Current Affairs This Week (06-06-2021)

  • Alaska: Arctic drilling leases suspended


    US President Joe Biden’s administration will suspend oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge pending an environmental review. The giant Alaskan wilderness is home to many important species, including polar bears, caribou and wolves. (Source: bbc.com)
  • World’s First Floating Transparent Swimming Pool
    The Embassy Garden, London opens up the first transparent swimming pool in the world, claims that it will offer the feeling of floating and flying all together. The suspended pool between two buildings gives the actual feeling of swimming in the air, the pool is stretched between the 10th floors of two buildings (Source: The Republic World)
  • China ending a two-child policy
    China says it will allow couples to have three children, up from two – Births in China have fallen for four consecutive years, including in 2020, when the number of babies born dropped to the lowest since the Mao era. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • MV X-Press Pearl
    The sinking of cargo ship MV X-Press Pearl carrying chemicals near Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. was on its way from the UAE via Qatar, India and Sri Lanka en route to Singapore and had reported a nitric acid leak before reaching Sri Lanka on May 19. (Source: The Economics Times)
  • Quote of the week
    Do not belong to the past dawns,but to the noons of future – Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist. (Source: Wikipedia)

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