Top News Headlines of 19 September 2013

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

  • The US Federal Reserve decided to retain its $85 billion monthly stimulus, a move that is expected to bring relief and cheer to stock and currency markets when they open on Thursday.
  • Sony today launched its new smartphone Xperia Z1 with a 20.7 megapixel camera in India. The price is lower than the recently launched Galaxy Note 3 and the Xperia Z1 is priced at Rs 44,990.
  • Micromax has introduced its first flagship tablet in the Canvas series, calling it the Canvas Tab P650. Until now the domestic maker has been launching tablets under its Funbook portfolio. The new Canvas Tab has been launched at Rs. 16,500, and will be available in stores on Wednesday.
  • Cricket Australia named a 14-man squad for the 7-match ODI series against India, starting on October 10, 2013. Wicket-keeper Matthew Wade and Pakistan-born spinner Fawad Ahmed were omitted from the squad while Brad Haddin and left-arm-orthodox spinner Xavier Doherty were included.
  • The Russian athletics federation handed down two year bans to long jumper Tatiana Kotova and hammer thrower Kirill Ikonnikov on Wednesday after the pair returned positive doping results.
  • The Indian freestyle wrestlers have already produced their best-ever show at the World Championship bagging a silver and bronze in a span of two days. On Wednesday, Narsingh Yadav’s performance in the 74kg category added to the excitement after the Indian reached the final repechage round.
  • Otago Volts defeated Kandurata Maroons with an easy 6 wicket win to notch up their second win in their latest Champions League T-20 campaign. Maroons had posted a total of 154 runs for 9 wickets at the end of their 20 overs.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad entered the main event of the Champions League T20 tournament after beating Faisalabad Wolves by seven wickets at the PCA Stadium on Wednesday.
  • The controversial Decision Review System will be tweaked from next month to give teams two extra referrals per innings in test matches as part of a trial set up by cricket’s governing body.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his contract extension by grabbing a second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-1 in their Champions League Group B opener on Tuesday.
  • The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday again deferred the hearing on the bail application of Asaram Bapu after the defence lawyers demanded more time in order to produce some affidavits and evidences.
  • It was the best campus placement in the history of Delhi Technological University and comes at a time when the economy is in gloom. A computer engineering student , Himanshu Jindal, received an offer of an annual package of Rs 93 lakh (US$ 1,15,000) plus 125 stock units from Google, USA.
  • The Ganesh Chaturthi festival ended on a note of tragedy in the capital as eight men drowned during idol immersion in the Yamuna on Wednesday.
  • Veteran CPI leader Veliyam Bhargavan passed away at a hospital here, said party officials. He was 85, and is survived by his wife and daughter. The Kerala government will give him a state funeral here Thursday.
  • Former Minister and Congress leader Reddappagari Rajagopala Reddy (81) died of cardiac arrest in Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences at Tirupati in the early hours of Wednesday.
  • Government departments have been banned from holding meetings in 5-star hotels and officials barred from executive class air travel as part of a slew of austerity measures announced on Wednesday to cut non-plan expenditure by 10%.
  • The BJP is set to retain power in MP and Chhattisgarh and unseat the Congress in Rajasthan. But in Delhi the party is locked in a neck-and-neck race with the Congress, which could end up in a hung assembly, according to a Times Now-C Voter poll.
  • After weeks of dithering over scores of FIRs filed by riot-hit families, the Uttar Pradesh government finally moved a Muzaffarnagar court on Wednesday for issuance of non-bailable warrants against several politicians and community leaders for making allegedly incendiary speeches that preceded the communal bloodbath in UP’s western districts earlier this month.
  • One of China’s richest tycoons, the chairman of drinks company Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co Ltd, was attacked near his home in the eastern province of Zhejiang, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
  • On the eve of a visit by Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, to the United States, the Iranian authorities on Wednesday unexpectedly freed 11 of Iran’s most prominent political prisoners, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer.
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