Current Affairs This Week (09-08-2020)

  • Ram temple

    A grand three-storey stone structure on a raised platform with multiple turrets, pillars and domes. The temple will be 161 feet tall. The temple under construction will be “Nagara style” of architecture. (Source: NDTV
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    It is 75 years since the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August, leading to the end of World War Two.

    (Source: bbc.com)
  • Tabletop runway
    A tabletop runway is a runway that is located on the top of a plateau or hill with one or both ends adjacent to a steep precipice which drops into a deep gorge.This type of runway creates an optical illusion which requires a very precise approach by the pilot.
    (Source: Wikipedia)
  • System of Proportional Representation
    Electoral system that seeks to create a representative body that reflects the overall distribution of public support for each political party. These have been adopted in many countries, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Sri Lanka and Switzerland. (Source: britannica.com/)
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister
    The SLPP has won 145 seats in the 225-member Parliament while the United National Party (UNP) has come in second with 54 seats (Source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. – Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time (Wikipedia)

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