AIM Launches India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon(I-ACE)

News: Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) in association with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation(CSIRO) has launched a two day India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon(I-ACE). Facts: I-ACE Hackathon: It aims to focus on identification and development of innovative technology solutions by bright-minded students, startups and MSMEs of both nations. Themes: The four key themes for the hackathon… Continue reading AIM Launches India–Australia Circular Economy Hackathon(I-ACE)

Australia to take part in naval excercise Malabar 2020

News: The Ministry of Defence(MoD) has announced that Australia will be participating in the naval exercise ‘Exercise Malabar’.   Facts: Exercise Malabar: It is an annual exercise which began in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between India and the U.S.Then it got expanded into a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan in 2015. Aim:… Continue reading Australia to take part in naval excercise Malabar 2020

Koalas may become extinct in Australia’s New South Wales by 2050

News: According to Australian Parliamentary report, Koalas could become extinct by 2050 unless the government immediately intervenes to protect them and their habitat. Facts: Koalas: They are a tree-dwelling marsupial animal endemic to Australia. IUCN Red list: Vulnerable Threats: Habitat destruction, climate change & severe weather (Droughts, extreme temperatures). Additional Facts: Marsupial: They are those… Continue reading Koalas may become extinct in Australia’s New South Wales by 2050

Exercise Pitch Black 2020

News:Australia has informed India that their Exercise Pitch Black 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation. Facts: Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial multilateral air combat exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force(RAAF) since 1981. Aim:To practice Offensive Counter Air(OCA) and Defensive Counter Air (DCA) combat in a simulated war environment. The… Continue reading Exercise Pitch Black 2020

Australia’s iconic platypus under threat from climate change:study

News:According to a study,Australia’s devastating drought and other effects of climate change are pushing platypus towards extinction. Facts: About platypus: Platypus is a semi aquatic egg laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia. They are one of the five extant species of monotremes,the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. Platypuses… Continue reading Australia’s iconic platypus under threat from climate change:study

Bushfire crisis: Australia may list Koalas as endangered

News:The Australian government might declare Koalas as an endangered species after the population animal suffered an extraordinary hit in the devastating bushfires. Facts: About Koalas: Koalas is a tree-dwelling marsupial animal endemic to Australia.They are listed as vulnerable under the IUCN Red list. They have exceptional parental care and strange eating habits as they eat… Continue reading Bushfire crisis: Australia may list Koalas as endangered

India, Australia review strategic ties in 2+2 secretarial talks

News:The third India-Australia Secretary-level 2+2 Secretaries Dialogue was held in New Delhi. Facts: About 2+2 Dialogue: The 2+2 is a format of dialogue where the defense and foreign ministers or secretaries meet with their counterparts from another country. The 2+2 dialogue between India and Australia at the Secretary-level was started in the year 2017. Currently,apart… Continue reading India, Australia review strategic ties in 2+2 secretarial talks

Uluru

News:Recently, Australian Government has banned the climbing of Uluru desert rock,considered sacred by the local Anangu people. Facts: About Uluru: Uluru is also known as Ayers Rock.It is located in central Australia.  It is sacred to the local Anangu people, the Aboriginal people residing in that area. The rock is a large sandstone rock formation.It… Continue reading Uluru

Deadly Japanese Fungi found in Australia

News:One of the world’s most deadly fungi called Poison fire Coral has been identified growing in Australia for the first time. Facts: About Poison fire Coral: Poison fire coral which has a red appearance is a native of Japan and Korea. The fungus species is the only known fungus that is poisonous to touch. It… Continue reading Deadly Japanese Fungi found in Australia

India, Australia to elevate strategic partnership

News:India and Australia are likely to conclude the mutual logistics support agreement and a broader maritime cooperation agreement to elevate the strategic partnership. Facts: About the Logistics agreement: Logistics agreements are administrative arrangements facilitating access to military facilities for exchange of fuel and simplifying logistical support and increasing operational turnaround. Currently, defence cooperation between the… Continue reading India, Australia to elevate strategic partnership