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Major News and Events of 03 May 2016

What Happened on 03 May 2016

Sachin Tendulkar appointed as goodwill ambassador for Rio Games 2016

Better known as the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar has accepted the Indian Olympic Association’s(IOA) offer to be appointed as goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Olympics scheduled to take place at Rio de Janeiro. Tendulkar has joined 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist Abhinav Bindra and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as goodwill ambassadors from India.

Supreme Court to contemplate NEET exemption applications today

Today, the Supreme Court will be hearing a batch of applications which seek that NEET for admissions to undergraduate medical courses might not be a thrust on the states and also they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations. A majority of states have been ordered by the court to permit admissions to undergraduate medical courses only through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) that would be conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE).

GPS likely to be made mandatory in public transport vehicles

In an attempt to make all public transport vehicles safe for passengers, particularly women, the road transport ministry has issued a draft notification that specifies all transport vehicles(with seating capacity of more than 23) to have GPS installed, a different type of vehicle tracking device, an alert button and CCTV cameras. Additionally, all vehicles with less than 23 seats would be expected to install vehicle tracking device and emergency button.

HRD Minister announces setting up 3 Sanskrit Universities in India

Current HRD Minister, Smriti Irani announced in Lok Sabha, setting up three new Sanskrit Universities in the country. The ministry stated that the government would be funding three Sanskrit Deemed Universities, out of which, two of them will be in Delhi, namely the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha and the third one in Tirupati with the name Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...

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