Current Affairs for 2 & 3 May 2016 & GK Updates

Current Affairs may 3 2016 with affair of “German Formula 1 Mercedes Driver Nico Rosberg on 1 May 2016 won 2016 Russian Grand Prix”, may affairs for banking, ibps, ssc, rrb competitive exams:

1 May 2016 won 2016 Russian Grand Prix - German Formula 1 Mercedes Driver Nico Rosberg

IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy became Royal Society Fellow

Physicist Sriram Ramaswamy, Director of TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, was elected as the Fellow of The Royal Society, as announced on 29 April 2016. His name appeared on the list of 50 new fellows and 10 new Foreign Members announced by the Royal Society.

Nico Rosberg won 2016 Russian Grand Prix

German Formula 1 Mercedes Driver Nico Rosberg on 1 May 2016 won 2016 Russian Grand Prix. It is his fourth win in a row this season.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of United Kingdom stood second and Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland secured 3rd place in the tournament.

Indian team won one silver, two bronze in Archery World Cup

Indian team on 1 May 2016 bagged one silver and two bronze medals at Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai.

International Labour Day celebrated globally

International Labour Day was celebrated on 1 May 2016. The theme of the Day of 2016 is Celebrating the international labour movement. This is also known as International Worker’s Day and May Day.

Madhya Pradesh High Court terms reservation in promotions in the State as unconstitutional

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on 30 April 2016 termed reservation in promotions in the state as unconstitutional.

Indian-American journalist, Neela Banerjee, received with Edgar A. Poe award

An Indian-American journalist, Neela Banerjee, was felicitated with a prestigious with Edgar A. Poe award on 1 May 2016. She was felicitated by US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle during the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington.

Dilip Tuli appointed as Senior Vice President of Housing.com

Former KPMG Director Dilip Tuli on 1 May 2016 was appointed the new Senior Vice President – Strategy & New Business Initiatives of Housing.com, India’s leading online real estate platform.

Indian shooters bagged 3 gold, 1 bronze in ISSF Junior World Cup

Indian shooters bagged three gold medals and a bronze on the opening day of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on 1 May 2016.
The Indians won a gold each in the team events of men’s 25m standard pistol and women’s 50m rifle prone competitions. India also earned an individual gold medal in the men’s 25m standard pistol competition through Rituraj Singh. Gaayathri Nithyanadam bagged a bronze in the women’s 50m rifle prone competition.

India, New Zealand signed Air Services Agreement

India and New Zealand on 1 May 2016 signed an Air Services Agreement paving the way for introduction of direct flights between the two countries.

India, Papua New Guinea signed four agreements to deepen bilateral relations

India and Papua New Guinea on 29 April 2016 signed four agreements/MoUs to boost the bilateral relations.
These MoUs were inked during the two-day visit (28 to 29 April 2016) of President Pranab Mukhrejee to Papua New Guinea. Mukherjee’s visit was the first ever presidential visit from India to this country.

Maharashtra Government launched Adi Praman, online app for tribal caste validity certificate

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on 29 April 2016 launched Adi Praman, a web-based application. With this, Maharashtra became the first state to provide caste validity certificates online.

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 came into force

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 came into force on 1 May 2016. The much awaited and widely acclaimed Act sets up in motion the process of making necessary operational rules and creation of institutional infrastructure for protecting the interests of consumers.

Reliance Defence signed agreements with 3 Ukranian companies

Reliance Defence on 29 April 2016 signed strategic partnership agreement with three Ukranian state- owned firms. This will allow them to collaborate on a range of military products including transport aircraft, upgrade of armoured vehicles, maritime gas turbines and unmanned aerial vehicles.

First in South India, underground corridor of Namma Metro inaugurated

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the underground corridor of Bangalore Metro Rail on 30 April 2016. Bangalore Metro Rail is also known as Namma Metro.

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