Daily GK Update - 16 December 2013
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford from bowling in international matches because of illegal action.
- CVR Rajendran was on 13 December 2013 appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank.
- Andy Murray, the first British tennis player to win the Wimbledon in 77 years, was crowned the 'BBC Sports Personality of the Year'.
- Ethiopian runner Atsedu Tsegay on 15 December 2013 won the Men's Delhi Half Marathon (21.097 km) by creating a new race record. Tsegay clocked 59 minutes 10 seconds beating the previous record of 59 minutes 15 seconds held by Deriba Merga since 2008.
- Sandeep Acharya, who won the second season of Indian Idol in 2006, passed away at a Gurgaon hospital on Sunday.
- The West Bengal government has decided to launch insurance coverage for the Ganga Sagar pilgrims this year. Giving this information in Kolkata, state disaster management Minister Javed Khan said that under the insurance coverage, five lakh rupees compensation will be given in the event of death of any pilgrim and 50,000 rupees each for the injured.
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