Top News Headlines of 26 November 2013

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

  • Pending the settlement of its Rs. 11,200 crore tax dispute with authorities in New Delhi, UK-based Vodafone’s chief executive Vittorio Colao is scheduled to visit India in the first week of December and may meet finance minister P Chidambaram.
  • Veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan has made it to the squad for the two Tests against South Africa in December. Gautam Gambhir has failed to make the team.
  • The Skoch Group Renaissance Award 2013, for “Corporate Leadership”, has been awarded to the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR).
  • When the US led by President Richard Nixon and his foreign policy major domo Henry Kissinger cut a deal with Communist China using Pakistan as a conduit in 1970,India was left out of the loop in a dtente that changed the geo-political dynamics of the region.
  • The woman journalist who has accused Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her told Goa police on Monday, hours after she quit Tehelka, that she was ready to appear before a magistrate and record her statement.
  • A special CBI court on Monday held the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty in connection with the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj at their Noida residence in May 2008.
  • Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking bail in the multi-crore fodder scam case in which he has been sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment.
  • Voters in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram turned out with gusto on Monday with the former recording its highest-ever turnout of over 70.5% and Mizoram notching up 81% marginally shy of its highest ever polling figure of 82.5%.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the Election Commission to hold a re-poll in a constituency when 50% or more voters vote for “NOTA” (none of the above), rejecting all candidates.
  • Under fire for allegedly using the state machinery to illegally snoop on a woman,the Gujarat government formed a two-member commission of inquiry to investigate the charge on Monday.
  • Kuwait has suspended the chairman of state-owned Kuwait Airways KA.UL in a dispute over his plans to buy five used aircraft from India’s Jet Airways (JET.NS), which the company has since abandoned.
  • Global retail titan Wal-Mart Stores on Monday named Doug McMillon, a company veteran who heads its international operations, to replace chief executive Mike Duke when Duke retires early next year.
  • Girish Paranjpe, the former Wipro joint CEO, has joined as an operating partner in Boston-based private equity firm Advent International. Soon after leaving Wipro in 2011, Paranjpe had joined Silicon Valley-based fuel cell startup Bloom Energy as head of its international operations.
  • Indian film Kush, by director Shubhashish Bhutiani, has made its way to a long list of 10 live-action short films in the 86th Academy Awards. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select up to five nominees from among the 10 titles.
  • A major winter storm that has dumped freezing rain and snow in the US southwest has killed at least 13 people in five states.
  • Bangladesh’s poll panel on Monday announced that the general election would be held on January 5, triggering protests by activists of the main opposition BNP which called a 48-hour nationwide transport blockade from Tuesday.
  • Malaysia summoned the high commissioner from neighbouring Singapore on Tuesday over a media report that said the city-state helped facilitate US-Australian surveillance in the region.
  • The tiny African country of Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam and Muslims.
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Top News Headlines of 26 November 2013
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