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How Arctic warming impacts the global economy?

Apr 26, 2019
Recently, Nature Communication published an article to address the alarming situation of global warming, Arctic warming and its potential economic impact. This article also suggests that if the Paris agreement will not set out with commitment then the entire world will cost 5 percent increment of Arctic Warming. In this article, we have discussed the impact of Arctic warming on the global economy.

What is a Solar Flare?

Apr 25, 2019
The Solar Flare was first recorded on the 1 September, 1859 by two scientists- Richard Hodgson and Richard Carrington. It can be defined as sudden, rapid, and intense variation in brightness on the surface of the Sun. In this article, we have discussed about the Solar Flare, how Solar Flare formed, classification of Solar Flare, occurrence of Solar, effects of Solar Flare  and how can Solar Flare can be seen.

Why are Ice Stupas being built?

Apr 25, 2019
Stupas are mound like or dome-shaped or hemispherical structure erected as Buddhist shrine. Similarly, stupa made up of ice and erected like dome is known as Ice Stupa. How Ice Stupa’s are built, what is the significance of Ice Stupa etc. Let us study through this article.

What is Geoinformatics?

Apr 24, 2019
Geoinformatics is one of the powerful technologies to support basic scientific inquiry as well as address the complex social and environmental challenges through data analysis. It collects and organise the data and then analyse it through computation and geo-visualization. In this article, we are giving the concept, branches and scope of geoinformatics which will enhance the knowledge of the reader.

What is National Water Grid?

Apr 24, 2019
The National Water Grid is a large scale engineering proposal for the management of water resources in India by the interlinking of the Indian rivers through networks of reservoir and canals. In this article, we have discussed about the advantages and disadvantages of the national Water Grid as well as the National River Linking Project Plan which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Top 10 Worst Earthquakes in India

Apr 24, 2019
An Earthquake is basically the vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy. This energy radiates in all directions from the source, focus, in the form of waves. India is divided into five earthquake Zones (Seismic Zones) based on the intensities of earthquakes recorded on the Modified Mercalli Scale. In this article, we are giving list top 10 Worst Earthquakes in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is a Waterspout?

Apr 24, 2019
A waterspout is a natural phenomenon which generally occurs in the tropic and subtropics region. The formation of waterspout requires extremely intense level of humidity and warm temperature. In this article, we are giving the concept, formation and types of waterspout which is very useful for the competitive examinations.

Top 10 Longest Fish Species in the World

Apr 23, 2019
Fish is a cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills. This specie is used for the study of the flexible behaviour of the vertebrates. There are approximately 34,000 species of vertebrate animals in the world. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 longest Fish Species in the World along with their scientific names and length.

List of Botanical Gardens in India

Apr 23, 2019
The Botanical Gardens are dedicated place for the conservation and exhibition of different varieties of plants and trees. They sometimes also associated with the zoos. In this article, we are giving the list of the Botanical Gardens in India along with their location which will strengthen the knowledge of reader who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

What is a Tidal Bore?

Apr 23, 2019
A tidal bore is a large wave or bore caused by the constriction of the spring tide as it enters a long, narrow, shallow inlet. These waves are resultant of the forces and turbulence in the whelps which causes rumble roar. In this article, we have explained the term Tidal Bore, effects and regional distribution of tidal bore which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the Neritic Zone of the Ocean?

Apr 19, 2019
The Oceanographers divided the ocean into different layers or zone to study the ocean. The Neritic Zone is one the layer or zone. In this article, we are giving a short note on the concept, types, location, physical characteristics and habitat of neritic zone which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is a Rogue Wave?

Apr 17, 2019
The Rogue Waves are popularly known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves because it appears as a wall like structure. In this article, we have explained the concept of rogue waves, theories related to the formation of the rogue waves and name of the regions prone to rogue waves which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

How is an Oasis formed?

Apr 17, 2019
An oasis is a unique geographical formation gives showers of relief to the deserts and arid regions. It is a fertile tract in a desert where the water table approaches the surface. In this article, we have discussed about the formation and benefits of the oasis, and given name of famous Oasis in the world along with their location which strengthen the knowledge of aspirants who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, and Railways.

What is Sneaker Wave?

Apr 16, 2019
Sea or Ocean Waves are one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring natural phenomena but in a moderate height. In this article, we have given the definition of Sneaker waves, how sneaker waves occurs, region where sneaker waves impact and how sneaker waves are different from the Tsunami which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Geode?

Apr 15, 2019
Rocks are grain of minerals which are homogeneous solids formed from a chemical precipitation. Geode rock is a type of sedimentary and volcanic rock that is hollow, vaguely circular rock, in which masses of mineral matter (which may include crystals) are sequestered. In this article, we are given the concept, formation and structure of Geodes which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What Time Zones are used at the North Pole and South Pole?

Apr 12, 2019
The geographic poles of the Earth, i.e., North Pole and South are located where the line of longitude (Meridian) converges. Both the poles are located at the point where the Earth's surface and its axis intersect. In this article, we have discussed about ‘What Time Zones are used at the North Pole and South Pole?’ which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Black Hole?

Apr 11, 2019
Black holes are one of the most interesting objects in the Universe. The idea of such a massive empty space from which nothing can escape was given by the English clergyman John Michell in November 1784. In this article, we have discussed about the dark matter in space and the formation types and theories of the black holes as well as recent findings of the Event Horizon Telescope which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Bioremediation?

Apr 11, 2019
Bioremediation is the process to detoxify the pollution from the environment. It is a mechanism to reduce adverse effects of waste on health, the environment or aesthetics. In this article, we have discussed on the concept of Bioremediation and its typology which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Comparison between the Geographic Poles and Magnetic Poles of the Earth

Apr 10, 2019
The rotation of the sphere like structures such as a planet, dwarf planet, a natural satellite etc. determines the geographic poles. The Magnetic poles are either two points where the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field are vertical. Here, we are giving a brief note on the comparison between the Geographic Poles and Magnetic Poles of the Earth, which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

What is Chernozem?

Apr 5, 2019
Soil is the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles. Chernozem is the most fertile black on the Earth. In this article, we have discussed about the formation, characteristics and belts of chernozem in the world which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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