Addressing recent Indian floods

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What is the issue? In India both drought and monsoon are prevailing at the same time. More rain in fewer days causes heavy floods, effective flood management is needed. What are the recent incid…

August 28, 2017 0 878

Deficit rainfall in Karnataka

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What is the issue? Deficit rainfall in the Cauvery catchment areas is likely to cause drought in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. What is the status quo of water deficiency in Karnataka? The areas encom…

August 06, 2017 0 820

Problems of Urbanisation

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What is urbanisation? Urban area is where most of people work in secondary or tertiary (service) sectors. Urban areas include statutory towns, census towns and outgrowths. Census towns are area …

August 03, 2017 0 1513

Quake Prone Indian Cities

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What is the issue? According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), 29 Indian cities and towns, including Delhi and capitals of nine states, fall under "severe" to "very severe&q…

July 31, 2017 0 874

Unprecedented rains in Mount Abu

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Why in news? Mount Abu reportedly received the heaviest rainfall in over 300 years on a single day. What is the current situation? These rains can be attributed to the persistence of a Low-Pressu…

July 30, 2017 0 771

Floods in Assam

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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 1608

Cauvery Delta Region Shrinks

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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 1464

What caused the Chennai Floods?

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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 1327

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 1541

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 0 729