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Monday, March 10, 2014

Daily Current Affairs: 09 March 2014

1) Mizoram clinched their maiden Santosh Trophy: Mizoram gave a fairy-tale finishing to its most successful campaign in the senior National football championship by towering over former champion Railways 3-0 in the final and annexed the maiden Santosh Trophy in style. Making its first appearance in the final on Sunday, Mizoram conquered a diffident start to overpower a well-prepared Railways and gifted a big gathering of its passionate supporters at the Kanchenjungha Stadium a memorable evening.

Know where final phase Santosh Trophy held?-  Siliguri, West Bengal between February 24 - March 9, 2014.

2) Nandan Nilekani is now officially a Congressman: There has never been a grander entry into the grand old party, at least at its Karnataka unit headquarters. On Sunday, scores of party workers milled about and as many mediapersons rubbed shoulders to get the best shot or catch the best byte as Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys and chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), formally joined the Congress. Perhaps one of the few candidates in the recent history of the 129-year-old party to have had the privilege of securing an election nomination before joining the side, the Congress candidate for Bangalore South took the battle straight into his camp.

3) Virat Kohli reclaims No.1 spot in the ICC ODI batting ranking: India’s Virat Kohli has reclaimed the number one position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which were released on Sunday after the conclusion of the Asia Cup. Kohli had entered the Asia Cup, trailing number one ranked South African batsman AB de Villiers by two ratings points.

4) Ford Motor Co. leader William Clay Ford dies at 88: William Clay Ford Sr., who helped steer Ford Motor Co. for more than five decades and owned the National Football League's Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 88. The company said in a statement Sunday that Ford died of pneumonia at his home. He was the last surviving grandson of company founder Henry Ford.

5) Indian Author Pankaj Mishra wins $150,000 Yale literary prize: Award-winning Indian author Pankaj Mishra is among eight writers from seven countries who have won a $1,50,000 Yale University prize each in recognition of their literary achievements. Essayist and novelist Mishra has been selected for the prestigious Windham Campbell Literature prize in the non-fiction category, Yale University said on Saturday.

6) Lee regains Badminton All-England Open title:  Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances despite an ankle problem to regain the All-England Open title doing so with an impressively emphatic straight games win over Chen Long in Birmingham on Sunday. The world number one from Malaysia beat the titleholder from China 21-13, 21-18 -- revenge for his loss to Chen in the final last year -- for his third All-England trophy and then admitted he may not be back to try and win a fourth title.

7) Former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta dead: Former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta died here following age-related ailments. 92-year-old Mehta was ailing for sometime and passed away at his residence. He served as foreign secretary between 1976 and 1979.
Daily Current Affairs: 09 March 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 10.3.14 Rating: 5 1) Mizoram clinched their maiden Santosh Trophy : Mizoram gave a fairy-tale finishing to its most ...

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