Current Affairs This Week (07-02-2021)

  • Avalanche

    An avalanche (also called a snowslide) is an event that occurs when a cohesive slab of snow lying upon a weaker layer of snow fractures and slides down a steep slope. Avalanches are typically triggered in a starting zone from a mechanical failure in the snowpack

  • A glacial break in the Tapovan-Reni area

    A glacial break in the Tapovan-Reni area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district has damaged the Rishiganga power project, resulting in flooding in the Rishiganga, Dhauli Ganga and Alaknanda rivers (Source: Indian Express/India Today)

  • Golden Chariot

    The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in the Indian states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu as well as Pondicherry, depending on the selected itinerary. It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi (Souce: Wikipedia)
  • Biden administration backs US Moon shot
    President Joe Biden has endorsed the effort to return to the Moon that was initiated under his predecessor Donald Trump.
    The plan would see the next man and the first woman land on the lunar surface in the next few years. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Pfizer’s vaccine application for India been turned down
    The Subject Expert Committee under CDSCO that looked into Pfizer’s proposal and presentation did not recommend that the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approve the application at present. (Source: Indian Express)
  • Quote of the week
    Silence is better than unmeaning words – Pythagoras of Samos was an ancient Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of Pythagoreanism. His political and religious teachings were well known in Magna Graecia and influenced the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle (Source: Wikiprdia)

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