North America Current Affairs, GK & News

Powassan Virus

Recently, a woman died in United States due to infection of tick-borne Powassan virus. She was in her 90s. She is the second person to test positive for Powassan virus in 2022. What is Powassan virus?   Powassan virus is a Flavivirus, which is transmitted by ticks. This virus is found in North America and Russian ..

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US – Russia Key Dialogue on Ukraine

On January 10, 2022, the US and Russian officials met in Geneva. They are to discuss on several issues including the tensions around Ukraine. Why has the dialogue come up? The US and other western countries are under the fear of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine is supported by US and other western countries. Ukraine ..

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Study: White-tailed deer being infected with SARS-CoV-2

A new study from US shows that white-tailed deer are being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 in humans. Key Points During the study, Antibodies were found in 40% of deer. They were tested in between January to March 2021 across Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York state. A similar unpublished study also detected virus in 80% of ..

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NASA to create computer models to protect delta system

NASA Scientists and scientists form other universities from Boston to California are aiming to create computer models which can be used with satellite data to learn which parts of their dwindling deltas can be shored up and which deltas are past hope. Why this need was felt? Scientists decided to create computer models in the ..

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Poorna Malavath scales Sixth Tallest Peak

Poorna Malavath has conquered the six highest peak in six continents in succession after scaling the highest peak of Antarctica, Mount Vinson Massif on 26th December 2019. Poorna also holds the record for the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest at the age of 13 years and 11 months back in 2014. ..

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Manav Thakkar becomes first Indian to be ranked World No.1 in U-21 Men’s Singles Category

19-year-old Indian table tennis player Manav Thakkar has jumped nine places to become the world number 1 in the Under-21 Men’s single category rankings released by the International Tennis Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday, 3rd January 2020. The updated ranking was released by ITTF on Friday, in which Manav achieved the feat after winning the ..

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