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Do You Know Why International Date Line is not straight?

Feb 22, 2018
International Date Line marks the place where each day officially begins. At the international date line, the west side of the line has been always one day ahead of the East side, no matter what time of day it is when the line crossed.

Do you know the difference between Peninsular River regime and the Himalayan River regime

Feb 13, 2018
The climatic condition of any place or region controlled the flow of the river system. The River Regime is the pattern of the seasonal flow of water in any river. Here, we are giving brief note which will be helpful for understanding the differences between Peninsular River regime and the Himalayan River regime.

Traditional Agriculture and its impact on the environment

Feb 8, 2018
Human has sacrificed their natural resources for economic development from the dawn of Human civilisation to the modern world. In the evolutionary period of agriculture, people used the practice of slash and burn cultivation or shifting cultivation, which is still prevalent in the tribal region of northeast India. Here, we are giving a brief note on traditional agriculture and its impact on the environment, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

How does the Tibet Plateau influence the monsoon system of the Indian Subcontinent?

Feb 8, 2018
The monsoon system of the Indian subcontinent has appeared as truly massive interruptions and reversal of the normal global atmospheric circulation, which make it different from the rest of the world. Here, we are giving a brief note on ‘How does the Tibet Plateau influence the monsoon system of the Indian Subcontinent’, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

What makes Earth suitable for life?

Feb 8, 2018
When we heard the term Earth, the first things came up in our mind that a terrestrial planet where all forms of life: from basic living micro-organisms to highly sophisticated and intelligent human beings exists. In this write-up, we discussed the factors that are responsible for the existing life on the Earth.

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.

Basic concepts related to the Atmospheric Circulation and Weather System

Feb 5, 2018
The air circulation, climate and weather system depend on the distribution of temperature over the surface of the earth. Here, we are giving the definition of the basic concepts related to the Atmospheric Circulation and Weather System, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

Feb 2, 2018
A Mountain Range is a sequential chain or series of mountains or hills with similarity in form, structure and alignment that have arisen from the same cause, usually an orogeny. Here, we are giving the list of Major Mountain Ranges of the World and their highest peak, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the difference between Tropical Cyclone and Extra-tropical Cyclone

Feb 2, 2018
The Cyclone is a weather phenomenon that consists of large scale air mass which rotates around a strong centre of low atmospheric pressure. The low atmospheric pressure region is the home of the cyclone. Hence, it can be tropical cyclones or extra tropical cyclone. Here, we are giving the concept of Tropical Cyclone and Extra-tropical Cyclone as the difference between Tropical Cyclone and Extra-tropical Cyclone, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Top 10 largest Archipelagos in the World

Feb 1, 2018
The Archipelago is a group of many islands in a large body of water. It is basically oceanic islands which are a chain, cluster or collection of scattered islands. Here, we are giving top ten Largest Archipelagos which are very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India

Jan 31, 2018
The choice of crop cultivation of farmer is guided by the factors like Physical, Social and Economic. Sometimes they cultivate a number of crops at their farms and rotate a particular crop combination over a period. Here, we are giving a brief note on the Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India, which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

What are the factors responsible for the formation of Soil?

Jan 30, 2018
The soil is one of the important components of the sustainability of an ecosystem because it is the vitally important natural medium for the growth of vegetation. Here, we are giving brief note on the major factors which are responsible for the formation of the Soil which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

A Complete list of Terms related to the Drainage System

Jan 30, 2018
The Drainage System or the River system that flows through the certain pattern formed by the streams, rivers, and lakes in a particular drainage basin. Here, we are giving the list of Terms related to the Drainage System, which will help the aspirants of different competitive examination in the understanding of the terms which are used to study drainage system as well as the drainage pattern.

Drainage pattern

Jan 29, 2018
A Drainage pattern can be defined in the shadow of topographical features from which a stream gets runoff, through flow, and groundwater flow which can be divided by topographic barriers called a watershed. A watershed can be defined as all of the stream tributaries that flow to some location along the stream channel.

Ocean Acidification: Causes and its effects on Marine Ecosystem

Jan 8, 2018
The Earth is a watery planet because about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Our ocean acts like carbon sink that absorb about a quarter of carbon dioxide that human produces that causes changes in ocean basic chemistry. Here, we are giving brief note on the Ocean Acidification, Causes and its effects on Marine Ecosystem for general awareness.

Do you know the meaning of Oxygen Minimum Zone and Dead Zone

Jan 2, 2018
Oxygen is a central element of life on the Earth because it helps in aerobic respiration which converts sugar (glucose) C6H12O6 using oxygen, O2 into carbon dioxide, CO2 and water H2O this reaction gives the energy needed for cells to operate. Here, we are giving the meaning of the Oxygen Minimum Zone and Dead Zone, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

Jan 2, 2018
People often use the term United Kingdom, Great Britain and England for the same place, but these three terms have different meanings. First term represents political, second one is for geographic and the last one is for nationality. Here, we are giving some important facts that differentiate the terms United Kingdom, Great Britain and England, and enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

What are Landslides and its remedial steps?

Dec 27, 2017
We often heard about the incident of landslides, but do you know what causes landslides and how it can be prevented. Here, we are giving the definition, types, cause and remedial steps for landslides which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

How Organic Farming helps in Carbon Sequestration?

Dec 22, 2017
The organic farming is a unique combination of environmentally sound practices with low external inputs. It compliments the Carbon Sequestration because its focus on sustainability without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, etc. Here, we are giving the concept of organic farming, carbon sequestration and How Organic Farming helps in Carbon Sequestration.

Do you know the reason of daily variation of temperature

Dec 20, 2017
Temperature is a physical quantity expressing the subjective perceptions of hot and cold. The connection and interactions between the sun and the Earth drive the seasons, ocean currents, weather, climate, radiation belts and aurorae. Find the concept of weather, climate, climate variability and why there are variations in daily temperature.

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