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List of India’s neighbouring countries

Apr 16, 2021
The neighbouring countries of India are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. India is located latitudinally in the Northern Hemisphere and longitudinally in the Eastern Hemisphere. 

World's fastest sinking city -Jakarta: Know why is Indonesia's capital sinking and how to mitigate urban floods here

Feb 26, 2021
Know here why Jakarta is called the fastest sinking city in the world? Explained below in the article are the reasons behind the sinking of Indonesia's capital and the ways to mitigate urban floods

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.

What is giant Antarctic Iceberg A68a?

Dec 30, 2020
A68a is a giant iceberg that calved from the Antarctic in 2017 and has been floating off the coast of South Georgia island. Let us read more about giant Antarctic iceberg A68a.

Top 10 Highest Peaks of India

Dec 17, 2020
India is blessed not just with cultural diversity but also with diverse physical features like dry desert, evergreen forest, snowy mountains, long coast, and fertile plain. In this article, we have given details of the top 10 highest peaks of India. 

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

Dec 10, 2020
Bihar is a landlocked state in the eastern part of India. The Bihar plain is divided into two unequal halves by the river Ganga which flows through the middle from west to east. In this article, we have provided the geographical structure of India. 

Important Passes in India

Nov 18, 2020
A mountain pass is a navigable route through a mountain range or over a ridge. Passes have played a key role in trade, war, and both human and animal migration throughout history. Let us have a look at some important passes in India. 

Geography Study Material: Summary of the Indian Physiography

Oct 27, 2020
India has a unique culture and is one of the oldest and greatest civilizations in the world. In this article, we have provided a summary of the Physiography of India as a quick revision capsule which can be helpful in the preparation of various competitive examinations.

Indian Geography Study Material for Competitive Exams

Oct 26, 2020
Here, we have compiled a Comprehensive Study material on Indian Geography including major sections like Physical Features, Climate, Soil & Vegetation, Drainage System, Economic Geography, Human Geography among others.     

What are the basic concepts of Geography?

Sep 8, 2020
Geography may be studied by way of several interrelated approaches, i.e., systematically, regionally, descriptively, and analytically. In this article, we have discussed the basic concepts of Geography. 

Tabletop Airports: What is it and how many tabletop runways are in India?

Aug 11, 2020
Recently an Air India Express Plane crashed at the Kozhikode airport in Kerala after overshooting the runway. Do you know about tabletop airports, why such runways are dangerous for landing an aircraft, etc? Let us find out!

Which States of India share boundaries with Nepal?

Jul 7, 2020
India shares borders with China, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar), Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. It is the seventh-largest country in the world by area. In this article, we will see in detail about the states of India that share boundaries with Nepal.

What is Cyclone Amphan and how it got its name: All you need to know

May 21, 2020
Cyclone Amphan is very likely to continue to move North-Northeastwards and weaken further into a deep depression during the next 3 hours and into a depression during the subsequent 6 hours, according to IMD.  

What is a Tropical Cyclone, how is it formed and its effects?

May 19, 2020
As we know that Cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe cyclonic storm has now turned into a super cyclonic storm. The storm over West-central Bay of Bengal has moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 15 kmph during past 06 hours. IMD issued a warning and all fishing activity is suspended in Bengal and Odisha till 20 May. Do you know what is a Tropical cyclone, how is it formed and its effects.  

Earthquake: Causes, Effects and Magnitude measurement

May 17, 2020
As we know that Earthquake shakes in Delhi has been felt more than three times in one month recently. No doubt one of the worst natural disasters is an Earthquake. How they occur repeatedly? What are the after-effects of an earthquake? What causes an earthquake? How are earthquakes recorded? Let us find out!

Indus Water Treaty (IWT): Water-Sharing Agreement

Feb 22, 2019
The Indus Water Treaty is the treaty between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan for the optimum utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers. It was signed under the arbitration of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (now World Bank) in Karachi (Pakistan) on September 19, 1960.

Why do the Western Ghats receive more rain than the Eastern Ghats?

Feb 5, 2018
Topography and wind play an important role in the distribution of precipitation. The Ghats, which mean Western and Eastern Ghats, are two mountain ranges forming the eastern and western edges, respectively, of the Deccan plateau of peninsular India. Here, a brief explanation on why do the Western Ghats receive more rain than the Eastern Ghats, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Inside our Earth

Dec 7, 2017
The earth is a dynamic planet because it is constantly undergoing changes inside and outside. The earth is made up of several concentric layers with one inside another. There are three types of layer- crust, mantle and core. The crust is the uppermost layer over the earth’s surface which is about 35 km on the continental masses and only 5 km on the ocean floors. The mantle has been just beneath the crust, which is extended up to a depth of 2900 km. below the crust.The innermost layer is the core, with a radius of about 3500 km.

Our Changing view of the Universe

Dec 7, 2017
The Greek astronomers thought that the earth was at the centre of the universe and the moon, the planets, the sun and stars were orbiting around it. In the 6th century, it was Aryabhatta who stated that the rotation of the heavenly bodies is due to the rotation of the earth around its axis. In the 15th century, Nicholas Copernicus opined that the sun was at the centre of the solar system and planets revolve around it. In the 16th century, Johannes Kepler discovered the laws of planetary orbits.

Coastal Erosion in India

Nov 23, 2017
The Coastal Erosion is the process of wearing away of the land by the sea due to corrosion, abrasion, hydraulic action, attrition and corrosion/solution. India's has long peninsular region and due to developmental activities are often carried out without properly understanding the coastal dynamics, leading to long-term damage, particularly to local communities. Find out the concept of Coastal erosion, findings of Ministry of Earth Sciences, and reasons for coastal erosion and measure to deal with coastal erosion for the preparation competitive examination.

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