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PIB Summaries 04 August 2022

CONTENTS

  1. Ramsar Site
  2. Exercise Pitch Black

10 More Wetlands As Ramsar Site


Context:

India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites to make total 64 sites covering an area of 12,50,361 ha in the country.  

Relevance:

GS III- Environment and Ecology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. 10 wetlands designated as Ramsar sites
  2. What is a Ramsar Site?
  3. Ramsar Convention
  4. What are wetlands?

Click Here To Read More: 10 More Wetlands As Ramsar Site


Exercise Pitch Black


Context:

Indian Force will join 16 other nations later this month for Exercise Pitch Black, hosted by the Australian Air Force.

Relevance:

GS III: Security Challenges

About Exercise Pitch Black

  • It’s a biennial exercise to enhance interoperability and strengthen relationships among participants.
  • It will provide Indian Air Force a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with these nations in a dynamic warfare environment.
  • It provides all nations’ personnel with experience in working with aircraft, systems, and work practices, in northern Australia’s unique environment, that would otherwise be unfamiliar.
  • It will take place in the Southern hemisphere which is hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
  • The participants nations this year are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, the U.K, and the U.S.

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