Top News Headlines of 26 September 2013

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

  • Maruti Suzuki India, country’s largest car maker, on Wednesday said it will increase the prices of its entire range of models by up to Rs 10,000 from October first week, mainly due to depreciation of rupee.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has barred zero per cent interest schemes offered by banks to credit card holders. Banks will now be able to recover dues through equated monthly installments only when customers are billed regular interest charges.
  • Nasa’s Curiosity rover has found more evidence of water on ancient Mars during a recent pit stop along the way towards a huge Red Planet mountain.
  • Neymar scored his first league goal and helped Barcelona ease past Real Sociedad 4-1 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and stay perfect after six rounds.
  • Italian athlete Devis Licciardi risks a two year ban after using a fake penis during a doping control. The 27-year-old was caught with the artificial organ at the Italian championships at Molfetta last Saturday.
  • India pumped in four goals in the second session in a sizzling display of attacking hockey to post a comprehensive 4-0 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 tournament here on Wednesday.
  • Fourteen-year-old junior boxer Asha Roka (48kg) powered through to the semifinals of the AIBA Women’s Junior World Boxing Championships after defeating Malika Abdi from Algeria in Albena, Bulgaria on Wednesday.
  • Very rarely does a No 6 batsman smash a hundred in a limited over’s game to help his team chase 271 in less than 40 overs. Sarfaraz Khans 66-ball 101, which contained 17 fours and a six, which helped India score a four wicket win over South Africa in the U-19 quadrangular at Vizag.
  • The Otago Volts restricted the Perth Scorchers to 180 for six to register a massive 62-run victory in the Group A fixture of the Champions League T20 2013 in Jaipur.
  • Rajasthan Royals secured their second win in the Champions League T20 by beating Highveld Lions by 30 runs at the Sawai Man Singh stadium.
  • Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was on Wednesday expelled from the Indian cricket board for life, in a decision taken unanimously at the board’s special general meeting that lasted all of 15 minutes and was presided over by its controversial president N Srinivasan.
  • Extramarks Education Pvt. Ltd. was honored with the India Didactics Association Award (IDA) 2013 for Excellence in Product and Solution for K-12 segment at the World Didac India 2013.
  • Customs officials on Wednesday caught a foreign national trying to sneak currency worth Rs 1.03 crore out of Delhi on a Gulfbound flight.
  • A security van with Rs. 54 lakh in cash is missing after the driver allegedly sped away with it in a crowded market colony in south Delhi.
  • The government on Wednesday decided to finally announce the Seventh Pay Commission for central government employees and pensioners.
  • Sugata Marjit on Wednesday resigned as state higher education council chairman, citing research commitments and other engagements, after a rather prickly stint that lasted a little more than two years.
  • Snooker star Stephen Lee has been handed a 12-year ban for match-fixing, it has been has confirmed. The former world number five was found guilty of seven match-fixing charges by an independent tribunal last week.
  • More than 80 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe’s largest game park.
  • Up to 370 people have been killed in an earthquake measuring 7.7 which struck southwest Pakistan on Tuesday. Tremors were felt across the region and as far as New Delhi, with the disaster creating a ‘new island’ in its wake.
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