Top News Headlines of 15 August 2013

Breaking news of 15 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Dilip Singh Judeo, 64, BJP leader and MP from Bilaspur parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh died on Wednesday after prolonged illness at a hospital in Gurgaon.
  • A group of 10 people in China today attempted to commit suicide together by drinking pesticide, protesting against the government’s decision to abolish the Railway Ministry.
  • At least 87 people were injured and over 45,000 homes damaged when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Tibet on Wednesday.
  • In a development with serious international ramifications, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has detained Indian ship carrying oil in the Persian Gulf.
  • At least 149 Egyptians were killed on Wednesday after security forces moved in on protesters demanding the reinstatement of President Mohammed Morsi, and the government imposed a state of emergency as unrest swept the most populous Arab nation.
  • A special CBI court on Wednesday remanded Micromax co-founder and ex-MD Rajesh Agarwal and six others, arrested in connection with a bribery case, in CBI custody till August 19.
  • The Indian Navy suffered a huge blow Wednesday when a frontline submarine exploded and sank here at dawn with 18 sailors after two explosions turned it into a deadly ball of fire.
  • India’s central bank Wednesday tightened the rules for overseas investment by local companies and individuals, in its latest effort to stem capital outflows and prop up the local currency.
  • IIM-B alumni Arvind Gujral has been appointed the CEO of east Delhi discom BYPL. Sources said that the outgoing CEO, Ramesh Narayanan, was removed under political pressure after east Delhi saw the highest number of breakdowns this summer.
  • Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been given the Arjuna Award, by the Government of India in recognition of his contribution to sport. The BCCI had nominated Kohli’s name to the Sports Ministry in April this year.
  • American Sloane Stephens snatched her second major scalp of the season as she toppled former champion Maria Sharapova in the second round at Cincinnti on Tuesday.  Stephens rallied to beat the world number three from Russia 2-6,7-6 (7/5), 6-3.
  • Doubles specialist Ashwini Ponnappa guided Pune Pistons to a thrilling 3-2 victory against hosts Krrish Delhi Smashers in the opening match of the USD one million Indian Badminton League opener at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.
  • Tamil Nadu swept the titles at the national sub-junior chess in Kolkata on Wednesday. IM Karthikeyan Murali edged out IM Diptayan Ghosh on a tiebreaker for the crown after they finished with nine points each in the 11round tournament.
  • India ‘A’ clinched the cricket tri-series title with a comfortable 50-run victory over Australia ‘A’ in a low-scoring final, relying on a clinical display by their bowlers.
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