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How to find out if your teenager is addicted to drugs?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

A drug is any substance that causes a physiological change in the body when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed or absorbed. Psychoactive drugs are chemical substances that affect the function of the central nervous system, altering perception, mood or consciousness.They include alcohol, anti-depressant and the stimulants like nicotine and caffeine. Some ... Read More

What is the significance of Western Ghats?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

The Western Ghats is a mountain range that runs from the western coast of Peninsular India. Older than the Himalaya Mountains, they are also known as Sahyadri. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the eight hotspots of biological diversity in the world due ... Read More

Why do people get angry frequently?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

Anger is the strong feeling of displeasure or annoyance. We often feel bad for being out of control due to anger but have no idea on how to control it. The reason we get angry can be because of many reasons but the root cause is usually something else like ... Read More

Why is conservation of natural resources important?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

A resource is any natural or artificial substance or energy which can be used for the benefits of mankind. Natural resources are those which exist in the environment naturally, that is, they are not created by humans. They are soil, water, sunlight, the wind, plants, coal etc.Natural resources are classified ... Read More

What is the principle involved in the flight of an aircraft?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

All things that fly using wings need air. Moving air has a force that will lift kites, airplanes, and balloons up and down. An aircraft experiences four basic forces, they areLift: The upward force acting on the aircraft which helps the airplane to fly.Drag: The backward force caused by the ... Read More

What would happen if Earth started to rotate in the opposite direction?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

Earth rotates around its own axis which is tilted at 23.5 degrees, from the plane of its orbit around the sun, in the eastward direction. It takes almost 24 hours to complete one rotation. The Earth rotates at a speed of 460 m/s, that is approximately 1650 km/hr at the ... Read More

What is the difference between CDSL and NSDL?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

CDSL stands for Central Depository Services India Ltd and NSDL stands for National Securities Depository Ltd. Depository refers to an organization which holds the stocks of investors and shareholders. NSDL and CDSL are the two apex depositories in India. Just like banks take care of cash and deposits, they hold ... Read More

What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

The Crocodylidae, which includes the "true" crocodiles; the Alligatoridae, which includes the alligator and the caimans; and the Gavialidae, which contains only the gharial are the three groups of crocodilians. Crocodiles are large reptiles which are amphibians. They are found in Asia, Africa, America, and Australia. Alligators are also large ... Read More

What is the largest earthquake in the world?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

An earthquake is defined as the sudden shaking of the Earth's surface. Earthquakes are caused by the collision of tectonic plates in the Earth's crust. These plates ride over each other when instability is created in the crust due to the release of energy from the Earth's core.There are large ... Read More

Is war the only option to bring Peace?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Shanmukh Pasumarthy

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24

War is a state of conflict between different societies or countries. The general cause of war is the difference in opinions. Although in some cases, a war might help attain the peace that peace comes at a price, which is a loss of life and property. The World War 1 ... Read More

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