Current Affairs, News & Facts of 10 Feb 2014

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  • BCCI president N Srinivasan is set to be the first ICC chairman for a 2-year term beginning July this year.  
    • The move is in line with the ICC structural reform which gives more power to the big 3 of international cricket India, England and Australia.
    • India, which generates 80% of the game's total revenues, will enjoy a permanent seat on a five-member executive committee alongwith Australia and England. 
    • The 3 will also pocket larger share of the ICC revenues from now on.
    • All the full member countries (8 out of 10) approved the changes barring neighbours Sri Lanka and Pakistan who opposed and abstained from voting.
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  • Sushil Koirala, leader of Nepali Congress, is to be the next Prime Minister of Nepal.   
    • The breakthrough, ending months of political deadlock after the last year’s elections, was achieved when his party acceded to a six-point deal with CPN—UML.
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  • N Ramachandran is elected unopposed as the president of the Indian Olympic Association.    
    • He has earlier served as the chief of World Squash Federation.
    • The election may pave the way for lifting of suspension Indian Olympic Association is currently undergoing. 
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  • Kumar Sangakkara becomes only the 2nd player after former English captain Graham Gooch to hit a triple century and a century in the same test match.    
    • He achieved this rare feat while playing against Bangladesh where he belted 319 and 105 runs in the consecutive innings. 
    • Though he failed to break the world record of scoring most runs in a single test match by 33 runs. 
    • The record still rest with Gooch who scored aggregate 456 runs (333 and 123) against India at Lords.
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  • The National Green Tribunal bans burning of tyres at public places to check its harmful effect. Many groups indulge in this hazardous activity to demonstrate protest or festivities.
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  • Yuki Bhambri trumps Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to lift the singles title of  'Shriram Capital PL Reddy Memorial ATP Challenger tennis tournament' held at Chennai.  
    • He also captured the doubles title with Michael Venus (New Zealand) beating the Indo-Slovakian pair of N.Sriram Balaji and Blaz Rola 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the final.
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  • Indian Navy concludes international maritime exercise Milan 2014. - read more cat
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