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South Africa for the first time won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup by defeating Pakistan by at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Vice President released book entitled Akbar – The Aesthete authored by Dr. InduAnand. The book is a presentation of the miniatures of Mughal era.
National Food Security Act came into force in Madhya Pradesh and will cover overall 75 percent total population of the state.
Union Cabinet approved for setting up a new rail coach manufacturing unit at Kolar, Karnataka.
The President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation to impose President Rule in Andhra Pradesh.
Government raised the number of workdays under MNREGA from 100 days to 150 days.
Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 on 1 March 2014 to win the Dubai Championships for the sixth time.
Former Union Minister Bhuvnesh Chaturvedi died at a private heart hospital in Kota after protracted illness at the age of 85.
Jaswant Singh released a book entitled India at Risk – Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of security policy on 3 March 2014.
Arvind Bhat won the German Open Grand Prix title against Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus in the men’s singles in Germany.
Retired Supreme Court judge K.T.Thomas refused to head the Lokpal Committee Search panel on 3 March 2014.
Study suggested that Climate change contributed in collapse of Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilisation that spanned across present India and Pakistan.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Apple Inc Peter Oppenheimer announced his retirement on 4 March 2014.
Sheila Dikshit appointed as the Governor of Kerala. She will succeed Nikhil Kumar, who has tendered his resignation to the President of India.
Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched Nalanda Project for Minorities Higher Educational Institutions.
Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched a new initiative Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme for the welfare of minorities.
Cairn Energy founder Sir Bill Gammell announced retirement.
Bill Gates is the World’s top richest Billionaire according to Forbes magazine’s annual World billionaires list.
Hockey India has been accorded with the status of a National Sports Federation for governing the sport of hockey (both men and women) in India.
Indian acid attack victim, Laxmi won International Women of Courage Award.
Assam is the first state in India to celebrate Child Protection Day.
Government hiked interest rates on fixed deposit scheme offered by post offices by up to 0.2 percent and will come into effect from 1 April 2014.
Election Commission announced that Lok Sabha elections will be held from 7 April to 12 May 2014. Counting will be done on 16 May 2014.
Spicejet appointed R. Neelakantan new CFO.
Graeme Smith announced that he will retire from international cricket at the end of the test match against Australia at Newlands.
The Punjab Cabinet approved the Backward Class (BC) status for the Jat and Jat Sikhs of the State on 5 March 2014.
India and Nepal army has started a joint military exercise Ex-Surya Kiran Drills VI at Saljhandi in Rupandehi district of Nepal.
Current Account Deficit (CAD) declined to 0.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Quarter 3 (October – December) of 2013-14.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated National Cycling Academy at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
World on 6 March 2014 observed the World Dentist Day to raise awareness about dental health.
Indian-American scientist Anil Jain on 6 March 2014 developed the first 3D model of a human fingerprint called Phantom.
Tom Albanese was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vedanta Resources.
Authorities in Crimea voted to accelerate secession from Ukraine and unanimously backed a law to be part of the Russian Federation on 6 March 2014.
Bharti Airtel and Etisalat signed a pact to set up a multi-service regional network infrastructure node in India.
Technology firm Avaya on 6 March 2014 appointed Priyadarshi Mohapatra as Managing Director for its India and SAARC operations.
Saudi Arabia on 7 March 2014 declared Muslim Brotherhood with other three militant group as Terrorist Group.
International Women Day is being observed across the world on 8 March 2014.
President of India conferred Stree Shakti Puruskar to six women in recognition of their achievements in to mark International Women’s Day.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 7 March 2014 announced to set up a committee under the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC).
New India Assurance announced Asha Kiran a health insurance cover for girl child.
Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished from radar screens over South China Sea with 239 people on board on its route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Indian Writer Pankaj Mishra won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014.
Mizoram won the 68th Santosh Trophy for senior National football championship by defeating Railways 3-0 at Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal.
Vice President of Afghanistan Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim died on March 9, 2014.
Kush Sharma, an Indian-American student won the National Spelling Bee Competition in the US in a verbal duel after defeating Sophia Hoffman.
Veteran Actress, Sheila MacRae died at 92.
Pooja Ghatkar, Indian shooter won the gold medal in women’s air rifle event at the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait.
Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key on 10 March 2014 announced the plan to hold a referendum on changing the National Flag by 2017.
Joe McGinniss, author of Fatal Vision died on March 10, 2014.
Nokia launched Nokia’s first Android phone named Nokia X in India.
Heena Sidhu and Chain Singh won Gold at 7th Asian Air Gun Championship.
The Election Commission on 11 March 2014 created a multi-agency grid of revenue and security intelligence agencies.
The French company Airbus launched its wholly owned subsidiary in India called Airbus India on 11 March 2014.
Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB) appointed retired Justice BN Srikrishna as its Chairman. He has succeeded Dhirendra Swarup.
World Economic Forum released Young Global Leaders 2014 list.
Michelle Bachelet was been sworn-in as the President of Chile after winning election over her conservative rival Evelyn Matthei.
Government of India (GOI) announced to provide 4500 crore rupees Assistance Package to Bhutan for its 11th Five Year Plan.
Soma Mondal on 12 March 2014 was appointed as the first woman director (commercial) of National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO).
Ali Zeidan, the Prime Minister of Libya was sacked by the countries Parliament after a tanker loaded with crude oil of rebels escaped from navy.
Rakesh Sethi is appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Allahabad Bank.
President Pranab Mukherjee on 12 March 2014 presented the President’s Standard and Colours Award.
Nagaland and Assam first states to get Plastic Photo Identity Card for elections in India.
The IRDA on 12 March 2014 ordered a CBI probe into alleged fraud in four government-sponsored insurance schemes.
World Kidney Day was observed annually on the second Thursday in March. The theme of World Kidney day of 2014 is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging.
SBI Life Insurance Company on 12 March 2014 announced that it will appeal against the order of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA).
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on 13 March 2014 ruled that no airline can refuse to fly physically challenged person.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the trade related remittance limit from 2 lakh rupees to 5 lakh rupees per transaction.
CCI imposed Penalty of 18.38 Crore on Bengal Chemist and Druggist Association.
Former president and leader of Sierra Leone, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah died in Freetown at the age of 82.
Nandan Nilekani resigned as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India.
India has offered 1 billion US dollar line of credit to Bangladesh for development of trade facilities and infrastructure.
Novak Djokovic won Indian Wells final by defeating Roger Federer.
Tomas Halik won the Templeton Prize for 2014.
Sachin Tendulkar has voted as the Cricketer of the Generation by a 50-member by beating Shane Warne and Jacques Kallis.
T C Teli, former Arunachal Pradesh Minister died.
GK Pillai resigned as Chairman of MCX-SX and will be succeeded by Thomas Mathew T.
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.
Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on 17 March 2014 announced to set up 30000 crore rupees refinery at Mundra in Gujarat with 15 million tones capacity.
Gyan Correa bagged the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013.
European Parliament on 17 March 2014 passed a law to develop a common charger for all mobile phones sold in the continent of Europe.
Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on 17 March 2014 released guidelines to tackle the threats of cyber attacks and hacking of websites.
UK to honour the Indian soldiers (participants of World War I) through a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.
Andrew Marchese, student of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on 17 March 2014 developed a robot that can swim like fish.
India ranked fourth among the countries sending out spam e-mails with malicious content report released by Microsoft.
Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai won BNP Paribas Open 2014.
Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 March 2014 extended the 80:20 scheme to import gold to five private banks.
SEBI inaugurated its local office at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
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.
Crimean and Russian leaders inked agreement for accession of Crimea to Russia.
The Union health ministry on 19 March 2014 revoked the ban on painkiller and anti-pyretic drug Analgin.
World Sparrow Day was observed on 20 March 2014.
Aditi Khanna became first women President of Indian Journalist’s Association.
Deputy Governor of RBI, Dr KC Chakrabarty resigned from the office on 20 March 2014 three months ahead of the completion of the term.
International Day of Forests was observed by the United Nation on 21 March 2014.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued notice to banks to take measures to counter the threat expected to arise from discontinuation of Windows XP.
World Poetry Day observed on 21 March 2014.
The Government of India divested its 9 percent stake in Axis Bank on 21 March 2014.
Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar selected for G D Birla Award 2013.
Former Brazilian international footballer Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini died on 21 March 2014 after a heart attack.
World Water Day observed on 22 March 2014 with the theme Water and Energy.
Stuart Oliver of Castrol Vecton team won the inaugural Tata T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
Rationalised Roman for Kashmiri written by Dr. R L Bhat released.
The book titled Narendra Modi: A Political Biography was published on 24 March 2014. The biography was written by Andy Marino.
Big Hoss is the World largest TV unveiled for the first time at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Ebola Virus causing haemorrhagic fever was detected on 23 March 2014 in Guinea.
Adolfo Suarez, the first elected Prime Minister of Spain died on 23 March 2014.
Book The Wrong Enemy: Revealed facts about 2008 Indian embassy attack in Kabul.
EPFO on 24 March 2014 announced to provide Universal Account Number (UAN) to its five crore subscribers from 1 October 2014.
Bank of India on 24 March 2014 launched Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme in Mumbai.
SC directed the Centre to withdraw the instruction issued by centre for making Aadhaar card mandatory for citizens to benefit government services.
Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd. (TCPSL) launched the white label Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) network.
Nanda, the veteran actress of Hindi and Marathi films died on 25 March 2014 in Mumbai at the age of 75.
Govind Mishra to given the Sarawasti honour for year 2013 for his book Dhool Paudho Par. He will be the second person to receive this award.
India defeated Pakistan in the final to win the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title at Genesis Global School in Noida.
Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014.
Aditya Puri headed RBI Panel submitted its report titled Data Format for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies (CICs).
Britain’s Royal Mail issued a postage stamp of Noor Inayat Khan, World War II Indian origin heroine.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag screened at seventh Asian Film Festival 2014 in Saudi Arabia.
Third Nuclear Security Summit was held in The Hague, Netherlands from 24 to 25 March 2014.
Saugata Gupta chief executive officer (CEO) of Marico on 25 March 2014 was promoted as Managing Director (MD).
Japan signed an agreement to remove highly enriched Uranium and separated plutonium to US.
Rusi Dinshaw, the only Pakistani cricketer of Parsi Community died in Karachi. He was suffering from schizophrenia.
The book titled Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership written by Pavan Choudary released.
Uttrakhand Government ordered deployment of SDRF on Char Dham route.
Indian Ordinance factory has launched a light-weight revolver named Nirbheek, designed especially for women to defend themselves from assault.
Rajiv Takru, the Financial Services Secretary has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary. He succeeds Sumit Bose, who will retire on 31 March 2014.
SEBI announced on 25 March 2014 to release the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on 26 March 2014 detected a Smartphone Virus called Dendroid.
Jammu and Kashmir became the first state in the country to declare all election booths as No Smoking Areas.
WHO-India has launched a programme named IRV 2020 programme with an aim to increase population of rhinoceros listed as vulnerable on IUCN Red list.
Facebook on 26 March 2014 decided to acquire two year old virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for 2 billion dollar.
Actor Arjun Kapoor on 27 March 2014 was named as the brand ambassador of the Earth hour 2014.
West Zone defeated North Zone to win the Deodhar Trophy of Cricket 2014 in Visakhapatnam by a margin of 133 runs.
The WHO has certified India as a Polio Free country making it one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus.
Supreme Court directed all the states and UTs to implement Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.
General Sedki Sobhi has sworn-in as the new Defence Minister and Army Chief of Egypt. He is the successor of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in Karoli district of Rajasthan killing five crew members including four officers.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the timeline for full implementation of the Basel III capital regulations by a year to 2019.
President Barack Obama on 27 March 2014 announced National Security Agency (NSA) reform plan.
Tata Teleservices limited (TTL) on 27 March 2014 launched new Wi-Fi business in Chennai.
A Japanese court on 27 March 2014 ordered the release and a retrial of Iwao Hakamada.
Spices Board’s released figures say that export of spices of India from April to December 2013 has increased by 41 percent in terms of rupees.
Military Government of Fiji declared to hold democratic elections on 17 September.
Sunil Gavaskar was appointed as the interim president of BCCI board by the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014.
Jens Stoltenberg was appointed as the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
Saudi King Abdullah issued a decree of appointed his half-brother Moqren as the next heir to the throne of the world’s largest exporter of crude oil.
Charkilo named miniature planet with two rings of ice and pebbles was discovered by astronomers between Saturn and Uranus.
Heena Sidhu won silver medal in 10m Air Pistol Women final of ISSF World Cup.
Earth Hour observed across the world on 29 March 2014.
Ambar Srivastava of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi developed the TrueHb Hemometer to test haemoglobin.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has launched SMS based service named Polling at your Fingertips in Shillong, Meghalaya.
The University of Chicago on 30 March 2014 opened an academic centre in Connaught Place, Delhi.
Indonesian Simon Santoso won the Malaysia Grand Prix gold against Sourabh Varma in Men’s Single.
IPCC released Fifth Assessment Report on climate impacts on human and natural systems. The report warned that the increasing magnitude of global warning will
have severe, pervasive and irreversible impact on the climate.
The Supreme Court on 30 March 2014 uphold the age of juvenile to 18 years.
Renowned music director and concert conductor Zubin Mehta on 30 March 2014 won the special jury award of Times Now NRI Awards 2014.
The Supreme Court gave a series of judgments overhauling the Board of Cricket of India (BCCI) case.
IMF agreed to provide worth up 18 billion dollars of loan to Ukraine’s economy for next two years.
Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Central Government seeking its response on selection process of Chairperson and members of the Lokpal.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of 1 crore rupees on Google.
Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix by beating his teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds.
The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to the life imprisonment.
BHEL signed a contract 125 crore rupees from Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited.
President Pranab Mukherjee on 30 March 2014 cleared the re-promulgation of the SEBI Ordinance Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013.
Scientists have created the first artificial chromosome for complex cell organisms.
Russia and the US have failed to break the deadlock over the process to proceed on Ukraine crisis during the meet of John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov.
Novak Djokovic won his fourth Miami Masters crown on 30 March 2014 by defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3.
President Francois Hollande on 31 March 2014 appointed Interior Minister Manuel Valls as next prime minister of France.
Nancy Powell resigned as the US Ambassador to India.
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