Oceanography: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Arctic Ocean may be invaded by microbes: Study

On 14 Nov, two studies published in the journal Cell found that the diversity of microscopic organisms habiting the Earth’s oceans are the least at the higher latitudes nearer to the poles and increase in a gradient towards the equator. The two studies analysed the diversity of these organisms in samples collected from ocean water ..

Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) to be launch by Ministry of Earth Sciences

The Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) has finally got the green signal from the Government of India (GoI). It is five-year, Rs 8000-crore plan to explore the deepest recesses of the ocean & will be launched by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the space exploration ..

Puranik Yogendra becomes first ethnic Indian to contest and win an election in Japan

Puranik Yogendra (or Yogi) from Pune has become the first ethnic Indian to contest and win an election in Japan. He has been elected to Edogawa Ward assembly of Tokyo. Hence, this is the first-ever victory of a naturalized Japanese of Indian origin in elections in Japan. Yogi went to Japan to pursue higher studies ..

Tourists run for life as a large chunk of ice broke causing tsunami

Tourists were forced to run for their lives after a giant wave headed their way. As the wave approached with water rolling at terrifying heights a group pf 9 ro 10 people began to run over the ice in all directions. The tourists were on a visit to the Vatnajokul National Park which can be ..

At Great Barrier Reef: Person bitten by shark

A rescue helicopter arrived at the Great Barrier Reef after a person was reported to be bitten by the Shark. It happened at the HArdy reef, one of the 1000 small reef that make up the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier reef is the largest coral reef in the world. IT has over 2900 reefs ..

2018 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD)

The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to raise awareness about precautionary measures against tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. Along with risk of large loss of life, the day also highlight the economic losses tsunamis can inflict along vulnerable, densely populated coastlines, shown in red on ..

The multi-nation tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” started in Indian Ocean

The major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” has started from September 4, which is being organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The purpose of the 2-day exercise is to increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region. It will also enhance tsunami preparedness ..

Environment: Definition and Four Components

In simple words, environment is defined as the natural world in which people, animals and plants live. The term Environment is derived from French terms ‘virer (to turn) or ‘in/viron’ meaning to encircle; and denotes the interaction between natural surroundings and organisms including human beings. Thus, environment is the surroundings in which living and non-living ..