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Current Affairs : March 2014 (PDF Copy)

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Table of Contents: Current Affairs March 2014

  • NTPC to set up Kajra Thermal Project in Bihar
  • National Lok Adalat to be held in Nagpur on April 12, 2014
  • German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel awarded Israel’s highest civilian honor
  • Dr. Madan Babu won the Protein Science Young Investigator Award for 2014
  • Indian-origin men win Heinz Awards in US
  • Commeorative Postal Stamp of Maulana Hasrat Mohani released
  • Chennai’s Ennore Port officially renamed as Kamarajar Port
  • Zero AIDS Discrimination Day launched on March 1
  • President’s rule imposed in Andhra Pradesh
  • Braigo- a low-cost Braille printer invented by Indian-origin boy Shubham Banerjee
  • Global Ayurveda Festival Kerala 2014
  • MTDC and Mehair launched seaplane service
  • FNCCI & CII agree to organize Nepal-India Economic Summit every year
  • India – Saudi Arabia signed defense cooperation deal
  • Dr. Janumaddi Hanumath Shastry: Veteran Telugu litterateur passed away
  • India and Israel inked pacts on bilateral security relations
  • Eminent painter Prokash Karmakar passed away
  • “Venom GT”- world’s fastest car recorded 435 km/hr (270 Miles/hr)
  • CCEA approves opening of 54 new KVs in 12 FYP
  • CCEA nod for hiking fixed cost of Urea
  • ‘M-Pesa’ launched in Odisha
  • ICICI Bank launched ‘branch on wheels’ in Odisha
  • India’s Largest Solar Power Plant launched in Madhya Pradesh
  • Ibrahim Mahlab: New Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Indian Navy Chief DK Joshi resigned
  • NASA announces discovery of 715 new worlds
  • Dinesh Sarraf appointed next ONGC chief
  • India and ADB inked an agreement to improve key road connectivity in Chhattisgarh
  • India’s first post office savings bank ATM inaugurated in Chennai
  • Sourav Kothari won the National Billiard Championship title
  • New Corporate Social Responsibility rules for companies notified by Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs
  • Turkish president Abdullah Gul approved the bill on restricting the judicial powers
  • 500 endangered languages will be documented by CIIL
  • Govt. okayed Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension under EPS-95
  • India’s first electric bus launched in Bangalore
  • Book: Ambedkar Awakening India’s Social Conscience
  • Music Album: Raunaq
  • Lt Gen P.R. Kumar appointed as the New Army DGMO
  • Assam: First Indian state to observe Child Protection Day
  • South Africa won ICC Under-19 World Cup 2014
  • Roger Federer won Dubai tennis championship
  • Gandhi Peace Prize 2013: Chandi Prasad Bhatt
  • Indian golfer Rashid Khan won SAIL-SBI Open golf title 2014
  • Earclip-type Wearable PC – Japanese researchers testing tiny ear computer
  • Workdays for tribals under MGNREGA raised from 100 to 150
  • 1857 revolt: Remains of martyrs of 1857 Uprising exhumed in Punjab
  • Mexican Open 2014: Winners
  • Oscar Awards: 86th Academy Awards
  • RBI extends date of exchanging pre-2005 notes to Jan 1, 2015
  • Launched: Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project
  • Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat clinched German Open Grand Prix Gold title
  • Bill Gates tops Forbes’s 2014 billionaires list
  • Booklaunch: India at Risk by Jaswant Singh
  • Hockey India (HI) accorded status of National Sports Federation (NSF) status
  • Sheila Dikshit appointed as Kerala Governor
  • Interest rates on Post Office FDs hiked by 0.2%
  • International Women of Courage Award: Laxmi
  • NMDC launches Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna
  • Ex-Surya Kiran Drills VI
  • 3rd BIMSTEC summit 2014 held in Myanmar
  • Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament 2014
  • Punjab: Cabinet approved the Backward Class quota for Jat community
  • First Indian-American judge in California: Vince Chhabria
  • World’s first 3D model of human fingerprint: Phantom
  • Stree Shakti Puraskar 2013
  • China hiked military budget by 12.2% for 2014
  • Winners: 64th National Basketball Championship
  • Government bans trucks from carrying protruding rods
  • Akron: Zero pressure tyre for US army developed
  • 68th Santosh Trophy 2013-14
  • Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014: Pankaj Mishra
  • Indian-origin kid Kush Sharma won epic spelling bee
  • CAPRISA discovered potent antibodies to neutralize HIV
  • Mysterious four new man-made Ozone-Killing gases discovered
  • Study: Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages
  • China launched a trial programme for private firms to set up banks
  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013
  • SC: Complete trial in criminal cases involving law makers within one year
  • US court dismissed visa fraud charges against Devyani Khobragade
  • India is Dubai’s largest non oil trading partner in 2013-14
  • Nokia-X
  • Oxadiazoles: New class of Antibiotics discovered
  • Ms Michelle Bachelet: Chile President for second term
  • IPL 7 (2014) to be held in UAE, Bangladesh & India
  • Rs 4,500 crore Assistance Package to Bhutan in 11th Five Year plan
  • CPI inflation falls to 8.10% in Feb 2014
  • India’s industrial output raised marginally by 0.1% in Jan 2014
  • ICICI Bank launched portable POS machines
  • Virat Kohli reclaims top slot in ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen
  • Amitabh Kant: New DIPP Secretary
  • Mumbai police launched free SMS helpline for women travelling alone
  • Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan: Canara Bank’s Brand ambassador
  • National Compaign : ‘U & Me Against Dengue’ launched
  • First Women director of NALCO: Soma Mondal
  • President’s Standard and Colours Awards
  • EC sets up multi-agency grid to curb use of black money in polls
  • Assam and Nagaland became first States to get Plastic Photo Identity Card
  • SBI Life Insurance to appeal against the order of IRDA to refund Rs.275 crore
  • Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14
  • SC to Law Commission: Regulate provocative speeches
  • Airbus launched new subsidiary Airbus India
  • Sahitya Akademi Award 2013
  • BN Srikrishna appointed as chairman of FPSB
  • Union Government mulls to build 200 low cost airports
  • Mr. Khushwant Singh: Noted writer & journalist passed away
  • RapiDot Diagnostic Kit
  • Great Eared Nightjar
  • ESPNcricinfo Awards 2013: “Sachin Tendulkar”- Cricketer of the Generation
  • HR 5171 A- the largest ever yellow hypergiant star discovered
  • BNP Paribas Open 2014
  • Indian soldiers of World War I to be honoured by UK
  • Rani-ki-Vav and GHNP nominated by India for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status 2014
  • SIPRI: India is the world’s largest arms importer
  • DoT issued new guidelines to tackle the threats of Cyber attack
  • Mr. Nandan Nilekani resigned as UIDAI chairman
  • Trade related remittance limit hiked from Rs.2 lakh to Rs.5 lakh per transaction
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014: EC issued detailed guidelines for political ads on social networking sites
  • Windows XP support ends on April 8, 2014, Concerns for ATMs
  • US FDIC sued 16 world largest banks for manipulating LIBOR rates
  • First women President of Indian Journalist’s Association: Aditi Khanna
  • Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare- Assamese thriller film bagged Audience Choice Award 2014 in North Carolina film festival
  • India Human Development Survey (IHDS) 2011-12
  • Study: Sea Anemone is genetically half-animal and half-plant
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from Sept. 1, 2014
  • RBI extended 80:20 scheme to import gold to five private banks
  • Lok Sabha election 2014: EC ropes in Aamir Khan as national icon
  • U.S. – India Energy Dialogue 2014 to advance clean energy access
  • 5 Indian languages reinstated in S. African schools curriculum
  • “HSP90”- New molecule discovered to kill malaria parasite without harming human red blood cells
  • Scientists develop an artificial heart
  • Tata Power And Wipro Emerged As Most Ethical Companies in India
  • Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar : G D Birla award for scientific research 2013
  • Shubranshu Choudhary : Google Digital Activism Award 2014
  • Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013: Gyan Correa
  • RBI Deputy Governor KC Chakrabarty gave early resignation
  • Govt. sold 9% stake in Axis Bank via SUUTI & raised Rs. 5500 crore
  • GEAC revalidated 10-GM crops for field trails
  • Environmentalist Ms. Almitra Patel
  • RBI: Unclaimed bank money to be used for depositors’ education
  • Kirti Chakra gallantry awards 2014
  • Book Release: Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership
  • Stuart Oliver won first edition of Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship
  • Aditya Puri committee recommendations
  • Study: Cosmic inflation no longer theory
  • SC directed Centre to withdraw all orders making Aadhar mandatory for any service
  • MoD got EC nod for appointment of new Navy chief
  • Saraswati Samman 2013: Govind Mishra
  • Deadly Ebola Virus detected in Guinea
  • Bank of India (BoI) launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme
  • “Nirbheek”- India’s first gun for women
  • Malaysia Airlines MH370 incident
  • Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban
  • Historic MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code available to the public
  • RBI simplified foreign portfolio investment norms
  • Soon, Kotak Mahindra Bank link current accounts to Twitter
  • 25th Arab summit 2014: Rejected Israel as ‘Jewish state’
  • WHO: Air pollution top environmental health risk
  • BofA-ML pricks poll bubble: India’s growth depends on global cycle
  • “Kolkata”- World’s 7th most riskiest city
  • Scientists discovered how to avoid a speeding ticket
  • WHO declared South-East Asia region polio-free
  • “Jammu and Kashmir”- First state to declare all Election booths as No Smoking Zones
  • Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020
  • “Universal Account Number (UAN)”- will be provided by EPFO from Oct 2014
  • Internet transition to speedier Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
  • India’s spices export registered 41% increase in April-Dec 2013
  • Third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014
  • Newly acquired IAF aircraft C-130J Super Hercules crashed near Gwalior
  • SC awarded compensation for sewer deaths since 1993
  • India Rating: Extended Basel III deadline to ease pressure on banks
  • SEBI: To issue guidelines for FATCA compliance for fiscal year 2014-15
  • “Dendroid” -Android Malware targeting Indian Users
  • Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor: New Brand Ambassdar of Earth Hour 2014
  • Mr. Sunil Gavaskar: Appointed by SC as interim BCCI chief for IPL 7
  • Amnesty International released Global death penalty report 2013
  • Axis Bank launches Electronic Kisan Card
  • 2014 Ukraine crisis: UN General Assembly rejected Russian annexation of Crimea
  • SEBI extends time to implement FPI regulations to June 30, 2014
  • Parthasarathi Shome panel for tax administration reform set up
  • MoF: India’s external debt at $426 billion in December, 2013
  • India’s forex reserves near $300 billion mark
  • President Pranab Mukherjee re-promulgated SEBI ordinance
  • “Iwao Hakamada”- World’s longest-serving death row-inmate freed by Japan