03 May 2017 Current Affairs

Dubai becomes First City in World to gets its Own Microsoft Font   

Dubai has become the first city in the World to have its own Microsoft designed font. The font will have typeface both in Latin and Arabic script. It will be made available in 23 languages. The font was launched by the crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Not content with having the world’s tallest building and biggest shopping centre, Dubai has become the first city to get its own font.

China and Europe to build Moon Village   

The space agencies of Europe and China discussing about collaborative projects on the moon base. Moon Village will be used as as International launching pad for future missions to mars and also for the development of space tourism. The moon village proposal is along the live of NASA’s aim of getting astronauts to the vicinity of Mars by the end of the 2030.

 Maharashtra CM inaugurates Automatic Weather Station in Nagpur  

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has inaugurated the state’s first automatic weather station at Dongargaon in Nagpur. This is one of the Unique Project in the country, which will measure wind direction, wind speed relative humidity and record amount of rainfall. This information will be shared with farmers who can then manage sowing in a much better and planned as per the weather conditions.

 Second – tallest flag post comes up in Kolhapur Maharashtra 

 India’s second tallest flagpole has been inaugurated in Kolhapur at Western Maharashtra. The pole is 300 feet high 90 feet long and 60 feet wide, Weighs 24 tonne, and it cost around 1.1 crore for the installation. Kolhapur Street Beautification project (KSBP), a registered trust, has installed the flag post. CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the pole by unfurl a national flag of 5400 sq ft as a part of the “Maharashtra Din” celebrations in the state.

 Nandini Siddha Reddy as Chairman for Telangana Sahitya Academy  

 The Telangana State Government has appointed the Telangana famous poet, author Nandini Siddha Reddy As a Chairperson for Telangana Sahitya Academy. He was completed his M.A. from Osmania University Hyderabad. He did his M.Phil and Ph.D on modern Poetry. He got the Nandi Award for his song “Nageti  Salla lona Telangana” in the picture Veera Telangana.

 Narasaraopet set a Guinness World Record in Organ Donor 

 A Guinness World Record for the most number of people to sign up as organ donors in a single hour was broken at a programme held to mark the 70th birthday of AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao in Narasaraopet, on 3rd May. Dr. Rao himself led the way by signing up as the first donor. Adjudicator from the Guinness World Record Swapnil declared that a new record was created after 11, 987 people signed up as donors in just an hour after the programme began. The earlier record was held by a college in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu which registered 6,697 organ donors in the hour in 2016.

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