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5th FEB-National, International and Sports News Round-up

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NATIONAL

  • Jet Airways has suspended five crew members who were part of a chartered flight after aviation watchdog DGCA took serious note of an episode in which singer Sonu Nigam was allowed to belt out Bollywood numbers using then-flight announcement system.            

INTERNATIONAL

  • The Syrian Army and its allies capture the town of Ataman, near the city of Daraa.
  • The President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe declares a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country due to a prolonged drought.             
  • Puerto Rico declares a state of emergency due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak.             
  • Wei Hong is removed as the Governor of China's Sichuan province due to perceived disloyalty to the Communist Party.            
  • al Shabaab militants claim to have captured the port of Merca (Marka) after African Union and Somali Armed Forces withdraw

SPORTS

  • The 12th South Asian Games began  at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium  Guwahati, Assam        
  • A Brazilian judge threw out a tax evasion case against Barcelona forward Neymar on Thursday because Brazil's inland revenue has yet to finish its own deliberations in the case.             
  • India's squad for the World T20 and Asia Cup: M S Dhoni (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Mohammad Shami.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has convinced a US court to rehear an appeal to throw out his 2012 insider-trading conviction.           
  • Mahindra Asset Management Company (AMC) has received Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI’s) approval to manage the Mahindra Mutual Fund.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) at Lepetkata, Assam to the nation. The 10000-crore plant is the first ever petro-chemical project in the entire North-East and it will make raw material for manufacturing plastic

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