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Industrial Regions in India

Nov 28, 2018
Industrial regions emerge when a number of industries locate close to each other and share the benefits of their closeness. They tend to concentrate on certain locations because of the favourable locational factors. India has several industrial regions like Mumbai- Pune cluster, Bangalore-Tamil Nadu region, Hugli region, Ahmedabad-Baroda region, Chottanagpur industrial belt, Vishakhapatnam-Guntur belt, Gurgaon-Delhi-Meerut region and the Kollam Thiruvanathapuram industrial cluster.

List of Biosphere Reserves in India

Nov 22, 2018
The International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of UNESCO introduced the designation of ‘Biosphere reserve’ for natural areas in November, 1971. The National Biosphere Reserve Programme in India was initiated in 1986 to serve as wider base for conservation of entire range of living resources and their ecological foundations in addition to already established protected area network system. In this article, we are giving the list of Biosphere Reserves in India which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What if India has two Time Zones

Oct 12, 2018
In a world of global travel, it is not convenient for every single place on Earth to keep its own unique theme. Thus, to make keeping track of time easier, Standard Time Zones were established: the time is always the same throughout each time zone. In this article, we have discussed-how India get benefited from the two time zones.

The Thermal Theory of Monsoon

Oct 3, 2018
The thermal theory was propounded by the British scholars. Dudley Stamp and Baker have played an important role in it. According to this theory, temperature is the main reason of the origin of monsoons. In summer, the sun rays fall perpendicularly in the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern trade winds which generally blow between 300 and 50 South latitudes, cross the Equator because of the Northern move of the thermal equatorial line.

The Jet Stream Theory

Oct 1, 2018
The Jet theory was propounded by Yest. The Jet stream is very fast blowing air current system in the upper atmosphere (9 to 18 km). Its speed is maximum (340 km/h) in the middle part. During winter season the upper air westerly jet streams are positioned in Asia. During summer season as sun falls vertically over the Tropic of Cancer the polar surface high pressure is weakened and upper air circum polar whirl shift northward.

The Equatorial Westerly Theory

Oct 1, 2018
The Equatorial Westerly Theory has been propounded by Flohn. He thinks of the thermal low of northern India and the accompanying monsoon as simply an unusually great northward displacement of the Northern Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (NITCZ). The seasonal shift of the ITCZ has given the concept of Northern Inter- Tropical Convergence Zone (NITCZ) in summer (July) and Southern Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (SITCZ) in winter (Jan.). The fact that the NITCZ is drawn to about 30° latitude may be associated with the unusually high temperature over north India

What is the origin of holy river Ganga?

Sep 14, 2018
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.

Top 10 Worst Earthquakes in India

Sep 11, 2018
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.

Flood Prone Zones in India: Mitigation and Control Measures Warning

Aug 31, 2018
Flood is a state of high water level along a river channel or on coast that leads to inundation of land which is normally submerged. River floodplains and coastal areas are the most hypersensitised to flooding; however, it is possible for flooding to occur in areas with unusually long periods of heavy rainfall. In this article, we are giving a brief summary on the Flood Prone Zones in India: Mitigation and Control Measures Warning 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

Aug 27, 2018
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.

List of Famous Beaches in India

Aug 27, 2018
India has a coastline of 7516.6 km (Mainland: 5422.6 km; Island Territories: 2094 km). The Konkan/Malabar Coast of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa are located on Western Ghats. While on the eastern side, a wider area stretches between Bay of Bengal and Eastern Ghat, called as the Coromandel Coast. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Beaches in India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Major lakes in Uttar Pradesh

Aug 20, 2018
Uttar Pradesh is blessed by nature. This state comprises of the Ganga-Yamuna Doab, the Ghaghra plains, the Ganga plains and the Terai. Many natural lakes, usually the oxbows, occur on the floodplains of rivers in the Ganga system. In this article, we are giving the list of Major lakes in Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of major canals and dams in Uttar Pradesh

Aug 16, 2018
About 90 percent of the total area of the state is drain by the Ganga and its tributaries rivers. Therefore, Uttar Pradesh has a prominent place in terms of distribution and expansion of canals. About 30 percent of the total irrigated land is irrigated by canals. In this article, we are giving the list of major canals and dams in Uttar Pradesh, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Important Facts about Indian Forest

Aug 3, 2018
India is one of the ten most forest-rich countries of the world along with Russia, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Indonesia and Sudan. In this article, we are giving the important Facts about Indian Forest, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of longest bridges above water in India

Jun 28, 2018
A Bridge is considered as the critical component of a nation's infrastructure. It increases the cash flow when they join two places that complement each other economically. In this article, we are giving the list of longest bridges above water in India along with their location, length (meter), and name of water bodies on which they are constructed.

List of Famous Railway Tunnels in India

Jun 27, 2018
The railway tunnels serves as the most economical mode of transport among the prevailing travel modes in India. They are more economical than open cuts beyond certain depths. It avoids disturbing or interference with surface life and traffic. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Railway Tunnels in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the geographical differences between Eastern Coast and Western Coast of India

Jun 7, 2018
The straight and regular coastline of India is the result of faulting of the Gondwanaland during the Cretaceous period. The origin of Western and Eastern Coasts of India may be attributed to faulting and subsidence of the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal blocks towards the end of the Ecocene period. In this article, we are given the geographical differences between Eastern Coast and Western Coast of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Mountain passes in Peninsular India

Jun 7, 2018
The Peninsula is a large mass of land projecting into a body of water. The Indian Peninsular Plateau is a part of the ancient Gondwanaland and is in triangular shape. In this article, we are giving list of Mountain passes in Peninsular India which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

A brief account on the Cottage Industries in India

Jun 1, 2018
The Cottage Industry is a form of unorganised industry in which people are engaged in craftsmanship works such as handicraft, pottery, knitting, handloom, etc. In this article, we are given a brief account on the Cottage Industries in India which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

How does Demographic Dividend impact on the India’s economic growth?

May 10, 2018
In the contemporary world, 'Demographic Dividend' has become a hot topic for the policy makers, economist and experts from the various sectors around the world. In this article, we are giving the concepts of demographic dividend as well economic growth, relationship between demographic dividend and economic growth, and how does Demographic Dividend impact on the India’s economic growth. It will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

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