Top News Headlines of 21 September 2013

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

  • Banking shares are down up to 11% after the Reserve Bank of India has increased the policy repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.25% to 7.5% with immediate effect.
  • The government today approved a proposal to hike dearness allowance to 90 per cent from existing 80 per cent, a move that would benefit about 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
  • Otago Volts’ skipper Brendon McCullum (67 not out) helped his side maintain an unbeaten record in the Champions League T20 qualifiers with an unbeaten half-century and led his side to a five-wicket win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali.
  • Faisalabad Wolves rode on skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s unbeaten 93 to beat Kandurata Maroons by 10 runs and post a consolation win in an inconsequential qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Friday.
  • Andhra Pradesh became the first State to get Centre’s clearance for setting up the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) dedicated to establishment and growth of IT, ITES and Electronic Hardware manufacturing in an area of 50,000 acres with an investment potential of Rs.2.19 lakh crore.
  • Afzal Mutalib Usmani, a key Indian Mujahideen suspect in the 2008 Ahmedabad bomb blasts, escaped from custody Friday after giving police the slip while seated on a bench outside the special MCOCA court in Mumbai.
  • The civil aviation ministry on Friday cleared AirAsia’s proposal to start an airline in India with Tata Sons Ltd , eight months after the airline sought permission from the India government.
  • Nearly 170 kg of gold and diamond jewellery was seized from a chartered aircraft at Sahnewal airport near Ludhiana by officials of the Punjab excise and taxation department Friday.
  • Jaywant Lele, the diminutive former BCCI secretary during whose tenure the match-fixing scandal broke out in 2000, passed away at his residence here following a massive heart attack.
  • The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on the city government’s plea challenging the trial court’s order for registration of an FIR against chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
  • Another congress party MLA was accused on Friday of sexual exploitation by a woman. Udai Lal Anjana, MLA from Nimbahera, in Chittor has been accused by 45-year-old woman of sexually exploiting her on the pretext of marrying her.
  • Uttar Pradesh police on Friday effected the first arrest of a politician accused of inciting violence in Muzaffarnagar, taking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Suresh Rana into custody.
  • Indian cricket team’s batting mainstay Virat Kohli will soon be appointed as the new brand ambassador of the country’s second largest paramilitary force Border Security Force (BSF).
  • Ravi Bangar, additional secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as the next high commissioner of India to Cyprus, it was announced Friday.
  • The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) on Friday elected Ravindra Pisharody, Executive Director at Tata Motors as its chairman while M Venkatesh of HT Media was elected as the deputy chairman for 2013-14.
  • Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant was Friday sworn in as chief justice of the Meghalaya High Court. Governor KK Paul administered the oath of office to Pant at Raj Bhavan. He was a judge at the Uttarakhand High Court prior to this.
  • The US House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation to fund federal agencies from October 1 to December 15 while also derailing the healthcare law known as “Obamacare,” ignoring warnings from Democrats that they will kill the Republican initiative.
  • Suspected al Qaeda militants killed at least 31 Yemeni soldiers and policemen in attacks in the south of the country on Friday, their deadliest for more than a year.
  • Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the senior most Afghan Taliban in Pakistan’s custody, would walk out of detention centre on Saturday amid the hope that he could be the game-changer for the stalemated reconciliation process in Afghanistan.
  • Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was on Friday detained and questioned at Heathrow airport for over six hours by British customs officials.
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