Indian Ocean Current Affairs, GK & News

Warming of Tropical Indian Ocean

Jitendra Singh, MoS Ministry of Earth Sciences, has told Rajya Sabha that a rapid increase in ocean warming has been experienced by the tropical Indian Ocean. It has been observed that there was around a 1-degree Celsius (°C) average rise in sea surface temperature over the period of 1951 to 2015, which is equivalent to ..

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Tropical Cyclone Emnati

Cyclone Emnati wreaked havoc on Madagascar. It made landfall just north of the south-eastern district of Manakara. Overview: The storm, which passed just north of the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion and Mauritius, had slightly weakened by the time it approached Madagascar’s eastern coast, but it still had winds of roughly 100 km/h with gusts ..

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Cyclone Barsirai

On February 6, 2022, Cyclone Barsirai made landfall on coast of Madagascar, killing at least six people. It was an intense tropical cyclone. Highlights Cyclone had the packing winds of 235 km/h. It struck the Mananjary district, which is around 530 kilometres southeast of the capital Antananarivo. It has resulted into widespread damage by blowing ..

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Malabar Naval Exercise to begin on August 26

The navies of India, US, Australia and Japan are all set to conduct the Malabar Naval Exercise from August 26, 2021. Key Points The sea drill will be conducted off the Guam island, which is a territory of US. It is located 2,500 km east of the Philippines. The annual exercise will be four-day affair. ..

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What is Five Deeps Expedition?

The Five Deeps Expedition has provided data on the deepest points of five oceans in the world. They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and the Southern Oceans. What did “Five Deeps Expedition” find? Java Trench is the deepest point in Indian Ocean. There were competing claims for the deepest point in Indian Ocean. This ..

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