Geography and Environmental

Project Tiger

Background:  In Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, Project Tiger was first launched on April 1, 1973, with the goal of saving tigers. By adding enabling provisions to the Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972 through an amendment known as the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Act of 2006, Project Tiger …

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Urbanisation refers to shifting of population from rural areas to urban areas. Urbanisation Primarily driven by Pull factor. Urbanisation gained pace Particularly after LPG Pull Factors Economic Opportunities Education Health Entertainment Skill Development Job Availability Unsustainability in Urbanisation often lead to various problems in the Society. To tackle this Problem …

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Dam Management in India

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Dam means any artificial barrier and its appurtenant structure constructed across rivers or tributaries thereof with a view to impound or divert water which also include barrage, weir and similar water impounding structures. Central Water Commission (CWC) compiles and maintains the nationwide register of Large Dams i.e., the National Register …

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TOPICS COVERED: Salient features of world’s physical geography Context: Following heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, landslides have occurred in the state. About a cloudburst A cloudburst is a localised but intense rainfall activity. While it can also occur in plains, the phenomenon is most common in hilly regions. Not all instances of very heavy rainfall, however, are cloudbursts. …

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Cracks first appeared in a few houses in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath town in October 2021. Over a year later, by January 11, 2023, 723 houses in all of the nine wards in the town had developed major or minor cracks on the floors, ceilings and walls. In response, 145 families have …

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The Union government has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 9 products from across the country, including the Gamosa of Assam; Alibag White Onion from Maharashtra; Ladakh RaktseyKarpo Apricot; and AttappadyAattukombuAvara, among others. Of the 9 GI tags given, five were for products from Kerala, including AttappadyThuvara, an important …

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