Current Affairs This Week (05-02-2023)

  • Soliga ecarinata

    The scientific community has named a new genus of wasp after Soliga — who are the indigenous community of Biligiri Rangan Hills (B.R. Hills) in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka — in recognition of their conservation of forests and biodiversity. (Source: The Hindu)
  • International Customs Day
    International Customs Day is celebrated every year globally on January 26 to acknowledge the role of customs officials in managing efficient flow and exchange of goods and services across countries. (Source: The Economic Times)
  • Military Literature Festival
    Patiala hosts two-day Military Literature Festival The military literature festival was organized under Patiala heritage fest activities. (Source: The Indian Express)
  • Nidhi Aapke Nikat
    The Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO) conducts “Nidhi Apke Nikat” on 10th of every month in all field offices in an attempt to expand its reach and attract more participation (Source: The Livemint)
  • Indus Waters Treaty
    The Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan, arranged and negotiated by the World Bank, to use the water available in the Indus River and its tributaries. The Treaty gives control over the waters of the three “eastern rivers” — the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Quote of the week
    We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future – Chanakya was an ancient Indian polymath who was active as a teacher, author, strategist, philosopher, economist, jurist, and royal advisor.

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