Indian Ocean Current Affairs, GK & News

CSIR-NIO Launches Project to map Genetic Diversity in Indian Ocean

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa, has launched the “TraceBioMe Project” in order to map the genetic diversity of organisms. About TraceBioMe Project This project is supported the CSIR. It would also help in mapping the effect of micronutrients apart from tracing the metals deposited on them in the Indian ..

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Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave

The Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave was hosted by India on February 4, 2021. The event took place in the backdrop of Aero India 2021 which is the largest Aero show of Asia. Highlights The Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave was organised under the theme: ‘‘Enhanced Peace, Security, and Cooperation in the Indian ..

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Tropical Rain Belt: Climate Change to alter its position

The researchers from the University of California recently predicted that the future climate change will cause an uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt. This might threaten food security for billions of people. Key Findings According to the study, the shift of the tropical rain belt over the Indian Ocean and Eastern Africa will result ..

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New Population of Blue Whales in Western Indian Ocean

The scientists have recently found evidence that there exists a new population of Blue Whale in the Western Indian Ocean. This population is being discovered for the first time. Echolocation Whales produce low frequency sounds. These sounds are in the audible range of Humans. However, humans can hear only part of the sounds. The whales ..

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India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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