About Cyclone Mandous

Context: Recently, it has been reported that a cyclone may impact the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from 8th December 2022 onwards. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Physical geography – Climatology, Important Geophysical phenomena), GS-III: Disaster Management Dimensions of the Article: What is Cyclone Mandous? What are Tropical Cyclones? Tropical Cyclones in India Conditions for cyclone formation: […]

World Soil Day (WSD) 2022

Context As soil is the basis of food systems, it is no surprise that soil health is critical for healthy food production. World Soil Day (WSD) 2022, annually observed on December 5, aligns with this. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About World Soil Day: Theme of the World soil day WSD 2022, […]

World’s Largest Active Mauna Loa Volcano

Context: Recently, Mauna Loa. the world’s largest active volcano, erupted after 38 years, spewing ash and debris, and covering the night sky of Hawaii’s Big Island in an incandescent red hue. Relevance: GS I: Geography, Facts for Prelims Dimensions of the Article: Where is Mauna Loa? Why do volcanoes erupt? Some famous volcanoes Here are some […]

What is Rare Earths Minerals?

Context: To counter India’s reliance on China for imports of critical rare earth minerals, industry has urged the government to establish ‘India Rare Earths Mission’. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Distribution of Key Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Resources), GS Paper-II: International Relations (India and its Neighborhood) Dimensions of the Article: What are REMs? Strategic importance of […]

Russian Volcano: Shiveluch

Russian Volcano: Shiveluch

Context: The Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula may be gearing up for its first powerful eruption in 15 years, scientists say. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About Kamchatka peninsula: About Shiveluch About the Ring of Fire Why are there so many volcanoes in the Ring of Fire? -Source: Indian […]

El Niño-La Niña

Context: A new study projects that climate change will significantly impact El Niño-La Niña weather patterns approximately by 2030 — a decade before what was earlier predicted. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Climatology, Important Geophysical Phenomena), GS-III: Environment and Ecology (Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Impact of Climate Change) Dimensions of the article: La Niña El Niño ENSO […]

Tracking System For Methane Emissions

Context Relevance GS 1: Geography, climate change GS 3: Environment protection Mains Question Do you believe that goals such as net zero emissions and afforestation can help to mitigate the negative effects of climate change? (150 Words) MARS (Methane Alert and Response System) MARS’s Operation MARS Is Required

Beaver Blood Moon

Beaver Blood Moon

Context: Nighttime skywatchers from East Asia to North America will be treated to the rare spectacle of a “Beaver blood moon”, weather permitting, as the Earth, moon and sun align to produce a total lunar eclipse for the last time until 2025. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: About total lunar eclipse Reddish […]

Where is Mauna Loa?

Context: The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt. Scientists say they don’t expect that to happen right away but officials on the Big Island of Hawaii are telling residents to be prepared in case it does erupt soon. Relevance: GS I: […]

Planet Killer Asteroid – 2022 AP AP7

Context: A team of astronomers has discovered three massive near-Earth asteroids hiding in the glare of the Sun. Of these, one called 2022 AP7 is believed to be the largest planet killer-sized asteroid to be spotted in nearly a decade, and is “potentially hazardous” to Earth. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What […]