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  • Typology of Agricultural Practices and Techniques

    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.

    Apr 11, 2018
  • List of Extinct Species of Marine Reptiles

    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.

    Apr 10, 2018
  • Biodiversity Hotspots of the World

    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.

    Apr 10, 2018
  • Aquatic Biomes of the World

    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.

    Apr 4, 2018
  • Terrestrial Biomes of the World

    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.

    Apr 3, 2018
  • List of local names of shifting cultivation around the world

    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.

    Mar 28, 2018
  • Biodiversity in India: A Complete Summary

    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.

    Mar 23, 2018
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of Genetically Modified or GM Crops?

    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.

    Mar 14, 2018
  • Why is it believed that the River Ganga is self-cleaning?

    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.

    Mar 9, 2018
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury: Objectives and Significance

    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.

    Feb 28, 2018
  • Thermal Pollution: Source, its harmful effects and preventive measures

    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.

    Feb 22, 2018
  • Basic Concepts related to the Environment and Ecology

    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.

    Feb 20, 2018
  • How biochemical cycles stabilises the biosphere?

    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.

    Feb 15, 2018
  • Modern Agriculture and its impact on the environment

    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.

    Feb 13, 2018
  • Traditional Agriculture and its impact on the environment

    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.

    Feb 8, 2018