Ken-Betwa Link Project

Context: Recently, The Third Meeting of Steering Committee of Ken-Betwa Link Project (SC-KBLP) was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Relevance: GS-I: Geography (Drainage System in India, Projects to improve Irrigation), GS-II: Polity and Governance (Inter-State Relations) Dimensions of the Article: Interlinking of Rivers As of now, six ILR projects have been under examination of […]

State Formation Day

Focus:  GS I: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. Why in News? The Prime Minister has greeted the people of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura on their Statehood Days.  About Meghalaya:  About Tripura: About Manipur:

Rare Earth Metals

Context: Recently, Swedish state-owned mining company, LKAB,  announced that it has discovered more than one million tonnes of rare earth oxides in the northern area of the country. This is the largest known deposit in Europe, the company added. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What are rare earths? What are rare earths […]

Cold Wave In India

Context: Delhi and other parts of northwest India have been reeling under a cold wave spell that set in last week. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is a cold wave? The IMD marks a cold wave in terms of minimum temperatures – when the minimum temperature in the plains is 4 […]

Ozone Layer And Ozone Hole

Ozone Layer And Ozone Hole

Context: The ozone ‘hole’, once considered to be the gravest danger to planetary life, is now expected to be completely repaired by 2066, a scientific assessment has suggested. Relevance: GS I- Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is Ozone Layer? What are Ozone Holes? Ozone creation and destruction Improvement in the ozone hole Successful Implementation […]

What Is A Heat Dome?

Context: At least seven countries have recorded their hottest January weather ever. These included Poland, Denmark, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia. According to The Washington Post report, the continent is experiencing an extreme warm spell because of the formation of a heat dome over the region. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions […]

What Is A Bomb Cyclone?

Context: Recently Arare bomb cyclone occurred as a massive winter storm wallops most of the central and eastern U.S. with heavy snow, high winds and dangerous wind chill temperatures, affecting millions of Americans in its path. Relevance: GS I: Geography Dimensions of the Article: What is a bomb cyclone? Why is it called a bomb cyclone? Effects of a bomb cyclone […]

About Samudrayaan Mission

Focus: GS I: Geography Why in News? According to the Ministry of Earth Science, the Samudrayaan Mission is expected to be realised by year 2026. About Samudrayaan Mission Significance: About Deep Ocean Mission: Nodal:  Ministry of Earth Sciences The major objectives proposed under Deep Ocean Mission are as follows:

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 […]