Current Affairs : 3 May 2016

Ajay Mittal takes charge as I&B Secretary

  • Ajay Mittal today took charge as the Information and Broadcasting Secretary. He succeeded Sunil Arora who retired on Saturday.

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Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam & Odia now classical languages of India

  • All four Southern languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Odia are now the classical languages of India.

EPFO launches One Employee-One EPF Account drive

  • Sh. Bandaru Dattatreya, the Union Minister for Labour & Employment (Independent Charge) launched a special Mission consolidation drive “One Employee-One EPF Account” for members of the EPFO.

Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region

  • Japan has pledged 750 billion yen ($7 billion) initiative to promote development in the Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows

Indian-American journalist receives Edgar A Poe award

  • An Indian-American journalist,Neela Banerjee, was felicitated with a prestigious with Edgar A. Poe award on 1 May 2016.

India, New Zealand ink deal for direct flights

  • India and New Zealand today signed a deal that opens the door for direct flights between the two countries that could boost tourism and trade sectors.

Forex reserves at record high of USD 361.601 bn


  • India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by 1.350 billion US Dollars to touch a record high of 361.601 billion dollars in the week to 22nd April.

Veteran RSS leader BalrajMadhok passes away

  • Veteran RSS leader and founder of Bharatiya Jan Sangh, BalrajMadhok passed away this morning.

Vijender Singh records 5th consecutive victory in Professional Boxing

  • Star Indian pugilist Vijender Singh recorded his 5th consecutive victory in Professional Boxing last night.

Telangana to set up Spices Park in Nizamabad

  • The Telangana government is setting up a Spices Park in Nizamabad. The park will come up in Padigal in Nizamabad district with an outlay of 31 crore.

Kaleshwaram irrigation project launched in Telangana

  • Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today performed the Bhoomi Puja for the Kaleshwaram project aimed at harnessing the Godavari river water through a series of barrages, reservoirs and lift irrigation schemes.


Rohit Sharma signs as Brand Ambassador for Hublot watches

  • Star Indian opener Rohit Sharma today became the ‘Brand Ambassador’ of world famous watch brand Hublot becoming second renowned cricketer after former Australian captain Michael Clarke to be associated with the brand.

Nico Rosberg won 2016 Russian Grand Prix

  • German Formula 1 Mercedes Driver Nico Rosberg won 2016 Russian Grand Prix. It is his fourth win in a row this season.

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