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Prelims 2017 Current Affairs- Geographical News
GEOGRAPHICAL NEWS

1. Majuli Island
Geographical Location :The Majuli Island is formed by the Brahmaputra river system. It is the wor More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Earth Movements – Endogenetic Movements
Earth Movements

Our earth is undergoing deformations imperceptibly [so slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived] but continuously.

These deformations are c More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Continental Drift Theory – Tectonics
Continental Drift Theory – Tectonics

Tectonics == Large scale movement of lithospheric plates.
Introduction


During WW More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Continent – Ocean Convergence
In this post we will study about Continent – Ocean Convergence. Understanding Continent – Ocean Convergence is important to understand the Formation of The Rockies, the Formation of the Andes and other similar fold mountain systems.

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Geography - Geomorphology - Continent – Continent Convergence
In this post we will study about Continent – Continent Convergence. Understanding Continent – Continent Convergence is important to understand the Formation of the Himalayas, the Alps, the Urals and the Atlas mountains.

We have studied More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Earth’s Interior – Earthquake Waves – Shadow Zone
INTERIOR OF THE EARTH

The configuration of the surface of the earth is largely a product of the processes operating in the interior of the earth.

Exogenic as well as endogenic proc More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Weathering – Exogenetic Earth Movements
Exogenetic Movements

Exogenic (Exogenetic) processes are a direct result of stress induced in earth materials due to various forces that come into existence due to sun’s heat.
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Geography - Geomorphology - Plate Tectonics – Indian Plate Movement
Plate Tectonics

n 1967, McKenzie and Parker suggested the theory of plate tectonics. The theory was later outlined by Morgan in 1968.

By then, the ‘continental drif More..





Geography India - National Forest

Introduction

  • According to the India State of Forest Report 2011, the actual forest cover in India is 21.05%, of which, 12.29% are dense forests and 8.75% are open forests.
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Geography - Geomorphology - See Floor Spreading – Paleomagnetism
Convectional Current Theory – Tectonics

Arthur Holmes in 1930s discussed the possibility of convection currents in the mantle.

 These currents are generated du More..





Geography India - Natural Vegetation
Natural vegetation refers to a plant community that has been left undisturbed over a long period of time.

Classification of Vegetation

Based on climatic conditions, forests are div More..





Geography India - Wildlife
Introduction

India is one of the 12th mega bio-diversity countries of the world.

With approximately 47,000 plant species, India ranks 4th in Asia and 10th in the world (in terms of More..





Geography India - Soil
Introduction

Soil is very important and a valuable resource for every human being.

Soil is the mixture of rock debris and organic materials, which develop on the earth’s surface. More..





Geography India - Introduction
Geography India - Introduction

India - Location

India is located entirely in the northern hemisphere; specifically in the south-central part of the continent of Asia.

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Geography India - Physical Aspect
Geography India - Physical Aspect

India - Evolution

As per the estimation, the earth is approximately 460 million years old.

The endogenic and exogenic forces played a significant role in giving shape to v More..





Geography India - Drainage System
Geography India - Drainage System

Introduction

The flow of water through well-defined channels is known as drainage and the network of such channels is known as drainage system.

The drainage pattern of an More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Earth’s Layers – Earth’s Composition
Earth’s Layers

Earth’s layers are identified by studying various direct and indirect sources [we studied this in previous post: Earth’s Interior – Earthquake Waves – Shadow Zone]. More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Ocean – Ocean Convergence
In this post we will study about Ocean – Ocean Convergence. Understanding Ocean – Ocean Convergence helps us in understanding the formation of Japanese Island Arc, formation of Indonesian Archipelago, formation of Philippine Island Arc and formation More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Types of Mountains – Classification of Mountains
In this post we will study about different Types of Mountains which are classified based on various factors.

This post will be helpful to answer location based questions.

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Geography - Geomorphology - Divergent Boundary – African Rift System
Interaction of Plates
  • Major geomorphological features such as fold mountains, block mountains, mid-oceanic ridges, trenches, volcanism, earthquakes et More..





Geography - Geomorphology - Fold Mountains – Block Mountains

In this post we will study about Fold Mountains and Block Mountains. For Classification of Mountains refer my previous post

  • Types of Mountains – Classification of Mountains

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Geography - Geomorphology - Himalayas – Andes – Rockies – Urals – Drakensberg
Important mountain ranges
  • The highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System is Olympus Mons on Mars ( More..