One liners 3rd February

• Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng announced his retirement from the South Korean national team. The midfielder though decided to retire after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia yet decided to compete in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

• INS Dronacharya team won the Regetta trophy in the area Pulling Regatta Kochi 2019 of the (SNC Southern Naval Command) held in Kochi. It is one of the most prestigious and traditional naval sporting activities conducted by the Southern Naval Command.

• India’s Women Cricket team captain, Mithali Raj became the first female player to play 200 ODIs during the 3rd and Final ODI against New Zealand. Mithali Raj has played in 200 out of 263 ODI matches that India have played till now.

• Paytm launched hotel bookings on its platform and acquired Night Stay, which offers deals on last-minute bookings at luxury hotels as the Alibaba-backed payments and e-commerce company expands its travel business.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi take on the financial estimates for New India is considering three options for a relief package to help farmers suffering because of low crop prices at a cost of as much as Rs. 3 lakh crore, according to three government sources.

• India and Algeria are cooperating in space, defence and civil nuclear energy. The President invited Algeria to consider investments in oil reserves, refineries and LNG terminals.

• Golfer Vani Kapoor becomes the first Indian to grab Australian Ladies PGA Tour (LPGA) after securing 12th Rank tied with three others in the first-ever qualifying tournament at the Ballarat Golf Club in Australia.

• Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami sanctioned Rs.158 crore for taking up drinking water supply schemes across the State. This approval is in view of the below normal rainfall during the north-east monsoon.

• The Karnataka State Cabinet sub-committees, formed to tour drought-hit areas, is to submit their report to Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy on February 4.

• Tamil Nadu’s Chennai Corporation has seized 88 tonnes of banned plastics from various parts of the city in January. According to the data compiled by the civic body, the largest quantity of banned plastics has been seized from outlets in Kodambakkam zone.

• South Central Railway (SCR) got Rs.5,924 crore for 2019-20 from the year 2019 budget as against last year’s outlay of Rs.5,752 crore with the highest allotment made for doubling works of Rs. 1,905 crore.

• The Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Andhra Pradesh is organizing a ‘Cancer Awareness Walk’ at RK Beach on the eve of World Cancer Day 3rd February 2019.

• The interim Budget 2019 contains several proposals aimed at reducing the tax burden on the salaried class and homeowners, increasing the tax rebate limit and amount for small taxpayers and exempting certain forms of rental income from tax.

• The U.S is suspending its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty effective February 2 and will withdraw from the treaty in six months.

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