Kuril islands Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia’s new Forest Plan

Russia has revealed its new Forest Plan, in an effort to deal with climate change. This plan highlights a changed mindset of Russia on climate change. Highlights Sakhalin Island in Russia, located north of Japan has become a testing ground for Russia’s efforts to reconcile its prized fossil fuel industry with the requirement to do ..

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Earthquake near the Kuril Islands

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean, prompting warnings of hazardous tsunami waves in the adjoining areas. About the Earthquake The earthquake was of the magnitude 7.5 and it originated at a depth of 56.7km, about 1,400km away from Sapporo of Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) had ..

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Iturup Island

The Iturup island is the largest and northernmost island in Russia’s southern Kuril Islands. The Kuril Islands are located in Northern Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka gulf. While the mainland of Russia lies to the west of the Kuril Islands, the islands of Japan lie to the South of them. Both Russia and Japan claim ..

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