Current Affairs This Week (10-01-2021)

  • Nasa’s Curiosity rover: 3,000 days on Mars

    The US space agency (Nasa) is about to put its latest rover, Perseverance, on Mars. But Curiosity, is still there and working well following its landing in equatorial Gale Crater back in 2012. A must read on bbc science

  • Bird flu
    Strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds. This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds. It can also be passed from person to person.
    Symptoms begin within two to eight days and can seem like the common flu. Cough, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, headache and shortness of breath may occur.
  • 2019 Balakot airstrike
    The 2019 Balakot airstrike was conducted by India in the early morning hours of 26 February when Indian warplanes crossed the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir,[9] and dropped bombs in the vicinity of the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Longitudinal Ageing Study of India
    LSAI is a survey of health and social determinants of population ageing in India. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has undertaken the study through International Institute for Population Sciences, in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, University of Southern California, United Nations Population Fund and National Institute on Ageing.
  • Quote of the week
    One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. – Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. (Source: Wikipedia)

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