Top News Headlines of 17 March 2014

Breaking news of 17 March 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • World number two Novak Djokovic held on for a three-set win over American John Isner on Saturday to set up an Indian Wells ATP Masters title showdown with Roger Federer.
  • Prasoon Joshi, executive chairman & CEO McCann World Group India & president-South Asia received the “Green Agency of the Year award” and “Campaign of the Year Award” for its “Wake up, Clean up” project.
  • Ninety-three per cent of voters in Ukraine’s Crimea region supported union with Russia in a referendum on Sunday, Russian state media quoted an exit poll as saying. The vote has been condemned as illegal by the West.
  • Five students of Aligarh Muslim University were suspended on Friday following a gang war on campus that involved crude pistols. A regional feud is believed to be behind fight.
  • Karnataka annexed a historic triple crown here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. The Ranji and Irani Cup champion lifted the STAR Sports Vijay Hazare Trophy for the first time defeating Railways by four wickets in a low-scoring final.
  • As the mystery of the missing airliner deepens, with no trace of the plane and a criminal investigation in progress, Malaysian premier Najib Razak called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday and requested technical help from India to corroborate the possible paths taken by flight MH370.
  • A frenzied mob attacked a Hindu temple and set a dharamshala on fire over alleged desecration of a holy book, prompting authorities to impose a curfew in the Larkana city of Pakistan’s Sindh province.
  • The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women has ranked India 73rd in participation of women in politics with just 9.9% of parliamentary or ministerial posts being occupied by women.
  • Gunmen killed more than 100 people in an attack on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where longstanding disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence.
  • Comedian David Brenner, who is said to hold the record for being the most frequent guest on The Tonight Show, has passed away at the age of 78.
  • North Korea has fired 25 shortrange rockets into the sea in an apparent continuation of protests of ongoing US-South Korean military drills.
  • Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan presented the prestigious IAA Olive Crown Awards, Asia’s only green award for communication, organized by the Indian chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) for creative excellence in communicating sustainability.
  • Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, the veteran lefthander told a newspaper on Sunday.
  • Hosts Bangladesh made an impressive start in the World Twenty20 with a nine-wicket demolition of Afghanistan in the tournament opener in Dhaka on Sunday.
  • India’s Gurmeet Singh and Khusbir Kaur won bronze medals at the Asian 20km Walking Championship at Nomi, Japan, on Sunday. Khusbir broke her own national record of 1:34.28, set at the Moscow World Championships last year, with a time of 1:33.37.
  • Nico Rosberg proved that Mercedes are the class of the field in the early stages of the new Formula One world championship with a runaway victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. It was the fourth win of his career.
  • As many as 38% of Chinese graduates prefer to work in the US, while 23% of Indian B-schoolers land up in that country, a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has found.
  • The Madras high court has ruled that advocates cannot file writ petitions seeking a direction to the collegium of judges to consider their names for appointment as judges of the high court.
  • Tata Motors has revised prices across its entire model range post the reduction of excise duties on automobiles in the 2014 interim budget.
  • Maneka Gandhi, politician, animal rights activist and environmentalist was awarded” Green Crusader of the Year Award” for her contribution towards protection of animals.
  • Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a toe infection. The left-armer will be replaced by Doug Bollinger, also 32, who last appeared for Australia in October 2011.
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