NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman
On Saturday, Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill, launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target at a distance of some 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) in the Indian Ocean, a day after the Guard's aerospace division launched surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and drones against "hypothetical enemy bases" in the country's vast central desert.
United States unveils plan to counter China’s rise from India to Taiwan
“Beijing is increasingly pressuring Indo-Pacific nations to subordina...
India developing capabilities for undertaking deep ocean missions: Harsh Vardhan
We are developing the capability in which scientists can go ...
2020 ties with 2016 as world's hottest year on record, EU climate change service says
After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record in 2020, while the Arctic suffered extreme heat and atmospheric concentrations of planet-warming carbon dioxide continued to rise.
Paused by COVID-19,India's Arctic expedition to resume in June
"Last year, the expedition was cancelled because of COVID-19 outbreak. This year, we are resuming the expedition. It will be held from June to October," he said.
China's space probe brought 1,731 grams of samples from the moon
Scientists will carry out the storage, analysis and research of the country's first samples collected from the extra-terrestrial object, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said.
China's Chang'e-5 mission a success, spacecraft brings home first moon samples in 40 years
The spacecraft landed in Siziwang Banner in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, at 1:59 AM (local time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
China's Chang'e-5 completes first orbital correction en route to Earth
The Chang'e-5 probe, comprising an orbiter, a lander, an ascender and a returner was launched on November 24, and its lander-ascender combination touched down on the north of the Mons Rumker in Oceanus Procellarum, also known as the Ocean of Storms, on the near side of the moon on December 1.
Another month on a heating planet: Scientists record the hottest November in years
Scientists with the Copernicus Climate Change Service said that global temperatures in November were 0.1 degree Celsius (about 0.2 degree Fahrenheit) above the previous record-holders, in 2016 and 2019. November 2020 was 0.8 degree Celsius (or 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the average from 1981 to 2010.
China's spacecraft takes off from moon with lunar samples
China's Chang'e-5 probe, comprising an orbiter, a lander, an ascender, and a returner, was launched on November 24, and its lander-ascender combination touched down on the north of the Mons Rumker in Oceanus Procellarum, also known as the Ocean of Storms, on the near side of the moon on December 1.
Indo Gangetic plain global hotspot of atmospheric ammonia: IIT Kharagpur study
The study titled "Record high levels of atmospheric ammonia over India: Spatial and temporal analyses" has also been published in the international Elsevier journal "Science of the Total Environment".
China's Chang'e-5 probe drills moon's surface, collects samples
The lander first drilled a 2-meter-deep hole, digging out soil, and sealed it up at 4:53 a.m. on Wednesday. Next, it will use its robotic arms to scoop up more samples from the lunar surface for backup, state-run media reported.
India, US defence ties to stay strong, 2+2 holds key
Besides the ongoing discussions for weapon sales — ranging from anti air missiles to armed drones and naval guns — the two sides have vowed to take forward cooperation in the defence and strategic domain with third nations in the region.
Chandrayaan-3 launch may take place in early 2021; mission will not have orbiter
"As for Chandrayaan-3, the launch may now take place somewhere in early 2021. Chandrayaan-3 will be a mission repeat of Chandrayaan-2 and will include a Lander and Rover similar to that of Chandrayaan-2, but will not have an orbiter," a statement quoting Singh said.
India's Meteorological Department plans to use AI to improve weather forecasting
The IMD has invited research groups who can study how artificial intelligence (AI) be used for improving weather forecasting and the Ministry of Earth Sciences is evaluating their proposals