Current Affairs March 2013: Current Affairs Questions March 2013

Current Affairs March 2013. Current Affairs Questions March 2013. Current Affairs Update March 2013 for Competitive Exams (SBI PO 2013, SSC Exams 2013 etc). Current Affairs March 2013 PDF Download.

First ingenuously-developed chopper called Rudra was given to the Indian Army on 8 February 2013. Rudra is the first out of 60 armed helicopters provided by HAL.

London Based Indian Origin Writer, Anil Ananthaswamy Won Inaugural Physics Journalism Prize.

Rajeev Shahare Rajeev Shaharewas appointed as the new High Commissioner to Maldives on 28 February 2013, replacing D M Mulay.

The Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari released a book titled Walking with Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past, written by K. Natwar Singh on 1 March 2013.

Mukesh Gadhvi, the Congress MP from Banaskantha passed away on 1 March 2013 in Ahmadabad because of multiple organ failure.

World Number one Novak Djokovic on 2 March 2013 won the ATP Dubai Open Tennis title 2013.

Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95.

Santosh Trophy 2013Services Clinched 67th Santosh Trophy. In the final of the 67th Santosh Trophy on 3 March 2013, Services won the soccer contest by defeating Kerala 4-3 in Kochi.

SK Varma, the former news editor of The Indian Express died on 3 March 2013 in New Delhi following a cardiac arrest. Varma was aged 90 years.

John Kerry Sworn-In As the 68th Secretary of State of the United States of America.

Mukesh Ambani Became Richest Person of India for Sixth Consecutive Year.

Rajasthani author Hariram Meena was selected for the Bihari Puraskar for 2012 for Hindi novel Dhooni Tape Teer. The novel was published in 2008.

Venezuelan President Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez salutes during a military parade to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his failed coup attempt, on February 4, 2012, in Caracas.    AFP PHOTO/JUAN BARRETO died at 58 due to Cancer.Venezuela President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack on March 6, 2013 after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live.

Pranab Mukherjee Newand the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on 5 March 2013 inaugurated the locomotives and tank wagons supplied to Bangladesh.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was on 4 March 2013 conferred with the Liberation War Honour Award by the President of Bangladesh, Zillur Rahman.

Mukul Manda Sangma of Congress was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya for the second term on 5 March 2013.

Neiphiu RioNeiphiu Rio Chief minister of Nagaland sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland.

James Strong, Chairman of Local Organising Committee of the 2015 World Cup Died At 68.

The Parliamentary Award Committee selected Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav for Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on 8 March 2013. Nirbhaya to be honoured with Stree Shakti Award posthumously.

Barack Obama Signed Into Law the Violence against Women Act Reauthorization 2013

Nicolas MaduroNicolas Maduro sworn in as the Interim President of Venezuela.

Uhuru Kenyatta, the Deputy Prime Minister who faces trial for alleged crimes against humanity, clinched victory in a tightly fought race for Kenya’s presidency, on 9 March 2013.

Former West Bengal Governor Viren J Shah passed away in Jordan.

Swedish Princess Lilian Davies died in Stockholm on 10 March 2013. She was aged 97 years.

Foreign Minister of Portugal Paulo de Sacadura Cabral PortasThe Foreign Minister of Portugal Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas visited India from 3 March 2013 to 7 March 2013. This was his first official visit.

World Bank estimated a growth of over 6 percent for the Indian Economy during 2013-14.

Mauritius celebrated its 45th Independence Day on 12 March 2013. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest.

David Beckham was named as the richest footballer of the world, according to the Goal Rich List 2013. He has a total income of 175 million pound.

Shrinivas Won 42nd Senior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship Men’s Title.

Ganesh PyneLegendary Painter Ganesh Pyne Passed Away in Kolkata on 12 March 2013.

Jorge Bergoglio Elected as the New Pope; Chose Francis as his Papal Name.

Peter Banks, the Original Guitarist for Rock Band Yes Died At 65.

Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra, the Noted Environmentalist Died At 75.

The Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, on 14 March 2013 announced Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2011.

Xi Jinping-President of ChinaXi Jinping Took Over As the New President of China.

Tan Twan Eng Declared Winner of 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize. Tan Twan Eng on 14 March 2013 was announced as a winner of the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel The Garden of  Evening Mists.

Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal on 14 March 2013. Khil Raj Regmi will be the head of interim government.

India and Britain in the Month of March 2013 signed a multi-million-pound agreement to support industry and businesses

India Won Eight Medals in Inaugural Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship

Kallam Anji Reddy Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Founder Died At 72.

Neha Tripathi Won Second Title in Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2013.

Bobby Ghosh was appointed as the Editor of Times International. He is the first non-American to be appointed at the post in the 80 years history of Times.

UAE Inaugurated World’s Largest Solar Power Plant named Shams 1.

B Ashok Reddy Elected As the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry

Kimi Raikkonen, the Australian driver of Formula One team Lotus won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix 2013 on 17 March 2013.

Nepal and United States decided to conduct the military exercises jointly, called Shanti Prayas-2 from 25 March 2013 to 7 April 2013.

The Goa Legislative Assembly on 18 March 2013 decided to have year-long celebrations for marking 50 years of its inception.

Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2013Australia won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament title for the seventh time on 17 March 2013.

The 60th National Film Awards were announced on 18 March 2013. Films such as Kahaani and Paan Singh Tomar were given big awards.

The Union Government on 18 March 2013 approved a bill that is directed towards providing access to all central and state government services.

Toyo Ito, the Japanese Architect Declared As the Winner of 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Madhya Pradesh bagged Awards for Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination.

S. Venkata Mohan a scientist of the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, on 19 March 2013 won the National Bioscience Award for 2012.

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013 was passed in the Lok Sabha on 19 March 2013.

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari on 19 March 2013 released a book titled The First Woman President of India, Reinventing leadership, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

Rafael Nadal of Spain won Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2013 on 17 March 2013. Maria Sharapova won the first title of 2013 in women’s final of the tournament.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Cuts Repo Rate by 25 Base Points while keeping CRR Unchanged.

The President of Egypt Dr. Mohamed Morsy visited India from 18 March 2013 to 20 March 2013. During the visit, some of the important MoU were signed.

Bhaichung Bhutia Appointed as the Chairman of the AIFF’s Technical Committee.

The President of Bangladesh, Zillur Rahman Passed away at 84.

India on 20 March 2013 successfully test fired its submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile of the over 290 km-range in the Bay of Bengal

21 March 2013 is observed as the World Forestry Day across the globe. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the value of forests.

The Supreme Court of India on 21 March 2013 sentenced Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt to 5 years jail in connection with 1993 Mumbai bombing.

The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on 19 March 2013 approved the National Food Security Bill.

World Water Day 2013 Celebrated Across the World with Water Cooperation as a Theme.

Baba Kalyani, the Chairman and MD of Bharat Forge Limited was nominated as the Chairman of India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF).

United Nations announced 20 March as International Happiness Day

Pietro Mennea, the Italian Athlete Died at 60 Years of Age.

Arunachal Pradesh became the First State to Introduce e-GPF.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced Resignation of his Government amid Cabinet Dispute with Shiite group Hezbollah.

Three High Courts opened in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya. Number of High Courts in India has gone up to 24 from 21 after opening up of the High Courts in Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur.

FSLRC Suggested Constitution of Unified Financial Sector Regulator; reduced role of RBI.

Earth Hour was observed across the world and India on 23 March 2013. The lights across many cities of the world went off from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.

Nikhil Kumar took Oath as Governor of Kerala.

India won Border Gavaskar Trophy 2013 against Australia by 4-0.

Navneet Kaur Dhillon Crowned Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013.

The former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf returned back to Pakistan on 24 March 2013, ending 4 years self-imposed exile. He came back from Dubai, UAE.

Justice Mir Hazar Khan Khoso took oath as 6th caretaker PM of Pakistan on 25 March 2013 in Islamabad. The oath was administered by President Asif Ali Zardari.

Competition Commission of India (CCI) Nominated for GCR Awards 2013.

Two Time Pulitzer Prize-winner Anthony Lewis died at the age of 85.

Apple bought Indoor Mapping firm WiFiSlam for 20 Million Dollar.

Tiger Woods won the third PGA Tour title 2013, Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge; Orlando, Florida on 25 March 2013. He regained World Number 1 Ranking.

NTPC was awarded the most Efficient Maharatna-in Manufacturing for the year 2012 award at 4th DSIJ Award in the last week of March 2013 in New Delhi.

Brazil and China signed the currency swap agreement on 26 March 2013 in Durban, South Africa. The agreement will allow central banks swap 30 billion US Dollar.

Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned over Marine Case.

Vineet Jain of Times Group was conferred with the Contribution to News Television Award 2013 at the Sixth News Television Awards on 25 March 2013 in New Delhi.

The fifth BRICS Summit fifth-brics-summit-2013took place in Durban, South Africa from 25 March 2013 to 28 March 2013. BRICS Summit took place in South Africa for the first time.

Malala Yousafzai, signed 3-Million Dollar deal for Publishing her Life Story.

Income Tax department served a 2000 crore notice Rupees on Nokia for suspected evasion of taxes in its business transactions in the country.

India and Liechtenstein signed the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) on 28 March 2013 at Bern, Switzerland.

The 2nd National Photo Awards for the year 2011-2012 were given away on 28 March 2013 at New Delhi. The awards were conferred by the Lok Sabha Speaker.

Angelo Mathews Named Captain of the Pune Warriors India for IPL 6.

Google in the Month of March 2013 added Google Play Movies features to its Google Play India Page which allows you to download or rent movies.

Harmanpreet Kaur was named as the Captain of the Indian women’s Cricket team for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh, on 28 March 2013.

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly passed Eight Bills that includes Juveniles in Conflict with La.

The 4th Meeting of the India-Mongolia Joint Committee on Cooperation was held in New Delhi on 21 March 2013.

Actor Richard Griffiths, the Vernon Dursley of Harry Potter died on 28 March 2013 at University Hospital in Coventry, central England. His age was 65 years.

India’s international financial liabilities increased by 10.5 billion Dollars to 723.9 billion Dollars as at end- of December 2012 as per the Report.

The Union Government on 29 March 2013 decided to set up 2000 telecom towers in tribal areas  with a cost of  around 3000 crore Rupees.

Mercedes-Benz and Sahara Force India signed a long-term agreement for the Silverstone-based team on 28 March 2013 for full use of Merc’s powertrain.

The London Olympic Park reopened to the visitors on 30 March 2013. 20000 tickets were sold to visitors who wanted to see London Olympic Park in Stratford.

IRDA Introduced Credit Rating Norm for Selecting Foreign Reinsurers.

Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked the adoption of a UN arms trade treaty which is supposed to regulate the 70-billion dollars conventional arms trade around the world.

World No. 1 Serena Williams on 30 March 2013 won Miami masters open Tennis Tournament for record sixth time in Key Biscayne.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inducted into BJP Parliamentary Board.

The Eighth Session of the India-Yemen Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation (JCM) took place in New Delhi on March 11-12, 2013.

NTPC Ltd on 30 March 2013 commissioned a 5-MW solar photo-voltaic power project at Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Rajan Bharti MittalRajan Bharti Mittal on 31 March 2013 appointed as the President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) India.

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