Antarctica

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COVID-19 has reached Antarctica, the last untouched continent

23 Dec 2020

COVID-19 has reached Antarctica, the last untouched continent

The coronavirus pandemic has reached Antarctica, which had thus far been free of the deadly virus.

Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn welcome their first child

01 Sep 2020

Ed Sheeran, Cherry Seaborn welcome their first child

Ed Sheeran is now a dad! He has shared this happy news on his Instagram handle today.

SSR leaves behind an incomplete bucket list of 50 dreams

15 Jun 2020

SSR leaves behind an incomplete bucket list of 50 dreams

A talented actor with a charming personality and an infectious smile, Sushant Singh Rajput bid an early adieu as he passed away on Sunday at age 34.

This place has the cleanest air on Earth

07 Jun 2020

This place has the cleanest air on Earth

In urban regions, human activities have dealt a serious blow to the environment.

Cool facts about penguins you should know

16 Dec 2019

Cool facts about penguins you should know

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

Five cool facts about penguins you should know

14 Dec 2019

Five cool facts about penguins you should know

Penguins are birds. But they can't fly.

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

13 Dec 2019

Earth's deepest point on land found hidden under Antarctica's ice-sheet

For decades, scientists have wondered what lies beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica. Well, as per new findings, the White continent has been hiding a whole lot from us.

Meet Aparna Kumar, first female IPS-officer to reach South Pole

20 Jan 2019

Meet Aparna Kumar, first female IPS-officer to reach South Pole

They say impossible actually means "I am possible" and Aparna Kumar has proved it. Last Sunday, Kumar became the first female IPS officer to conquer the South Pole.

To meet water-demands, UAE eyeing to tow icebergs from Antarctica

03 Jul 2018

To meet water-demands, UAE eyeing to tow icebergs from Antarctica

The threat posed by depletion of water resources is real. While conserving water and harvesting rain-water are suggested to evade a crisis, a firm in UAE has set on an astounding path.

Her family wanted her married. She went to Antarctic instead

02 Apr 2018

Her family wanted her married. She went to Antarctic instead

Meena Rajput, a 37-year-old British-Indian woman, is on her way back from a three-month expedition in the Antarctic, documenting its unique wildlife to create earth's largest protected area, an ocean sanctuary.

56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica

18 Mar 2018

56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica

Fifty-six-year-old ISRO scientist Mangala Mani had never visited a place with snow. And temperatures in Antarctica can fall to a chilling -90 degrees Celsius.

First Indian "under-ice mooring" in Antarctica to be launched soon

03 Nov 2017

First Indian "under-ice mooring" in Antarctica to be launched soon

A 43-scientist team from Goa-based National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) is reportedly undertaking the first Indian "under-ice mooring" expedition to the Southern Ocean in December.

106-year-old cake still edible, but would you eat it?

12 Aug 2017

106-year-old cake still edible, but would you eat it?

Conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust have uncovered a British fruitcake that is 106 years old from Antarctica.

1 trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

12 Jul 2017

1 trillion ton iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

One of the ten biggest icebergs ever recorded by scientists has split off from Antarctica's Larsen C section of the Larsen ice shelf.

India is creating its own 'Antarctica Law'

26 Jun 2017

India is creating its own 'Antarctica Law'

Antarctica might be an almost uninhabitable, ice-covered landmass now but with the rise in world's population, soon there will come a day when it'll see more human presence, over-exploitation of fisheries and perhaps criminal activities.

"Antarcticans" gather at the National Polar Science Seminar

20 May 2017

"Antarcticans" gather at the National Polar Science Seminar

At a conference in Sada, nestled in the quiet town of Vasco in Goa, gathered a congregation of "Antarcticans", a term used for people who have explored the desolate continent.

Remembering the first expedition to the South Pole

14 Dec 2016

Remembering the first expedition to the South Pole

14 December, 1911 was the first time an expedition successfully reached the South Pole.

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctic Ocean

29 Oct 2016

World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctic Ocean

Delegates from the European-Union and 24 nations have agreed to create the world's largest marine protected area in Antarctica's Ross Sea.