Mains Current Affairs (Geography)

Northern India has reported many lightning strikes at different part- Amer Fort, Dwarkadheesh Temple, Chambal region etc claiming many lives and inflicting damages to the structures.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee lamented that the Great Barrier Reef of Australia has deteriorated so much that it should be listed as a ‘world heritage site in danger’, which has drawn sharp criticism from Australia.

A series of earthquakes has hit Assam and major parts of the Northeast, causing extensive damage to the infrastructure.

New research conducted at the University of Kansas suggests that the positive dust–monsoon correlation can be partially attributed to the heating of the Iranian Plateau.

Recently, India has unveiled a new draft 'Arctic' policy that, among other things, commits to expanding scientific research, “sustainable tourism” and mineral oil and gas exploration in the Arctic region.

In recent development, the state government of Bihar issued an order banning sand mining around bridges in rivers and those under construction across the state. The move has been taken to check illegal sand mining that threatens bridges in the rivers.

Satellite observations have revealed an unprecedented ‘space hurricane’ in Earth’s upper atmosphere, for the first time.

Icebergs are melting faster than current models describe, according to a new study at the University of Sydney. The researchers have proposed a new model to more accurately represent the melting speed of icebergs into oceans.

A major disaster struck the Himalayan state of Uttrakhand recently. A glacier broke after an avalanche in the Joshimath area of the state’s Chamoli district. 

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