Current Affairs This Week (08-05-2022)

  • Gyanvapi Mosque

    The Gyanvapi Mosque is located in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was constructed on the site of an older Shiva temple which had been demolished by Aurangzeb in 1669. The site originally had a Vishweshwar temple, established by Todar Mal. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Maharashtra’s gene bank project
    The country’s first-of-its-kind gene bank project in Maharashtra and is to be implemented across the State. It can also scout and introduce crop cultivars and livestock breeds for better adaptation to climate change and variability.
    (Source: The Hindu)
  • Jivhala
    The Maharashtra Department of Prisons has launched a loan scheme for inmates serving sentences in jails across the state. The credit scheme titled Jivhala is being offered by the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank. The pilot was introduced for prisoners at Yerawada Central Jail in Pune (Source: The Indian Express)
  • India’s first greenfield grain-based ethanol plant
    Bihar has the distinction of being the first state in the country to set up a greenfield grain-based ethanol production plant. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated the state’s first ethanol production plant in Purnia district. (Source: The New Indian Express)
  • Indo-German green hydrogen task force
    India and Germany have agreed to a near 10 billion Euro partnership to strengthen financial and technical cooperation towards 2030 climate action and sustainable development goals.
    India has recently announced an ambitious green hydrogen policy to decarbonise across sectors and industry. (Source: The Economic Times)
  • Quote of the week
    True knowledge is not attained by thinking. It is what you are; it is what you become. – Sri Aurobindo was an Indian philosopher, yoga guru, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist. (Source: Wikipedia)

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