March 2013 Current Affairs
Harmanpreet Kaur was named the Captain of the Indian women’s Cricket team, she replaced Mithali Raj. Poonam Raut was named as the Vice-Captain of the team.
Malala Yousafzai inked a deal for around USD 3 million to publish her memoir in a book, titled “I am Malala” that will be published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world.
A school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province. She is famous for her education and women’s rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban has at times opposed girls from attending school. Yousafzai gained prominence by giving interviews in print and on television. She was appointed as chairperson of the District Child Assembly Swat.
- She was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu, and has won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize.
Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. She is currently in critical condition and is under intensive care at a hospital in the United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation.
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