Coral reefs Current Affairs, GK & News

Thailand bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Thailand has banned sunscreens comprising of chemicals that damage coral from all of its marine national parks. Key Points Sun protection used by tourists are harming slow-growing corals in the Island nation. According to Thai Department of Conservation, four ingredients found in sun creams were destroying coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching. ..

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June 9: Coral Triangle Day

Every year the Coral Triangle Day is observed on June 9. The Day is observed by the Coral Triangle Initiative Coral Triangle Initiative The Initiative is a multilateral partnership of six countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste. The Coral Triangle Initiative is also called the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral ..

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Hubble Space Telescope: NASA’s longest living Space Telescope celebrates 30th anniversary

On April 24, 2020, NASA celebrated its 30 years of launch of Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of the longest living Space Telescopes in the world. About Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Observatory is run in partnership with European Space Agency. The telescope has played a crucial role in the discovery of accelerating ..

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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 ..

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India-Maldives sign MoU to establish Addu Tourism

On February 2, 2020, India and Maldives signed 5 Memorandum of Understandings to establish Addu Tourism in 5 islands of Addu atoll. The tourism is to be developed at a cost of 2.49 million USD. Addu is a city in Maldives that contains several inhabited Islands. Highlights The Agreements were signed by the High Commissioner ..

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