Current Affairs March 2014: Important Questions for competitive Examinations

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1) 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?- 16th

2) Election Commission has alos announced that Assembly elections to which states?- Sikkim, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

3) Third BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit was held from 1 March to 4 March 2014 at?- Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

4) Name the South African cricket team Captain who retired from international cricket?- Graeme Smith

5) New Governor of Kerala?- Sheila Dikshit

6) Which country won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014?- South Africa

7) Which film won the best picture award in the 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014?- 12 Years A Slave
>> Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
>> Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
>> Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

8) 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?- 0.2

9) Which team won the 68th senior National football championship of Santosh Trophy by defeating Railways 3-0?- Mizoram

10) International Women Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2014. What was the theme for the day for 2014?- Equality for Women is Progress for all

11) Who was voted as the Cricketer of the Generation by ESPN Cricinfo?- Sachin Tendulkar

12) Who has resigned as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?- Nandan Nilekani

13) Name the first Android phone launched by Finnish company Nokia, on 10 March 2014?- Nokia X
14) 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?- MH370

15) Who won the Templeton Prize for 2014?- Tomas Halik

16) World Water Day was observed on 22 March 2014 with the theme?- Water and Energy
17) 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?- Khushwant Singh

18) Which team won the Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy 2013-14?- Karnataka

19) Who was appointed as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the Supreme Court on 28 March 2014?- Sunil Gavaskar

20) World Health Organisation (WHO) on 27 March 2014 certified India as free from which disease?- Polio

21) Who won cricket's Deodhar Trophy 2014?- West Zone

22) Who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014?- Japanese architect Shigeru Ban

23) Who was appointed as the Revenue Secretary on 25 March 2014?- Rajiv Takru

24) Which public sector bank has launched first of its type Instant Money Transfer (IMT) scheme on 24 March 2014?- Bank of India

25) Who won Sarawasti Samman for the year 2013?- Govind Mishra

26) Which actor was named as the brand ambassador of the Earth hour 2014?- Arjun Kapoor

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