Indian ocean region Current Affairs, GK & News

India-France Annual Strategic Dialogue

India and France held their annual strategic dialogue in New Delhi. What are the key takeaways from the India-France Annual Strategic Dialogue? The countries mainly focused on COVID-19 vaccines, nuclear, Indo-Pacific, space, environment, maritime safety, digital economy, environment and defence sectors. Why is France important to India in terms of Indo Pacific? France has a ..

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Sea Wing Underwater Drones

China has recently deployed underwater drones called Sea Wing Glider in the Indian Ocean region. The Sea Wing Glider Drone is used for Naval surveillance. It can operate for months under the sea. What is Sea Wing Glider Drone? The Sea Wing Glider Drone is a type of an uncrewed underwater vehicle. It was launched ..

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Digital Ocean Application of INCOIS, Ministry of Earth Sciences

The Digital Ocean Applications were launched by the Ministry of Earth Sciences to share information on marine data and forecast services. The applications have been launched under the Digital Ocean Platform developed by INCOIS. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information (INCOIS) provides advisory services and information to various stakeholders. This includes data based on ..

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Mission SAGAR III: INS Kiltan arrives at Cambodia

The INS Kiltan recently arrived at Sihanoukville Port, Cambodia under Mission Sagar III. The ship is to deliver fifteen tonnes of HADR (Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief) for flood affected Cambodia. The relief assistance is to be provided to the National Disaster Management Committee of Cambodia. Mission SAGAR III The mission is a part of ..

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IUCN: 11% of Indian sharks, rays and chimaeras face high risk of extinction

The International Union for Conservation of Nature recently found that Sharks, Rays and Chimeras are facing high risk of extinction. The Shark Specialist Group held an assessment in the Exclusive Economic Zone and found that out of 170 species of Sharks found across the oceans of the country, 19 are facing extinction. Around 11% of ..

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