Top News Headlines of 23 November 2013

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

  • Two rounds of lukewarm response in spectrum auctions saw the government cut the reserve price for airwaves used by telecom companies by 25-53 %, paving the way for fresh sale starting January.
  • A new, simple test developed by scientists can predict whether men with zero sperm counts are capable of fathering children through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Current methods rely on surgery to find out if a man has viable sperm that can be retrieved for fertility treatment.
  • Captain Mohammad Hafeez ended his poor form by sharing a match-winning partnership with Umar Akmal as Pakistan beat South Africa by six runs in a Twenty20 international at Newland’s on Friday.
  • India’s Yuki Bhambri on Friday inched closer to get wild entry in the Australian Open not only in the singles but also in the doubles by recording crushing victories at Luohu Tennis Club.
  • Australia are in a commanding position in the first Ashes Test after toppling England for 136, thanks largely to an inspired spell of fast bowling from Mitchell Johnson.
  • The world of chess has a new king, and it’s a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns. Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the chess world championship Friday, becoming the first Western player since Bobby Fischer to hold the title.
  • GAIL (India) Limited Chairman and Managing Director, Shri B C Tripathi, has been conferred the prestigious ‘Best LNG Executive Global Award’ for 2013 at CWC’s 14th World LNG Summit being held at Paris.
  • Three Indians are among the six authors who have been shortlisted for the $ 50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014.
  • Over 16 lakh plus government employees in Uttar Pradesh withdrew their 10-day-old strike Friday and will resume their work from Saturday.
  • Cyclone Helen, the second major storm to hit Andhra coast in four weeks since Phailin, made landfall on the coast south of Machilipatnam around 1.30 pm on Friday, leaving an aftermath of death and devastation killing 10 people and damaging standing crop over thousands of acres in Krishna.
  • The threat of arrest loomed on Friday over Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka who has stepped aside as editor for six months following charges of sexually assaulting a woman colleague in a hotel elevator in Goa.
  • A trial court on Friday acquitted former SP leader Amar Singh and five others in the cash-for-votes scandal that rocked UPA-1, even as it upheld a TV sting involving BJP MPs as an honest bid to expose an alleged Congress-SP operation to bribe MPs ahead of a crucial trust vote.
  • BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, who was arrested with his wife in connection with their maid’s murder, besides having a rape case against him, faces a fresh charge of unnatural sex.
  • Maria Sharapova has hired Dutchman Sven Groeneveld, the former mentor of Monica Seles and Mary Pierce, as her new coach.
  • U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed yet another Indian American, Gargee Ghosh, to a key administration post as member of his Global Development Council.
  • Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has become the first Indian scientist to be elected honorary foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Facing increasing heat over allegations of illegal mining, Karnataka Minister of State for Information and Infrastructure Development Santosh Lad today resigned, in the first political casualty of the six-month-old Congress government of the state.
  • Explosions killed at least 35 people and injured 166 on Friday as workers were repairing a crack in an oil pipeline in the eastern Chinese port of Qingdao.
  • The death toll from the collapse of a roof at a supermarket in Latvia’s capital, Riga, climbed Friday to 51.
  • China has successfully tested its first stealth drone, joining the elite group of four nations in the world to develop the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle.
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