What Divides Catchments Between Peninsular Rivers in India

In terms of geological divisions, peninsular rivers of India are generally distributed over of the Chotanagpur region, the Maharashtra region, the Chhattisgarh region, the Odisha Highland region, Dandakaranya, the Karnataka Plateau, the Andhra Plateau, the Tamil nadu Uplands and South Sahyadri, the West Coast region, and the East Coastal Plains. The numerous rivers of peninsular […]

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Is Hurricane Harvey a Case of Climate Change

With rainfall still continuing over southeastern Texas, USA, The Guardian reports that flooding due to tropical storm Harvey has claimed at least 35 lives by August 31, 2017. In an unfortunate development, two explosions have taken place at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas that suffered a power shortage due to the flooding caused by […]

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Top Ten Eastern flowing Rivers in India You Must Know About

The Abounding Indian Rivers  The landscape of India is plentiful in rivers, which have a massive impact on the lives of ordinary Indians. Rivers are a source of water, hydro-electricity, transportation and a source of income for an innumerable number of Indians. Most major cities of India located by the banks of rivers and many […]

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The Yamuna Biodiversity Park | Example of Wasteland Restoration

Backdrop of Wasteland Restoration Wastelands are degraded lands where the soil might have low productive capacity. Wastelands include areas that are affected by erosion, shifting cultivation, high salinity or alkalinity, riverine lands, or lands that are affected by water logging, or moisture deficiency. Such areas can be ecologically unstable, with displacement of top soil, and […]

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Plate tectonics | Quick recycling of Earth’s crust in less than 500 million years

Plate tectonics and the mantle You may feel that the grounds you play football on every evening is unchanging as ever. However, nothing can be further from the truth. The earth’s crust too undergoes a cycle of birth and death that have changed the way our planet looks over millions of years. In 2011, scientists […]

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Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right | Supreme Court Rules

In a path breaking decision, the Supreme Court ruled on August 24, 2017 that privacy is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The verdict was delivered by a nine-Judge bench of the Supreme Court of India led by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar. The Court, providing new dimensions to the privacy […]

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The Energy Mix Conundrum

Areliable supply of electrical energy is indispensable to a nation’s economic growth. However, with changing climatic regimes, taking cognizance of the environmental repercussions of fossil fuel based power generation has become a global obligation. Therefore, energy authorities in each country need to collaborate in taking major decisions on fundamental structural changes to enable sustainable energy […]

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Understanding the Hadley Cell | The Single Cell Circulation

Heat is transferred from the equatorial to the polar regions by a system of wind circulation that is independent of the longitudes, called axisymmetric circulation (symmetrical to the Earth’s axis), and is commonly referred to as the Hadley Cell of single cell circulation. In the Hadley Cell, the warm air at the equatorial regions rises […]

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