Top News Headlines of 01 March 2014


Breaking news of 01 March 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Experienced Kumar Sangakkara showed the way with a breathtaking 84-ball 103 as Sri Lanka recovered from a middle-order batting collapse to pull off a thrilling two-wicket victory over India in the Asia Cup here on Friday.
  • K S Popli has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). He will assume office from March 1, 2014.
  • Bangladesh pace spearhead Mashrafe bin Mortaza has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with a side strain, national team physiotherapist Vibhav Singh said on Friday.
  • Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India’s largest housing finance company, has raised external commercial borrowing (ECB) of $300 million from a consortium of four lenders SBI.
  • A 111-year-old Italian, Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been crowned the worlds oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • The latest migration figures released on Thursday by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show study visas issued to Pakistani students were down 55% in the year to December 2013, and down 21% for Indians.
  • A US Senate panel has propelled President Obamas nominee Vivek Murthy one step closer to becoming the nations youngest ever surgeon-general, even as Americas powerful gun lobby threatened to block the appointment because of the Indian-Americans activist stand on gun control.
  • The world’s largest operational aircraft was unveiled in Britain. The Airlander was originally developed for the US Military and is 300 feet long, said Hybrid Air Vehicles-its makers.
  • Chinese police have cracked down on online baby shopping and rescued 382 babies. The ministry of public security, which controls the police force, said on Friday that 1,094 people involved in the buying and selling of infants have been arrested.
  • Tehelka editor-inchief Tarun Tejpal has been booked for possession of a mobile phone inside prison premises.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Friday approved Rs 3,500 crore for infrastructure upgrade of Prasar Bharati network.
  • Petrol price was raised by 60 paise a litre on Friday, the second increase this year, and diesel by 50 paise per litre, the 14th hike since January 2013.
  • In a bid to promote the concept of an environment-friendly campus, Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida has enforced a ban on fuel-powered vehicles within the campus.
  • Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Friday summoned by a trial court as an accused in a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.
  • Road rage claimed two more lives in the capital on Friday morning, when four men pumped a dozen bullets into two brothers whose tempo had accidentally hit a Skoda in the outer Delhi locality of Bawana.
  • Tamil Nadu IPS officer G Sampath Kumar, who had deposed before the Justice Mudgal Committee probing the IPL betting-match fixing scandal, has been suspended on charges of receiving money from a bookie.
  • The Cabinet on Friday raised dearness allowance (DA) to 100% from 90%, benefiting 50 lakh central government staff and 30 lakh pensioners. It also cleared the way for merger of 50% DA with basic pay, which will hike gross pay by 30%.
  • Five policemen, including an SHO, were killed and three others injured when around 100 Maoists ambushed a 12-man patrol party in the restive Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Friday.
  • The Indian economy grew at an annual 4.7% in the October-December quarter, slower than 4.8% in the previous and below market expectations of 4.9%, data released by the Central Statistics Office on Friday showed.
  • The Union Cabinet on Friday recommended imposition of Presidents rule in Andhra Pradesh, a week after Kiran Reddy quit as CM over Parliaments approval of the Telangana Bill.
  • After hours of high drama, Sahara Group boss Subrata Roy was arrested on Friday and produced before the chief judicial magistrate, who directed police to ensure his personal appearance in the Supreme Court by 2pm on March 4.
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