Top News Headlines of 13 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 13th January 2014:

  • US President Barack Obama welcomed NBA champions San Antonio to the White House on Monday, and said he’d be glad to offer advice as they pursue a title repeat. FIFA have found a long lost piece of the original World Cup which will become one of the major exhibits at its new museum to open next year.
  • The Centre on Tuesday sacked DRDO chief and missile scientist Avinash Chander 16 months before his tenure, approved by the previous UPA regime, was to end.
  • Throwing puja offerings into the Yamuna, a ritual for many Delhiites, will now invite a fine of Rs 5,000.
  • UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon loves a crisp `naan’.Perhaps that came from the time he spent as a tenant in C Block, Vasant Vihar, in the 1970s.
  • The ministry of social justice and empowerment has handed over to the CBI the probe into the alleged misuse of govern ment funds by a trust run by Congress member Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid.
  • Omer Farooq Khan US secretary of state John Kerry on Tuesday asked Pakistan to fight all terrorist groups, including those threatening India, while urging New Delhi and Islamabad to reengage in dialogue.
  • On Tuesday , as India’s Mars Orbiter Mission completed 113 days in orbit around the Red Planet, the US National Space Society bestowed its Space Pioneer Award in the Science and Engineering category on Team MOM.
  • Six banks, a telecom giant and a card company have been asked to pay out Rs 1.06 crore compensation to customers who have been victims of various online frauds in the past two years.
  • India is going to add 40 million mobile internet users in 6 month, says a new report.
  • Abhijit Chakrabarti quit as the Jadavpur University vice-chancellor on Tuesday.
  • Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar was on Tuesday directed by a trial court to deposit a fine of Rs 3,000.
  • Two Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) investigations on the International Space Station (ISS) aim to help researchers find clues to physiological problems found in astronauts, by studying the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.
  • A virtual reality brain-training game can detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that often predates Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  • The discovery of a material that maintains a rechargable sulphur cathode helps to overcome a primary hurdle to building a lithium-sulphur (Li-S) battery.
  • US Senate with California’s attorney general Kamala Harris, a “good friend“ of President Barack Obama, deciding to run for a seat vacated by party veteran Barbara Boxer.
  • Legislators in a region of China with a large Muslim population have approved a ban on women wearing a traditional Islamic garment known as a burqa in public.
  • The US on Tuesday designated Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of Pakistani Taliban, as a global terrorist and slapped sanctions against him.
  • PM Cameron said on Tuesday that he would stop the use of methods of communication WhatsApp and iMessage in UK.
  • Twitter is close to acquiring Bengaluru based startup Zip Dial in a deal valued between $30 million and $40 million (Rs 186248 crore).
  • Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal’s modified bowling action will be put to an official ICC test in Chennai on January 24.
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