Current Affairs This Week (25-04-2021)

  • Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars


    The American space agency has successfully flown a small helicopter on Mars. The drone, called Ingenuity, was airborne for less than a minute, but Nasa is celebrating what represents the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Satoshi Nakamoto
    Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the presumed pseudonymous person or persons who developed bitcoin, authored the bitcoin white paper, and created and deployed bitcoin’s original reference implementation. As part of the implementation, Nakamoto also devised the first blockchain database. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
    Sputnik V is a viral vector vaccine for COVID-19 developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. Registered on 11 August 2020 by the Russian Ministry of Health as Gam-COVID-Vac (Source: Wikipedia)
  • PM CARES Fund allocates funds for 551 oxygen plants
    The PM CARES Fund has approved allocation of funds for setting up 551 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generation plants at public health facilities in the country (Source: The Hindu)
  • Quote of the week
    Dare mighty things – Hidden message found on Nasa Mars rover parachute. Internet sleuths claim to have decoded a hidden message displayed on the parachute that helped Nasa’s Perseverance Rover land safely on Mars (Source: The Guardian)

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