Afternoon Digest – 6th February 2017

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam tenders his resignation from the post; paves way for party head VK Sasikala to take over.

  • Nagaland cabinet decides to submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister to exempt it from Part IX A of constitution which deals with municipalities.

  • Union Human Resource Development Ministry to set up a department the National Testing Agency to conduct examinations.

  • Jharkhand to give two per cent reservation to sports persons in government jobs.

  • US President Donald Trump says good relations between the US and Russia would be a good thing especially if cooperation contributes to  defeat of the IS terror group.

  • In Afghanistan, more than 100 killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall.

  • India beat Australia by 128 runs in the T-20 World Cup for the blind.

  • Iran test missile and radar systems after Donald Trump imposes sanctions.

  • Juno Completes Its Fourth Flyby of Jupiter.

  • Chinnamma’ Sasikala will replace Panneerselvam as Tamil Nadu CM.

  • KPMG India Appoints Arun Kumar as Chairman and CEO.

  • Google is selling its $500 million satellite imaging company to a startup.

  • ICC begins ‘Big Three’ rollback despite BCCI’s objection.

  • President Pranab’ to bloom at Delhi’s Mughal Gardens by March first week.


  • AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala set to become new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu following her election as leader of Legislature Party.

  • Senior BJP leader Narendra Modi says money seized due to demonetisation will be used for the benefit of youth; Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav say they will work for youth and farmers.

  • Election campaign picks up for Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

  • In Afghanistan, 54 people feared killed due to avalanches in Kabul and other parts of the country; major highways closed.

  • Centre launches Measles and Rubella vaccination campaign targeting more than 40 crore children.

  • US Federal Appeals Court rejects Trump administration’s request to reinstate travel ban blocked by a federal judge.

  • IN DAVIS CUP: India enters 2nd round of Asia-Oceania Group one round tie by defeating New Zealand  4-1.

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