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Current Affairs for IAS Exams - 23 March 2014

  1. Shankracharya of Dwarikapeeth strongly objects to the "Har Har Modi" slogan coined by supporters of Narendra Modi.
  2. France provides new satellite images of possible debris of missing Malaysian airliner in South Indian Ocean.
  3. Adolfo Suarez, the first elected Prime Minister of Spain died.
  4. ICC Twenty-20 World Cup:
    • India beat West Indies by 7 wickets in the ICC Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup. Amit Mishra declared man of the match for the second time in a row.
    • Pakistan defeat Australia with 16-run
  5. Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented and indefinite strike over a long-running pay and conditions dispute.
  6. Customers should be given a free copy of their credit profile as it would help in promoting financial discipline among loan seekers, an RBI report says. The Committee has suggested that providing customers with a free copy of their Credit Information Reports (CIRs) would help create awareness about the need to have credit discipline, enable customers to correct their behaviour and improve their score well before they plan to avail fresh credit of any kind.
  7. Pranab Mukherjee conferred three Kriti Chakras and ten Shurya Chakras to Armed Personnel at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  8. Dalai Lama released a book "Lal Bahadur Shastri: Lessons in Leadership", a biography that encapsulates India’s former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s life. The book presents a recollection of Shastri’s childhood, his adult and public life poignantly narrated by his son, Anil Shastri and perceptively interpreted by Pavan Choudary.
  9. Bhavani Island in Andra Pradesh on the waves of River Krishna was developed as new adventure sports.
  10. Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is nominated for Asian Tour

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