Geography

MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)

25/6/2017 | Geography | Energy |Read more

A web portal- MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency) was launched by the Ministry of Power. The Porta ...

Sardar Sarovar Dam

22/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure |Read more

Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has given the final go ahead to the Gujarat government to close the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) gates, almost 56 years af ...

Safe Harbour Regime

11/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure |Read more

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge ...

Street Light National Programme

9/6/2017 | Geography | Energy |Read more

Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional str ...

eMigrate

1/6/2017 | Geography | Migeration |Read more

The United Arab Emirates, one of the largest employers of Indians in the Gulf, has raised a red flag with the Ministry of External Affairs over the go ...

Cyclone Mora

31/5/2017 | Geography | Climate |Read more

Cyclone Mora has formed in the east-central part of Bay of Bengal and it is expected to move towards the north-east part of India. According to the In ...

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

27/5/2017 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is being held in Cancun, Mexico. The Global Platform is the most important international forum de ...

Combustible ice

26/5/2017 | Geography | Resources |Read more

China has become the first country in the world to have extracted combustible ice from the bottom of the South China Sea. For the Chinese, it can be a ...

New member of ISA(International Solar Alliance)

23/5/2017 | Geography | Renewable Energy |Read more

The island of Nauru which is the world’s smallest republic has become the sixth country to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pac ...

World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking

21/5/2017 | Geography | Energy |Read more

India has climbed up to the 26th position in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking – up 73 spots from the 99th rank in 2014. India has taken ...

No-fly draft rules

8/5/2017 | Geography | Transport |Read more

The government announced draft rules for a national no-fly list that proposes a flying ban from three months to two years or beyond for unruly passeng ...

Migration and Economic Survey 2016-17

1/5/2017 | Geography | Migeration |Read more

Historically, migration of people for working education has been a phenomenon that accompanies the structural transformations of economies and has pav ...

Recent Initiatives by the Government for urban rejuvenation

30/4/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) has increased the grant to ULBs for 2015-2020 by 277 per cent. With the higher devolution of taxes to the stat ...

“Quality Mark” Award Scheme

24/4/2017 | Geography | Agriculture |Read more

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark ...

SAUNI Yojana

22/4/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure |Read more

Phase I of SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) project was recently dedicated to the Nation. This is the second milestone in the Rs 12,000 c ...

Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

21/4/2017 | Geography | Energy |Read more

Madhya Pradesh government has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply 24% of electricity genera ...

Southwest Monsoon to be normal this year

20/4/2017 | Geography | Climate |Read more

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast “normal rainfall” in the June-September monsoon. Monsoon rainfall will be around 98% of the 50-year ...

Wind power

19/4/2017 | Geography | Energy |Read more

For the first time, wind power installations (windmills) in the country have crossed the 5 Gigawatt mark, to reach 5,400 MW in 2016-17. The earlier re ...

Sharing of Teesta water

14/4/2017 | Geography | geopolitical issues |Read more

Sharing the waters of the Teesta River is perhaps the most contentious issue between, India and Bangladesh. The river covers nearly the entire floodpl ...

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

13/4/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved closure of the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) which was set up in 2012 to address the social security-r ...

National Hydrology Project

20/3/2017 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

The World Bank has approved $175 million for India’s ambitious National Hydrology Project to improve its ability to forecast floods and reduce vulnera ...

Rip Tides

12/2/2017 | Geography | Hydrology |Read more

The phenomenon of 'killer rip tides' is being studied by ISRO in collaboration with a private lifeguard agency appointed by the Goa government to safe ...

56th Meeting of the Central Geological Programming Board

10/2/2017 | Geography | Geological issues |Read more

The 56th Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB) meeting of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines is being held in New Delhi Dur ...

Annual Maritime Power Conference – 2017

9/2/2017 | Geography | Ocean Research |Read more

The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is conducting its Annual Maritime Power Conference-2017 at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA ...

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent"

4/2/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues |Read more

Nagaland has been under strife since the announcement of civic bodies’ poll, the matter reaching its peak in the last week. The Nagaland civic bodies’ ...

‘Missing element’ in Earth’s core

18/1/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues |Read more

Japanese scientists have established the identity of a "missing element" within the Earth's core. They have been searching for the element for decades ...

New fault in Indian Ocean may trigger quakes in future

15/1/2017 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

According to Scientists, A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the And ...

Hyperloop transportation system

10/1/2017 | Geography | Transport |Read more

A committee under NITI Aayog is formed to look into the feasibility of having hyper loop transportation, where a pod like vehicle is propelled through ...

Japan to assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

8/1/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. So far, leading countries have come forwar ...

Centre sanctions action plan for AMRUT

28/12/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

The Centre has decided to step down the usual practice of annually sanctioning the action plans under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Tran ...

Ice nucleation

22/12/2016 | Geography | Atmosphere |Read more

For the first time, researchers have observed the creation of ice crystals on individual atmospheric particles, giving an unprecedented glimpse at the ...

Cyclone 'Vardah'

12/12/2016 | Geography | Climate |Read more

Cyclone ‘ Vardah ’made a landfall near Chennai, bringing heavy rains accompanied by high velocity winds to Tamil Nadu’s capital and other coastal dist ...

New Delhi Declaration, Asian Regional Plan adopted at AMCDRR 2016

8/11/2016 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 recently came to an end with the adoption of the ‘New Delhi Declaration’ and ...

National Water Development Agency (NWDA)

24/10/2016 | Geography | Water |Read more

NABARD has sanctioned loan worth Rs. 19,702 crore to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects from 11 States under Long Ter ...

Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India

18/10/2016 | Geography | Geological issues |Read more

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has released a Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India. Palaeo channel are ...

NABARD Will Raise Fund For Irrigation

10/9/2016 | Geography | irrigation |Read more

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will raise in phases over Rs 77,000 crore from market to fund around 100 prioritised i ...

Majuli River Island

5/9/2016 | Geography | Water |Read more

Majuli Island on the Brahmaputra in Assam was declared the largest river island in the world, toppling Marajo in Brazil, by Guinness World Records. Th ...

Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

2/9/2016 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Cabinet approved the dissolution of the Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC) as part of the government's move to identify and cl ...

Report on the Drought Affected Areas

26/8/2016 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

The report of on the Spot Study of Water Situation in Drought Affected Areas of the country has released by Central Water Commission under the Ministr ...

Need to Change Indian Standard time(IST)

14/8/2016 | Geography | geomorphological issues |Read more

The time zone for India is based on 82.5° E longitude, passing through Mirzapore, U.P. This makes India five hours and 30 minutes ahead of the Coordin ...

India to run short of high-tech minerals

6/8/2016 | Geography | Minerals |Read more

India will be woefully short of critical minerals necessary for developing clean-energy applications, infrastructure for its solar mission and for man ...

The dipole factor in summer monsoon rainfall

4/8/2016 | Geography | Monsoons |Read more

The Indian summer monsoon rainfall is influenced by a system of oscillating sea surface temperatures known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in which t ...

Gas Hydrates Found in Indian Ocean

30/7/2016 | Geography | Ocean Research |Read more

Scientists from India, the United States and Japan have struck upon a large natural gas deposit in the Bay of Bengal, the first potentially producible ...

Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016

16/6/2016 | Geography | Water |Read more

The Union Ministry of Water Resources released the Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 The proposed Act provides an overarching national legal f ...

Arctic and Antarctica Ice cover

26/5/2016 | Geography | Climate |Read more

A new NASA-led study has found the reason behind slight increase in ice cover surrounding Antarctica It is in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of se ...

Sagarmala port project

10/5/2016 | Geography | Infrastructure |Read more

National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) under the chairmanship of Sh. Nitin Gadkari has approved the national perspective plan on Sagarmala port proj ...

National Hydrology Project

9/4/2016 | Geography | Water |Read more

Government has given its approval to Implementation of the National Hydrology Project. It will be a central sector scheme with a total outlay of Rs. 3 ...

National Waterways Bill

20/3/2016 | Geography | Transport |Read more

The National Waterways Bill, 2015, which provides for declaring certain inland waterways as national waterways, is passed by parliament. Highlights of ...

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP)

15/3/2016 | Geography | Resources |Read more

The Union Cabinet approved a new Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licencing Policy(HELP) that aims to boost exploration & production (E&P) activity and phase ...

Seismic Microzonation Reports

29/2/2016 | Geography | Geological issues |Read more

Government has released Seismic microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata. National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi is located in Seismic zone IV of t ...

Climate Change May Affect Flight Duration

25/2/2016 | Geography | Climate |Read more

New research on climate change suggests that flight durations may change as a result of the speeding up of the jet stream. The jet stream is essential ...

20 Cities Selected For Smart Cities Project

31/1/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

Urban development ministry announced the first list of 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities, with Bhubaneswar topping the list and Pune and Jaipu ...

Draught Is Dropped By IMD

14/1/2016 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to drop the word “draught” and replace it with "deficient" to describe a bad monsoon. New criteria i ...

India State of Forest Report 2015

5/12/2015 | Geography | Soil and Vegetation |Read more

India’s total forest cover increased by 5,081 sq km between 2013 and 2015. As per this report, total tree and forest cover of the country stands ...

Housing for All Mission – Urban Poor

19/11/2015 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 2,28,204 houses for urban poor in five states of Andhra Pradesh, Tela ...

Cyclone Megh strikes Yemeni Island

11/11/2015 | Geography | Cyclones |Read more

A second extremely rare and powerful tropical cyclone has hit Yemen's Socotra island in the space of a week. Megh was "several times worse th ...

Government unveils revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2015

3/11/2015 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Aim of the Policy To provide a conducive environment and a level playing field to various aviation sub-sectors, i.e Airlines, Airports, Cargo, Mainten ...

National Watershed Management project Neeranchal gets approval

12/10/2015 | Geography | Ecology |Read more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its approval to implement the World Bank assisted National ...

Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) Policy, 2015

5/10/2015 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping launched the Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) ...

Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) launched

23/9/2015 | Geography | Minerals |Read more

This is a new programme meant to provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by Distr ...

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)

5/7/2015 | Geography | irrigation |Read more

Aiming at reducing India’s dependence on monsoon and improving farm productivity, the government has decided to amalgamate all ongoing irrigatio ...

New Urban Development Schemes

30/6/2015 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

The Centre has launched three initiatives for urban development — Smart Cities Mission, Housing for All and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Ur ...

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