Current Affairs This Week (05-04-2020)

United Nations adopts 1st resolution on Corona VirusOn April 3, 2020, the United Nations approved the resolution that called upon international cooperation to fight against COVID-19. The resolution also calls for its member nations to adopt multilateralism. Automated VentilatorsThe ventilators will help in meeting urgent requirement of Covid-19 crisis. The ventilators are called AMBU (Artificial Manual Breathing Unit). They hand held devices that will provide automatic pressurized ventilation to the patients that are not breathing or facing extreme difficulties in breathing Ex-Service Men rise to Service Before Self to fight COVID-19The Indian Army serves under the motto “Service Before Self”. … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (05-04-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (29-03-2020)

Important days of week (Mar 18 to Mar 28)March 23: Shaheed Diwas March 24: World Tuberculosis DayMarch 23: World Meteorological DayMarch 22: World Water DayMarch 18: Global Recycling Day IITM hosts India’s first Hyperloop Pod CompetitionThe Hyperloop Pod Transportation Project was approved by the Maharashtra Government to build the first Hyperloop line between Pune and Mumbai. Similary, another project of Hyperloop pod transport has been undertaken between the cities of Vijayawada and Amaravati. Satyarup Siddhanta:Mountaineer enters Limca Book of RecordsThe mountaineer achieved the record of climbing all the highest summits in the world in 7 continents in January 2019. He … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (29-03-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (22-03-2020)

Important days of the week ( 15-03-2020 to 22-03-2020)March 21: International Day of Forests March 20: International Day of Happiness Fossil links human hands to fins for the first timeThe Paleontologists of Canada have linked human hands to the fins of fish. The researchers examined a fossil of “Elpistostege”. The Elpistostege represents the pivotal stage of transition of fish into land vertebrates. The transition was supported by the front fins of the fish called the pectoral fins. Tech for TribalThe initiative is to benefit 3 lakh people. The TRIFED has launched the initiative along with Institutes of National Importance. It … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (22-03-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (15-03-2020)

GoI: cost effective Solar Receiver Tube Technology The tubes developed absorbs solar energy and converts the heat to required application. They provide high resistance to corrosion especially to Indian weather conditions. The Technology is a wet chemical process that is used to coat stainless steel tubes that are used in industrial heat applications.   Animal Protection Index: India ranks second The Animal Protection Index ranks countries from A to G. India was ranked along with Spain, Mexico, France and New Zealand. In other words, these countries were ranked equally to India. According to the index, they were best performing countries. … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (15-03-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (08-03-2020)

Important day (1st March to 7th March) March 7: Jan Aushadhi Diwas March 4: National Security Day March 3: World Wildlife Day (Global Coalition for Biodiversity launched) March 1: Zero Discrimination Day observed all over the world   What is Moratorium? Moratorium is a temporary suspension of an activity or business. Though RBI has powers to impose restrictions on financial activities of banks in India, it has no powers to impose a moratorium. The Reserve Bank has taken actions as the Yes Bank is currently unable to raise funds that will help against loan losses.   India-European Union: Integrated Local … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (08-03-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (01-03-2020)

Important days (Feb 21 to Feb 29) February 28: National Science Day February 25: First anniversary of National War Memorial commemorated February 24: Central Excise Day February 24: PM-Kisan Scheme completes one year February 21: International Mother Language Day   Indra Dhanush Exercise 2020: India-UK joint Air Force The Exercise focused on “Base Defence and Force Protection”. Around 36 specialized combatants of the Royal Air Force participated in the exercise. The Hindon Air Force Station operates under Western Air Command. It is the eighth largest air base in the world and the largest air base in Asia. It is located … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (01-03-2020)

Current Affairs This Week (23-02-2020)

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women’s Twenty20 International cricket. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council, with the first edition was held in England in 2009   Bhaskar Khulbe, Amarjeet Sinha appointed advisors to PM Retired IAS officers Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha have been appointed as Advisors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a government order said on Friday.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointments in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the rank and scale of … Continue reading Current Affairs This Week (23-02-2020)