Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Current Affairs 2008 : March By Neo Quiz Spot

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March–April - Rising food and fuel prices trigger riots and unrest in the Third World.

March 2 - 2008 Russian presidential election: Dmitry Medvedev is elected President of Russia with about 70% of the vote. He is scheduled to succeed Vladimir Putin in May.

March 3- Central government of India launches Dhan Laxmi scheme in seven states. Under this scheme an insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh would be provided for the girl child at her birth. The scheme aims to improve the girl-child ratio.

March 3- Death of Norm O'Neill, 71, Australian cricketer of throat cancer

March 5- S. M. Krishna resigns from his post of Maharashtra Governor.

March 9- J. P. Chalasani is appointed the new chief executive of the Reliance Power, an Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company.

March 8 - The general election of Malaysia. It is historical as the ruling coalition, Barisan
Nasional won with a slight majority in the Parliament and with the wake of the active Opposition parties, never in the history of over 50 years in Malaysia that Barisan Nasional suffered such great losses on five states.

March 9 - First European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle, a cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station, launches from Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.

March 9 - The governing PSOE led by current Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero wins the Spanish general election.

March 10 Lance Mackey wins Iditarod Dog Sled Race for a second time.

March 14- Hyderabad International Airport is inaugurated.

March 14 - Demonstrations by Tibetan separatists turn violent as rioters target government and Han Chinese-owned buildings.

March 19 - An exploding star halfway across the visible universe becomes the farthest known object ever visible to the naked eye.

March 19- Death of Sir Arthur C. Clarke, 90, Sri Lankan/British was a science fiction author

March 24- The Sixth Pay Commission recommends increase in the salaries of all government employees by 40%.

March 24 - Bhutan holds its first-ever general elections.

March 25 - A 414 square kilometer (160 mi.2) chunk of Antarctica's Wilkins Ice Shelf disintegrates, leaving the entire shelf at risk.

March 25 - African Union and Comoros forces invade the rebel-held island of Anjouan.

March 25 - Yousaf Raza Gillani becomes the 27th Prime Minister of Pakistan

March 26- Tata Motors buys two British automobile manufacturing companies, Jaguar and Land Rover, from Ford, their American owners.

March 27- Communist Party of India (CPI) re-elects A. B. Bardhan as the general secretary for the fourth consecutive term.

March 29 - Presidential and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe.

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