March 2014 Current Affairs

double-arrow Sri Lanka lifts Asia Cup Title 2014:-
Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga’s five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne’s fluent century.
It is the first time Sri Lanka have won the trophy since 2008.
It is their fifth Asia Cup success, equaling the record of India.

double-arrow PSU banks need 19,813 more ATMs by March-end to meet target:-
State-run banks may set up only 14,855 ATMs by December, leaving an uphill task of installing close to 20,000 more cash dispensing machines by March-end to achieve the target of at least one onsite ATM in every branch.

SBI had put in place 2,266 ATMs till December and has to install 2,221 more by March, 2014, according to the progress report of ATMs installation at all branches of banks.

Allahabad Bank has set up 385 ATMs and is yet to install 2,033 more.

Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank and Punjab National Bank need to set up 1,319, 1,004, 1,560 and 1,408 ATMs, respectively.

Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank and Vijaya Bank have to set up only 02, 32 and 39 ATMs, respectively to meet their targets.

double-arrow “Know Your Metro” campaign launched in Delhi:-

The programme, launched on the International Women’s Day, intends to make women commuters aware of the basic functioning and emergency services of the Delhi Metro.

The main purpose of the programme was to sensitise women commuters about the various facilities available inside the Metro premises and trains for their safety. To inspire women, we also made them meet known women achievers like Income Tax Commissioner and acclaimed artist Sangeeta Gupta and former athlete Sunita Godara,” said a DMRC official.
4. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani formally joined Congress party in Bangalore today ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

double-arrow Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ODI batting rankings:-
Virat Kohli has reclaimed the No.1 position in the latest ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) batsmen released Sunday at the conclusion of the Asia Cup which was won by Sri Lanka.

double-arrow Mizoram lift 68th Santosh Trophy beating Railways:-
i. Mizoram won the 68th senior National football championship of Santosh Trophy by defeating Railways 3-0 in the final match played at Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal.

ii. This is the maiden Santosh Trophy for Mizoram also this was the first appearance for them in the final match. Since qualifying the zonal qualifiers, Manipur managed to win all the nine matches of the trophy.

double-arrow Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India’s largest housing finance company, has raised external commercial borrowing (ECB) of $300 million from a consortium of four lenders SBI.

double-arrow K S Popli has been appointed as the new chairman and managing director of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). He will assume office from March 1, 2014.

double-arrow According to Huruns 2014 global rich list who becomes the India’s richest man?
a. Mukesh Ambani
b. Dilip Sanghvi
c. Lakshmi N Mittal
d. Azim Premji

(Mukesh Ambani)

double-arrow Which among the following football club won the Capital One Cup final 2014?
a. Sunderland
b. Real Madrid
c. Manchester City
d. Southall Football Club

(Manchester City)

double-arrow Which among the following movie wins five awards at Independent Spirit Awards 2014?
a. Beloved
b. 12 Years a Slave
c. Lincoln
d. Django Unchained

(12 Years a Slave)

double-arrow Who has been won the ATP Mexican Open title 2014?
a. Kei Nishikori
b. Milos Raonic
c. Kevin Anderson
d. Grigor Dimitrov

(Grigor Dimitrov)

double-arrow Which among the following former Union minister passes away on 2nd March 2014?
a. Shriprakash Jaiswal
b. Beni Prasad Verma
c. Bhuvnesh Chaturvedi
d. Dinsha J. Patel

(Bhuvnesh Chaturvedi)

double-arrow Which player won the German Open Grand Prix Gold title 2014?
a. Arvind Bhat
b. Hans-Kristian Vittinghus
c. Du Pengyu
d. Marc Zwiebler

(Arvind Bhat)

double-arrow Who has appointed as the new Governor of Kerala on 4 March 2014? – Sheila Dixit (Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit was appointed Kerala Governor after resignation of current Governor Nikhil Kumar)

double-arrow Who assumed charge as the new Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on 3 March 2014? – Arjun Bahadur Thapa.

double-arrow The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 March 2014 extended the deadline for the public to exchange currency notes printed before 2005 up to which date? – 1 January 2015

double-arrow Who has appointed as the President and Managing Director of General Motors India with effect from 1 March 2014- Arvind Saxena

double-arrow Who is the author of the book “India at Risk”, which was released on 3 March 2014? – Jaswant Singh

double-arrow Which PSU bank sold its entire stake in credit information provider Credit Information Bureau of India Limited (CIBIL) to Transunion International Inc (TII) recently? – Central Bank of India

double-arrow  Union Govt. on 4 March 2014 announced the date for establishment of Telangana as the 29th state of the India Union. What is this date? – 2 June 2014 .

double-arrow What is the name of another book written by Wendy Doniger, whose publisher on 10 March 2014 said it will not reprint this book until an acceptable resolution pertaining to the alleged controversies in this book are found? – “On Hinduism

double-arrow What is the name of the Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel which was formally commissioned into the Indian Navy on 7 March 2014? – INS Sumedha

double-arrow Which state was ranked as the most industry-friendly state in a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu study sponsored by the Planning Commission? – Haryana

double-arrow What is the name of the new political party floated by the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy recently? – Jai Samaikyandhra Party

double-arrow Soma Mondal appointed first Women director of NALCO
Soma Mondal appointed as the first woman director (commercial) of Navratna Public Sector Unit (PSU) National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). Mondal joined Nalco in 1984 as a Graduate Engineer Trainee.

double-arrow Canara Bank names cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ambassador
Canara Bank, which has long been reeling under piling non-performing assets or bad loans, on Wednesday appointed cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ambassador.

double-arrow Tesco Hindustan Service Centre appoints Glen Attewell as CEO
Tesco Hindustan Service Centre (Tesco HSC), the global technology and operations centre for Tesco, has appointed Glen Attewell as Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Sandeep Dhar, who spent over five years as CEO.

double-arrow Federal Bank launches transit card for Bangalore Metro commuters
federal Bank launched its Namma Metro Transit-cum-Debit Card in partnership with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL).

double-arrow Infosys ties up with Volvo Cars for app development services
Infosys has bagged a multi-year deal from Volvo Cars. the company did not mention the value of this outsourcing deal or the duration of this deal, it said that has been engaged with Volvo since 2010 and as a part of this deal,it will be strategic supplier to provide application development services for its global operations.

double-arrow NMPT gets new chief
PC Parida taken  charge as Chairman of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) Prior to this, he was Deputy Chairman of Chennai Port Trust since January 2011. He also worked as Deputy Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust from November 2008 to December 2010.

double-arrow ING Vysya Bank appoints Uday Sareen as Deputy CEO
Private sector lender ING Vysya Bank announced the return and appointment of Uday Sareen as Deputy CEO, Head of Wholesale Banking and Strategy with effect from April 1, 2014.

double-arrow RBI Deputy Governor K C Chakrabarty resigns:
KC Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, has quit three months ahead of completion of his term.

double-arrow World Forestry Day observed 21 March 2014:
World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide every year on 21st of March at the international level in order to increase the public awareness among communities about the values, significance and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth

double-arrow Aditi Khanna became first women President of Indian Journalist’s Association:
Aditi Khanna was unanimously elected as the first women President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London. This appointment of a lady as the President has happened for the first time in the 67-years long history of IJA.

double-arrow India, Singapore win 2014 UN Water for Life award:
India and Singapore won the 2014 edition of the UN-Water “Water for Life” Best Practices Award for their sustainable practices of water resources, authorities said on 21 March 2014. The award was announced by the United Nations Office during an official ceremony to mark World Water Day 2014 on 21 March 2014.

double-arrow India’s First Revolver Nirbheek, designed for Women launched:
A light weight revolver named Nirbheek was launched by Indian Ordinance factory on 25th March 2014 which is especially designed for women to defend themselves from assault. Nirbheek that weighs is very less around 500 gm and it is a .32 bore revolver which can be easily carried by women in their purses or handbags.
Nirbheek revolver is made of titanium alloy and is priced Rs. 122360. The revolver is capable of firing six rounds loaded in a revolving chamber.

double-arrow The Hague hosted third nuclear security Summit 2014:
The Third Nuclear Security Summit was held in The Hague, Netherlands, from 24th to 25th March 2014.
This important summit make an news in international current affairs, this summit was attended by the 58 World leaders. At this summit all the leaders reached to an aggrement to prevent terrorists getting access to nuclear material that could be used to make a nuclear weapon which will be very dangerous to mankind.

double-arrow 1979 batch IAS Mr. Rajiv Takru appointed as the new Revenue Secretary:
An IAS officer of 1979 batch Mr. Rajiv Takru was appointed as Revenue Secretary on 25th March 2014,He will succeed Mr. Sumit Bose who is going to retire on 31st March 2014. So Mr. Rajiv Takru will be taking on new postion on the 1st April 2014. Earlier Mr. Rajiv Takru was serving at Financial Services Department as its Secretary under the Union Finance Ministry.In the place of Mr. Rajiv Takru, a Rajasthan cadre IAS officer of the 1980 batch Mr. Gurdial Singh Sandhu has appointed as Financial Services Secretary. He was earlier serving as the Minorities Affairs department in the Rajasthan Government.

double-arrow Book titled “Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership” released:
Book titled “Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership” was released on 23rd March 2014 in New Delhi by spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Book is authored by Anil Shashtri and Pawan Choudhary. This book covers all stages of his life and book also highlights his virtues of simplicity, integrity, tenacity, wisdom and leadership.

double-arrow Who was named as the new Managing Director of FMCG major Britannia Industries Limited (BAL) on 25 March 2014? – Varun Berry

double-arrow G-7 summit would be held at which place? – Brussels, Belgium

double-arrow How many countries were declared polio-free by the WHO on 27 March? – 11

double-arrow Which submitted its report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during March 2014? – Aditya Puri

double-arrow Whose name was proposed by the Supreme Court as a replacement for BCCI president N. Srinivasan in its order on 27 March 2014? – Sunil Gavaskar

double-arrow Which infrastructure finance company recently received RBI approval to set up a minimum of 9,000 white label ATMs (WLAs) in the next three years in rural India? – SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd

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