Geography: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Conditions normal for 2018 monsoon season: Weather scientists

Published: April 14, 2018

Weather scientists have predicted normal monsoon in June-September 2018 monsoon season as prevailing conditions as well as neutral ENSO were favourable for good monsoon rainfall. India receives 89 cm of rainfall during four-month monsoon season, which is almost 75% of its annual rainfall. In 2017 monsoon season, country as whole had received rainfall that was ..

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Geotagging of Assets

Published: April 8, 2018

MNREGA is an employment guarantee scheme however there are issues of corruption and leakage of funds during transfer. In order to tackle such leakage Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO for geotagging of the assets created under MGNREGA. Geo-tagging of assets will ..

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Krem Puri: World’s longest sandstone cave discovered in Meghalaya

Published: March 24, 2018

The world’s longest sandstone cave named Krem Puri was discovered near Laitsohum village in Mawsynram area in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The cave is 24,583 metres (24.5 km) in length and is known for its complex cave systems hidden under its undulating hills. It was discovered in 2016 but its actual length was ..

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Surge in oxygen levels led to explosion of life on earth: Study

Published: November 27, 2017

According to recently published study, boost in levels of oxygen may have caused three-fold increase in biodiversity (or biodiversification) during between 445 and 485 million years ago. The study was conducted using geochemical proxies, high-resolution data and chemical signatures preserved in carbonate rocks formed from seawater. Using it, researchers were able to identify oxygen increase ..

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India to host 36th International Geological Congress in 2020

Published: November 25, 2017

India is going to host 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) in 2020 in NCR New Delhi. India had won the bid in 2012 at 34th IGC Brisbane, Australia to host the Congress in 2020. Recently, delegation of International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) had visited India to discuss preparatory aspects of 36th IGC. Key Facts ..

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