Top News Headlines of 19 October 2013

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

  • The BSE Sensex on Friday surged 467 points while the NSE Nifty gained 143.5 points, marking their highest close in nearly three years as banks rose on value-buying while blue chips gained as foreign investors extended their buying streak to a tenth consecutive session.
  • Google shares jumped to an all-time high above $1,000 after the search engine giant reported third quarter sales that topped estimates as the number of promotions sold via mobile, video and other services made up for shrinking ad prices.
  • CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to terminate the KG-D 6 block given to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as the company has willfully defaulted on the production-sharing contract for over three years.
  • State Bank of India has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs one lakh to a man for raising a demand of over Rs 3 lakh from him towards credit card dues even though he had not availed the facility.
  • Council of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) has approved an almost 100% fee hike from Rs 35,000 to Rs 70,000 per annum from the next academic session. It needs to be pointed out that fees across 30 NITs is not uniform.
  • Two-time Asian Championship bronze medal winner Manoj Kumar and Asian Games silver medallist Manpreet Singh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals at the World Boxing Championship in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Friday.
  • After becoming the first Indian ever to reach the final of a major ranking event, it was a sad end to Aditya Mehta’s fairytale journey at the Indian Open world snooker as he went down tamely to China’s Ding Junhui in the summit clash in New Delhi on Friday.
  • India began hunt for hidden gold treasure worth $42,294,000,000 at a fort temple in a village in Uttar Pradesh. The village priest saw in his dream that the gold is buried in a mound near his Shiva temple.
  • The Noida City Centre Metro station will be closed for repair work again on Sunday. The second round of repairs will be targeted at strengthening the internal repairs that had been undertaken on the girders, which were being stabilized till now.
  • Police on Friday arrested an aide of Asaram Bapu’s son Narayan Sai, who is wanted in a sexual assault case, for allegedly help him abscond.
  • Horror of crib death is back to haunt Bengal with 12 newborns dying at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the last 48 hours.
  • The moratorium on mining in most parts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts has been lifted by the Union environment ministry (MoEF). Now, it is limited only to the Sawantwadi-Dodamarg wildlife corridor.
  • Maoists have appealed to people in Chhattisgarh to boycott the coming assembly elections and the parliamentary polls next year. The Maoists had made similar appeals during earlier elections also.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has refused to accept the resignations of 13 MPs from Andhra Pradesh’s Seemandhra region on the ground that the resignations were not tendered voluntarily. A statement from the Speakers office on Friday said, No resignation has been accepted.
  • San Marino coach Giampaolo Mazza has decided to call it a day after his side won just a single point during his 15 year tenure. Mazza’s side were known as the whipping-boys of England’s World Cup qualification group, losing 8-0 to Ukraine on Tuesday.
  • Homegrown cellular phone handset maker Micromax said here on Friday that its CEO Deepak Mehrotra has quit the firm on account of personal reasons.
  • Saudi Arabia on Friday renounced a rotating UN Security Council seat that was there for the taking, evidently miffed with its long-time patron United States’ overtures to Iran, among other peeves.
  • Holding the Maldives presidential revote on Saturday as scheduled is becoming hopeless because two candidates have not endorsed the register of voters as the Supreme Court mandated.
  • China’s economy grew at its quickest pace this year between July and September in a rebound fuelled largely by investment, although signs are already emerging that the pick up in activity may lose some vigour.
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