- The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation. The agreement sets the stage for jointly-financed projects.
- As per the Supreme Court judgement in April 2014 recognising transgender as a third gender, Delhi government has decided to introduce a transgendered category in birth and death certificates.
- The campaign for the 6th and final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections ended on 3rd May 2016.
- Election Commission has deployed a mobile van that is going around the areas in cooch behar district and telling people how to vote. This is the first time this kind of franchise will be deployed in West Bengal on 5th May 2016.
- The government is planning to introduce a system there in verification, at the time of public service benefits, can be done through an ordinary mobile phone.
- 17-year old Lili Das of West Bengal smashed the women’s 1500m record by close to seven seconds on the opening day of the 14th junior Federation Cup National athletics championship at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on 3rd may 2016.
- Mark Selby became the Asia first snooker World champion by beating China’s Ding Junhui 18-14 in the World Championship final on 2nd may 2016.
- Zimbabwe will host India for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals in June, Zimbabwe Cricket Union said on 3rd may 2016. All matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club.
- The Indian shooters won two more silver medals in men’s rapid fire pistol and women’s air rifle in the junior World Cup on 3rd may 2016.
- Sachin Tendulkar Becomes Goodwill Ambassador of Rio Olympics 2016.
- Google Chrome became the top Internet browser, officially ending the long reign of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). Mozilla’s Firefox browser was third, according to market tracker NetMarketShare.
- State Bank of India- the country’s largest lender is introducing a performance management system for its employees to build individual accountability. for the first time in SBI every employee( officers and clerks) can view the monthly performance against assigned targets.
- On 3rd may, 2016 commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government has started the program to set up a national committee on trade facilitation (NCTF) in the country Two coordinates and implement the World Trade organization’s trade facilitation agreement. This program is aimed at ease of customer norms to expedite global trade flows.
Arts, Culture, Awards News
- Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and actor Kangana Ranaut came with their family to the 63rd National Award ceremony in New Delhi on 3rd May 2016. Actor Amitabh Bachchan received the best actor award for his role of father in Pikku while Kangna Ranaut received the best actress award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
- Actor Manoj Kumar received the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award, at a ceremony held in New Delhi on 3rd may 2016 by president of india Mr. Prnab Mukharji.Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given by the Government of India for “outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema,” and it comprises a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs 10 lakhs and a shawl.
- Maharashtra well known Businessman-politician Pankaj Parakh call The Man With The Golden shirt my friends has earned a place in the Guinness World Record.
- The Musical hit Hamilton has grabbed a record breaking 16 Tony award nominations on 3rd May 2016.
Science And Technology News
- The carrot app which is a new version of a smartphone application that can tell what is using up the battery of your mobile device is now available.
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