Current Affair Category: Geography

February 20, 2024

Assam’s Chief Minister Announces Initiative to Reclaim Chars for Ecological Preservation

Introduction: Recently, the Chief Minister of Assam articulated plans to launch a mission aimed at reclaiming chars from encroachers. This initiative is driven by the imperative to protect the ecological integrity of the Brahmaputra Valley, emphasizing the significance of preserving these riverine areas. Understanding the Char Areas: Char areas, also known as Char/Chapori, refer to […]



February 20, 2024

Tribal Violence Erupts in Papua New Guinea’s Remote Highlands

In a recent development, a surge of tribal violence has claimed the lives of numerous men in the secluded highlands of Papua New Guinea. Background on Papua New Guinea: Geographical Overview: Papua New Guinea is situated as an island nation in the southwestern Pacific region. It encompasses the eastern portion of New Guinea, the world’s […]



January 19, 2024

Unraveling the Evolutionary Dynamics of Animal Size: Insights into Shrinking Giants and Climate Change

Introduction: • In a fascinating exploration of evolutionary shifts in animal size, recent research led by Shovonlal Roy from the University of Reading sheds light on the mysteries surrounding the diminishing stature of large animals. Contrary to the traditional Cope’s Rule, which posits a general tendency towards increased size in animals over evolutionary periods, Roy’s […]



January 16, 2024

Unraveling Mumbai’s Unusual January Heat: Three Culprits

Introduction: • Mumbai, typically known for its moderate climate, is currently grappling with an unexpected surge in temperatures this January. This anomaly has left residents puzzled and uncomfortable. The mercury soared to 35.7 degrees Celsius on January 12, marking the highest January day temperature in the past seven years. Meteorologists attribute this unusual warmth to […]



January 16, 2024

Unraveling the Impact of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Understanding the Significance

Introduction • In this segment of our climate change explainer series, we delve into a pivotal question: “As greenhouse gases occur naturally, why do emissions from human activities matter?” The backdrop of 2023 being declared the warmest year on record underscores the urgency of comprehending the implications of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. From extreme weather […]



January 16, 2024

Unprecedented Lack of Snow in Kashmir and Ladakh Raises Concerns: Causes and Implications Explored

Introduction: • The Kashmir and Ladakh region is experiencing an unusual scarcity of snowfall this winter, impacting various facets of life. Beyond being a winter tourism attraction, the absence of snow has far-reaching consequences for the local climate, agriculture, horticulture, water resources, and the overall economy. Factors Behind the Dwindling Snowfall Dry Winter: • Gulmarg, […]



January 12, 2024

Understanding Rock Glaciers: Unveiling Potential Catastrophes in the Jhelum Basin

Introduction: A recent study in the Jhelum basin has brought attention to the presence of over 100 active permafrost structures, known as rock glaciers, and their potential to trigger catastrophic disasters in the future. This article delves into the characteristics, formation, and impacts of rock glaciers. What are Rock Glaciers? A rock glacier is a […]



January 10, 2024

2023: A Record-Breaking Year in Global Temperature

Unprecedented Warming Trends The year 2023 surged ahead, marking a historic milestone as the warmest year on record, surpassing the prior record-holder, 2016, by 0.17 degrees Celsius. Shockingly, the global temperature soared to 1.48 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average of 1850-1900, signifying an alarming escalation in the climate crisis. This milestone was affirmed by […]



January 4, 2024

Exploring Kavaratti Island: A Jewel of Lakshadweep

Prime Minister’s Visit: Recently, Kavaratti, the capital of Lakshadweep, witnessed a gracious reception for the Prime Minister. His visit was marked by the inauguration and foundation laying for various developmental projects, highlighting the island’s significance. Geographical Overview: Situated approximately 360 km off the Kerala coast, Kavaratti holds the distinction of being the most developed among […]



January 2, 2024

Understanding Leap Years: A Necessary Adjustment to Time

Introduction In the realm of our calendar, 2024 stands out as a leap year, adorned with an extra day in the month of February. But what exactly is a leap year, and why was its introduction deemed necessary? Delving into its history and the adjustments made in its calculation unfolds a fascinating tale of synchronizing […]



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