Top News Headlines of 12 April 2014


Breaking news of 12 April 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Nasa is all set to start building the worlds first spacecraft that will collect samples from an asteroid in 2018. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer has finally received the clearance from Mission Critical Design Review board comprising of experts from Nasa and several external organizations.
  • Spending a lot of time on Facebook could lead women to feel badly about their bodies, according to a new study. Scientists found that more time on Facebook could lead to more negative feelings and more comparisons to the bodies of friends.
  • Ukraines prime minister on Friday told leaders in the countries restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers, but left it unclear how his ideas differed from the demands of protesters now occupying government buildings or Russia’s advocacy of federalization.
  • Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the successful Adrian Mole series died on Thursday. Townsend was 68 years old and died at her home after a short illness.
  • Insurance regulator Irda imposed a fine of Rs 1.77 crore on Reliance Life Insurance for violation of various norms including obtaining business from unlicensed entities.
  • The US, which received more than 1.7 lakh applications for the H-1 B visas, has conducted a computerized draw of lots to determine who all would be given the most sought after work visas that are highly popular among IT professionals from countries like India.
  • Citing Narendra Modis long silence over his marital status, Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned BJPs commitment to women’s empowerment. On Wednesday, Modi had acknowledged for the first time in his nomination papers that he is married.
  • Uncertainty plagues nursery admissions in the city, yet again, with the process being put on hold on Friday, this time by Supreme Court. Last week, the Delhi high court had lifted its interim stay and allowed schools to begin the admission exercise except in interstate transfer admission cases.
  • The Allahabad high court on Friday ordered demolition of two 40-storey residential towers of Super techs Emerald Court in Noida’s upscale Sector 93A for flouting building norms, a ruling that sent shock waves across the booming real estate market in the NCR.
  • Every year, 10 lakh Indians are diagnosed with cancer and another six to seven lakh die of it. And its feared that, by 2035, these numbers may almost double to 17 lakh new patients and 12 lakh deaths per year.
  • Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume charge on April 27. Justice Lodha (64) is the senior most judge of the Supreme Court after CJI P Sathasivam.
  • The explosives used to attack Samjhauta Express in 2007 were planted in the train between Delhi and Panipat stations since the bogies were examined and sealed at the Delhi station before being handed over to the railways traffic wing in safe mode for travel.
  • Mizoram registered around 60% turnout for election to the states lone Lok Sabha seat on Friday. The final figure may cross 60% after reports from polling stations in remote areas are received.
  • India’s industrial output contracted by 1.9 percent in February against a growth of 0.8 percent in the previous month due to a sharp drop in manufacturing production, government data showed Friday.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Deepak Parekh as Interim President, Sunil Gavaskar’s special advisor for the 2014 season of the Indian Premier League.
  • Tamil Nadu handled a gripping climax with competence to beat Railways 22-20 in extra-time in the men’s final of the inaugural National basketball 3×3 championship at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday.
  • Devendra Fadnavis, a young leader who has made a mark as an opposition legislator in Maharashtra, was on Thursday made the new president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
  • Bharti Airtel was on Thursday directed by the Supreme Court not to extend its roaming services to new customers in seven circles where it did not have licences for 3G spectrum.
  • Robert Edwards, the British Nobel Laureate who pioneered the development of in vitro fertilisation (IVF ) that led to the birth of the world’s first “test tube baby” , died on Wednesday after a long illness, Cambridge University said. He was 87.
  • U.S.-based rights group Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Syria of war crimes by indiscriminate and sometimes deliberate airstrikes against civilians, killing at least 4,300 people since last summer.
  • Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has offered to resign because of an increasingly bitter dispute with President Mahmoud Abbas over the extent of his authority, officials said on Thursday.
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