Current Affairs 3rd February 2017

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Current Affairs 3rd February 2017

NATIONAL:
  • Agriculture and rural sectors are main priorities of the government ; Arun Jaitley says
  • Government making efforts to increase reach of digital technology: Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • EC bars political parties in Punjab, Goa from publishing ads in newspapers
  • 1117 candidates file nominations for 3rd phase of assembly elections in UP
  • Manipur govt, UNC to leave for tripartite talks in Delhi
  • EC seizes over 105 Crore rupees cash from poll-bound States
  • Political parties to file audited returns by Dec every year to avail tax benefit: Govt
  • Mughal Gardens to open for public from February 5
 
INTERNATIONAL:
  • British PM Theresa May receives UK Parliament’s approval to begin Brexit process
  • Kuwait suspends issuance of Visa for travellers to stop entry of radical Islamic terrorists
 
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY NEWS:
  • Industry hails General Budget as growth oriented
  • AT&T to launch 5G network in two US cities this year
  • Fiscal deficit reaches 94% of the budget estimate
  • India Economic Survey backs Universal Basic Income
  • Wind turbine breaks world record for 24-hr energy generation
  • Google dethrones Apple to become world’s most valuable brand
  • Mukesh Bansal’s Cure Fit acquires majority stake in The Tribe
APPOINTMENTS:
  • Rex Tillerson sworn-in as US secretary of state
SPORTS NEWS:
  • 3rd T-20: India trounce England by 75 runs, seals series 2-1
  • Medals for Tokyo 2020 Games to be made from recycled mobile phones
  • T20 Blind World Cup: India to take on Pak at Ferozeshah Kotla stadium