Antarctica Current Affairs, GK & News

40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

The Government of India recently launched the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica. Which ministry launched the Indian scientific expedition to Antarctica? Ministry of Earth science.  Which vessel has been deployed for the 40th Indian scientific expedition to Antarctica? Ice class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovin.  What are the main objectives of the 40th Indian scientific ..

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Tristan da Cunha becomes the largest Marine Protection Zone of Atlantic Ocean

The isolated UK overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected Marine reserve of Atlantic Ocean. This will prohibit sand extraction, bottom trawling fishing and deep-sea mining in more than 90% of waters of the territory. It includes 687,000 square kilo metres of water in the Atlantic ocean. Background UK is ..

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NASA: Earth Surface Mass has deviated

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that the Earth Mass has deviated in August 2020 as compared to that of 2004-09. According to NASA, the sea level increase may be due to the change in earth mass. Findings of NASA The change in earth mass is mainly caused due to land movement relative ..

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Gold Nanoparticles from Antarctic Bacteria helps in Clinical trials

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research and the Goa University have synthesized gold nano particles. They have synthesized the particles using psychrotolerant Antarctic bacteria. Highlights The scientists have adopted a non-toxic, eco-friendly and low-cost method to synthesize the gold nano particles. These nano particles are to be used in anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-viral ..

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68 Million Years Old Egg discovered from Antarctica

In 2011, on the Seymour Island of Antarctica, a group of scientists from South American Nation Chile discovered a fossil 200 meters away from the spot where the fossil of a 10-meter long Mosasaur (an ancient reptile) was unearthed. The fossil, since then was kept at a museum in Chile and was named ‘The Thing’ ..

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