Current Affairs This Week (08-11-2020)

  • Asteroid Apophis

    Asteroid Apophis which was earlier predicted to pass really close to Earth in 2068. The asteroid’s orbit has been disturbed by the heat it is taking from the Sun. This phenomenon is called Yarkovsky effect as it celestial object’s path changes due to heat energy (Indian Express)
  • Gupkar alliance
    A new political formation consisting of 6 political parties in J & K – National Conference, PDP, People’s Conference, Awami National Conference, Communist Party of India-Marxist, and the J&K Peoples Movement.
  • Luhri stage-I hydropower project
    The 210-megawatt Luhri stage-I hydropower project will be constructed on river Satluj in Shimla and Kullu districts. The project will help generate 758.20 million units of electricity every year. (Source: DNA India)
  • Earth Observation Satellite
    ISRO Satellite Launch: EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support (Source: NDTV)
  • Quote of the week
    Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay. – The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, and considered a living buddha

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