March 2014 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs March 2014: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of March 2014 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
  • Indian-American Arun M. Kumar has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a key administration post, giving him charge of international trade at a critical juncture when the U.S. is looking to increase its export.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Matthew McConaughey has been named the Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 86th annual Academy Awards for his performance in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
  • Government of India has awarded the second ranked National Award for Excellence in MSME Lending for the year 2012-13 to Central Bank of India.
  • The iconic Sachin Tendulkar bagged the Cricketer of the Generation award presented by ESPNcricinfo. * Manjit Singh G K on took over as DSGMC head, ending 11 years of control over the religious body by Sarna brothers.
  • Maneka Gandhi, politician, animal rights activist and environmentalist was awarded” Green Crusader of the Year Award” for her contribution towards protection of animals. * Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara will retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the ongoing World T20 in Bangladesh.
  • Indian Journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary who launched a unique communication platform in 2004 in Chhattisgarh called CGNet Swara, is the winner of the 2014 Google Digital Activism Award.
  • Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said he was immensely proud on being named as one of five golfers nominated for Asian Tour’s ‘Player of the Decade’ award. * Dale Steyn’s figures of 4 for 17 were his best in World T20s and also became the first South African to takes 50 wickets in T20 Internationals.
  • The Life-Time Achievement Award was conferred on eminent photographer Rajesh Bedi (above), regarded as one of the finest photographers of Indian wildlife. *The University of Brighton in England has announced that it will offer a postgraduate course in viticulture and oenology, capitalizing on the nations sparkling-wine industry.
  • Renowned music director and concert conductor Zubin Mehta was conferred the special jury award by Times Now at the channels NRI of the Year awards.
  • Actress Suchitra Sen, who passed away in January, has been posthumously given a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural edition of Filmfare Awards East. *Novak Djokovic clinched his fourth Miami title after cruising to a 6-3 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal in the final of the Sony Open Tennis.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • Harvard University in the US has topped the annual Times Higher Education (THE) magazines 2014 World Reputation Rankings released here on Thursday.
Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has topped the list of 20 most searched successful Indian women on Google followed by Vidya Balan and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. * Mizoram on Sunday blanked Railways 3-0 in a one-sided final of the 68th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy here.
  • The renowned Indian Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan received a Best Actor nomination at the prestigious Asian Film Awards (AFA) for his role in the critically-acclaimed film, THE LUNCHBOX.

Top Inauguration Current Affairs
  • Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates project to build Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, thetallest temple in India. The project will cost more than Rs 300 crore and Iskon is hoping to conclude the temple construction within the next five years.
Top Incident Current Affairs
  • A newly acquired US-made C-130J transport aircraft today crashed near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh after taking off from Agra air base, killing five crew members, including four officers.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Sony Corporation, commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in K?nan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. * Bharti Airtel Limited, commonly known as Airtel, is an Indian multinational telecommunications services company headquartered in New Delhi, India.
  • World’s first academic pornography journal launched at London. The journal will focus on developing knowledge of pornographies past and present, in all their variations and around the world.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Infosys co-founder and the face of the UPA government’s flagship Aadhaar programme, Nandan Nilekani, on Thursday resigned as chairman of the Unique identification Authority of India.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light. The CBI has questioned TKA Nair, adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks which included granting of a block to Hindalco at Talabira.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • South Africa won their first ICC under-19 World Cup title by defeating two-time former champion Pakistan by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
  • 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.
  • The batting table is still headed by AB de Villiers, with Kumar Sangakkara in second place and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in third position.
  • Delhi Daredevils is a cricket franchise representing the city of Delhi in the Indian Premier League. Founded in 2008, during the franchise auction for the Indian Premier League, the GMR Group purchased the Delhi Daredevils for $84 million.
  • Young Indian swimming contingent won 6 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals at the 45th Singapore National Age Group Swimming in Singapore over the weekend. * Anil Bhandari on Tuesday took over as the Director (Exploration) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Videsh Ltd (OVL).
  • 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.
  • Alex Hales became the first Englishman to score a Twenty20 International century as the 2010 champions kept alive their World Cup semi-final hopes with a dramatic six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Thursday. * Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred India’s Global Icon of the Year award at the NRI of the Year awards on Wednesday.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • The world’s largest operational aircraft was unveiled in Britain. The Airlander was originally developed for the US Military and is 300 feet long, said Hybrid Air Vehicles-its makers.
  • Samsung is unveiling a new free music service for its phones. The South Korean gadget maker says its Milk Music service includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs. 2. Former president of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Chandra Mohan Patowary resigned from the party on Saturday. He will join BJP on March 10.
  • India country is located in Asia continent and Britain country is located in Europe continent. These countries have successfully completed the first ever digitalization of Ramayana on 10 March 2014.
Top World Current Affairs
  • 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.
  • United Spirits McDowells No.1 has become the world’s second largest spirits trademark by retail value, dislodging Smirnoff vodka from that spot. * Kolkata has emerged as the world’s seventh riskiest city the only entry from India when it comes to being under threat from all types of natural disasters.
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