Florida Current Affairs, GK & News

Okeanos Explorer: US’s Robotic Navigation tech to explore Ocean Floor

The Okeanos Explorer is a ship built by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It departed from the Port Canaveral in Florida on May 14, 2021. Okeanos Explorer The Okeanos Explorer is on a two-week expedition of ocean exploration. It is to build 3D maps of vast regions of unexplored ocean floors in Hadal ..

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First Genetically Modified Mosquitos

A Biotech firm in the United States, Oxitech, recently launched the most controversial field test of Genetically Modified mosquitos in Florida. What are these Genetically Modified Mosquitos? The Aedes aegypti mosquitos make up only 4% of total mosquito population in Florida. However, they are responsible for all diseases transmitted by mosquitos such as zika, chikungunya, ..

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites

The SpaceX recently launched sixty Starlink Internet Satellites. The satellites were carried by Falcon 9 rocket. It was launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station located in Florida. SpaceX The company has done twelve launches in 2021 alone. The majority of those launches have been its own Starlink satellites. SpaceX has permission to launch ..

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Report on Decline of US Coral Reefs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with the University of Maryland released a report on health of coral reefs in US Virgin Islands and in Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific. Key Findings The study has found that only 2% coral reefs are left alive along the coasts of Florida. This is the first ..

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Sunishka Kartik wins Community Award in Junior NBA World Basketball Championship 2018

Sunishka Kartik from Bengaluru won the Community Award in the 2018 Junior NBA World Basketball Championship, which concluded at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, USA, on August 12. She had top-scored with 17 points in the team’s impressive win over South America Combined in a pool ..

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