Oceanography Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ..
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 ..
Topics: Chemistry • Deep Ocean mission • Government of India • Indian Space Research Organisation • Manganese • Natural sciences • Nodule • Ocean exploration • Oceanography • Physical sciences • Sea • Seabed
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 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 ..
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 ..
Topics: Coral • Coral reefs • Environmental threats to the Great Barrier Reef • Fisheries • Flinders Reef • Geography • Great Barrier Reef • Marine ecoregions • Oceanography • Physical geography • Physiographic provinces • Reef
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 ..