Top News Headlines of 31 October 2013

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

  • The BSE Sensex today surged nearly 105 points to close at an all-time high of 21,033.97 on heavy foreign fund inflows in bluechips, amid speculation that the US Fed would maintain its monetary stimulus when they conclude a meeting today.
  • The country’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel on Wednesday reported 15th consecutive quarter of fall in profits with a 29% slump in September quarter but a better operating margin brings hopes that the worst may be over for the industry.
  • India’s largest realty firm DLF reported 28 percent fall in its consolidated net profit at Rs 100.05 crore during second quarter of the current fiscal due to lower sales and higher interest and tax outgo.
  • Oriental bank of Commerce on Wednesday reported a 16.8% decline in net profit at Rs 251.4 crore for the second quarter ended September 2013. The bank had a net profit of Rs 302.2 crore in July-September quarter of 2012-13.
  • Smartphone maker Xolo on Wednesday expanded its portfolio of quad-core smartphones by launching Xolo Q900 at Rs 12,999. The 4.7 inches smartphone has 312 ppi and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
  • When she walked in the middle on Tuesday morning armed with Rahul Dravids bat, little did she know that she was going to raise the bar. Seventeen year-old Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian female cricketer to have scored a double century in a one-day game.
  • Centuries by Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan helped India to beat Australia by six wickets in their sixth one-day cricket match, sending the series to a deciding game.
  • Noted mathematician M S Narasimhan and experimental physicist Dipankar Das Sharma will receive the 18th H K Firodia award this year for outstanding work in the filed of science.
  • 21 -year old Srishti Rana has made the country proud by winning the coveted Miss Asia Pacific 2013 title outclassing 49 other contestants in Korea on October 30.
  • A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the Patna blasts targeting Narendra Modi’s rally on Sunday, which the police say was masterminded by the terror group Indian Mujahideen.
  • The 18th edition of the International Children’s Film festival India (ICFFI) to be held in Hyderabad from November 14 has received an unprecedented 894 entries for screening of films.
  • The road transport ministry will launch a web portal on Thursday for online booking of bus tickets offered by over a dozen state transport bodies.
  • Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh will declare Kerala’s Kannur as the first zero-landless district in the country on Friday.
  • Forty five passengers, including two infants and five techies returning home for Diwali, were charred to death when a Bangalore-Hyderabad Volvo bus caught fire after its fuel tank burst into flames following a high-speed accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Mahabubnagar district at 5am on Wednesday.
  • Fresh communal violence erupted again in Budhana area of Muzaffarnagar district in which four persons were killed on Wednesday.
  • The country’s richest woman, Savitri Jindal, was on Tuesday inducted as a minister in the Haryana cabinet by CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
  • Three Indians held at gunpoint for three days by kidnappers in Hong Kong have been freed following a rare international operation.
  • Saudi authorities have detained a columnist who supported ending his country’s ban on women driving, activists said Wednesday.
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