The Silk Road Part 2: The Process
The silk industry in India is HUGE and earns millions of dollars every year. It starts with raising the silkworms which produce silk cocoons. The most common type of silkworm used worldwide is the <em>Bombyx mori.</em> These worms produce what is generally referred to as mulberry silk (because they eat mulberry leaves exclusively).
Ramsar sites (Wetlands) in India: Memorize faster
What are the Ramsar sites in India? How can you memorize the names of Indian wetlands? A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water. Marshes, ponds, the edge of a lake/ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying areas that frequently flood — all of these are wetlands. Wetlands of international importance are also known as Ramsar sites. Why wetlands are called 'Ramsar sites'? Ramsar is a city in Iran. In 1971, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use…
Andaman and Nicobar
Andaman and Nicobar [http://tourism.andaman.nic.in/] are a large group of nearly 600 islands in the Bay of Bengal. Though they are a part of India politically, they are closer to Myanmar and Thailand than to the Indian mainland. They are grouped here with Southern India. They were just north of the epicenter of the Boxing Day quake of 2004, and were the site of dozens of aftershocks. The Nicobars were badly hit by the resulting tsunami, while the Andamans escaped with a few bruises. With…
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Jericho quake zone: Bible & science
For those wondering about how the Bible story of Jericho's falling walls could possibly be true, you might look to geography and history for clues.
Natural Hazard Map of India
Natural Hazard Map of India showing the different natural calamity prone area in India. Many natural hazards are related to earthquake prone area, hot desert area, cold desert area, drought prone area, flood prone area and cyclone prone area of India.
IIT Colleges in India, Indian Institutes of Technology colleges in India
The IIT or Indian Institutes of Technology colleges in India are among the top engineering colleges in the world.
The Southwest Monsoon Season (Jun – Sep) | Part 1
India’s Climatic Calendar: the South-West Monsoon Season Temperature Conditions during this season: As the sun shifts northwards, the temperature rapidly increases especially in the northern India.…
Indian Geography:Rivers in India comprehensive details
Rivers in India is always an important topic for all competitive examinations. The rivers in India are divided into two major groups: The Himalayan rivers..
India Metro Rail Projects
Detailed information about metro rail projects in different cities of India. Map highlights the under-construction, currently in planning and existing metro status.
Uranium & Thorium Distribution across India & World | PMF IAS
Uranium - Distribution, Reserves and Production. Uranium in India. Nuclear Power Plants in India. Thorium - Advantages of Thorium, Thorium Distribution.