Current Affairs This Week (15-11-2020)

  • Masatoshi Koshiba

    Japan Nobel laureate Masatoshi Koshiba, who found neutrinos, dies at 94.
    Koshiba devised the construction of giant underground chambers to detect neutrinos, elusive particles that stream from the sun. (Source: The Hindu)

  • Atma Nirbhar Bharat 3.0
    The Finance Minister announces Rs. 2,64,080 crore worth stimulus, includes
    Rs.900 crore for R&D towards COVID-19 vaccine (Source: The Hindu)
  • Nasa’s new ‘megarocket’ set for critical tests

    Nasa has been developing a “megarocket” to send humans to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. The last critical tests of the giant launcher’s core section are expected to take place within the next few weeks (Source: bbc.com)

  • Fire Detection and Suppression System (FDSS)
    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a fire mitigation system in buses, which can detect fires in less than 30 seconds and extinguish it within a minute. (Source: Times of India)
  • Quote of the week
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that – Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968

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