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JULY 20th 2018 Daily News Analysis
Important Topics of the Day 1. National centre for Polar and Ocean Research. 2. Arctic Council. 3. Maitri, Bharati & Himadri: Research Stations 4. Mattala Airport 5. Dhole: Indian Wild Dog
1.National centre for Polar and Ocean Research Earlier it was named as National Centre for Anatarctic and Ocean Research(NCAOR). _ Head Quarter - Vasco, Goa. Set up in the year 1998. NCAOR now renamed as National centre for Polar and Ocean Research.
Why Renaming? -To expand polar research to Arctic as well. Climate change providing new opportunities as the rapidly melting sea ice making: 1.Rich hydrocarbon reserves more accessible. 2.Shorter shipping routes
2. Arctic Council Arctic Council formed with the signing of the Ottawa Declaration (1996) in Ottawa, Canada. The members of the Arctic Council are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland,Norway, Russia, USA. India is Observer Country in Arctic Council
3. Indian Research Stations in Arctic and Antarctica India's research stations at Antarctica are: 1. Maitri? 2. 'Bharati'. Indian Arctic station 'Himadri' is located at Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen Island, Norway. Meteorological, Biological, Glaciological and past climate studies are undertaken in research Stations.
4. Mattala Airport New Delhi is keen on running the Mattala airport near Hombatata in the Sri Lanka. Joint venture between the Airports Authority of India and the Airport & Aviation Services in Sri Lanka. n The seaport built in Hambantota, Has been leased to China n Mattala Airport deal is Strategically important to India.
5.Dhole : Indian Wild Dog Wildlife scientists have collared a dhole, with a satellite transmitter to study the habits of the endangered species at Kanha National park. Protected under Schedule 2 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. Listed as 'endangered' by the IUCN Only around 2500 Dholes exist in the Wild.