India and the UAE enjoy strong bonds of friendship based on civilizational links, age-old maritime trade and vibrant people-to-people contacts. Close geographical proximity, historical links, cultural affinity, natural synergies, shared aspirations and common challenges provide further impetus to … [Read more...] about India-UAE Relations: Everything You Need to Know
Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal (SYL Canal) is a 214 km water way proposed to connect the Sutlej River in Punjab to Yamuna canal in Haryana. However there are lot of controversies in news about the project. This post analyses in detail, the issues connected with Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal, stand taken by the … [Read more...] about Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal Controversy: What Should You Know?
In the previous article, we were discussing the evolution of landforms due to the activities of running water and groundwater. This article deals with the evolution of landforms due to another exogenic geomorphic agent - glaciers. What is a Glacier? Glaciers are a mass of ice moving under its … [Read more...] about Erosion and Deposition: Action of Glaciers
The Panama Papers are documents which were leaked from Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm offering legal and trust services. It is alleged that many of these documents show how wealthy individuals - including public officials - hide their money from public scrutiny. Panama Papers: What is … [Read more...] about Panama Papers: Case of Tax Evasion by the Rich?
In the previous articles, we were discussing various types of endogenic and exogenic processes. We have also seen that erosion and deposition are some of the exogenic processes. In this post, we are dealing with the geomorphic agents - running water and groundwater, which causes erosion and … [Read more...] about Erosion and Deposition: Action of Running Water and Groundwater
What are exogenic forces? How are exogenic forces classified? We have been discussing geomorphic processes in our previous notes in the Geography section. We have already seen that geomorphic processes are classified into endogenic processes and exogenic processes. As endogenic processes … [Read more...] about Exogenic Forces: Classification
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is the new crop insurance scheme launched by Central Government. PMFBY will replace the existing two schemes National Agricultural Insurance Scheme as well as Modified NAIS which have had some inherent drawbacks. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana which will be … [Read more...] about Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: The New Crop Insurance Scheme
Earthquakes and volcanoes are examples of sudden movements which originate from inside the earth. We have already seen the types of volcanoes. But, what is an earthquake? To put it simple, earthquake is the shaking of the earth. An earth quake can be defined as a sudden violent shaking of the ground … [Read more...] about Earthquakes: Everything you need to know
Sedition in India is defined by section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code. Section 124A was introduced by the British colonial government in 1870 when it felt the need for a specific section to deal with the radical Wahabi movement of the 19th century, led by Syed Ahmed Barelvi and centred around … [Read more...] about Sedition in India: Section 124 A of IPC vs Freedom of Speech
A volcano is an opening in the earth’s crust through which gases, molten rocks materials (lava), ash, steam etc. are emitted outward in the course of an eruption. Such vents or openings occur in those parts of the earth’s crust where the rock strata are relatively weak. Volcanic activity is an … [Read more...] about Volcanoes: Everything You Need To Know