When India became republic

Headline : When India became republic Details : Why in News?  India is celebrating its 69th Republic Day. History of Republic day Republic Day in India is a day to remember when India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic. India acquired its long cherished independenceContinue reading “When India became republic”

Loktak lake

News Summary The model of a floating laboratory ties into a larger initiative by the Centre’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to monitor the health of aquatic systems in the northeast. Last September, the DBT announced plans to have multiple floating boats cruising the 3,500-km Brahmaputra river and collecting water samples to track its health. NeedContinue reading “Loktak lake”

What is a National Disaster?

What is a National Disaster? According to 10th Finance Commission (1995-2000) a disaster is a national calamity of rarest severity if it affects one-third of the population of a state. Factors to be considered to classify a ‘calamity of rare severity’ are: Intensity and magnitude of the calamity, Level of assistance needed, Capacity of theContinue reading “What is a National Disaster?”

About Blue Flag certification

About Blue Flag certification The tag is given to environment-friendly and clean beaches, equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists. To achieve the Blue Flag standards, a beach had to strictly comply with 33 environment and tourism-related conditions, some of the conditions are given below: To achieve the Blue Flag standards, a beach mustContinue reading “About Blue Flag certification”

About Pesticides

About Pesticides The term pesticide covers compounds including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, nematicides, plant growth regulators and others.   Benefits of pesticides Improving productivity: Food grain production has increased almost fourfold from an estimated 169 million hectares of permanently cropped land. Protection of crop losses/yield reduction: Weeds reduce yield of dry land crops byContinue reading “About Pesticides”

About CNG & H-CNG

About CNG & H-CNG CNG is compressed natural gas. With natural gas mainly composed of methane, CNG emits less air pollutants — carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter — than petrol or diesel. H-CNG is a blend of hydrogen and CNG, the ideal hydrogen concentration being 18%. Compared to conventional CNG, useContinue reading “About CNG & H-CNG”

Major causes of Forest fires:

Major causes of Forest fires: Forest fires can occur because of both natural and man-made causes. Man-made causes contribute to 99% of forest fires in India. They are: Attempts to encroach upon forest lands to convert them into agricultural land. Fire caused by poachers and timber smugglers to destroy evidence of illegal activities. Burning ofContinue reading “Major causes of Forest fires:”

Rhino population and Poaching patterns in Kaziranga:

Rhino population and Poaching patterns in Kaziranga: Till 20th century: Kaziranga lost over 500 rhinos in the last two decades of the twentieth century. Start of the new Millenium: The situation improved in the new millennium when an average annual loss to poaching came down to single digit by 2006. The park reported a healthyContinue reading “Rhino population and Poaching patterns in Kaziranga:”