Top News Headlines of 11 February 2014


Breaking news of 11 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The bill to create Telangana was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday, it is not likely to be introduced in Parliament on Tuesday.
  • Senior advocate Harish Salve startled the Supreme Court on Monday by presenting a report which established a direct link between deaths of 3,000 children annually in Delhi to the increased pollution level attributable mainly to more diesel cars on the roads.
  • Independent legislator Rambir Shokeen on Monday said he would withdraw support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi as it has “failed” to fulfil promises made during polls.
  • The Supreme Court has asked CBI to file charge sheets in six cases related to coal block allocation scam. The court also passed an important direction giving liberty to CBI to proceed in its probe against the state-owned PSUs without the approval and consent of state government.
  • Union Minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a known detractor of Mamata Banerjee, young dalit MP Ashok Tanwar and senior leader V M Sudheeran were today made PCC chiefs in West Bengal, Haryana and Kerala respectively.
  • Cine star and Rampur MP Jaya Prada may join Congress and contest from Moradabad Lok Sabha constituency that is likely to be vacated by former cricket captain Mohd Azharuddin.
  • Nine Army personnel have been arrested for spying against India for inimical intelligence agencies in the last three years, Defence Minister A K Antony informed Lok Sabha on Monday.
  • The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) will not have a common counselling round this year.
  • Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with its directions issued last year.
  • The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has carried out changes in a few textbooks after receiving representations from different social groups.
  • In more trouble for former Health Minister Shabir Khan, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker today gave his nod to police for the MLA’s arrest on molestation charges, saying they should act according to law.
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has given consent to the Delhi government’s recommendation for constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
  • The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to Aruna Chadha, co-accused in the air hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case along with former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda.
  • In a major jolt to traffickers pushing heroin in the capital, four men have been arrested and 21 kilograms of the drug worth Rs 75 crore seized by crime branch staff.
  • With highest growth in food grains state of Madhya Pradesh has claimed coveted ‘Krishi Karman’ award for the second consecutive year. State chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Monday.
  • In a scam unearthed from Railways’ own precincts, about 6 lakh printed card tickets (PTCs) worth over Rs 8 crore were recovered from a storeroom of Old Delhi railway station.
  • Conceding the demand of civil services aspirants for more time to adapt to the changes effected in the Civil Services examination pattern in March 2013, the government on Monday approved two additional attempts for all candidates with effect from the current year.
  • The government Monday decided to give two additional attempts to all categories of candidates of the prestigious exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
  • Italy on Monday strongly objected to India’s decision to use a severe anti-piracy law to prosecute two Italian marines who have been held since 2012 in the deaths of two Indian fishermen.
  • J.G. Chaturvedi, Executive Director ONGC (Ahmedabad), was conferred with the Greentech Lifetime Achievement award by Greentech Foundation, Delhi for his leadership and exemplary contribution in the field of Health, safety and environment (HSE) management.
  • After donating 18 million Facebook shares valued at just over $970 million, social networking pioneer Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have been named the “most generous American philanthropists in 2013.
  • Nepal’s parliament elected Sushil Koirala as new Prime Minister on Monday, raising hopes of ending a prolonged political crisis and finally restoring stability to the war-torn Himalayan nation.
  • Under pressure from the finance ministry, National Mineral Development Corporation on Monday announced a fresh interim dividend of 550%, taking the payout so far to 850%, and depleting its reserves by close to Rs 3,400 crore during the current financial year.
  • An 18-month-old pooch, measuring 7ft 4in on his hind legs, has become the ‘tallest dog in Britain’. The Great Dane, named Freddy, lives with his owner Claire Stoneman, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. The dog measures 41 inches from foot to shoulder blade and is said to be still growing.
  • At least 21 insurgents have been killed in central Iraq after a car bomb was detonated accidentally. The explosion occurred in the early afternoon on a desert road, about 20km (12 miles) from the city of Samarra.
  • India’s leading Private FM Radio operator, popularly known as Radio Mirchi, on Monday reported a net profit growth of 38%. Profit after tax (PAT) for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 stood at Rs 26 crore compared to Rs 19 crore in Q3FY13.
  • Zimbabwe’s cricketers went on strike again Monday and refused to start a domestic Twenty20 tournament after payments promised by the national board to end a two-month standoff weren’t received.
  • Najam Sethi was named the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday. Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday removed Zaka Ashraf from the post of PCB chairperson.
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