Top News Headlines of 19 November 2013

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

  • Domestic air traffic grew almost 10% last month compared to that in September with IndiGo claiming it had flown almost one-third of total passengers in October.
  • The sensex rose 451 points and closed at a six-year high of 20,851 on Monday, riding on hopes of a further delay by the US Federal Reserve in tapering its easy money policy, and indications of strong economic reforms in China in the coming years.
  • Babus and public sector executives may have to surrender phones and broadband connections from private operators such as Airtel and Vodafone and shift to the networks of state-owned MTNL and BSNL as part of the government’s plan to improve the finances of the two PSUs.
  • Web search giants Google and Microsoft said on Monday they will block online searches for child abuse images. The world’s two largest search engine operators, in a rare display of unity, said as many as 100,000 search terms will now fail to produce results and trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.
  • More than a must-win game, it was a must-not-lose situation for Viswanathan Anand. The World champion achieved the primary objective of coming out undefeated in 32 moves without ever looking good enough for more in the seventh encounter of the World chess championship match against Magnus Carlsen.
  • Sachin Tendulkar was honoured by the British Parliament on Monday for his contribution and dedication to cricket.
  • Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi today after a fall at his home. Hospital sources said Mr Kalam’s condition is stable and he is recuperating well.
  • Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Monday pleaded for a fresh trial before a sessions court in the hit-and-run case, urging the evidence adduced earlier before a magistrate be discarded as he now faced a more serious charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
  • The change in the weather has done little to check incidence of dengue in the capital. Municipal records show 108 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in the last three days.
  • Rajasthani writer Vijaydan Detha in recent weeks, it suffered another grievous blow as celebrated Dalit writer Omprakash Valmiki, whose memoir Joothan is regarded as a milestone in Hindi literature, succumbed to liver cancer in Dehradun on Sunday. He was 63.
  • The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Monday said information about foreign funding of Congress, BJP and other parties was a matter of public interest and on that basis converted a petition seeking a probe on the issue into a public interest litigation.
  • Battleground Chhattisgarh is proving a needle contest. If the vote is about chief minister Raman Singh, BJP could be home and dry. But if polling centres around local corruption and discontent with “kamal chaap” netas, Congress may score an upset win, derailing Singh’s hat-trick bid.
  • After Narendra Modi’s Sadbhavana Mission in 2011, it was expected that the BJP would give tickets to some Muslim candidates for the 2012 Gujarat assembly polls.
  • Stephen Pratt, Infosys’ executive council member and head of utilities and resources business in North America, has resigned, adding to the list of high-profile exits over the last few months.
  • Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono recalled his ambassador from Australia on Monday and ordered a review of bilateral cooperation following reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen to his cell phone in 2009.
  • Tornadoes tore through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky on Sunday, part of a dangerous line of fast-moving storms that ripped through the Midwest, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more.
  • Pakistan’s media regulator has fined 10 local television channels Rs 10 lakh each for airing too much Indian content and foreign entertainment.
  • At least 26 people were killed in Egypt when a train ploughed into a truck and a mini-bus at a railway crossing early Monday.
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Top News Headlines of 19 November 2013
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