Top News Headlines of 25 December 2013

Breaking news of 25 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Mobile network operator, ‘Aircel’ has announced new tariffs and plans across the circle for boosting up its video calling services. With new plans, now the users will be able to enjoy Aircel-to-Aircel video calls at just 1.6 paisa/second.
  • Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra today followed State Bank of India and mortgage major HDFC by announcing a rate cut of up to 0.25 per cent on their housing loans for a limited period.
  • A mobile phone application which can assist clinicians perform fast and accurate diagnosis of skin cancers and ailments has been developed by IIT Kharagpur students.
  • Lava has launched the 3G 402+, successor to the 3G 402 budget smartphone at Rs. 6,499. The Lava 3G 402+ smartphone was listed at an e-commerce website earlier for a discounted price of Rs. 5,499.
  • India has launched indigenously developed screening device ‘AV Magni-Visualizer’ for detecting cervical cancer in early stages.
  • Researchers have developed a handheld food scanner that connects to your smartphone to inform you about allergens, chemicals, nutrients and calories present in any food item.
  • The Indian Premier League auction will be held on February 12, a release from the BCCI said on Tuesday. And as reported by TOI on Tuesday, franchisees will be allowed to retain a maximum of five cricketers.
  • “The Russian Weightlifting Federation (RWF), on the basis of RUSADA decisions, decided to suspend six athletes for doping violations,” the country’s anti-doping agency said on its website on Tuesday.
  • India and Pakistan on Tuesday decided to strengthen border de-escalatory mechanisms, including the holding of flag meetings between rival brigade commanders, to ensure the maintenance of “sanctity and ceasefire” on the volatile Line of Control (LoC).
  • The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) today arrested at least one activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India and two other suspected SIMI men from this district’s Sendhwa.
  • The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested a 35-year-old drug peddler and claimed to have recovered 10 kilograms heroin worth around Rs 35 crore from his possession.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party will on Wednesday announce the names to be included in the Delhi cabinet.  With party all set to form its government in the national capital, hectic rounds of meetings is on in the party to finalise the cabinet. Party MLAs also met at old secretariat in Delhi.
  • The Iranian parliament is considering a proposal to pick another city as the nation’s capital and move the seat of the government from the overcrowded and heavily polluted Tehran.
  • A powerful blast ripped through a police headquarters in an Egyptian Nile Delta city Tuesday while top security officials met to work out arrangements for an upcoming constitutional referendum, killing 15 people and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest bombing yet in a campaign of violence blamed on Islamic militants.
  • Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win the Second World War by cracking Nazi Germany’s “unbreakable” Enigma code, was granted a rare royal pardon on Tuesday for a criminal conviction for homosexuality that led to his suicide.
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Top News Headlines of 25 December 2013
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