Australia: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder: Key Facts

Published: December 2, 2020

Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a new type of radio telescope developed by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It creates high-resolution images by combining the signals of 36 smaller dish antennas. Recently, this telescope had helped map around 300 million galaxies in approximately 300 hours to create a ‘new atlas of ..

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500 metre tall Coral Reef discovered in Australia Great Barrier Reef

Published: November 6, 2020

The scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It is the first to be discovered in 120 years. The reef is taller than the Empire State Building of the United States. Key Highlights The reef was discovered by the Australian Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They ..

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380 whales dead due to Mass Stranding in Australia

Published: September 24, 2020

On September 23, 2020, around 380 whales died in southern Australia due to mass stranding. The complete pod of Pilot whales that were stuck in Macquarie Harbour have perished. Highlights Mass Stranding of whales is a natural behaviour of whales that has been occurring in Australia and New Zealand. The reasons for mass stranding is ..

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Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to be launched by India, Japan and Australia

Published: August 20, 2020

India is on its way to create an ally with Japan and Australia to launch a trilateral Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI) to counter the dependency on China, in the light of Beijing’s aggressive policy. Key highlights The initiative has reportedly been proposed by Tokyo at first. The country expressed its urgency to work on ..

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Facebook and Google to pay for news in Australia, for the first time in the world

Published: July 31, 2020

In a first of its kind move, Australia has made it mandatory that tech giants Google and Facebook will have to pay the media outlets in the country for the news content used by these companies. This is aimed at protecting the future of independent journalism in the country and this move will be keenly ..

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