Extinction Watch: How long for ocean’s little cow?
The vaquita is the smallest cetacean on earth and is a cousin of the largest animal in the world, the blue whale. While they feed on fish, prawns and crabs, they are most partial to squid. Vaquitas have chunky bodies, rounded heads and dark rings around their eyes and mouths, which may account for their common name (vaquita means “little cow” in Spanish).
BrahMos equipped Sukhoi-30 MKI to keep eye on China, Indian Ocean
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bha...
World's oceans were the warmest in 2019: Study
The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, also found that the past ten years have been the warmest on record for global ocean temperatures, with the last five years holding the highest record.
Maldives on same page with India on Indian Ocean stability: FM Abdullah
When asked about achievements of the Solih government over the past 14 months the Minister explained that the Maldives has reclaimed democracy, peace and happiness over the past year.
Eye on China, South gets 1st Sukhoi squad with BrahMos
India now has a new lethal weapons platform to keep a ‘strategic eye’ over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), especially the Bay of Bengal, as well as carry out ‘long-range precision strikes’ against hostile aircraft carriers or other high-value targets by day and night in all-weather conditions in the region.
India’s Article 370 decision an internal affair: Maldives foreign minister
“We believe that it was purely an internal matter...which was conducted within the purview of the Indian Constitution. No outside power should have any role in this process,” said Maldives foreign minister Abdullah Shahid. Maldives was the first country to support India’s decision on Article 370.
China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash
A 2017 military crackdown on the Muslim minority, which UN investigators have called genocide, forced some 740,000 people over the border into Bangladesh. Beijing has stood strongly beside Myanmar and the Asian giant is now the country's largest investor even as distrust of its ambitions lingers among the public.
Conveyed our concerns to India on 'Quad' on multiple occasions: Russian Ambassador
Russian Ambassador said Moscow was "concerned and apprehensive" over the Indo-Pacific strategy of the US as it has completely ignored existence of Russia and China while pushing forward its agenda for the strategically key region. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had also criticised the US-led Indo-Pacific initiative , calling it a "divisive approach."
Chinese Navy in Indian Ocean: There have been instances when we had to tell them to go back, says Indian Navy Chief
"We have placed our ships in mission-based deployments so that we get an idea what are the activities, not only of China but of all other countries, so that if there is anything that impinges on our national interest or sovereignty, we will have to act," Navy chief said.
Rajnath Singh to inaugurate induction of Sukhoi fighter jet Su-30 squadron
At a press meet here, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari said this would be the second frontline fighter squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be based in South. The induction ceremony would take place on January 20 and the fighters would have the most potent platform capable of long reach and multi-role capabilities, he said.
Struggling Hong Kong theme park to end dolphin shows
Hong Kong theme park, Ocean Park said on Monday it would replace the daily shows at its flagship enclosure with "underwater viewing opportunities" for visitors. However, the park said it would continue to allow visitors to pay to feed and pose with the dolphins in the water.
Xi plans Myanmar trip this week to expedite BRI projects facing slowdown
According to Myanmar government sources, Xi is expected to visit Naypyitaw, January 17-18. During his trip, the two sides are expected to sign several agreements covering the construction of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and border economic cooperation zones, , road upgrade projects, promotion of trade relations among others.
Share market update: Agriculture stocks down; Godrej Agrovet loses 2%
The 30 shares BSE Sensex was up 94.53 points at 41546.88.
Share market update: Agriculture stocks advance; Godrej Agrovet up 5%
The 30 shares BSE Sensex was up 602.83 points at 41420.57.
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