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  • World's largest Floating Solar Plant at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh: Key features, significance and other details

    Take a look at the article listed below listing all the key details, significance and other features of the World's largest Solar power plant being built at Omkareshwar Dam, Madhya Pradesh. 

    Jan 8, 2021
  • What is Khazan Farming System? Know all about estuarine agriculture here

    Know all about the estuarine farming type called Khazan Agriculture system here. Be aware of the benefits of Khazan farming, its issues, the location, community benefits etc here

    Jan 6, 2021
  • GK Quiz on Ramsar Wetland Convention 1971 and related updates

    Ramsar Wetland Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. Here is a quiz of 10 questions based on it with explanations and answers. Check your knowledge for UPSC Civil Services Exam and other exams for this topic here. Check it out below

    Dec 28, 2020
  • Deep-sea mining: What is it, its importance, impact on the environment and India's Samudrayaan project

    This article will guide you about deep-sea mining, its importance, impact on the environment, and India's proposed 'Samudrayaan' project. 

    Dec 16, 2020
  • What is Narmada Landscape Restoration Project (NLRP)? 

    NTPC has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian Institute of Forest Management, IIFM, Bhopal, for implementation of the Narmada Landscape Restoration Project. Know all details here

    Dec 9, 2020
  • What are World Heritage Irrigation Sites (WHIS)?

    International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, ICID is a global network of irrigation, drainage, and flood management experts. This year four sites in India have received the World Heritage Irrigation Structure (WHIS) tag- Know about the sites, WHIS and ICID here

    Dec 7, 2020
  • What is Green Hydrogen and its Importance- Know about the emerging clean energy source here

    Green hydrogen production is based on the generation of hydrogen through electrolysis. Know about its importance, its uses, how it can be used to decarbonise the planet and its way forward here. Get to know about the advantages and the disadvantages of green hydrogen here

    Dec 3, 2020
  • India gets it's first Moss Garden in Nainital: Know the significance, uses and other details here

    India has recently got its first moss garden and it has been set up in Nainital. Take a look at the garden's details, its purpose and its uses here. Know the significance of one of it's kind of garden here

    Dec 3, 2020
  • Global Wind Day 2020: Current Objective and History

    पवन ऊर्जा की शक्ति और उपयोग के बारे में जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए हर साल 15 जून को दुनिया भर में वैश्विक पवन दिवस 2020 मनाया जाता है। यह दिवस हर साल EWEA (यूरोपियन विंड एनर्जी एसोसिएशन) और GWEC (ग्लोबल विंड एनर्जी काउंसिल) द्वारा आयोजित किया जाता है।

    Jun 15, 2020
  • What is Air Quality Index and how is it calculated?

    The problem of air pollution has become a new challenge for the world. The air quality deteriorates throughout India in October and November months every year. The air quality is measured by the Air Quality Index. Let’s know what is the Air Quality Index (AQI) in India?

    Nov 6, 2019
  • Water Management: Meaning, Statistics and Solutions

    Water management is the management of water resources for the coming generations. Water is one the most crucial natural resource for the existence of the human beings. In India out of our total ground water availability we use 6% for domestic use and another 5% for industrial purpose the remaining 89% goes for Agriculture.

    Sep 7, 2019
  • Water Management

    Water management is referred to the planning, developing, distributing and optimum use of water resources under defined water polices and regulations.  The water cycle, through evaporation and precipitation, maintains hydrological systems which form rivers and lakes and support in a variety of aquatic ecosystems. Wetlands are intermediate forms between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and contain species of plants and animals that are highly moisture dependent.

    Sep 7, 2019
  • Top 5 indoor Plants that help in combating Air Pollution

    A research from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has revealed that if you want to solve the problem of air pollution at your home then you should plant these 5 plants in your house. These five plants are; Areca Palm, Mother-in-law's tongue, Golden Pothos, Chrysanthemum (Guldudi) and Money Plant.

    Apr 18, 2019
  • IUCN Red data Book:Different Categories

    The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. From its small beginning, The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. The introduction in 1994 of a scientifically rigorous approach to determine risks of extinction that is applicable to all species, has become a world standard.

    Apr 16, 2019
  • Ecology and Ecosystem: A Complete Overview

    The Environment is our basic life support system which provides the air for breathing, the water for drinking, the food for eating and the land for a living. It is collectively portrayed all the external forces and conditions, which influences the life, nature, growth and maturity of living organism, whereas ‘Ecology’ is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment.

    Feb 18, 2017

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