Top News Headlines of 20 November 2013

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

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education is getting 25 teachers from China to teach Chinese in Delhi schools, in a renewed effort to make the language available to students after Indian teachers failed to learn it.
  • Computer peripherals maker Intex Technologies said Monday that it had become the first local handset maker to begin selling Octacore smart phone in India which will allow users to do more with their smart phones as it offers faster processing speeds.
  • China’s Tianhe-2, a supercomputer capable of operating as fast as 33.86 petaflops per second (Pflop/s), remains the world’s most powerful system, according to a biannual Top 500 list of supercomputers released Monday.
  • US researchers have used graphene to create the world’s smallest FM radio transmitter a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals.
  • The humble bitter melon or karela may potentially help fight deadly head and neck cancers, a new study by an Indian-origin scientist suggests.
  • Pakistan Tuesday withdrew all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq from their limited-overs tour of South Africa after both suffered injuries. The injuries are a blow to the visitors, who play the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
  • Reigning US Open doubles champion Leander Paes has been recommended by the Union sports ministry for the Padma Bhushan this year, according to a report in a leading newspaper.
  • German chancellor Angela Merkel will be awarded the coveted Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 with an international jury headed by PM Manmohan Singh choosing her.
  • Nine people, eight Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) workers and a girl child – were injured on Monday in a powerful bomb blast triggered by suspected rebels in Manipur.
  • India’s first private international airport to be built in Aranmula in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district has been given all clearances, the final from the ministry of environment and forests.
  • India opened the country’s first state-owned bank for women Tuesday, aimed at strengthening their financial security in a country with stark rates of gender inequality, underscored especially in the past year by a string of horrific sex crimes.
  • Eviction fears have crept into the south Mumbai neighbourhood of Campa Cola Compound once again after the State of Maharashtra failed to submit an alternative plan before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to rehabilitate residents of illegal flats.
  • Those politicians lodged in jail or in police custody can contest elections. Bringing relief to large number of such politicians across the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday for the time being approved amendment to the Representation of the People’s Act brought about by the Centre on September 7.
  • Barring a clash between CRPF personnel and some villagers at Saja assembly segment, which left one person dead and two others injured and a few skirmishes between Congress and BJP workers, polling for 72 of the 90 seats in the second phase of elections in Chhattisgarh passed off peacefully with a record 74.65% of 1.39 crores voters exercising their franchise.
  • US President Barack Obama has nominated popular Indian-American actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn for a key administration post of member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
  • Indian-American Kshama Sawant has been elected to the prestigious Seattle City Council, making her the first socialist to be voted to an elected office, 97 years after the city sent their first outspoken radical into office.
  • A Pakistani court today imposed restrictions on the screening of Indian films across the country and laid down certain conditions for their release.
  • Two suicide bombers detonated explosions outside the Iranian Embassy in a mainly Shia district of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attache, apparently in retaliation for the Lebanese group Hezbollahs support of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed landmark legislation Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21, making New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.
  • The original members of Monty Python will reunite more than 30 years after the comedy troupe last worked together. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin will officially announce their reformation at a London press conference on Thursday.
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