Top News Headlines of 17 November 2013

Breaking news of 17 November 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The most unlikely of inventions came from the experience of pulling out a lost cork in a wine bottle. According to The New York Times, an Argentine car mechanic has built a device that he hopes would help remove newborn babies stuck in a birth canal.
  • Sri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 36 runs in the rain-hit third and final one-day international in Dambulla to draw the series 1-1. The Black Caps, set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 216 in 33 overs, were 6 for 126 from 25 overs when bad light ended play.
  • Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for next year’s football World Cup finals after a 2-0 home win over Ethiopia in their playoff in Calabar on Saturday.
  • After showing the power of draw and opening preparation against Boris Gelfand last year, V Anand is at the receiving end of uncompromising chess and endgame skills from a player who seems to have come from another planet.
  • Zaheer Khan bagged a five-wicket haul before Aditya Tare struck a strokeful century as Mumbai took a substantial lead after posting 198 for two in the second innings over Delhi in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday.
  • The legendary Sachin Tendulkar got a memorable gift in his emotionally-charged farewell Test which lasted just about two and a half days as India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history.
  • Sachin Tendulkar, one of cricket’s greatest heroes, and top scientist C.N.R. Rao were on Saturday named for the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
  • Around 4am Saturday, an overloaded canter overturned near Halaki cross on the Belgaum-Bagalkot state highway, killing at least 22 labourers and injuring 15.
  • Passengers of the Bandra-bound Paschim Express had a narrow escape on Saturday as a reversing Kerala Express rammed its coaches some 100 yards from the platforms at New Delhi station.
  • The much-awaited USD 2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was inducted into the Indian Navy on Saturday.
  • The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday granted four more days to Narendra Modi to reply to its notice over his khooni panja (bloody claw) remark made during campaigning for Chhattisgarh polls after he sought more time.
  • A trial court remanded BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti, arrested for allegedly torturing their maid to death, in two-day police custody on Saturday after Delhi Police said it had to question the couple about some people in the CCTV footage.
  • Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives, officials say. Mr Yameen secured 51.3% of the vote, compared with 48.6% for ex-President Mohamed Nasheed.
  • US investment bank JP Morgan has agreed to pay $4.5bn (£2.8bn) to investors who lost money on mortgage-related securities during the financial crisis.
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Top News Headlines of 17 November 2013
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