Top News Headlines of 16 October 2013

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

  • The BSE benchmark Sensex falls 0.7 per cent after hitting its highest intraday level since November 2010 on caution ahead of the October 17 deadline to lift the US debt ceiling.
  • Three major telecom operators in India Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have hiked their 2G data rates across all their major circles. This is the second time in less than a year that the telecom operators have hiked the mobile data tariffs.
  • The country’s second-largest private sector lender HDFC Bank on Tuesday posted a 27.1% increase in profit to Rs 1,982 crore, the first time in a decade that its earnings growth has fallen below 30%.
  • In a boost for India and other countries seeking details on suspected black money stashed in Swiss banks, Switzerland on Tuesday agreed to automatic exchange of information and mutual administrative assistance in tax matters with overseas authorities.
  • Scientists have found at least 19 living male relatives of Otzi the Iceman in Austrias Tyrol region. Otzi the Iceman is a 5,300-year-old natural mummy of a man found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Otztal Alps, on the border between Austria and Italy.
  • Force India Academy driver Jehan Daruvala claimed the British Karting Championship with two podium finishes in the finals in Shenington, becoming the first one from his country to do so.
  • Opener Khurram Manzoor notched a maiden hundred to help Pakistan take an upper hand in the first Test against South Africa in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Pakistan made a strong reply of 263-3 to South Africa’s 249 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
  • Sachin Tendulkars final wish, to play his 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, has been officially granted. The historic venue will host the Mumbai maestros farewell match against West Indies from November 14-18.
  • A large panel on the belly of a Bangalore-bound Dreamliner of Air India fell off mid-air, putting about 150 passengers on board at a grave risk, but the aircraft landed safely.
  • Jim Corbett National Park, in Ramnagar district of Uttarakhand has reopened for tourists, after a nearly three-month monsoon break. The park has initially been opened only for day visits and the night camping would be available from November 15.
  • The rear pantry car of the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express caught fire near Dharamtul station in Assam’s Moriga on district around 4.15am on Tuesday.
  • Hindu Colleges governing body has suspended two teachers who were accused of violence at the staff association meeting held on August 27 that required police intervention.
  • The special branch (SB-1 ) of the Mumbai police served a notice to singer Adnan Sami on Tuesday, giving him a weeks time to explain his overstay in the country.
  • Former Al Ain, Al Wasl and UAE coach Bruno Metsu lost his year-long battle with cancer at a medical facility in his hometown of Couderkerque-Village early on Tuesday morning.
  • A bomb hidden in a microphone killed an Afghan provincial governor Tuesday as he made a speech at a mosque after Eid prayers in Logar, close to the capital Kabul.
  • The mystery surrounding the Ayodhya temple letter turned even more curious on Tuesday when a second IAS officer was punished for the gaffe that has left the ruling Samajwadi Party in UP hot and bothered.
  • The CBI on Tuesday registered an FIR against one of India’s best-known industrialists Kumar Mangalam Birla and his company Hindalco, along with former coal secretary P C Parakh, for alleged irregularities in the allocation of a coal block, sending shockwaves among the corporate world and bureaucracy.
  • A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Philippines early on Tuesday causing 110 deaths as roofs and buildings collapsed. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no threat of a Pacific-wide tsunami.
  • A recent landmark analysis of cancer cases among women in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore from 1982 to 2005, conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) shows that the incidence of breast cancer has nearly doubled in metropolitan cities.
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