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

3 days ago
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!

List of Tiger Reserves in India

Jul 29, 2020
The Ministry of Environment released its fourth detailed report on National Tiger Estimation, with India having 70% of the world's Tiger population. The report was released ahead of the International Tiger Day which is celebrated on July 29 every year. 

List of India’s neighbouring countries

Jul 22, 2020
The key 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. 

Where is Lonar lake and how was it formed?

Jul 22, 2020
Lonar Lake is located in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra. This lake is a notified National Geographical Heritage monument in India. Lonar Lake is 500 km from Mumbai in Buldhana district. Recently this lake was in the news because its water turned pink due to a reason. Let us discuss Lonar lake in this article and the reasons for change in the colour of its water. 

Chambal Expressway: Importance, Benefits and Key Facts

Jul 9, 2020
Chambal Expressway could be a game-changer for the poor and tribals living in far-flung areas of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. Let us have a look in detail about Chambal expressway, its importance, benefits, cost of the project, etc.

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.

Who is demanding separate Bhil state in India?

Jun 17, 2020
The Bhil tribe has been living in India since a very old time. Presently, this tribal community with a population of 1.7 crore is demanding a separate Bhil region. Let us know in this article that people of which place are demanding this separate Bhil Pradesh?

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.  

How are Cyclones named in the World?

May 19, 2020
Cyclone Amphan 2020: This cyclone is likely to hit the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh by 20 May, 2020. If the speed of a cyclone is more than 34 nautical miles per hour then it becomes necessary to give it a special name. Read this article to know how the Cyclones are named?

Cyclone- Formation, Types and Cyclone prone Areas in India

May 18, 2020
Do you know what is a cyclone, how is it formed, types of cyclones and in India what are the cyclone-prone areas? Let us have a look!  

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

May 18, 2020
Cyclone Amphan will likely to hit over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengal and intensified into a super cyclone. It will be expected to hit coastal Odisha by Monday (18 May, 2020) and then the coast of West Bengal on the following day according to IMD. Let us study the difference between Tropical Cyclone and Extra-tropical Cyclone.  

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!

What is Coal Mining and how is it done?

May 4, 2020
Coal Miners are the people who have worked for centuries and their importance rose during the industrial revolution when coal was burnt on a large scale and used as a fuel in locomotive engines and heat buildings. Let us study about coal mining and how is it done.

What is the origin of holy river Ganga?

Mar 20, 2020
For thousands of years Ganga has been pivotal in the economic, social and religious life of the people. It is considered as a Goddess and mother in Hindu tradition. Some people believe that the water of Ganges can cure ailments. But do you know from where the sacred River Ganga originates? Let us find out through this article.    

Interlinking Rivers in India: Advantages and Disadvantages

Mar 14, 2020
The purpose of interlinking the rivers is to join the Indian rivers through reservoirs and canals. This will solve the problems of flood and will provide water throughout the year. Farmers will also get benefit as they will not be dependent on monsoon for water etc. This article is based on the river linking project, in which its history and the benefits of this project are covered.

Do you know the reason behind the fish rain?

Mar 13, 2020
There are several mysteries in the world that are difficult to believe. One of such is the fish rain. How does it happen? Is it possible? Due to which process the fish suddenly falls from the sky that too with rain? Let us study through this article.

Top 10 Longest Rivers in India

Feb 18, 2020
Indus River is the largest river in India. Its length is approximate; 2900KM. It Originates in the northern slopes of the Kailash range in Tibet near Lake Manasarovar. India is a land of rivers and the Indian River system is classified into two part-Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers.  

Schedule Tribes in India

Oct 9, 2019
 As per 1951 census, 5.6% of the total population of the country was tribal. According to Census-2011, the number of scheduled tribes in India is 10, 42, 81,034. It is 8.6% of the total population of India. A total of 9, 38, 19,162 people belonging to scheduled tribes reside in rural areas whereas 1, 04, 61,872 people in urban areas.  The scheduled tribes are 11.3% of the total population of rural areas and 2.8% of urban areas. There are about 550 tribes in India.

Water Management

Sep 7, 2019
Water management is referred to the planning, developing, distributing and optimum use of water resources under defined water polices and regulations.  The water cycle, through evaporation and precipitation, maintains hydrological systems which form rivers and lakes and support in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. Wetlands are intermediate forms between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and contain species of plants and animals that are highly moisture dependent.

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