About: Krishna Godavari basin

About: Krishna Godavari basin The delta plain formed by Krishna and Godavari rivers in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the adjoining areas of Bay of Bengal is known as Krishna Godavari Basin. It is a proven hydrocarbon reserve, with an inland part that covers an area of 28,000 sq. km and an offshore (located in the sea orContinue reading “About: Krishna Godavari basin”

Rivers and their tributaries:-

Rivers and their tributaries:- 1)Tributaries of Ganga: 1. Gomti 2. Ghaghra 3. Gandak 4. Kosi 5. Yamuna 6. Son 7. Hoogly 2)Tributaries of Yamuna: 1. Chambal 2. Sindh 3. Betwa 4. Ken 5. Tons 6. Hindon 3)Tributaries of Godavari: 1. Indravati 2. Manjira 3. Bindusara 4. Sarbari 5. Penganga 6.Pranahita 4)Tributaries of Krishna: 1. TungabhadraContinue reading “Rivers and their tributaries:-“

Prelims Program: Indus River System

Details : Why it is important? In view of the Pulwama attack, India is weighing its options for retaliation against Pakistan, who sponsored the attack.Out of many options, one big move that India can take is to abrogate the Indus Waters Treaty (which deals with river Indus and its five tributaries).  Join Telegram: https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS IndusContinue reading “Prelims Program: Indus River System”

Why a dam in Karnataka bothers Tamil Nadu

Headline : Why a dam in Karnataka bothers Tamil Nadu Details : Why in news? Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to stop the process of a feasibility study for the Mekedatu dam project in Karnataka.   About Mekedatu dam project Being set up by the Karnataka government,Continue reading “Why a dam in Karnataka bothers Tamil Nadu”

Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth:

Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth: Tropical Evergreen and Semi Evergreen Forests are found mainly in the areas where the annual rainfall is more than 250 cm, with a short dry season. The average annual temperature should be above 22 °C. Characteristics: Lofty, very dense, multi-layered forest with mesophytic evergreen, 45m or more in height,Continue reading “Tropical Evergreen Forests Conditions for growth:”

Hydroelectric Projects in India

Consider the following statements about Kishenganga River 1.      It is a tributary of river Satluj 2.      It is called Neelum in Pakistan Select the correct statements a       Only 1 b       Only 2 c       Both 1 and 2 d       Neither 1 nor 2 Explanation: Solution (b) The Jhelum has its source inContinue reading “Hydroelectric Projects in India”

Geography – Seismic Gap, Liquefaction

Seismic Gap:- It’s the earthquake prone area where occurs a gap in the occurrence record of major earthquakes. This means, that statistically, major earthquake is due ie, much more time had elapsed since the last major earthquake than the average time gap between two major earthquake as per the historical occurances. Telegram : https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS Liquefaction:-Continue reading “Geography – Seismic Gap, Liquefaction”

Geography Concept:- Trade Winds, Outback

Trade Winds:- Trade winds are most regular of all the planetary winds and in general they blow with great force and in constant direction. Since trade winds blow from the subtropical latitudes to the warmer equatorial latitudes, they have great capacity of holding moisture. In their passage across oceans, they gather more moisture and bringContinue reading “Geography Concept:- Trade Winds, Outback”

Brief about El Nino, La Nino, Southern Oscillation, Walker Cell

El Nino :- El- Nino is Spanish word for male child ( Christ Child) El Nino refers to two things:- 1. ceasing of upwelling off west coast of South America (Eastern Pacific Ocean) 2. appearance of warmer waters than average on the surface of ocean off the west coast of South America. Statistically, El-nino hasContinue reading “Brief about El Nino, La Nino, Southern Oscillation, Walker Cell”

Grography – ITCZ, Doldrums, Horse Latitude

Doldrums:- At sea, ITCZ area is called doldrums because sailors in olden days used to get becalmed here. It’s the region of weak winds (small pressure gradients), High Humidity and High Temperatures occuring heat near equator. Telegram:  https://t.me/SimplifiedIAS Horse Latitude:- In olden days, Zones at about 30 N/S Degree were known as Horse latitude. WhenContinue reading “Grography – ITCZ, Doldrums, Horse Latitude”

Quiz-Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched? Ocean Current Coast Affected 1. Humboldt – Brazil 2. Aghulas -Africa 3. Irminger -USA A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 2 only D. 1 and 3 only Answer: C Exp: Ocean currents are large masses ofContinue reading “Quiz-Q19. Consider the following pairs: Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?”

Quiz- Q17. Consider the following statements:

Q17. Consider the following statements: 1. Highest peak in the Western Ghats is Anamudi. 2. The Aravalli range is an example of block mountain. 3. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak in the Abu hills. Which of the statements given above are correct? A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 1Continue reading “Quiz- Q17. Consider the following statements:”

National Population Policy 2002

National Population Policy 2002  long term objective of achieving a stable population by 2045  To address the unmet needs for contraception, health care infrastructure, and health personnel  To provide integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health care.  Maternal Mortality Rate: below 100 per lakh birth.  Infant Mortality Rate: 30 perContinue reading “National Population Policy 2002”

Everything about Steel Sector

About Steel sector • In 2016-17, India’s total ‘Finished Steel Production’ for sale was around 100 MT with an apparent consumption of about 85 MT. Thus production of finished steel was sufficient to meet its present demand in the country and also for exports. • The domestic steel sector contributes around 2% of the country’s GDPContinue reading “Everything about Steel Sector”

Solar storms:

Solar storms: It could refer to the following: Coronal mass ejection: Corona, the outer solar atmosphere, is structured by strong magnetic fields. Where these fields are closed, often above sunspot groups, the confined solar atmosphere can suddenly and violently release bubbles of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections. Solar flares: These are intense burst ofContinue reading “Solar storms:”

Buxa Tiger Reserve:

Buxa Tiger Reserve: It is located in Alipurduar district of West Bengal. It was notified as a tiger reserve in 1983. The tiger reserve has an area of about 758 sq km. Out of this, 390 sq km lies in the core area and 367 sq km in the buffer zone. Some parts of the reserveContinue reading “Buxa Tiger Reserve:”

Biomes of the World

Equatorial Zone Equatorial rainforest – around equator Amazon rainforest, Congo basin, and east indies Uniform weather through out the year Rains in the afternoons Double rainfall peaks coinciding with the equinoxes Canopy structure – layered trees Epiphytes Unfertile soil Abundance of species Difficult to penetrate the jungle Cloud Forests – relates to Selvas Hardwood treesContinue reading “Biomes of the World”

Minerals of India

Minerals Metallic  Ferrous – Iron, manganese Non Ferrous – Cu, Bauxite Non Metallic  Fuel – Coal, Oil, petroleum Others – mica, limestone, granite Iron ore  India has largest reserve in Asia Haematite and magnetite Northern Orissa – Rourkela steel plant (German collaboration) Jharkand – Jamshedpur , Bokaro steel plant (Russian collaboration) Chattisgarh – Bhilai steelContinue reading “Minerals of India”

NATURAL VEGETATION In India

Natural vegetation refers to a plant community that has been left undisturbed over a long time, so as to allow its individual species to adjust themselves to climate and soil conditions as fully as possible. Himalayan heights are marked with temperate vegetation; Western Ghats and the Andaman Nicobar Islands have tropical rain forests Deltaic regionsContinue reading “NATURAL VEGETATION In India”