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  • Prevalence of Hydro-Meteorological Calamities

    Why in News Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that nearly 6,800 people lost their lives in the country (West Bengal tops the list)...

    20 Aug 2021 Geography

  • India Needs an Updated Flood Map

    Why in News Recent occurrences of heavy rainfall leading to flooding across India have shown that flood-prone areas in the country go beyond those...

    14 Aug 2021 Geography

  • Retreat of Glaciers in Ladakh

    Why in News According to a recent study by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), the Pensilungpa Glacier located in Ladakh’s...

    14 Aug 2021 Geography

  • Changing Landscape of Alps: Europe

    Why in News A recent study by the ETH technical university in Zurich, Switzerland shows that climate change has dramatically altered the Swiss Alp...

    20 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Heat Waves and Heat Dome

    Why in News The Pacific North-west, known for its moderate climate, is experiencing a “historic” heat wave. The heat wave is being...

    20 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Moon’s Wobble Effect

    Why in News Recently, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has highlighted Moon’s Wobble as a potential problem in the...

    19 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Landslide and Flash Floods

    Why in News Recently, heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides in many parts of Himachal Pradesh. Key Points Landslide: About: A...

    16 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Incidents of Lightning

    Why in News Recently, thirty people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in various parts of the country. Lightning is the biggest...

    13 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Heat Dome

    Why in News Recently, the Pacific Northwest and some parts of Canada recorded temperatures around 47 degrees, causing a "historic" heat...

    02 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Changing Monsoon & Agriculture

    This article is based on “Make a drop count: Southwest monsoon patterns are changing” which was published in The Times of India on...

    01 Jul 2021 Geography

  • Baihetan Dam: World’s Second Biggest Hydropower Dam

    Why in News Recently, China has put into operation the Baihetan Dam, world’s Second Biggest Hydropower Dam. The Three Gorges Dam is the...

    29 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Summer Solstice: 21st June

    Why in News 21st June is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, technically this day is referred to as Summer solstice. In Delhi, the day...

    21 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Rising Sea Levels

    Why in News Recently, a study has projected that sea levels will rise around Lakshadweep Islands due to the impact of global warming. It will...

    19 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Early Southwest Monsoon

    Why in News After arriving at the Kerala Coast two days behind the schedule, the Southwest Monsoon has hit early across some areas of south...

    16 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Rare Earth Metals and China’s Monopoly

    Why in News China’s dominance in the rare earth metals, key to the future of manufacturing, is posing a major concern for the West. Key...

    14 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Black Carbon and Glacier Melting

    Why in News The report titled “Glaciers of the Himalayas: Climate Change, Black Carbon and Regional Resilience” says that the glaciers...

    05 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Devika River Project: J&K

    Why in News Recently, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region has asked for suggestions for the Devika River project in...

    04 Jun 2021 Geography

  • Cyclone Yaas

    Why in News Recently, cyclone Yaas made landfall south of Balasore in Odisha. Earlier, another cyclonic storm named ‘Cyclone Tauktae’...

    29 May 2021 Geography

  • Total Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

    Why in News Two celestial events - Total Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon - together coincide on 26th May 2021. Key Points Supermoon: A supermoon...

    26 May 2021 Geography

  • A-76: World’s Largest Iceberg

    Why in News An enormous iceberg 'A-76' has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, lying in the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica. It...

    21 May 2021 Geography

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