Sea level increase: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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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First Arktika-M satellite to be launched by Russia

Published: May 5, 2020

Russia is to launch first Arktika-M satellite by December 2020 from Baikonur space. The satellite is to be used to monitor Arctic climate and environment. Highlights Russia is to launch series of Arktika satellites. The second Arktika satellite is still under development and is to be launched by 2023. The data to be collected by ..

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India ranks 77 on sustainability index and 131 on Flourishing Index

Published: February 20, 2020

On February 20, 2020, WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability. According to the report, India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index. Highlights ..

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NASA launches Sentinel satellite to track Earth’s sea level rise

Published: November 22, 2020

On November 21, 2020, NASA launched the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to monitor oceans. The satellite was launched in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite launch was a part of the Mission Jason Continuity of Service. The mission was launched to measure the height of the ocean. Measuring the height of the ocean is ..

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Study on Greenland Ice: Key Facts

Published: January 28, 2019

The study of Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Space Lab published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on changes to Greenland’s ice sheet lists the following findings: Greenland’s melting ice caused sea levels to rise and resulted in the disappearance of glaciers four times faster in 2013 than in 2003 and ..

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