January 2020

Highest mountains in the world – the eight-thousanders

We all know that Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It stands at an elevation of 8,848.86 meters (29,032 ft) above mean sea level and is the leader of the group of eight-thousanders, mountains having elevations greater than 8,000 meters. There are 14 peaks in the world having an elevation of over […]

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

Rainfall is the most common form of precipitation. It is important for recharging groundwater and 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

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Hadley cell, Ferrel cell, Polar cell | Atmospheric circulation

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.

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 come into existence for administrative purposes. Let’s 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

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

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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