Current Affairs This Week (01-05-2022)

  • Planetary conjunction

    A conjunction is when two planets appear close together or even touching in the Earth’s night sky. Venus and Jupiter will be millions of miles apart, but from Earth they will appear close to colliding. This happens every year, but this year they will appear much closer than usual (Source: bbc.com)

  • Indian Embassy in Lithuania
    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to open a new Indian embassy in Lithuania, the first full-fledged embassy in the Baltic region. The Indian government said the opening of the mission in Lithuania would help India expand its political, strategic and economic engagements with that country. (Source: The Wire)
  • Kwar hydroelectric project
    The 540-megawatt Kwar hydroelectric project on the Chenab in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, to be implemented by Chenab Valley Power Projects Private Ltd., a joint venture between the NHPC and the Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation (Source: The Hindu)
  • Transmission interconnection
    India and Maldives plan to set up a transmission interconnection for transfer of renewable power between the two countries. To facilitate Maldives’ energy transition programme towards its 2030 net-zero emission target a transmission interconnection for renewable power transfer has been proposed by both countries (Source: CNBC18)
  • Seven ropeway projects
    Seven ropeway projects of total 57.1 km length will be constructed in Himachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 3,232 crore under the ambitious Parvatmala Yojana. A memorandum of understanding ( was signed between National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) and the state government (Source: outlookindia.com)
  • Quote of the week
    The great are strongest when they stand alone. A God-given might of being is their force – Sri Aurobindo was an Indian philosopher, yoga guru, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist. He was also a journalist, editing newspapers such as Vande Mataram (Source: Wikipedia)

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