Current Affairs – March 14, 2019

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National - Current Affairs - March 14, 2019

Vienna tops in the world, Hyderabad, and Pune most liveable cities in India: Mercer Report

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Hyderabad and Pune continue to be the most liveable cities in India for expatriates, a Mercer survey found, even though their overall global ranking remains a lowly 143. According to Mercer’s 21st annual Quality of Living Rankings, released on 13th March, the two cities are followed by Bengaluru (149), Mumbai (154) and New Delhi (162), whose rankings remained unchanged from last year. Mercer’s survey provides assessment for more than 450 cities; this ranking is for 231 of these cities. Vienna retained the top rank for the 10th year running, followed by Zurich at the second spot. In joint third place are Auckland, Munich, and Vancouver.

 

India observed Dandi March Day on 12th March 2019

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12th March 2019 marks the 89th anniversary of the Dandi Satyagraha, an act of nonviolent civil disobedience in colonial India led by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi had undertaken a 26-day march from March 12, 1930, to April 6, 1930, as a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly.

 

Business - Current Affairs - March 14, 2019
HDFC Bank becomes the 3rd company to cross Rs 6 lakh crore m-cap

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India’s most valued lender HDFC Bank on 13th March crossed the Rs 6 lakh crore-market capitalization mark, becoming the third company to do so after Reliance Industries (RIL) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
HQ: Mumbai
MD & CEO: Aditya Puri

 

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MR Kumar appointed LIC Chairman

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The government appointed MR Kumar as the Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) and Vipin Anand and TC Suseel Kumar as the managing directors (MDs) on March 13. LIC’s executive board comprises of one chairman and four managing directors.
Founded: 1 September 1956
HQ: Mumbai

 

Sports - Current Affairs - March 14, 2019
Rohit Sharma becomes third fastest to cross 8000 ODI runs

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Rohit Sharma on 13th March became the third fastest player to cross 8000 runs in ODI cricket. He is also the ninth Indian batsman to do so after Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, and Mohammed Azharuddin.

 

Science - Current Affairs - March 14, 2019
Britain Issues New ‘Black Hole’ Coin in Honour of Stephen Hawking

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The UK’s Royal Mint on 12th March unveiled a new commemorative 50 pence coin inspired by the late legendary British physicist Stephen Hawking’s seminal work on black holes. Hawking, one of the world’s best-known theoretical physicists who died aged 76 last year, joins the ranks of other eminent scientists such Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin to have a commemorative coin in honor of one of his greatest discoveries that black holes should not be all black.

 

International - Current Affairs - March 14, 2019
World Kidney Day 2019: 14th March (2nd Thursday of March)

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World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March.
2019 theme: ‘Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere

 

INDO-OMAN Joint Ex Al Nagah 2019 commences

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Indo Oman Joint Exercise Al Nagah III 2019, a joint military exercise between Indian and Royal Army of Oman (RAO), commenced this morning at HQ Jabel Regiment, Nizwa, Oman with a brief but impressive opening ceremony that saw the unfurling of the national flags of both countries with Omani and Indian soldiers standing side by side signifying the growing cooperation, synergy, and understanding between both the countries.

 

15th Special Olympics World Summer Games to start on Thursday (14 March) in UAE

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The 15th Special Olympics World Summer Games will kick start Thursday in the Emirati capital with the participation of 7,500 athletes from 192 nations. This is the first time the tournament is held in the Middle East and North Africa region. The tournament, taking place until March 22, includes various sports activities and disciplines designed for people with intellectual disabilities. The tournament was first held in Chicago, Illinois, the US in 1968. It is an event recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Special Olympics Organization.

 

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