Current Affairs This Week (05-07-2020)

  • Convalescent plasma therapy
     

    An experimental treatment that some doctors are using for people with severe Corona virus disease. The people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies — proteins the body uses to fight off infections. The blood from people who’ve recovered is called convalescent plasma. Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood. (Credit: mayoclinic.org)

  • Perseverance
    Nasa’s next Mars rover will be called Perseverance. The name came out of a schools competition that drew 28,000 entries. The Perseverance rover will begin the process of trying to bring rocks back to Earth for study. (Credit: bbc.com/)
  • Retired Gorkha soldiers to get J&K domicile
    The Gurkhas or Gorkhas are soldiers native to the Indian subcontinent of Nepalese nationality and ethnic Nepalis of Indian nationality. There are Gurkha military units in the Nepalese, British and Indian armies enlisted in Nepal, United Kingdom and India.
  • Private trains expected to begin operations by April 2023
    The Railways on Wednesday invited Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for operation of passenger trains by private operators on 109 routes with 151 modern trains. This project is expected to attract ₹30,000 crore in private investment. (Credit: The Hindu)
  • Veer Bhogya Vasundhara
    ‘Veer Bhogya Vasundhara’ or ‘The Brave Shall Inherit the Earth’, is the motto that drives the soldiers of the Rajputana Rifles to be their bravest and most courageous, every single day.
  • Quote of the week
    If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito – The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, which was formally headed by the Ganden Tripas.

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