14 October 2013

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

  • Telecom major Airtel has increased international call rates by up to 80% this month, mainly due to the impact of depreciation in rupee. Another leading operator Idea Cellular has also hiked international call rates by up to 25%, according to the company’s website.
  • After launching the 8-inch Xolo Tab last month, the company expands its tablet portfolio further with the launch of the new Play Tab 7.0 for Rs 12,999.
  • Volkswagen has launched the performance enhanced, turbocharged Vento TSI in India. It has been launched at a price of Rs 9.99 lakh. The Vento TSI is powered by the 1.2-litre, four cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that is good for 105PS of power and 175Nm of peak torque.
  • Electronics company Binatone has launched its first android-based tablet PC, App Star, designed for kids above 4 years, priced at Rs 9,999. “This ‘APP STAR’ is packed full of software suitable for children of 4 years and above.
  • Iran announced Saturday that it would be sending a second monkey into space, eight months after the regime claimed it had successfully launched its first simian astronaut out of the stratosphere.
  • Former US Open champion Samantha Stosur fought back from a first set loss to claim victory Sunday against Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 in the Japan Women’s Open final.
  • Novak Djokovic completed his second successive sweep of the Chinese ATP events on Sunday as he retained his Shanghai Masters title. Despite a shaky period in the second set, where he kept slipping on the concrete court, Djokovic came back strongly to close out a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 victory Juan Martín del Potro.
  • Test specialist Pragyan Ojha’s deadly spell (6 for 48) of left-arm spin bowling enabled South Zone record a crushing innings and 38 runs victory over Central Zone to clinch a place in the Duleep Trophy final.
  • Bangladesh’s Sohag Gazi followed a maiden Test century with a hat-trick to light up the final stages of the first Test against New Zealand which ended in a draw in Chittagong on Sunday.
  • Australia’s bid to become the world’s top-ranked one-day nation has started with a 72-run upset win over India in the series-opening clash in Pune. Australia dominated the first of seven match-ups between the world’s top two ODI nations, which could decide who will be world No.1 at series’ end.
  • Navaratra festivities ended in tragedy when at least 110 pilgrims, including children, were killed and more than 100 injured in a stampede on a bridge leading to the historic Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday.
  • Cyclone ‘Phailin’ yesterday left a trail of destruction knocking down lakhs of homes affecting nearly 90 lakh people and destroying paddy crops worth about Rs 2,400 crore, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped from widespread loss of life.
  • India, the world’s child marriage capital, has once again failed its underage brides. The country has refused to sign the first ever UN-led global resolution on early and forced marriage of children.
  • The Samajwadi Party government on Sunday suspended IAS officer Sarvesh Chandra Mishra for issuing a misleading letter summoning top police officials for a meeting to discuss the reconstruction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
  • The CBI is questioning more than 200 officials of the directorate general of civil aviation for misuse of free air tickets, in the biggest ever investigation against the regulator.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday removed its candidate for the Shahdara assembly constituency after reports of criminal charges against him.
  • Colombian officials have arrested a provincial governor for alleged collaboration with right-wing paramilitaries and say he’s suspected of involvement in three murders.
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