Current Affairs This Week (26-07-2020)

  • Hyperloop
    A Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation, first used to describe an open-source vactrain design released by a joint team from Tesla and SpaceX.

     

    This is a sealed tube or system of tubes with low air pressure through which a pod may travel substantially free of air resistance or friction. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Kargil Vijay Diwas
    Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26 July. On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Chandrakant Sompura
    Chandrakant Sompura, is the man who designed a Ram temple for Ayodhya.

    His father Prabhakar Sompura, was the architect of the Somnath Temple in Gujarat and the temple in Mathura. He has designed 131 temples, including the Swami Narayan Temple in Gandhinagar, Ambaji Temple in Palanpur and several others
  • HAMMER missiles
    The Armement Air-Sol Modulaire(AASM) is a French Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon developed by Safran Electronics & Defense.

    The AASM has been given the name HAMMER (Highly Agile Modular Munition Extended Range) can integrate different types of guidance units and different types of bombs. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Oxford University Vaccine For Novel Coronavirus
    The Oxford University vaccine is based on a harmless, weakened
    version of a common cold virus, or adenovirus, that causes  infections in chimpanzees. The vector(the carrier) is derived from adenovirus (ChAdOx1) taken from chimpanzees (Source: The Times of India)
  • Quote of the week
    If you bow at all, bow low. – Chinese Proverb

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