Current Affairs for IAS Exams - 13 March 2014

  1. India Joined global search for Malaysian aircraft by deploying 3 warships. India had deployed 3 warships and 4 surveillance aircraft to search for Malaysian aircraft. Aircraft included in this search is Latest P-8I anti submarine warfare plane.
  2. Indian archers bagged 2 gold and silver in the team events of 1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships at Bangkok.
  3. IRDA ordered CBI probe for ICICI Lombard for alleged fraud in four government-sponsored insurance schemes.
  4. World Kidney Day was observed annually on 13 March 2014. The theme of World Kidney Day of 2014 is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging. Every year this day observes on the second Thursday in March. This day celebrates to raise the awareness of the kidney to our health.
  5. The Delhi High Court upheld the death sentences awarded to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case.
  6. Scientists in their study of a 70-million-year-old fossil found in Alaska said that it was the new species of dinosaur and it is smaller cousin T Rex.
  7. SBI Life Insurance Company announced that it will appeal against the order of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) to refund 275 crore rupees.
  8. Japanese electronics firm Panasonic announced to pay its employees a pollution premium to workers who are working in China.
  9. Mercedes Benz, the German luxury car maker has started the local assembly of the S-Class sedan in India at Chakan, Pune.
  10. Tech Mahindra and Alstom Transport announced to set up a global development centre located in Bangalore.
  11. Devyani Khobragade

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