Current Affairs This Week (04-08-2019)

  • 1st time after Partition, Nagar Kirtan arrives from Pakistan
    For 1st time after Independence (1947), ‘Nagar Kirtan’ carrying Guru Granth Sahib which was taken out from Nankana Sahib district of Punjab province of Pakistan, arrived at Attari in Amritsar, India. Nagar Kirtan is a religious procession.

 

  • TOI 270: NASA’s TESS discovers
    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently discovered new dwarf star and planetary system named as TOI 270. It is located about 73 light years away from Earth, and in the constellation Pictor.

 

  • Julu 30: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
    United Nations (UN) observed World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30 to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promote and protect their rights. The theme for this year was ‘Human Trafficking: Call Your Government To Action’.

 

  • IAF’s Tarun Chaudhri:1st pilot to do Wingsuit Skydive Jump
    The jump was accomplished from an altitude of 8500 feet (2590.8 meters) from a Mi-17 helicopter. This is 1st IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained same type of helicopter.

 

  • Shawala Teja Singh temple in Pakistan opened after 72 Years
    Almost 1,000-year-old Shawala Teja Singh Temple located in Sialkot city of Pakistan, which was sealed for last 72 years, has been re-opened for devotees for the 1st time since partition.Decision to reopen temple was issued by Paksitan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

 

  • ‘Odisha Rasagola’ gets GI Tag
    After years of controversy around sweet, Rasagola, a popular dessert of Odisha, has received Geographical Indication (GI) tag in GI Registry from Registrar of Geographical Indication. Both Odisha and West Bengal have been contesting origin of rasagola and West Bengal had got GI for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’ in 2017.

 

  • Uttarakhand holds 1st Himalayan conclave
    Conclave of Himalayan States was held on at Mussoorie in Uttarakhand to discuss priorities of Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) in 15th Finance Commission (XV FC). The conclave was initiated by government of Uttarakhand with Integrated Mountain Initiative as its knowledge partner.

 

  • Sudarsan Pattnaik wins People’s Choice Award in U.S
    Renowned Indian sand artist and Padma Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik has won People’s Choice Award at a prestigious sand sculpting festival in United States (US). He was among top 15 sand artists selected from all over world to participate in 2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival in Boston.

 

  • 29 July: International Tiger Day (Global Tiger Day)
    Why 29 July? This is because 29 July act as a reminder of agreement signed by countries at Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia in 2010, to raise awareness about decline of global tiger population.

 

  • 1st batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache helicopters reaches India
    1st batch of Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack helicopters arrived at Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The 1st batch consists of 4 out of 22 choppers ordered by India from United States. AH-64E Apache the world’s most advanced Multi-Role Combat Helicopter.

 

  • Jordan: Underwater Museum Of Military Vehicles unveiled
    Jordan has unveiled its 1st Underwater Military Museum on the bed of Red Sea off the coast of Aqaba As part new underwater military museum the kingdom submerged several military vehicles,including tanks, troop carriers.

 

 

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