Current Affairs This Week (07-09-2020)

  • Yakshagana

    Yakshagana is a traditional Indian theatre form, developed in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada in the state of Karnataka and in Kasaragod district in Kerala that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. (Source: Wikipedia/Hindu)
  • Vivekananda Rock Memorial

    Vivekananda Rock Memorial is in Vavathurai, Kanyakumari. Built in 1970 in honour of Swami Vivekananda who is said to have attained enlightenment on the rock. According to local legends, it was on this rock that Goddess Kumari performed tapas in devotion of lord Shiva. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Honeybee venom ‘kills some breast cancer cell

    Australian scientists say the venom from honeybees has been found to destroy aggressive breast cancer cells in a lab setting. The venom – and a compound in it called melittin – were used against two cancer types which are hard to treat: triple-negative and HER2-enriched. (Source: http://www.bbc.com)
  • World Teachers’ Day
    World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, ~a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Shaheed Rajguru
    Shivaram Hari Rajguru was an Indian revolutionary from Maharashtra, known mainly for his involvement in the assassination of a British Raj police officer. He also fought for the independence of India and On 23 March 1931 he was hanged by the British government along with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev Thapar. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The Turbulent Years 1980-1996
    Book by Pranab Mukherjee ~ A sharp insider’s account of the many political and economic decisions that shaped the future of modern India. (Source: Rupa publications)
  • Quote of the week
    When we think we know, we cease to learn. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher, academic, and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. (Source; Wikipedia)

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