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Gaurvi Singhvi (16) from Udaipur has made India proud by becoming the world’s youngest open water swimmer to cross the English Channel in 13 hours and 26 minutes in August 2019. The Channel is a water body that separates southern England from northern France and links southern part of North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
The 7th edition of bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘SLINEX 2019’ between Indian & Sri Lankan Navies has recently started in the Bay of Bengal off the Vizag port (Visakhapatnam) in Andhra Pradesh. The aim of the exercise is to enhance co-operation and to further strengthen mutual trust and interoperability between the two Navies.
In Russia, the first tourist train service traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway set off from St. Petersburg station with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey on June 5. The tourists came from 7 countries including the US, Germany, Norway and Russia. The train, named Zarengold (“The Tsar’s gold” in ..
The 18 nations ADMM-Plus (Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus) multilateral maritime security field exercise has recently concluded in Singapore on May 13. In it, two Indian Navy ships – Guided Missile Destroyer INS Kolkata and Fleet Support Ship INS Shakti carried out Group Sail with the naval ships of Japan, the Philippines and the U.S. in ..
NASA published the photos of the most poerful meteor explosion, 10 times than that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. The explosion appeared just above the Bering sea. Previously such a huge meteor explosion occured in 2013 in a Russian ton injuring 1000s of people. This explosion that occured in the water is said to be ..
Prabhat Koli (19) from Maharashtra, who crossed the English Channel when he was 16, has become the first Asian to swim the choppy water from Jersey (an Island in the UK) to France in cold weather. The long-distance sea swimmer covered 25km in 6 hours and 54 minutes. He started off from La Coupe Point ..