Top News Headlines of 24 October 2013

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

  • L&T Finance Holdings reported a net profit of Rs 155.7 crore for the quarter ended September, up 8.4% over the year ago period. For its core lending businesses, the consolidated net profit for the quarter grew 21.4% to Rs174.2 crore.
  • Lower realizations on the back of sluggish market conditions halved cement-maker ACC Ltds consolidated net profit for the July-September quarter at Rs 118.9 crore.
  • Leg-spinner Imran Tahir took a career-best five-wicket haul to give South Africa an early advantage on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Wednesday.
  • Retiring Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was today named in the Wisden all-time World Test XI. Tendulkar, who will retire from Test cricket after playing against the West Indies in his landmark 200th match in Mumbai next month.
  • Corey Anderson smashed his maiden Test century as New Zealand reached 419 for eight against Bangladesh to take a first innings lead of 137 on the third day of the second and final Test here on Wednesday.
  • Driving around a new track in Noida meant that the drivers, across all three categories of the final round of the 10th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship on Sunday, had to quickly learn and adapt.
  • Sanjeev Rajput broke his medal drought by clinching the 50m rifle prone gold at the Asian championships in Tehran on Wednesday.
  • After onion, potato prices have started increasing in Delhi and other cities. Wholesale prices are hovering around Rs 18 per kg at the mandis while retail prices are between Rs 25 and Rs 30 per kg in the capital.
  • The travel time between Delhi and Mumbai could soon be cut by three hours as the railways is working to run the elite Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains at speeds of 160-200 km per hour.
  • Hours after Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah visited the border areas in Samba and Hiranagar in J&K on Tuesday.
  • The Haryana government is busy digging out old files to line up more chargesheets against IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who earned the government’s wrath after he cancelled the mutation of a land deal between Congress chief Sonia Gandhis son-in-law Robert Vadra and DLF last year.
  • The Delhi Police have registered the maximum number of First Information Reports (FIRs) against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on instructions of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • The Kerala high court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by the Suryanelli gang rape survivor for further investigation against Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien.
  • After Olympic medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore joined BJP,it was the turn of discus thrower Krishna Poonia to jump into politics ahead of assembly polls in Rajasthan.
  • The Election Commission on Tuesday brought forward the Mizoram assembly election to November 25 from December 4. It postponed counting by a day to December 9.
  • Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood actor, was on 23 October 2013 appointed as the goodwill ambassador for South Korea. He was appointed as the public diplomat as well as an ambassador of India’s soft power.
  • Ending uncertainty, the BJP on Wednesday named Harsh Vardhan as the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the December 4 Delhi assembly elections despite opposition by city unit chief Vijay Goel who had staked claim for the post.
  • A senior White House official who was helping negotiate nuclear issues with Iran has been fired after being unmasked as the acidic voice behind a Twitter account known for its insults of public figures at the White House and on Capitol Hill.
  • Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered to stand trial for corruption on Wednesday, in a fresh legal blow to the centre-right leader following his conviction for tax fraud in August and a string of other cases.
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