Current Affairs This Week (11-07-2021)

  • Ayurveda doyen, Dr PK Warrier


    Managing trustee of Vaidyaratnam P S Varier’s Arya Vaidya Sala. In his nearly seven-decade career, Warrier played a pivotal role for the renaissance of ayurveda. As a physician, Warrier never accepted consultation fees — from rich patients or poor. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • InterPlanetary File System (IPFS)
    A protocol and peer-to-peer network for storing and sharing data in a distributed file system.As opposed to a centrally located server, IPFS is built around a decentralized system of user-operators who hold a portion of the overall data, creating a resilient system of file storage and sharing. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • National Statistics Day
    National Statistics Day is celebrated on June 29 on the birth anniversary of late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. Often referred to as the ‘father of Indian statistics’, (Source: The Hindustan Times)
  • The Global Cybersecurity Index
    The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a trusted reference that measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity at a global level – to raise awareness of the importance and different dimensions of the issue. India scored a total of 97.5 points from a possible maximum of 100 points, to make it to the tenth position worldwide in the GCI 2020.
  • Karnataka KCET 2021: Last date for application extended
    KCET 2021 – KEA has extended the last date to submit the KCET application form 2021 till July 16. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Dilip Kumar
    Mohammed Yusuf Khan known professionally by his stage name Dilip Kumar, was an Indian actor and film producer who worked in Hindi cinema. One of the most successful film stars in the industry and holds the record for most wins for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (eight), and was also the inaugural recipient of the award. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    Ability is not always gauged by examination. – Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, only female prime minister of India. (Source: Wikipedia)

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