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GK Questions and Answers on Climatology and Climate Change

Climatology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences concerned with both the description of climate and the analysis of the causes of climatic differences, changes and their practical consequences. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on Climatology and Climate Change for concretising the reading of GK.

History

Telangana Formation Day

Telangana is the 29th and the youngest state in India. It has a glorious history of at least two thousand five hundred years or more. Let us read more when Telangana state was formed, how it was formed and how Telangana formation day is celebrated.

Geography

What is Cyclone Vayu

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.

Science

Encephalitis Chamki Fever Key points to know

As we know that several children in Bihar died due to Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or Chamki fever.  This disease basically attacks the part of the brain. Let us find more about encephalitis and important facts related to Chamki fever.

The Polity

New IB chief Arvind Kumar

Senior IPS officer Arvind Kumar is the new chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). He replaced Rajiv Jain. The appointment of the Arvind Kumar is confirmed by the PM Nrendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. The tenure of the New IB chief will be for 2 years from the 30th June 2019.

Economy

List of Governors of Reserve Bank of India

The first Governor of the Reserve Bank of India was British banker Osborn Smith, while C.D. Deshmukh was the first Indian Governor of Reserve Bank of India. At present, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India is Shashikant Das, who took charge on 12 Dec. 2018.

Enviornment & Ecology

benefits from biodiversity

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries products, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services depend upon the conservation of biological diversity. Food production relies on biodiversity for a variety of food plants, pollination, pest control, nutrient provision, genetic diversity, and disease prevention and control. Both medicinal plants and manufactured pharmaceuticals rely on biodiversity.

GK Facts

Article 15

The Article 15 states that the state shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of caste, religion, sex, race and place of birth. The use of world "only" means that discrimination on other grounds is not prohibited.

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