Top News Headlines of 18 December 2013

Breaking news of 18 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The rupee traded higher ahead of the RBI’s rate decision at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The currency traded at 61.88 versus Tuesday’s close of 62.01/02 as of 10.15 a.m.
  • Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) will increase prices of its products across all models by up to Rs 20,000 from January to offset pressure of input costs on account of rupee depreciation and inflationary trends.
  • Kishore Biyani’s Future Retail Limited is richer by close to Rs 350 crore following the sale of 22.5% stake in its life insurance venture to Industrial Investment Trust Limited (IITL).
  • Nokia has Asha 502 which is a Dual SIM phone comes with a 7.62cm capacitive multi touch display screen size. It runs on the Nokia Asha software platform 1.1. The Nokia Asha 502 sports a 5 MP camera with LED Flash and also has Video Recording capabilities.
  • Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, one of the key players in Italy’s World Cup-winning team in 2006, was placed under investigation for match-fixing on Tuesday as a widening inquiry into football corruption targeted Milan’s last title campaign.
  • Australian-born Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by FIFA for his pro-Nazi chants that marred his country’s play-off victory over Iceland last month.
  • For research work that has found industrial application, Lakshmi Kantam, Director of Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), has won the Vasvik research award for 2011 in the category of women scientist.
  • Five songs from Kerala-based filmmaker Rupesh Paul’s multilingual film Kamasutra 3D are among the 75 numbers in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars.
  • Suspected militants detonated a bomb killing a teenage girl and injuring 17 persons, including a woman, in upper Assam’s tea town of Dibrugarh on Tuesday.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government today declared December 23 a public holiday to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chowdhury Charan Singh.
  • A top leader of Lashkar-e-Toiba’s Mewat module was on Tuesday remanded in police custody till December 21 by a Delhi court in connection with a case of conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the national capital.
  • American country singer and songwriter Ray Price died Monday of pancreatic cancer. He was 87. Price, whose best-known hits include “Release Me,” “Crazy Arms,” and “For The Good Times,” was one of the most musically versatile country stars in the business.
  • BSP MP Qadir Rana surrendered before a court in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday. Rana had been booked for making an alleged hate speech at Khalapar village in Muzaffarnagar on August 30 and charged with promoting enmity between different religious groups.
  • The anti-corruption Lokpal Bill moved a step closer to enactment after it was passed in the Rajya Sabha today after a debate that took place in an atmosphere of rare political consensus.
  • Britain’s biggest pharmaceutical company, GlakoSmithKline, has said it will stop paying doctors tens of millions of pounds a year to promote its drugs. GSK has committed to ending payments to doctors for recommending its drugs to other doctors at medical conferences.
  • Angela Merkel was overwhelmingly elected as German chancellor for a rare third term after she struck a hard-fought deal with her centre-left rivals to end months of political limbo in Europe’s largest economy.
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