Found 42 Articles for Environment

What is a Tsunami? So far how many Tsunamis have occurred in India?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 30-May-2022 13:31:14
Tsunami means harbor wave in Japanese. These are huge waves of water which are caused by Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other underwater explosions, landslides, meteorite impacts etc. These mentioned activities displace large quantities of water, triggering destructive waves which can measure up to 10 meters tall. They are series of waves with an interval ranging from 5 minutes to few hours.They are very destructive in nature and can wipe out coastal areas, small islands, and ocean basins too. The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was one of the fatal disaster killing approximately 2, 30, 000 people. Tsunamis are not tidal ... Read More

Can India succeed in shifting to a completely electric-powered automobile industry by 2030?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 29-Apr-2022 07:16:33
In a pilot project that is underway in Nagpur, around 200 electric cars will be pressed into service by app-based taxi service providers like Ola, which will account for 50 of these 200 electric cars. A raging question that arises in any discussion on electric cars is the availability of charging infrastructure which is critical in ensuring its sustainability. Just as vehicles running on hydrocarbons (petrol, diesel, CNG) need filling stations, electric vehicles too, will need charging stations or kiosks at regular intervals along city streets and highways.The pilot project in Nagpur will have 1, 200 charging points, to begin ... Read More

Why is waste management such a big problem in most cities across India? Why does northern India have a comparatively poorer cleanliness record than southern India?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 25-Jun-2020 14:27:54
The typical view on Indian streets is piled up garbage in every corner and in some areas, stretching for 50 to 100 meters if not more. Most ordinary citizens who commute across these streets have become used to the ugly sight and the unbearable stink of the contaminating filth. This acceptance of filth and stink all over is the main problem facing the Swach Bharat campaign that the government has initiated.Complaints about the filth and stink are few and far between today even with a national level cleanliness drive underway. Till about three years back the very concept of complaints ... Read More

What is over population and its effect on the environment?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 07:41:13
Overpopulation is an unwanted situation where the quantity of existing human populace surpasses the space limit of Earth. Overpopulation is caused by a number of elements. High birth rate, drop in death rate, better therapeutic offices, consumption of valuable resources are a few causes of overpopulation. In the history of our species birth and death rate was always at a balance but recently there is an unwanted trigger in this balance which causes the population boom.Developing technological advances with every year has influenced mankind from numerous points of views. One of these has been the capacity to spare lives and ... Read More

Should cultivation be banned on hill slopes with gradient of over 30°?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 11:58:39
Yes, because hill slopes are never good for cultivation of seasonal crops; they are okay for plantation and horticulture but even in such cases it is necessary to ensure that these are not practiced on steep slopes. That's because the topsoil in most hill slopes is very thin, not exceeding a couple of feet. Such hill slopes can't be left bare of agricultural land in the plains because during the rainy season the water run-off is much faster on hill slopes than it is in the plains.As a result, any hill slope that doesn't have the protective cover of vegetation ... Read More

What is a plateau? How are they formed?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 14:55:00
Plateau is known as the tableland in geological terms as it resembles a table as in having an elevated and flat plain land. Plateaus have different names called ‘mesas’ and ‘buttes’. There is also a different kind of plateaus called ‘Steppes’, these are non-raised large flatland areas. Basically, a plateau is a small or large raised area of flat land which is separated from the rest of the surrounding land. These plateaus have sloped lands on either side of it.How are Plateaus Formed?By the erosion of surrounding areas by rivers, flooding, and glacier activities plateaus can be formed. The pressure ... Read More

What are the new guidelines for polythene bags by the government?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 11-May-2022 09:35:18
The NGT (National Green Tribunal) recently banned the use of all forms of disposable plastic material, in Delhi and most of it is packaging material and disposable plastic cups used by street-side tea vendors. Prior to that in 2016, the union environment ministry announced new guidelines for manufacture and use of plastic carry bags by stipulating the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags to be 50 microns, which is an increase of 10 microns over what it was earlier.This increase in the thickness of plastic carry bags is expected to push up the cost of production by about 20 %, ... Read More

Why is Greenland called as an island and not a continent?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 05-May-2022 07:26:39
Greenland is an island in the continent of North America. Though geographically it is a part of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe as it was a has been a colony for more than a century.There are no official specific conditions based on which continents are defined, but many scientists believe that the unique tectonic plate is the deciding factor, which explains why there are so many different models of thinking when it comes to how many continents there are.However, there are several largely accepted factors that classify different regions of the world as continents. ... Read More

Why is water management important for us?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 06-May-2022 12:08:25
Water is an extremely sacred resource for the existence of mankind. From the ancient times, water in the form of major rivers established the prominent world civilizations like Mesopotamia, Egyptian, Chinese, Harappan, etc. In ancient India, it formed the part of Pachamahabutas (five elements of nature) that were revered and worshipped by the people.But in the 21st century, research has proved the fact that people are reaching a point where water will be as expensive as mineral oil. It is not surprising that we have exploited nature to such an extent that there is bound to be ‘Water Crisis’ around ... Read More

What are the things to be considered before you accept your job offer?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 05-May-2022 08:34:51
There are a few final things that are to be considered before you accept a job offer. The job offer comes only after you have agreed and attended the Interview and has passed through initial screening and finally, an official offer letter is mailed to you. This is the last stage for you to accept or reject the job and also the final evaluation stage to consider the Job opportunity.The real question arises when you have more than one offer on hand you have to decide which one to go ahead with.Here are some parameters based on which you can ... Read More