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Top 5 indoor Plants that help in combating Air Pollution

May 4, 2018
A research from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has revealed that if you want to solve the problem of air pollution at your home then you should plant these 5 plants in your house. These five plants are; Areca Palm, Mother-in-law's tongue, Golden Pothos, Chrysanthemum (Guldudi) and Money Plant.

What is National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency?

May 3, 2018
The energy efficiency of the India is the fifth lowest in the world which means that the GDP energy consumption ratio in India is very poor. Thus, India must work on the strategic plan for reducing the use of fossil fuels without compromising on growth and energy efficiency to compete with the energy hungry countries. In this article, we are giving the concept and initiatives plan of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about the National Mission for A Green India

May 2, 2018
The National Mission for A Green India or Green India Mission (GIM) is one of the eight missions India’s action plans to address the challenge of climate change. In this article, we are giving the provision, objectives, goals and strategic components of the National Mission for A Green India, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about India's National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture

Apr 30, 2018
The National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), which is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) seeks to address issues regarding ‘Sustainable Agriculture’ in the context of risks associated with climate change by devising appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies for ensuring food security, equitable access to food resources, enhancing livelihood opportunities and contributing to economic stability at the national level. In this article we are giving the objectives, functional areas, focused areas and drawback of the India’s National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the various methods and techniques used in Sustainable Agriculture

Apr 26, 2018
Sustainable agriculture is a type of agriculture that focuses on producing long-term crops and livestock without harming the environment. In other words, it is a techniques and method that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare while producing food, fibre, or plant or animal products. In this article, we are giving the list of the various methods and techniques used in Sustainable Agriculture, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Global Environmental Facility (GEF)?

Apr 25, 2018
The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1991 as a pilot program with the World Bank to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainability development. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about the level of Hierarchy (Organisation) in Ecology

Apr 25, 2018
The spectrum of ecological level of organisation or hierarchy explains the relationship of the environment with the organism. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the level of the hierarchy (Organisation) in Ecology, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about India's Integrated Energy Policy

Apr 23, 2018
India's integrated Energy Policy is a comprehensive policy on Energy. The report of the expert committee appointed by the Planning Commission to improve energy efficiency given aims and objectives of India’s Integrated Energy Policy. In this article we are giving the approach, aims and objectives of India's Integrated Energy Policy which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary on the Agricultural Systems which are practised around the world

Apr 13, 2018
Agriculture is the most fundamental form of human activity. It includes not only the cultivation of crops, but also the domestication of animals. It is practised in different regions of the world, particularly, in river valleys and where irrigation is possible. In this article, we are giving a brief summary on the Agricultural Systems which are practised around the world which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range

Apr 13, 2018
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It is form by the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years. In this article we, are giving the names of important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain with their location which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Ocean Development Programmes in India

Apr 12, 2018
The Ocean Development Programme in India has been started to improve our understanding of the ocean, especially the Indian Ocean, for improving the livelihood, timely warning of coastal hazards and sustainable development of ocean resources. In this article, we are giving the names of various Ocean Development Programmes in India along with their components and objectives which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

Typology of Agricultural Practices and Techniques

Apr 11, 2018
The term agriculture refers to the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock. It was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. In this article, we are giving the name of Agricultural Practices and Techniques along with their definition which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

List of Extinct Species of Marine Reptiles

Apr 10, 2018
Marine reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrate covered in special skin made up of scales, bony plates, or a combination of both which have become secondarily adapted for an aquatic or semiaquatic life in a marine environment. In this article, we are giving the list of Extinct Species of Marine Reptiles which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Biodiversity Hotspots of the World

Apr 10, 2018
Biodiversity hotspots are defined as regions “where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing an exceptional loss of habitat”. In this article, we are giving the concept of Biodiversity Hotspots, the criteria to qualify as a Biodiversity Hotspot and the name of Hotspot regions of the world, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Aquatic Biomes of the World

Apr 4, 2018
Aquatic Biome is a major biotic community of maritime characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the dominating climate. It is biggest biome in the world because it covers around 70% of the earth. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the aquatic biomes of the world, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Terrestrial Biomes of the World

Apr 3, 2018
The complex bio-community formed by the adjustment of climate, soil etc. of a particular region is called biome. Forest Biome, Savanna Biome, Grassland Biome, Desert Biome and Tundra Biome are five terrestrial biomes of the world which are divided on the basis of availability of soil-water and temperature. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the terrestrial biomes of the world, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of local names of shifting cultivation around the world

Mar 28, 2018
The Shifting cultivation is a form of agricultural practice or a cultivation system in which an area of ground is cleared of vegetation and cultivated for a few years and then abandoned for a new area until its fertility has been naturally restored. In this article, we are giving the list of local names of shifting cultivation around the world which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Biodiversity in India: A Complete Summary

Mar 23, 2018
India is a megadiverse nation, housing around 10% of world's species. It also has a rich cultural heritage going back thousands of years. Much of Indian biodiversity is intricately related to the socio-cultural practices of the land. In this article, we are giving a complete summary on the Biodiversity in India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Genetically Modified or GM Crops?

Mar 14, 2018
The genetic engineering is one of the great marvels of 21st century human. It allowed for precise control over the genetic changes introduced into an organism. They are basically biological altered organism. In this article, we are giving the meaning, advantages and disadvantages of Genetically Modified or GM Crops which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why is it believed that the River Ganga is self-cleaning?

Mar 9, 2018
The River Ganga is a major river in the Indian subcontinent. It begins its journey from the Gangotri Glacier of the central Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the Sunderbans. It is a sacred river in Hinduism and worshipped as the goddess Ganga. In this article, we discussed the self-cleaning and healing properties of Ganga water and explained the reason for its Self-Cleaning and healing properties.

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