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Sheila Dikshit Sworn In As Kerala Governor
Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was sworn in as Kerala Governor on 11 March. Kerala High Court Chief Justice Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office. She was appointed as the 22nd Governor of Kerala on 4 March. She has succeeded Nikhil Kumar, who in the past has served as the Police Chief of Delhi. Her appointment to the post came following resignation of Nikhil Kumar. Dikshit has served Delhi three times, as its Chief Minister from 1998 to 2013.She had represented the Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh during 1984 to 1989.

Former SC Judge Srikrishna Appointed as FPSB chairman
Justice (Retd.) BN Srikrishna has been appointed as the Chairman of Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB) on 11 March. He takes over from Dhirendra Swarup, who was the chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).


Nandan Nilekani Resigned as UIDAI chairman
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani resigned as Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on 13 March. Nilekani joined the Congress Party on 10 March 2014 and he is contesting from the Bangalore South constituency in Lok Sabha polls. After his exit as CEO of Bangalore headquartered Infosys in 2007,  Nilekani had taken charge as head of UIDAI, Aadhar programme.


Noted Indian Author Khushwant Singh Died
Noted English author and journalist Khushwant Singh died on 20 March in New Delhi at the age of 99. He was the founder-editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. Khushwant Singh was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 but returned it in 1984 to protest the storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar by the Indian Army. In 2007, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest Indian recognition.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Visited Myanmar
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Myanmar on 3 – 4 March 2014. During his two day visit, Manmohan Sing attended the third BIMSTEC summit in Nay Pyi-Taw, the capital of Myanmar. In the visit, Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the president office, agreeing further cooperation between the two countries.


14 Indians In WEF’s Young Global Leaders Class of 2014
World Economic Forum (WEF) on 11 March released Young Global Leader’s 2014 list .The WEF recognised 214 Young Global Leaders (YGLs). Among them 109 are woman who  were recognised for leadership and service to society.There were 17 young global leaders in South Asia, out of which 14 were from India.

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