Page-2 of Current Affairs - February, 2022

Watts on the moon challenge- Phase 2

American Space Agency NASA have planned to return to the Moon using innovative technologies, under Artemis, in a bid to explore more lunar surface than ever before. Key Facts These technologies will require lunar surface systems, which can deliver continuous, reliable power for supporting mining and construction, human habitation and research activities. Newest phase of ..

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Ladakh Ice Wall Climbing Competition

On February 26, 2022, the North-West Frontier Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) organised an ice wall climbing competition in Ladakh, for the first time. Key Points More than 100 climbers took part in the competition. It was attended by the lieutenant governor of Ladakh, Radha Krishna Mathur. This event was organised by North-West Frontier Headquarters, ITBP, ..

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Nepal: Approval of US Aid Grant

The parliament of Nepal has approved a contentious USD 500million US grant, despite opposition and street protests from the Communist parties. In 2017, the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) pact was signed by Nepal for infrastructure projects but its ratification had been on hold as there were divisions within political parties, including the coalition ..

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SWIFT Ban on Russia

The United States and the European Union (EU) have decided to cut off a number of Russian banks from SWIFT, the main international payment system. Russia’s central bank assets will also be frozen, which will limit Moscow’s ability to access its foreign reserves. Overview: This move’s intention is to further isolate Russia from the international ..

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World’s largest plane ‘Mriya’

On the fourth day of Russian invasion to Ukraine, Russia destroyed the largest plane in the world called “Ukraine’s Antonov-225 cargo plane”. The plane was destroyed outside Kyiv. Key Points According to weapons manufacturer Ukroboronprom, restoring “AN-225 Mriya” would cost over USD 3 billion and could take over five years. The aircraft was unique to ..

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