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Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters: Novak Djokovic won the Indian Wells ATP Tennis Masters by defeating Roger Federer. Women’s singles was won by Flavia Pennetta.
India is the world’s largest arms importer: SIPRI in its data on international arms transfers claimed India as largest importer of weapon systems, which is three times more than Pakistan and China.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14: Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Aditi Khanna: Aditi Khanna became the first women President of Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA) in London in its 67-years long history.
Dr KC Chakrabarty: Deputy Governor of RBI, Dr KC Chakrabarty is in news as he resigned from the office three months ahead of the completion of the term.
G D Birla award: Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar won the G D Birla award for scientific research for the year 2013.
Big Hoss: Big Hoss is the World largest TV unveiled for the first time at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Govind Mishra: Govind Mishra will be given the Sarawasti honour for year 2013 for his book Dhool Paudho Par. He will be the second person to receive this award.
4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship: RSPB won the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship (Division A) in Bhopal after defeating defending champions Haryana by 4-0.
AQUATM: Vandana Foundation has launched AQUATM water vending machine in Mumbai. It will release 1 liter water at a price of 1 rupee.
Rajiv Takru: Rajiv Takru, the Financial Services Secretary has been appointed as the new Revenue Secretary. He succeeded Sumit Bose.
Shigeru Ban, Japanese architect won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014: Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014.
3rd South Asian Handball Championship: India defeated Pakistan in the final to win the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title at Genesis Global School in Noida.
West Zone won cricket's Deodhar Trophy 2014: West Zone defeated North Zone to win the Deodhar Trophy of Cricket 2014 in Visakhapatnam by a margin of 133 runs.
Miami Masters Crown: Novak Djokovic won his fourth Miami Masters crown by defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3.
Manuel Valls: President Francois Hollande appointed Interior Minister Manuel Valls as next prime minister of France.
Nancy Powell: US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell is in news as she announced her resignation. She had submitted her resignation to Barack Obama.
Dr. Sumit Chugh: An Indian- American Cardiologist, Dr. Sumit Chugh is in news as he has been chosen for the Prestigious Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Highlights of RBI first Bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement 2014-15 announced on 1 April 2014:

+ Kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.0%.
+ The repo rate and the rate at which RBI lends money to banks remained at 8 per cent.
+ Cash reserve ratio also remain unchanged at 4%.
+ The economic growth of country slipped to a decade-low of 4.5 per cent in 2012-13 and is estimated at 4.9 per cent in the current financial year 2013-14.

Recent RBI Important Steps:
+ The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks not to impose financial penalty on the consumers in case of non-maintenance of minimum balance in their saving accounts.
+ RBI also directed banks to limit the liability of customers in electronic banking transactions in cases where banks fail to prove customer negligence.
+ RBI also instructed banks to allow borrowers to prepay floating rate term loans without any penalty.

RBI approved banking licences to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan financial services: RBI has granted in-principle approvals to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services Pvt Ltd to start new banks in India.

Karim Massimov: Karim Massimov is in news as he has been named as the new Prime Minister of Kazakhstan after Serik Akhmetov resigned from the post.
Most Efficient Navratna Award: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) recieved the Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year 2013.
D K Pathak: Union Government recently appointed senior IPS officer D K Pathak as the new Director General of BSF.
R Gandhi: RBI has appointed R Gandhi as the Deputy Governor for a period of three years. He is the successor of Anand Sinha.
NIST launched world's most accurate clock, NIST-F2: NIST has launched a new atomic clock, named as NIST-F2 to serve the new US civilian time and frequency, along with the current NIST-F1 standard.
Marie-Lousie Coleiro Preca: Marie-Lousie Coleiro Preca Sworn-in as President of Malta, island state, in Valletta.
United Kingdom’s 2014 Asian Award: MS Dhoni won the United Kingdom’s 2014 Asian Award for outstanding achievement in Sports.
Social Progress Index (SPI): India was ranked 102 out of 132 countries on the Social Progress Index (SPI) published by the US-based non-profit organisation Social Progress Imperative
ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014: Sri Lanka defeated India in the final match to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2014 at Shere Bangla stadium of Mirpur, Dhaka.
Femina Miss India 2014: Koyal Rana won the title of fbb Femina Miss India 2014. Jhataleka Malhotra and Gail Nicole Da’Silva were the 1st and 2nd runner-ups respectively.
4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014: Punjab won the 4th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2014 (Division A) by defeating Hokey Odisha at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Women’s World Twenty20 Cup 2014: Australian cricket team had won the Women’s World Twenty20 Cup 2014 cup by defeating England in the final match in Mirpur, Dhaka.
INS Vikrant: INS Vikrant is in news recently as it was sold to IB Commercial for 60 crore. It is India’s first aircraft carrier and played an important role during 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Viktor Orban: Viktor Orban was re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for the second consecutive four-year term.
Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan is in news as he has been named as one of the Five Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2013. Others are Joe Root, Charlotte Edwards, Chris Rogers, Ryan Harris and Dale Steyn.
Rajendra Mal Lodha: President of India on 11 April 2014 appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha as Next Chief Justice of India.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013: The Union Ministry announced recently that legendary poet Gulzar was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013.
Knight Grand Cross (GBE) Award: Ratan Tata recently received the Knight Grand Cross (GBE) award by UK Government.
Justice G Rohini: Justice G Rohini appointed as the next Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. She will be the first women Chief Justice in the Delhi High Court.
Vijay Seshadri: India-born poet Vijay Seshadri won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems entitled 3 Sections.
Seventh South Asia Judo Championships: Indian judokas won 12 medals at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.
SBI launched Tab banking to facilitate opening of Saving Accounts: State Bank of India recently launched digital banking facilities for the convenience of SBI customers.

The 61st National Film Awards for 2013 was announced in New Delhi recently. Here are important winners:

• Best Actor – Raj Kumar for Shahid in hindi and Suraj Venjaramoodu for Perariyathavar in Malyalam
• Best Actress – Geetanjali Thapa for Liar’s Dance in Hindi 
• Best Direction – Hansal Mehta for film Shahid 
• Best Film on Social Issues – Gulabi Gang directed by Nishtha
• Best Supporting Actor – Saurabh Shukla for Jolly LLB
• Best Supporting Actress – Amruta Subhash for Astu in Marathi and Aida El-Kashef for Ship of Theseus
• Best Children’s Film – Kaphal (Hindi), directed by Batul Mukhtiar
• Best Child Artist – Somnath Avghade for Fandy in Marathi and Sadhana for Thanga Meengal in Tamil
• Special Jury Award – Yellow in Marathi directed by Mahesh Limaye and Miss Lovely in Hindi directed by Ashim Ahuwalia
• Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director – Fandry in Marathi directed by Nagraj Manjule
• Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Thalaimuraigal (Tamil) directed by Balu Mahindra
• Best Writing on Cinema or Book of the Cinema – Cinema Ga Cinema in Telugu authored by Nandagopal and published by Praga India, Hyderabad

RK Dhowan: Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy. He is a successor of Admiral DK Joshi, who was the 1st Defence forces chief to resign in India.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika: Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the Presidency for the fourth time consecutively in Algeria.
Women’s Senior Snooker Championship: Chitra Magimairaj won the World Women’s Senior Snooker Championship at Leeds, Britain by defeating Alena Asmolava of Belarus.
41st Chief Justice of India: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha sworn-in as the 41st Chief Justice of India. His swearing-in ceremony was administered by the President of India.
Goldman Environmental Prize: An Indian environmental activist, Ramesh Agrawal won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize that is commonly called as the Green Nobel.
NR Narayana Murthy: 2014 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award presented to NR Narayana Murthy for his remarkable vision and leadership in the IT sector.

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