March, 2013

Pandit Hridaynath Lifetime Achievement Award

Popular singer Ms. Asha Bhosle is conferred the Pandit Hridaynath Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the domain of music.

Serena and Andy Murray wins the title at WTA Miami Open Tennis championship

Serena Williams of USA wins the title at the WTA Miami Open tennis championship, beating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the final in Miami, USA. It is the 48th title of her glittering career.
Andy Murray of Britain beating David Ferrer of Spain in the final in Miami, USA.

North Korea warning to the world community

North Korea issues a pointed warning to the world community, saying that nuclear weapons are the “nation’s life” and will not be traded even for “billions of dollars”.

Jantantra Yatra from the historic Jallianwala Bagh

Launching his Jantantra Yatra from the historic Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar (Punjab), anti-corruption crusader Mr. Anna Hazare announces that a Jan Sansad (People’s Parliament) will be held in New Delhi in about five months” time.

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds the election of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds the election of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s President, bringing to an end an election process that riveted the nation amid fears of a repeat of the 2007-08 post-election violence. In the election, Mr. Kenyatta defeats incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai.

Special ceremony on President’s Body Guard

Hon’ble President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presents “Silver Trumpet” and “Trumpet Banner” to the President’s Body Guard during a special ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. A ceremonial practice that has been in place since 1923, the presentation is held only once during a President’s tenure.

T.N. act centre to stop friendly relation with Sri Lanka

The Centre rejects the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution that asked India to stop treating Sri Lanka as a friendly nation and to slap sanctions on the island country in the wake of the atrocities committed against Tamils there.

ODI series drawn between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Bangladesh beat hosts Sri Lanka by three wickets in the third and final ODI in Pallekele, levelling the series at 1-1.

Thailand govt. and Muslim separatist leaders start peace talk

The Thailand Government and Muslim separatist leaders start peace talks. The talks are aimed at ending almost a decade of unrest in the country’s far south.

New figures reveal India’s CAD

The new figures reveal that India’s current account deficit (CAD) widened to a record high of 6.7 percent of GDP in the October-December quarter of the 2012-13 fiscal. The rise in CAD (the difference between the inflow and outflow of foreign capital) during the quarter was driven by a large trade-deficit.