Current Affairs This Week (12-05-2019)

Apurvi Chandela becomes world number one in 10m air rifle Apurvi Chandela touched a new milestone in her shooting her career as she became the top ranked 10m Air Rifle shooter according to latest rankings released by International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).   May 3 : World Press Freedom Day The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (12-05-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (05-05-2019)

Qatar to abolish Exit Visa system by 2019 Qatar is set to abolish its controversial exit visa system for all foreign workers by the end of the year, the UN’s International Labour Organisation said. Qatar has introduced a series of labour reforms since its selection as the 2022 World Cup host.   April 26 : World Intellectual Property Day World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the WIPO in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (05-05-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (28-04-2019)

Insight Mars lander detects likely Marsquake NASA’s InSight lander spacecraft has detected what’s believed to be a “marsquake” on the Red Planet. NASA scientists are still working to confirm the source of the faint trembling. If scientists confirm it would become the first seismic activity ever detected on Mars.   World Immunization Week 2019 It is being observed from 24-30 April with the theme Protected Together: Vaccines Work. World Immunisation Week 2019. celebrates Vaccine Heroes from around the world from parents and community members to health workers and innovators who help ensure we are all protected , at all ages, … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (28-04-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (21-04-2019)

Navy gets virtual reality centre for designing warships In a significant push to country’s flagship programme Make in India, Indian Navy has set up a state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) at its Directorate of Naval Design. It will provide an impetus to self-reliance and greater fillip to warship construction.   April 12 : International Day of Human Space Flight International Day of Human Space Flight 2019 was observed on April 12 to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind.   New species of human discovered in cave in Philippines A new species of … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (21-04-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (14-04-2019)

Maitri Bridge: Longest Suspension Bridge   The longest suspension bridge built over the Indus River at Choglamsar village in Leh was inaugurated by War Veterans on 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The cable suspension bridge, named Maitri, was built by the combat engineers of the Indian Army in a record time of 40 days.   Japan names new imperial era as Reiwa   Japan announced “Reiwa,” two characters that symbolize auspiciousness and harmony, as the name for a new era under a new emperor. The name, carefully selected by a panel of experts and the government under strict secrecy, … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (14-04-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (07-04-2019)

30 March: Rajasthan Day 2019 Rajasthan Day is celebrated every year on March 30 to commemorate the day on which the state of Rajasthan came into existence. Rajasthan Day commemorates the valour, strong willpower and sacrifice of the people of Rajasthan. Earlier known as Rajputana it came into existence on March 30, 1949.   March 22 : World Water Day World Water Day is an annual UN observance day (always on 22 March) that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.World Water Day is celebrated around the world with … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (07-04-2019)

Current Affairs This Week (31-03-2019)

Templeton Prize Templeton Prize awarded by the U.S.-based John Templeton Foundation honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Brazilian physicist &astronomer; Marcelo Gleiser.   New Subjects added to CBSE curriculum The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE), and Yoga as skill subjects in the school curriculum for academic session 2019-20.   World Tuberculosis Day 2019 World Tuberculosis Day 2019 was observed on March 24th with the theme “It’s time”. World Tuberculosis Day … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (31-03-2019)