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  • National Endangered Species Day 2019: Third Friday in May| Significance

    National Endangered Species Day is observed on third Friday of May every year to spread awareness about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats and to take actions necessary to protect them. What is the history behind this day, when it was first time celebrated? Do you know what are endangered species? Let us see below.

    2 days ago
  • Arsenic-breathing microbes discovered in Pacific Ocean

    The scientist of the University of Washington discovered arsenic-breathing organisms in the Pacific Ocean on the basis of the sample taken from the low-oxygen parts of the Pacific Ocean or we can say sample were taken from the surface where oxygen is almost absent. In this article, we have explained the concept of arsenic respiration and discussed the basis of the recent discovery of the Arsenic-breathing microbes in the Pacific Ocean.

    May 6, 2019
  • Soil Colloids- Types, Properties and Importance

    Soil colloids are the most active constituent of the soil and it determine the physical and chemical properties of the soil. They are important because their surfaces attract soil nutrients dissolved in soil, water as positively charged mineral ions, or cations. In this article, we have explained the concept, types, properties and importance of soil colloids.

    May 3, 2019
  • Jim Corbett National Park the Paradise of Tigers: A Fact File

    Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative. Area of the Jim Corbett Park is 520.82 sq km (1318 sq km Corbett National Park including Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary).

    May 3, 2019
  • Cyclone- Formation, Types and Cyclone prone Area in India

    The topography and the intensity as well as frequency of cyclones that could strike a coast decide the vulnerability of the place. Every year, nearly 70 to 90 cyclonic systems developers all over the globe. In this article, we have explained the concept, formation, types, and cyclone prone area in India, which will enhance the general knowledge of the readers.

    May 3, 2019
  • What is Climate Change and How does it affect us?

    The Climate Change is a phenomenon that affects the regional and global climate. The primary factor that causes the climate change is the burning of fossil fuel, which emits carbon dioxide and other greenhouse into the air. In this article, we have discussed about the concept, causes and affects of the climate change.

    May 3, 2019
  • Earth's Life Support Systems and Nitrogen Crisis

    Nitrogen plays important role in the biological and physical processes. By volume, the earth's atmosphere contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.04% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. In this article, we have explained how nitrogen is important for the Earth’s life-support systems.

    Apr 30, 2019
  • What causes a Heat Wave?

    The 21st century witnesses the abnormal increase of atmospheric temperature due to the overexploitation of the environment through deforestation, high consumption of fossil fuel etc. The heat wave has great potential and more dangerous as compare to other natural phenomenon like hurricanes, lightning, and tornadoes. In this article, we are given a short note on the concept, definition, causes and impact of heat waves.

    Apr 29, 2019
  • Plastic Waste- Types and Impact

    Plastic is a polymeric material whose molecules are very large, often resembling long chains made up of a seemingly endless series of interconnected links. The researchers estimated that more that 300 million tons of plastics are produced every year and 50% are used for single purposes. In this article, we are giving a short on the plastic waste, its types and impact on the environment.

    Apr 29, 2019
  • How Arctic warming impacts the global economy?

    Recently, Nature Communication published an article to address the alarming situation of global warming, Arctic warming and its potential economic impact. This article also suggests that if the Paris agreement will not set out with commitment then the entire world will cost 5 percent increment of Arctic Warming. In this article, we have discussed the impact of Arctic warming on the global economy.

    Apr 26, 2019
  • Why are Ice Stupas being built?

    Stupas are mound like or dome-shaped or hemispherical structure erected as Buddhist shrine. Similarly, stupa made up of ice and erected like dome is known as Ice Stupa. How Ice Stupa’s are built, what is the significance of Ice Stupa etc. Let us study through this article.

    Apr 25, 2019
  • What is Grassland Ecosystem?

    The Grassland Ecosystem is also called transitional landscape because grassland ecosystems are dominated by the grass with few or no trees in the area where there is not enough for a forest and too much of a forest. These are known by different names in different region of the world like steppes in Europe and Asia, pampas in South America, Veldt in South Africa and Downs in Australia. In this article, we are giving the components, functions and economic importance of the Grassland Ecosystem.

    Apr 25, 2019
  • What is a Waterspout?

    A waterspout is a natural phenomenon which generally occurs in the tropic and subtropics region. The formation of waterspout requires extremely intense level of humidity and warm temperature. In this article, we are giving the concept, formation and types of waterspout which is very useful for the competitive examinations.

    Apr 24, 2019
  • Top 10 Longest Fish Species in the World

    Fish is a cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills. This specie is used for the study of the flexible behaviour of the vertebrates. There are approximately 34,000 species of vertebrate animals in the world. In this article, we are giving the list of top 10 longest Fish Species in the World along with their scientific names and length.

    Apr 23, 2019
  • List of Botanical Gardens in India

    The Botanical Gardens are dedicated place for the conservation and exhibition of different varieties of plants and trees. They sometimes also associated with the zoos. In this article, we are giving the list of the Botanical Gardens in India along with their location which will strengthen the knowledge of reader who are preparing for the examinations like UPSC, State Services, IBPS, SBI, SCC, Railways etc.

    Apr 23, 2019