Current Affairs This Week (21-03-2021)

  • Vast amount of water may be locked up on Mars

    The Red Planet could have held enough water to cover its entire surface in a layer measuring between 100m and one kilometre deep. Around a billion years later, Mars had made the transition to the colder, desolate planet we recognise today (Source: bbc.com)

  • Gelignite
    Gelignite, also known as blasting gelatin or simply jelly, is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of guncotton) dissolved in either nitroglycerine or nitroglycol and mixed with wood pulp and sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate. Invented in 1875, by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, who also invented dynamite (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Kalanamak Rice Festival
    The U.P state government on Saturday launched a kalanamak rice festival in Siddharth Nagar district. The event was organised to promote, market and branding of selected products as One District One Product (ODOP) under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Local for Vocal’ campaign (Source: The Times of India)
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union
    The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organization of national parliaments. Its primary purpose is to promote democratic governance, accountability, and cooperation among its members. Established in 1889, headquarter Geneva, Switzerland (Source: Wikipedia)
  • India has world’s fourth strongest military
    China has the strongest military force in the world while India stands at number four. The USA, comes in 2nd place with 74 points, followed by Russia with 69, India at 61. (Source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. (Source: Wikipedia)

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