Current Affairs This Week (30-05-2021)

  • Cyclone Yaas


    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas was a relatively strong and highly damaging tropical cyclone that made landfall in Odisha and brought significant impacts to West Bengal during late May 2021. The Yaas was formed from a tropical disturbance first monitored on May 23. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Zolgensma, world’s most expensive drug
    Zolgensma treats rare genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is touted as the most effective drug for the disorder. This drug, which was first approved on May 24, 2019 by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is manufactured by US-based Swiss bio-pharmaceutical company Novartis Gene Therapies. (Source: factchecker.in)
  • Remainder Of IPL 2021 To Be Held In UAE
    The rest of the tournament, 31 games, will be played in the UAE, the BCCI confirmed citing the poor weather conditions in September-October. In 2020, the IPL had been played in the UAE in a bio-secure bubble. (Source: The Quint)
  • Heron TP drones on lease
    The Indian Army will soon get four Heron TP drones on lease from Israel, which will be deployed along the Line of Actual Control with China for long surveillance missions. The Heron TP, which is as long as a Rafale (14 metres) and has double the wingspan of the French fighter, has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) ~ (Source: The Print)
  • Nitika Kaul joins Indian Army
    Following in the footsteps of her husband Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who laid down his life in Pulwama, Nitika Kaul on Saturday donned the Army uniform. Major Dhoundiyal laid down his life fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama and was awarded Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for his sacrifice for the nation (Source: indiatvnews.com)
  • Quote of the week
    No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Gautama Buddha, popularly known as the Buddha, was a Śramaṇa who lived in ancient India (c. 5th to 4th century BCE) (Source: Wikipedia)

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