Top News Headlines of 26 August 2013

Breaking news of 26 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • India’s biggest oil explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), has agreed a deal to buy a 10% stake in an offshore gas field in Mozambique. It will pay Anadarko Petroleum, a US firm, $2.6bn (£1.7bn) for the stake.
  • The Joint Admission Board (JAB) for IITs which met on Sunday in Delhi to review the IIT entrance test format has decided that there should not be any change in the exam next year. While the JEE (mains) is likely to be held on April 6, JEE (advanced) exam is likely to be conducted on May 25.
  • Xolo has launched its latest smartphone the Q1000S which is set to take over the torch from the Q1000 as the company’s flagship device. The Q1000S is one of the slimmest smartphones currently available in the market, with a thickness of just 6.98 mm. The smartphone is priced at Rs 18,999.
  • Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest globe of the New World, dating back to the early 1500s and it is carved onto ostrich eggs. The previously-unknown globe, which is about the size of a grapefruit, was made from the lower halves of two ostrich eggs, and dates from the very early 1500s.
  • India U-23 have beaten Pakistan U-23 by 9 wickets in the final of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup, after comfortably chasing down a target of 160 set by the Pakistan side.
  • England came close to pulling off a surprise victory over Australia in the fifth and final Test on Sunday but had to settle for a draw when umpires stopped play because of bad light. England agonizingly close to victory, needing just 21 runs from four overs.
  • India managed to retain their third spot among T20 teams while Virat Kohli has held on to his sixth spot in the ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen issued here on Sunday.
  • The decision to rest premier batsmen Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma backfired badly as India were precariously placed at 145-6 in reply to South Africa A’s first innings total of 341 at stumps on the second day of the second Test.
  • Indian women recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Rimil Buriuly has won the gold medal in the World Cup in Wroclaw. It’s their second successive gold after Medellin meet.  Indian team defeated the top seeded Koreans to win the medal.
  • At least 30 people, including the superintendent of police and seven policemen, have been injured in police firing after a mob went on a rampage at Rongpur area in Assam’s Cachar district.
  • The fifth accused in the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist was arrested from Delhi by Mumbai crime branch on Sunday.  With this, all the five accused in the case have been arrested.
  • A Delhi court has said that if a man has consensual sex with a minor girl, he can’t be booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The observations were made as the court set free a 22-year-old man from West Bengal accused of abducting and raping a 15-year-old girl whom he later married.
  • It looks like that some of the coal block allocation documents that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking for may never be found as they had not been maintained as record by the Union coal ministry.
  • The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh flexed its entire might and ordered the arrest of top Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders including Ashok Singhal and Praveen Togadia, apart from scores of VHP-backed saints, on Sunday.
  • At least 178 people have been killed and more than 1.5 million affected due to floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan.
  • Insurgents bent on destabilizing Iraq killed at least 46 people in numerous attacks scattered around the country on Sunday, striking targets as varied as a coffee shop, a wedding party convoy, and a carload of off-duty soldiers.
  • The US National Security Agency (NSA) had bugged the United Nations’ New York headquarters, Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly said on Sunday in a report on US spying that could further strain relations between Washington and its allies.
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