Earth: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

March Equinox

The Spring Equinox of 2020 falls on March 20th -marking the start of astronomical spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Equinox The term equinox is derived from Latin words ‘equi’ meaning equal and ‘nox’ meaning night. It is the day when the Earth is neither tilted away or towards the Sun. This implies that the duration ..

Google Earth covers 98 percent of the Entire Population

Google Earth developed by the global search engine, Google has revealed that it now covers more than 98 percent of the world population, and has 10 million miles of street view imagery captured. 10 million miles is equal to a distance that could circle our entire planet Earth more than 400 times. Google Earth-based primarily ..

Arctic Ocean sea-ice is declining: Study

According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the U.S., Arctic Ocean may be ice-free for part of year starting sometimes between 2044 and 2067.  Satellite observations show that since 1979, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic in September has declined ..

2019 edition of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD)

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is observed every year on 17th of June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. The 2019 theme ..

70 people killed by rising water in Iran

Iran has began to evacuate more towns after forecasts of new round of rains and flooding, as the death toll from the recent floods after 3 weeks of heavy rainfall in which around 70 people were killed. Authorities have issued warnings for a fresh round of flooding in the regions bordering Iraq, home to a ..