Current Affairs This Week (03-05-2020)

  • GI Tag
    Manipur Black Rice,
    Gorakhpur Terracotta,
    Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai,
    Kashmir Saffron
  • Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor:
    Irrfan and Rishi had vastly different careers, but they shared a relentless ambition to entertain “The only thing certain was the uncertainty,” actor Irrfan Khan had said in a note about his fight against cancer — a disease he often called the ‘uninvited guest’.
  • AYURAKSHA Programme
    The programme aimed to maintain the health of front-line workers of COVID-19. It was a joint venture of AIIA and Delhi Police and was titled AYURAKSHA “Corona Se Jung-Delhi Police Ke Sang”. The main objective of the programme is to fight against simple and time tested Ayurveda immunity boosting measures.
  • Lock Down improves water quality of Ganges
    The water pollution of a river is measured based on Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD). The Ganga has become dump yard for industrial waste and untreated sewage. Since 1985, several schemes and programmes have been launched to clean Ganga starting with Ganga Action Plan I. Later in 2015, the biggest initiative Namami Gange was launched.
  • Alzheimer Inhibitor developed
    Scientists of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research operating under Department of Science and Technology has invented a natural product for Alzheimer disease. The Ber-D invented prevents generation of Reactive Oxygen Species. It rescues biomacromolecules from oxidative damages.
  • Quote of the week
    Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

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