Current Affairs This Week (18-10-2020)

  • ESA and NASA for the future of space exploration

     

    The plans include landing the first woman on the Moon, establishing a space station in orbit around the Moon, and returning samples of Martian rock to Earth (source: http://www.sciencefocus.com)

  • People meter
    A people meter is an audience measurement tool used to measure the viewing habits of TV and cable audiences. The box is hooked up to each television set and is accompanied by a remote control unit. Each family member in a sample household is assigned a personal ‘viewing button’ (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Atal Tunnel
    Atal Tunnel (also known as Rohtang Tunnel) is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh. At a length of 9.02 km, it is the longest tunnel above 10,000 feet (3,048 m) in the world and is named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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  • Preparing For Death
    Arun Shourie’s latest is guide to dying peacefully
    A new book by writer Arun Shourie takes a cue from major religions, philosophy, and spiritual train of thought to help people face their end with equanimity (source: Indian express)
  • Quote of the week
    Peace begins with a smile – Mother Teresa, Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.

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