Top News Headlines of 27 February 2014


Breaking news of 27 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Indian Navy chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi resigned from his post on Wednesday evening, hours after a fire broke out on the submarine INS Sindhuratna. The government has accepted his resignation. Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan to take over as acting Navy chief.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a non bailable arrest warrant against Sahara chief Subrata Roy for his failure to appear before it in connection with the case in which his two companies have been directed to refund Rs 20,000 crore to investors.
  • Powered by Virat Kohli’s 19th century, India romped home to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the Asia Cup held at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here Wednesday.
  • BJP and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan sealed a seat-sharing pact in Bihar that will see Paswan’s group contesting seven Lok Sabha seats, a development that marks the much-travelled politicians return to the NDA-fold.
  • In a move that would affect a majority of admission seekers and lead to a redraw of lots in schools, the lieutenant governor on Wednesday told the Delhi high court that the government was scrapping the five points awarded to interstate transfer cases for nursery admissions in the capital.
  • The government spends Rs 3.65 to deliver Re 1 of food while 57% of subsidized food grains do not reach the intended beneficiaries.
  • Queuing up for vehicle registration is set to become a thing of the past with the UP transport departments decision to issue registration numbers online from March 1.
  • In yet another instance of abduction of Indian fishermen, Pakistan Marine Security Agency personnel took 30 fishermen with five boats in their custody on Tuesday.
  • Industrialist Anand Mahindra is throwing a million-dollar challenge to solve two of India’s most pervasive and intractable problems traffic stress and electricity shortages.
  • Residents of Rohini held AAP MLA, Rajesh Garg, and government officials captive on Wednesday demanding demolition of a wall erected on a plot which was earlier used as a passage.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Myanmar next week to attend the BIMSTEC Summit.Singh will look to provide more teeth to India’s Look East policy with a special focus on increasing connectivity in the region.
  • India and Russia on Wednesday held wide-ranging talks on nuclear, space, energy and economic cooperation and agreed to finalize the long-pending deal for the third and fourth reactors of Kudankulam power plant soon.
  • India’s hopes of sending humans on a space flight to demonstrate its technological advancement is moving in the right direction with the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) starting the instrumentation process in a crew module structure.
  • Researchers from Finland and Estonia have found four biomarkers that can help identify people at high risk of dying from any disease within five years. This was done after screening blood samples from over 17,000 healthy people for over 100 different biomolecules.
  • Scientists of Georgia Tech have developed new software to prevent malware from sending spam emails and instant messages while blocking unauthorized money transfers.
  • The European Parliament on Wednesday approved rules for the region’s fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes; regulations that could help set a benchmark for standards around the world.
  • The Indian Angel Network (IAN), Asia’s largest angel network of over 250 investors comprising a who’s who of successful entrepreneurs and CEOs spread across 10 countries, has decided to make its first investment in a UK start-up.
  • A large number of men in Britain are now becoming victims of domestic violence. Each year, at least 1.2 million women become victims of domestic violence.
  • Punjab & Sind Bank executive director Mukesh Kumar Jain tipped to be moving to Kolkata as the new chairman and managing director of United Bank of India.
  • Wildcard Somdev Devvarman entered the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after second seed Juan Martin del Potro was forced to retire mid-way with an injury.
  • Arvind Saxena, the current Managing Director at Volkswagen Passenger Cars India, may soon join as the President and Managing Director of General Motors India, replacing Lowell Paddock.
  • PM Manmohan Singh on Wednesday cleared the appointment of Dinesh Kumar Sarraf as the next head of the country’s most valuable company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
  • Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada produced the best bowling spell of the tournament as South Africa beat three-time champion Australia by 80 runs in the second semifinal of the U-19 WorldCup atthe DubaiI nternational Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed former test captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif as the new chief selector.
  • Two-time European Cup winner Mario Coluna has died at the age of 78, a little more than a month after his Benfica and Portugal teammate Eusebio passed away, the Mozambican government and his former club announced on Tuesday.
  • Sourav Kothari defeated Alok Kumar 17-152, 150-71, 104-151 (112), 151 (83)-56, 150 (110)-58, 147 (136)-151 (128), 151 (125)-81 to lift his maiden title in the National billiards championship here on Wednesday.
  • Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia, which is awaiting flying permit from the Indian aviation regulator to launch its services in the domestic market, on Tuesday said it is offering 5 lakh free seats along with 18 lakh low-fare promotional seats from Kuala Lumpur on select routes.
  • Former world champion boxer Antonio Cermeno was kidnapped and killed in his native Venezuela, police said Tuesday.
  • Cermeno, a WBA super bantamweight and featherweight champion in the 1990s, was found shot to death Tuesday on a road in the central state of Miranda.
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