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Current Affairs for IAS Exams - 27 March 2014

  1. Ancient caves depicting 7000 years old civilization discovered in Andhra Pradesh. Researcher K Ramakrishna Reddy has discovered a group of caves inhibited by ancient humans in Akkampalli of Andhra Pradesh.
  2. IBM unveiled Social, Mobile, Cloud and Analytics (SMAC) solutions for telecom operators.
  3. India defeated Pakistan in the final to win the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title at Genesis Global School in Noida.
  4. Poachers gang killed a rhino in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam and took away its horn.
  5. WHO-India has launched a programme named IVR 2020 programme with an aim to increase population of rhinoceros listed as vulnerable on IUCN Red list.
  6. Search for missing Malaysian plane in southern Indian Ocean temporarily suspended due to bad weather.
  7. The Supreme Court has proposed to the BCCI that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals should not be part of IPL 7 and Sunil Gavaskar be made interim President of BCCI in place of N Srinivasan.
  8. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) collected more than Rs. 1 crore on 26 March 2014 as 1,208 donors contributed generously. AAP supporters said the windfall was a result of Narendra Modi’s comments against Kejriwal.
  9. WHO certifies India as a polio-free nation. According to the international guidelines, a country or region has to be polio-free at least for three years to qualify to be declared polio-free. India touched this milestone in January this year. Minister of Health Ghulam Nabi Azad received the certificate on behalf of India. Along with India another 11 south East Asian countries received this certificate from WHO.
  10. Olympian and former India captain Jude Felix was appointed coach of the National men

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