Top News Headlines of 20 September 2013

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

  • The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on Thursday cleared a host of proposals, including rising of foreign holding in Axis Bank to 62%.
  • In the most dramatic U-turn in the history of India’s currency and stock markets, the rupee and the sensex extended their scorching-hot streak on Thursday.
  • A top junior shotgun shooter, winner of a gold medal in a recent international meet, has been suspended by the NRAI for misbehaving with a hotel staff member during the Indian squads training stint in Italy.
  • West Indies A have beaten India A by 45 runs in the third unofficial ODI at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, to register a 2-1 series win.
  • R K Gupta, Managing Director, DFCCIL, has been conferred Eminent Engineer Award by Institution on The Engineers Day for his outstanding contribution in the field of engineering and technology.
  • The resident doctors of Lok Nayak hospital went on a strike on Thursday after a female doctor was manhandled by the attendants of a patient on Wednesday night. Nearly 400 resident doctors from the various departments stopped work to demand full security during work hours.
  • Anticipating a huge rush of upper-class passengers during the festival season because of a hike in airfares from October, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run 17 pairs of fully air-conditioned trains with pantry car facilities towards Mumbai and Chennai.
  • Nine more bodies were recovered from the Yamuna river on Thursday, taking the death toll to 17, during the immersion of statutes of Lord Ganesha yesterday.
  • The sports ministry decided not to confer Renjith Maheshwary with the prestigious Arjuna award as the triple jumper has been found to have used a ‘scheduled’ substance (ephedrine) back in 2008, putting an end to all speculations regarding his fate.
  • In the biggest-ever seizure of smuggled gold at an Indian airport, gold bars weighing 20 kg were seized from two young burqa-clad women by Customs Preventive officials at Cochin international airport on Thursday.
  • Six people, including four women, died and four others were seriously injured Thursday when a stock-pile of fire crackers accidentally caught fire and exploded in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.
  • A Delhi court Wednesday rejected the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh for cancellation of bail of former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh in a defamation case.
  • Ken Norton, the former world heavyweight boxing champion who rose to prominence when he broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw the first time they met in the ring, died yesterday. He was 70.
  • Former Nintendo Co Ltd President Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than half a century at the helm, died on Thursday of pneumonia. He was 85.
  • Two retired IPS officers and a BSP leader joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday, in the presence of M.P. party president Narendra Singh Tomar.
  • Tata Steel on Thursday named TV Narendran as managing director-designate, India and South East Asia, and has inducted him as additional director on the board.
  • Rajasthan khadi and dairy minister Babu Lal Nagar resigned on Thursday, three days after allegations of rape by a married woman known to him. There were demands for his arrest and an inquiry by a central agency as well.
  • M. K. Mittal took over as Director (Finance) in DFCCIL on September 16. Prior to this he was working as General Manager (Finance) with Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC).
  • Dr CV Ananda Bose, a senior civil servant (1977 batch IAS Kerala cadre) has been appointed Chairman of Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC).
  • Chinese security forces shot and killed 12 men and wounded 20 others in a village adjoining Kashgar city, close to the border with Pakistan.
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