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Indo-Lanka Maritime Fleet Exercise – SLINEX 2019 started in Visakhapatnam

The 7th edition of bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘SLINEX 2019’ between Indian & Sri Lankan Navies has recently started in the Bay of Bengal off the Vizag port (Visakhapatnam) in Andhra Pradesh. The aim of the exercise is to enhance co-operation and to further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between the two Navies.

Operation Sankalp launched by Indian Navy in Persian Gulf for Indian vessels’ security

Indian Navy has recently launched Operation Sankalp in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area. The development has come in the wake of the suspected attacks on two merchant ships in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman region. Both the attacks took place at ..

2019 edition of World Oceans Day (WOD)

The World Oceans Day (WOD) is observed every year on June 8 to celebrate the majesty of the world’s oceans and raise awareness about their preservation. Oceans are important for mankind because they generate an estimated 70% of the earth’s oxygen. They regulate the globe’s climate and weather. They support marine life. They provide us ..

Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench

UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..

NASA publishes images of a huge meteor explosion

NASA published the photos of the most poerful meteor explosion, 10 times than that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The explosion appeared just above the Bering sea. Previously such a huge meteor explosion occured in 2013 in a Russian ton injuring 1000s of people. This explosion that occured in the water is said to be ..

Iran conducts a naval military exercise ‘Velayat 97’ from Persian Gulf to Indian Ocean

An Iranian naval force has started a massive three-day drill, codenamed “Velayat 97”, across two million square kilometers of sea between the Straits of Hormuz and the Indian Ocean, including a sensitive global shipping route. The drill will showcase Iran’s submarines, warships, helicopters and drones. It is being held from the Strait of Hormuz to ..