Page-45 of Current Affairs - April, 2022

Indian Winners at the Grammy Awards 2022

At the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, two Indian musicians were among the winners. Falu, an Indian-American singer-songwriter won her maiden Grammy in the category of Best Children’s Music Album. Composer Ricky Kej also won his second Grammy as he and Stewart Copeland won the award in the category of Best New Age Album. About Falu ..

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National Maritime Day

On 5th April National Maritime Day is celebrated across the country annually. This day has been dedicated to maritime trade’s role in the development of the country’s economy, and also the country’s strategic location as well as the role in global trade. Overview: India was an essential part of the Silk Route and acted as ..

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International Air Connectivity Scheme

The International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS) has been launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation with the objective of enhancing air connectivity from India’s certain states with some selected international destinations so as to promote socio-economic growth. Overview: This newly launched scheme has been supported by the State Governments. The State Governments of Manipur, Assam, ..

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Mission

SpaceX and NASA are gearing up to launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Commercial Crew Program of NASA. This will be the fourth crew rotation mission and will be carrying an international crew consisting of four astronauts on a science expedition to the ISS. Overview: This mission will be ..

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Clinical Trials of mRNA HIV Vaccine

Phase 1 clinical trials for the evaluation of three HIV vaccines have been launched by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), United States. Overview: These vaccines are based on a messenger RNA (mRNA) platform. This is a technology that is used in several COVID-19 vaccines. The study is being sponsored by NIAID ..

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Merger of HDFC Limited and HDFC Bank

HDFC’s board of directors has approved the merger of HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector bank with HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation), India’s largest housing finance firm. Overview: The deal will be building the housing loan portfolio of the bank and will also be enhancing its existing customer base. Under the agreement that has been ..

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