Pacific Ocean Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s COVID Relief to Kiribati

On February 13, 2022, India delivered medical supplies to Kiribati after Pacific Island nation asked for help, for dealing with the first outbreak of COVID-19. Key Facts According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), consignment contained emergency Covid-19 medication, pulse oximeters and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits. Medical supplies to Kiribati affirm India’s commitment for ..

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Tahiti Pristine Coral reef

The scientists have recently discovered a coral reef along the coast of Tahiti. The reef is two miles long and is unaffected by anthropogenic activities and climate change. About the coral reef The coral reef was discovered during a dive expedition. The expedition was supported by UNESCO. The corals discovered were six feet in diameter. ..

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Volcanic Eruption in Tonga

An underwater volcano erupted in Tonga (a country in the Pacific Ocean) recently. It is called the “Hunga Tonga Hunga Haapai” volcano. The eruption was huge and loud. Though the volcano was located under water and 2,383 km away, it was heard in Tonga. Also, the eruption created tsunami waves. About the volcano The volcano ..

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Matua

Matua is an uninhabited volcanic island located in the Kuril Islands chain in the Sea of Okhotsk. It is in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Also, the Matua island is 16 km from Golovnin Strait. These islands are located on the Ring of Fire. Why is Matua in News? Recently the Russian Military deployed its defence ..

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Ecuador: Emergency declared over crime wave

The South American Country, Ecuador, has declared a state of emergency because of crime wave. Key Points President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, announced a 60-day state of emergency on October 19, 2021 because of rise in violent drug crimes. The announcement was made on the eve of a visit by US Secretary of State Anthony ..

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