Top News Headlines of 16 November 2013

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

  • The infrastructure bond market is in for some big action. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has allowed state-run generation utility NTPC to issue tax-free bonds aggregating Rs 1,750 crore in the remaining part of the current fiscal.
  • Gionee has officially announced its latest phablet for the Indian market, the GPad G3 priced at Rs. 9,999. The Gionee GPad G3 was listed in October this year on ecommerce website Snapdeal, and is currently available at a discounted price of Rs. 9,425.
  • German luxury car maker BMW on Thursday launched the facelifted Z4 roadster car at Rs 68.9 lakh. The two-seater sports car with a retractable hard top roof has more contemporary features as compared to the outgoing model.
  • India has an upper-hand on the second day as they took a mammoth lead of 313 runs. In the second essay with the ball they were impressive as well.
  • The worst fears for the chess fans backing defending champion Viswanathan Anand came true as the Indian blundered in a drawn endgame to go down against challenger Magnus Carlsen in the fifth game of the World Chess Championship on Friday.
  • South Africa sparked another Pakistan batting collapse to win the second Twenty20 international by six runs in Dubai on Friday, taking the two-match series 2-0.
  • Offering one more chance to the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to escape further punishments, the International Olympic Committee on Friday gave a fresh deadline of Dec 10 to the body to amend its constitution so as to bar charge-framed persons from contesting IOA elections.
  • Drug cheats will be kept from at least one Olympics now that the ban for a first offense has been doubled from two years to four, the key change in the global fight against doping in sports.
  • Sudden panic buying of common salt seen in different parts of the State today was driven by a fear of scarcity of common salt in the State but the fear was fuelled by rumours, and perhaps common salt traders had a hand in circulating the rumours so that they can clear their existing stocks, stated CAF&PD Minister M Okendro.
  • Three passengers were killed and 37 others injured when ten coaches of a train derailed at Ghoti near Igatpuri in Nashik district on Friday morning.
  • The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) slapped a closure notice on Lalit hotel on Barakhamba Road on Friday for violating norms.
  • Spiritual guru Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj on Friday passed away at a private hospital here following a brain injury.  The 91-year-old godman was flown in from Allahabad on November 11 in a critical condition and was on ventilator support.
  • Sectarian clashes in Pakistan’s garrison city Rawalpindi left eight people dead and over 40 injured on Friday as worshippers massed to mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of prophet Mohammad.
  • The president of the Maldives has left the country on the eve of national elections that have been delayed three times, his spokesman said Friday, leaving a leadership void amid a constitutional crisis.
  • President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, who is only 36, to be surgeon general of the US.
  • China unwrapped its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades on Friday, relaxing its one-child policy and further freeing up markets.
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