Current Affairs This Week (21-06-2020)

  • 500-year old Temple submerged in Mahanadi found
    Resurfaces in Odisha’s Nayagarh. NEW DELHI: A 500-year-old temple, which was submerged in river Mahanadi long ago, has been found in Odisha’s Nayagarh district. The ancient temple is believed to be dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • ADIP scheme: 1st Distribution of Assistive aids
    The first camp to distribute free assistive aids was organized at Firozpur district of Punjab. The camp was organized by ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India) operating under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • India’s first gas trading platform launched
    The Indian Gas Exchange, the online gas trading platform will act as a subsidiary of Indian Energy Exchange and is to be launched in July 2020. It will be the first online gas trading platform for physical delivery of natural gas. The trading of natural gas in the platform is to be done in rupees.
  • India’s first infectious disease Diagnostic Lab
    The laboratory aims to promote and support the idea of becoming self sufficient in difficult times. It was constructed in a record time of 8 days. The laboratory was built with the assistance of Department of Biotechnoogy.
  • Challenger Deep
    The Astronaut and Oceanographer Kathy Sullivan recently reached the deepest point in the ocean, Challenger Deep. With this she has become the first woman to reach the deepest point in the earth.
  • Important days of the week 13th June to 20th June
    June 16: International Day of Family Remittances | Remittances are a lifeline.
    June 15: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day | Lifting up Voices.
    June 14: World Blood Donor Day | Safe Blood Saves Lives
    June 13: International Albinism Awareness Day | Made to Shine
  • Quote of the week
    Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945

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