international - 2017 MAY

May 1

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: Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Britannic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian, Farsi, Portuguese, Sami, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Urdu.
The font was launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The font will be used by UAE’s government bodies and also by 100 million Office 365 users around the world.

May 2

UNHRC to review India's Human Rights record.
India's human rights record came up for review under the Universal Periodic Review Process at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi presented India's endeavours towards observance of human rights supported by rights-oriented constitutional framework, secular policy, independent judiciary and free and vibrant Media.
India believes that the goal of achieving human rights calls for constant dialogue, engagement and coordination among various stakeholders. India remains convinced that inclusive and equitable development is the key to securing a life of dignity, security, empowerment and freedom for all.

May 3

United Nations marks 1st World Tuna Day with calls to conserve it to be caught, eaten.
The United Nations has marked the First World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe's most popular fish to be caught and eaten.
Tuna plays a critical role in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.
Tuna species, which are highly migratory, account for 20 per cent of the value of all fish caught and over 8 per cent of all internationally traded seafood. The General Assembly established World Tuna Day in December to reinforce its importance to nations around the globe.

China introduces lane-changing robot to ease traffic.
Traffic police in China's Shenzhen has debuted a new 'lane robot', the first of its kind in the country, which helps administer rush-hour traffic by controlling a section of reversible lanes.
The lane robot, which reduces the workload of police, is a guard rail that moves to alter the flow of traffic into different lanes in less than a minute.


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