Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top 10 Sports and Social Events 2013

Sachin Tendulkar Retired from Cricket and received an emotional farewell  
After successfully completed 24 years of his career, Sachin Tendulkar received an emotional farewell today. In his concluding speech at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai Sachin thanked everyone for contributing in his career and said that it is hard to believe that his life on cricket field is coming to an end..

India won ICC Champions Trophy in England
In a tense finish, as the match was slipping away from India’s grip, gambler Dhoni surprisingly gave the ball to Ishant Sharma. The ploy worked and India sealed the Champions Trophy by five runs..

India Mars Mission 2013 

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan is a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit on 5 November 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation..

Woman in Madhya Pradesh delivers 10 babies 
Bhopal: In an extremely rare case, a 28-year-old woman in Madhya Pradesh delivered 10 babies - but all stillborn, a doctor said Monday.

Aarushi Hemraj double murder case: 

It still continues to be India's biggest murder mystery, because nobody, for sure, knows what happened on the night of May 15, 2008. 
The two were killed on the night of 15–16 May 2008 at Aarushi's home...

Sexaul Assault Case: Asaram Bapu
Asaram Bapu is a controversial godman in India. He has been involved in several controversies including criminal cases filed against him involving land encroachment by his ashrams, charge of sexual assault of a minor and his remarks on the 2012 Delhi gang rape. .

Tehelka Case: Tarun Tejpal 

The latest in the list is Tarun J Tejpal  who is an Indian journalist, publisher, novelist, philanthropist and former editor-in-chief of 
Tehelka magazine. 
He has been accused of sexually assaulting a young journalist twice in a hotel during the Think Fest in Goa...

Sexual Assault Case: Narayan Sai 

Narayan Sai is an Indian spiritual leader, singer, lyricist and poet and the son of Asaram Bapu. Like his father, Narayan Sai was charged of sexual assault by two married sisters from Surat this year. The two sisters told Surat Police they were repeatedly raped by Narayan Sai in his ashrams, after which they fled. .

Gay sex in India 

The Supreme Court  said gay sex between consenting adults is a criminal offence, a major setback for the largely closeted homosexual community in India. The court  set aside the Delhi High Court's 2009 judgement that homosexuality should not be treated as a criminal offence, which had been challenged by anti-gay rights activists, social and religious organizations..

Top 10 Disasters of India 2013

Uttarakhand floods 2013:
A severe cloudburst centred on  Uttarakhand in June 2013 caused devastating floods and landslides in the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami. From 14 to 17 June,  Uttarakhand and adjoining areas received heavy rainfall, which was about 375 percent more than the benchmark rainfall during a normal monsoon....

Madhya Pradesh temple stampede:
On 13 October 2013 during Navratri, at least 115 pilgrims, including 30 children were killed and more than 100 injured in a stampede on a narrow bridge to the historic Ratangarh temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh. The worshippers were mainly from Datia and the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh...

Cyclone Phailin: 

Cyclone Phailin, described as possibly the biggest cyclone in the Bay of Benga ever to hit India, triggered India's biggest evacuation 
programme in 23 years which caused substantial damage in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. More than a million people were evacuated and thus saved from the fury of nature...

Cyclone Helen: 

Cyclonic Storm Helen was a relatively weak tropical cyclone that formed in the Bay of Bengal region on November 18, from the remnants of Tropical Storm Podul. It was classified as Deep Depression BOB 06 by the IMD on November 19. As it was moving on a very slow northwest direction on November 20, it became Cyclonic Storm Helen as it brought light to heavy rainfall in eastern India. It then became a Severe Cyclonic Storm on the afternoon hours of November 21...

Muzaffarnagar riots:
Beginning on 27 August 2013, violent clashes took place between the Jat and Muslim communities of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh following an eve-teasing incident which led to killing of two Jat youths.

The communal violence took a toll of 43 lives and injured 93. Curfew had to be imposed in Muzaffarnagar and other areas to curb violence...

Bihar Mid Day meal tragedy:
At least 23 children died and dozens more fell ill On 16 July 2013, at a primary school in the village of Dharmashati Gandaman in the Saran district of Bihar after eating  midday meal contaminated with pesticide.

Angered over the tragedy, villagers took to the streets in many parts of the district in protest...

Kumbh stampede:
A stampede broke out at the Allahabad station in Uttar Pradesh,  during the  Kumbh Mela,  killing 36 people and injuring at least 39 persons On 10 February 2013.

Poor crowd management by the station authorities and local police led to the stampede...

Bodh Gaya Blast:
A series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, on 7 July 2013.Bodh Gaya is a  UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bihar, revered by millions of Buddhists across the world.

Five people, including two Buddhist monks, were injured in the blasts. At a number of locations in Gaya three other devices were defused by bomb disposal squads...

India submarine blast:
A huge explosion and fire that crippled an Indian navy submarine INS Sindhurakshak in its home port of Mumbai on 14 August 2013.

It killed at least 18 sailors aboard. The  submerged submarine is yet to be taken out of water, and it carries warheads...

Patna Bomb blast:
On 27 October 2013, a series of bomb blasts rocked the city of Patna, Bihar at a massive election rally for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

It was estimated that there were 300,000 participants at the "Hunkar" rally out of which six people were killed and 85 others were injured in eight bomb blasts...

Top 10 Business, Political and Entertainment Events 2013

Raghuram Rajan — The New RBI Governor
Internationally renowned economist Raghuram Rajan in September took over as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor. Rajan, a former chief economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was economic advisor to the finance ministry, has taken over a difficult assignment from Duvvuri Subbarao on his completing five years in Mint Road...

Nelson Mandela Rests in Peace
Nelson Mandela, the former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died following prolonged troubles from a recurring lung infection. Famously imprisoned for 27 years between 1964 and 1982 for attempting to overthrow the African government who at the time supported apartheid, Mandela dedicated himself to freedom for the struggling African people and become a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement...

JD(U) ends 17-year-old alliance with BJP over Modi 

After days of simmering tensions, Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United ended its 17-year-old alliance with the BJP. Hardline Gujarat CM Narendra Modi`s appointment as BJP`s 2014 polls campaign chief led to the split between he two parties. Sticking to their guns, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav said the alliance ended as they could not compromise on their principles...

BJP anoints Narendra Modi as PM candidate for 2014 General Elections 

Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi was appointed BJP`s PM candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls on September, 2013. BJP president Rajnath Singh made the announcement in the national capital accompanied by Modi along with Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj and others..

Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at the age of 87 

She was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Following several years of poor health, Thatcher died on the morning of 8 April 2013 at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke....

Indian Diplomat case: Devyani Khobragade
Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, is the daughter of a retired IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre Uttam Khobragade.  

She was arrested by New York police on visa fraud charges and released on a USD 250,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty in a court..

Movie Star Paul Walker died in a car accident in Valencia
Paul Walker , star of the Fast & Furious movie series, has died in a car accident in Valencia, a town about 30 miles north of Hollywood. 

Walker was the passenger in a Porsche being driven by his friend and racing team partner Roger Rodus, who also died in the crash....

Sanjay Dutt Jailed
In March 2013, the Supreme Court upheld Dutt`s five-year sentence. He was given four weeks to surrender to the authorities.
Dutt withdrew a mercy plea he had filed earler and surrendered to the Mumbai Police on 16 May 2013. The Bollywood actor was released on a fortnight-long medical parole from the high-security prison on October 1. Later, he was granted another fortnight`s extension which ended Wednesday..

Anil Kapoor’s TV debut
Anil Kapoor made his grand debut on Indian television with `24`.
The political thriller is based on a namesake American TV series which had the actor essaying the role of Kamistan President Omar Hassan.The show is produced by Anil Kapoor himself...

Priyanka Chopra`s music debut
After acing the modelling and acting world, year 2013, has been lucky for Chopra in setting a strong foothold in the field of music.
The former Miss World collaborated with Will.i.am to generate her first single ‘In My City’. However, the single, which was a commercial success, received mixed reviews from the critics. The single was certified triple platinum by the Indian Music Industry...

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