deep sea mining Current Affairs, GK & News

China’s New Record: Reaches Deepest point on the earth

An Unmanned submersible, Haidou 1 of China dived deep down to 10,907 metres to the world’s deepest point Mariana Trench. Highlights A team of scientists left for an expedition on April 23, 2020. The researchers tested acoustic detection, video transmission, high precision depth detection during the deep-sea diving operation. China has been stepping efforts to ..

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Amery Ice Shelf: Increase by 24% by 2021

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research has predicted that the Amery Ice Shelf is to expand 24% by 2021. The Ice Shelf would expand another 24% by 2026. Highlights The NCPOR observations is based on 16 year-long satellite observations. This covered 60,000 sq km of the Amery Ice Shelf. Amery Ice Shelf Amery ..

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India’s Deep Ocean Mission

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious Rs 8000 crore plan to explore the deep ocean minerals in the Indian Ocean Region. The mission which will be coordinated by the Ministry of Earth Sciences aims to explore and exploit the polymetallic nodules on the seabed.? What are the polymetallic nodules? Polymetallic nodules are small-to-medium potato ..

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Scaly-Foot Snail: 1st ever Species Endangered due to Deep Sea Mining

A rare snail species called ‘Scaly-Foot Snail’ found at only three spots on Indian Ocean floor near Madagascar has become the 1st species to be officially declared threatened due to deep-sea mining. It was added by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to its updated Red List of Endangered Species on 18 July 2019. ..

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