Top News Headlines of 10 February 2014

Breaking news of 10 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • A minor increase in allocation for social sector schemes, a spending cut for poor performers and a pro-am Aadmi thrust are likely to be the talking points of UPA’s last budgetary exercise.
  • The smile on the face of Uttar Pradesh Wizards coach Roelant Oltmans said it all after his side logged their first home win of the season, registering a 3-1 verdict against Kalinga Lancers in the Hockey India League on Sunday.
  • A fire broke out on Saturday at a hotel housing religious pilgrims in Saudi Arbia, killing at least 13 and wounding 130.
  • The Labour Ministry has asked EPFO to provide permanent PF account numbers to its 5 crore members in a time-bound manner so that they don’t need to transfer provident fund accounts after changing jobs.
  • All public transport vehicles plying in cities with a population of more than 10 lakh will have to install GPS (global positioning system) devices by February 20, the ministry of road transport and highways has ordered.
  • The UP government on Sunday served an ultimatum to the Delhi government threatening to stop water supply to the capital if it failed to check the outflow of 16 drains into the Yamuna, Which merges with Ganga and pollutes it.
  • Almost two months after Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of IPC 377, activists and people belonging to the LGBT community have announced a broad advocacy campaign.
  • Lawyers in all six district courts will observe a day-long strike on Monday inn protest of shifting of family courts from Karkardooma court complex.
  • At least 11 people, including tow children and seven women of a picnic party, drowned after a powerboat carrying them capsized in the Hirakud reservoir on Sunday evening.
  • A captain of the Military Nursing Service has won a 17 year battle against her dismissal by the army with the Chennai bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal reinstating her after concluding that the order to discharge her was “illegal” and “vitiated by fraud and suppression of facts”.
  • Neil Wagner took 4-62 as New Zealand dismissed India for 366 Sunday to win the first cricket test by 40 runs on a roller-coaster fourth day.
  • MDMK founder Vaiko, whose party has announced a tie-up with BJP for the Lok Sabha elections, has invited Narendra Modi to address a farmers’ convention in Erode district.
  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, jailed in the 1993 bomb blasts case, has sought a second extension of his parole to be with his wife Manyata, who is recovering from a surgery.
  • A team of Police on Sunday raided nearly half a dozen places in Jammu and Kashmir health minister Shabir Ahmed Khan for sexually molesting a lady doctor in his office chambers on January 28, 2014. The team was unable to locate Khan.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party will announce its first list of Lok Sabha candidates between February 15 and 17. The party has stopped accepting nominations for 238 Lok Sabha seats that includes all seven Delhi seats.
  • Scientists have developed a new light weight but very strong material inspired by the intricate microscopic architecture of human bones, a finding that could pave the way for lighter and cheaper spacecraft.
  • Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog agreed on Sunday on new “practical” steps to increase transparency over Tehran’s controversial nuclear work, although a suspect, military site remained off-limits.
  • The Obama administration has eased the rules for would be asylum seekers, refuges and other who hope to come the US or stay here and who gave “limited” support to terrorists or terrorist groups.
  • South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, is being probed for culpable homicide after his Porsche sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg, killing one person and critically injuring two.
  • A gunman opened fire on Sunday in a Russian cathedral on the island of Sakhalin, off Russia’s eastern coast, killing a nun and a churchgoer and injuring six other people.
  • Shikar Dhawan became the first Indian opener and the third Indian to score a hundred in the fourth innings of a Test match against New Zealand in New Zealand.
  • Mithul Perera of Sri Lanka defended his title at the Standard Charteerd Open after signing off with a final round of five under 66 at the Royal Colombo Golf Club.
  • The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least 11 dead and more than 1,200 injured across the country.
  • A candidate backed by Prime minister Shinzo Abe won Sunday’s election for governor of Tokyo, frustrating a rival’s efforts to make the vote a referendum on the leader’s pronuclear energy policy.
  • Real estate major DLF has completed the sale of its entire stake in Amanresorts excluding the Aman New Delhi Property, which was earlier known as Lodhi Hotel to its original founder promoter Adrian Zecha for an enterprise value of $358 million (Rs 2,200 crore).
  • Cheyenne Woods, niece of 14 times major winner Tiger Claimed the biggest title of her professional career with a two stroke victory in the Australian Ladies Masters on Sunday.
  • Ace Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra added gold at the Inter Shoot Tri series shooting and became the first individual to win three gold medals in the event being held at the Hugue, Netherlands.
  • World Squash Federation (WSF) president N Ramachandran was elected unopposed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Sunday.
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