Arctic region Current Affairs, GK & News

India participates in the third Arctic Science Ministerial

The Ministry of Earth Science recently announced that India participated in the Arctic Science Ministerial meeting. The Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan represented India at the meeting. Outcomes India shared plans for research and long-term cooperation in the Arctic during the meet. India promised to continue its contributions to the Sustained Arctic Observational Network. India ..

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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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MOSAIC Expedition in Arctic

Among 300 scientists from the world, a 32 – year polar researcher from Kerala will be the only person to join MOSAIC expedition MOSAIC expedition MOSAIC is Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. It is the largest Arctic expedition in the history. It is being conducted Alfred Wegner Institute of Germany. It ..

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Russia launches 1st Arctic train service

Russia has launched first Arctic train service running from St. Petersburg station headed to Norway. The inaugural trial journey of first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway will be a 11-day trip with 91 passengers aboard. Key Highlights Journey: The train is named ‘Zarengold’ (means ‘The Tsar’s gold’ in German). ..

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