Top News Headlines of 15 November 2013

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

  • The return on investment on residential properties through rentals in tier 1 cities in India is among the lowest in the world. The rental yields in Delhi are the lowest at around 2% while Mumbai fares better at 3.5%.
  • A new bird flu strain called H6N1 has infected its first human. Taiwanese researchers are reporting the new bird flu appeared in a 20-year-old woman from central Taiwan.
  • Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar kept his emotions in check and showed his genius for one last time in front of adoring fans with an unbeaten 38 as India seized early control of his 200th and final Test against the West Indies after a disciplined bowling display on Thursday.
  • Mexico swept to a 5-1 victory over New Zealand in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to become the overwhelming favourite for a place at next year’s World Cup finals.
  • In an indication that they may no longer figure in Indian cricket’s scheme of things, the senior trio of opener Virender Sehwag, pacer Zaheer Khan and spinner Harbhajan Singh were today dropped from the BCCI’s list of contracted players for the year 2013-14.
  • South Africa outclassed Pakistan with a commanding nine wicket win in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai on Wednesday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.
  • Inflation as measured by the wholesale price index (WPI) soared to an eight-month high of 7% year on year in October on the back of spiralling vegetable prices. The spike in prices was led largely by a surge in food costs.
  • Saffron rebel and former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa has offered to merge his Karnataka Janata Paksha unconditionally with the BJP, tempting the party leadership with the promise to deliver bulk of the 28 seats in the state to Narendra Modi.
  • The 33rd annual India International Trade Fair officially commenced Thursday morning with an inauguration ceremony presided by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • The Arun Jaitley call detail records (CDR) scandal got bigger on Thursday with the special cell arresting six more people three Delhi Police officers and as many private sleuths for the scam in which a group of detectives and cops were illegally snooping on politicians, businessmen, journalists and others.
  • Chief minister Sheila Dikshit filing her nomination from the New Delhi seat and former Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta too throwing his hat into the ring on Thursday, a high-voltage triangular contest is on the cards in this key seat.
  • The Red and Gold outfit have announced their replacement for Marcos Falopa who resigned on Wednesday. East Bengal have appointed Armando Colaco as the successor to Marcos Falopa as the Goan shall take over the reins for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
  • Arijit Basu assumed charge as Chief General Manager of Delhi Circle on November 7. He joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1983.
  • In a setback to the Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh, its Lok Sabha MP from Hoshangabad seat, Rao Uday Pratap Singh, today resigned from the party and joined the ruling BJP along with some of his supporters.
  • Four United States Marines were killed on Wednesday in an accident while clearing a training area used as an artillery and aerial bombing range at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.
  • Turkish female lawmakers will now be able to enter the General Assembly meetings wearing trousers, after a controversial prohibition was lifted in the sequel to the removal of the ban on headscarves.
  • A suicide attacker and twin bomb blasts on Thursday targeted Shias marking a sombre religious ritual in Iraq, killing at least 41 people and wounding more than 100.
  • This is a “Stop Press” development that could well have a pantheon of political greats from Leon Trotsky to Ram Manohar Lohia sit bolt upright in their graves.
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