Current Affairs for 14 March 2016

Allahabad High Court celebrates 150th foundation year 

  • The Allahabad High Court celebrated its 150th foundation day on 14th March 2016. President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest of the celebrations. 

 Railway Ministry launches Clean My Coach service 

  • Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched an online Clean My Coach service in line with Indian Railways cleanliness drive Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat and Union Government’s flagship Digital India Programme. 

  Arab League declares Lebanese movement Hezbollah a terrorist group

  • The Arab League has declared Lebanese movement Hezbollah, a Shia political organisation a terrorist group. The move comes after the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had adopted the same stance.

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India, US launch Fullbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship 

  • India and United States have launched the Fulbright – Kalam Climate Fellowship enabling Indian research scholars to work with American institutions in the field of climate change.  

Lt Gen N P S Hira appointed Deputy Chief of Army 

  • Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) N P S Hira has been appointed as Deputy Chief of Army Staff. He will be now moving to Army Headquarters in New Delhi.

All England Championships: Lin Dan wins sixth title; Nozomi Okuhara first 

  • Lin Dan earned his sixth All England badminton title when he routed Chinese teammate Tian Houwei 21-9, 21-10 in the final on Sunday.

Union Power Ministry named LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme as UJALA 

  • Union Power Ministry has announced name UJALA for the LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). UJALA is acronym for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All. 

IMF and India to set-up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center in Delhi 

  • India and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have decided to set up South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTC) in New Delhi. 

Ex-refugee wins $1m global teacher prize 

  • A Palestinian teacher has won a $1m (£707,000) global teaching prize - with the award announced in a video message by Pope Francis.

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