Top News Headlines of 09 December 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 09 December 2014:

  • India’s child rights activists Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, along with 11 others will receive this year’s Nobel Prizes on Wednesday .
  • The oil ministry has implemented a 27% quota for OBCs in allotment of petrol pumps even as it has decided to auction outlets on `premium sites’ and distribute others through lottery to ensure transparency.
  • The World Health Organization on Tuesday said that India has 12.8 crore suspected malaria cases and 8.81 lakh confirmed.
  • Britain’s iconic headquarters of the Scotland Yard has been sold off to an Abu Dhabi based financial group for £370 million.
  • India’s manned space flight programme will move a step forward with the much-awaited launch of the advanced Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MIII) on December 18 from Sriharikota.
  • On Tuesday, the Delhi transport department announced it would ask all registered radio taxi companies to share their GPS data with the government.
  • The total number of fake or duplicate driving licences in India is equal to the total population of Hong Kong.
  • A judge has ordered taxi booking service Uber to immediately stop operating in Spain, after a series of protests by taxi groups.
  • Energy and diamonds promise to be the highlights of Thursday’s meetings. India is the world’s largest manufacturing hub for cut and polished diamonds, accounting for 60% of global supply on value and 85% in volume.
  • Karnataka’s digital footprint he launch of Karnataka MobileOne mobile application on Monday. The mobile-governance tool provides citizens access to over 4,000 services — both public and private.
  • Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Tirupati temple on Tuesday to offer prayers to Lord Balaji.
  • The world’s youngest Nobel peace laureate, Malala, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo on Tuesday unveiled Malala Yousafzai’s blood soaked school uniform when she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in October 2012.
  • Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital (RCap) is encashing its investment in, the leading online travel company for Rs 500 crore.
  • Delhi win over saurashtra in their Ranji Trophy match after the third day’s play at the Roshanara Club here on Tuesday.
  • World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years.
  • The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday unveiled plans for new headquarters in Lausanne to accommodate growing staff and centralise its operations by 2020.
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Top News Headlines of 09 December 2014
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