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About 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with waters and ever since the man ventured into the sea, he wished to have the information of depth. Primarily, hydrography is the process of collecting depth data of sea. Measurement / Surveying for this depth data leads to the mapping of rivers, lakes, and oceans giving information about seafloor which...
Sri Lanka
The Maritime Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) today said that it would request the Ministry of Environment to discuss with the Indian High Commission at a diplomatic level urging India to prevent clinical waste from being released towards Sri Lanka. MEPA CEO Dr Terney Pradeep Kumara said that they had started collecting and sorting the waste that had been washed ashore...
Africa
An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the ministry of finance, trade and the blue economy–are recognizing the need to diversify their economies, IPSNews...
Navy
Rahul Singh | India is keeping a close eye on China’s military deployments at the neighbor’s first overseas outpost in Djibouti, with a possible rotation of personnel taking place for the first time, two persons familiar with the matter said earlier this month on condition of anonymity. Beijing established the base in the eastern African nation a year ago. Triggering concerns...
Indian
Express News Service | You have introduced solar energy in the shipping industry. How practical is this move? Solarisation of the shipping industry is a long process. There is a whole movement in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) — called the “greening of ships”. The entire shipping industry contributes 2 percent of emission of greenhouse gases. And so they are very sensitive...
plastic
It is high time the provincial governments came up with a firm timeline to phase out plastic products generating highly harmful waste that causes serious damage to the environment, especially to the marine ecology near the Pakistani coastline. Speakers of a seminar, titled ‘Impact of plastic pollution on our life’, demanded that a deadline should be given by the governments...
Pakistan
Franz-Stefan Gady | In its quest for a wartime-capable surface fleet, the Pakistan Navy has signed an agreement for two more Type 054A Jiangkai II-class guided missile frigates with Chinese shipbuilder China Shipbuilding Trading Co Ltd. (CSTC), the service announced on social media on June 1. The contract was signed at the Ministry of Defense Production in Rawalpindi, in a ceremony attended...
Japan
Opinion | On Thursday, foreign ministry officials from India, Australia, Japan and the U.S. met in Singapore and reaffirmed their support for a free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. This is the second meeting of the group, known as the ‘quad,’ since November 2017. The countries started giving shape to their security cooperation under the proposed quadrilateral coalition when...
Dubai
Faizan Hashmi | The Dubai Maritime City Authority, DMCA, recently welcomed a high-level delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, MBRF, headed by Chief Executive Officer, Jamal Bin Huwaireb, to its headquarters. The meeting between both parties was part of their mutual commitment to exchange expertise, enrich knowledge, and integrate the activities of local government entities to cement Dubai’s...
Indian Ocean
Vivek Mishra | In the past few years, the Maldives has quintessentially exemplified the shortcomings of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. But there is a larger geopolitical premonition that could be anticipated from the recent crisis in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives, one that points to the immediacy with which China and India are approaching towards a conflict in the...
Jawad Falak | The attacks in Brussels, Belgium have shaken the entire globe. These militant attacks follow a car bomb blast in Berlin that killed a single person and the devastating attacks in Paris France that caused the deaths of 130 people in November 2015 as well as the earlier Charlie Hebdo attacks and a siege in a Parisian kosher...
Jawad Falak | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the crucial state elections in Karnataka but fell short of a simple majority, triggering confusion and intense political maneuvering. Elections were held for 222 seats on May 12 while polling for the remaining two will be held later. Celebrations started early Tuesday with...
Trump
M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in Manila on Sunday to discuss the issues of security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. The only precursor to the quadrilateral format in Asia-Pacific – American slang is “Quad” – was when these four countries (plus Singapore)...

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