Page-7 of Current Affairs - April, 2022

World Intellectual Property Day

Every year on the 26th of April, World Intellectual Property Day is observed across the globe. This day is celebrated with the aim of raising awareness regarding the impact of how copyright, patents, designs, and trademarks affect our day-to-day life. Overview: Intellectual property (IP) rights are used to encourage creativity and innovation in societies across ..

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‘Angel Wing’: Image of Merging Galaxies

NASA has showcased a picture of two merging galaxies that are located in the VV-689 system. These two merging galaxies have been given the nickname “Angel Wing”, as both galaxies are on a collision course creating an almost symmetrical shape depicting the wings of an angel. Overview: The image of the colliding galaxies has been ..

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Dispute over Kuril Islands

Japan has said that four islands near the Kamchatka Peninsula have been illegally occupied by Russia. The Japanese call these islands ‘the Northern Territories’ while Russia calls them ‘Kurils.’ Overview: The islands stretch north across the Pacific Ocean from Japan’s Hokkaido to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula’s southernmost tip. These islands have been in the midst of ..

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What is a ‘Battery Passport’?

Germany’s Ministry of Economy, Robert Habeck, has announced that there are plans by a group of companies in the country’s automotive industry to develop a ‘passport’ that will be tracing the environmental impact of European batteries. Overview: The consortium consisting of 11 partners received EUR 8.2m of funding to develop a common set of standards ..

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ACI Worldwide Report on Real-time Transactions

As per the ACI Worldwide Report on Real-time transactions, in the year 2021, India’s real-time transactions increased to 48.6 billion. This is almost threefold of China which is the closest challenger having 18 billion transactions. Overview: India’s transaction volume is seven times greater than the combined volumes of the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and France ..

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National Framework for Malaria Elimination

The National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 outlines the strategies of India to eliminate the disease by the year 2030. This framework has been developed with the aim of eliminating malaria from the country and contributing to improved quality of life, health, and poverty alleviation. Overview: The NFME defines objectives, goals, targets, strategies, and ..

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