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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why in News Recently, Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in Gujarat. The cyclone has left a trail of destruction as it swept through the coastal...
18 May 2021 Geography
Why in News Two people were arrested under the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 for possessing uranium without licence and selling it illegally. On...
11 May 2021 Geography
Indian Monsoon Resembled Australian Monsoon
Why in News According to a recent study based on fossil leaves, Indian monsoon 25 million years ago resembled present day...
07 May 2021 Geography
Why in News Over the past year, there have been deadly fires in hospital buildings, including those treating Covid-19 patients. The National...
04 May 2021 Geography
Climate Change Causing Shift in Earth’s Axis
Why in News A study published in Geophysical Research Letters of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) says that due to the significant melting of...
03 May 2021 Geography
Why in News Recently, a powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted Assam and other parts of Northeast. According to the...
29 Apr 2021 Geography
Introduction Definition of Forest: At present, in India, there is no clear nationally-accepted definition of ‘forest’. States are...
26 Apr 2021 Geography
Why in News Researchers from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg have been able to obtain data from underneath Thwaites Glacier, also known as...
13 Apr 2021 Geography
Why in News An Iranian freighter was hit by Israel in the Red Sea in retaliation for past Iranian strikes on its vessels. The blast struck the...
08 Apr 2021 Geography