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  • 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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • 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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • 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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • 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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • 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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Cyclone Tauktae

    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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • 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 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Sulphur Dioxide Emissions from Caribbean Volcano

    Why in News The Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions from a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean (La Soufriere Volcano) have reached India, sparking fear...

    20 Apr 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Effect of Dust on Monsoon

    Why in News Recently, a study details how the Indian monsoon gets influenced by the atmospheric dust particles swept up by winds from deserts in the...

    05 Apr 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Sangay Volcano: Ecuador

    Why in News Recently, Ecuador’s Sangay volcano erupted. Key Points About Sangay Volcano: Sangay volcano is one of the highest active...

    13 Mar 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Declining Rainfall in Cherrapunji

    Why in News A recent study that looked at the rainfall pattern in the past 119 years found a decreasing trend at Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) and nearby...

    22 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Deglaciation and Threats

    Deglaciation Glaciers, ice caps and continental ice sheets cover some 10% of the earth’s land surface at the present time, whereas during...

    22 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Glaciers

    About A glacier is a large, perennial accumulation of crystalline ice, snow, rock, sediment, and water that originates on land and moves down...

    15 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Mapping Seismic Hazard of Eastern Himalaya

    Why in News Recently, scientists have found the first geological evidence of an earthquake on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, documented...

    09 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Pacific Ring of Fire

    The Ring of Fire, also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent...

    08 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Tectonic Plates

    Tectonic Plates A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly-shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both...

    01 Feb 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • El Nino and La Nina

    El Nino and La Nina are complex weather patterns resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific Region. They are...

    18 Jan 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Semeru Volcano of Indonesia

    Why in News Recently, Semeru volcano erupted in Indonesia’s East Java province. Other volcanoes, such as the Merapi volcano (Java) and...

    18 Jan 2021 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • Winter Solstice

    Why in News 21st December or the Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The same day marks the Summer...

    22 Dec 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

  • El Niño & Drought

    Why in News In a recent study by Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), it has been found...

    14 Dec 2020 Important Geophysical Phenomena

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