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Interesting Facts on Coral Reefs and Atolls

2 days ago

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. They are the most diverse ecosystems on the planet and also considered the medicine cabinets of the 21st century because several medicines are developed to treat cancer, arthritis, human bacterial infections, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, viruses, and other diseases.

List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

Mar 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.

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.

Summary on the Regional distribution of plant kingdoms in the world

Feb 27, 2017

The ecologists and bio-geographers divided six major plant kingdoms in the world on the basis of floral characteristics i.e. Australian Kingdom; Cape Kingdom (South Africa); Antarctic Kingdom; Palaeo-tropical Kingdom; Neo-tropical Kingdom; Boreal Kingdom. Here, we are giving the 10 GK Questions on Plants and Animal Kingdoms in the form of multiple choice questions which strengthen the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

Ecology and Ecosystem: A Complete Overview

Feb 18, 2017

The Environment is our basic life support system which provides the air for breathing, the water for drinking, the food for eating and the land for a living. It is collectively portrayed all the external forces and conditions, which influences the life, nature, growth and maturity of living organism, whereas ‘Ecology’ is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment.

How ISRO’s 104 Satellite launch can be a remarkable history

Feb 13, 2017

Till now ISRO has launched maximum 20 satellites at one go; it was PSLV-C34 on June 22, 2016. But now ISRO is going to create a history by launching 104 satellites on board, a flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on 15 February 2017 from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Let us find out how this is possible and what all satellites are going to be launched by ISRO.

Do you know that our moon is made up of 20 smaller moonlets?

Jan 17, 2017

As, compared to other planets of the solar system, the moon is the only planet that glaze. Origin of the moon is always full of mysteries. Scientists from several years are constantly trying to find out the secrets, and in order to it the current Israeli scientists have claimed that the origin of the moon is due to the merging of 20 smaller moonlets. In this article we will see some facts related to it.

Summary on the Settlements and Urbanisation in India

Jan 6, 2017

Human Settlement is a form of human habitation which ranges from a single dwelling to large city. In other words, it is a process of opening up and settling on a previously uninhabited area by the people. Here, we are giving ‘Summary on the Settlements and Urbanization in India’ which is very useful as GK study material for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary on the Physiography of India

Jan 5, 2017

India has a unique culture and is one of the oldest and greatest civilizations of the world. It stretches from the snow-capped Himalayas in the north to Sun drenched coastal villages of the south and the humid tropical forests on the south-west coast, from the fertile Brahmaputra valley on its east to the Thar Desert in the west. Here, we are giving ‘Summary on the Physiography of India’ as a quick revision capsule which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations.

Summary on Climate of India

Jan 4, 2017

The climate of India may be broadly described as tropical monsoon type. The term “monsoon” is derived from Arabic word ‘mausim’ which means seasonal reversal in the wind direction. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) designates four official seasons. Here, we are giving the ‘Summary on Climate of India’ which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Indian Drainage System: A Detailed Summary

Jan 3, 2017

India is a country of rivers. More than 400 big and small rivers are found, which can be divided into 23 large and 200 small river basins. More than 400 big and small rivers are found, which can be divided into 23 large and 200 small river basins. Here, we are giving the ‘Indian Drainage System: A Detailed Summary’ which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

GK Questions with answers on Geography India - Drainage System Set VI

Dec 28, 2016

GK Questions with answers on Geography India - Drainage System Set VI in this set you will find repository of 10 Multiple Choice Questions that will help you to attune and equipped for examinations like UPSC, IAS, SSC, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

Summary on the Indian Shipping Industry

Dec 28, 2016

The Indian shipping industry plays an important role in the Indian economy as almost 90% of the country’s international trade is conducted by the sea. Here, we are giving summary on the Indian Shipping Industry which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of the Railway Production Units in India

Dec 28, 2016

The industry based on railway equipment was established as ‘Peninsular Locomotive Company’ at Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in 1921. Later, it was named as ‘Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO)’. Here, we are giving the list of the Railway Production Units in India which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of the Major Railways Zones in India

Dec 28, 2016

The Indian Railways is divided into 16 zone and around 73 sub-divisional headquarter. North Zone is the largest Railway Zone of Indian Railways. There are three types of rail lines in India: Broad Gauge; Meter Gauge; and Narrow Gauge. Here, we are giving the list of the Major Railways Zones in India which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of Indian Cities and their Nicknames

Dec 27, 2016

The nicknames of the cities or regions are associated with the unique characteristics such as unique geographical position, natural beauty, natural formations like lakes, type of industry, large and quality production of particular agriculture products etc. Here, we are giving the list of Indian Cities and their Nicknames which will be very helpful for the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of Indian States and their Symbols

Dec 27, 2016

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 major ports on West Coast of India

Dec 26, 2016

India has 13 major and 200 minor ports along with the 7517 kms long coastline. The port of India is controlled by the Central Government under the ambit of Port Trust Act, 1963. Here, we are giving the list of major ports on West Coast of India along with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of major ports on East Coast of India

Dec 26, 2016

The major ports are controlled by the central Government through Major Port Trust Act, 1963 whereas medium and minor ports (part of concurrent lists) are managed and administered by respective states. Here, we are giving the list of the major ports on the East Coast of India along with their characteristics which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of Important National Highways of India

Dec 23, 2016

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 Major Coal Fields in India

Dec 23, 2016

Around 67 % of total commercial energy produced in India and 98% of India’s total account is found in Gondwana rocks of Moran region. The main regions of Gondwana rocks are found in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. Here, we are giving the list of Major Coal Fields in India which is very important as GK Study material for the aspirants who are preparing for the different competitive examinations.

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

Dec 23, 2016

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.

List of comparison between Himalayan and the Peninsular Rivers of India

Dec 23, 2016

India is blessed with hundreds of large and small rivers, which drains the length and breadth of the country. Indian Drainage System can be divided into two broad categories on the basis of origin i.e. Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers.  Here we are giving list of comparison between Himalayan and the Peninsular Rivers of India that will enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations.

Geographical Structure of Bihar: Geology | Physiology | Plain |Plateau

Dec 15, 2016

The Geographical Structure of Bihar is embedded with younger geological structure in the North by Dharwarian rocks and older in the South by quaternary rocks. Here, we are giving brief outline of Geographical and Physiological Structure of Bihar which will be helpful for the aspirants as revision capsule to those who are preparing for the competitive examinations like BPSC and other state level examinations.

Five interesting facts on the Roald Amundsen’s first South Pole expedition

Dec 14, 2016

By the end of the 18th century, the scientific revolution had given way to the "Age of Reflection" that resulted discoveries and expeditions. It was Roald Amundsen; a Norwegian explorer who reaches the geographic South Pole and became first man on the South Pole.

List of Environmentally Hazardous Particulates: Types & Meaning

Nov 18, 2016

Particulates are small pieces of solid material (for example, smoke particles from fire, bits of asbestos, dust particles and ash from industries) that dispersed into the atmosphere. Here, we are giving the list of types of particulates that environmentally Hazardous.

Summary on Soil Profile of India

Nov 10, 2016

Soil is the mixture of mineral and organic components which are the basis of plants growth. It is formed from breakdown of parent rocks or physical and chemical changes of parent rocks. Here, we are giving a detailed summary on soil Profile of India which is very useful in the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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