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NATIONAL NEWS

1.EC appointed separate Police Observers for Cooch Behar & Jalpaiguri Parliamentary seats:-

The Election Commission has appointed separate Police Observers for Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri Parliamentary seats which will go for polls on 11th of this month.Giving this information in Kolkata yesterday the State Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu said that two Police obsevers will work for Cooch Behar seats while another one has been deputed for Jalpaiguri seat. 
The Commission has already appointed Mr Vivek Dubey as Special Police observer for entire State of West Bengal during Lok Sabha polls. 

  1. Indian flights will have WiFi soon:-

Airlines flying through the Indian airspace will now be able to offer their passengers Wi-Fi connectivity in the air.India has got a new “in-flight and maritime connectivity” (IFMC) license.India’s state-run telecom operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) procured the license from Inmarsat, a British telecommunications satellite company that offers global mobile services.According to the rules, passengers can make phone calls or use the Internet when a flight is at a minimum height of 3,000m in Indian airspace to avoid interference with terrestrial mobile networks.

3.Shah Rukh Khan felicitated with an Honorary Doctorate by London’s University of Law:-

After the honorary doctorates from The University of Bedfordshire and The University of Edinburgh, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by The University of Law, London.The actor received the merit during a graduation ceremony for more than 350 students.Over the years, he has established himself as a successful actor, film producer, television host, philanthropist and an entrepreneur.He has lent support to the Indian government’s campaigns, including Pulse Polio and National Aids Control Organization.He has worked closely with several charitable foundations, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

4.In America, House of Representatives voted in favor of ending US role in Yemen’s Civil War:-

In America, the House of Representatives voted in favor of ending the American role in the Yemen Civil War. The House of Representatives rejected President Donald Trump’s support by Saudi Arabia’s 247 votes in favor of Saudi Arabia-led U.N. in the Yemen and approved the withdrawal of US troops within 30 days. The Senate passed the resolution. Now it will be sent to President Trump for approval.

5.Senior US Treasury official David Malpass selected as President of World Bank:-

Senior US Treasury official David Malpass has been selected as President of the World Bank. The World Bank’s executive board unanimously selected 63-year-old Malpass as the bank’s 13th President for a five-year term last night. The World Bank President is Chair of Boards of Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association. Malpass has served on the boards of the Council of the Americas, Economic Club of New York, and the National Committee on US-China Relations. 

SPORTS NEWS

6.Women’s Hockey: India to take on Malaysia in 2nd match at Kuala Lumpur:-

Indian women hockey team players return at the end of the match against Ukraine during a hockey Olympic qualifying match in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. The match was a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

Indian women’s hockey team will take on hosts Malaysia in the second game of the five-match series in Kuala Lumpur today. The match will start at 3.30 PM Indian time.Earlier, India beat Malaysia 3-0 in the opening game on Thursday. The third match will be played on Monday. The eight-day tour of India is being led by ace goalkeeper Savita along with Deep Grace Ekka as the Vice-Captain. 

7.Indian football team rises two places to 101 in FIFA rankings:-

The Indian football team gained two places to rise to 101 in the new FIFA rankings.With 1219 total ranking points, the Indian team lies 18th among the Asian countries.Iran continued to top the Asian rankings at 21, followed by Japan (26), South Korea (37), Australia (41) and Qatar (55).Overall, Belgium remained on top with 1737 points, ahead of France (1734), Brazil (1676), England (1647) and Croatia (1621).

BUSINESS NEWS

8.ED cleared assets worth Rs 84 crores of M / s Udaipur Entertainment World Pvt Ltd in the case of bank fraud:-

Enforcement Directorate has deposited assets of M / s Udaipur Entertainment World Private Limited worth 83 crores 92 lacs in the case of bank fraud. The Directorate started investigations against the Syndicate Bank and others on the basis of CBI’s FIR and chargesheet under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.