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List of Indian States and their Symbols

Aug 14, 2017

India i.e. Bharat, shall be Union of 29 States and 7 Union Territories rather than Federation of the states and UTs. Every Indian states and union territories have their symbols like state animal, state bird, state flower etc. Here, we are giving the list of Indian states and their Symbol with their common name and scientific name.

List of Important National Highways of India

Aug 14, 2017

The road network of India has grown from 4 lakh kms in 1951 to more than 33 lakh km. It is the second largest in the world. In India, roads are classified on the basis of management into three categories: National Highways; State highways; and Border Roads. Here, we are giving the list important National Highways which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of Elephant Reserves of India

Aug 10, 2017

The Government of India had launched the project Elephant in the year 1992 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with objectives to protect elephants, their habitat & corridors; to address issues of man-animal conflict; and welfare of captive elephants. Here, we are giving the list of Elephant Reserves of India which is very useful in the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Local Winds of the World

Aug 9, 2017

The Local Winds are basically originated due to Convection from daytime heating; Unequal heating and cooling of the surface; and Gravity, including downdrafts. Here, we are giving the list of Important Local Winds of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World

Aug 4, 2017

The beautiful, bewildering and mysterious relief features are the dominated features of the Earth. Earth is covered with around 71 % of water and it is one of the essential components to humans and other life forms. Here, we are giving 10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World that will definitely mesmerize and eyebrow-singeing fact for the readers who want to explore the world.

List of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World

Aug 2, 2017

A cave is a hollow place in the grounds which is formed naturally by the weathering of rock and often extends deep underground. It also refers to smaller openings like sea caves, rock shelter and grottos. Here, we are giving the list of Famous and Amazing Caves or Caverns of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.

List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

Jul 17, 2017

Volcano is a landform at the end of a conduit or pipe which rises from below the crust and vents to the surface. Magma rises and collects in the magma chamber deep below, resulting in eruptions that are effusive or explosive forming the mountain landform. The volcanic eruptions are closely associated with sea-floor spreading, plate-tectonics and mountain building process. Here, we are giving the list of World’s Major Active Volcanoes of the World which can be used for academic purpose as well as preparing for competitive exams.

Do You Know Why International Date Line is not straight?

Jul 14, 2017

The Earth is spheroid. Hence, it is very difficult to locate places on it unless the mathematical system is used. There are two reference points on the Earth- North Pole and South Pole. With the help of these two points it has been possible to draw the Equator, as it lies exactly midway between the poles. In order to locate places accurately, a network of lines is drawn on the globe, i.e. lines of longitudes and lines of latitude.

List of the Major Islands of the World

Jul 12, 2017

An Island is a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water. There are three types of Island: Continental Island; Oceanic Islands; and Tropical Island. Here, we are giving a list of the Major Islands of the World that will help the readers for enhancing general knowledge.

List of Superlatives of World Geography

Jul 11, 2017

The Earth is only planet where life exists because of favourable atmosphere and Biosphere. It is covered around 70% by water and rest are the surface rises above sea level to form seven continent and countless smaller islands. Here, we are giving the list of Superlatives of World Geography for general awareness (GK).

Population Policies of India

Jul 11, 2017

Population Policies formulated to address the unmet needs for contraception, health care infrastructure, and health personnel, and to provide integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health care. The main objective is to achieve a stable population at a level consistent with the requirements of sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental protection. Several policies have been formulated in different Five-Year Plans by the Government of India for population control.

List of Highest Waterfall in the World

Jul 7, 2017

Waterfalls are formed in the upper course of a river where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river. Here, we are giving a list of Highest Waterfall in the world in which we have covered the name, location, source/river and approx. height in meters for general awareness.

List of Major Rivers of the World

Jul 6, 2017

About 70% of Earth surface is covered with water and is found in rivers, lakes, streams and oceans. Here, we are giving, the list of Major Rivers of the World which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of largest lakes of the World

Jul 5, 2017

A Lake is a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land. Some of these lakes are formed by glaciers coercion or intimidation into the ground and some are created when river valleys are blocked by dams. Here, we are giving the list of the largest lakes of the World that will help the readers for enhancing general knowledge.

List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

Jun 6, 2017

The Mountains are one of the significant features of the Earth’s surface. These are such highlands whose slopes are steep and the peaks are pointed. Generally, mountains are more than 100 meters whereas hills are less than 1000 meters. Here, we are giving the list of Major Mountain Ranges of the World for general awareness to the aspirants, mountaineers and travellers.

List of Major Fishing Grounds of the World

Jun 6, 2017

The World's Ocean Fishing grounds are located in the cool waters of the northern hemisphere because in southern hemisphere commercial ocean fishing is less developed and best fishing grounds founded above continental shelves. Here, we are giving the list of World' major fishing ground of the world for enhancing the general knowledge of the readers.

How many breeds of cows found in India?

Jun 1, 2017

India’s economy is largely based on agriculture and animal husbandry in which milk production plays an important role. It is also the largest buffalo milk producer in the world. There are 37 cow breed found in the country, but out of these Sahiwal, Gir, Red Sindhi, Tharparkar and Rathi are known for milking attributes. The annual production of milk in India is about146.31 Million tonnes of Milk. Here, we are the giving India’s famous breeds of cows which are found across the country.

Lakes in India

May 29, 2017

A large water body which is surrounded by land is called a lake. Most of the lakes are permanent, while some contain water only during the rainy season. Lakes are formed by the action of glaciers and ice sheets, by wind, river action and by human activities. There are about 500,000 lakes on Earth, storing volume of water equalling 103,000 cubic Km. Most of the world's water lakes are found in North America (25%), Africa (30%) and Asia (20%).

Interesting Facts on Coral Reefs and Atolls

May 29, 2017

Corals are a kind of calcareous rock, chiefly made of the skeletons of minute sea organisms called 'polyps'. Coral reefs and atolls are formed due to the accumulation and compaction of the skeletons of these lime secreting organisms.

List of East and West flowing rivers in India with their characteristics

May 29, 2017

The Indian Drainage System is distinguished as Himalayan Drainage System and Peninsular Drainage.  Here, we are giving general knowledge list of the east and west flowing rivers with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

Drainage System

May 29, 2017

Indian drainage system consists of a large number of small and big rivers. It is the outcome of the evolutionary process of the three major physiographic units and the nature and characteristics of precipitation. The Himalayan drainage system includes the Ganga, the Indus and the Brahmaputra river basins. The peninsular plateau is drained by Narmada, Tapi, the Mahanadi, the Godavari, the Krishna and the Kaveri.

What is Cartography and how was the first map come to the modern World?

May 29, 2017

From the evolution of humankind to the age of exploration, cartography has been an integral part of the human history. The word cartography is a combination of two word ‘carta’ which means map and ‘graphy’ that is something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject. Hence, we can say it is an art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts. Read the complete chronology of map-drawing (Cartography) techniques from ancient world to modern world.

List of the Major Straits of the World

May 26, 2017

A Strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. It most commonly refers to a channel of water that lies between two land masses. Here, we are giving the list of the World’s major Straits that will give general awareness to the reader in understanding how these straits connect the world.

List of the Major Deserts of the World

May 26, 2017

Deserts are found in the arid and semi-arid parts o the Earth’s surface. They are mainly found on the sub-tropical high pressure belt region where the subsidence of air and the inversion of temperature take place. Here, we are giving the list of the Major Deserts of the World dealing with the concept behind its formation, the typology and deserts around the world will enhance the general awareness of the readers.

List of amazing facts about the Solar System and its Planets

May 25, 2017

There are about 100 billion galaxies in the universe and the Milky Way Galaxy is one of it in which our Solar System exists. The Sun is the originator of the Solar System, which eventually is also a star, is the source of light and energy. Here, we are giving the list of amazing facts about the Solar System and its Planets that gives a general awareness to the readers.

How the pre-monsoon rain became the boon of India's markets and Farmers!

May 23, 2017

India is a land of diverse range of climatic condition ranging from tropical in south, temperate and alpine in the Himalayan region, whereas some part of north-western part remains dry (Thar Desert) and some parts like Sunderban Delta, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat are characterised by mangrove vegetation. Hence, it very difficult to generalised the India’s diverse geographic level, and its wide range of weather. Let's find out, how pre-monsoon brings blessings and happiness to the India's markets and Farmers.

Interesting facts about Earth’s Hydrosphere

May 10, 2017

The Hydrosphere is a combination of mass of water and the Earth's hydrosphere is made of oceans, lakes and rivers, glaciers, ice caps and icebergs. Here, we are giving interesting facts about Earth’s Hydrosphere for enhancing the knowledge of aspirant who are preparing for different competitive exams.

Summary on India's Cement Industry, Cement Producing States and Plants

May 4, 2017

The Cement Industry in India is one of the basic industries in India. The organised production of cement in India was started in 1904 in Madras (Now Chennai). Recently, sea shells, sludge obtained from chemical fertilizers and slag obtained from iron and steel industry are also used as raw materials besides limestone. Here, we are giving summary on the India’s Cement Industry and the list of Cement Producing States and Plants for general awareness as revision capsule to the aspirants of different competitive exams.

Summary on Indian Economic Geography: Resources and Energy

Mar 6, 2017

Economic Geography is the study of physical and non-physical environment of man and its influence on his economic life. India is one of the richest countries in natural resources and energy.  India has 24% of the total surface area of the world and about 0.57% area of the earth. As per rough estimate of Census Commission, out of total land area-10.7% is Mountainous. 18.6% are Hilly area, 27.7% is Plateau and 43.0% is Plain area.

List of Major Crops and required Geo-climatic condition across the world

Mar 6, 2017

The Geo-Climate is the long-term pattern of weather in a particular area. Weather is the state of the atmosphere over short periods of time. Weather can change from hour to hour, day to day, month to month or even year to year. A region’s weather patterns, tracked for more than 30 years, are considered its climate. Here, we are giving the list of Major Crops and required Geo-climatic condition across the world which will be helpful for the entire preparation journey of aspirants.

Summary on the Fauna or Zoogeographic Regions of the World

Mar 2, 2017

Faunal region, also called Zoogeographic Region which can be defined on the basis of distinctive animal life by geographers. The leading ecologist and environmentalist A.R. Wallace attempted to classify the world animals into fauna regions in 1876 i.e. Palaearctic Region, Nearctic Region, Oriental Region, Ethiopian Region, and Australian Region. Here, we are giving the summary on the Fauna or Zoogeographic Regions of the World which strengthen the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, and Railways etc.

List of Regional distribution of the Wild Animals around the World

Feb 28, 2017

The distribution of animal is an important area of study in Environment & Ecology as well as Zoogeography which deals with the fauna characteristics, classification, spatial distribution, association, and migration of different species of animals. Here, we are giving the list of Regional distribution of the Wild Animal around the World which will helps the aspirant in strengthening the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

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