Antartica Current Affairs, GK & News

Mission Seven Summits: Indian Air Force Conquers Seven Summits

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has scaled seven highest peaks in every continent as part of its mountaineering expedition Mission Seven Summits. With this it became first organisation in India to achieve this unique feat. The feat was achieved after team comprising five IAF mountaineers, led by Gp Capt RC Tripathi successfully scaled Mount Vinson ..

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Antartica’s Ross Sea declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area

Antartica’s Ross Sea was declared as world’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) to protect the Earth’s most pristine marine ecosystem. It was declared after landmark international agreement among 24 countries and European Union in Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart, Australia. Key Facts The Ross Sea is one ..

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Sea ice cover around Antarctica is rising: NASA-led study

A new NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)-led study has found that sea ice cover surrounding Antarctica has been increasing slightly. This study shows sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice occurring in the Arctic Ocean to global temperature rise. The research study was based on data collected from satellite radar, ocean depth, ..

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First species of Yeti crab named Kiwa Tyleri found in Antarctica

Team of British scientists have discovered the first species of Yeti crab from hydrothermal vent systems in Antarctica. Study in this regard was published in the journal Plos One. Researches have christened this species as Kiwa Tyleri after world-renowned British deep-sea and polar biologist professor Paul Tyler. Characteristics of Kiwa Tyleri Kiwa Tyleri species are ..

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