Current Affairs This Week (22-08-2021)

  • Panjshir Valley

    The Panjshir Valley, Valley of the Five Lions is in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River. The valley is home to more than 100,000 people, including ethnic Tajiks (Source: Wikipedia)

  • The Taliban

    The Taliban or the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a military organization founded by Mohammed Omar, regarded by many governments and organizations as terrorists. Following the Fall of Kabul on 15 August 2021, the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Zydus Cadila’s three-dose Covid-19 vaccine
    Gujarat-based Zydus Cadila’s three-dose Covid-19 vaccine was on Friday granted emergency use authorisation for use in adults and children above 12 years, making it potentially the first vaccine to be administered to the adolescent population in India. (Source: Indian Express)
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh
    Maharaja Ranjit Singh (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab or “Lion of Punjab”, was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. Introduced reforms, modernisation, investment into infrastructure and general prosperity. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
    Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (16 August 1904 – 16 February 1948) was an Indian poet. One of her most popular poems is “Jhansi ki Rani”, The ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, an Indian Coast Guard ship, was named for the poet. On August 6, 1976, India Posts released a postage stamp to commemorate her. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. – Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. (Source: Wikipedia)

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