The United Nations defines a disaster as a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society. Disasters involve widespread human, material, economic or environmental impacts, which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. Here is an exercise that is intended to introduce you to a gamut of technical terms that can catch you unawares. Pick the right option and check how you fare. [qa-quiz id="17078"]
India has now turned its eyes on mining beyond permitted lease areas in various open cast mines. A pilot project by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on a group of mines in Tandur, Telangana, and Bellary, Karnataka, to monitor the deviations of mining activities, threw up interesting results over two time periods. We present the Tandur Study in the above infographic. https://www.geographyandyou.com/science/earth-science/illegal-mining-monitoring-indian-space-research-organization/
Are these words dirty? A nation as large as India does not suffer from dearth of resources - we have enough. But a pittance is awarded in the budget to the environment ministry and even lesser to the Central Pollution Control Board - mandated to monitor the health of the nation. If we are concerned about the dirt we are producing but refusing to clean up, here is a dirty words quiz that tells you where to begin. See if you can answer these with elan. If you can score above 6 you are equipped with...
The Government of India is finally looking to make a decisive push towards other alternatives for India's energy needs including renewable energy sources. At this point we must ask - How well acquainted are we with the topic of energy? Take this quick quiz on Energy Terms and check your Energy Quotient. Try it Now! [qa-quiz id="16157"]
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"]
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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,...