Arctic Current Affairs, GK & News

Bomb Cyclone – Update (December, 2022)

An unprecedented bomb cyclone has hit the US and Canada, affecting over millions of people in the region. What is a bomb cyclone? Bomb cyclone is an extra-tropical weather phenomenon that develops by a process called bombogenesis. It is a pressure system that develops upon contact between a warm air mass or a low pressure ..

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Decline of Polar Bear Population in Canada

A new government report has found that the Western Hudson Bay polar bear population in Canada has declined by 27 percent in the past 5 years. What are the key findings of the report? Currently, there are 19 polar bear populations spread across Russia, Alaska, Norway, Greenland and Canada. The polar bear population in Western ..

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Warming Arctic Ocean Increasing Snowfall in Siberia

A new study found that climate change-induced impacts in the Arctic Ocean are increasing snow cover in several parts of northern Eurasia over the last decades. What are the key findings of the study? Several parts of northern Eurasia are experiencing increased snow cover over the past decades. This comes despite the high air temperature ..

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What is Project 22220?

Russia recently launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker named Yakutia at Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. It is the fourth icebreaker to be developed under Project 22220. About Project 22220 Project 22220 is a series of nuclear-powered icebreakers developed by Russia. This project’s icebreaker is 173.3 meters long and 34 meters broad with a 33,500-tonne displacement. These ..

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What are “viral spillover risks”?

A new research found that climate change could increase the risk of “viral spillover” in several parts of the world. This could cause pandemics in the future. Key facts A new research article titled “Viral spillover risk increases with climate change in High Arctic lake sediments” was released recently. Viral spillover occurs when viruses overcome ..

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Draft Arctic Policy of India

The Government of India recently released the Draft Arctic Policy. What is the main objective of the Policy? The policy ensures that the Arctic resources are explored and used sustainable. Under its policy, India will make sure the it abides by rules and regulations of Arctic Council. India became the observer of Arctic Council in ..

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