Current Affairs This Week (23-05-2021)

  • A-76


    A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg (designated A-76) afloat in the world. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Virgin Galactic rocket plane flies to edge of space


    Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space plane has conducted the first of three key test flights that should enable it to enter commercial service.The Unity vehicle, with pilots Dave Mackay and CJ Sturckow , powered to a height of 89km, and then glided back down to Earth. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Cybersquatting
    Cybersquatting is registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else’s trademark. It generally refers to the practice of buying up domain names that use the names of existing businesses with the intent to sell the names for a profit to those businesses. (Source: nolo.com)
  • Satpura Tiger Reserve
    Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) also known as Satpura National Park is located in the Hoshangabad District (Narmadapuram) of Madhya Pradesh. It covers an area of 524 km2. Satpura National Park, along with the adjoining Bori and Pachmarhi wildlife sanctuaries, provides 2,200 km2 (850 sq mi) of unique central Indian highland ecosystem. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. – Socrates was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought. (Source: Wikipedia)

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