Antarctic Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 – Update (July, 2022)

Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 was passed in Lok Sabha on July 22, 2022. The bill is aimed at broadening the application of domestic laws to research stations that has been established by India in Antarctic region. It is applicable to both Indian citizens and foreign citizens. Important provisions of the bill include: It forbids Indian ..

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Antarctica Icefish Breeding Colony

The deep sea scientists have found an icefish breeding colony in the Weddell sea of Antarctica. The scientific name of the icefish is Neopagrtopsis ionah. About the discovery The species was discovered in February 2021. However, their breeding nests were discovered recently. About the Ice Fish The blood of the ice fish is transparent in ..

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Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANTIA) finds high energy particles from ice

The NASA researchers have found high energy particles erupting from ice in the Antarctic region. The researchers believe that these particles are proof to parallel universe. ANTIA The ANTIA is high-energy cosmic neutrino that detect radio pulses that are being emitted by Antarctic ice sheet. The neutrinos in the ice produce radio pulses due to ..

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Cabinet approves India’s MoUs with UK, Sweden and BMGF

On January 8, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understandings India had signed with United Kingdom, Sweden and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) India-BMGF The Ministry of Health and BMGF had signed the Mou in November 2019. The BMGF agreed to work with the Ministry to strengthen health sector of the country. It ..

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India-Sweden to sign their First Maritime Cooperation Agreement

India and Sweden are expected to sign the agreement for Cooperation in Polar Science during the Swedish Royal Couple, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, along with their senior minister’s five-day visit to India starting today, December 2, 2019. This marks the third visit to India of the Swedish King, first was in 1993 ..

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India and Sweden to sign Polar Science Cooperation Agreement

India and Sweden are to sign their first maritime cooperation agreement during the Swedish Royal couple visit. The agreement includes cooperation between the countries in both Arctic and Antarctic regions and hence the name Polar Science. Significance In the last few years, India has signed series of maritime agreements to exchange military information and to ..

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