Drought Current Affairs, GK & News

Water shortage in the Netherlands

The National Water levels in the Netherlands has declined to all-time low. As a result, country has been suffering from a water shortage. According to Water Shortage Management Team, continuous drought in country has led to ‘water shortage’. Water shortage suggest that, Rhine River Water is supplying 50% less water than normal. Highlights: Water shortage ..

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Key Findings of ‘Drought in Numbers, 2022’ report

“Drought in Numbers, 2022” report was presented recently by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The report involves the collection of data on the effects of droughts globally and how droughts can be mitigated. What did the report say about India? According to the report, many regions in India are vulnerable to drought. ..

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UN’s largest Single Country appeal

The United Nations recently launched the largest country specific appeal for Afghanistan. The appeal was launched after Pakistan called the international organization to revive the banking system in the Afghanistan. About the appeal It is a 5 billion USD appeal. That is, according to the United Nations member countries, 5 billion USD is required to ..

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Study on Maya Civilization

The reason for the collapse of Maya Civilization is till date debated. Some researches believe that draught was the cause of collapse. Some others are against this belief. Recently, a study revealed that the even during extreme draught conditions Maya Civilization had 500 edible species of plants. What does the study say? The plant physiologist ..

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UN conference on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address a high-level virtual conference on desertification, land degradation and drought at UN on 14th June 2021. Key points This conference will be convened by President of 75th session of General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir. PM Modi was President of 14th session of Conference of the Parties to ..

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What is Root Zone Moisture?

NASA recently released the estimates of soil moisture in the root zone (the top 39 inches of soil) as of January 11, 2021. Accordingly, the Konya Plains had the lowest “root zone moisture”. The estimate was done based on the GRACE-FO satellite data. Key Findings The Konya Plains located in Turkey received 38% less rainfall ..

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