Page-44 of Current Affairs - May, 2022

Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) first Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train will be run under the aegis of the new policy of the Ministry of Railways. On 21st June 2022, this train will be commencing its maiden journey. On which route will the train run? This train will be showcasing all the prominent ..

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UN ‘Energy Plan of Action’

Recently, the United Nations launched the “UN-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025” and “Energy Compact Action Network”. What is the UN-Energy Plan of Action? It sets out a framework for collective action by nearly 30 UN and international organizations. What is the aim of the UN-Energy Plan of Action? The aim is to achieve the ..

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Neobank: India’s 100th Unicorn Start-up

Open, a Bengaluru-based neobank platform has become the 100th unicorn start-up in India. What is the valuation of Open? The start-up has raised fresh funds that increased its valuation to USD 1 billion. The new investment round to raise funds was led by IIFL, a Mumbai-based investment firm along with the existing investors, Temasek, Tiger ..

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India-Nordic Summit 2022- Highlights

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the Second India-Nordic Summit. Where was the summit held? Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. What are the highlights of the summit? The Nordic countries reiterated their support for India’s permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The leaders agreed to work together to fight and address ..

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Coast Guard’s Second Air Squadron

The second air squadron of the Indian Coast Guard has been commissioned. This squadron is equipped with the indigenously designed as well as developed advanced light helicopter (ALH) MK-III. Where has this squadron been commissioned? The squadron has been commissioned at the Coast Guard Air Enclave, Nedumbassery, Kochi on the 4th of May 2022. Director-General ..

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ISRO 2024 Venus Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a spacecraft to Venus in December 2024. What are the objectives of the ISRO Venus mission? To study what lies below the surface of the Venus. To study Venus’ atmosphere, which is toxic and corrosive in nature as clouds of sulfuric acid cover the planet ..

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