Fire: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

California Wildfires: Thousands of people evacuated to avoid unavoidable circumstances

California has been battling against massive wildfires which broke out last week. Nearly 771,000 acres of land and 100 homes have reportedly been destroyed by the wildfires. Considering the impact the authorities had issued evacuation orders for hundreds of thousands of people. What are the possible causes of California wildfire? Combination of factors like climate ..

Stubble burning down in Punjab, Haryana, UP since 2016

Stubble burning is the setting up of fire to the left over straw that remains after harvesting of paddy, wheat etc. The Government restricted and discouraged this practice. However, it generally helps in killing slugs and pests and can reduce the nitrogen tie-up. The harmful effects are loss of nutrients, pollution from smoke and the ..

China forest fire: 30 dead

Around 30 people killed including 27 fire fighters in China. The fire broke on Saturday in Siachuan province. The sudden change in the wind direction caused a huge fire ball. The local authorities employed 689 people to put off the fire. The fire was blazing at an altitude of 3, 800 metres. The team sent ..

Deepa Mehta recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award (LTA) by Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Acclaimed Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT). She is best known for her Elements Trilogy — Fire (1996), 1947 Earth (1999) and Water (2005). Mehta’s “Earth” was submitted by India as its official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign ..