Current Affairs This Week (26-02-2023)

  • Elephant Falls

    The Elephant Falls are a two-tier waterfall in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The mountain stream descends through two successive falls set in dells of fern-covered rocks (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Extrachromosomal DNA
    Extrachromosomal DNA ( ecDNA) is any DNA that is found off the chromosomes, either inside or outside the nucleus of a cell. Multiple forms of extrachromosomal DNA exist, and, while some of these serve important biological functions, they can also play a role in diseases such as cancer (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The Mukaab
    Saudi Arabia has for the first time revealed a design with an aim to build the world’s largest modern downtown in the Kingdom’s capital Riyadh. Mukaab which means cube in Arabic is 400 meters in height, 400 meters in width, and 400 meters in length, and will be the largest inner city building. (Source: The Live Mint)
  • START-I or New Start
    Russia suspends New START! The name START comes from the original “Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty”, known as START-I, which was signed between the US and the erstwhile USSR in 1991, and came into force in 1994. (Source: The Indian Express)
    The MRSAM weapon system which is also called the ‘Abhra’ Weapon System is a state of the art medium range air defence weapon system and is a joint venture of DRDO and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) with active participation from Indian public and private defence industry partners including MSMEs. (Source: The Economic Times)
  • Vayulink
    ‘Vayulink’ platform for steady jammer-proof communication – the data link communication uses the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), to send radio communication to the base station when the signals are low. This would help pilots to deal with bad weather and uninterrupted communication with the base station (Source: The Business Standard)
  • Quote of the week
    Life should be great rather than long. – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and political leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India from the Constituent Assembly debates (Source: Wikipedia)

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