Top News Headlines of 16 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 16 December 2014:

  • The youngest daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad got engaged with the grandnephew of Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday.
  • Beyonce and Ed Sheeran have topped the list of 2014’s most searched celebrity on Google.
  • The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday launched a savage and cowardly attack on a school, essentially for children of military families, spraying machine-gun fire on kids, leaving 132 of them dead.
  • Sunny Leone became most searched celebrity in India pipped Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the second on the list amid the aggressive digital campaigns during the Lok Sabha elections.
  • The number of children dying in Delhi within 29 days of their birth has gone up in the past one year -from 876 in 2012-13 to 1,015 in 2013-14 according statistics released by Delhi government show maternal mortality.
  • The per capita annual income in the capital has increased to Rs 2.19 lakh in 2013-14 as compared to Rs 1.92 lakh in the previous fiscal, which is the highest among the major states.
  • Former BJP MLA and deputy speaker of Delhi Assembly Fateh Singh joined Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday with three other colleagues.
  • Nearly $95 billion (6 lakh crore) were illegally taken out of India in 2012, bringing the total illicit outflow of capital from the country to $440 billion (about Rs 28 lakh crore) in the preceding decade, according to the latest study released on Tuesday by Global Financial Integrity.
  • India had inducted the first Akula-II submarine, christened INS Chakra, on a 10-year lease from Russia in April 2012, under a secret $1 billion deal.
  • R P Singh, the former CAG official who kicked up a controversy after he questioned findings of the 2G scam audit, passed away in New Delhi on Monday night.
  • HRD ministry had also asked all central universities to observe “Good Governance Day“ on Christmas day by holding seminars and oratory competitions.
  • The Netherlands on Monday launched its first-ever “intelligent bicycle“, fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country.
  • Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy’s confirmation as America’s top doctor, formally known as the surgeon-general of the US, is his young age.
  • A report by the McKinsey Global Institute on Tuesday said that the use of these technologies would add $550 billion to $1.5 trillion a year by 2025.
  • Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year career.
  • FIFA rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
  • India’s top rider S Sarath Kumar achieved first for the country finishing second in the Honda Asia Dream Cup Road Racing Championship in Losail, Doha, on Sunday.
  • Rory McIlroy has been named the European Tour’s Golfer of the Year for the second time in three seasons, capping an outstanding 2014 for the world number one.
  • Army shooter Jitu Rai as he shot his way to another gold in the 58th National championships at the Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex in Balewa di on Tuesday.
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Top News Headlines of 16 December 2014
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