Q1. Which Indian player on 9 March 2014 reclaimed the number one position in the
ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen?
Ans....
Q10. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Signed the Telangana Bill to carve out
Telengana state on 1 March 2014. It will ...
Q19. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vedanta
Resources on 6 March 2014?
Ans. Tom Albane...
Q30. Technology firm Avaya on 6 March 2014 appointed whom as Managing
Director for its India and SAARC operations?Visit:ww...
Q1. Who was voted as the Cricketer of the Generation by ESPN Cricinfo comprising
a 50-member jury that included current an...
Ans. MH370
Q8. Which Indian player on 9 March 2014 reclaimed the number one position in the
ICC Player Rankings for ODI Ba...
Ans. Justice (Retd.) BN Srikrishna
Q16. Government of Chhattisgarh on 11 March 2014 ordered a high-level
departmental inqu...
Q25. Name the multi-pronged National campaign on Dengue launched on 11 March
2014 to eradicate dengue across six Indian ci...
Q2. Who was selected for the 23rd G D Birla Award for scientific research for the
year 2013?
Ans. Rajesh Gopakumar
Note: G...
Q11. e-Commerce firm & online travel company ibiboGroup on 20 March 2014
announced to acquire Bangalore-based which startu...
Q20. India has nominated which sites for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status for
2014?
Ans. Rani-ki-Vav located in Patan, ...
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  1. 1. Q1. Which Indian player on 9 March 2014 reclaimed the number one position in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen? Ans. Virat Kohli Note: He is followed by South African ODI captain AB de Villers, who was at the first position before the Asia Cup. Q2. Election Commission of India on 5 March 2014 announced that the …….th Lok Sabha elections will be held from 7 April 2014 to 12 May 2014 and the counting will take place on 16 May 2014? Ans. 16th Q3. Election Commission has alos announced that Assembly elections to which states will be held simultaneously with the LS polls 2014? Ans. Sikkim, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Q4. Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held from 1 March to 4 March 2014 at? Ans. Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Q5. Name the South African cricket team Captain who on 4 March 2014 announced his retirement from international cricket? Ans. Graeme Smith Q6. Name the former chief minister of Delhi who was appointed as the 22nd Governor of Kerala on 4 March 2014? Ans. Sheila Dikshit Q7. Who is the World’s top richest Billionaire with worth of 76 billion dollars according to Forbes magazine’s 28th Annual World billionaires list released on 3 March 2014?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Bill Gates Q8. Which country won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014? Ans. South Africa Note: They have defeated two-time former champions Pakistan by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 1 March 2014. Q9. Which film won the best picture award in the 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014 announced on 2 March 2014? Ans. 12 Years A Slave >> Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club >> Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine >> Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Study materials by “Letz Talk”
  2. 2. Q10. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Signed the Telangana Bill to carve out Telengana state on 1 March 2014. It will become the ..... state of India? Ans. 29th Q11. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation to impose President Rule in which state on 1 March 2014? Ans. Andhra Pradesh Note: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned on 19 February 2014 over Telangana issue. Q12. Union Cabinet on 2 March 2014 cleared reservation for which community under the central list of OBC (other backward castes quota) category in nine northern states? Ans. Jat community Q13. Government of India on 4 March 2014 hiked the interest rates on fixed deposit scheme that is offered by post offices by up to ..... percent? Ans. 0.2 Q14. Which state on 4 March 2014 became the first state in India to observe State Child Protection Day?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Assam Q15. Which team 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 on 9 March 2014? Ans. Mizoram Q16. Which country emerged as the largest non oil trading partner for Dubai in 2013-14 as per report released by Dubai Department of Economic Development on 10 March 2014? Ans. India Q17. International Women Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2014. What was the theme for the day for 2014? Ans. Equality for Women is Progress for all Q18. Name the exclusive health insurance cover for girl child announced on 7 March 2014 by Public sector general insurer New India Assurance? Ans. Asha Kiran
  3. 3. Q19. Who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vedanta Resources on 6 March 2014? Ans. Tom Albanese Q20. Which country replaced India at the number two position in the Test team rankings of cricket released on 5 March 2014? Ans. Australia Q21. Which teams won the Federation Cup Volleyball titles in mens and womens category respectively on 5 March 2014? Ans. Tamil Nadu and Railways Q22. Name the new health scheme launched on 6 March 2014 by North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for women?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna Q23. 64th National Basketball Championship concluded on 5 March 201 . Where was the event held? Ans. New Delhi Note: Chhattisgarh won the women's title beating Indian Railways 81-77. The men's title was won by Tamil Nadu. Q24. Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports on 5 March 2014 inaugurated the Sports Authority of India National Cycling Academy (SAI NCA) at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. Who is the present sports Minister? Ans. Jitendra Singh Q25. World Dentist Day was observed across the world on? Ans. 6 March 2014 Q26. Name the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Apple Inc who announced his retirement on 4 March 2014? Ans. Peter Oppenheimer Q27. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 3 March 2014 declared which body as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India? Ans. Hockey India Q28. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 8 March 2014 conferred Stree Shakti Puruskar 2013 to how many womens in recognition of their achievements? Ans. Six Q29. Saudi Arabia on 7 March 2014 declared which group as a Terrorist Group? Ans. Muslim Brotherhood
  4. 4. Q30. Technology firm Avaya on 6 March 2014 appointed whom as Managing Director for its India and SAARC operations?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Priyadarshi Mohapatra Q31. Who won 2 Gold and 1 Silver in the 16th Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship held on 6 March 2014? Ans. Ragala Venkat Q32. Low-cost carrier SpiceJet appointed whom as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 4 March 2014? Ans. R.Neelakantan Q33. Name the latest released book by Jaswant Singh, former minister in the NDA government recently? Ans. India at Risk Q34. Who won singles title of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship by defeating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4,6-3 in the final? Ans. Roger Federer Q35. Who won the men’s singles German Open Grand Prix title against Danish Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 24-22 19-21 21-11 in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany on 3 March 2014? Ans. Arvind Bhat Q36. Bharti Airtel and which international telecom giant signed a pact on 4 March 2014 to set up a multi-service regional network infrastructure node in India? Ans. Etisalat Q37. Which Indian writer on 9 March 2014 won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014 in non-fiction category?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Pankaj Mishra Q38. Name the 13-year old Indian-American student on 9 March 2014 who won the National Spelling Bee Competition in the US in a verbal duel at Kansas City Public Library, Missouri? Ans. Kush Sharma Q39. Which autonomous republic in the southeastern region of Ukraine Voted to become a part of the Russian Federation on 6 March 2014? Ans. Crimea
  5. 5. Q1. Who was voted as the Cricketer of the Generation by ESPN Cricinfo comprising a 50-member jury that included current and former cricketers and journalists? Ans. Sachin Tendulkar Note: Sachin defeated his competitors spin legend Shane Warne and all-rounder Jacques Kallis. The ESPNcricinfo Awards recognises the best individual batting and bowling performances in cricket over the calendar year. Q2. Who has resigned as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on 13 March 2014? Ans. Nandan Nilekani Note: Nilekani joined the Congress Party on 10 March 2014 and he is contesting from the Bangalore South constituency in Lok Sabha polls. Q3. Which states became the first two states to be issued with Plastic Photo Identity Card for elections in India? Ans. Nagaland and Assam Note: The voters of Nagaland and Assam will be using the cards for the first time in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Election commission decided to provide plastic Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) instead of laminated paper card to voters in India to avoid duplication and forgery. Q4. IPL 2014 to be held in three phases across which countries? Ans. UAE, Bangladesh and India Note: This is because of the Lok Sabha elections held during the period. The tournament will be played in three different phases and the first phase at least 16 matches will be played in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 16 April to 30 April 2014. The second phase of the tournament from 1 May to 12 May 2014 will be held in Bangladesh only if Union Home Ministry doesn’t permits to hold the event in India. Q5. Name the first Android phone launched by Finnish company Nokia, on 10 March 2014? Ans. Nokia X Note: It is a unique combination of Nokia quality and experiences, Microsoft services and Android apps. Q6. Who took oath as the Governor of Kerala on 11 March 2014? Ans. Sheila Dikshit Note: The oath was administered to her by the Kerala High Court’s Chief Justice Dr Manjula Chellur. Her appointment to the post came following resignation of Nikhil Kumar. Q7. Name the Malaysian Airlines flight operating a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft which vanished from the radar screens over the South China Sea with 239 people on board on 8 March 2014?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com
  6. 6. Ans. MH370 Q8. Which Indian player on 9 March 2014 reclaimed the number one position in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen? Ans. Virat Kohli Note: He was able to claim the first position by gaining 12 points during the Asia Cup by scoring 189 runs in three innings with 136 against Bangladesh. Q9. Which state 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? Ans. Mizoram Q10. Who won the Templeton Prize for 2014 recently? Ans. Tomas Halik Note: He is a Czech priest. The award was announced by the John Templeton Foundation on 13 March 2014 and under the award he will receive 1.1 million Euro. The award was established in 1972 by the late Sir John Templeton. The Prize is a monetary award of 1.1 million Euros and is the largest annual award in terms of cash in the world. Q11. Who has resigned as Chairman of MCX-SX on 14 March 2014? Ans. GK Pillai Note: Current Vice Chairman and former LIC Chairman, Thomas Mathew T was elected as new Chairman and Ashima Goyal was elected as Vice Chairperson by the Board members. Q12. First ever Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships was recently held at? Ans. Bangkok Note: Indian archers bagged 2 gold and a silver in the team events. Q13. Spice Jet and which international aviation Company signed a deal worth 4.4 billion dollar (26000 crore rupees) on 12 March 2014? Ans. Boeing Note: The deal was signed at the inauguration of India Aviation 2014 in Hyderabad. Q14. Who was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Allahabad Bank on 12 March 2014? Ans. Rakesh Sethi Note: Sethi will take charge of CMD with immediate effect as the post was lying vacant since January 2014 when Shubhlakshmi Panse retired. Q15. Who was appointed as the Chairman of Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB) on 11 March 2014?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com
  7. 7. Ans. Justice (Retd.) BN Srikrishna Q16. Government of Chhattisgarh on 11 March 2014 ordered a high-level departmental inquiry into the Maoist (Naxal) attack near Tongpal in ....... district recently? Ans. Sukma Q17. Who won the Gold medal in the Women’s Air pistol event at the 7th Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait on 10 March 2014? Ans. Heena Sidhu Q18. Which country emerged as the largest non-oil trading partner for Dubai in 2013-14? Ans. India Q19. Name the Indian writer who on 9 March 2014 won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014 in non-fiction category? Ans. Pankaj Mishra Q20. Who won Gold medal at Asian Air Gun Championship recently? Ans. Pooja Ghatkar Q21. Name the largest yellow star measuring 1300 times more than the diameter of sun discovered by researchers recently? Ans. HR 5171 A Q22. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) sold ....... percent of government stake (for 5340 crore rupees) to the Oil India Limited (OIL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on 14 March 2014?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. 10 Note: The aim of this deal was to encourage the disinvestment programme by the government of India. Q23. Which German luxury car maker on 13 March 2014 announced that it had commenced assembling the S-Class sedan in India at Chakan near Pune? Ans. Mercedes Benz Q24. Who was appointed as the first woman director (commercial) of Navratna Public Sector Unit (PSU) National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) on 12 March 2014? Ans. Soma Mondal
  8. 8. Q25. Name the multi-pronged National campaign on Dengue launched on 11 March 2014 to eradicate dengue across six Indian cities with public private partnership? Ans. U & Me Against Dengue Note: The campaign is joint initiative of Mortein (pest control brand) in association with All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Indian Medical Association (IMA), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Rotary Blood Bank and NGO SAHAYOG. Q26. World’s Longest aircraft Airlander or HAV304 was unveiled at which country in the first week of March? Ans. Britain Q27. Name the Indian-American student who won the National Spelling Bee Competition in the US in a verbal duel at Kansas City Public Library, Missouri? Ans. Kush Sharma Q28. Election Commission of India organized which campaign which aims to raise the number of women voters in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on 8 March 2014? Ans. Election Awakening for Women and Youth Q29. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India on 8 March 2014 conferred Stree Shakti Puruskar 2013 to how many women’s in recognition of their achievements in New Delhi?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Six Q30. French company Airbus launched its wholly owned subsidiary in India called ......... on 11 March 2014? Ans. Airbus India Q31. Who was sworn-in as the President of Chile in Valparaiso recently? Ans. Michelle Bachelet Note: She succeeded the conservative President Sebastian Pinera. Q32. World Kidney Day was observed on 13 March 2014. What was the theme of the day for 2014? Ans. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging. Note: World Kidney Day is observed annually on the second Thursday in March. Q1. World Water Day was observed on 22 March 2014 with the theme? Ans. Water and Energy Note: World Water Day is observed to preserve and ration consumption of water.
  9. 9. Q2. Who was selected for the 23rd G D Birla Award for scientific research for the year 2013? Ans. Rajesh Gopakumar Note: Gopakumar has been awarded for his important contributions on topics in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory. At present he is working as a theoretical physicist at Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. Q3. Name the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India who resigned on 20 March 2014, three months ahead of the completion of his term? Ans. Dr KC Chakrabarty Q4. Name the Malaysia Airlines flight which disappeared in the South China Sea on 8 March 2014? Ans. MH370 Q5. Name the renowned author and journalist who died on 20 March 2014 at the age of 99 at his home in Sujan Singh Park in Delhi? Ans. Khushwant Singh Q6. Which team won the Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy 2013-14 by defeating Railways by four wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 16 March 2014? Ans. Karnataka Q7. Which country is the world’s largest arms importer as per report published by as Swedish Think Tank, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on 17 March 2014?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. India Q8. Government of India divested its 9 percent stake in which private bank on on 21 March 2014? Ans. Axis Bank Note: The divestment resulted into generation of 5500 crore rupees. Q9. Which day was was observed across the world on 21 March 2014 to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities? Ans. World Poetry Day Q10. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued notice to banks on 19 March 2014 to take measures to counter the threat expected to arise from discontinuation of Windows XP. From which date Windows will withdraw support for XP? Ans. 8 April 2014
  10. 10. Q11. e-Commerce firm & online travel company ibiboGroup on 20 March 2014 announced to acquire Bangalore-based which startup to strengthen the offers in the bus travel space? Ans. YourBus.in Q12. Name the scheme extended recently by RBI to import gold to five private banks? Ans. 80:20 scheme Note: The five banks which have been allowed to import gold under the 80:20 scheme are HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank. Q13. What was India's rank in a Microsoft report in the list of the countries sending out spam e-mails released by Microsoft on 28 February 2014? Ans. Fourth Q14. Name the World largest TV which was unveiled for the first time at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, US on 21 March 2014? Ans. Big Hoss Note: Big Hoss was recorded as world largest TV in the Guinness Book of World Records. Q15. Name the Indian journalist who won digital activism award on 20 March 2014 for regional news service?Visit:www.currentaffairs4examz.com Ans. Shubranshu Choudhary Q16. Union health ministry on 19 March 2014 revoked the ban on which painkiller and anti-pyretic drug? Ans. Analgin Q17. Which day was observed on 20 March 2014 to create awareness about the House Sparrow? Ans. World Sparrow Day Q18. Who won in Women’s doubles final of the BNP Paribas Open by defeating Sania Mirza and Cara Black from Zimbabwe 7-6(5), 6-2 recently? Ans. Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai Q19. International Day of Forests was observed across the world on 21 March 2014 with the theme? Ans. Celebrating Forests for Sustainable Development.
  11. 11. Q20. India has nominated which sites for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Status for 2014? Ans. Rani-ki-Vav located in Patan, Gujarat and the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh Q21. Who has been selected for the 17th Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 for his debut film as a director, The Good Road in Gujarati? Ans. Gyan Correa Q22. Who was unanimously elected as the first women President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London? Ans. Aditi Khanna Q23. Name the former Brazilian international footballer who died on 21 March 2014? Ans. Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini Q24. Which country announced to lift state of emergency on 18 March 2014? Ans. Thailand Do not share file with any one… Stay tuned. Don’t forget to read ‘Daily News’, which is the best in our page….. Study materials by “Letz Talk”

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