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Daily Current Affairs 14 March 2018: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 14 March 2018. It includes all Major National, International, Business and Sports related current affairs of 14 March 2018. A brief explanation of every current affair is provided to further enhance your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs we would recommend to you to try 14 March 2018 Current affairs test.

National News

1.Mamata Banerjee tweeted ‘Beginning of end’.

  • After the BSP and SP secured leads over the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “The beginning of the end has started”.
  • She also congratulated parties’ leaders Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav for the victory. SP candidates are leading in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies, Election Commission data revealed.

2.LCD screens to be removed from Tejas as people damage them.

  • The Indian Railways has decided to remove the infotainment LCD devices from the coaches of the Tejas Express and Shatabdi Express, an official has said.
  • The official added, the railway took the decision as the LCD screens were found damaged, with their wires broken and headphones stolen.

3.Arunachal tribals to get land ownership rights for the 1st time.

  • Arunachal Pradesh Land Settlement and Records Amendment Bill,2018, has been passed by Arunachal Pradesh Assembly, which will allow the state’s tribal people to have ownership rights over their land for the first time.
  • The bill caters to indigenous people, including communities and clans possessing land possession certificates.

4.Chennai has fastest fixed broadband speed in India: Report.

  • According to broadband speed tester Ookla, Chennai has the fastest fixed broadband speed at over 32.67 mbps, which is 57.7% faster than India’s average speed of 20.72 mbps.
  • Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vishakhpatnam and Delhi also scored above the country’s average.

International News

1.Scientist Stephen Hawking has died at age of 76.

  • Stephen Hawking whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died at the age of 76.
  • He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.

2.China winning war on pollution.

  • The University of Chicago has said in its study that China appears to be winning its war on air pollution and has on average cut concentrations on fine particulate matter(PM) 2.5 by 32% over the last four years.
  • The level of PM 2.5, considered most harmful to health, can play a role in heart diseases and lung ailments including cancer.

3.Syria is bleeding inside out: UN Chief.

  • United Nations’ Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, expressing concern over the ongoing Syrian Civil War, said that the Arab country is “bleeding inside and out”
  • The war has reportedly killed over 3.5 lakh people since its beginning in 2011.

4.Tillerson happier after being fired as US State Secretary: Trump.

  • US President Trump revealed that he fired Tillerson because he disagreed with him on issues such as N Korea.
  • Trump said that he thinks Rex Tillerson is “much happier” after being fired from the post of State Secretary.

Business News
1.India wholesale inflation hits 7-month low of 2.48% in February.

  • The government data showed that inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index(WPI) eased to a 7-month low of 2.48% in Feb compared to 2.84% in January.
  • The price of Food articles declined by 2% while prices of Fuel and Power rose 1.2%. This comes after retail inflation slowed for the second straight month in Feb to 4.4%

2.China slaps record Rs.5,650 crore fine for stock manipulation.

  • China’s securities regulator said it fined Xiamen Beibadao Group record 5.5 billion yuan for manipulating share prices.
  • The penalty is almost six times what Xiamen Beibadao earned by manipulating the shares in two months, the regulator said.

3.BSNL, MTNL, Air India worst performing state-owned firms.

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  • According to a government survey, BSNL, Air India and MTNL were the least profitable public sector units in 2016-17.
  • The three companies incurred 55.66% of the total losses suffered by the top ten loss-making Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSEs).

4.Google to ban cryptocurrency ads from June.

  • From June this year, Google will ban advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies and related content including initial coin offerings.
  • Earlier, social network facebook also banned advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies.

Sports News
1.Pacer Mitchell Johnson suffers head injury in gym.

  • Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson suffered a head injury while working out at a gym.
  • He cut his scalp open reportedly with a chin-up bar in the gym, that required as many as 16 stitches.

2.Manchester United knocked out of Champions League.

  • Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League in the pre-quarterfinals after losing 1-2 to Sevilla at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
  • This is the first time Sevilla, five-time Europa League champions, have reached Champions League quarterfinals.

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