Daily Current Affairs – 3rd May 2017

  • World Asthma Day, Press Freedom Day.

  • Mr. Anthony Lianzuala appointed as new controller general of account.

  • Social worker Padma Venkataraman, honoured with state’s AVVAIYAR AWARD 2017 by govt of Tamil Nadu. She is daughter of former president R.Venkataraman.

  • Sanjay Pratihar, a scientist of Tezpur University has been chosen for the prestigious INSA-2017 (Indian national science award).

  • DoT (dept.of telecom) launched TARANG SANCHAR, a web portal for information sharing on mobile towers and EMF emission compliances. by the click of a button  information on EMF compliance status of mobile tower can be accessed, detailed information about any tower side, if , requested, will be sent to the email of user.

  • Fintech start-up Fine Momenta launched ‘’tachyloans;integrated lending digital platform’’ (1st of its kind) launched in India for individual as well as business.

  • ’Veedya Veerta Abhiyan’’ launched by ministry of HRD, to encourage university to display portraits of param veer chakra decorated soldiers, and to instil sense of patriotism and nationalism among students.

  • Ministry of labour and employment launched  two schemes;
  1. One IP Two Dispensaries– the option given by ESIC to a Insured person (IP) to choose two Dispensaries, 1 for self and another for family through an employer.
  2. Aadhaar based online claim submission schemeall EPF Members who have activated their UAN and seeded their KYC (Aadhaar) with EPFO will be able to apply for PF final settlement (form19), Pension withdrawal benefit (Form10-C) and PF part withdrawal (Form 31) from the their UAN Interface directly.

  • 2nd tallest national flag hoisted in Kolhapur, 303 ft.

  • Madhya Pradesh govt switched fiscal year from jan-dec pattern, 1st state to change the old financial year from apr-to mer.

  • Sulagiri and Swalgiri, community notified as scheduled caste in state odisha.

  • Chandrababu Naidu, CM of Andhra Pradesh selected for transformative chief minister award by USIBC (US India Business Council), for his role in advancing the US-India partnership at state level.

  • Shobana Kamineni, appointed as new CII president.

  • Soumyajit Ghosh, won single and double gold at Chile Open ITTF World Tour Tournament, became the 3rd Indian to win men’s single title in ITTF challenge series.

  • Turkey and India sign 3 agreement;
    1. An agreement for a cultural exchange programme for the years 2017-2020 was signed.
    2. A MoU was signed between the Foreign Services Institute (FSI) of India and the Diplomacy Academy of Turkey.
    3. A MoU was signed for cooperation in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT).


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