Current Affairs This Week (14-02-2021)

  • Arjun tank

    The main battle tank developed by DRDO, for the Indian Army.
    The Arjun features a 120 mm main rifled gun with indigenously developed armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot ammunition, one PKT 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, and a NSVT 12.7 mm machine gun. (Source; Wikipedia)

  • Serosurveys
    Seroprevalence studies (or serosurveys) estimate the share of the population that test positive for antibodies using serology tests. The presence of a specific antibody in a sufficiently high concentration will suggest that the tested person was previously infected. (Source: Indian Express)
  • Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project
    Urja Ganga gas pipeline project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. A pipeline of length 2540 km is under construction from the states of Uttar Pradesh to Odisha. The scheme is directed to provide piped cooking gas to the households of Varanasi and to neighbour states. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Mandarin duck made an appearance in Assam’s Tinsukia

    The mandarin duck (Aix galericulata) is a perching duck species native to the East Palearctic. The Mandarin duck made an appearance in Assam’s Tinsukia last week after more than a century. (Source: Indian Express)

  • Quote of the week
    Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.-Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, philosopher, writer and Catholic theologian. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father

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