Current Affairs, News & Facts of 01 Mar 2014

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  • Noted environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been honoured with the Gandhi Peace Prize 2013.  
    • He, a noted environmentalist and social activist, is known for his work on subaltern social ecology.
    • He is also the recipient of Padma Bhushan (2005) and Ramon Magsaysay Award (1982).
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  • Arseniy Yatsenyuk to be the new Prime Minister of Ukraine.  
    • He won the parliament's approval by securing 317 votes out of the total 450.
    • He has been the minister of Economy and Foreign together with being the speaker of Parliament.
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  • World observes the inaugural 'Zero Discrimination Day' on March 1 with the slogan "No matter how you look, where you come from or who you love – everyone has the right to live a full life with dignity"  
    • The day was introduced to the world by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Beijing recently.
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  • Government approves the Mission document on the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE).    - read more cat
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  • Nation's first post office savings bank ATM comes up in Chennai.  
    • The move is in tune with the modernization project to revive the struggling 150-year-old Department of Posts by using technologies. 
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  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves Rs. 975 crore for 'River Basin Management' (RBM) scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources during 12th Plan Period.
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  • Acclaimed Telugu writer 'Janamaddhi Hanamachhaastri' dies aged 90.   
    • Few of his popular books are Vidurudu, Mahasoudham, Maa Seema Kavulu and Tyaagamoorthulu
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  • Arvind Saxena takes over as President and Managing Director of  General Motors India. 
    • He succeeds Lowell Paddock as such.
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  • List of Schemes run by Ministry of Minority Affairs. - read more cat
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