Top News Headlines of 24 February 2014


Breaking news of 24 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The tourism ministry has cleared a Rs 50-crore heritage renewal project for Town Hall, paving the way for the historic landmark to be developed as a major tourist attraction.
  • Delhi Waveriders were crowned champions in the second edition of the Hockey India League after they beat Punjab Warriors in the final here on Sunday. The heroics of goalkeeper Nicolas Jacobi helped the last-year runners-up to win the match 6-4 via tie-breaker after the game finished 3-3 at the end of the regulation time.
  • The Mumbai police on Sunday detained three suspects from Uttar Pradesh who hacked into the credit cards of 60 people and did online shopping for over Rs 13 lakh. The accused targeted the customers of a particular bank.
  • In yet another Dreamliner snag, an Air India Boeing-787 was grounded in Tokyo on Sunday just when it was supposed to take off for Delhi.
  • Top-ranked Rafael Nadal survived a scare at the Rio Open on Saturday,fighting off two match points before defeating fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 2-6,6-3,7-6 (10) to advance to the final.
  • Seven people will write the annual high school certificate examination from the Berhampur circle jail from Tuesday. They include one woman lodged at the central home for women and six under trial prisoners.
  • Jail authorities seized a mobile phone from the cell of Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, during an inspection at the Sada sub-jail near Vasco town on Sunday.
  • Dale Steyn produced a ferocious spell of fast bowling to inspire South Africa to a crushing 231-run victory over Australia in fading light on day four of the second Test on Sunday.
  • Telangana Rashtra Samiti has indicated to Congress that it is ready to leave the lions share of Lok Sabha seats for the latter in the new state if Congress supports its leader K Chandrasekhar Raos aspiration to become the first chief minister of Telangana.
  • A leopard entered the Meerut Cantonment Hospital on Sunday, sparking panic among patients and hospital staff. The Army has cordoned off the densely populated area and a team of experts from the Wildlife Trust arrived late in the evening from Afzal Garh, near Bijnor, to catch the beast.
  • Following protests from students and faculty, Mulayam Singh Yadav cancelled his proposed trip to Aligarh Muslim University where he was to speak on the long-standing demand for minority status to the varsity.
  • At least seven fund houses have raised a red flag over Suzukis plan to set up a manufacturing facility in Gujarat and asked for a rethink, arguing that the move is neither fair nor in the interest of its 56%-owned Indian arm, Maruti Suzuki, and its minority shareholders.
  • India-US ties are again under stress this time over trade and investment according to the government.
  • The appointment of vice-chancellors to 12 central universities looks unlikely before the deadline of announcement of Lok Sabha elections, after which the model code of conduct will kick in.
  • Senior Congress leader and former Odisha minister Ramkrushna Patnaik and his wife Kumudini Patnaik,a former MP, on Sunday said they have quit the party, alleging that it is being run by a coterie.
  • Veteran Congressman G Bhuvaraghan passed away at his residence in Chennai on Sunday. He was 86.
  • University of Oklahoma scientists have devised a new mathematical formula that can reduce the annual electricity consumption of a building by up to 50%. The formula detects unreliable systems and faulty equipment that affects energy consumption.
  • Researchers from Cornell University have developed an electronic instrument,dubbed Aura, that turns hand gestures into music.
  • Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazioccupied Austria was the basis for The Sound of Music, has died. She was 99.
  • Pakistani combat jets carried out air strikes in the restive northwestern Khyber tribal region on Sunday killing 38 rebels, including some important commanders, days after the government called off a peace process with the Taliban.
  • Australia and South Africa on Sunday booked their places in the last four of the ICC U-19 World Cup after winning their respective quarterfinal matches on Sunday in Dubai.
  • Sochis $50 billion Olympics close Sunday with Russia hailing a Games closely wrapped up in the image of President Vladimir Putin and the country seizing first place in the medals table.
  • Somdev Devarman ended his title drought on the Challenger tour with a win over Kazakhstans Aleksandr Nedovyesov at the ONGC-GAIL Delhi Open at the DLTA Complex here on Sunday. Somdev,who last won at Izmir Challenger in 2010,rolled over the top seed 6-3,6-1 I a one-sided affair that lasted only 59 minutes.
  • Parliament in Ukraine has named its speaker as interim president. Oleksandr Turchynov takes charge following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych on Saturday.
  • T Nanda Kumar, currently a member of the National Disaster Management Authority, will take over as the new chairman of the NDDB replacing Dr Amrita Patel who held the post for 15 years.
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Top News Headlines of 24 February 2014
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