Top News Headlines of 31 December 2013

Breaking news of 31 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Prime Minister’s  Office (PMO) on Monday decided to grant two years’ post-retirement extension to BP Rao, chairman of state-run power gear-maker Bhel, a day before his superannuation.
  • Intex mobile has launched Intex Aqua i4+ an upgraded version of Aqua i4. The i4+ comes powered by dual core processor running Android 4.2 with 512MB RAM. It is priced at Rs. 7,600.
  • Dale Steyn took two early wickets to set up an emphatic 10-wicket win for South Africa on the fifth day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead. The win clinched the two-match series for South Africa after the first Test in Johannesburg was drawn.
  • Krishnan Sasikiran has won the 51st Indian National Premier Chess Championship 2013 that concluded at the Jain Hills in Jalgoan, 400 km from Mumbai, on Monday.
  • Former Australia captain Bob Simpson and ex-New Zealand women cricketer Debbie Hockley will be inducted into the ICC cricket Hall of Fame in a special function to be held in Sydney on Thursday.
  • Sneh Prakash Bansal and his panel today swept the Delhi & District Cricket Association polls with a landslide victory over former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi’s faction as the former India captain lost the president’s election by a massive margin of 2148 votes here on Monday.
  • Former Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has undergone a second brain operation overnight after suffering a severe head injury during a skiing accident in the French Alps.
  • The BJP in Karnataka has bought rights for a movie that depicts alleged ill-effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on small businesses. The part has bought the rights of ‘Bharath Stores’ for six months for an undisclosed amount.
  • The Delhi high court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and IGL on a petition filed by an association of bus operators challenging the recent CNG price hike in the capital.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday delivered its promise of providing free supply of 700 litres of water everyday for Delhi households with the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) agreeing to it following a crucial meeting with an ailing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence.
  • The appointment of Shubhranshu Singh, former Marketing Director, India & South Asia at Visa, as Senior VP and Head of Marketing of Star Sports India is another step that the broadcaster is taking to strengthen its position in the sports arena in India.
  • Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh today took over as the new chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is superannuating on Tuesday.
  • Forty-four Iraqi MPs announced their resignation on Monday after security forces demolished a Sunni anti-government protest site and detained a lawmaker.
  • Police in China’s restive Xinjiang region have shot dead eight people during a violent clash on Monday. The clash broke out when men armed with knives and explosives attacked a police station in Yarkand county.
  • At least 14 people have been killed and 28 wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a packed trolley-bus in Volgograd.
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Top News Headlines of 31 December 2013
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