Top News Headlines of 16 August 2013

Breaking news of 16 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Ibrahim Boubacar Keita became Mali’s president-elect after his rival conceded defeat in the August 11 run-off. The successful vote means that billions of dollars of pledged international aid should soon be on their way to help rebuild the country.
  • India’s badminton queen Saina Nehwal stamped her authority with a dominating win over P V Sindhu as Hyderabad Hotshots notched up a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Awadhe Warriors in the inaugural Indian badminton League, here on Thursday.
  • Former Member of Parliament S.M. Lal Jan Basha, who served as a prominent Muslim face of Telugu Desam Party for close to three decades, was killed in a road accident at Narketpalli on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway in the wee hours of Thursday.
  • Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s close aide Iqbal Memon Merchant alias Iqbal Mirchi, once ranked among the world’s top 50 drug lords, died of cardiac arrest in London early on Thursday morning.
  • Ten people have died and scores were displaced following incessant rains and flash floods in the Jammu region, an official said on Thursday. The dead include four children, a senior administrative officer told IANS.
  • Three Indian soldiers and a civilian were injured in a fresh incident of unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
  • Thirty-one people, including five cops, were injured as violence rocked Tilak Vihar in west Delhi after two communities clashed on Thursday. They burned vehicles, damaged property and pelted stones at each other.
  • Tata Motors fell 0.67% to Rs 317.15 at 9:23 IST on BSE after the company’s global wholesale vehicle sales fell 14% to 87,566 vehicles in July 2013 over July 2012. The announcement was made after market hours on Wednesday, 14 August 2013.
  • Singapore-based SingTel on Thursday said it will acquire 788,538 shares of a promoter company of India’s largest private telecom operator Bharti Airtel in an all-cash deal worth $301 million.
  • Gold imports by India, the world’s largest buyer, more than doubled in the second quarter of 2013 after a slump in prices in April spurred demand for bars and coins, according to the World Gold Council.
  • A day after the brutal state crackdown in Cairo and resultant nationwide violence left 578 people dead and 3,717 injured, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday called on its supporters to pour on to the streets against the army-backed interim government.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the only institution that figures somewhere between 300 and 400 in the list India’s higher educational institutions have once again failed to find a respectable place in the world’s top 500 universities.
  • Scientists have found that bacteria in the drinking water may play a key role to keep it clean, a finding that can reduce the need for high dosage chemical treatments.
  • With lava, Micromax, Celkon and Karbonn recently focusing on budget smartphone market in the country, Maxx Mobile too on Wednesday joined the race by launching fifteen handset models feature phones and smartphones. It also launched a 7-inch voice calling tablet called Maxx Tab722 for Rs 8,000.
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Top News Headlines of 16 August 2013
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