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 0 697

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 1102

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 0 786

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 0 690

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 1440

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 1361

Amarnath Yatra

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Why in news? Terrorist recently attacked pilgrims on Amarnath Yatra. What is the significance of Amaranth yatra? The Amaranth cave deep is in the Himalayas in south Kashmir. The cave is 3,888 m…

July 14, 2017 0 1105

World population day

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Why in news? July 11 has been designated by the United Nations as World Population Day. This year the theme is access to family planning. What is population dynamics? Population dynamics is …

July 11, 2017 0 1106

Demographic Divergence

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What is the issue? There is a predominantly youthful population in northern States and a maturing population in southern and western States. This has induced series of migrations which might incre…

July 11, 2017 0 995

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 1161