- On 16th may 2016 Bohagi Utsav was celebrated in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
- On 16th may 2016 Defence and External affairs ministers of India US had a first round of discussion under the maritime security in Delhi.
- Rajasthan has erased RTI (Right To Information) act from text books.
- First ever time in Karnataka a student named B.S Ranjan of Poorna Ranjan Prajna School, Bhadravati scored top rank in SLCC (Secondary school leaving certificate) examination.
- On 16th May 2016,Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi regarding mitigation and water scarcity situation in Gujarat
- Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has said in his speech on 16th may 2016 that he would pursue peace talks with Marxist Guerrillas and offered Olive branch to the Communist Party of the Philippines.
- Thousands Hazara Shias Payment came in the streets of Kabul on 16th May 2016, demanding key power transmission line pass through their Province.
- Sudha Singh has secured the national record in women’s 3000 metres the steeplechase at International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League Meet in Shanghai on 16th may 2016 .
- Siddharth Rawat has defeated Clay Thompson of the US in the $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Bangkok on 16th may 2016.
- Saketh Myneni has defeated Lee Duck-Hee of Korea in the first round of French open at Roland Garros on 16th May 2016.
- On 16th May, 2016, Indian women has defeated Australia by 5-0 in Uber Cup badminton tournament at Kunshan, China.
- Coal India Limited (CIL) NHPC Limited have signed the mutual agreement for the regeneration of defunct gas-based Sindri and Gorakhpur plants of fertilizers Corporation of India.
- Retirement fund body, EPFO is ready to approve a proposal in a month to provide life insurance cover to its customers for three years after their retirement.
- Aurobindo Pharma have got the permission from US health regulator to manufacture and market its anesthetic Bupivacaine hydrochloride injection in the American market.
- Adani power has announced on 17th May, 2016 that they had closed four units of 660 mw capacity each out of five units at the Tiroda plant in Maharashtra due to water shortages.
- According to the recent financial numbers, BSE( Bombay Stock Exchange) has a cash balance of Rs.1,160crore while NSE (National Stock Exchange) has a cash balance of Rs. 1,191 crore in the financial year ended in March, 2016.
- WPI ( wholesale prices index) has been raised by 0.34percent in April on higher food prices.
Science And Technology News:-
- Scientists from Texas University at Arlington have reformed the ancient light sky over Greece by using an astronomical software.
- After working for two decades on Helium microscope, Paul Dastoor of University of Newcastle, England has invented a device which would enable scientists to study human, animal and plant samples as well as computer chips and pharmaceutical drugs.
Arts, Culture And Awards News:-
- 1600 years old bronze statue and coins found in Mediterranean sea on 16th MAy, 2016.
- Nandini Bhandaru of IIT-Kharagpur has won the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Young Scientist award on 16th MAy, 2016.
- Tiwa tribal girls has performed a ritual during a Whanchu festival in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.Wanchu is a festival of hill community.