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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...
Indian Geography : Raw Materials for Iron and Steel Industry in India The raw materials required for Iron and Steel Industry in India are given below :

Iron ore: Iron ore is the most important and basic raw material of More...
Indian Geography : Why Ahmedabad is called the Manchester of India? Ahmedabad is called the Manchester of India because of similarity with the famous cotton textile centre of Manchester, Great Britain.
Manchester is an industrially developed region in U.K. and is particularly developed in cotton industries. More...
Indian Geography : Minerals Resources in Gujarat Gujarat is rich in mineral resources, especially in petroleum.  The major mineral resources of Gujarat are natural gas, limestone, manganese, baux­ite, china-clay fire-clay, calcite, dolomite, fluorspar, gypsum, bentonite, quartz, silica sa More...
Indian Geography : Climate of West Bengal

The Climate of  West Bengal

The climate of West Bengal experiences hot and wet tropical monsoon climate. The seasonal characteristics of various climate West Bengal is summarized below : More...

Indian Geography : Rivers in West Bengal

The rivers in West Bengal

The rivers in West Bengal can be divided into three divi More...

Indian Geography : Difference between Thermal Power and Hydel Power The thermal power is produced by burning coal, petroleum or natural gas in thermal generator. But Hydro-electricity or hydel power is derived from the force of running water by means of dynamo driven by hydro-turbine.

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Indian Geography : Conventional and Non conventional Sources of Energy

Conventional and Non-Conventional Sources of Energy.

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Indian Geography: Cultivation of Jute and Cotton in India

Cultivation of Cotton & Jute in India

Jute and Cotton are natural Fibres. India has a major share of cultivation of  jute and cotton of the wor More...
Indian Geography : Major Types of Soil found in India Major Types of Soil found in India

In the higher regions of the Himalayas, Glaciated rocky soils are found just below the snow line. Below this boulder clay is found. Further so More...
Indian Geography : Short note on Laterite Soil in India Laterite soils in India are found in the Eastern Ghat of Orissa, the Southern parts of Western Ghat, Malabar Coastal plains and Ratnagiri of Maharashtra and some part of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Meghalaya, western part of West Bengal.More...
Indian Geography : Methods of Soil Conservation in India

Several Methods of Soil conservation have been adopted in India. More than 40 million hectares of land in India have been reclaimed from water erosion, wind erosion and gully erosion.

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Indian Geography: Wet Evergreen Forest in India Evergreen Forests are forests where trees have green leaves across all the four seasons of the year.

Wet evergreen forests in India are found in the Terai Region of Eastern Himalayas, Western slopes of Western Ghats and in the island More...
Indian Geography: Importance of Irrigation in Indian Agriculture Introduction:

Irrigation refers to the process of supply of water through artificial means such as pipes, ditches, sprinklers, etc.
The irrig More...
Decoding Indian Geography: The Course of River Brahmaputra (Tsangpo-Brahmaputra) The River Brahmaputra has its source in the Chemayungdung glacier of the Kailash Mountain (Himalayas in Tibet) and flows towards the east. It is known as the River Tsangpo in Tibet.

Among t More...