Top News Headlines of 05 August 2013

Breaking news of 05 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • JSW Steel today reported almost 47 per cent rise in crude steel production at 9.91 lakh tonnes in July, over the corresponding month of last year.
  • Budget airline SpiceJet Ltd posted a 10% decline in profit in the three months ended June, generally regarded as one of the best quarters for domestic carriers, on a weak rupee and the higher cost of jet fuel. Net profit dropped to Rs.50.6 crore from Rs.56 crore a year ago.
  • India has witnessed the sharpest appreciation in real estate prices in the last couple of years, according to data from the Global Property Guide, an organization which collates real estate data from across the world. Property prices in Delhi witnessed the steepest appreciation of roughly 60%.
  • Kirobo, a knee-high talking robot with red boots and a black and white body, has blasted off from Japan for the International Space Station to test how machines can help astronauts with their work.
  • A cosmic graveyard of comets has been discovered by astronomers in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Researchers, led by Ignacio Ferrin from the University of Anitoquia describe how some of these objects, inactive for millions of years, have returned to life leading them to name the group the Lazarus comets.
  • American teenager Missy Franklin became the first woman to win six golds at a single world champion ships when she helped the United States to victory in the 4×100 metres medley relay on Sunday.
  • The fourth day of the third Ashes Test was marred with controversy again when the umpires took the players off the field for bad light at Old Trafford on Sunday. Australia was 172 for seven in their second innings a lead of 331 runs.
  • South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 22 runs in the second Twenty20 international in wind-swept Hambantota on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
  • Ravindra Jadeja has jumped four places to now become the joint top ODI bowler in the latest ICC ODI rankings announced on Sunday. Jadeja’s career-best rating of 733 has him tied for the pinnacle spot with West Indies spinner Sunil Narine.
  • Indian chess player Parimarjan Negi continued his brilliant form and clinched the Politiken Cup 2013 after emerging with a fine score of nine out of a maximum possible 10 points, here on Sunday.
  • India beat a fancied England 3-2 on penalties to claim the bronze medal in the Junior Women’s World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany on Sunday, becoming the first women’s hockey team from India to win a medal in a World Cup.
  • One of India’s leading strategic thinkers and former director of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), Air Commodore Jasjit Singh passed away from chest-related complications at a hospital in Gurgaon on Sunday. He was 78.
  • At least 23 tourists have gone missing in China while hiking in a mountainous scenic spot.
  • China has banned sales of milk products of New Zealand dairy company Fonterra linked to a botulism alert. The move comes in the midst of rising popularity of foreign baby food brands as many Chinese shun local dairy products tainted by milk scandals.
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