Floods in Assam

Daily News GS I Geography

What is the issue? In Assam, floods have claimed more than 50 lives, nearly 18 lakh have been affected by it and most of the Kaziranga National Park was submerged. How vulnerable is Assam? Accord…

July 17, 2017 0 1091

Cauvery Delta Region Shrinks

Daily News GS I Mains

Why in news? Recent study concluded that the Cauvery delta region has shrunk and the cultivable lands are increasingly deteriorating into waste lands. What was the grim picture presented? The res…

July 16, 2017 0 1148

What caused the Chennai Floods?

Daily News Geography Optional GS I Prelims and Mains

What do the reseachers say? Researchers have found that the extreme El Nino conditions and the warming trend in the Bay of Bengal have contributed equally to the unprecedented heavy rainfall in Chenn…

July 06, 2017 0 999

Role of Aerosols in Indian Monsoon

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Why in news? Researchers from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, think that aerosols may be weakening the rainy season. What is an Aerosol? Aerosols are minute particles suspended in…

July 03, 2017 0 1166

Coal fields in Jharia

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Why in news? Continuous underground fires in the coalfields of Jharia, Jharkhand, have led to steps being planned to move train operations out and rehabilitate residents. What has been the problem i…

June 02, 2017 0 477

Importance of U.S. in Paris Agreement

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What is the importance of NDCs? For about 3/4th of the 165 listed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), implementation of pledges is conditional upon assistance on the finance and technology …

May 23, 2017 0 571

Rising Indian Ocean

Daily News Geography Optional GS I Prelims and Mains

How is global warming affecting oceans? There are two broad mechanisms at work. Heat trapped in the atmosphere due to rising sea levels makes water expand. Melting ice sheets begin to add wa…

May 16, 2017 0 567