Oceans: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Arunachal Pradesh: New Fish Species Discovered

Published: June 17, 2020

A new fish species called Schizothorax sikusirumensis has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh. Highlights The name of the species has been derived from the names of the rivers where the fish was found. They are River Sirum and River Siku. Schizothorax The Schizothorax fish is found in western and southern China, Centra and Southern Asia. ..

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June 8: World Oceans Day

Published: June 8, 2020

Every year, World Oceans Day is celebrated by the United Nations on June 8. The Day is celebrated to remind people all over the world about the importance of oceans in everyday life. This year, the World Oceans Day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Background The World Oceans Day ..

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Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius

Published: February 14, 2020

The World Meteorological Organization announced that for the first time in record Antarctica has recorded its hottest temperature ever, 20.75 Degree Celsius. So far, the highest was 18.3 Degrees Celsius that was recorded in January 1982. Highlights The higher temperatures were influenced by shifts in El Nino and Ocean Currents. According to United Nations scientists, ..

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India, Australia reviews strategic ties

Published: December 9, 2019

In the 2+2 secretarial talks, India and Australia had comprehensively reviewed their strategic ties, their regional security scenario and maritime cooperation. This dialogue was held between the secretaries of defence and foreign ministries of both the nations. The Defence Ministry had stated that both the nations have pondered over the regional security concerns and issues ..

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India attended the Madrid Climate Conference

Published: December 8, 2019

The Minister of Environment Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India at the Madrid Climate Conference. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held in Madrid between 2nd December, 2019 and 13th December 2019. The COP25 (25th Conference of Parties) was to be held in Chile. However, Chile government cancelled COP25 due to the protests that ..

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