30 October, 2021
15 Min Read
About Deep Ocean Mission
The Union Cabinet has approved the long-pending deep ocean mission, which among other things involves developing a submersible vehicle that will allow a crew to plunge 6,000 metres into the ocean and hunt the floor for precious metals.
There are 6 components to the programme:
What is in the news?
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