Current Affairs This Week (23-08-2020)

  • Chandrayaan-2 Completes A Year Around Moon

    Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019 and inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20, , exactly one year ago. (Source: NDTV)
  • Sputnik V
    Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V developed by Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology (Russia)  is based on human adenoviruses or human adenoviral vectors
    (Source: Times of India)
  • Florida mosquitoes

    750 million genetically modified insects to be released to reduce local populations. The aim is to reduce the number of mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue or the Zika virus.
  • National Recruitment Agency
    The proposed National Recruitment Agency (NRA) will conduct a common preliminary examination (IBPS, RRB, SSC)  for various recruitments in the central government
  • Iconic Arambol tree stands again

    90-year-old banyan tree in Girkavaddo, (Armbol, Panjim) was rerooted after a crowd funding campaign by foreigners.
    (Source: Times of India)
  • Quote of the week
    Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other – Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865 (Wikipedia)

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