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Which States of India share boundaries with Nepal?

1 day ago
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.

List of India’s neighbouring countries

Jun 9, 2020
India is located latitudinally in the Northern Hemisphere and longitudinally in the Eastern Hemisphere. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are the 9 key neighbours of India.

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?

Indian Geography: Complete Study Material

Mar 31, 2020
Here, we have compiled a Comprehensive Study material on Indian Geography with these major sections like General Geography & Physical Features, Climate, Soil & Vegetation, Drainage System, Economic Geography, Human Geography.    

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.

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.

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.

What is Cyclone Vayu and how it is formed?

Jun 12, 2019
As we know that cyclone Vayu will soon hit Gujarat at a gust speed of 135kmph. According to the Indian Meteorological Department the thunderstorm and lightning will accompanied with the gusty wind in the coastal region of Gujarat. It may cause landfall over the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat as a severe cyclonic storm. Do you know what is tropical cyclone Vayu, how it is formed. Let us find out.

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.

How National Highways are named in India

Apr 9, 2019
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI; was set up in 1988) is responsible for development, maintenance and management of Highways in India.  India has the second largest road network across the world. The total length of Natioanl Highways in increased from about 91,287 km in 2014 to about 142,126 km in 2019.

Meaning and Impact of the Green Revolution in India

Mar 30, 2019
The Green Revolution is referred to as the process of increasing agricultural production by incorporating modern tools and techniques. In the second half of Second Five year plan, Ford Foundation sponsored a team of experts invited by the Government of India to propose ways to boost agricultural production & efficiency. As per recommendations of the expert team, government of India introduced a rigorous development programme in 7 districts selected from seven States in the year 1960. This programme was termed as IADP (Intensive Area Development Programme).

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.

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 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.

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.

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