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10th FEB-National, International and Sports News Round-up

... Editorial Team

NATIONAL

  • Veteran film director Aurobindo Mukherjee passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 97.
  • Feb 10 was observed as National Deworming Day across schools and preschools (anganwadis) in India            
  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi unveiled 'Vision Assam-2030: Everything for Everyone-Achieving inclusive and Sustainable Development'.             

INTERNATIONAL

  • North Korea has reportedly executed Ri Yong-gil, Chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army on charges of corruption.            
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the Republican Party nomination for President of the United States.

            

  •  French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announces his resignation. He is likely to lead the country's Constitutional Council.

            

  • The Parliament of Australia is considering the Turnbull Government's proposed legislation to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use.
  • UK daily 'The Independent' reverts to using Bombay instead of Mumbai.

SPORTS

  • Pakistan team for the T20 world cup has been announced. Here is the list of players: Shahid Afridi (capt), Khurrum Manzoor, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Ifthikar Ahmed, Emad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Muhammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees.

            

  • England team for the T20 world cup has been announced. Here is the list of players: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey.

            

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • Bullion market remained closed in the national capital because of the traders protest against government's decision to make Permanent Account Number card mandatory for transactions of Rs 200,000 and above

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