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Current Affairs for IAS Exams - 7 March 2014

  1. National security advisor-level meet on maritime security cooperation between India, Sri Lanka and Maldives held in New Delhi.
  2. Researchers at CAPRISA discovered potent antibodies which can neutralize and kill multiple strains of HIV.
  3. China announced the extension of Qinghai-Tibet railway line.
  4. Authorities in Crimea voted to accelerate secession from Ukraine and become a part of the Russian Federation.
  5. Home Ministry issue says that Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) will not require medical visa for commissioning surrogacy but in case couples are married for two years. Foreigners will, however, have to continue obtaining a visa.
  6. Indian Revenue Department has tightened baggage rules for inbound Indian passengers curb gold smuggling and to prevent misuse of gold import facility.
  7. Australia replaced India at second position in the Test team rankings of cricket after they defeated South Africa in the third and final Test match.
  8. China announced a biggest hike of 12.2 percent in defense budget.
  9. Tom Albanese was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vedanta Resources.
  10. Saudi Arabia declared Muslim Brotherhood with other three militant group as Terrorist Group.
  11. Emergency rule lifted in Tunisia.
  12. Commitment of Google to involve more women into technology sector.
  13. India

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