About Equinox

Context: The vernal equinox is observed on March 21st 2023. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About Equinox Significance of Equinox -Source: The Hindu

Active volcano found on Venus

Context: For years, scientists have thought that Venus is geologically dead. But a new research paper indicates that a volcano on the planet’s surface is still active. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: New Discovery on Venus Volcano: What are the findings? Background: Discovery: Challenges in Discovering: Future Implications: About Venus Observations and […]

About O-SMART Scheme

Focus: GS I- Geography Why in News? Union Minister of State, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, M/o Earth Sciences; MoS, Atomic Energy and Space said that an amount of Rs. 2177 crore is allocated for implementation of O-SMART scheme during a period of 5 years i.e 2021-22 […]

What is Lightning?

Context: Recently few States have demanded that “lightning” be declared as a “natural disaster” because deaths caused by it surpass any other disaster in India. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is Lightning? More about Clouds that generate lightning and how they are formed What happens when lightning strikes Earth’s Surface? Which […]

What Are Salt Flats?

Context: Researchers have discovered a new explanation for the polygonal shapes found on salt flats by studying the movement of salt in the soil. This information is important because salt flats have negative impacts on human health and the climate. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What are salt flats? Study Findings: Implications […]

About El Niño-La Niña

Context: India is experiencing a colder than normal winter thanks to the north-south winter flow set up by the climate phenomenon known as La Niña. The La Niña itself is going on for a record-breaking third consecutive year. Now, forecasts for the 2023 fall and winter are predicting that there is a 50% possibility for […]

The Draft Geo-Heritage Sites And Geo-Relics Bill

Context Relevance: GS Paper-1: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times; Indian Geography Mains Question Describe the idea of “Geo-heritage Sites and Geo-relics” and evaluate the draught “Geo-heritage Sites and Geo-relics (Preservation and Maintenance) Bill, 2022” for its potential to protect the natural resources found […]

Solar Prominence

Context: Scientists recently observed a large prominence near Sun’s north pole. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: Solar Prominences: Solar Filaments: Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs): -Source: The Hindu  

Earthquake In Turkey and Syria

Context: A major earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,600 people and flattening thousands of buildings as rescuers dug with bare hands for survivors. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Geomorphology, Important Geographical Phenomenon, Earthquakes), GS-III: Disaster Management Dimensions of the Article: Earthquake Earthquake Waves Body Waves Body waves are generated due to the […]

About North Star

Context: Vice President said Parliament is the “North Star” of democracy, “a place of discussion and deliberation to realise the aspirations and dreams of the people”. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About North Star When was the North Star first used to navigate? Literary metaphor -Source: Indian Express