13 February 2017 Current Affairs

Yo-Yo Ma and His ensemble win Best world Music Grammy

Cello Virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma on 12 February Won a Grammy with his Silk Road Ensemble for “Sing Me Home”, an exploration of the musical connections across Eurasia. The French -born Chinese American cellist had previously won an impressive 17 Grammys but his latest is his first for Best World Music Album.

13th February-World Radio Day
World Radio Day was Celebrated across the world on 13 February 2017. The day is observed every year to celebrate radio as the medium of entertainment, the mode of communication and information. Themed “Radio is You”, this year the calls for a greater participation of the both the audiences and communities in the policy and planning of radio broadcasting.

INS sarvekshak installs solar Power System
Indian Navy’s survey vessel INS Sarvekshak has gone green by installing a solar power system on board. Which equipped on the ship works on sunlight and hence is 100 percent reliable for power source that can be used for communication equipment, battery charging and general lighting on board round the clock with battery outputs.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected President of Germany
Frank Walter Steinmeier was elected as the new President of Germany on 12 February 2017 by a Special Parliamentary Assembly. He became the 12th person to hold the post in the post-war era. The special assembly comprised 630 Federal Members of Parliament and unequal number of representatives from Germany’s 16 Federal States.

Indian cycle tourist establishes a Guinness World Record
Prasad Erande from Pune travelled 14,576 Kilometers on a bicycle India, establishing a Guinness World Record for the longest journey by bicycle in a single country. He covered the distance between June 22-November 9 in 2014. It increased by inner strength and taught me how to survive when conditions are not in my favour.

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