Prelims Current Affairs (Geography)

RFID/FASTag was integrated with the e-way bill system in January 2021 as a result the Goods and Services Tax (GST) authorities will now be able to track real-time data of commercial vehicle (CV) movement on highways by integration of the e-way bill (EWB) system with FASTag and RFID.

Tropical cyclones List

31st May, 2021

The recent cyclones in Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal were named as Tauktae and Yaas.

Warming of Arabian Sea

24th May, 2021

Historically, waters off the western coast have experienced fewer storms than the Bay of Bengal, and typically weaker. This the third year in a row that cyclones in the Arabian Sea have menaced the west coast and frequency and of Cyclone is increasing in the Sea.

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted in a massive column of volcanic ash and smoke 3,000 metres (3 km) into the sky.

In the latest development, scientists have come together to understand the impact of reduced anthrophony (human-made sounds) due to the COVID-19 pandemic on the marine ecosystem.

In this regard, the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) has identified a network of over 200 non-military hydrophones (underwater microphones) in oceans across the world.

China has adopted 14th Five Year Plan which mentions a hydropower project on Brahmaputra River near Arunachal Pradesh

Indonesia's Mount Semeru has erupted, pouring ash an estimated 5.6km (3.4 miles) into the sky above Java, the country's most densely populated island.

A “sudden stratospheric warming” event took place in early January 2021, according to weather forecasting models.

Lightning strikes have caused 1,771 deaths between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, according to a report.

‘Giant iceberg A68’

4th Jan, 2021

The world's (former) largest iceberg continues to break apart into smaller pieces on the doorstep of a major marine wildlife haven and home to millions of macaroni and king penguins in Antarctica. It has now split into 4 distinct pieces.

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