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Current affairs on 09 May 2017

Emmanuel Macron will be the new President of France

  1. Centrist independent candidate Emmanuel Macron won the historic French Presidential elections on 7 May 2017 and elected as President of France by defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen convincingly. 
  2. At the age 39-year old Macron, thus became the youngest president ever after he won 66.06% of the popular votes while Marine Le Pen of National Front who secured the remaining 33.94% votes.
  3. Macron is a former investment banker and one-time economy minister in the outgoing government of Francois Hollande.
  4. He resigned his post in August to run for the presidency, and becomes the first postwar head of state to be elected from outside the traditional party structure.

China to launch its own Encyclopaedia as a Rival to Wikipedia

  1. China plans to launch its own online encyclopedia next year rivaling Wikipedia and Britain’s Encyclopedia Britannica.
  2. The Main objective of this project is to guide public thought.
  3. For the compilation of the project, nearly 20,000 Scholars and academics have been tasked to created more than 300,000 entries before its 2018 launch.

Three India-born citizens are among top 5 richest people in Britain

  1. 29th edition of the Sunday, Times Rich List’ released the names of UK’s 1000 wealthiest people including 40 Indian-born citizens. Thus, as per the Times Rich List 2017, three India-born citizens are among top 5 richest people in Britain and interestingly, there is not even a single Briton among the top 5 wealthiest Britains.
  2. These 3 brothers are - Hinduja Brothers Srichand and Gopichand have topped the list to become the top of 134 billionaires in the country. The Hinduja borthers has estimated assets worth 16.2 billion pounds. Their investments in various industries include oil and gas, automotive, IT, energy, media, banking, property and healthcare sectors.
  3. The Mumbai-born David and Simon Reuben has been placed at the third position in this year’s list with a net estimate of approximately 14 billion pounds. The Reuben brothers made their wealth with lucrative property deals. The Reuben brothers were holding the first place in the previous editions list.
  4. The famous steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has jumped up seven spots in this edition’s list to reach the fourth spot this year. His net worth is estimated to be approximately 13.23 billion pounds.
  5. This year’s list features a total of 40 Indian-origin people in the rankings. The other prominent Indians in the list include Gujarati brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa of Euro Garages at 133rd position and Lord Swraj Paul, an NRI with an estimated fortune of 600 million pounds at 194th position.

Emma Watson has won first-ever Genderless Acting Award

  1. Hollywood actor Emma Watson has received the first-ever Genderless Acting Award for the Best Actor category at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
  2. This is the first ever genderless award that doesn’t separate nominees based on their sex.
  3. Emma Watson  is a British actress, model, and activist. She is famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.

Current affairs on 06 May 2017

UN marks 1st World Tuna Day

  1. On 3rd May 2017, United Nations has marked the 1st World Tuna Day yesterday with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten after General Assembly established World Tuna Day in Dec to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe.
  2. Tuna plays a critical role in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.
Posted on: 06th May 2017 Read complete Article →

Current affairs on 03 May 2017

Nepal’s first female chief justice suspended

  1. Nepal’s first female Supreme Court chief justice Sushila Karki was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in parliament. She was appointed chief justice in April 2016 and was due to retire next month.
  2. Sushil Karki was accused of interfering with executive powers and issuing biased decisions.
Posted on: 03rd May 2017 Read complete Article →

Dubai has become the first city in the world to have its own Microsoft-designed font

  1. 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 and was launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
  2. It will be made available in 23 languages– Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Britannic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Farsi, Portuguese, Sami, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Urdu.
  3. The font will be used by UAE’s government bodies and also by 100 million Office 365 users around the world.
  4. Rationale UAE has launched the ‘Dubai Font’ in line with its vision of becoming a regional and global leader in innovation. 

Current affairs on 01 May 2017

UNHCR appointed Yusra Mardini as Goodwill Ambassador

  1. UNHCR announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador and studies full time in Germany.
  2. Mardini has worked closely with UNHCR after her selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Posted on: 01st May 2017 Read complete Article →

Oscar Winning Director Jonathan Demme passes away

  1.  American Director Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director passed away in New York at the age of 73 due to esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.
  2. He was awarded Oscar for behind classics like The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. 

Current affairs on 28 April 2017

U.S. stock index Nasdaq Composite Index hit 6000 Point marks

  1. U.S. stock index Nasdaq Composite Index hit which major milestone on 25 April 2017 when it surpassed the 6,000 point mark for the first time
  2. It is worth to mention that it has taken 46 years since its inception in 1971 to hit 6,000 and has been laden with tech companies and the tech industry has performed incredibly will off-late.
Posted on: 28th April 2017 Read complete Article →
Posted on: 28th April 2017 Read complete Article →
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