Antarctica Current Affairs, GK & News

The Indian Antarctic Bill- Features

The Indian government has introduced the Indian Antarctic Bill-2022, around 40 years after the country had first signed the Antarctic Treaty. This bill has been introduced to monitor and regulate activities at its research stations that are located in Antarctica. The key features of this bill This bill aims to regulate activities and visits to ..

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Indian Antarctic Bill 2022

A Draft legislation has been approved by India’s Union Cabinet to provide a regulatory framework for research activities of India in Antarctica and also to protect the continent’s environment. Overview: The Ministry of Earth Sciences has piloted the Indian Antarctica Bill. This bill is expected to help fulfill the nation’s obligations under the Convention on ..

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Endurance22 Expedition- Key Facts

The Endurance22 Expedition was recently departed on schedule from Cape Town. It is headed for Weddell Sea in Antarctica. About Endurance22 Expedition Endurance22 Expedition was departed by Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust. It aims to locate, survey and film the lost ship of renowned polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, wreck of Endurance. Expedition will be at ..

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A-76: World’s largest iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

An Iceberg recently calved off from the continent of Antarctica. This iceberg is now the largest iceberg in the world. It has been named as A-76. About the Ice Berg The Ice Berg is 170 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide. The ice berg was spotted by a European Space Agency satellite called Copernicus Sentinel. ..

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Antarctica heads towards Climate Tipping Point by 2060

A new study states that Antarctica ices sheets are headed towards Climate Tipping Points by 2060. Climate Tipping in Antarctica There are several ice shelves in Antarctica. As these ice shelves break up, the towering ice cliffs may not be able to stand on their own. The study found that these ice shelves are breaking ..

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Melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier “Doomsday Glacier”

The researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden recently used an uncrewed submarine to go under the Thwaites Glacier to make observations. According to the researchers, the melting of the glacier is worse than previously thought. The Thwaites Glacier is also called “Doomsday Glacier”. It has been a cause of concern for a long time ..

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