Geology Current Affairs - 2019

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India-Bolivia Sign 9 MoUs

During the state visit of the President Ram Nath Kovind to Bolivia the following 9 MoUs were signed: Agreement on Exemption of Visa for Diplomatic and Official Passport holders to facilitate entry into either country of Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders without a visa for a maximum of 90 days in any period of 180 Read More…

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Hidden reserves of water ice discovered under surface of moon

Scientists from Tohoku University in Japan have found mineral called moganite in lunar meteorite that point to presence of abundant hidden reserves of water ice under the surface of the moon. The mineral discovered in a desert in northwest Africa could be potentially useful for future human exploration of moon. Key Facts Moganite is a Read More…

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India, Morocco sign MoU to promote mineral exploration

India and Morocco have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Mining and Geology for a period of 5 years to promote mineral exploration. It was signed in New Delhi after the bilateral discussions between Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his Moroccan counterpart Aziz Rabbah. Key Facts Under this MoU, focus will Read More…

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Earth’s bedrock: New source of global nitrogen discovered

According to recently published study, over quarter of nitrogen on Earth comes from weathering of planet’s bedrock. For centuries, prevailing science indicated that all of nitrogen on Earth available to plants comes from atmosphere. This study could greatly improve climate change projections. Key Facts The study has found that up to 26% of nitrogen in Read More…

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India to host 36th International Geological Congress in 2020

India is going to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2020 in NCR New Delhi. India had won the bid in 2012 at 34th IGC Brisbane, Australia to host the Congress in 2020. Recently, delegation of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) had visited India to discuss preparatory aspects of 36th IGC. Key Facts Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & Observances

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CCEA approves survey project of Un-appraised Areas of Sedimentary Basins

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved survey project to acquire 48,243 Line Kilometer (LKM) 2D seismic data for appraisal of Indian sedimentary basins where limited data is available. Sedimentary basin is a low area in the Earth’s crust, of tectonic origin, in which sediments accumulate. It can range from as small as Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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World’s oldest fossils discovered in Quebec, Canada

Scientists have claimed that they have discovered oldest fossils on Earth in rocks from Quebec, Canada. Carbon dating techniques suggest that these rocks are at least 3.8 billion years old and might even be 4.3 billion years old. Key Facts The fossils are tiny and consist of tubes and filaments up to half a millimetre Read More…

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