Current Affairs This Week (20-06-2021)

  • Largest diamonds unearthed in Botswana


    One of the world’s largest diamonds has been unearthed in Botswana, the country’s government has announced. The 1,098-carat stone, believed to be the third largest “gem-quality” diamond ever found, was presented to President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday (Source: cnn.com)
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA), formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and colloquially known as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • SLS: Nasa’s assembled ‘megarocket’


    Nasa has assembled the first of its powerful Space Launch System (SLS) rockets, which will carry humans to the Moon this decade. Nasa plans to launch the SLS on its maiden flight later this year. (Source: bbc.com)
  • Hungary’s parliament passes anti-LGBT law
    Hungary’s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties. (Source: reuters.com)
  • Milkha Singh
    Milkha Singh also known as The Flying Sikh, was an Indian track and field sprinter. He is the only athlete to win gold at 400 metres at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition of his sporting achievements (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office (Source: Wikipedia)

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