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List of the various methods and techniques used in Sustainable Agriculture

Apr 26, 2018
Sustainable agriculture is a type of agriculture that focuses on producing long-term crops and livestock without harming the environment. In other words, it is a techniques and method that protect the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare while producing food, fibre, or plant or animal products. In this article, we are giving the list of the various methods and techniques used in Sustainable Agriculture, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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What is Global Environmental Facility (GEF)?

Apr 25, 2018
The Global Environment Facility was established in October 1991 as a pilot program with the World Bank to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainability development. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about the level of Hierarchy (Organisation) in Ecology

Apr 25, 2018
The spectrum of ecological level of organisation or hierarchy explains the relationship of the environment with the organism. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the level of the hierarchy (Organisation) in Ecology, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know about India's Integrated Energy Policy

Apr 23, 2018
India's integrated Energy Policy is a comprehensive policy on Energy. The report of the expert committee appointed by the Planning Commission to improve energy efficiency given aims and objectives of India’s Integrated Energy Policy. In this article we are giving the approach, aims and objectives of India's Integrated Energy Policy which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary on the Agricultural Systems which are practised around the world

Apr 13, 2018
Agriculture is the most fundamental form of human activity. It includes not only the cultivation of crops, but also the domestication of animals. It is practised in different regions of the world, particularly, in river valleys and where irrigation is possible. In this article, we are giving a brief summary on the Agricultural Systems which are practised around the world which is very useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range

Apr 13, 2018
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It is form by the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years. In this article we, are giving the names of important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain with their location which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Ocean Development Programmes in India

Apr 12, 2018
The Ocean Development Programme in India has been started to improve our understanding of the ocean, especially the Indian Ocean, for improving the livelihood, timely warning of coastal hazards and sustainable development of ocean resources. In this article, we are giving the names of various Ocean Development Programmes in India along with their components and objectives which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

Typology of Agricultural Practices and Techniques

Apr 11, 2018
The term agriculture refers to the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock. It was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. In this article, we are giving the name of Agricultural Practices and Techniques along with their definition which will be helpful for the aspirants of the competitive exams like UPSC/PCS/SSC/CDS etc.

List of Extinct Species of Marine Reptiles

Apr 10, 2018
Marine reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrate covered in special skin made up of scales, bony plates, or a combination of both which have become secondarily adapted for an aquatic or semiaquatic life in a marine environment. In this article, we are giving the list of Extinct Species of Marine Reptiles which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Biodiversity Hotspots of the World

Apr 10, 2018
Biodiversity hotspots are defined as regions “where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing an exceptional loss of habitat”. In this article, we are giving the concept of Biodiversity Hotspots, the criteria to qualify as a Biodiversity Hotspot and the name of Hotspot regions of the world, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Aquatic Biomes of the World

Apr 4, 2018
Aquatic Biome is a major biotic community of maritime characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the dominating climate. It is biggest biome in the world because it covers around 70% of the earth. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the aquatic biomes of the world, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Terrestrial Biomes of the World

Apr 3, 2018
The complex bio-community formed by the adjustment of climate, soil etc. of a particular region is called biome. Forest Biome, Savanna Biome, Grassland Biome, Desert Biome and Tundra Biome are five terrestrial biomes of the world which are divided on the basis of availability of soil-water and temperature. In this article, we are giving detailed information about the terrestrial biomes of the world, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of local names of shifting cultivation around the world

Mar 28, 2018
The Shifting cultivation is a form of agricultural practice or a cultivation system in which an area of ground is cleared of vegetation and cultivated for a few years and then abandoned for a new area until its fertility has been naturally restored. In this article, we are giving the list of local names of shifting cultivation around the world which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Biodiversity in India: A Complete Summary

Mar 23, 2018
India is a megadiverse nation, housing around 10% of world's species. It also has a rich cultural heritage going back thousands of years. Much of Indian biodiversity is intricately related to the socio-cultural practices of the land. In this article, we are giving a complete summary on the Biodiversity in India that will helps the aspirants in the preparations of examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA, Railways etc.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Genetically Modified or GM Crops?

Mar 14, 2018
The genetic engineering is one of the great marvels of 21st century human. It allowed for precise control over the genetic changes introduced into an organism. They are basically biological altered organism. In this article, we are giving the meaning, advantages and disadvantages of Genetically Modified or GM Crops which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Why is it believed that the River Ganga is self-cleaning?

Mar 9, 2018
The River Ganga is a major river in the Indian subcontinent. It begins its journey from the Gangotri Glacier of the central Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the Sunderbans. It is a sacred river in Hinduism and worshipped as the goddess Ganga. In this article, we discussed the self-cleaning and healing properties of Ganga water and explained the reason for its Self-Cleaning and healing properties.

Minamata Convention on Mercury: Objectives and Significance

Feb 28, 2018
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a multilateral environmental agreement that addresses specific human activities which are contributing to widespread mercury pollution. In this article, we have given the root cause of the convention, the objectives and significance of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Thermal Pollution: Source, its harmful effects and preventive measures

Feb 22, 2018
Thermal pollution is the degradation of water quality by any process that changes ambient water temperature. A common cause of thermal pollution is the use of water as a coolant by power plants and industrial manufacturers.

Basic Concepts related to the Environment and Ecology

Feb 20, 2018
Environment is the sum total of all conditions and influences that affect the development and life of all organisms on earth. Ecology is the branch of science that deals with the study of interactions between living organisms and their physical environment. Both are closely interrelated and they have continuous interaction so that any change in the environment has an effect on the living organisms and vice-versa.

How biochemical cycles stabilises the biosphere?

Feb 15, 2018
Biochemical Cycles are accompanied by two types, i.e. Sedimentary Cycles and gaseous cycles. In this write-up, we have explained what are the impacts of different cycles on sustaining the life process on earth.
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