Top News Headlines of 03 March 2014


Breaking news of 03 March 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • India is home to the fifth largest group of billionaires in the world and Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries, is the country’s richest man with a personal fortune of $18 billion. According to China-based research firm Huruns 2014 global rich list.
  • The suspense over the venues for this years IPL is all set to end on March 5 when the BCCI will take a decision on the matter in a meeting in Nagpur,board vice-president Rajiv Shukla said on Sunday.
  • 12 Years a Slave came as a big winner at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards with five trophies including best director and screenplay.
  • Twin car bombs at a bustling city marketplace blasted buildings to rubble in northern Nigeria and an attack on a farming village razed every thatched-roof hut. At least 90 people were killed in the two attacks, officials and survivors said Sunday.
  • Five Indians were among 11 expatriates killed in a deadly blast at a Turkish restaurant in Qatars capital, Doha.
  • Arvind Bhat extended his dream run to outclass Hans-Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark 24-22,19-21,21-11 in an epic final to win the German Open Grand Prix Gold title in Mulheim an der Ruhr on Sunday night.
  • Scientists of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have developed a new battery that consumes sugar to generate electricity enough to power a smartphone for 10 days at a time.
  • Scientists may have discovered the world’s oldest cheese on the bodies of 3,800-year-old mummies buried in China’s Taklamakan Desert. The mummies were buried with clumps of cheese, presumably a snack for them to enjoy in the afterlife.
  • A new app for headphone users constantly listens to background noise and automatically mutes the music and alerts the users when it hears a car horn.
  • The Bombay high court has upheld the validity of the Rs1lakh rule that states that if a bank goes bust, its depositors will get up to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh from the banking insurance system.
  • Alain Resnais, a cinema pioneer and a leading light of the French New Wave, died Saturday in Paris, his longtime producer and friend Jean-Louis Livi said. He was 91.
  • Sensational quick-fire goals by Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri inspired Manchester City to come from behind and beat Sunderland 3-1 in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
  • World No.1 Rafael Nadal will represent Mumbai in the inaugural edition of Mahesh Bhupathi-promoted International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), an Asian inter-city team tournament to be played on a home-andaway basis in November-December.
  • Authorities on Sunday confirmed the death of four people in a boat tragedy in the Mohana river near Elona Ghat in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on Saturday.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation has booked a liquor baron and several IAS officers in connection with a land scam.
  • Former Union minister Bhuvnesh Chaturvedi (85), who was the MoS in the PMO during Narsimha Raos tenure, died on Sunday in Kota.
  • English golfer Ross Fisher secured his first European Tour title in four years with a three-shot victory in the Tshwane Open on Sunday after a total of 20-under par 268.
  • State-owned NTPC will construct a 2,640 MW power plant in Barethi in Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh at a cost of about Rs 18,000 crore.
  • The ongoing agitation by doctors against police lathicharge on junior medicos of a government college intensified on with 300 teachers deciding to resign on the second day of their indefinite strike on Sunday.
  • Senior Pakistani diplomat and high commissioner-designate to India Abdul Basit arrived in Delhi on Sunday. Basit is expected to take over from Salman Bashir as high commissioner shortly.
  • Bulgarias Grigor Dimitrov edged out South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 7-6 (7-1 ), 3-6,7-6 (7-5 ) in a three hour slugfest to claim his second career title with victory in the Acapulco International final on Sunday.
  • Jats can now avail reservation in central jobs and educational institutions, a decision taken by possibly the last Cabinet meeting of UPA-2 in what is a desperate Congress gambit to woo the community ahead of elections.
  • AIIMS has started issuing Unique Health Identification numbers to its patients with a view to electronically track medical care provided to them and also to have a systematized database in place.
  • The government on Sunday abandoned its bid to push through ordinances on anti-corruption legislation in the face of criticism and President Pranab Mukherjee’s apparent reluctance to approve the ordinances.
  • The insurance regulator has drawn up plans to free up pricing of motor third-party (TP) cover from 2015 even as insurance companies have raised objections to the proposed new rates premium on cars below 1000cc will rise 136% set to come into force from April 2014.
  • Michael Clarke remained unbeaten on 161,one of the more heroic of his 27 test hundreds,as Australia reached 494 for seven before rain brought an early end to the second day of the series-deciding third test against South Africa on Sunday.
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Top News Headlines of 03 March 2014
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