Current Affairs This Week (28-02-2021)

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival

    The Khajuraho Dance Festival, organised by the Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad,[1] is a one-week festival of classical dances held annually beside the Khajuraho temples in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh state The festival is conducted in February from the 20th to the 26th. (Source; Wikipedia)

  • Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

    A. giant iceberg (North rift), more than 20 times the size of Manhattan, just split off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf. This dramatic breakup comes after a major crack formed on the shelf in November 2020 and continued to grow until the ‘berg finally broke off (Source: India Today)

  • Saudi Arabia rules women can join armed forces
    Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday it will allow women in the ultra-conservative kingdom to serve in the armed forces as it embarks on a broad programme of economic and social reforms. (Source: The Hindu)
  • Kalanamak rice
    Kalanamak is a scented rice. It derives its name from black husk (kala = black; the suffix ‘namak’ means salt). It is quite popular in Himalayan Tarai of eastern UP, India, and known as the scented black pearl of UP. It was also featured in the book ‘Speciality rices of the world’ by Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Repairability Index
    The repairability index represents part of France’s effort to combat planned obsolescence, the intentional creation of products with a finite life-span that need to be replaced frequently, and transition to a more circular economy (Source: – Why France’s New Tech ‘Repairability Index’ Is a Big Deal)
  • Quote of the week
    If you bow at all, bow low. – Chinese proverb

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