March 2012 International Current Affairs

Latest Current Affairs March 2011 – Major World Events
India and China to have maritime cooperation. — March 1, News On AIR
India and China have decided to have maritime cooperation to build confidence. This was decided at the talks between the External Affairs Minister S. M Krishna and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in New Delhi yesterday. — March 2, News On AIR
Voting is now on in the Russian Presidential Elections; Trends put Vladimir Putin ahead of others. — March 3, News on AIR
India and Egypt have agreed to carry forward their relations to a new level. External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna met the top Egyptian leaders in Cairo and said India will provide all possible assistance to Egypt in its rebuilding efforts. — March 4, News on AIR
The website of Russia’s Central Election Commission came under hacker attack from within Russia and abroad during the presidential election, a top official said. — March 5, Hindustan Times
Iran’s new parliament will be largely dominated by conservatives who support supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to latest results Monday of last week’s election. — March 6, Hindustan Times
Pakistani forces have killed at least 17 suspected Taliban militants in Upper Orakzai tribal region in the northwest of the country, officials said on Wednesday. — March 7, Times of India
Obama congratulates Russia’s president-elect Putin — March 8, Times of India
Some foreign companies in China exploit their workers by forcing them to do overtime or underpaying them, the labor minister said on Wednesday, as controversy swirls over working conditions at a plant that makes Apple Inc’s iPhones and iPads. — March 9, Times of India
A surge in technology-industry hiring is helping to spearhead a jobs-market revival as demand swells for computer-software applications and data. — March 9, Times of India
Leading software and technology companies pressed President Barack Obama’s administration for quick action on a new Indian government policy that they said threatens exports to the fast-growing economy. — March 10, Times of India
Asia Cup 2012 Tournament begins in Dhaka today; inaugural match to be played between host Bangladesh and Pakistan. — March 11, News on AIR
The UN Special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan has arrived in the Qatar Capital Doha on the next leg of his peace mission. Annan held second round of talks with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in Damascus yesterday. — March 12, News On AIR
International Cricket Council calls as baseless and misleading the claim by a British newspaper that the 2011 Cricket World Cup semifinal between India and Pakistan was fixed.— March 13, News on AIR
In Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree setting 7th May as the date for parliamentary elections even as 45 people including 23 members of the security forces were killed in violence on Tuesday. — March 14, News on AIR
Iran offers to hold talks with permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany over its disputed nuclear programme. — March 15, News On AIR
North Korea announced Friday it plans to launch a long-range rocket mounted with a satellite next month, a surprise move that comes weeks after it agreed to nuclear concessions including a moratorium on long-range missile tests. — March 16, Hindustan Times
UN Special envoy Kofi Annan says situation in Syria needs to be handled carefully to avoid destabilization of the region. — March 17, News on AIR
Pakistan win the toss and elect to bat against India in the last league match of the Asia Cup Cricket at Mirpur in Dhaka. — March 18, News on AIR
US authorities have complained to Pakistan’s foreign office about the alleged harassment of American diplomatic staff and expressed concern at “inaction” on an earlier complaint lodged two years ago. — March 19, Hindustan Times
A suspected serial killer shot dead three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in France on Monday, in what was branded an anti-Semitic attack, plunging the nation into shock.— March 20, Hindustan Times
A Pakistani Parliamentary commission on Tuesday demanded an end to CIA-operated drone strikes and a civil nuclear deal similar to the Indo-US agreement besides 38 other demands.— March 21, Hindustan Times
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said today he hoped a new statement approved by the Security Council on the Syria crisis will prove a “turning point” in world efforts to bring about a lasting peace.— March 22, Hindustan Times
China on Thursday praised Sri Lanka on the progress its government had made in post-war reconciliation and opposed the US-sponsored resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that called Colombo to address allegations of human rights violations.— March 23, Hindustan Times
At least three soldiers were killed after dozens of Taliban militants stormed a check post in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said on 24th March.— March 24, Hindustan Times
Egyptian Parliament elects an Islamist Dominated Panel to draft the new constitution.— March 25, News on AIR
Second Nuclear Security Summit begins in South Korean capital Seoul today; Reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism to dominate the agenda at the two-day summit. — March 26, News on AIR
Israel not to allow UN team to enter West Bank to probe Jewish settlement; Snaps ties with United Nations Human Rights Council. — March 27, News on AIR
A BRICS development bank will be very useful, particularly to Africa, but a major challenge that may come on its way is aligning the interest of the member countries, said experts.— March 28, Hindustan Times
Fourth Summit of Heads of State of BRICS countries to be held in New Delhi today; Energy Security, situation in Syria, developments in West Asia and economic situation likely to be discussed. — March 29, News on AIR
North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its west coast on Thursday believed to be part of a test to upgrade capabilities, said news reports published on Friday, quoting South Korean military officials. — March 30, Hindustan Times
A new satellite imagery appears to show preparations beginning for a long-range rocket launch in North Korea despite international objections. — March 31, Hindustan Times

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