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Garrarnawun Bush Tomato

A new species of bush tomato, christened Garrarnawun bush tomato (Solanum scalarium), was discovered in Australia recently. About the genus Solanum Genus Solanum has around 1,400 accepted species that are distributed across the world. The species belonging to this genus are found in all continents except Antarctica. It is the most species-rich genus in the ..

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Austra Hind 22

The Austra Hind 22 exercise commenced recently in Rajasthan. It is being held after the 26th edition of the quadrilateral maritime drill Exercise Malabar was concluded off the coast of Japan in early November 2022. What is Austra Hind 22? The Austra Hind 22 is a bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and the ..

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State of the Climate Report for Australia

The State of the Climate Report for Australia was released on November 23, 2022. It is a biennial report released by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Meteorology. It provides insights into the continent’s current and future climates. The report was released weeks after a ..

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Australia’s Plan to Stop Extinction Crisis

Australia announced a plan to halt extinction of species. Key facts The Australian Government is planning on stopping species from going extinct and ending the country’s status as “the mammal extinction capital of the world”. The strategy comes after the State of the Environment report found that Australia has the highest instances of extinction in ..

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Exercise Kakadu 2022

Exercise Kakadu 2022 commenced in Australia’s Darwin on September 12, 2022. Key facts The Exercise Kakadu 2022 (KA22) is a multinational exercise hosted by the Australian Navy in Darwin – the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. It will be held from September 12 to 24 this year by the Royal Australian Navy with the support ..

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Exercise Pitch Black 2022

Exercise Pitch Black is scheduled to be organised between 19 Aug 22 to 08 Sep 22. This is a biennial, multi-national exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Highlights Almost 2,500 personnel from over 17 countries and 100 aircraft will engage in both Offensive Counter Air (OCA) and Defensive Counter Air (DCA) combat ..

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