Top News Headlines of 23 December 2013

Breaking news of 23 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The month of November this year was the hottest in 134 years, with land and ocean temperatures soaring around the world. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report said the month of November was the hottest experienced on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880.
  • The first device aimed at easing the pain of migraines with aura has been approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration.
  • Bayern Munich capped the greatest year in club history by beating Raja Casablanca 2-0 to win its third Club World Cup on Saturday. The European champions added a record fifth title to their trophy cabinet at the tournament of continental champions to go with the Champions League.
  • M. Dharma of Bengaluru fired a two-under-69 in the final round to clinch the 12th Tata Open golf tournament in Jamshedpur on Sunday.
  • Europe edged out Asia on a dramatic final day to lift the Royal Trophy. Jose Maria Olazabal, who masterminded a similarly thrilling Ryder Cup victory against the United States at Medinah last year, again led Europe for the event in Guangzhou, China.
  • India and South Africa both came tantalisingly close to creating history before settling for a breathtaking draw in the first cricket Test at the New Wanderers Stadium here Sunday in the end, India fell three wickets and South Africa eight runs short of victory.
  • Kane Williamson made 56 and Hamish Rutherford 48 not out as New Zealand beat the West Indies by eight wickets in the third cricket test to win the three-test series 2-0.
  • Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and comedian Kapil Sharma have received Indian of the Year 2013 awards for their contribution to the entertainment industry.
  • The Tamil Nadu Police have arrested a senior editor of a private television channel, which is run by an influential politician’s family, for the alleged sexual harassment of a former colleague.
  • The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Sunday imposed Section 144 of CrPC prohibiting mass gatherings or protests in Noida.
  • Two people were killed when their car was rammed by another near IFFCO Chowk flyover on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. Seven others, including a woman and an infant, were injured in the accident which happened due to dense fog in the area.
  • Almost two out of every five large projects in the country are held up due to absence of clearance by the ministry of environment and forests, putting pressure on the government to remove green roadblocks.
  • Veteran journalist and first Indian Editor of The Statesman, Pran Chopra, who covered World War II for All India Radio as well as the India Pakistan wars passed away this morning following brief illness. He was 92.
  • England spinner Graeme Swann has announced his retirement from international cricket, only four days out from the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the MCG.
  • Jayanthi Natarajan on Saturday resigned from the post of minister of state for environment and forests. Speculation are rife that the move may have come as per Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s plan to revamp the Congress ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
  • British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson faces a police investigation into claims of cocaine use which emerged during her personal assistants’ fraud trial after a U-turn by Scotland Yard.
  • The Chinese legislature is expected to take two major decisions about abolition of the one-child policy and ending the 55-year-old programme for reeducation through labour this week.
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Top News Headlines of 23 December 2013
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