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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.  

List of India’s neighbouring countries

Feb 11, 2020
The neighbouring countries of India include China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar etc. India is located latitudinally in the Northern Hemisphere and longitudinally in the Eastern Hemisphere. All the aspirants of different competitive exams should know the neighbours of India.

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.

Which States of India share boundaries with Nepal?

Aug 21, 2019
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.

5 Best Books on Wildlife

Aug 21, 2019
Wildlife is animals live in the natural habitat without the interference of humans. It focuses on the animals that live in the wild. There are various books on wildlife. Some popular books on wildlife are mentioned in the article. Let us have a Look!

History and date of formation of Indian states since 1947

Aug 6, 2019
After the bifurcation of the J&K into two separate Union Territories; the number of states in India changed to 28 states while the number of Union Territories became 9 which were 7 earlier the bifurcation. In this article we have explained the evolution of the all the Indian states on year by year basis.

Which Indian states share boundaries with China?

Jul 19, 2019
As we know that India share boundaries with 7 countries that is there are 7 neighbouring countries of India. From east to west countries are Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, China, Afghanistan (only official claim, not on actual grounds) and Pakistan. Out of these 7 countries let us study about those Indian states that share boundaries with China.

Which States of India share boundaries with Pakistan?

Jul 10, 2019
As we know that before partition in 1947, India and Pakistan were one nation but after the partition India was divided in to two countries namely Dominion of Pakistan and Union of India. Let us find out Indian states which share borders with Pakistan.

Which States of India share boundaries with Bangladesh?

Jul 8, 2019
India has 15,106.7 km of land border and a coastline of 7,516.6 Km including island territories. In total, India shares land borders with 6 sovereign countries and Bangladesh is one of those. Let us find out Indian states which share borders with Bangladesh.

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