Top News Headlines of 06 February 2014

Breaking news of 06 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • India will extend visa-on-arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday.
  • Aggressive bidding by firms like Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone raked in bids of around Rs 50,000 crore at the end of third day of wireless spectrum auction today, surpassing landmarks of previous two sales.
  • The country has added 9.7 crore voters since the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, which translates into a 13.5% rise, but the state-wise rolls for 2014 finalized on January 31 show that Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal registered the highest growth of voters in percentage terms.
  • Expelled Aam Aadmi Party legislator Vinod Kumar Binny said on Wednesday that he has informed Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung that he wants to withdraw support to the AAP-led Delhi government.
  • The drama over the formation of Telangana scaled new heights on Wednesday with Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Reddy staging a sit-in protest in the Capital while a harried government weighed the option of a voice vote to pass the contentious legislation.
  • Kevin Pietersen’s England career is over after he was told he is no longer part of the national team’s plans. The 33-year-old batsman, England’s all-time leading run-scorer across all formats, was given the news by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
  • At least eight people, including college girl students, were killed after a portion of the Bildwar cave collapsed in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh.
  • The world’s first electronic computer created by the British to decrypt Adolf Hitler’s secret messages during World War II turned 70 on Wednesday.
  • A new pocket-sized syringe that can seal gunshot wounds within just 15 seconds has been developed by scientists. The syringe Called XStat, developed by Oregon-based RevMedx, injects specially coated sponges into wounds.
  • Yet another Indian-American has been named to a top academic job with the appointment of Sanjeev Kulkarni as the next dean of the prestigious Princeton University Graduate School.
  • Four people have been arrested in connection with drugs found at the New York home of film star Seymour Hoffman. Police found Hoffman dead in his bathroom with a syringe in his arm on Sunday.
  • North and South Korea have agreed to hold reunions later this month of families separated since the Korean War, Seoul said Wednesday.
  • Cognizant on Wednesday announced a profit of $324.3 million, up 16.3% from the year-ago quarter. The revenues for the quarter ended December 2013 stood at $2.4 billion, up 2.2% sequentially and 20.9% from the same quarter last year.
  • Kumar Sangakkara has become the fastest to score 11,000 Test runs and scored his maiden triple hundred against Bangladesh on Day two of the second Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Wednesday.
  • B.N. Talukdar, director for exploration in Oil India Ltd. (OIL), appointed new director general of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH).
  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for three Spanish league games for receiving a red card and then making a mocking gesture toward the match officials in a game at Athletic Bilbao.
  • Trustees of retirement fund body EPFO Thursday approved a proposal to provide a monthly pension of minimum Rs 1,000, a decision that will immediately benefit about its 28 lakh pensioners.
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Top News Headlines of 06 February 2014
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