Current Affairs This Week (18-04-2021)

  • A68: Iceberg


    The iceberg that was for a time the biggest in the world is no more. A68, as it was known, covered an area of nearly 6,000 sq km (2,300 sq miles) when it broke away from Antarctica in 2017. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Pressure swing adsorption (PSA)
    A technology used to separate some gas species from a mixture of gases under pressure according to the species’ molecular characteristics and affinity for an adsorbent material. It is used to supply medical oxygen, or as a substitute for bulk cryogenic or compressed-cylinder storage, which is the primary oxygen source for any hospital (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Kumbh Mela 2021 at Haridwar


    The Kumbh Mela at Haridwar is held every 12 years at Haridwar, India. The exact date is determined according to Hindu astrology: the Mela is held when Jupiter is in Aquarius and the sun enters Aries. An Ardh Kumbh (“Half Kumbh”) Mela is held six years after a Kumbh Mela (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Remdesivir
    Remdesivir, sold under the brand name Veklury, is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication developed by the biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences. During the COVID-19 pandemic, remdesivir was authorized for emergency use to treat COVID‑19 in around 50 countries. Remdesivir was originally developed to treat hepatitis C (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Nambi Narayanan


    S. Nambi Narayanan is an Indian scientist and an aerospace engineer, Padma Bhushan awardee. The scientist was instrumental in developing the Vikas engine that would be used for the first PSLV that India launched. In 1994, he was falsely charged with espionage and arrested. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. – Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills (Source: Wikipedia)

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