Current Affairs - April, 2024

Africa CDC Slams Moderna’s Kenya Reversal

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has expressed disappointment and criticism towards Moderna Inc.’s decision to reconsider its plans for building a $500 million vaccine manufacturing facility in Kenya. Moderna, known for its COVID-19 vaccine, had ..

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Mount Ruang  – Indonesian Volcano Erupts Again

Mount Ruang, a remote volcano located in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi region, erupted recently, sending a plume of ash 400 meters (1,312 feet) above the peak. This eruption followed several others, which forced thousands of residents to evacuate as molten rocks ..

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Antarctica Ice Shelf Experiences Jumps

Researchers have discovered that the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, roughly the size of France, is experiencing sudden movements of 6 to 8 centimeters once or twice a day. These movements are triggered by the Whillans Ice Stream, a fast-flowing ..

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Euvichol-S : WHO Approves New Oral Cholera Vaccine

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) prequalified a new oral cholera vaccine called Euvichol-S, manufactured by EuBiologics Co., Ltd. in South Korea. The vaccine has a similar efficacy to existing cholera vaccines but features a simplified formulation that allows for ..

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Pyoljji-1-2 and Hwasal-1 Ra-3: North Korea Tests Cruise Missile Warhead

North Korea has conducted tests on a new “super-large” warhead designed for the Hwasal-1 Ra-3 strategic cruise missile, as well as a new type of anti-aircraft missile called the Pyoljji-1-2. About Hwasal-1 Ra-3 Hwasal-1 Ra-3 is a strategic cruise missile ..

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Longevity India Initiative

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has launched the Longevity India Initiative, a large-scale project aimed at pioneering ageing research in India. The initiative seeks to enhance the understanding of ageing through fundamental and applied research, develop solutions to improve ..

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