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Current Affairs of March 2014:

NATIONAL

Union Cabinet gave approval for setting up a new rail coach manufacturing unit at - Kolar, Karnataka
National Food Security Act came into force in this State - Madhya Pradesh
Government of India raised the number of workdays under MNREGA from 100 days to - 150
Union Cabinet cleared reservation for this community under the central list of OBC category in nine northern states - Jat
President of India signed the proclamation to impose President Rule in - Andhra Pradesh
Indian Navy on 1 March 2014 successfully completed one of its largest war drills spread over Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal region. - Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)
To carved out Telengana state (with 10 districts) out of Andhra Pradesh, President of India signed the - Telangana Bill
282 mortal remains of Indian soldiers of 1857 mutiny were exhumed from the well at - Ajnala in Amritsar district of Punjab
RBI has extended date for exchange of pre-2005 banknotes from 01.04.2014 to - 01.01.2015
Who wrote the book 'India at Risk – Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of security policy' - Jaswant Singh of BJP
Former Delhi Chief Minister appointed as new Governor of Kerala - Sheila Dikshit
Which State became first State in India to celebrate Child Protection Day - Assam
Indian acid attack victim, Laxmi who started the movement to end acid attacks in India was awarded International Women of Courage Award by - United States
Election Commission of India announced that the 16th Lok Sabha elections will be held from - 7 April 2014 to 12 May 2014
3rd BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held in - Myanmar
Assembly elections in these 3 States will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls - Sikkim, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
Who won 2 Gold and 1 Silver at 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championships? - Ragala Venkat Rahul
International Women Day observed across the world on - 8 March
Mizoram won 68th Santosh Trophy in Football by defeating - Railways
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced to set up a committee under the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) to assist banking sector to apply - Basel III norms
Which Indian writer won Windham Campbell Literature Prize in non-fiction category? - Pankaj Mishra
Which Indian shooter won the gold medal in women’s air rifle event at the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait? - Pooja Ghatkar
Which Indian-American student won the National Spelling Bee Competition in the US? - Kush Sharma
Sheila Dikshit took oath as Governor of which State? - Kerala
Government of India (GOI) announced to provide 5000 crore rupees development assistance to which country? - Bhutan
IPL 2014 to be held in 3 phases at India, Bangladesh and - UAE
Who was appointed as the first women director of NALCO - Soma Mondal
Name the two States which will be first states in India to get Plastic Photo Identity Card for elections. - Nagaland and Assam
Who resigned as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)? - Nandan Nilekani
Which country decided to honour the Indian soldiers who participated in World War I? - UK
As per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report which country is the world's largest importer of arms?- India
Which state won the Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy 2013-14 by defeating Railways? - Karnataka
Which scheme was extended by RBI to import gold to five private banks(HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank)? - 80:20 scheme
This renowned author and journalist died on 20 March 2014 - Khushwant Singh
First women President of Indian Journalist's Association - Aditi Khanna
Winner of digital Activism Award 2014 - Shubranshu Choudhary
Sarawasti Samman for the year 2013 for the book Dhool Paudho Par was given to - Govind Mishra
Which bank launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) Scheme - Bank of India
EPFO announced to provide Universal Account Number (UAN) to its subscribers from - 01 October 2014

INTERNATIONAL

This country won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup by defeating Pakistan - South Africa
Who is the World’s top richest Billionaire according to Forbes magazine’s annual World billionaires list? - Bill Gates
This South African cricketer announces retirement from Cricket - Graeme Smith
Crimea voted to accelerate secession from Ukraine and become a part of the - Russian Federation
Which country declared Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organisation? - Saudi Arabia
Plane of which airline with 239 aboard disappeared on South China Sea? - Malaysian Airlines
Which country hold referendum on changing the National Flag? - New Zealand
What is the name of the world's longest aircraft which has been unveiled in Britain? - Airlander
Who sworn-in as President of Chile for second term? - Michelle Bachelet
World Kidney Day was observed across the world on - 13 March
The Czech priest who won the Templeton Prize for 2014 - Tomas Halik
On which country United States, Japan and the European Union (EU) imposed sanctions over Crimea annexation? - Russia
World Poetry Day observed across the world on - 21 March 2014


Highlights of 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014:
Best Picture:12 Years a Slave
Best Actor:Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress:Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Director:Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Supporting Actor:Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress:Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Best Foreign Language Film:The Great Beauty
Best Animated Feature Film:Frozen
Best Costume Design:Gatsby
Best Makeup and Hairstyling:Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Short Film:Mr. Hublot
Best Visual Effects:Gravity
Best Documentary Feature:20 Feet From Stardom
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:Angelina Jolie