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    • Aug 23, 2021
    •  IAS Mains Geography Optional Paper 1 Section a 2018 - (Part 1) [ Geography ]

      Q. 1 a) Landscape is a function of structure, process and stage. Critique this statement: Trio Theory, Davis - Cycle of landform development, Stage (time) is same. ‘Complete cycle of river life’ in his essay on The Rivers and Valleys of Pennsylvania (1889) .

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    •  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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    •  Exploration of Polymetallic Nodules and Polar Vortex [ Geography ]

      India՚s rights to explore Polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) . Extended by five years by International Seabed Authority, till 2022. India became the first country to have received the status of a pioneer investor in 1987.

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    •  Holocene Epoch, Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods and Stalagmites of Meghalaya Cave [ Geography ]

      Current period of geologic time. Refers to the last 11,700 years of the Earth՚s history. “The Age of Man” is another term sometimes used is the Anthropocene Epoch. The International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) had divided this Epoch in to three ages Greenlandian (began at 11…

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    •  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 22, 2021
    •  🌟 Revised Guidelines for Ground Water Extraction Notified [ Environment, Geography ]

      Central Ground Water Authority of Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation notified revised guidelines for ground water extraction. Guidelines were revised in wake of directions issued by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to address various shortcomin…

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    • Aug 21, 2021
    •  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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    •  Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness on Illegal Wildlife Trade [ Environment, Geography ]

      An awareness campaign named ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ was launched ahead of International Day of Biological Diversity celebrated on May 22. This campaign was displayed at major airports across India.

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    •  Earth Magnetic North Pole [ Geography ]

      The Earth՚s Magnetic North pole often moves from its original position. Now it is moving from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA՚s) , National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) the drifting speed …

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    •  Depression Over Southeast Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep Area [ Environment, Geography ]

      A Low pressure zone was created over Southeast Arabian Sea and along the east central regions of the Arabian Sea. This included the adjoining areas of Lakshadweep. Under favourable environmental conditions, it intensified into a depression over the same region in the morning arou…

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