Current Affairs This Week (01-11-2020)

  • Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

    Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is an Indian Air Force fighter pilot who, during the 2019 India–Pakistan standoff, was held captive in Pakistan for 60 hours after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight. Varthaman was conferred the Vir Chakra gallantry award in August 2019.
  • Meri Saheli
    Indian Railways launches ‘Meri Saheli’ initiative for women – for the security of lady passengers during their train journey. This initiative is aimed to instil a sense of security among the lady passengers and respond effectively to any security-related issue faced or seen by lady passengers
  • Green Delhi app
    An app where citizens can click pictures or make a video of pollution causing activities, such as burning of garbage, industrial pollution, dust and upload them on the application.
    (Source: The Hindu)
  • Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement
    India and the United States on Tuesday (October 27) signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which will help India get real-time access to American geospatial intelligence that will enhance the accuracy of automated systems and weapons like missiles and armed drones
    (Source: Indian Express)
  • Sean Connery
    Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90, the BBC and Sky News reported on Saturday.
    (Source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence

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