Define Environmental Lapse Rate (ELR). What are the various types of temperature inversion? (200 words)

Define Environmental Lapse Rate (ELR). What are the various types of temperature inversion? (200 words) Approach: Define ELR Define Temperature inversion Discuss various types of temperature inversions (mention the areas where they are prominent if possible) Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Environmental lapse rate (ELR) is the rate at which the air temperature changes with height in … Continue reading Define Environmental Lapse Rate (ELR). What are the various types of temperature inversion? (200 words)

Advertisements

A climate vulnerability index for India

Headline : A climate vulnerability index for India Details : News Summary India will soon have a climate-vulnerability index which will be developed by Department of Science and Technology(DST). It is being modeled on the basis of a similar climate-vulnerability assessment done on 12 Himalayan states in 2018.   Climate Vulnerability Index The Climate Vulnerability Index … Continue reading A climate vulnerability index for India

Do forest surveys separately

Headline : Do forest surveys separately Details : The news • A highpower committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has recommended the government to separate the forest surveys for estimating trees grown in forest and outside  forest. About India State of Forest Report • Forest Survey of India (FSI) an organization under the Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change Government of India has been assessing the … Continue reading Do forest surveys separately

Prelims Program: National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

Headline : Prelims Program: National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) Details : About National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) has been formulated for enhancing agricultural productivity especially in rainfed areas focusing on integrated farming, water use efficiency, soil health management and synergizing resource conservation.   Objectives To make agriculture more productive, sustainable, … Continue reading Prelims Program: National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)

What  do you understand by the term ‘sustainable agriculture’? Suggest strategies to make agriculture in India sustainable. (10 marks)

What  do you understand by the term 'sustainable agriculture'? Suggest strategies to make agriculture in India sustainable. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce explaining about sustainable agriculture Suggest various strategies like appropriate production systems, ZBNF etc. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Sustainable agriculture is that form of agriculture which attempts to produce sufficient food to meet the … Continue reading What  do you understand by the term ‘sustainable agriculture’? Suggest strategies to make agriculture in India sustainable. (10 marks)

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

Zoological Survey of India

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), a premier research institution under the Ministry has completed 100 years of services to the Nation, undertaking survey, exploration and research leading to the advancement of our knowledge on the exceptionally rich faunal diversity of the country since its inception in 1916. Over the successive plan periods functions of … Continue reading Zoological Survey of India