Top News Headlines of 29 October 2013

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

  • International roaming rates are headed south with Vodafone, the country’s second largest mobile operator, slashing charges for pre- and post-paid customers by up to 78% for calls and 95% for data.
  • Maruti Suzuki’s September quarter net profit surged 194.7% to Rs670 crore while sales increased 26.5% to Rs 10, 211.8 crore. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s largest carmaker reported a 195% higher net profit during the second quarter on cost reduction and positive impact of forex.
  • Reserve Bank-sponsored professional forecasters on Monday scaled down India’s growth projection to 4.8% for the current fiscal from 5.7% estimated earlier.
  • Ryan Moore birdied the first hole of a playoff with Gary Woodland on Monday (Sunday ET) to win the CIMB Classic after an overnight wait caused by thunderstorms.
  • Mr. B. Prasada Rao, CMD, BHEL was honoured with the prestigious NITIE ‘Lakshya Business Visionary Award’ 2013. The award was presented to Mr. Rao by Mr. Gautam Thapar, Chairman, Avantha Group and Chairman, Board of Governors, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE).
  • The Supreme Court on Monday ordered two Sahara group companies to deposit title deeds of assets worth Rs 20,000 crore for their failure to return Rs 19,000 crore to investors through market regulator Sebi.
  • Over 25 million rail passengers can now find information regarding train routes and stations at the click of a button on their smart phones. has launched a National Railyatri Alert System (NRAS) an information system that helps passengers find information on their route, train or destination on their internet enabled phone.
  • Suspected terror operative Afzal Usmani, who was on the run for over a month after escaping from a Mumbai court, was caught by the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad in UP on Sunday as he was trying to flee to Nepal.
  • Defence minister A K Antony on Monday asked the armed forces to maintain a high level of alert along the border with Pakistan even as yet another Indian soldier was killed in firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in the early hours of the day.
  • Indian High Commissioner Rajeev Shahare’s car was damaged when unidentified persons hurled a rock at it in the Maldivian capital on Monday, though no one was injured in the incident.
  • A trial court on Monday imposed a cost of Rs 5,000 on Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for her non-appearance in a defamation case lodged by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking a CBI probe against businessman and Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in land acquisition case in Haryana.
  • The Medical Council of India is a picture of irony: It now has a member whose medical practitioner’s licence it suspended two years ago.
  • Shri Rajendra Kashyap, IRAS, has been appointed as the Financial Commissioner (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.
  • Mr. Shrikant S Bapat has taken over charge as Executive Director (Corporate Communications & Branding) at Indian Oil’s Marketing Division Head Office in Mumbai.
  • Dubai’s aviation industry achieved its biggest milestone to date on Sunday, when the emirate’s new airport welcomed the arrival of its first commercial flight.
  • A sport-utility vehicle crashed into a crowd by Beijing’s Tiananmen Square close to where the portrait of Mao Zedong hangs, killing five people and injuring 38.
  • Thailand’s former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will be prosecuted on murder charges for the brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010 that killed over 90 people.
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