Current Affairs Global - 31 March 2014

1. Inflation of 18-nation euro zone dropped to 0.5% in March compared to 0.7% in February. This is the lowest rate since November 2009 also much lower than inflation target of 2% set the European Central Bank. This lower inflation may increase concern about deflation for the enite zone and the central bank should act properly.

2. UK-s Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix held in Malaysia-s Sepang on 30 March 2014 while his teammate Nico Rosberg secured second position. This was his 23rd victory in Formula One and first in Malaysia.

Red Bull-s Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari-s Fernando Alonso and Force India-s Nico Hulkenberg secured third, fourth and fifth position respectively in the same race.

3. Indonesian player Simon Santoso won the Malaysia Grand Prix gold after defeating India-s Sourabh Varma by 21-15, 16-21, 19-21 in Men-s Single at the Pasir Gudang Municipal Stadium in Malaysia yesterday. This is Simon-s second win over Sourabh Varma, last time he defeated Sourabh at Indonesia Open in 2012.