Indian Irrigation

Water is very important for survival of all forms of life- plant as well as animal. India, by virtue of its peculiar placement in the foothills of the Himalayas and the Deccan Plateau running through it, has vast water resources which have been very meagrely tapped. Conventional and recognised means of irrigation are tanks, wells and canals. Wells: Well irrigation is an important type of irrigation in India. Wells are particularly suitable for small farms. The important well-irrigated States are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. In these States water-table is high, soil is sof

Humidity and Precipitation

Humidity of the air refers to the content of water vapour present in the air at a particular time and place. The moisture retaining capacity or humidity capacity refers to the capacity of an air of certain volume at certain temperature to retain maximum amount of moisture content. Saturated air: The air having moisture content equal to its humidity capacity is called saturated air. Humidity capacity of air is directly proportional to the temperature, i.e. higher the temperature higher the humidity capacity of "the air. Dew Point: The temperature at which the air becomes "saturated is called De


An earthquake is a vibration or oscillation of the surface of the earth caused by the elasticity or the isostatic adjustment of the rocks, beneath the surface of the earth. It may be caused by human as well as natural activities. Before the earthquake waves hit a region, the amount of 'Radon' gas increases in the atmosphere of that region. Therefore, rise in the concentration ofRadon gas' over the atmosphere of a region indicates that the region is going to be hit by an earthquake. The point, below the surface of the earth, from where the seismic (earthquake) waves originate is called the 'Foc

Atmospheric Pressure and Winds

The air, that is a mixture of several gases, exerts pressure through its weight. Air pressure or atmospheric pressure is defined as total weight of a mass of column of air above per unit area at sea level. Distribution of Atmospheric Pressure Vertical distribution : The density ,of air and the atmospheric pressure is high at the lower layer of the atmosphere. Atmospheric pressure decreases with increasing height. Though there is no direct relation between the increasing height and the rate of decrease in atmospheric pressures, yet in the troposphere the rate of decrease in air pressure is 34

Career Scope in Print Media

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World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)

Foundation Date: September 11, 1961 Headquarter: Gland (Switzerland) President & CEO: Carter Roberts Member Countries: All the countries of the world WWF was established in 1961 by a group of passionate and committed individuals who sought to secure the funding necessary to protect places and →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function and Objective of the Organization: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food-related issues in various Ministries →