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Current Affairs - 3 March 2014

  1. The veteran Indian painter Mr. Prokash Karmakar (81) passed away in Kolkata due to age related illness. The painter was best known for his landscapes and nudes.
  2. Union Cabinet cleared reservation for Jat community under the central list of OBC category in nine northern states.
  3. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation to impose President Rule in Andhra Pradesh.
  4. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Signed the Telangana Bill to carve out Telengana state from Andhra Pradesh.
  5. 282 mortal remains of Indian soldiers of 1857 mutiny were exhumed from the well at Ajnala in Amritsar district of Punjab.
  6. 12 Years A Slave of Steve McQueen won the best picture award in the 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014.
  7. South Africa won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time by defeating Pakistan by at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
  8. Former Union Minister Bhuvnesh Chaturvedi died at a private heart hospital in Kota after protracted illness at the age of 85.
  9. Study suggested that Climate change contributed in collapse of Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilization that spanned across present India and Pakistan.
  10. Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched the DMIC chapter of Uttar Pradesh at Lucknow.
  11. UAE led consortium TAQA decided to buy two HEP plants in India.
  12. Cairn Energy founder Sir Bill Gammell announced retirement from the post of non executive chairman.

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