planktonic biodiversity

Planktonic diversity of a polluted creek system

The demand for power-generating plants has been increasing regardless of several   appeals in energy  conservation. Factors such as urbanisation and industrialisation propel the need for energy production (Singh,  2015).  Consequently, it increases the need for cooling water at various steps during energy generation procedures. In general, water bodies, such as rivers and ocean were often […]

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प्रजाति विलुप्ति

पृथ्वी पर पर्मियन युग की जैव विलुप्ति के लिए जलवायु परिवर्तन जिम्मदार

आज से 252 मिलियन वर्ष पहले पर्मियन युग में पृथ्वी पर जीवन के लिए कठिन समय था। उस युग में पृथ्वी पर से अधिकांश जीव नष्ट हो गए थे जिस वजह से इसे ‘महान मृत्यु’ और पृथ्वी का सबसे घातक ‘प्रजाति विलुप्ति’ (Mass Extinctions) की घटना की संज्ञा दी जाती है। जर्नल साइंस में प्रकाशित […]

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g-Governance in India

g-Governance | Nearly everything that occurs in the public realm occurs in the context of geography. Geographic Information System (GIS) is evolving rapidly and the adoption of geospatial data is already emplaced in most governmental initiatives for service delivery. GeoPortals (web portals with GIS functionalities) enable sharing of spatial data, services and resources within the government. […]

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Delhi’s Air Pollution

Delhi’s Air Pollution: Rural-Urban Interlinkages

For the last few years, the onset of winter in Delhi is being regarded with dread. The city is enveloped in a thick blanket of pollutants that deteriorate air quality to hazardous levels, posing grave threats to human health. This phenomenon disrupts daily activities in the city as worsening pollution levels restricts outdoor movement; even […]

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Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan | Space Based Information on Floods Played a Major Role in Saving Thousands of Lives During Kerala Floods

G’nY. How can satellites help in flood situations especially in relation to urban floods? Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan : Floods are one of the most frequently occurring disasters in our country, creating major disturbances on ground, particularly with regard to infrastructure and assets, including livestock. As severe floods affect ground infrastructure, satellite based systems turn out […]

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इनसाइट मिशन

इनसाइट मिशन ने पहली बार रिकॉर्ड किया हवा की आवाज

अमेरिकी अंतरिक्ष एजेंसी ‘नासा’ का इनसाइट मंगल मिशन, जो 26 नवंबर, 2018 को मंगल ग्रह पर उतरा था, मंगल ग्रह पर पहली बार किसी आवाज को सुना। इनसाइट के सेंसर्स ने पवन द्वारा कंपन से उत्पन्न हल्की सरसराहट को रिकॉर्ड किया। जिन दो सेंसर्स ने पवन की ध्वनि को रिकॉर्ड किया, वे हैं; लैंडर में […]

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Ozone Loss

Evidences of Ozone Recovery

The ozone loss process in the stratosphere is relatively well understood and much of the loss is driven by the chemical cycles involving chlorine and bromine compounds, whose abundance peaked around 2000 in the polar stratosphere. With the abatement of atmospheric loading of ozone depleting substances (ODSs) due to the implementation of Montreal Protocol, the […]

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Remote Sensing and GIS

GIS and Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Management

Remote sensing and GIS are promising tools for handling spatial and temporal data and help in integrating them for successful planning of natural resources. Remote sensing is the science of measuring the Earth using sensors mounted on high-flying aircrafts or satellites. These sensors collect data in the form of images and provide insights for manipulating, […]

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