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3rd May Current Affairs

3rd May Current Affairs

  1. 20,000 crore road project in Northeast
    The Centre launched Rs 20,000-crore road projects in Northeast region, besides developing inland waterways. The project starts by this year-end.

    At a press conference, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari spoke about the infrastructure development of this region and their plans of development in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh also.

    Concerning inland waterways, Gadkari added that the administration will introduce a piece of legislation shortly as to announce 13 more national waterways on the rivers like Subansiri, Tlawng, Lohit, Aai, Gangadhar, Puthimari, Beki, Dihing, Kopili, , Dikhow, Dhansiri, Doyang, and Barak.
  2. Skill training to 1.7 lakh in the coal sector.
    A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Coal India Limited today as to give skillful training to 1.7 lakh people. The duration of the training will be two years as per the National Skill Qualification Framework.

    On this occasion, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and Coal India chairman S Bhattacharya were present.

    The purpose behind the program is to encourage people to participate in special education and employment raising vocational training.
  3. Paytm Partners CCD and Domino's
    Paytm Mobile wallet service will be accessible at quick-service restaurants shortly. Domino’s and Cafe Coffee Day is its new partners, as the Alibaba-backed company forays will put forward both into the offline retail space in upcoming months.

    A mobile wallet is actually a prepaid payment instrument that provide the facility to customers to digitally store money in a secure virtual wallet. Customers can use it to make their payments of bills and others.

    Mobile wallet services are specially intended for online transactions on eBay, Bookmyshow, IRCTC and Uber. Presently, Paytm is offering its recharge services to DTH and mobile phone services.

    With these outstanding services, Paytm expects revenue run rate to go higher from USD 1.5 billion to double of it by the end of this year.
  4. World Press Freedom Day celebrated throughout the world.
    On 3rd May 2015, World Press Freedom Day was observed. "Let Journalism Thrive! "Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age was the theme of the year 2015.

    World press Freedom day was declared by UN General Assembly in December 1993 along with recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference.In 1991, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists, hence marks the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek.

    Its was co-hosted by UNESCO and Ministry of Foreign affairs of Latvia,Riga.This day marks the celebrations of the fundamental principles of press freedom to assess press freedom across the globe. This is right way to fight for journalists against assaults on them and paying tribute to those who lost their lives while exercising their job.
  5. Writer and Director Philip S.Goodman died at the age of 89
    At the age of 89, famous writer and director for theater , television and film died at his home in New York. He was writer of 1950s and ’60s TV shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Detective,Johnny Staccato, Rocky King and Profiles in Courage.“Love Is a Candy Cane” and “This Notoriety Business.” were his famous renowned.