Current Affairs Questions Answers for March 2014-One liners

One liners for the month of March 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams.

Created On: Apr 1, 2014 14:12 IST

One liners for the month of March 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams. The students will find these one liners of immense help during their course of preparation.

Noted Gandhian environmentalist and social activist selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 is - Chandi Prasad Bhatt

National Food Security Act came into force in a state with a provision of covering overall 75 percent total population - Madhya Pradesh

President's rule has been imposed in - Andhra Pradesh

A bank recently opened its fourth branch in India in New Delhi with an aim of expanding its operations in the country - The Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, BBK

Employees at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant tested positive for radiation exposure in - New Mexico State of US

Legislative Assembly of a state amended an Act to regularise slums that come up before 1 January 2000 - Maharashtra

Union Cabinet on 2 March 2014 cleared the Ordinance for reservation for a community under the central list of OBC (other backward castes quota) category in nine northern states – Jats

Mortal remains of about 282 Indian soldiers of 1857 mutiny were exhumed (dug out) on 2 March 2014 from the well at - Ajnala in Amritsar district of Punjab

Union government gave its nod to a proposal to provide accessible mobile phones and laptops - to visually impaired students

Afghanistan after registering a win over Bangladesh in Asia Cup helped it to enter - ICC ODI Rankings Table for the 1st time ever

Pharmacy store and a convergence block inaugurated by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad at AIIMS to provide - free generic medicines to poor patients

Best picture Oscar Award won by - 12 Years A Slave

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 March 2014 extended the date for exchange of the pre-2005 banknotes to - 1 January 2015.

Union Defence Ministry on 3 March 2014 ordered a CBI investigation into the purchase of jet fighter engines from - Britain’s Rolls-Royce that worth 10000 crore rupees

Indian Navy on 1 March 2014 successfully completed one of its largest war drills spread over Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal region named - Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)

IFAW-WTI captured and relocated seventh of the stranded gibbon families in Dello village to - Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

India is home to the largest number of bird species in the world is the preliminary findings of a recent global event — Great Backyard Bird Count

The Second meeting of India-UAE High Level Task Force on Investment was held in - Mumbai

The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh attended the third Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, BIMSTEC held in - Myanmar

Sheila Dikshit appointed as the Governor of Kerala as the successor of - Nikhil Kumar

Interest rates on the fixed deposit scheme offered by post offices have been increased by - 0.2 percent

US honoured an Indian person who started the movement to end acid attacks in India with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award to - Laxmi

World Dentist Day to raise awareness about dental health was observed on - 6 March 2014

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated the Sports Authority of India National Cycling Academy (SAI NCA) at - Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
The assets of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian leader and other 17 former ministers, businessmen and security chiefs frozen by - European Union (EU)

National security advisor-level meet on maritime security cooperation between India, Sri Lanka and Maldives was held in - New Delhi.

68th senior National football championship or Santosh Trophy was won by Mizoram by defeating - Railways
13-year old Indian-American student on 9 March 2014 won the National Spelling Bee Competition in the US in a verbal duel at Kansas City Public Library, Missouri - Kush Sharma
Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar clinched the gold medal in women's air rifle event of the - 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between three countries under which natural gas will be supplied from - Iraq to Jordan and Egypt

The cricketer voted as the Cricketer of the Generation - Sachin Tendulkar
Novak Djokovic won the Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters by defeating - Roger Federer

President of Russia signed a decree recognising a city as a sovereign state paving a way for its absorption into Russia - Crimea
Renowned author and journalist died on 20 March 2014 at the age of 99 at his home in Sujan Singh Park in Delhi - Khushwant Singh

The first women to be elected as the President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London - Aditi Khanna

SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) on 19 March 2014 inaugurated its local office at - Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Sarawasti Samman for year 2013 for a book Dhool Paudho Par has been awarded to – Govind Mishra, second Hindi author to receive this award

The pro-Russian forces on 19 March 2014 seized the Ukraine’s Navy Headquarters in - Crimean Capital Sevastopol

To bolster awareness among investors and ring-fence them from possible frauds, SEBI has planned to seek additional funds from the government for strengthening its - IPEF (Investor Protection and Education Fund) programmes

Three day long FINA Diving World Series championship begins in at - Sheikh Hamadan Stadium in Dubai

Stuart Oliver of Castrol Vecton team won the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at - Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

A book that claims that 2008 terror attack on Indian embassy in Kabul was monitored and sanctioned by senior officials of ISI has been written by - Carlotta Gall

Pakistan’s civil award has been awarded on the Pakistan Day to one activist and a cricketer – namely - Malala Yousafzai and Misbah-ul-haq

Assam government has proposed a plan to trim the horns of rhinos to save them from the poachers as per the plan made with WHO named - IRV 2020

UN Security Council (UNSC) on 20 March 2014 unanimously voted in favor of a resolution 2146 (2014) that condemns – the illegal (illicit) export of Libyan crude oils

A team of students from an Engineering college in Kerala have been selected to compete, for the first time, in the University Rover Challenge in the US to - design and build next generation of Mars rovers

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla a particular type of refugees living in relief camps in Tripura should exercise their franchise inside Mizoram and from outside by Postal ballot – Bru Refugees

Estimates of an institution released on 25 March 2014 reports claimed that in 2012 around 7 million people died – 1 in 8 of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure – WHO  

A non-profit group on 23 March 2014 launched AQUATM in Mumbai which is a water vending machine - Vandana Foundation

FIH has introduced a new format of 60-minute game of four 15-minute quarters and replaced – the two 35-minute halves game of 70 minutes

Bank of India on 24 March 2014 launched a process of cardless cash withdrawal facility from its - IMT (Instant Money Transfer)-enabled ATMs

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met the US President Barack Obama in Washington to discuss – the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Vodafone has agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Ono in a deal aimed at expanding its interests in Europe – for 7.2 billion Euros

British Forces handed over its two important military bases to Afghan security forces and closed down one in – southern Helmand province

United Kingdom has decided to honour the Indian soldiers through a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I – the participants of War

SIPRI in its data on international arms transfers claimed India as largest importer of weapon systems, which is three times more than – Pakistan and China

The 17th Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 has been awarded to a debutant film director, for the film entitled The Good Road in Gujarati – Gyan Correa bagged

A research report released by Oxfam concluded that the divide between the rich and poor in the United Kingdom has widened. The report is entitled - Tale of Two Britains

SEBI has notified new set of norms to ease the process of KYC for investors by allowing market entities to get details from – the centralized KYC agencies  

Almost half of the Chemical weapons stockpile of Syria has been removed has been claimed by – OPCW-UN Joint Mission

UNHCR report Asylum Trends 2013 claims sharp rise in asylum in – 44 industrialised countries, primarily driven by the Syrian crisis.

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