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List of Wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh

Oct 10, 2018
A Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural occurring place that provides protection for species from hunting, predation, competition or poaching; it is a protected area, a geographic territory within which wildlife is protected. In this article, we are giving the list of Wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Top 10 Countries with Freshwater Resources

Sep 20, 2018
Freshwater can be defined as the water with less than 500 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved salts. Ice sheets, ice caps, glaciers, icebergs, bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater are the sources of freshwater. In this article we are giving the list of top 10 Countries with Freshwater Resources which are listed on the basis of the stats from the United Nations Environment Programme.

Flood Prone Zones in India: Mitigation and Control Measures Warning

Aug 31, 2018
Flood is a state of high water level along a river channel or on coast that leads to inundation of land which is normally submerged. River floodplains and coastal areas are the most hypersensitised to flooding; however, it is possible for flooding to occur in areas with unusually long periods of heavy rainfall. In this article, we are giving a brief summary on the Flood Prone Zones in India: Mitigation and Control Measures Warning which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Important Facts about Indian Forest

Aug 3, 2018
India is one of the ten most forest-rich countries of the world along with Russia, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Indonesia and Sudan. In this article, we are giving the important Facts about Indian Forest, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Important Geographical Facts about Wetlands of the World

Jun 22, 2018
Wetlands are the lands between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the land is covered by shallow water. It exists in every part of the world and in every climatic zone. In this article we, are giving an important Geographical Facts about Wetlands of the World along with typologies of wetlands, names of major wetlands of the world, which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Ozone Pollution and how it affects health?

Jun 20, 2018
We all know that ozone protect us from UV rays coming from the sun. Then what is ozone pollution, how it is harmful for health and environment. Let us study from this article about ozone pollution.

What is PM 2.5 and PM10 and how they affect health?

Jun 11, 2018
PM stands for Particulate Matter. PM2.5 and PM10 are minute particles present in the air and exposure to it is very harmful for health. When the level of these particles increases and penetrate deeply in to the lungs, you can experience number of health impacts like breathing problem, burning or sensation in the eyes etc. Let's study through this article what are PM2.5 and PM10 and how they affect health?

What is Carbon Fertilization and its effects on crop production?

Jun 5, 2018
The carbon dioxide fertilization or carbon fertilisation is not only the cause of plant growth but also contributes the greening effect. It is the phenomena that the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases the rate of photosynthesis in plants. In this article, we are given the definition of Carbon Fertilization and its effect on crop production which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why does hail fall from the sky?

Jun 1, 2018
Often you may have noticed that occasionally with the rain some small crystals of ice falls from the sky which we call them hail storm. What are hails, how they are formed, what causes hail to fall etc. are discussed in this article.

Do you know the difference between astronomical and meteorological seasons

May 24, 2018
The term season marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth's changing position with regard to the sun. Seasons are resultant of the position of Earth when orbiting around the Sun and Earth's axial tilt relative to the ecliptic plane. In this article, we are given the difference between astronomical and meteorological seasons which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC)

May 11, 2018
The Government of India formulated national plan on water, renewable energy, energy efficiency agriculture and others – bundled with additional ones – into a set of eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change. The Action Plan was released on 30th June 2008 to address the future policies and programs for the climate mitigation and adaptation.

Do you know about the India's National Solar Mission

May 10, 2018
The National Solar Mission is one of the eight missions of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).This mission has great potential and it will make India one of the largest Green Energy producers in the world. In this article, we are giving aims, objectives and targets of the National Solar mission which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

Do you about the India’s National Water Mission

May 9, 2018
The National Water Mission is one the eight missions of the Government of India which was launched under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) for combating the threats of global warming. In this article, we are giving the concept, basis, goal and objectives of the India’s National Water Mission, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

How does Earth’s Albedo effects the Global Warming?

May 8, 2018
The Global Climate Change has already had deep impact on the environment. For Example- Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. In this article, we are giving the concept of Albedo, how earth’s albedo effects the Global Warming, 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 National Mission on Sustainable Habitat

May 8, 2018
The National Mission on Sustainable Habitat is one of the eight climate mission of the Government of India under the NAPCC mitigation strategy. The Government of India had launched eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) to find out the mitigation option of climate change. In this article, we are giving the concept, salient features, functional areas and objectives of the National Mission on Sustainable Habitat, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change

May 7, 2018
The National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). It was formulated to create a good network with existing knowledge institutions which can help with capacity building & improving understanding of key climate processes and climate risks. In this article, we are giving the fundamentals, focused area and objectives of the National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem

May 4, 2018
The Government of India has been launched National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008 to address the issues of Climate Change. The NAPCC comprises of eight National Missions of which National Mission on Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) is the only area-specific mission. In this article, we are giving the provision, functional area and objectives of the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem, which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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.

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