Ocean: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development inaugurated
Published: February 19, 2020
The India-Norway Task Force on Blue Economy for Sustainable Development was recently inaugurated by India’s Earth Sciences Minister- Harsh Vardhan and Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment. The two countries also started a new framework for cooperation in ‘Integrated Ocean Management & Research’. The task force was introduced in January 2019, jointly by the Prime Ministers ..
Oil-Eating microbes discovered in Mariana Trench
Published: April 19, 2019
UK researchers have discovered a type of bacteria that has the ability to eat compounds that are similar to those found in oil at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is the first time that scientists have discovered a concentration of this bacteria in the Mariana Trench. According to the scientists, these microbial deep ..
Underwater Robot gives rare glimpse beneath Antarctic sea ice
Published: December 22, 2016
Remotely Operated Vehicle sent down by scientists of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice through a small hole drilled in the ice. It also recorded the acidity, oxygen, salinity and temperature of the seawater in the area. The footage captured by the robot reveals a productive, ..
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