Current Affairs This Week (03-01-2021)

  • Chhau dance

    Chhau dance, also spelled as Chau or Chhaau, is a semi classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk traditions. It is found in three styles , i.e. the Purulia Chau of Bengal, the Seraikella Chau of Jharkhand, and the Mayurbhanj Chau of Odisha. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • WHO clears BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
    The WHO says it has cleared the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, meaning poorer countries may soon get access to the shot already available in Europe and North America (Source: The Hindu)
  • Australia has changed its national anthem
    The anthem, “Advance Australia Fair,” has been tweaked to recognize the country’s Indigenous history and communities, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced late Thursday, hours before 2021.
    The first line, “Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free,” will now end with “one and free.” (Source: edition.cnn.com)
  • Five Eyes
    The Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries are parties to the multilateral UKUSA Agreement, a treaty for joint cooperation in signals intelligence (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Covaxin approved for restricted use
    India’s first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has been recommended for “restricted use in emergency situation, subject to multiple regulatory conditionalties” by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), here on Saturday. (Source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    Write it on your heart
    that every day is the best day in the year.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson, who went by his middle name Waldo, was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century (Source; Wikipedia)

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