March 2010 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs March 2010: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of March 2010 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Anuradha D Reddy, MD, a rheumatologist from Baltimore, Maryland, has been sworn in as the 107th president of the Baltimore City Medical Society.
  • Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar were nominated to Rajya Sabha along with three others on Friday.Noted economist and former Planning Commission member Bhalchandra Mungekar, educationist Ram Dayal Munda and theatre personality B Jayshree are the other three who have been nominated by President Pratibha Patil.
  • Prakash Mahajan, brother of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, has been appointed Shiv Sena spokesperson and a deputy leader.'The party has entrusted me with the responsibility and I will try to spread the party's message across the state,' Mahajan told PTI.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • The eighth India Abroad Person of the Year awards, the most eagerly awaited event in the Indian-American social calendar, will be held in New York on March 5.
  • Indian-American professor Manoranjan 'Mano' Misra, at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), has been honoured by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents for his research works.
  • Attorney Ashok Batra, 67, a long-time activist on behalf of neglected and abused children, the majority of whom are indigent and from minority communities, was last week presented with the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Family Court Trial Lawyers Association of the District of Columbia.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The union government and Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM continued talks for the second day when its demand for sovereignty for Nagaland and its territorial claims over portions of neighbouring states was categorically rejected.
  • Three Indians-- Congress president Sonia Gandhi, ICICI Bank head Chanda Kochhar and PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi--have been named among Asia's eight top power women by American broadcaster CNN.
  • Foiling a plan by Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen to set up base in Gujarat, the police have arrested a Kashmiri Bashir Ahmed Baba alias 'Pepsi bomber' who was allegedly recruiting youths and had conducted a recce of key sites including ISRO facility in the state.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search, America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition honouring the next generation of American innovators.


Top Incident Current Affairs
  • At least 153 miners are trapped in an accident-hit mine in north China's Shanxi Province as rescuers struggle to save them from a flooded pit.
Top India Current Affairs
  • India became the first country to have a 'manoeuvrable' supersonic cruise missile when it successfully test-fired the vertical-launch version of 290-km range BrahMos from a warship in the Bay of Bengal off the Orissa coast.
  • India is set to launch in a month its powerful rocket with a homemade cryogenic engine to propel a satellite into a geosynchronous orbit and become only the sixth nation to develop this complex engine.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • The United Jihad Council, a conglomerate of Kashmiri organisations, has called last week's foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan as nothing but a 'ploy to defuse the international pressure.'
  • The Victorian government has announced $1000 on-the-spot fine for people caught carrying knives and gave more powers to police to conduct random weapon searches in the Australian state that saw a spate of attacks on Indians.
  • For Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, the road to international public recognition was spotted with periods of doubt and uncertainty.
  • The stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act was invoked against a self-styled godman, recently caught here on charges of running a multi-crore sex racket, with the police claiming he was 'eyeing big donations' from foreign agencies, including Christian missionaries.
  • After a sustained operation along the Jharkhand-West Bengal border, the anti-Naxal forces will soon launch an offensive along the crucial borderline of Orissa and Chhattisgarh which is considered a Maoist stronghold.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Nepal's five-time Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who had been unwell for several months, died at the age of 87.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain will join the Indian-American community in Austin and leading Texas lawmakers March 6 to honor Arunachala 'Raj' Nagarajan for his nearly four-decade-old commitment to Indian classical music in the United States.
  • Two persons moving around in a suspicious manner near a key Indian Space Research Organisation facility on the outskirts of Bangalore fired at security personnel in the wee hours after which the guards retaliated, but the duo escaped.
  • The Consumer's Research Council of America has chosen Chandigarh-born and New Delhi-raised Dr Rajesh Khanna, one of the pioneers of Lasik and refractive surgery, as one of the nation's top ophthalmologists.
  • Only two Indo-Canadian Members of Parliament -- Conservative Deepak Obhrai and Liberal Yasmeen Ratansi, and one senator, Conservative Vim Kochhar, showed up to greet Kamal Nath, Indian minister for roads, transportation and highways, at a reception organised by the Canada-India Parliamentary Association in Ottawa, on March 24.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • High drama surrounded the passage of the historic Women's Reservation Bill with the process beginning with unprecedented unruly scenes in the Rajya Sabha and culminating with the suspension and forcible eviction of the disruptive members.
  • Former Union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Murli Manohar Joshi is likely to become the next chairman of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee while Yashwant Sinha will replace him as head of the Standing Committee on Financ.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • scientists have discovered a new species of ancient human, which lived side-by-side with the Neanderthals as recently as 30,000 years ago.An international team claims to have identified the extinct 'hominin' (human like creature) as the first human cousin from a DNA sample -- extracted from a bone fragment of a little finger found two years ago in a Siberian cave.
  • Physicists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research broke a record with their world's largest atom smasher Large Hadron Collider when they managed to collide protons at 3 times the energy previously achieved.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • With an eye to develop a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system. India is likely to test-fire its indigenously designed and developed Advanced Air Defence missile from the Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast.
  • India's new Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile, capable of destroying hostile missiles, encountered coordination problem and failed to take off during a planned launch from the Integrated Test Range at Wheeler Island off Orissa coast.
  • India successfully test-fired indigenously developed ballistic missiles 'Prithvi-II' and 'Dhanush' from different locations off the Orissa coast, adding more firepower to the armed forces.
Top World Current Affairs
  • While the United States remains the world's biggest arms supplier, India and China are the biggest importers of conventional weapons, the sales of which rose sharply by 22 per cent globally in 2005-2009.
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