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Modern Agriculture and its impact on the environment

Sep 21, 2020
Agriculture is an important source of livelihood. However, modern irrigation techniques are largely impacting the environment. In this article, we shed some light on modern agriculture and its impact on the environment. The topic is very useful in the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, and State Services.

What is Ozone Pollution and how it affects health?

Sep 16, 2020
We all know that ozone protects us from UV rays coming from the sun. Then what is ozone pollution, how it is harmful to health and the environment? Let us study in detail about ozone pollution.

Gir National Park: Home of Asiatic Lion

Jul 31, 2020
Gir National Park (Gujarat) is the only place in the world where lions are found roaming in the forest. The Government had notified the large area of Sasan Gir as a wildlife sanctuary on 18th September 1965 in order to conserve the Asiatic Lion.

Jim Corbett National Park the Paradise of Tigers: A Fact File

Jul 31, 2020
The Jim Corbett National Park was named after the Edward James Corbett a British hunter, tracker, naturalist, and author. This national park is located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Read this article to know many facts about this park.

List of Tiger Reserves in India

Jul 29, 2020
The Ministry of Environment released its fourth detailed report on National Tiger Estimation, with India having 70% of the world's Tiger population. The report was released ahead of the International Tiger Day which is celebrated on July 29 every year. 

Yellow Turtle (rare) discovered in India: All you need to know

Jul 22, 2020
In eastern India, a farmer has found a yellow turtle and according to the experts, it is due to albinism. Let us read more about the yellow turtle.

Global Wind Day 2020: Current Objective and History

Jun 15, 2020
पवन ऊर्जा की शक्ति और उपयोग के बारे में जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए हर साल 15 जून को दुनिया भर में वैश्विक पवन दिवस 2020 मनाया जाता है। यह दिवस हर साल EWEA (यूरोपियन विंड एनर्जी एसोसिएशन) और GWEC (ग्लोबल विंड एनर्जी काउंसिल) द्वारा आयोजित किया जाता है।

List of 7 major natural disasters in the history of India

Jun 9, 2020
Natural calamities are universal events all over the world. It may be in the form of Odisha Super Cyclone (1999), Gujarat Earthquake (2001), Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004), Maharashtra Drought (2013) and Uttarakhand Flash Floods (2013). In this article, we have compiled the list of 7 most horrible natural calamities of Indian history.

Why is Antarctica turning green? Reasons and Effects

May 22, 2020
It has been seen that in coastal Antarctica some part of the snow is turning green. In fact, a small amount of green snow is visible for years. But it is now spreading across the continent. What is the reason, why is Antarctica turning green? What will happen if whole Antarctica snow will melt? Let us find out and study it in detail.

What is the meaning of Biodiversity in simple words?

May 22, 2020
International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 is observed on 22 May every year. ‘Biological diversity’ is the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular region or in the world. In this article, we have explained the types and meanings of the ‘Biological diversity’.

Cyclone- Formation, Types and Cyclone prone Areas in India

May 18, 2020
Do you know what is a cyclone, how is it formed, types of cyclones and in India what are the cyclone-prone areas? Let us have a look!  

Endangered Species Day 2020: Third Friday in May| Significance

May 15, 2020
Endangered Species Day 2020: This year 15th annual Endangered Species Day is celebrated. It is observed on the third Friday of May and in 2020, it falls on 15th May. Let us have a look at the history behind this day, how is it celebrated, and about endangered species.  

What are Chemical Accident Rules in India?

May 12, 2020
The gas leak tragedy in Visakhapatnam and several other industrial accidents in recent past highlight the need to amend the chemical accident rules to minimise disaster. Let us study in detail about the Chemical Accident Rules in India.

What are the different types of forests in India?

May 6, 2020
Coniferous Forests, Broadleaved Forests, Evergreen Forests, Wet Evergreen, Deciduous Forests, and Mangrove Forests are some main types of forests found in India. Total Forest and Tree Cover rises to 24.56% of the total geographical area of India. In this article, we have published the properties of the types of forests in India.

What are the basic components of the ecosystem?

Apr 22, 2020
Components of the ecosystem: An Ecosystem includes all of the living things and non-living. Living things include; plants, animals, and organisms while non-living things include Weather, Earth, Sun, Soil, Climate, and Atmosphere etc.

MOSAiC Mission: Objectives, Features and Benefits of the Mission

Apr 22, 2020
The MOSAiC mission was started in September 2019 to study the impact of climate change on the Arctic region and its impact on the rest of the world. The full form of MOSAiC is 'Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate'.

What is Smog Tower and how does it work?

Dec 3, 2019
Smog Tower: Clean air is a hot topic throughout the world. India is passing through the climate emergency. India is planning to install the smog tower in National Capital Delhi. Smog tower will be a 40 feet high and 20 feet wide structure to clean 32 million cubic metres of air per day.

What is Air Quality Index and how is it calculated?

Nov 6, 2019
The problem of air pollution has become a new challenge for the world. The air quality deteriorates throughout India in October and November months every year. The air quality is measured by the Air Quality Index. Let’s know what is the Air Quality Index (AQI) in India?

Water Management: Meaning, Statistics and Solutions

Sep 7, 2019
Water management is the management of water resources for the coming generations. Water is one the most crucial natural resource for the existence of the human beings. In India out of our total ground water availability we use 6% for domestic use and another 5% for industrial purpose the remaining 89% goes for Agriculture.

Water Management

Sep 7, 2019
Water management is referred to the planning, developing, distributing and optimum use of water resources under defined water polices and regulations.  The water cycle, through evaporation and precipitation, maintains hydrological systems which form rivers and lakes and support in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. Wetlands are intermediate forms between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and contain species of plants and animals that are highly moisture dependent.

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