Top News Headlines of 19 August 2013

Breaking news of 19 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • World No.10 P.V. Sindhu crashed to a second successive defeat at the Indian Badminton League on Sunday, meekly surrendering 16-21, 13-21 to Banga Beats’ little-known Carolina Marin of Spain when the Awadhe Warriors took on the team from Bengaluru at the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy in Lucknow.
  • Serena Williams staged comebacks in both sets to defeat China’s Li Na 7-5, 7-5 and reach the final at the Cincinnati WTA tournament for the first time.
  • Rafael Nadal continued his perfect run on the North American hardcourts taming Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5 7-6 (4) at the Western and Southern Open on Saturday to setup a final showdown with big-hitting American John Isner.
  • Medium pacer Sandeep Warrier picked up three wickets, while opener Unmukt Chand struck a patient half-century as India’s Under-23 team got the better of arch-rivals Pakistan by three wickets in a limited overs Group ‘A’ match of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup.
  • In a major embarrassment, 18 Indian athletes have been asked to return home early from the Nanjing Asian Youth Games on Sunday after an official goof-up led to their disqualification as they were found to be overage.
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the line first win gold in the Men’s 4×100 metres final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013 at Luzhniki Stadium.
  • T D Krishnamachari received an award for securing the first rank in MA journalism and communication from the University of Madras at the convocation held on Saturday.
  • Unemployment among Muslims is going down, marking an encouraging trend to gladden the champions of inclusive growth. The unemployment rate for the community declined from 2.3% in 2004-05 to 1.9% in 2009-10 in rural areas and from 4.1% to 3.2% in urban areas.
  • Notwithstanding strong warnings by the parliamentary standing committee on health, new drugs continue to be approved for marketing in the country without holding any clinical trials on Indian patients to test their safety and efficacy.
  • Government teachers from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh have decided to go on a flash strike from August 21 midnight to press for their demand to keep the state united.
  • Retirement fund body is all set to launch online transfer of PF accounts on changing jobs by the end of this month, benefiting over 13 lakh subscribers every year who go through a time-consuming process.
  • Abdul Karim Tunda, one of India’s most wanted terrorists who has been arrested, has told his interrogators he was in constant touch with Pakistan’s ISI and worked closely with it and also met leaders of several anti-India outfits during his stay in that country.
  • Months after the Delhi Metro started operating eight-coach trains on the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre corridor, commuters travelling on the Dwarka Sector 21-Noida/Vaishali line, too, can travel in comfort.
  • Scientists have discovered more than 40 new beetle species on the island of Tahiti in French Plynesia.
  • Egypt’s interim government says clashes on Saturday between police and supporters of the country’s ousted president killed 79 people. The government tally, released Sunday and carried by Egypt’s official MENA news agency, brings death toll of four days of violence in the country to 888 people killed.
  • The company (Sesa Sterlite) on Sunday said the groups chairman Anil Agarwal will head the new entity.  Anil Agarwal, Navin Agarwal and M S Mehta have been appointed as chairman, executive vice-chairman and chief executive officer, respectively, for Sesa Sterlite.
  • Zimbabwe fast bowler Kyle Jarvis announced his retirement from international cricket on Sunday. Jarvis has withdrawn from the squad for this month’s series against Pakistan to.
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