Bay of Bengal Current Affairs - 2019

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Godavari-Cauvery link project

The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari announced that the Centre would soon take up a major project to Link Rivers Godavari and Cauvery. The detailed project report for linking rivers Godavari-Krishna-Pennar-Cauvery has been finalised and will be presented before the cabinet soon for approval. Objectives of the Project Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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SIMBEX: Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise to be held off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal

India and Singapore will hold 25th joint naval exercise SIMBEX, acronym for Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise from November 10 to 21 in India off Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. SIMBEX 2018 will mark silver jubilee of exercise and will be largest edition since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity. SIMBEX 2018 It will Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Sahyog HOP TAC -2018: First India-Vietnam Coast Guards exercise held in Bay of Bengal

The maiden joint exercise of Coast Guards of India and Vietnam “Sahyog HOP TAC -2018” was held in the Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast, Tamil Nadu. It was aimed at strengthening the working level relationship between coast guards of both navies. Sahyog HOP TAC-2018 The exercise was aimed at acquainting coast guards of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018: India, South Korea joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise

India, South Korea joint anti-piracy, search and rescue exercise ‘Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2018’ was conducted in Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast in Tamil Nadu. The exercise was conducted between Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Korean Coast Guard (KCG) as part of proposed establishment of MoU between them to improve maritime security in Indian Ocean Region Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Dhanush missile successfully test fired

Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Dhanush ballistic missile was successfully test-fired from naval ship off Odisha near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal. The missile test was carried out by Strategic Forces Command (SFC), the tri-services military command that controls all of India’s nuclear weapons and their associated delivery systems. Dhanush missile Dhanush missile is also known as Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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Three new eel species discovered in Bay of Bengal

Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered three new species of eel along northern Bay of Bengal coast. They are Gymnothorax pseudotile, Gymnothorax visakhaensis and Enchelycore propinqua. Key Facts Gymnothorax pseudotile: It was discovered at the Digha coast of the Bay of Bengal. It has dark brown and white dots on the dorsal Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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Scientists discover reasons behind 2015 Chennai Floods

A study conducted by the University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay has found out that the extreme El Nino conditions and warming of the Bay of Bengal had resulted in unprecedented heavy rainfall in Chennai for three days between November 30th to December 2nd in 2015. Salient Findings El Nino usually causes less than normal rainfall in the case of south-west Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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