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What is Biodiversity? Know the difference between In Situ and Ex Situ conservation

2 days ago
Biodiversity forms the foundation of the vast array of ecosystem services that critically contribute to human well-being. Know the difference between in-situ and ex-situ conservation

Seagrass: Evolution, Reproduction, Significance and Species

3 days ago
Seagrasses are the only flowering plants that can live underwater. Let us read in detail about seagrass, their evolution, reproduction, food production, scientific name, etc.

All about Dzukou Valley, wildfire and its impact

Jan 14, 2021
The two-week-long wildfire that hit the Dzukou valley was doused on 12th January 2021 with efforts from NDRF and IAF. Take a look at the details of Dzukou valley, the wildfire causes and its impact here. 

World's largest Floating Solar Plant at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh: Key features, significance and other details

Jan 8, 2021
Take a look at the article listed below listing all the key details, significance and other features of the World's largest Solar power plant being built at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh. 

Statement on Climate of India during 2020: All you need to know

Jan 8, 2021
A Statement on Climate of India during 2020 has been issued by the Climate Research and Services (CRS) of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It is mentioned that the year 2020 was the eighth warmest year on record since 1901. Let us have a look in detail at the State of the Climate Report 2020.

North East’s first-ever specialised 'Ginger' Processing Plant in Meghalaya has been revived: All you need to know

Jan 6, 2021
North East’s first-ever specialised "Ginger" Processing Plant at Ri-Bhoui district in Meghalaya has been revived and is likely to become functional this year i.e., 2021. 

What is Khazan Farming System? Know all about estuarine agriculture here

Jan 6, 2021
Know all about the estuarine farming type called Khazan Agriculture system here. Be aware of the benefits of Khazan farming, its issues, the location, community benefits etc here

India's first Pollinator Park opens in Uttarakhand's Haldwani: Here's all you need to know

Jan 5, 2021
In a bid to conserve pollinators, India's first 'Pollinator Park' opened in Uttarakhand's Haldwani (Nanital district) on 29 December 2020 and is spread over 4 acres of land.

Why has the Government made the High-Security Number Plate (HSRP) mandatory? 

Dec 29, 2020
Recently the government has made the High-Security Number Plates, HSRP mandatory. Know all the details of the HSR plates, their advantages, the use and their significance here

GK Quiz on Ramsar Wetland Convention 1971 and related updates

Dec 28, 2020
Ramsar Wetland Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. Here is a quiz of 10 questions based on it with explanations and answers. Check your knowledge for UPSC Civil Services Exam and other exams for this topic here. Check it out below

List of all Ramsar Sites in India

Dec 28, 2020
Any wetland site which is listed under the Ramsar Convention is called as a Ramsar site. There are a total of 42 Ramsar Sites in India. Read the article to know more about it.  

GK Quiz on Static and Current Events: 22nd December 2020

Dec 22, 2020
Here is a GK Quiz to test your awareness. Answer the following questions related to current and static events. Check your knowledge and also find the explanation of the questions below.

Hydroponics and its applications: Here's everything you need to know

Dec 21, 2020
Hydroponics is a type of horticulture where plants are grown without the use of soil in mineral-rich water (aqueous solvent). 

Why is India planning to fit Li-ion batteries in the future Indian Navy submarines?

Dec 16, 2020
The Indian Navy is planning to fit Li-ion batteries in its future submarines, replacing the traditional lead-acid batteries. 

Deep-sea mining: What is it, its importance, impact on the environment and India's Samudrayaan project

Dec 16, 2020
This article will guide you about deep-sea mining, its importance, impact on the environment, and India's proposed 'Samudrayaan' project. 

What is the Economic Importance of Algae?

Dec 15, 2020
In this article, we have given a short note on the economic importance of the Algae along with their typology and classification, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways, etc.

Why did Mount Everest's height change? Know the reason, process of measurement and more here

Dec 15, 2020
Mount Everest has a new revised registered height now. China and Nepal jointly announced its new height in a virtual ceremony. Know why Mount Everest's height changes, measurement methods followed since ages and more here

30-GW Renewable Energy Park at Gujarat's Kutch: Significance and Importance

Dec 15, 2020
Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone of several development projects in Gujarat including a desalination plant, hybrid renewable energy park and a fully automated milk processing and packaging plant. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani was present on the occasion. 

List of National Parks in India

Dec 15, 2020
India has 105 National Parks across its territory. Know about the significance, the location and the details of all the National Parks here. Also, get to know the difference between a National Park and a Wild Life Sanctuary here

What is the Paris Agreement? Five-year analysis, Climate Change and way ahead

Dec 14, 2020
It has been 5 years since the Paris Agreement and the impact of climate change was to be analysed now and implementation strategies are now under a microscope- Know the significance of Paris Agreement, its effect on Climate Change here

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