Top News Headlines of 18 September 2013

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

  • The government on Tuesday raised customs duty on imported jewellery to 15% from 8% to protect the domestic industry. India’s $88 billion current account deficit in 2012-13 was third highest in the world.
  • Britain’s leading universities will begin offering free online courses from Wednesday. Students will be given remote access to tutorials featuring high-profile lecturers and will be able to browse treasures held by the British Museum and British Library, which are partners in the scheme.
  • Chennai-based Dr JS Rajkumar, laparoscopy surgeon and chairman of Lifeline Hospital, became the second surgeon in the world to operate using the cable-less device on Tuesday.
  • The world’s smallest car just 25 inches high and 4 feet long which can be safely driven on the road has entered the Guinness World Records. Custom car maker Austin Coulson in the US set the record as the owner of the smallest roadworthy car, which he can legally drive on the road.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad comprehensively defeated Kandurata Maroons by eight wickets with nine balls to spare in the second qualifiers of the Champions League T20 at Mohali on Tuesday.
  • Ravindra Jadeja continued to jointly top the bowlers’ list, while Virat Kohli was the highest-ranked Indian batsman at fourth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday.
  • Brendon McCullum essayed a captain’s innings to help Otago Volts beat Faisalabad Wolves by eight wickets in the first qualifying games of the Champions League T20 (CLT20), 2013.
  • India’s Bajrang rode his luck on Tuesday to bag the second medal for the country at the ongoing World wrestling championship at the Papp Laszlo sports arena in Budapest.
  • Zach Johnson fired a bogey-free 65 in Monday`s final round to win the weather-delayed BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, and move into great position for the Tour Championship.
  • West Indies A reaped the rewards of good application and luck as the heroics of centurion Jonathan Carter enabled them to defeat India by 55 runs in the second one-day match at M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday.
  • The former world No 5 Stephen Lee has been found guilty of match-fixing and spot-fixing in seven fixtures between 2008 and 2009, including one World Championship match, and could face a life ban from the sport.
  • Bulgarian sprint champion Tezdzhan Naimova was banned for life and ordered to hand back her 2013 European gold medal after failing a dope test, the Bulgarian athletics federation said Tuesday.
  • Police here Tuesday booked eight people, including a sitting Congress legislator from Punjab, in a Rs.60 crore cheating and forgery case.
  • Veteran playback singer Manna Dey is in hospital with a severe lung infection. The 94-year-old singer was admitted to Narayana Hrudayalaya ten days ago.
  • Bhartiya Janta Party leader Uma Bharti was Tuesday arrested here amid high drama and she immediately asked police why Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were allowed to visit Muzaffarnagar.
  • The billionaire co-founder of Infosys and the man behind UPA governments ambitious Aadhaar programme, Nandan Nilekani, is considering contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South on a Congress ticket.
  • Rajasthan minister of state for dairy Babu Lal Nagar was on Tuesday booked on charges of raping a woman at his official residence.
  • V. Bhaskar, Special Chief Secretary, Finance, will take over as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission. The Government issued orders here on Tuesday appointing Mr. Bhaskar for the post with a five-year term.
  • Times Innovative Media has appointed Arghya Chakravarty as its CEO. He will be directly reporting to Times OOH MD Sunder Hemrajani.
  • A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically on Tuesday at police after barricading himself in a farm building.
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