Top News Headlines of 05 February 2014


Breaking news of 05 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Microsoft has handed responsibility for its future to Satya Nadella, who replaces Steve Ballmer and becomes only the third chief executive in the company’s nearly four-decade-long history.
  • The Election Commission of India has appointed special observers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, and West Bengal on Feb 7, a statement said on Tuesday.
  • UPA Government on Tuesday approved the composition of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, paving the way for revision of salaries of over 50 lakh Central government employees, including the Railways and Defence. The Commission headed by former Supreme Court Judge Ashok Kumar Mathur.
  • A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country plagued by honour killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.
  • In a setback to Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, social welfare minister Parveen Amanullah resigned on Tuesday from the cabinet. Amanullah send her resignation letter to the chief minister.
  • The Delhi high court slammed the city government on Tuesday for its failure in establishing more forensic laboratories to expedite trials in courts.
  • The head priest of Badrinath Temple has been arrested on charges of molestation and wrongful confinement. Keshav Prasad Namboodiri allegedly tried to assault a woman in a south Delhi hotel while inebriated.
  • Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist CNR Rao were conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a glittering ceremony in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have discovered a mechanism that helps HIV evade antibodies and stabilise key proteins, a finding that could pave way for more effective vaccine for the deadly virus.
  • In the world’s first bookless public library in the US state of Texas, the rows-upon-rows of books that fill traditional libraries have been replaced with high-tech gadgets that cater to both adults and children.
  • Virat Kohli slipped a rung but was still the best-placed Indian batsman at fourth in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings issued on Monday. He was followed by Suresh Raina at fifth and Yuvraj Singh at sixth.
  • China will significantly increase its defence budget and spend USD 148 billion on its military this year, second only to the US. The increase in military spending comes even as defence budgets at the Pentagon and in many NATO countries shrink.
  • The Rajasthan Government has suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty in the alleged rape and exploitation case of a 23-year-old girl.
  • New York City police have found up to 70 bags of suspected heroin inside actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home a day after his death. The Oscar-winning star, 46, was found dead at his Greenwich Village home on Sunday with a syringe in his arm.
  • Jamie McDonald, 27, became the first person to run across Canada without a support team when he crossed the finishing line in Vancouver – nearly 12 months after setting off dressed as comic superhero The Flash.
  • Kumar Sangakkara became the leading century-maker among active Test players as Sri Lanka bounced back strongly after a shaky start in the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Tuesday. Sri Lanka recovered from 49-2 to a comfortable 314-5 by stumps on the opening day.
  • Punjab booked a berth in the final round of the Santosh Trophy after routing Uttar Pradesh 4-0 in their Group B North Zone qualifier Santosh Trophy tie at the Ambedkar Stadium here Tuesday.
  • Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Delhi batsman Gautam Gambhir and J&K bowler Parvez Rasool have been included in the Rest of India squad named Monday by the BCCI, which is scheduled to play Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup game at Bengaluru from February 9-13. 2014.
  • Lindsay Lohan has been banned from some of New York coolest clubs, according to the New York Post. Apparently, Lohan attempted to enter 1Oak on Friday night and was turned away.
  • Former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a remedy against the arrest warrant of the Special Court trying him in the high treason case under Article 6 of the Constitution.
  • At least eight people were killed and more than 40 injured when a bomb exploded in a busy market in Pakistan’s north-western city of Peshawar on Tuesday.
  • The rupee gained 16 paise to 62.37 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange today on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks.
  • A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide with 92 percent efficiency. The carbon monoxide then can be used to develop useful chemicals.
  • BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi scheduled to address a rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds today for a turnaround in the state.
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