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Sasikala Sworn in as AIADMK Legislature Party Leader
Tamil Nadu’s leading political party AIADMK has elected Sasikala Natarajan as the Legislative Party leader on February 5, 2017. AIADMK MLAs has unanimously elected Sasikala as the leader at a party meeting in Chennai. O. Panneerselvam has approved her name. Now she is set to become the Chief Minister of the Tamilnadu state. O. Panneerselvam stepped down from the post on February 3, 2017.
Vijay Goel lays foundation stone of CoE for Para Sports in Gujarat
To help para-athletes in improving their skills and talent, the Sports Minister Vijay Goel has laid the foundation stone of the India’s first Center of Excellence for Para Sports in Gujarat. This helps the para-athletes to take the active role in the national and international level sports. The Budget outlay is Rs.50 Crores.
India to host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in July 2017 in Bengaluru
Basketball Federation of India has recently announced that India will host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament in July 2017 in Bengaluru. India is ready to host the FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship from October 22 to 28 in Hyderabad.
6th February 2017 Current Affairs
Ministry of AYUSH Constitutes a Committee to Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control
The Ministry of AYUSH has formed a 16-member committee to prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control. The chairmanship of this Committee is Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, S-Vyasa University. On this occasion, the Ayush Minister ShripadYesso Naik said that regular yoga practice can help reduce the sugar level in the blood. By regularly checking the weight and by identifying the symptoms, the Diabetes can be prevented to some extent.
Goa Distributes Pink Teddy Bears to First-Time Female Voters
To encourage the Women Voters in the assembly poll, the Goa Government has conducted a unique experiment. The Goa state Govt has distributed the 600 pink teddy bears to first-time women voters across the state. This experiment was seen to be a fruitful effort to encourage the women voters.
Qatar Airways Launches World’s Longest Flight
The Qatar Airways has recently launched the World’s longest scheduled commercial service. This flight to ply between Doha to Auckland. The Flight QR920 took off from Doha and nearly it will take 16 hours and 20 minutes to travel 14,535 kilometers to reach Auckland in New Zealand.
Mexico & Turkey Agrees to Speed Up Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement
To speed up the negotiations, Mexico and Turkey has signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu were involved in this meeting.
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Ministry of Coal to Open Coal-Mining Market for First Time in Four Decades
The Susheel Kumar, Coal Secretary, Ministry of Coal, has confirmed that India has planned to allow the non-state mining companies to mine and sell coal. The Ministry of Coal will set the auction four mines to both state-run and private companies during the year 2017-18. The winner of the auction would have the freedom to sell the coal.
Alastair Cook Rewarded Top British Honor
The England Test captain Alastair Cook has been honored with the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince Charles at Buckingham, London. Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is one of the highest Order of honors among a series of top 5 British honors.
Arun M Kumar Appointed as the Chairman and CEO of KPMG India
Leading professional services Company, KPMG India has appointed Arun M Kumar as the Chairman and CEO to lead KPMG India operations. He replaced the Richard Rekhy for a period of four years.
Google to Sell its Satellite Imaging Company to Startup Firm Planet Labs
Technology giant, Google has announced to sell its Terra Bella business to an imaging start-up, Planet Labs. This business includes a group of SkySat Earth-imaging satellites. Google had acquired Terra Bella in 2014 for $ 500 million.
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