Top News Headlines of 29 August 2013

Breaking news of 29 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Surpassing all previous records, gold scaled to a new peak of Rs 34,500 per ten gram in the bullion market Wednesday as the rupee hit a new intra-day record low of 68.75 per dollar amid a firm global trend.
  • The rupee fell by a record 264 paise against the dollar to close at 68.83 on Wednesday as the likelihood of a US-led strike against Syria increased, sending crude prices soaring.
  • In a break from previous occasions, there will be no official suspension of classes during the Delhi University Teachers’ Association election on Thursday.
  • The Swipe MTV Slate has been launched in India, peddling an almost 8-inch tablet as it takes up the available title across the country.  Taking a look at the tablet’s specifications sheet, we understand that the slab packs a 7.85-inch HD IPS touch screen spurting out visuals at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Researchers have developed a new software designed to correct the ‘gaze’ of people while video-chatting on Skype, without them having to remember to look at the camera.
  • India’s first dedicated military satellite GSAT-7 or Rukmini,which will be launched by Arianespace from French Guiana on Friday, will provide the navy with an almost 2,000 nautical-mile footprint over the Indian Ocean region (IOR).
  • Turkish side Fenerbahce will be unable to compete in the Europa League this season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a UEFA-imposed two-year ban from European competition over a match-fixing scandal on Wednesday.
  • Hosts Hyderabad stormed into the final of the inaugural Indian Badminton League with a thumping 3-0 win against Pune Pistons in the semifinals at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.
  • At least 11 people were killed and three injured when two buildings, constructed by Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA) for economically weaker sections, collapsed in the Atladara area of Vadodara on Wednesday.
  • Days after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal requested Kiran Bedi to fight Delhi elections on an AAP ticket and become the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate, Ms. Bedi has refused the offer.
  • The Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate who gave IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal a clean chit was shifted out late Tuesday evening. The action comes exactly a month after Nagpal had been unceremoniously suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government, ostensibly for ordering the demolition of a mosque wall.
  • Uttar Pradesh MLA Mahendra Singh was among the six persons arrested by Goa Police following a raid at a Panaji dance bar who have been booked under the Anti-Prostitution Act.
  • The Congress is looking to notch back-to-back successes on the aam admi plank, with the vexed land bill likely to be passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, three days after the ruling camp clinched the food security legislation, amplifying the rhetoric of inclusive growth.
  • With just a few days left for the retirement of AIIMS director Dr R C Deka, the selection process for a new chief has gained momentum. Sources say more than 60 eminent doctors, including four from the US, UK and Canada, have applied for the job.
  • Bharti Airtel on Wednesday appointed Christian de Faria as the new CEO for African operations while Manoj Kohli, MD and CEO (international), will relocate to India. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2014.
  • Ashok Vemuri, director and head of Americas and global head of manufacturing and engineering services has resigned. Mr Vemuri, who was with Infosys for over 15 years, was the highest paid Indian executive.
  • The promo of “Swami Ayyappan”, an animated feature film made by Toonz Animation Studio, has won the Anifest TVCA AWARDS 2013 in the best film commissioned category.
  • Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Wednesday said a leadership deficit is aggravating the economic crisis in India, adding that the country has lost the confidence of the world.
  • While the government is looking to fast track stalled projects, around 46.8% (97) of 207 projects classified as mega infrastructure projects costing Rs 1,000 crore or more are facing delays.
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