Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 Mar 2014

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  • South African cricketer Graeme Smith announces retirement from all forms of international cricket.  
    • He featured in 109 test and won 53 of them as captain - both world record. 
    • He played in 117 tests scoring 9262 runs studded with 27 hundreds and 38 fifties. 
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  • Bill Gates is back as the most richest man on the planet as per the Forbes magazine's annual global list of billionaires.  
    • He wrested the coveted title from Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim who was heading the list for the previous 4 years.
    • Carlos Slim has slipped to 2nd place followed by Amanico Ortega at 3rd.
    • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian in the list that features 55 more billionaires from the country.
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  • Hockey India has been granted the status of a National Sports Federation for the game of Hockey in India.   
    • With this end the dispute between the two rival governing bodies for hockey namely 'Indian Hockey Federation' (IHF) and 'Hockey India' (HI).
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  • Minority Affairs Ministry introduces 2 new schemes namely Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme and Nalanda Project.  
    • Maulana Azad Sehat Scheme is dedicated to serve the health needs of students studying in schools financially assisted by MAEF (Maulana Azad Education Foundation).
    • Nalanda Project is a faculty development program for minorities’ higher educational institutions. 
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  • KS Popli assumes charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).   
    • IREDA is a non-banking financial institution under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy which provides term loans for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
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  • Anuja Prabhudessai becomes the first woman judge of Goa high court. 
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  • The former Delhi Chief Minister 'Sheila Dikshit' has been appointed as the new (22nd) Governor of Kerala
    • She succeeds Nikhil Kumar as such.
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