February 8, 2016

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood

Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) refers to the glacier floods caused by the drainage of naturally dammed lakes in the glacier, on or at the margin of glaciers. Glacial

December 25, 2015

Mattancherry palace

Mattancherry palace (also known as Dutch palace) is located at Mattancherry (near Kochi) in Kerala. It was built by Portuguese in 1555 and was renovated later by Dutch in

December 13, 2015

Census

The procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population is known as Census. As per the United Nations, the essential features of population

January 17, 2015

Circumbinary Planet

A circumbinary planet is a planet that orbits two stars instead of one. Because of the close proximity and orbit of some binary stars, the only way for planets

January 17, 2015

Polar Vortex

The polar vortex is circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counter clockwise direction a polar low pressure system. It may located near

September 28, 2014

Puntland

The name “Puntland” is derived from the Land of Punt mentioned by ancient Egyptian sources. Puntland, an arid region of north-east Somalia, which declared itself an autonomous state in August 1998, is

September 28, 2014

Tight Oil

Tight oil is a light hydrocarbon contained in petroleum-bearing shale formations that have relatively low porosity and permeability. Tight oil is extracted at depths of 2 to 3 km

September 28, 2014

Leshka Power Project

The Leshka power project in Meghalaya s Jaintia Hills district has started its power generation through its first unit from February 2012. The Leshka project, being set up at

September 28, 2014

Pseudo-Urbanization

India’s urbanization is often termed as over-urbanisation/pseudo-urbanization. Pseudo-urbanization is a state when a city is unable to contain its populace in terms of providing livelihood, housing and infrastructure. Pseudo-urbanization

March 15, 2014

Jaduguda

Jaduguda mine is a uranium mine in Jaduguda village in the Singhbhum district of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It was the first uranium mine in India. The mining