Current Affairs This Week (24-01-2021)

  • Dragon fruit (Pitaya)

    A pitaya is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia, India, United States, the Caribbean, Australia. It’s rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin – can strengthen immune system.
  • National Girl Child Day: Srishti Goswami
    On the occasion of the National Girl Child Day, Srishti Goswami became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day on Sunday.
    India celebrates the National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the ministry of women and child development, every year on January 24 (Source: Indian Express)
  • Gabba victory
    Bowled out for a record low score of 36 in the series-opener in Adelaide that ended in two and half days in favour of Australia, India orchestrated a memorable comeback to win the series 2-1 following their victory in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane. (Source: The Hindu)
  • Viswanathan Shanta

    Viswanathan Shanta (11 March 1927 – 19 January 2021) was an Indian oncologist and the chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai. She was best known for her efforts towards making quality and affordable cancer treatment accessible to all patients in her country. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Quote of the week
    Freedom is Not Given, It is Taken – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy (Source: Wikipedia)

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