Current Affairs This Week (20-12-2020)

  • Mosque, hospital to be built in Ayodhya

    The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board had formed the trust, Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), to construct the mosque on the plot.
    The design of a mosque and a hospital to be built on a 5-acre land in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village. (Source: The Hindu)

  • Goa Liberation Day
    Goa Liberation Day is observed on 19 December every year in India and it marks the day Indian armed forces freed Goa in 1961 following 450 years of Portuguese rule.
  • Human-made objects to outweigh living things
    Scientists say the weight of human-made objects will likely exceed that of living things by the end of the year.

    In other words, the combined weight of all the plastic, bricks, concrete and other things we’ve made in the world will outweigh all animals and plants on the planet for the first time. (Source: bbc.com)

  • Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib
    The Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib is a historic gurdwara in New Delhi. The Gurdwara marks the cremation site, where the headless body of the Sikh Guru Guru Tegh Bahadur sahib who, on 11 November 1675, was martyred by beheading at Chandni Chowk on the orders of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam.(Source: Wikipedia)
  • Nepal PM Oli recommends dissolution of Parliament
    In an emergency Cabinet meeting held on Sunday morning, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli recommended dissolution of the Parliament and called for general election. The decision was ratified by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in an official announcement in the afternoon. (Source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore FRAS was a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Source: Wikipedia)

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