Current Affairs This Week (31-05-2020)

  • Important days (23rd May to 30th May)
    May 29: International Day of UN Peacekeepers
    World Vape Day to be observed on May 30
    May 28: World Hunger Day
  • New Fresh water fish “Punitus Sanctus” found
    Sanctus means ‘holy’ in Latin. Punitus is a species of fish that are commonly found in the drains of western and eastern ghats and also in Eastern Himalayas.It grows to a maximum length of 7 cm. It has an extended mouth and hence is different from other species of the Punitus.
  • State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Govt
    “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country. The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has been raised by COVID-19. The project is to be launched from Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka.
  • Russia constructs its first Stealth Bomber
    Russia is currently modernizing its military at a very fast pace. The Stealth Bomber is one such advancement. The bomber is the second-generation combat aircraft after Sukhoi Su-57 supersonic fighter jet.
  • Saharan Cheetah
    For the first time in a decade, the naturalists have filmed a Saharan Cheetah in a Hoggar Mountains national park in Algeria.Saharan cheetah or Northwest African cheetah is a subspecies of Cheetah endemic to Sahara and the Sahel regions of Africa.
  • Quote of the week
    All things are difficult before they are easy. – Thomas Fuller was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published in 1662 after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen.
  • Practice KCET 2020 Mock Exams –

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