Top News Headlines of 08 December 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 08 December 2014:

  • Co-Founder of Infosys on Monday sold shares worth $1.05 billion (Rs6,484 crore) together, offloading 2.8% stake in the company. This is the largest promoter sell-down in India’s technology sector till date.
  • In a mass ceremony named “purkhon ki ghar vapsi” RSS and Bajrang Dal re-converted more than 200 Muslims belonging to at least 57 families to Hinduism in Agra on Monday.
  • The New Delhi railway station will now be able to connect to the internet through the Wi-Fi service, which was launched at the station here on Monday.
  • The Delhi government has banned Uber cabs, the Central is unlikely to ban the app-based rideshare service that has caught the fancy of urban citizens, across the country for its convenience.
  • Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday attacked the opposition parties for misleading Dalits and exploiting them for political gains.
  • The PO box 9955 has been opened on Monday under the director general of prison’ named at a post office near Tihar Jail.
  • United Nations secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in the `Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015′ during his twoday visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on January 10 and 11 next year.
  • Aastha Agarwal, an IIT-Bombay student, has received a job offer from Facebook which has promised her a package of Rs 2 crore, perhaps the highest ever offered to an undergraduate.
  • Researchers determined that the compound (+)-SJ733 uses akilled 80% of malaria parasites within 24 hours by recruiting the immune system to eliminate malaria-infected red blood cells.
  • Double beds replace seats at a movie hall in Moscow. The hall, fitted with 17 double beds has been named “it wakes love”.
  • Richard Hollingworth judge has resigned after making a racist remark about a 22-year-old Indian-origin harassment victim in court.
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi has not made it to the list of eight finalists selected by Time magazine for its annual `person of the year’ title.
  • A video game pioneer Ralph Baer who created both the precursor to “Pong“ and the electronic memory game “Simon“ has died.
  • ICICI Bank has announced a cap in the number of free ATM transactions for most of its saving account holders from January 1 next year.
  • AOL-owned news website Huffington Post launched its India edition on Monday in partnership with The Times of India Group, India’s largest media conglomerate.
  • Sean Abbott, who delivered the ball that killed Australian batsman Phillip Hughes is set to return to action after being named on Monday in the New South Wales squad.
  • Former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds has been named as Queensland’s Under-19 co-coach ahead of the national titles in Adelaide.
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Top News Headlines of 08 December 2014
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