Current Affairs This Week (30-08-2020)

  • Mudhol Hound

    The Mudhol Hound, also known variously as the Maratha Hound, the Pashmi Hound and the Kathewar Dog, is a breed of sighthound from India. In 2005 the Mudhol Hound was one of four Indian dog breeds featured on a set of postage stamps released to celebrate the country’s canine heritage (Wikipedia/The Hindu)
  • LY971 ~ First direct commercial flight between Israel, UAE
    The first historic commercial flight between Israel and the UAE left for Abu Dhabi from the Ben-Gurion airport. (Source: The Hindu)
  • JK Rowling Returns Kennedy Human Rights Award
    “Harry Potter” creator JK Rowling said on Friday she would give back an award presented by the US Kennedy family after one of its members criticised her views on gender issues. (Source: NDTV)
  • Mauritius oil spill

    A Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio has broken apart off the Mauritius coast after spilling hundreds of tonnes of fuel oil. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Neuralink ~ Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

    Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Quote of the week
    Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have – Gautama Buddha was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in Ancient India. (Source: Wikipedia)

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