Current Affairs This Week (12-07-2020)

  • Camera trap wildlife survey
    Largest-ever camera trap wildlife survey’ puts India in record books. Camera traps (outdoor photographic devices fitted with motion sensors that start recording when an animal passes by) were placed at 26,838 locations across 141 different sites. (Credit; Times of India)
  • ASEEM
    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched the ‘Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM)’ portal to help skilled people find jobs. The ASEEM website can be accessed at “smis.nsdcindia.org”. (Credit: Times of India)
  • 5G
    In telecommunications, 5G is the fifth generation technology standard for cellular networks. The 5G networks will have greater bandwidth, giving higher download speeds, eventually up to 10 gigabits per second (Gbit/s).
    The increased speed is achieved partly by using higher-frequency radio waves than current cellular networks. (Credit: Wikipedia)
  • Personal protective equipment
    PPE is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The plague doctors of sixteenth-century Europe also wore protective uniforms consisting of a full-length gown, helmet, glass eye coverings, gloves and boots.
  • Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia, or the Ayasofya Mosque in Istanbul that has served as a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral, an Ottoman mosque, and a secular museum. (Credit: Wikipedia)
    Turkey reconverted Hagia Sophia into a mosque following a court order.
  • Quote of the week

    Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively. – 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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