Current Affairs This Week (06-12-2020)

  • Parliament project set for launch

    The new parliament building, to be constructed by Tata Projects Ltd. at ₹971 crore, would have a built-up area of 64,500 square metres over four floors. (Source: The Hindu)

  • Nasa to pay company $1 to collect rocks from moon
    Nasa is paying a Colorado-based company $1 (£0.74) to collect a small sample of rocks from the moon.Lunar Outpost is among four firms awarded contracts to retrieve lunar regolith, or moon soil, for the US space agency, for a total of $25,001. The exercise is aimed at firms to practice extracting resources from the lunar surface. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Minimum Support Price (MSP)
    Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a form of market intervention by the Government of India to insure agricultural producers against any sharp fall in farm prices. Following are the crops covered:
    Cereals,
    Pulses,
    Oilseeds,
    Raw cotton,
    Raw jute,
    Copra,
    De-husked coconut,
    Sugarcane,
    tobacco .
    (Source: Vikaspedia)
  • Ganga Expressway
    The Ganga Expressway is a proposed six lane greenfield expressway project in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The 602-km Expressway will be built in two phases, between Meerut and Prayagraj (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    Happiness dies when it is not shared – Murlidhar Devidas Amte, commonly known as Baba Amte, was an Indian social worker and social activist known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of people suffering from leprosy

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