Top News Headlines of 24 December 2013

Breaking news of 24 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • HDFC Mutual Fund has signed a deal to acquire all schemes of India’s oldest foreign mutual fund Morgan Stanley Asset Management.
  • Following escalation of violence in South Sudan, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Videsh Limited (OVL) has shut down its oilfields and has evacuated its dozen-odd employees to India as a precautionary measure.
  • Scientists have identified a new method to stop malaria parasites from multiplying, paving way for new treatments for the deadly mosquito-borne disease.
  • South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander has achieved the coveted number-one position in ICC Test rankings after a stellar performance against India in the Johannesburg Test, which ended in a thrilling draw on Sunday.
  • Pakistan won the third One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match series to take a crucial 2-1 lead against Sri Lanka, at Sharjah on Sunday.
  • Young shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up contrasting victories in the summit clashes to clinch the women`s and men`s titles respectively at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championships here on Monday.
  • Singer Robin Thicke has been named Sexist of the Year by a coalition of women’s groups. The 36-year-old topped the poll carried out by the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which contains over 60 women’s rights groups.
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) recently won the PSE Excellence Award-2013 for Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability in Maharatna and Navratna category.
  • IRCON International Limited on 20 December 2013 has been awarded the prestigious India Pride Awards for Excellence in Central PSUs in India Image Enhancement.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has been conferred with the India Pride Award for Excellence in Heavy Industries 2012-13. The award was received by the company from Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  • India on Monday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.
  • A trial court has granted bail to Bollywood actor Shayan Munshi, who is facing prosecution for allegedly turning hostile in the Jessica Lall murder case.
  • Denying allegations of sexual harassment, retired Supreme Court Judge A.K. Ganguly Monday wrote to Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam raising several questions about the apex court panel’s report which indicted him of “unwelcome behaviour”.
  • The inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94, Russian officials say. The automatic rifle he designed became one of the world’s most familiar and widely used weapons.
  • The President on Monday appointed former Union home secretary V K Duggal as the governor of Manipur. He will replace Ashwani Kumar, who was a former CBI director.
  • The Afghan army specialists have recovered and defused 65 bombs in the country’s Kandahar province. “Up to 65 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and roadside bombs were found and defused by army personnel in Panjwai district of Kandahar province.
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