Top News Headlines of 18 November 2013

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

  • Unmukt Chand smashed a strokeful ton while out-of-favour Gautam Gambhir struck consecutive half-centuries as Delhi salvaged a draw against Mumbai in a Group A match of the Ranji Trophy.
  • Radek Stepanek made Davis Cup history by becoming the first player to win the deciding fifth rubber in consecutive finals as he swept aside Serbian rookie Dusan Lajovic. The Czech veteran beat the 117th-ranked Lajovic 6-3 6-1 6-1.
  • Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing secured his record eighth straight win of the Formula One season at the U.S. Grand Prix.
  • Jamaican sprint duo Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were on Saturday named as the IAAF’s male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013.
  • Yesteryears actress Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with the first Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in Goa on November 20.
  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday released the photographs and other details of five accused wanted for Bodh Gaya and Patna blasts, including mastermind Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, and announced rewards of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for information leading to their arrest.
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is using technology to better the quality of life in its zone. Having studied feedback from people over a period of time, it has now started a 24×7 call centre to address the concerns of citizens.
  • Continuing its crackdown on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Chhattisgarh police today said five more members of the banned outfit have been arrested from the different locations of the capital in the past two days.
  • Prolific, award-winning author Doris Lessing died in her sleep on Saturday night, her publisher said. She was 94. Lessing, who authored more than 50 works fiction, nonfiction and poetry ranging in subject, won the Nobel Prize in 2007 and became the eldest recipient at age 88.
  • On Sunday morning, a new message greeted visitors to Aam Aadmi Party website. We sincerely thank you for donating and helping us reach our target. Sometime around midnight, the party reached its target of Rs 20 crore, the amount it needed to fight the Delhi assembly elections.
  • Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has demanded a ban on the use of English in Parliament. He had,on previous occasions, called for a complete ban on the language.
  • Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen was inaugurated Sunday, a day after his shock election victory that ended nearly two years of turmoil that threatened to turn the honeymoon islands into an international pariah.
  • Eleven people were killed in an assault on a police station in China’s north-western region of Xinjiang, the local government said yesterday the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the area.
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced that London will become one of the first cities to have its own web domain .london from the summer of 2014.
  • Saudis have emerged as the world’s most active Twitter users, while Indians ranked among the lowest tweeters on the micro-blogging site, according to new research. According to PeerReach, 32 per cent of the Saudi’s online population are active monthly Twitter users.
  • A cargo train travelling south of Egypt’s capital slammed into vehicles crossing the tracks early on Monday, killing at least 24 people, many from the same family returning from a wedding party. Ahmed el-Ansari, the Emergency Services chief.
  • At least 50 people were killed when a passenger plane crashed in central Russia on Sunday night. The Boeing 737 from Moscow exploded after a failed attempt to land at the Kazan international airport.
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