Top News Headlines of 27 August 2013

Breaking news of 27 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • If you have been planning to buy a new smart phone or upgrade to a bigger TV before Diwali, now may not be the best time to go ahead. The rupee has slipped 14.5% so far this year and fell to a record low of 65.56 last week.
  • City-based vaccine major Bharat Biotech on Monday launched what it claimed was the world’s first clinically proven typhoid conjugate vaccine, Typbar – TCV, for infants above six-months as well as adults.
  • With the top of the leader board as crowded with stars as an opening night at nearby Broadway, Adam Scott quietly stole the show Sunday and won The Barclays.
  • India A were set a stiff target of scoring 307 runs to win the second and final unofficial Test after South Africa A declared their second innings at 166 for five on the third and penultimate day on Monday.
  • Former prime minister Boiko Borisov became the oldest footballer to appear for a Bulgarian professional club on Sunday when the 54-year-old played in his team Vitosha Bistritsa’s goalless draw against Rakovski in a domestic second division match.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been conferred the ‘ICAI National Award for Excellence in Cost Management 2012’. BHEL has been awarded the recognition for the eighth successive year, having earlier won the awards uninterruptedly from 2005 onwards.
  • At least 35 Indian fishermen from Rameswaram were arrested and their four boats seized by the Sri Lankan Navy late on Sunday for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary line.
  • Seven people were killed and many others injured when their mini van collided head on with a truck at Lakshmisagar Gate near Narasapur under Vemagal police limits, about 20 kilometers from here on Monday.
  • A missing journalist’s body was found in a gunny bag by the roadside in Bulandshahr on Monday. It was the fourth case of a journalist being murdered during the past 45 days in Uttar Pradesh.
  • A Nigerian national has been arrested with 37 grams cocaine worth Rs 30 lakh. Police received a tip-off on Sunday that a man called Alexander will come to Laxmi Nagar Metro station to deliver a consignment of cocaine.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response in three weeks to a fresh PIL seeking the removal of National Human Rights Commission chairperson K G Balakrishnan for his alleged corruption and misconduct as Chief Justice of India from 2007 to 2010.
  • The Versova police booked actor Om Puri for allegedly assaulting his wife at his residence in Andheri (west) on August 22. The case was registered after the actor’s wife Nandita approached the police to press charges against him.
  • Two Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs, who have been continuously protesting against the decision to carve out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh ever since the Monsoon session began on August 5, were suspended from Rajya Sabha for a day on Monday.
  • UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday with complaints of chest pain, fever, weakness and nausea. Hospital sources said her condition was stable.
  • The Rajya Sabha today passed a bill to amend marriage laws which seeks to provide for irretrievable breakdown of marriage as a ground for divorce, subject to certain safeguards to the wife and affected children.
  • The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the food security bill, barely eight months ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election amid a fierce competition between Congress and the opposition to daub themselves in populist colours.
  • Former Portugal and Chelsea playmaker Deco says he is quitting football after 17 years because of his failure to overcome a series of recent muscle injuries.
  • Delhi Transco Limited: R.K. Verma, an IAS of 1984 Batch (AGMUT Cadre), has taken over as CMD of Delhi Transco Limited. Prior to joining Delhi Transco Limited, Verma was with the government of Goa as Principal Secretary.
  • China on Monday said it has successfully launched an indigenously developed a military helicopter capable of air-to-air missile attack on low altitude targets.
  • As the exchange of heavy firing across the LoC continues even in the Kargil and Drass sectors, the government on Monday told Parliament that 26 Indian soldiers were killed in attacks by Pakistan army along the border in the last three years.
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