Current Affairs This Week (09-05-2021)

  • Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

    Michael Collins – one of the three crew members of the first manned mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11 in 1969 – has died aged 90. Collins stayed in lunar orbit as his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. (Source:
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    The SIPRI is an international institute based in Stockholm. Founded in 1966 and provides data, analysis and recommendations for armed conflict, military expenditure and arms trade as well as disarmament and arms control. Alva Myrdal (Nobel Peace Prize in 1982) was the first Chairman of the governing board. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Krithi Karanth
    Krithi Karanth becomes 1st Indian woman to get ‘Wild Innovator Award’ Dr. Krithi K Karanth, Chief Conservation Scientist at Bengaluru-based Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS), has been chosen as the first Indian and Asian woman for the 2021 ‘WILD Innovator Award’. (Source: The Economic Times)
  • General Provident Fund
    GPF, short for General Provident Fund, is a type of PPF (Public Provident Fund) account that is available only for government employees in India. With a GPF account, all the government employees can contribute a certain percentage of their salary to the General Provident Fund.
  • Aditya-L1
    Aditya-L1 Support Cell provides all data on board India’s first dedicated solar space mission. A joint effort of ISRO and Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences – a community service centre has been set up to bring all data on board India’s first dedicated solar space mission to a single web-based interface. (Source: AIR)
  • Quote of the week
    If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive – 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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