Page-3 of Current Affairs - March, 2014

Mr. Sunil Gavaskar: Appointed by SC as interim BCCI chief for IPL 7

The Supreme Court of India appointed batting legend, Mr. Sunil Gavaskar as the Interim BCCI President of BCCI to oversee Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in place of N Srinivasan and also directed him to relinquish his job as a Cricket Commentator. The other responsibilities of the board would be performed by BCCI vice-president Shivlal ..

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Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor: New Brand Ambassdar of Earth Hour 2014

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor became the national ambassador of the Earth Hour 2014 that was observed on March 29. Under the Earth Hour initiative, citizens are asked to switch off all electricity for an hour. This year, it will be observed Saturday from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Earth Hour campaign: “I Will If You ..

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“Dendroid” -Android Malware targeting Indian Users

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) warned about a currently active Dendroid malware campaign that is spreading across India, targeting Android users. About Android Malware “Dendroid” Belongs to deadly ‘Trojan’ family. Created by modifying the required permissions by any clean APK (Android Application Package) with Dendroid RAT functionality that allows detailed management of the ..

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SEBI: To issue guidelines for FATCA compliance for fiscal year 2014-15

To combat possible tax evasion by Americans through Indian entities, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) planned to issue the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance norms in the fiscal year 2014-15.  For the implementation of the FATCA, the US government is required to sign Inter-Government Agreement (IGA) with various countries, including ..

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India Rating: Extended Basel III deadline to ease pressure on banks

As per the rating agency, India Ratings (formerly Fitch), the putting off of Basel III by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) till March 2019 would ease pressure on banks. There were industry-wide concerns about the potential stress on asset quality and consequential impact on performance and profitability of banks. Thus, the apex bank extended ..

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