The vastness of space represents the vastness of knowledge yet to be explored. The more we understand the mysteries of space, the more we understand ourselves, and our world. Take this quiz to test your quotient on basic aspects of space exploration and astrophysics. [qa-quiz id="15628"]
Energy is the most important resource in our life and we need it for everything, from biological processes to electricity. Test out your knowledge on the sources and processes we use to meet our energy demands. [HDquiz quiz = "5396"]
Desertification could be a significant consequence of climate change. Given this scenario, how much do you know about deserts of the world and the process of desertification? Here is the desert quiz. [HDquiz quiz = "5394"]
On the World Ocean Day, “sea” how much you know about the Oceans that make up 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. [HDquiz quiz = "5391"]
In the World Healthcare Index released by Lancet Medical Journal, India’s rank is 134 among the 195 countries surveyed between 1990 to 2015. China has the best score among India’s neighbouring countries, while India fares worse than its minnow neighbours – Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In terms of overall scores in providing healthcare, India and Pakistan have the worst scores in South Asia.
In India an overwhelming amount of energy sources utilized are sources that are not environment-friendly. 71.6 per cent of energy sources utilized are unclean sources, with coal having the largest share. Clean sources of energy form only 28.4 per cent of the share, with renewable energy contributing a paltry 14.2 per cent. Coal energy is the source for most of India’s air pollution. China is taking substantial steps to mark a shift from coal energy to renewable energy sources. India’s progress,...
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Take this quiz for a check on your science quotient on biodiversity. All you have to do is match the term with the correct option below. [os-widget path="/anandprakash1/biodiversity-quiz" of="anandprakash1" comments="false"]
India’s mangrove ecosystems record a total of 3,111 faunal, or animal species. Among the classificatory faunal groups present in our mangrove ecosystems, the greatest diversity in species is predictably among insects and some invertebrate species. However, being a wet habitat, other than them, the most plentiful form of fauna are fishes and reptiles, followed by other water based animals including various species of amphibians, molluscs, crabs, prawns and lobsters. Numbers of bird species and other...
The total area covered by Mangrove forests in India is 4627.63 sq. km. Out of this, West Bengal occupies 2097 sq. km, while significant areas are also present in Gujarat (1103 sq. km) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (604 sq. km). Sustainable development of mangrove ecosystems is important to any estimate for their economic value, as most benefits are derived from the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Mangrove ecosystems protect coasts, prevent soil erosion and siltation, and also integrate...