Top News Headlines of 17 October 2013

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

  • Bajaj Auto has reported a net profit of Rs 837 crore in the second quarter (July-September) of 2013-14 as against 741 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, showing a rise of 13%.
  • After the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank on Wednesday cut India’s economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 4.7%, from 6.1% earlier.
  • Delhi University has dropped Mathematical Awareness, a foundation course which replaces Building Mathematical Ability for the visually impaired, from the date-sheet of the end-semester exams set to start in November.
  • Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar has announced his retirement from domestic cricket in Mumbai today.  Agarkar had played 191 ODIs and scored 1269 runs with a highest score of 95 runs and had picked 288 wickets.
  • South Africa was in a serious pinch after Pakistan routed the top order and left the Proteas reeling at 72-4, still trailing by 121 runs in the second innings on day three of an absorbing first test on Wednesday.
  • An inspired India pulled off an incredible nine-wicket victory over Australia in the second cricket one-dayer on Wednesday, achieving the second highest ever run chase in ODI history.
  • New Zealand-born author Eleanor Catton made history on Tuesday night by becoming the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘The Luminaries’.
  • Himachal Pradesh government is going to launch “door delivery scheme” for all the ration card holders of state to provide them food grain.
  • The CBI has recovered Rs.25 crore in cash from Aditya Birla group company’s Hindalco office in Delhi as part of its investigations in the coal block allocation controversy, an official said Wednesday.
  • With 144 incidents of suicide by police personnel, Maharashtra witnessed the maximum cases of men in khaki ending their lives between 2008 and 2012.
  • Condom use in India has dropped by 38.5% in five years from 2.6 crore in 2006-07 to 1.6 crore in 2010-11. Health ministry data shows that 21 of the 28 states, including Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to skip next months Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo with voices of protest against Indias participation in the summit growing louder in Tamil Nadu.
  • The number of requests for mobile number portability (MNP) nearly hit the 10 crore mark at the end of July this year. The largest number of applications MNP was received in Karnataka.
  • The chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra, has been appointed the chairman of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).
  • The railways on Wednesday appointed Arunendra Kumar as chairman, railways board, ending intense lobbying and mudslinging among senior officers for the coveted post.
  • All 44 people on board a Lao Airlines plane died Wednesday when the aircraft crashed in southern Laos as it was attempting to land.
  • A typhoon killed 17 people in Japan on Wednesday, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station.
  • A suicide bomb attack in north-western Pakistan killed at least eight people, including a provincial law minister, and injured 28 others on the first day of Eid-ul-Zuha.
  • A Swedish multimillionaires hefty bank balance has landed him in an unpleasant situation after he was slapped with $130,000 fine for speeding in Finland because he is so rich.
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Top News Headlines of 17 October 2013
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