SWISS to Become World’s First Airlines to Use Solar Aviation fuel

Swiss and its parent company, the Lufthansa Group, have partnered with synthetic fuel group Synhelion to use its solar fuel. This will make Swiss the first airline in the world to use “sun-to-liquid” fuel. Swiss-based Synhelion, which is a spinoff from the Swiss Institute of Technology, has developed a technology for manufacturing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable energy sources.…

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US, EU, UK agree to remove selected Russian banks from SWIFT

The United States, European Union and United Kingdom agreed to block “selected’ Russian banks from the SWIFT global financial messaging system and to impose ”restrictive measures” on its central bank in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine. The measures were announced jointly as part of a new round of financial sanctions meant to “hold Russia to account and collectively ensure that…

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China’s Long March-8 Rocket launches 22 Satellites into Space

China’s new Long March-8 rocket placed 22 satellites in space, setting a domestic record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket. These satellites will be mainly used for commercial remote sensing services, marine environment monitoring, forest fire prevention and disaster mitigation. The mission marked the 409th flight of the Long March carrier rockets. Points to Note: 22 satellites…

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World’s biggest plane ‘Mriya’ destroyed by Russia near Kyiv

The largest cargo plane in the world — Ukraine’s Antonov-225 or ‘Mriya’ — was destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv on the fourth day of Moscow’s invasion, Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom group said. The aircraft was unique to the world. At 276 feet long, it could transport up to 551,000 pounds of cargo at a speed of up to 528 mph.…

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Canada approves world’s first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine

Canada has approved the use of Covifenz, the world’s first plant-derived Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by Medicago Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline Plc. The vaccine has been cleared for people aged 18 to 64 since its safety and effectiveness, according to Health Canada, have not been established in people younger than 18 or older than 64 years of age. Points to Note:…

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Ukrainian President signs formal request to join European Union

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has signed an official request for Ukraine to join the European Union. Zelenskiy has asked the European Union to allow Ukraine to gain membership immediately under a special procedure as it defends itself from invasion by Russian forces. Points to Note: Ukraine joined European Union as its 28th member Ukraine President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy Capital: Kyiv Currency:…

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