Top News Headlines of 05 March 2014

Breaking news of 05 March 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Punjab Cabinet tonight decided to include Jats in the Backward Classes category. With this, Jats will be the 69th community to be included in the category.
  • Barcelona captain Carles Puyol, 35, will leave the club at the end of the season after a decorated 15-year career at the Camp Nou.
  • The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 21, 0947.00 points, closed at 21,209.73 points, up 263.08 points or 1.26 percent from the previous day’s close at 20,946.65 points.
  • A court ruled on Tuesday to ban activities of the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Egypt in a move likely to fuel tension between Cairos military-backed government and the Islamic group that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip.
  • Patrick Rock close aide of David Cameron, who was involved in drawing up government policy on internet porn filters, has resigned over allegations relating to child abuse images.
  • Scientists have developed a new synthetic material for optical data storage, an advance that brings the much cheaper method for storing data using light a step closer.
  • Jaspal Singh Sandhu, professor of sports medicine in Guru Nanak Dev University, appointed as secretary of University Grants Commission (UGC) less than 24 hours before announcement of the election schedule has created a furore.
  • UEFA has suspended Royal Belgian Football Association futsal player Omar Rahou for 10 games after the player made the ‘quenelle’ gesture at the UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 tournament.
  • After a virtual rollercoaster ride, Congress and RJD reached a seat-sharing agreement for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar on Tuesday. RJD agreed to give 12 seats to Congress and one to NCP. It will contest 27 of the 40 seats at stake in Bihar.
  • Madras High Court on Tuesday directed police to register a case against DMDK chief Vijayakanth, if a cognizable offence is made out on a complaint against him for using Captain before his name.
  • The Central Government Health Service (CGHS) has announced withdrawal of cashless medical service in private hospitals empanelled with its scheme from March 7.
  • The Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday morning, setting the stage for one of India’s most suspenseful elections as BJP leader Narendra Modi, Congress scion Rahul Gandhi and powerful regional satraps battle for the top political prize.
  • The Delhi government has finally moved in to rescue the 181 helpline, which for the past 14 months has been a lifeline for women in distress across the city.
  • President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday sought to ease East-West tension over fears of war by ordering Russian troops headed for Ukraine back to their bases.
  • Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and his son and deputy,Sukhbir Singh Badal,have run up a fuel bill of Rs 14 crore since assuming office in March 2012,an RTI query has revealed.
  • After spending 18 months in jail in airhostess Geetika Sharma suicide case,ex-Haryana minister Gopal Kanda was on Tuesday granted bail by a Delhi court which said he has social roots and cannot flee from justice.
  • Chasing a mammoth 327 to win,Pakistan on Tuesday pulled off a three-wicket victory with a ball to spare over hosts Bangladesh to storm into the finals of the Asia Cup, knocking India out of the title race.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Sahara group chief Subrata Roys proposal to pay Rs 22,500 crore through sale of assets and furnishing of bank guarantee and sent him to jail in judicial custody till March 11.
  • Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was on Tuesday named governor of Kerala. She replaces Nikhil Kumar, who has held the post since March 2013.
  • Shahid Afridi muscled Pakistan to a win, yet again, with an 25-ball 59. His fifty in this innings came off just 18 deliveries second-fastest in ODIs.
  • Singapore has overtaken Tokyo to become the world’s most expensive city, driven by the high cost of car ownership and proliferation of glitzy shopping malls catering to Asia’s newly wealthy.
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