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Modern Agriculture and its impact on the environment

Feb 13, 2018
The agriculture is an important source of livelihood because it is the process of producing food, feed, fibre and many other desired products by the cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). Here, we are giving a brief note on modern agriculture and its impact on the environment, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

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Traditional Agriculture and its impact on the environment

Feb 8, 2018
Human has sacrificed their natural resources for economic development from the dawn of Human civilisation to the modern world. In the evolutionary period of agriculture, people used the practice of slash and burn cultivation or shifting cultivation, which is still prevalent in the tribal region of northeast India. Here, we are giving a brief note on traditional agriculture and its impact on the environment, which is very useful for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC and State Services.

What makes Earth suitable for life?

Feb 8, 2018
When we heard the term Earth, the first things came up in our mind that a terrestrial planet where all forms of life: from basic living micro-organisms to highly sophisticated and intelligent human beings exists. In this write-up, we discussed the factors that are responsible for the existing life on the Earth.

How has climate change affected the human life?

Feb 6, 2018
Climate change has a great impact on the Earth's geological, biological and ecological systems. These changes have led to the emergence of environmental hazards to human health, such as extreme weather, ozone depletion, increased danger of Wildland fires, loss of biodiversity, stresses to food-producing systems and the global spread of infectious diseases. Here, we are giving a brief note on “How has climate change affected the human life”, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What is Eutrophication?

Jan 29, 2018
Nutrients are necessary for the survival of all living things. The phrase like ‘excess of anything is bad’ is very much justified here when the aquatic system has an overabundance of nutrients. Here, we are giving the concept, types, causes and preventive measures of Eutrophication for the aspirants who are preparing for the different competitive examinations.

What is Polar amplification?

Jan 16, 2018
Climate change due to global warming is amplified in the Polar region on the basis of past warm and glacial periods as well as historical observations and climate model experiment. Here, we are giving the concept, basis of Polar region amplification for the general awareness.

What is Global Dimming?

Jan 15, 2018
Climate change is a long-term shift in weather conditions identified by changes in temperature, precipitation, winds, and other indicators. The Climate is regulated by the balance between incoming and outgoing solar energy, which determines the Earth's energy balance. Here, we are giving the concept of “Global dimming how is it caused and what are the effects of global dimming?” which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know how the degree of danger to the threatened species is categorised

Jan 12, 2018
The International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) have classified the threatened species of plants and animals into three categories for the purpose of their conservation. According to the degree of danger to the threatened species are classified into three categories- endangered, vulnerable or rare species.

List of International Organizations and Conventions related to Biodiversity

Jan 11, 2018
Biodiversity is an inherently international concern. Species distributions and the ecosystem services that they support are not defined by national boundaries. Here, we are giving the list of International Organizations and Conventions related to Biodiversity for general awareness.

What is Water footprint?

Jan 11, 2018
Water is one of the most important substances on the Earth for the sustenance of life. It has been used since antiquity as a symbol by which to express devotion and purity. Today water resources have been extensively exploited. Our natural heritage (rivers, seas and oceans) has been exploited, mistreated and contaminated due to rapid population, industrialisation, urbanisation, increasing standards of living and various other human activities.

What is Alkaline Soil and How Gypsum helps in the treatment of Alkaline Soil?

Jan 10, 2018
Soil is a composed of organic and inorganic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that together support life. It varies from place to place due to its structure and composition. Here we are given a brief note on the concept of Alkaline Soil and how Gypsum helps in the treatment of Alkaline Soil which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Ocean Acidification: Causes and its effects on Marine Ecosystem

Jan 8, 2018
The Earth is a watery planet because about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Our ocean acts like carbon sink that absorb about a quarter of carbon dioxide that human produces that causes changes in ocean basic chemistry. Here, we are giving brief note on the Ocean Acidification, Causes and its effects on Marine Ecosystem for general awareness.

Coral Bleaching: Concept, Causes and factors responsible for coral bleaching

Jan 8, 2018
When corals are stressed by changes in conditions such as temperature, light, or nutrients, they expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues, causing them to turn completely white. Warmer water temperatures can result in coral bleaching. When water is too warm, corals will expel the algae (zooxanthellae) living in their tissues, causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching. When a coral bleaches, it is not dead. Corals can survive a bleaching event, but they are under more stress and are subject to mortality.

What is Green Bond Market and how it is important for India?

Jan 4, 2018
Green Bond Market is contemporary trending instrument for helping financial resources for funding greener projects. It is basically issued to mobilize funds for Green energy projects. Here, we are giving the meaning, concept of Green Bond Market, how it is important for India and how is different from general bond.

भारत में संरक्षित समुद्री क्षेत्रों की सूची

Jan 4, 2018
संरक्षित समुद्री क्षेत्र, समुन्द्र का वह क्षेत्र होता है जहां शोषणकारी मानव गतिविधियों और हस्तक्षेप सख्ती से राष्ट्रीय उद्यानों, अभयारण्यों और जीवमंडल रिजर्व की तरह नियंत्रित की जाती है। स्थानीय, राज्य, क्षेत्रीय, देशी, क्षेत्रीय, या राष्ट्रीय अधिकारियों द्वारा प्राकृतिक या ऐतिहासिक समुद्री संसाधनों के लिए इन स्थानों को विशेष सुरक्षा दी जाती है। भारत में वर्तमान में पांच समुद्री संरक्षित क्षेत्र हैं। हम यहाँ सामान्य जागरूकता के लिए भारत में समुद्री संरक्षित क्षेत्रों की सूची दे रहे हैं।

Do you know the meaning of Oxygen Minimum Zone and Dead Zone

Jan 2, 2018
Oxygen is a central element of life on the Earth because it helps in aerobic respiration which converts sugar (glucose) C6H12O6 using oxygen, O2 into carbon dioxide, CO2 and water H2O this reaction gives the energy needed for cells to operate. Here, we are giving the meaning of the Oxygen Minimum Zone and Dead Zone, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

What are Carbon Footprint and Carbon Offsetting?

Dec 28, 2017
In the modern world, the most relevant and disputed issues are the environmental problems and many institutions came up with different approaches to overcome the natural imbalance. For that matter, Carbon Footprint and Carbon Offsetting have become relevant, especially for the understanding of gaseous emissions that led to the climate change.

What are Landslides and its remedial steps?

Dec 27, 2017
We often heard about the incident of landslides, but do you know what causes landslides and how it can be prevented. Here, we are giving the definition, types, cause and remedial steps for landslides which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the concept of Green GDP and Ecological Debt

Dec 26, 2017
All the uses of biodiversity, ecosystem services and resources like mineral deposits, soil nutrients, and fossil fuels are capital assets, but it is not included in national account or GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Find out the how the concept of Green GDP is different from economic GDP and Ecological Debt which will help to enhance the general awareness of the readers.

How Organic Farming helps in Carbon Sequestration?

Dec 22, 2017
The organic farming is a unique combination of environmentally sound practices with low external inputs. It compliments the Carbon Sequestration because its focus on sustainability without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, etc. Here, we are giving the concept of organic farming, carbon sequestration and How Organic Farming helps in Carbon Sequestration.
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