Top News Headlines of 02 February 2014

Breaking news of 02 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • India’s financial capital unveiled its first monorail system on Saturday, a much-delayed project that aims to boost the city’s creaking transport infrastructure and ease traffic on its notoriously congested roads.
  • Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand after he was named for the post by the Congress Party.
  • Microsoft is preparing to name internal executive Satya Nadella as the software company’s next chief executive; a new report has surfaced claiming Sundar Pichai, another person of Indian origin, as the most likely candidate to replace outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Manoj Vaish today took charge as managing director and CEO of the country’s leading commodity exchange MCX, which is under the regulatory glare following troubles at the promoter group.
  • An Indo-Russian musical festival slated for Saturday in this coastal Indian state popular with Russian tourists has been cancelled over a fight between taxi drivers and tour operators vying to grab transport services for Russian tourists.
  • Austrian-born actor and director Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in “Judgment at Nuremberg,” ha died. He was 83.
  • The United States will table a United Nations human rights resolution against Sri Lanka, a State Department official said on Saturday, putting new pressure on Colombo to address war crimes allegations.
  • Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal was arrested Saturday for violating traffic rules, interfering in government work and “scuffling” with a traffic official.
  • Scotland will join Pool A of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after recording a 41-run win over the UAE in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier New Zealand 2014 (CWCQ) at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln on Saturday.
  • Luis Aragones, the coach of Spain’s 2008 European Championship-winning side, has died at the age of 75, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Saturday.
  • Saketh Myneni and Yuki Bhambri recorded dominating straight-set victories as India completed a 5-0 rout of Chinese Taipei in the first round of their Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie, here on Sunday.
  • Praveen Rana won the gold medal in 74-kg category as India’s freestyle wrestlers finished third in the 2014 Dave Schultz international wrestling tournament in Colorado Springs, USA.
  • Gunfire rang out across a busy intersection in Thailand’s capital for more than an hour on Saturday as government supporters clashed with protesters. At least seven people were wounded, including an American photojournalist.
  • An active volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island unexpectedly erupted again on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and spreading toxic clouds of hot ash that hampered search and rescue teams.
  • Three men were arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday in connection with the Rs 7.69 crore heist in New Delhi. The men have been identified as Bhanu, Praveen and Tiku.
  • The schedule of the Joint Entrance Exam 2014, to be conducted by IIT-Delhi along with IIT Bombay, Guhawati, and Roorkee for admission to the undergraduate programmes in all the 16 IITs  had been declared. The JEE-Advanced will be held on May 25.
  • The central generation utility NTPC on Saturday put the two Anil Ambani group discoms BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna on notice to pay up in the next 10 days or face blackout.
  • The government has provided relief to small traders in the city by simplifying value added tax (VAT) procedures. On Saturday, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met representatives of various market organizations.
  • China has overtaken France and Italy to become the world’s number one consumer of red wine, although the United States remains the world’s biggest tippler of all types of wines, the wine and spirits trade association VINEXPO has said.
  • Defending champions Ranchi Rhinos eked out a close 2-1 win over Uttar Pradesh Wizards to consolidate their position in the points table of the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow today.
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