Top News Headlines of 02 March 2014

Breaking news of 02 March 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The West Indies defeated England by 15 runs in the first ODI after the visitors squandered an excellent platform that had put them in position to take the lead in the three-match series.
  • South Africa won their first ICC under-19 World Cup title by defeating two-time former champion Pakistan by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
  • Afghanistan put up a brilliant performance to upset hosts Bangladesh by 32 runs in the Asia Cup match at Fatullah on Saturday.
  • The maker of MiG fighter jets said that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.The company said that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness.
  • Rashid Khan launched his Asian Tour career with a thrilling victory in the season-opening SAIL-SBI Open as he edged out Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman in the play-off at the Delhi golf Club here on Saturday.
  • Pakistani Taliban announced a month-long unilateral ceasefire on Saturday, days after the government had called off talks with their representatives over the execution of 23 soldiers in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
  • Tapar two bombs struck just tribal minutes police assigned to guard polio workers in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing 13,police said.
  • The West expressed alarm on Saturday over fast moving developments in Ukraines Crimea, urging all sides to avoid further escalation and calling on Russia to respect Ukraines sovereignty.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliaments approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where his troops have apparently already seized the Crimea peninsula, spurning Western pleas for restraint.
  • At least 27 people have been killed in a violent terror attack at a train station in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming by a group of unidentified people brandishing knives.
  • Former Army Chief General VK Singh, who was engaged in a long-drawn battle with the Government over his age issue, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday.
  • Seven patients reportedly died in Kanpur’s Lala Lajpat Rai hospital (LLR) on Saturday after doctors boycotted emergency services protesting against alleged high-handedness of city police and administration.
  • Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov edged second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets on Friday to reach the final of the ATP Mexico Open. The fourth-seeded Dimitrov, who had never beaten Murray in three prior encounters, triumphed 4-6,7-6 (7/5),7-6 (7/3).
  • The HRD ministry has hurriedly withdrawn its order giving extension to vice-chancellors of 12 central universities.
  • Bangaru Laxman, BJPs first dalit party chief, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday.
  • Although JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar had indicated in the past that he was ready to do business with Congress provided the Centre accorded Bihar special status, Congresss state leadership had plumbed for RJD.
  • The Delhi transport department on Saturday came out with a list of conditions for drivers willing to be part of its NCR auto rickshaw scheme.
  • A 52-year-old RAW official is suspected to have killed his wife, son and daughter before committing suicide by hanging in their Sadiq Nagar flat in south Delhi.
  • World chess champion Magnus Carlsen truly established himself as an all-time great achieving the highest-ever FIDE chess rating of 2881 points achieved on Saturday.
  • Nishi Vasudeva became the first woman to head a blue-chip PSU when she took over as the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL).
  • A survey of four metropolitan cities has found that Delhi has the highest infant mortality rate. The report, titled ‘Ending Newborn Deaths, Ensuring Every Baby Survives’, was released by Save the Children on Tuesday and states that Delhi’s infant mortality rate (IMR) is as high 30 out of 1,000 live births.
  • Former national champion Arvind Bhat after registering a thrilling three-game victory over Chinese Taipei’s Tien entered the German Open Grand Prix Gold finals Chen Chou in the men’s singles.
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar put himself in a fine position for a top-10 finish as he carded a seven-under 65 to move to tied ninth place at the halfway stage of the Tshwane Open here.
  • Washington’s position on the 2002 Gujarat riots has not changed and the omission of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s name from a human rights report does not indicate a policy shift.
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