• Current Affairs 3rd March 2014

    Published on : 03-Mar-2014
    Current Affairs 3rd March 2014

    Current Affairs 3rd March 2014 - Important Points

     

    Current Affairs 3rd March 2014 - Details

    Dubai tennis championship title won by Roger Federer

    Dubai Tennis Championship single title won by Roger Federer on 1st March 2014 . He defeated Tomas Berdych by 3-6, 6-4,6-3 in the final. It is his 78th career title.

    Indo-Pak duo Aihsan ul Haq Qureshi  and Rohan Bopanna also won the doubles title by defeating Daniel Nestor and N. Zimonjic 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets.

    Important to note : 

    • Roger Federer also defeated second seeded Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of this tournament. 
    • Roger Federer is from Switzerland.

    Union Cabinet cleared reservation for Jats community under OBC category

    Union Cabinet cleared reservation for Jat community on 2nd March 2014. Reservation for Jat community was cleared under the central list of OBC (other backward castes quota) category in nine northern states. It is expected reservation for Jat community will benefit approx nine crore people of this community. Jats were demanding same since a long time.

    President rule imposed in Andra Pradesh

    As, The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent for Telangana, he also signed for President's rule in Andra Pradesh. As we are aware that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned on 19 February 2014 over Telangana issue thenafter Governor E S L Narasimhan recommended President Rule in the Andhra Pradesh State.

    Important to note :

    According to the Article 356 of the constitution, if the President, on receipt of report from the Governor of the State or otherwise, is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the State cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution, the President may declare the president rule in the state. 

    Oscar Awards announced

    Important Oscar Academy Awards 2014 Winners: 

    • BEST PICTURE -      12 Years a Slave  
    • BEST DIRECTOR -    Alfonso Cuaron [Gravity]
    • BEST ACTOR   -       Matthew McConaughey [Dallas Buyers Club]
    • BEST ACTRESS -     Cate Blanchett [Blue Jasmine]
    • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY     -  Her [Spike Jonze]
    • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY     - 12 Years a Slave [John Ridley]
    • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS      - Lupita Nyong’o [12 Years a Slave]
    • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR          - Jared Leto [Dallas Buyers Club]
    • BEST ANIMATED FILM                  - Frozen
    • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - The Great Beauty [Italy]

    ICC under 19 World Cup 2014 won by South Africa

    For the first time South Africa under-19 team has captured ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014. South Africa Under -19 team defeated former champions Pakistan by six wickets. Final of ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 was held in Dubai International Cricket Stadium. 

    Corbin Borsch of South Africa was declared as man of the match.

    Important to note :

    • Captian of South African tean was Aiden Markram
    • Captian of Pakistan tean was Sami Aslam 
    • In Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 India is on the 5th spot after South Africa, Pakistan, England and Australia

     

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