Current Affairs This Week (18-07-2021)

  • Kanwar Yatra

    An annual pilgrimage of devotees of Shiva, known as Kānvarias or “Bhole” to Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. UP govt cancels Kanwar Yatra this year due to COVID-19. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Sputnik V vaccine
    Morepen Laboratories has started production of the test batch of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine at its facility in Himachal Pradesh, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the domestic drug firm (Source: The New Indian Express)
  • Jovenel Moïse
    Jovenel Moïse ( 26 June 1968 – 7 July 2021) was a Haitian entrepreneur and politician who served as the president of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Vitalik Buterin

    Vitaly Dmitriyevich “Vitalik” Buterin is a Russian-Canadian programmer and writer who is best known as one of the co-founders of Ethereum. Involved with cryptocurrency early in its inception, co-founding Bitcoin Magazine. In 2014, Buterin launched Ethereum with Gavin Wood. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Kadambini Ganguly
    Kadambini Ganguly was one of the first Indian female doctors who practiced with a degree in Western medicine, alongside other pioneering women such as Anandibai Joshi. Ganguly was the first woman to gain admission to Calcutta Medical College in 1884, subsequently trained in Scotland, and established a successful medical practice in India. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, statesman and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. (Source: Wikipedia)

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