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WHO team to visit China to investigate origins of COVID-19

A team from the World Health Organization is to visit China next week to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus. Highlights According to the Indian Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the team will conduct a through research on how the virus transmitted to humans. Was there an intermediate animal or if the virus jumped ..

Australia New Zealand to jointly host FIFA Women World Cup 2023

On June 26, 2020, Australia and New Zealand won joint bid to host FIFA Women World Cup 2023. Highlights The winning bid of Australia and New Zealand had suggested 12 cities. This included 7 in Australia and 5 in New Zealand. The sites also included main stadium that was used for 2000 Sydney Olympics. After ..

Exercise Pitch Black 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 edition of the exercise Pitch Black has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Lockdown. Pitch Black Pitch Black is a multilateral air combat training exercise hosted by Australia. The 2020 event was originally scheduled between July and August. It has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis and the ..

Coral Bleaching

Scientists have warned that the corals in the Great Barrier Reef region are at a risk of being bleached due to the upcoming period of heat stress. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is located off the coast of Australia. It is spread over an area of 2,300km and is ..

Australian National University develops satellite to predict bushfire danger zones

Scientists at the Australian National University announced that they are designing the country’s first satellite to predict the bushfire danger zones. Australia has witnessed devastating bushfires across the country especially in South Wales. The proposed bushfires measure forest cover and moisture levels using infrared detectors. The resultant data would be used to determine where bushfires ..

Training Course on ‘Vessel Search Technique’ organised in Chennai

The Mobile Training Team of the Australian Border Force conducted the training course on ‘Vessel Search Technique’ for the personnel of Indian Coast Guard, Customs and Coastal Security Group members of the Tamil Nadu Police. Indian Coast Guard organised this training course at the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, along with the Border Force of ..

India to host 15th EAS conference in Chennai

The 15th East Asia Summit conference of the year 2020 is set to be organised by India, in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The conference will mainly focus on co-operation in maritime security and challenges in maritime domain. During the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bangkok in November 2019, the Indian Prime ..

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw honoured with ‘Order of Australia’

Indian entrepreneur and the Chairperson and Managing director of Bio Limited, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was conferred with the highest civilian honour of Australia- ‘Order of Australia’ on Friday, 17th January 2020 at an event organized at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru. The founder of Biocon was inducted as an Honorary member by the Australian High Commissioner ..