Top News Headlines of 21 November 2013

Breaking news of 21 November 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Despite offers for fresh tie-ups, Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Group appears set to go solo in the retail business and expand the footprint of its EasyDay stores through fresh investments, estimated at Rs 700-800 crore annually.
  • Reigning Olympic downhill champion and four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn was injured Tuesday in a crash during a downhill training run at Copper Mountain.
  • Newly elected International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach delighted baseball-mad Japan Wednesday by saying that his organisation will discuss the sport’s possible reinstatement for the 2020 Tokyo summer Games.
  • Saina Nehwal advanced to the second round with an easy win, but it turned out to be a disappointing day for the Indians overall as Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu failed to cross the first hurdle in the Hong Kong Super Series in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
  • Prithvi Shaw of Rizvi Springfield school has set a new record in school cricket by smashing 546 in the Elite Division of the Harris Shield cricket tournament (Under-16 inter-school) here at Azad Maidan on Wednesday.
  • Rain helped South Africa to a sixth straight victory over Pakistan in limited-overs cricket on Wednesday as the home team won the opening Twenty20 by four runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.
  • Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman got a standing ovation as she received the inaugural Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.
  • Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has received the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize at a ceremony in Strasbourg.
  • General Keith Alexander,director of US now infamous National Security Agency (NSA), will be on a low-key trip to India on Thursday, where he will meet national security adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon and other senior officials in the national security establishment.
  • An airplane cleaning crew stumbled across 24 gold bars worth over $1 million stashed in an aircraft toilet compartment, officials said on Wednesday.
  • A Nigerian man was arrested near Kashmere Gate for carrying 400gm of MDMA, a party drug, in a golf kit for transporting it to Malaysia. Police said the seized drug was worth around Rs 1crore.
  • India’s senior women’s hockey team coach Inderjit Singh Gill on Wednesday passed away in a fatal road accident near Sangrur in Punjab. Gill died at the age of 59.
  • British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been called the father of the genomic era, has died. He was 95.
  • A detailed audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India of some major trusts run by business houses and sports bodies has allegedly revealed misuse of income tax exemptions granted to them.
  • Olympic gold medallist V. Baskaran will return as coach of the Indian men’s hockey team and will work under recently-appointed chief coach Terry Walsh.
  • The long-serving Gurbax Singh Sandhu was on Wednesday retained as the national coach of the men’s Indian boxing team till the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Gujjar leader and former BJP member Kirori Singh Bainsla shifted loyalty to the Congress on Wednesday and urged the state’s special backward classes (SBC) to vote for the ruling party in the assembly elections on December 1.
  • In a historic first, David Cameron on Tuesday became the first British PM to call an Iranian president in more than a decade.
  • Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch appeared in court Wednesday morning and announced they had reached a divorce settlement, an agreement that effectively ends the 14-year marriage of the media mogul and his third wife.
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Top News Headlines of 21 November 2013
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