Monsoon: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Bio-Decomposer spraying to counter Stubble Burning in Delhi

On October 6, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Delhi Government is to adopt “Bio-Decomposer” spraying to counter stubble burning. Highlights The scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA have found a low-cost, effective way to deal stubble burning problem called bio-decomposer spraying. The Delhi Government is to adopt the solution ..

What are Hydrocracies, Hubris and Hazardscapes, the man-made factors that lead to floods in Brahmaputra?

Floods are perennial problems of the North Eastern States. The flood situation due to Brahmaputra river keeps affecting more than 40 lakh residents in Assam. Brahmaputra Floods Due to floods in Brahmaputra river, tea plantations get hit, more than 100 animals of Kaziranga National Park get killed. This happens every rainy season. Most of the ..

Heavy Rains Forecast Raised Concerns for Kharif Crops

Heavy rains forecast across the central and western regions have raised the fears of crop losses in the last week of September. This year, the retreating monsoon is expected to pick up in most parts of India with heavy rainfall  in the farming belts. Impact of Monsoon on Indian Agriculture The Indian economy heavily depends ..

La Nina to boost South West Monsoon in 2020

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology recently stated that there is 50% of chances for the formation of La Nina in 2020. Highlights According to the researchers at the bureau, the La Nina if formed will boost the South West Monsoon. The Indian Meteorological Department expects an above average monsoon in India in 2020. The IMD ..

Floral festival ‘Bathukamma’ starts

The floral festival titled ‘Bathukamma’has started in Telangana on 28th September 2019, which is celebrated particularly by the women of state. The 9-day festival takes place towards the end of the monsoon season, just before the onset of winter. Traditionally, Bathukamma is all about worshipping the local goddesses of Telangana and revering to their power ..