Month: January 2020

How is rainfall measured? | What does 1 mm rainfall mean?

Graduated cylinder

Rainfall is the most common form of precipitation. It is important for recharging groundwater, water bodies and is useful in agriculture. On the downside, heavy rainfall may cause disastrous floods and landslides. Hence, it becomes important to measure and record rainfall to plan activities of the future. Now coming to the question, how is rainfall …

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Hadley cell, Ferrel cell, Polar cell | Atmospheric circulation

Hadley cell

Air circulates in the atmosphere forming six different cells, three in each hemisphere. These cells are- Hadley cell, Ferrel cell, and Polar cell. Hadley cell The equator receives more heat as compared to other regions. As a result, the air at the equator becomes warm and moist (warm air holds more moisture than cold air). …

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States and union territories of India – area rank, population rank, etc.

States of India

India is a large country with 28 states and 8 union territories. These numbers have changed a lot since independence as various new states and UTs have came into existence for administrative purposes. Lets take a look at the current list of all the states and union territories of India. States and union territories of …

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Lok Sabha seats in India | State-wise composition | interesting facts

Parliament of India

Lok Sabha is the lower house of the parliament of India. There are a total of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha currently. Let’s take a look at the state-wise composition of seats. Number of Lok Sabha constituencies by state State Number of Lok Sabha seats 1 Andhra Pradesh 25 2 Arunachal Pradesh 2 3 …

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Madhya Pradesh facts – The heart of India

Narmada river

Madhya Pradesh is a state in Central India. Madhya Pradesh literally translates to “Central State”. Like every Indian state, MP is unique in its own way. At the same time, it possesses great diversity. Let’s learn some interesting facts about Madhya Pradesh, “the Heart of India”. Madhya Pradesh facts Overview Madhya Pradesh is the second-largest …

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