The Daily Brief – 6th February, 2017

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  • Former Australian cricketer Arthur Morris was inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu today released the annual year book ‘India-2017’ and ‘Bharat-2017’ at a function in New Delhi today. The book published by the Publications Division gives comprehensive information about the country and various States and Union Territories including functioning of the government and the economy.
  • Nagaland cabinet has decided to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister to issue an ordinance to exempt the state from the provision of Part IX A of the Constitution of India which deals with the municipalities. The decision comes in the wake of various tribal organisations opposing elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) with 33 per cent reservation of seats for women and demanding the resignation of Chief Minister T R Zeliang and his cabinet.
  • Union Human Resource Development Ministry will set up a department – National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct examinations for higher and secondary education. The decision has been taken keeping in view that the Central Board of Secondary Education has been conducting examinations in which around one million students appear every month which is a very large number. This was stated by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi yesterday.
  • The indigenously designed ship Samudra Pavak or the ‘Purifier of the Seas’, the third of the Pollution Control Vessel (PCV) series of the Indian Coast Guard, is on a four day good will mission to UAE. It is commanded by Deputy Inspector General Satish Kumar.

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  • US President Donald Trump has said his administration will introduce a new healthcare plan in place of Obamacare by 2018. In an interview with the Fox news channel Trump said, Obamacare reform was a disaster and his government is putting in a wonderful plan by 2018.
  • Curators from the National Archives in Trencin, Slovakia, claim they have discovered world’s earliest emoji in documents from a 17th century Slovakian lawyer. Peter Brindza, head of the archive in the Slovakian town of Trencin, claims curators discovered the world’s oldest known emoji, a symbol used as a part of the signature of a lawyer who lived and worked in 1635.
  • US President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed in a phone call yesterday ways of peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. The White House said that the sides discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border. It was also agreed that Trump will take part in the 2017 NATO summit in Brussels.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, the first Smart Police Station, having look and feel of a corporate-style office, started functioning from today. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today inaugurated the first model police station at Nagarampalem in the capital region Amaravati. Later in the day, he also inaugurated the second model police station in old Guntur town.
  • In a move to bring about paradigm shift towards holistic development of villages, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the Chief Minister Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana, CMSGUY in Guwahati this evening. This scheme is a mega mission with a financial outlay of 30,000 crore rupees and it will be implemented in all the villages of the state. It will culminate in 2021-22.
  • India beat Australia by 128 runs in the T20 World Cup Cricket for blind in Kochi. Sunil scored 150 runs for India and declared Man of the Match.

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