Formation of Fog

Context: For two consecutive mornings, dense fog has enveloped northwestern India, including Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, parts of Uttar Pradesh, and parts of Rajasthan. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: How does fog form? What’s been happening over northwestern India? What is the link between pollution levels and fog? Radiation fog: Advection fog: -Source: […]

Rare Earths Minerals

Context: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space said that India is not reliant on China for accessing rare earth minerals. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Distribution of Key Natural Resources, Mineral & Energy Resources), GS Paper-II: International […]

Geminids Meteor Shower

Geminids Meteor Shower

Context: It is that time of the year when the universe puts up its easiest-to-view meteor shower, the Geminids. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What causes meteor showers? What makes the Geminids unique? 3200 Phaethon: Why are they called Geminids? -Source: Indian Express

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