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4th March- News & Current Affairs Update

... Editorial Team

NATIONAL

  • CEC Nasim Zaidi has announced dates for Assembly elections in four States and UT of Puducherry.Six-phase elections in West Bengal and two-phase polls in Assam. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry to go to polls on May 16. Counting of votes will be held on May 19.

            

  • Trinamool Congress has decided to go it alone in next month's Assembly election in West Bengal.
  • India has denied visa to members of an American commission on religious freedom who wanted to assess the "deteriorating" religious freedom conditions in the country.
  • Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma has died of a heart attack. He was 68.           

INTERNATIONAL

  • Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney has called Donald Trump "phony and a fraud" and alleged that "dishonesty" was Trump’s hallmark.            
  • The People's Republic of China announces plans to build a railway linking the Tibetan capital Lhasa with Chengdu.
  • Slovak parliamentary election, 2016: Voters in Slovakia went to vote to choose representatives for 150 National Council seats. While anti-migrant Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer partyis set to return, albeit as part of a coalition.            
  • Samoan general election, 2016: Results from yesterday's election indicate that the ruling Human Rights Protection Party retaining power in a landslide.           

SPORTS

  • Pakistan beat Sri Lanka  by 6 wickets  in their match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament. Score Sri Lanka 150/4: 129/7 India: 151/4 in 19.2.

          

  • Former Proteas opener Alviro Petersen revealed that he was approached to ‘fix matches’ in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.         
  • Patna Pirates' routed Puneri Paltan 40-21 to enter the finals of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League.       
  • South Africa has defeated Australia in the first T20 by 3 wickets. Score Australia 157/9 South Africa 158/7 in 19.2 Overs.            
  • Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai clinched gold medal in the men's 50m Pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup being held, in Bangkok.

             Jitu Rai

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • Jewellers, protesting throughout the country against the government proposal to re-impose 1 per cent excise duty, have decided to extend their strike till March.

 

 

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