Top News Headlines of 20 March 2014


Breaking news of 20 March 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Pune FC suffered their first AFC Cup defeat going down 1-3 to Tampines Rovers FC in a Group-H Round 3 encounter at the Jalan Besar Stadium here on Wednesday.
  • Haryana minister Kiran Chaudhary was attacked during an election campaign at Koriawas village of Narnaul district on Wednesday and has been hospitalized.
  • The Maharashtra government on Wednesday finalized Rs 4,000 crore relief packages to farmers in 28 districts in the state hit by hailstorms.
  • The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start on April 16, with Abu Dhabi hosting the opening match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and 2012 winners Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • The body of the driver of veteran Bollywood villain Ranjit was reportedly found in the swimming pool at the actor’s residence in Mumbai. Police suspect he committed suicide.
  • The CBI will file its final reports in five Coalgate cases before March 26 and is moving towards wrapping up investigations in the other cases.
  • A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for nearly $2 million which is believed to be the highest price ever paid for a dog in the world.
  • The UK currently has a tiered tax system on flights, with short-haul journeys taxed less than long-haul trips, but in recent tax cuts announced by Treasury chief George Osborne long-haul flight taxes are set to become uniform.
  • South African President Jacob Zuma benefitted unduly from a $23 million state-funded security upgrade to his private home that included a swimming pool, cattle enclosure and amphitheatre.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed more banks, including Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank, to import gold under the 80:20 schemes, a move seen as a precursor to easing restrictions on inward shipments of the metal.
  • The office of the commissioner of central excise and service tax, Pune, has arrested J K Sardana (58), managing director of UB Engineering Ltd, reportedly a UB Group company, for service tax evasion of Rs 35.31 crore.
  • Skipper Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza kept Zimbabwe’s hopes alive in the World Twenty20 tournament Wednesday with a hard-fought five-wicket win over the Netherlands in Sylhet.
  • Ireland beat United Arab Emirates by 21 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a World Twenty20 Group B match that twice plunged into darkness following power failure at the Sylhet Stadium on Wednesday.
  • Ukrainian sports authorities have announced a decision to withdraw from staging the 2015 European basketball championship because of the tense political situation in the country.
  • Top seed Levon Aronian failed to complete the last rites against World No.43 Dmitry Andreikin and let V Anand continue as the sole leader in the Candidates chess tournament in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia,on Wednesday.
  • India beat England in a World T20 warm-up match by 20 runs in Dhaka on Wednesday.India posted 178/4 with Virat Kohli scoring 74 and Suresh Raina 54.
  • BJP appeared to be bracing for fresh turmoil in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls after L K Advani expressed disinclination to seek re-election from Gandhinagar in Narendra Modi-ruled Gujarat.
  • The Delhi University is targeting the postgraduate level for its next big set of reforms. The changes aim to enable students who do the four year undergraduate programme to get a masters degree in one year in a credit-based system where they would have more flexibility in choosing their courses.
  • The Union health ministry has revoked the ban on painkiller drug analgin and allowed it to be marketed for certain medical conditions.
  • Former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal and popular stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of crucial Lok Sabha polls.
  • Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial over charges that she and her associates embezzled about £400,000 in a case that could see her jailed for life.
  • Pro-Russian forces seized two Crimean navy bases and captured Ukraine’s naval chief on Wednesday as Moscow tightened its grip on the flashpoint peninsula despite Western warnings its “annexation” would not go unpunished.
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