Andaman & Nicobar Current Affairs - 2019

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Two new species of Cycas discovered

Research conducted on Cycas pschannae, a lone tree found in the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, West Bengal has revealed two new species of Cycas to the world. This discovery takes the total number of Cycas species found in India to 14. Cycas Cycas are one of the most ancient plants whose fossils Read More…

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Musa indandamanensis, a sweet banana species with orange pulp discovered in Andamans

A sweet banana species with orange pulp named as Musa indandamanensis has been discovered in Andamans. It was discovered by team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) from a remote Krishna Nalah tropical rain forest on the Little Andaman islands. Key facts about Musa indandamanensis Musa indandamanensis is thrice the size of Read More…

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BrahMos land-attack cruise missile successfully test-fired from Car Nicobar Islands

Land-to-land configuration of BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired from the Car Nicobar Islands. BrahMos Block–III version i.e. land-to-land configuration of missile was launched from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) for its full-range of 290-km test. The missile flight test met all flight parameters, including high-level manoeuvres. It also hit the designated land- based target with Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Government nod for parallel sea route from Port Blair to Baratang

The Union Shipping Ministry has given permission to the Andaman & Lakshadweep Harbour Works Department for a parallel sea route from Port Blair to Baratang in the Andamans. Sea route The sea route will serve as the entry point to the northern islands and is expected to increase the flow of tourists to the island. Read More…

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Cyclone Hudhud intensifies near Andaman

Cyclonic storm Hudhud is building over the Bay of Bengal and is likely to bring torrential rains and strong wind to the region over the next few days. The name Hudhud has been given by Oman, and it is derived from the name of an Afro-Eurasian bird. Preparations for Hudhud The cyclone is scheduled to Read More…

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