Top News Headlines of 27 December 2013

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

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs ( CCEA) approved two road projects in Gujarat and Bihar involving approximately Rs 1,900 crore, which can be bid out soon.
  • Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara struck unbeaten half-centuries to take India to a commanding 181 for one on the opening day of the second Test against South Africa, here today.
  • Mitchell Johnson made the most of the second new ball, taking two late wickets in front of a world record crowd on Thursday to leave England on a precarious 226/6 at stumps on the opening day of the fourth Ashes test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Darren Sammy made an unbeaten 43 from 27 balls to help the West Indies to a two-wicket win over New Zealand in the series-opening limited-overs international on Thursday, helping the tourists rebound from their 2-0 test series defeat.
  • The Indian cricket board will reward off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with the Polly Umrigar Award for being India’s best international cricketer of 2012-13.
  • The price of CNG or compressed natural gas in the national capital was on Thursday hiked by a steep Rs 4.50 per kg, the second increase in rates in three months.
  • A blast on a moving bicycle killed five persons near Jalpaiguri town in north Bengal on Thursday night with the attack suspected to have been carried out by extremist outfit Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) which observed the martyrs’ day.
  • A family of six,including four girls,was found dead at a guest house in Tarapith in West Bengal on Thursday morning in an apparent suicide pact.
  • The income tax department will now accept Aadhaar card as a proof of identity and address for issuance of Permanent Account Number (PAN). The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a notification expanding the list of documents admissible as proof of identity and address by including Aadhaar card.
  • The Union Cabinet on Thursday green-lighted giving constitutional status to the composition of Judicial Appointments Commission.
  • BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi got a huge relief after a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected a petition to prosecute him for conspiracy in 2002 post-Godhra riots.
  • Valencia, which has received a takeover bid from a Singapore billionaire, said Thursday they have appointed their former Argentine striker Juan Antonio Pizzi as their new coach.
  • Biju George has been appointed as the Fielding coach of the India Under-19 team by the BCCI for the Asia Cup to be held in Dubai from December 28.
  • Setting aside separate statehood demand in Darjeeling, GJM supremo Bimal Gurung on Thursday took oath as the new Chief Executive of the hill council in Darjeeling, from where he had resigned in July agitating for a separate state.
  • The aviation ministry has proposed the name of its joint secretary Prabhat Kumar as the next Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to PM Manmohan Singh-headed cabinet committee of appointments (ACC).
  • British banks are set to accept photos of cheques sent by smartphone, cutting the processing time from six to two days, the Treasury said on Thursday but it insisted that this was not the next step in phasing out them out entirely.
  • With assets of Rs 1.824 billion, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has emerged the richest elected representative in the country, according to his election affidavit filed in June 2013.
  • A Russian cargo plane has crashed into a military base, killing all nine crew members. No casualties were reported among base personnel in the Thursday crash on the outskirts of the Siberian city of Irkutsk.
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Top News Headlines of 27 December 2013
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