Ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 2100

In News Ice free areas may increase in Antarctica by 25% due to climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent’s biodiversity, a study warns. About the Study Researchers, including those from University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia, investigated how ice-free areas in Antarctica may be affected by climate change. Melting ice could create… Read More Ice-free areas of Antarctica to increase by 2100

NDMA to conduct mock exercise in Delhi

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Delhi Government will conduct a mock exercise to improve preparedness and response mechanisms of the local administration in the event of an earthquake. About mock exercise The exercise will cover all the 11 districts of Delhi. Preparedness measures required to be taken at individual, societal and… Read More NDMA to conduct mock exercise in Delhi

GSAT-17 in ISRO satellite fleet

In News GSAT-17, the country’s newest communication satellite launched, join the fleet of 17 working Indian communication satellites in space. About GSAT-17 GSAT-17 was inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-238. Weighing 3477 kg at lift-off, GSAT-17 carries Payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication… Read More GSAT-17 in ISRO satellite fleet

India, Portugal sign 11 pacts

Why in News Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks with his Portuguese counterpart on cooperation in areas like counter-terrorism, space, climate studies and start-ups. Signed 11 bilateral agreements India-Portugal Space Alliance partnering with ISRO and Portuguese Foundation for Science & Technology (FCT) Protocol amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the… Read More India, Portugal sign 11 pacts