Finland Current Affairs, GK & News

New Species of Tardigrade

New species of tardigrade named Macrobiotus naginae was discovered by researchers at Finland’s Rokua National Park. What are tardigrades? Tardigrades are tiny and highly resilient creatures that are capable of withstanding a variety of threats, including those that are capable of wiping out the majority of known species. Various species of tardigrades are found across ..

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Sweden and Finland Request to join NATO

Finland and Sweden submitted their application to join North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Why did Finland and Sweden decide to join NATO? Although Finland and Sweden have a non-alignment policy, they were always close to NATO. The 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine prompted them to join NATO and seek its safety net. What is North ..

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Indo-Finnish Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing

An Indo-Finnish Virtual Network Centre on Quantum Computing will be established by India and Finland with the aim of stimulating development projects and innovative research to address the needs of both nations. Overview: The decision to establish this centre was announced after Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Mika Lintila met Union Minister Jitendra Singh. This ..

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Nord Stream 2

The Nord Stream 2 is a 1,200-km pipeline that extends, through the Baltic Sea, from Ust-Luga in Russia to Greifswald in Germany. This pipeline will be carrying 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually. In the year 2015, the decision to build this pipeline was taken. Overview: The Nord Stream 1 pipeline has already been ..

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Sustainable Development Report 2021

Sustainable Development Report was prepared and released by experts from UN Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN). The index compares how countries implement 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Key Points This year, Finland was ranked highest in the index. A Nordic country has ranked at the top of SDG Index for the first time. Finland has ..

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New Zealand to launch World’s First Wooden Satellite

European Space Agency (ESA) will  launch world’s first wooden satellite called WISA Woodsat in Earth’s orbit by the end of 2021. WISA Woodsat will be launched to test the applicability of wooden materials such as plywood in spacecraft structures. Mission will expose wooden materials to extreme space conditions like heat, cold, vacuum and radiation. Wooden ..

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