Top News Headlines of 30 August 2013

Breaking news of 30 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Riding on PV Sindhu’s sensational win over All-England champion Tine Baun and excellent performances by their doubles teams, Awadhe Warriors entered the Indian Badminton League final as they edged past Mumbai Masters 3-2 in a nail-biting semi-final.
  • Mohammad Hafeez s 136 helped Pakistan draw level in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, setting up a 90-run win in the second game in Harare. Zimbabwe were all out at 209 while chasing a target of 299 set by Pakistan.
  • Samuel Eto’o on Thursday became the second player this week to join Chelsea from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala. The Cameroon striker signed a one-year deal to be reunited with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who he played under at Inter Milan.
  • Luke Ronchi (125 off 110 balls) helped the Kiwis fight back after offie Jalaj Saxena (6-106) grabbed the limelight on the second day of the three-day match between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’ at the Port Stadium on Thursday.
  • Australia opener Aaron Finch smashed the highest score in a Twenty 20 international on Thursday when he reached 156 in his team’s 248 for six in the first of two matches against England.
  • Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2012/13 ahead of the usual contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Dempo SC midfielder Clifford Rayes Miranda today received Dilip Sardesai Award for sports excellence for the year 2013-14. The 31-year old, who has been playing for Dempo for last 14 years, was felicitated by Deputy Chief Minister Franscis D’Souza.
  • Olympic bronze medal winner in boxing, MC Mary Kom was presented a cheque of Rs.50 lakh by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a function held here.
  • Bollywood action director Tinu Verma was on Thursday arrested for allegedly attacking his stepbrother over a property dispute.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday severely criticized the CBI for dragging its feet in investigating coal block allocations during 2006-09, when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held the coal portfolio, and hit out at the coal ministry for losing crucial files saying the disappearance of documents reflected criminality.
  • After a decade of searches and mis-steps, Indian intelligence agencies finally nabbed Yasin Bhatkal, one of India’s most wanted for several terror attacks and founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM).
  • Several prominent Muslim leaders, including heritage activist Firoz Bakht Ahmed and former JD (U) leader Irfanullah Khan, joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday.
  • Concerns of industry took a backseat as political parties, spurred by the oncoming poll season, joined hands in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to pass the land acquisition bill that enshrines the consent of landowners for acquiring plots and steep hikes in compensation.
  • Chhattisgarh‘s ruling BJP got a major fillip on Wednesday as Kamalchand Bhanjdeo, the scion of Bastar’s royal family, joined the party at a function held at state party headquarters.
  • N R Narayana Murthy has stepped down as chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) after taking charge as executive chairman of Infosys. NPCI has been promoted under the aegis of Reserve Bank of India by various banks as a not-for-profit organization.
  • Deepak Sogani, chief financial officer of the Nasdaq-listed BPO (business process outsourcing) player WNS, has quit with immediate effect, citing personal reasons.
  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s visit to China has called off amid sharp differences between the two countries over ownership of South China Sea islands.
  • Rolf Harris has been charged with 13 offences under Operation Yewtree, including nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of a child last year.
  • Saudi Arabia has passed landmark legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic workers against domestic abuse, in a move aimed at reducing hidden violence against women in the kingdom.
  • A series of car bombings and other attacks across Baghdad on Wednesday killed 86 people and wounded 263, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of sectarian bloodshed in Iraq for at least five years.
  • Iran summoned Indian ambassador DP Shrivastava in Tehran on Wednesday and protested detention of an Iranian cargo vessel for “unknown reasons” by Indian authorities.
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