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Cropping Patterns and Cropping Systems in India

Mar 14, 2019
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.

Do You Know Why International Date Line is not straight?

Mar 14, 2019
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.

What is National Mission on Bioeconomy?

Mar 12, 2019
The concept of Bioeconomy was started by USA, Canada, and European Union (EU) and Australia to boost their economy by using bio-resources. The National Mission on Bioeconomy was launched in Shillong, Meghalaya by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. In this article, we are giving the concept and objectives of the National Mission on Bioeconomy which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

10 Ecological facts about the World's largest marine protected area

Mar 11, 2019
The world’s largest marine protected area (MPA) is situated in the region of the Antarctica's Ross Sea. It is about 1.5 times the size of the largest national park on land and covers 1.55 million square kilometres, of which 1.12 million square kilometres is fully protected. In this article, we are giving 10 ecological facts on the Antarctica's Ross Sea region which is now designated as the World's largest marine protected area.

Top 10 largest Marine Protected Area

Mar 11, 2019
According to the IUCN, there are around 5000 MPAs designated areas around the world. The world’s largest marine protected areas encompass 74% of the global marine area protected and 80% of the global reserve area. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 largest Marine Protected Area which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

What is International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme?

Mar 11, 2019
Humans are an integral part of the Earth systems. They occupied a marginal position in the geocentric world. But despite such marginalisation, this programme conceptualises the planet and its functions spoke to the plea for a human agenda to address “our common future”. In this article, we have discussed on the objective and components of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

An introduction to Karewa deposits and their economic significance

Mar 8, 2019
Karewas are lacustrine deposits. According geographers, the Karewa Formation are glacio- fluvial-lacustrine and aeolian loess of Plio-Pleistocene age. It is extremely important for agricultural and horticultural practices. In this article we have explained about Karewa formation, Karewa belts and its economic significance which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between River basin and command Area?

Mar 8, 2019
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. It arises generally from a mountain and starts its journey as a stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. In this article, we have explained the difference between River basin and command Area which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the Ecological Profile of Lakshadweep Islands?

Mar 6, 2019
The Lakshadweep is a group of 36 islands. It is India’s smallest Union Territory with an area of 32 sq. km. It is located in the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India. It is known for its exotic and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape. In this article, we are giving the Ecological Profile of Lakshadweep Island which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Ocean Currents of the World

Mar 5, 2019
Oceans are the lifeline of the Earth and humankind because it plays an important role in the Earth's climate and in global warming. Ocean Currents are made up of horizontal and vertical components of the circulation system of ocean waters that is produced by gravity, wind friction, and water density variation in different parts of the ocean. In this article, we are giving the list of ocean currents of the world which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

What is the Ecological Profile of Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

Mar 5, 2019
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is the largest archipelago system in the Bay of Bengal. It extends over an area of 8249 Sq. km comprising 572 islands of which 37 are inhabited, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea with a coastline of 1912 km (approx. 1/4th of total coastline of India). In this article, we rea giving the Ecological Profile of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Agro-Climatic Zone?

Mar 5, 2019
Green Revolution provided the much needed food security to the vast population of the Indian Nation but in spite of being one of the top producers of almost all agricultural commodities, the productivity is still very low compared to many other countries in the world. In this article, we have explained the term and the importance of the Agro-Climatic Zone which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Electromagnetic Radiation?

Mar 1, 2019
Sun is the ultimate source of energy. It is an eternal source of natural energy and has a great potential for a wide variety of applications because it is abundant and accessible. The emitted light of the sun is in the form of electromagnetic energy, but visible light is only a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this article, we are giving the concept of Electromagnetic Radiation, its characteristics and theory which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is the difference between storm surge and seiche?

Feb 28, 2019
The movements in the water body in the form of waves are caused by wind. These wind-driven waves or surface waves are formed due to the friction between the wind and surface water. These wind-driven waves or surface waves are formed due to the friction between the wind and surface water. The terms (storm surge and seiche) are naturally occurring phenomenon primarily linked to wind but the impacts are different. In this article we have explained the difference between the terms, i.e. storm surge and seiche.

What is base level and how it affects the erosion?

Feb 28, 2019
Streams and rivers are not merely systems for moving surface water to the world's oceans and seas, but in reality they are sculptors of the land. As the first gullies developed into channels, the drainage of this new land gets organized by the interplay of three principal factors: differential erosion, stream capture, and base level. In this article, we are giving the concept of base level and how it affects the erosion which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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.

Coastal Zone Management- Purpose, Objective and Challenges

Feb 14, 2019
The Coastal zones are defined by the extent of territorial waters up to the high water mark. They are long, narrow features of mainland, islands and seas, generally forming the outer boundary of the coastal domain. Find out the concept, purpose, objectives and challenges of Coastal Zone Management for general awareness.

Geographical Distribution of Paper Industry in India

Feb 13, 2019
Paper Industry in India is agro-based and it requires more land must be brought under plantations of eucalyptus and other trees apposite for the making of papers. The first paper mill in the country was set up at Serampore (Bengal) in 1812 but failed due to lack of demand for paper. In this article, we are giving the geographical distribution of Paper Industry in India and the major centres name which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Western Disturbance and its impact on the Indian subcontinent?

Feb 11, 2019
Air is an extremely compressible gas, and as a result, atmospheric pressure varies considerable with height. Western Disturbance is an extratropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the north-western parts of the Indian sub-continent. In this article we have discussed, the concept of western disturbance, from where it is originates and how it impact on the Indian sub-continent.

What is the Solar Nebula Theory?

Feb 11, 2019
The Solar System was formed around 4.6 Ga (for Giga annum or billions of years) when the interstellar material in a spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy condensed and collapsed. Under the influence of gravity this material flattened into a counter clockwise rotating disk. There are not numbers of theories which explain the formation of the Solar System and the Solar Nebula Theory is one of them. In this article, we have discussed the stages of the formation of Solar System according to the solar nebula Theory.

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