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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 📹 Cyclone Monitoring in India (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    Cyclone warning is one of most imp. Functions of IMD & it was 1st service undertaken by Department in 1865 & thus service started before establishment of department in 1875. Project is undertaken for up-gradation of Decision Support System of Tropical Cyclones Warning Services.

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 900-Year Drought Wiped Out Indus Civilisation: IIT-Kharagpur [ Culture, Geography ]

    In study conducted by researchers of IIT, Kharagpur, it is found that end of Indus Valley Civilization is due to severe drought of hundreds of years. Researchers have discovered drought period of approximately 4350 years ago due to end of Indus Valley Civilization.

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  • Aug 30, 2018
  • 1 Cyclone Mekunu Turns ‘Very Severe’- Strongest Ever to Strike Yemeni Island of Socotra [ Disaster Management, Geography ]

    Cyclone Mekunu, hit Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding & damage triggered heavy showers along western coast of Maharashtra. Konkan region of Maharashtra got few showers in next few days.

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 President Declares ‘Queen Pineapple’ as State Fruit of Tripura [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Geography ]

    President of India formally declared “Queen Pineapple” as state fruit of Tripura. He inaugurated National Highway from Matabari to Sabroom in Udaipur, Tripura under Bharatmala project.

    Queen Pineapple Now State Fruit of Trip

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Why Gulf Stream Ocean Currents are Disrupted by Climate Change (Important) [ Geography ]

    Serious disruption to Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior scientists have warned. Alert follows revelation this week that system is at its weakest ever recorded.

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 Supercomputer Reveals Yellowstone’S Magma Transition Zone [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Computer models helped researchers simulate conditions beneath Yellowstone, North America’s largest super volcano, allowing them to discover zone that controls movement of magma that flows out from Earth’s mantle during eruption.

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  • 2 Strange Antarctic Phenomenon Has Cold Water Floating on Warm [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    Iceberg chunks breaking off floating ice shelves proves melting- considered main way that these expanses of Antarctic ice become smaller. New research reveals disconcerting finding that is invisible to naked eye: These ice shelves primarily melt from below.

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 Volcanic Thunder Recorded for the First Time [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    When volcanoes erupt, they often do so thunderously. But until recently, scientists are unable to distinguish sounds of eruption from sounds of volcanic thunder. Only by cross checking map of volcanic lightning were they able to distinguish what on recording was volcanic thunder.

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 What are Tropical Cyclones: World Meteorological Organisation Appreciates India Meteorological Dept. [ Geography ]

    Tropical cyclone is intense low pressure area or whirl in atmosphere over tropical or sub-tropical waters, w/organised convection & winds at low levels, circulating either anti-clockwise (in northern hemisphere) or clockwise (in southern hemisphere).

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  • Aug 12, 2018
  • 1 What is Squall? 98kmph Squall Battered Kolkata [ Disaster Management, Geography ]

    Storm, w/peak speed reaching abt 100 kmph, roared thru Kolkata for about 45 minutes leaving in its wake trail of unprecedented death & destruction. Details of Double Squall - 2nd-fastest to hit Kolkata since Cyclone Aila in 2009.

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  • Aug 9, 2018
  • 1 Antarctic Ice Melt: Sea Levels Might Be Rising Faster Than Once Thought [ Science/Technology, Geography ]

    The newly discovered ‘positive feedback loop’ results in deeper waters retaining their temperature, while hastening the process of glacial melt, which could have a negative effect on the world’s sea levels.

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  • Aug 1, 2018
  • 1 Kerala Declares Jackfruit as Official Fruit of State [ Geography ]

    The Kerala government declared jackfruit as its official fruit. The official announcement in this regard was made by the State Agriculture Minister, in the State Assembly. The declaration would help in boosting the fruit’s production and sale, besides increasing its value-added p

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  • Jul 4, 2018
  • 1 Deep Depression Intensified into a Cyclonic Storm “SAGAR” Over Gulf of Aden [ Geography ]

    Deep depression in Arabian Sea intensified into cyclone “Sagar”- 1st cyclonic storm of season to develop in Indian waters on 16th May 2018. Sagar is most likely to continue tracking westwards during next 12 hours & then west-south-westwards in subsequent 24 hours, while sea condi

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Dark Net and Golden Cresent? Narco-Terrorism in India (Important) [ Science/Technology, International Relations/Organizations, Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Narco-terrorism & its funding is serious problem for World, especially for India. The challenge for law enforcement agencies & society is to prevent drug abuse from youth. Problem of Drug Trafficking assumes importance for India as it lies in ‘Golden Cresent’ & Golden Triangle’ a

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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 1 Location of New Sainik Schools [ Education, Defense, Geography ]

    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.

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  • Mar 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Piece of Canada is Stuck to Australia (Important) [ Geography ]

    Researchers at Curtin University in Australia found that more than a billion years ago a part of present-day Canada broke away from the fledging North American continent and smashed into Australia. A chunk of this land is present day Georgetown, Australia.

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  • Mar 1, 2018
  • 1 What is CVI? Rough Sea Eroding Coastal Villages in South Gujarat [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Gujarat’s 1,617 km coastline the longest in the country is the lifeline and is being chewed away across large swaths by the Arabian sea. The tides and currents are becoming high, thus reaching the villages on the banks of Arabian Sea.

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  • Feb 15, 2018
  • 1 What is Lean Period and Flush Period for Milk Supply? [ Policy/Governance, Geography ]

    With the ‘flush season’ in milk production commencing, milk supply to Goa has been restored giving a respite to local consumers. Earlier in December, Goa had faced an acute shortage of milk, due to a prolonged lean season of milk.

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  • Feb 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Effect Climate on Rainfall Distribution Pattern of India. is It Due to Global Warming? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Government has undertaken many research studies to analyze the impact of global warming and climate change on rainfall pattern in India using observed rainfall data from more than 3000 rain-gauge stations spread over the country for 115 years (1901 - 2015).

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  • Feb 6, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Ash Content in Indian Coal? Difference Between Drift Theory & in-Situ Coal Seam (Important) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Geography ]

    Quality of Coal (ash content in the coal) is one of the important factors, which directly affects the power generation in the thermal power plant. Poor quality of coal or high ash content in coal reduces the efficiency of the steam power plant.

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  • Feb 4, 2018
  • 1 What is Bombogenesis? [ Environment/Ecology, Geography ]

    Bombogenesis is a popular term that describes a mid-latitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies. It means rapidly deepening extra tropical cyclonic low-pressure area. Other names for Bombogenesis: Explosive cyclogenesis.

    • Weather bomb

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  • Jan 30, 2018
  • 1 📹 VONA, WOVO, Vog & Laze - Volcanic Eruptions [ Geography ]

    Next Week! ! International Court of Justice 📹: Why focusing on this topic? : Volcanic eruptions. Mt. Mayon, Philippines: Active stratovolcano near Legazpi, Part of Albay Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO in 2016.

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  • Jan 3, 2018
  • 1 What is Alien Invasive Animal Species? Why Do Alien Species Become Invasive? [ Geography ]

    Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) for the first time compiled a list of 157 alien invasive animal species excluding invasive microbe species. Alien species can arrive by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Non-native species can have various effects on the local ecosy

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  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 2 (Part 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • Dec 7, 2017
  • 1 📹 Ockhi Cyclone & Naming of Tropical Cyclones in North Indian Ocean [ Geography ]

    Next Week! ! Blue Economy vs. Ocean Economy. Tropical Cyclone: What is Tropical Cyclone? - Organised convection or thunderstorm activity. Winds at low levels. Circulates in either anti-clockwise (in the northern hemisphere) or clockwise (in the southern hemisphere) direction.

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  • Dec 6, 2017
  • 1 How Does IMD Name Cyclones? Do You Know 7 Classes of Cyclones? [ Geography ]

    Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi was the most intense tropical cyclone to traverse the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015 and the third and strongest storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season.

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  • Nov 22, 2017
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 1) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • 2 📹 IAS Mains Geography Optional 2017 – Paper 1 Section A (Part - 2) [ IAS Upd. ]

    Geography optional paper was very predictable based on the recent happenings around the globe –indeed many concepts were similar to those asked in our past test series. In the 2018 Geography optional Test Series, we have reserved 2 mock test for the month of March to cover the co

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  • Sep 21, 2017
  • 1 🌟 New Tectonic Microplate “Malpelo Plate” Off the Coast of Ecuador (Important) [ Geography ]

    Rice University’s researcher have found new tectonic mircoplate off Ecuador’s coast in the eastern Pacific Ocean and named it Malpelo plate, after a Colombian island and an oceanic ridge it contains.

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    • Malpelo microplate is

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