Natural Disasters Current Affairs, GK & News
An unfamiliar lineament is the major factor behind frequent earthquakes in the Sonitpur area of Assam. According to Geological Survey of India (GSI), the earthquakes in the region are frequent due to the following reasons: East-West Trending Atherkhet Fault Nrthwest-Southeast Trending Kopili Fault North-south trending Lineament The GSI has said that the Lineament is the ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
The Tsar Icicle recently collapsed killing four tourists in Russia. What is Tsar Icicle? The Vilyuchinsky waterfall in winter is called Tsar Icicle. The Vilyuchinsky waterfall lies in Kamchatka peninsula. It is home to more than one hundred and sixty volcanoes. Of these twenty-nine are still active. Many of these volcanoes are capped with glaciers. ..
The Union Cabinet recently approved India-UAE Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Technical Cooperation. What are the Key Features of India-UAE MoU? The MoU provides sharing of knowledge between the countries It will also allow to share information of data from satellites, radar, tide gauges, meteorological stations. MoU also allows the countries to share knowledge ..
The IRDAI is to introduce standard products covering the risk of fire and allied perils. The policy being introduced is to replace the Standard Fire and Special Perils Policy. It has three main components namely the Bharat Griha Raksha, Bharat Laghu Udyam Suraksha and Bharat Sookshma Udyam Suraksha. What is Bharat Griha Raksha? Under the ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii’s Big Island recently erupted after an Earthquake that struck the region. The epicentre of the earthquake was located beneath the Kilauea Volcano. About Kilauea Volcano The Kilauea volcano was last active in 2018 due to an earthquake. Mt Kilauea is the second youngest volcano of the Hawaiian hotspot. It is ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs