Top News Headlines of 24 November 2013

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

  • The boards of Pfizer and Wyeth approved a merger on Saturday, which would create a combined entity of a turnover of around Rs 2,100 crore.
  • Students of Class IX and XI at schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education will get an additional 30 minutes to attempt the open text based assessment (OTBA) section introduced this session.
  • Yuki Bhambri created enough chances for himself but failed to cash in on as he bowed out of the Australian Open wild card play-off tournament following a semifinal defeat, here on Saturday.
  • David Warner and Michael Clarke scored dominant centuries to put Australia firmly in control of the first Ashes Test on Saturday and leave England needing an unlikely 537 for victory at the end of day three at the Gabba.
  • The Supreme Court has viewed seriously the ineffective implementation of a series of directions to curb custodial deaths and sought explanation from the Centre and states after being informed that nearly 12,000 persons died either in jail or in police stations in the last five years.
  • India on Saturday successfully tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal.. The missile was fired from a naval ship as part of the training exercise of the Indian Navy, MVKV Prasad.
  • Tamil poet VIS Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka on charges of violating visa rules. Jaffna-born Jeyapalan, 79, a Norwegian passport-holder, was arrested on Friday at Mankulam in the country’s north.
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is now inducting its first six-coach train on Line 1 operates from Dilshad Garden to Rathala from tomorrow.
  • At a time when 16,000-odd trial courts, 21 high courts and the Supreme Court are battling with over three crore pendency, a nationwide simultaneous holding of lok adalats opened on Saturday by Chief Justice P Sathasivam achieved a world record by disposing of 35.1 lakh cases within eight hours.
  • Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was released today from house detention as the police personnel deployed outside his residence were removed from there.
  • Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma on Saturday put Narendra Modi right at the centre of the raging controversy over Gujarat government’s purported illegal surveillance on a woman by telling the Supreme Court that the young architect was subjected to hostile and intense scrutiny because the Gujarat CM was enamoured by her.
  • Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh was today arrested by the Bidhannagar Police in connection with the Saradha Group ponzi scam.
  • The entire board of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission has resigned with immediate effect in the wake of an emergency visit from the World Anti-Doping Agency, according to the Gleaner newspaper.
  • In a development that could delay the trial of seven Pakistanis charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks, two lawyers defending the accused have separated themselves from the case for “personal reasons”.
  • At least three Tehelka staffers resigned with more likely to quit questioning the manner in which the management had handled allegations of sexual assault leveled against its editor-in-chief, Tarun Tejpal.
  • Nepal’s election commission on Saturday said that there will be no review of the electoral process amid Maoists’ demands that there be investigations into alleged irregularities.
  • Hundreds of baton-wielding protesters on Sunday set up camps across Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to block trucks and other vehicles carrying supplies for coalition forces into neighboring Afghanistan.
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Top News Headlines of 24 November 2013
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