Top News Headlines of 20 August 2013

Breaking news of 20 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Victoria Azarenka won a showdown between the world’s two top players by beating number one Serena Williams in a three set 2-6 6-2 7-6 thriller in the final of the Western and Southern Open on Sunday.
  • Teen sensation Kush Kumar made the whole country proud as he won India’s first gold medal at the second Asian Youth Games after defeating Malaysia’s Mohammad Syafiq Mohd Kamal in the men’s singles squash competition, here in Nanjing, China.
  • Rafael Nadal won the Cincinnati Masters for the first time on Sunday, his ninth title of 2013 lifting him to number two in the world and cementing his status as a US Open favorite.
  • Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal and five others, arrested by CBI in connection with a bribery case, were on Monday remanded in judicial custody till September 2 after the agency said they are not required for further custodial interrogation.
  • Policymakers may still be in denial but the Indian economy is clearly staring at a crisis with the rupee on Monday recording its sharpest drop ever in absolute terms to close at 63.13 142 paise down from its previous close against the dollar.
  • Sonia Gandhi today launched the “game-changer” food security scheme in the national capital, handing over grains to some beneficiaries, even as the fate of the landmark legislation appeared uncertain with the BJP forcing a shutdown in Parliament.
  • A 62-year-old industrialist and three of his personal staff were found murdered in a single room at the victims Vivek Vihar residence in east Delhi on Monday morning.
  • Thirty-seven pilgrims, including nine women and four children, were killed and scores were injured while crossing the tracks at Bihar’s Dhamara Ghat railway station on Monday when the Saharsa-Patna Rajyarani Express mowed them down.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerbergs account was hacked by a security researcher Khalil Shreateh after the social network ignored his warnings that a glitch in the site allowed anyone to post on a strangers wall.
  • Actor Sanjay Dutt has applied for a leave of furlough for the first time since his final incarceration. A source said that Dutt applied for a 14-day furlough under the jail manual rules that govern leave granted to a convict.
  • The crisis in Egypt deepened today with the news that former president Hosni Mubarak may be allowed to leave prison. He was detained in 2011 after the revolution that deposed him.
  • Islamic militants today ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in the northern region of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula‚ killing 25 of them execution-style in a brazen daylight attack that deepens the turmoil roiling the country and underscores the volatility of the strategic region.
  • A forensic scientist who questioned the official version of the death of British businessman Neil Heywood in the Bo Xilai scandal has now resigned from the quasiofficial Chinese Forensic Medicine Association.
  • Rolls Royce has launched its most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, the Wraith in India today. The Wraith which made a global premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will roll into India at a price of Rs 4.6 crore.
  • Audi India has launched the much awaited cut-price variant of the Q3, the Q3 S, at Rs 24.99 lakh. This new locally assembled model takes on the Mercedes Benz A-Class and the upcoming BMW 1-Series in the battle for the best entry-level premium car.
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Top News Headlines of 20 August 2013
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