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Current Affairs for IAS Exams - 6 March 2014

  1. World Dentist Day was observed all over the world on 6 March 2014 to raise awareness about dental health.
  2. Sports Minister inaugurated National Cycling Academy at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in New Delhi.
  3. Latest study claims that eating lot of protein-rich food increases the risk of cancer, which is almost as much as smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
  4. Current Account Deficit (CAD) declined to 0.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Quarter 3 (October - December) of 2013-14.
  5. India and Nepal army has started a joint military exercise Ex-Surya Kiran Drills VI at Saljhandi in Rupandehi district of Nepal.
  6. The 64th National Basketball Championship concluded on 5 March 2014 at the Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.
  7. NDMC launched a new health scheme Stri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna for women.
  8. Delhi high court ordered Delhi Police to set up a unit to prevent racial profiling of people from North East India on 5 March 2014.
  9. The Punjab Cabinet approved the Backward Class (BC) status for the ’Jat’ and ’Jat Sikhs’ of the state on 5 March 2014.
  10. Mumbai was the least expensive major city for expatriates according to annual ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
  11. Bharti Airtel and Etisalat signed a pact to set up a multi-service regional network infrastructure node in India.
  12. Tamil Nadu men and Railways women won the Federation Cup 2014 Volleyball titles by defeating services and Kerala respectively.
  13. European Union froze the assets of ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych and 17 ministers, businessmen and security chief.
  14. Indian-American Scientist Anil Jain developed the first three-dimensional model of a human fingerprint called Phantom. A team of Michigan State University computer scientists led by Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kanpur alum Anil Jain have built the first 3D model of a human fingerprint.
  15. Technology firm Avaya appointed Priyadarshi Mohapatra as Managing Director for its India and SAARC operations.

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