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भारत के पर्वत व पर्वत श्रेणियाँ

हिमालय पर्वत       हिमालय विष्व की सर्वोच्च पर्वत श्रेणीहै,यह भारत के उत्तर-पष्चिम,उत्तर और उत्तर-पूर्वमेंविस्तृतहै.इसकीलम्बार्इ2414किलोमीटरऔरचौड़ार्इ240से320किलोमीटरहै.हिमालयउत्तरप्रदेषतथापष्चिमबंगालकेमैदानसेएकदमउठेइुएहै.इनकीऔसतऊँचार्इ6000मीटरहै,लेकिनएषियामहाद्वीपकी7000मीटरसेअधिक94चोटियोंसे92हिमालयपर्वतमेंहैं.विष्वकासर्वोच्चपर्वतषिखरऐवरेस्ट(8848मीटरऊँचा)भीहिमालयपर्वतमेंहीहै.इसषिखरकानामभारतकेसर्वेयरजनरलजॉर्जऐवरेस्टकेनामपरहीऐवरेस्टरखागयाथा.29मर्इ,1953कोकर्नलजानहण्टकेनेतृत्वमें“ोरपासेनसिंहऔर न्यूजीलैण्डके एडमण्ड हिलेरी ने विष्वक ेइस सबसेऊँचे पर्वत पर सर्वप्रथम अपने कदम रखेथे. भू-आकृतिक दृष्टि से हिमालय को निम्नलिखित भागों में बाँटा जा सकता है. (i) … Continue reading

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50 Must Try Dishes of Delhi, India

Guest Post by Harry Sehgal 1. Peeli Dal at Shakahari, Chawri Bazar 2. Fish Fry at Ganesh, Karol Bagh ( Gurudwara Chowk) 3. Bedmi Aloo near Naugarha, Chandni Chowk 4. Aloo Tikki at Natraj Cafe, Chandni Chowk 5. Papri Chaat … Continue reading

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List of Metropolitan Cities in India

City        Population in 2011        Population in 2001                 State 1    Mumbai    12,478,447             11,978,450             … Continue reading

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And Now Biological Computer(link)

Using only biomolecules like DNA and enzymes, scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed  an advanced biological transducer, a computer capable of manipulating genetic codes, and using the output as new input for subsequent computations. The breakthrough might someday … Continue reading

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Ladakh incursion: China scores bloodless victory over India, more intrusions may come(link)

In a classic replay of its old game and classic chineseingenuity, Chinese Dragon intruded  into a important strategic border area in Ladakh of india and then disingenuously played peacemaker by reciting “patience”, “wisdom” and “negotiations” while the Elephant(india) was shocked  … Continue reading

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Nations holding most of the world’s gold:India is Amongst Top 10!!!

United States The United States of America holds more gold than any other country in the world. Gold holdings: 8,133.5 tonnes Percentage of total foreign reserves: 75.1% Germany Gold holdings: 3,391.3 tonnes Percentage of total foreign reserves: 72.1% Italy Gold … Continue reading

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Greenland:Land of the Kalaallit

Greenland  is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, in east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated … Continue reading

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10 least populated Cities in the Land of Populous Cities

Nagda Nagda is a major industrial town situated in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh. This city is one of the largest viscose staple fiber manufacturers in Asia. According to the 2011 India census, Nagda had a population of … Continue reading

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Belarus is Capable of Making Better Remote Sensing Satellites

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. According to the scientists the country  is capable of creating a … Continue reading

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Poor Health and Loss of Biodiversity are Slowing Down Economies in Tropics

Per Capita incomes of Tropical countries  could be more than double if they managed to reduce their health burden from vector-borne and parasitic diseases to that of  temperate countries. Scientistss from Harvard Medical School and Princeton University in the United States … Continue reading

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Nation State:Fundamental Unit of Political Power

Nationalism is, on the whole, seen as a bad thing, but the nation state is the fundamental unit of political power in the world so it’s worth examining some of the issues with it.   The nation state is a … Continue reading

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India to spend INR 1 lakh crore on e-governance:Sam

Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information and Infrastructure, said the Centre is spending INR 1 lakh crore to bring in a “second-generation revolution” in governance. “Our governance system is obsolete and requires drastic change. If … Continue reading

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China releases geographic coordinates of disputed Diaoyu Island and 70 Islets

 In a move to affirm its sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyu Islands, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), China, released geographic coordinates of the Island and some of its affiliated islets. The SOA announced details about the exact longitude and latitude … Continue reading

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Thailand Produces useful Maps on Forest land Encroachment

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, Thailand, unveiled a new satellite map that will be used to resolve conflicts on forestland encroachment. The new, 1:4,000-scale, map was introduced at a public forum on the problem of forest encroachment held by … Continue reading

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India Going to Launch first Dedicated Millitary Satellite Rohini for Armed Forces

India is set to launch first-ever dedicated military satellite, Rohini, within a month. It is a naval surveillance and communications one, as part of their long-standing quest to effectively harness the final frontier of space, Times of India reported. In … Continue reading

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Arabia Was NOT a Desert Always

Arabia is a vast desert today,but it was not so always.  Satellite images have revealed that a network of ancient rivers once habited Arabian Desert. The images triggered a major potentially ground-breaking research project led by the University of Oxford into … Continue reading

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Siachen:World’s Highest Battleground

 Siachen glacier  is billed as the world’s highest combat zone, but atrocious weather conditions have claimed more lives than actual fighting. The 77-kilometre-long (48-mile) glacier traverses the Line of Control, the de facto border separating Indian- and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, at … Continue reading

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India in Likely Global ‘hotspots’ of climate-induced food insecurity

A study has mapped global “hotspots” where climate-induced food insecurity is most likely to happen in the future, and it includes India. The study, ‘Mapping Hotspots of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in the Global Tropics’, was produced by the … Continue reading

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Pacific island nation Tuvalu down to last few days of water

The drought-stricken Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is down to its last few days of water, prompting a mercy dash by New Zealand and Australia with water-making equipment.Tuvalu, the world’s fourth-smallest nation sitting just below the Equator, has declared a … Continue reading

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China maps Brahmaputra, Indus and reveals new facts

Chinese scientists have completed a first of its kind study to pinpoint the sources of the Brahmaputra and Indus rivers using satellite images, and have found that the length and drainage areas of both rivers exceeded earlier estimates.Researchers from the … Continue reading

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China to launch sun-synchronous civil survey satellite ZY 3

China will put into space a high-definition civil survey satellite, the first of its kind in the country, at the end of this year, said an official of the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.The satellite, ZY 3, will … Continue reading

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India’s fastest Green Supercomputer by ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation has built a supercomputer, which is to be India’s fastest in terms of theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second).The supercomputer “SAGA-220″, built by the Satish Dhawan Supercomputing Facility located … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan to launch remote sensing satellite

Azerbaijan will launch a remote sensing satellite, deputy director of the Defense Industry Ministry’s National Aerospace Agency Tofig Suleymanov said. He said as distinct from the satellite of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies, this satellite would provide remotely … Continue reading

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Zero Population Growth and Environment

Malthus’s Essay on Population, published in 1798, still plays a role in environmental policymaking. The discrepancy between rates of human population growth and agricultural productivity lies at the heart of Malthusianism. One dynamic leads to ever-increasing population; the other to … Continue reading

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Siting of Nuclear plants and seismic zones in India

Dear Readers Found this article and a very good map here . I am reproducing it. Read it and Think.  I found it very relevent in the wake of recent happenings in Japan. FoThe massive earthquake in Japan and the … Continue reading

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JAPAN STRUGGLES TO MANAGE NUCLEAR LEAKS

The massive 8.9-magnitude quake damaged two power plants’ cooling systems and workers are using workarounds to keep the nuclear cores cool.Temperatures at one of the reactors are rising, fueling fears of an explosion.The United States has sent nuclear experts to … Continue reading

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Hamid Karzai accused NATO of illegally cutting down thousands of trees

Afghan President Hamid Karzai  accused NATO-led forces fighting an Islamic insurgency in his country of illegally cutting down thousands of trees. The US-backed leader said Western troops, part of a 140,000-strong US-led force deployed to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, … Continue reading

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One in ten Finnish species threatened

One in ten Finnish plants and animals is now threatened as climate change plays a role in speeding up extinctions, according to Finnish environment ministry . “During the last ten years, the status of 186 species … has improved, while … Continue reading

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Indian Rivers

The origin of the rivers in India comprises three prime watersheds: Himalayas and the Karakoram ranges Vindhya, Satpura ranges and the Chota Nagpur Plateau Western Ghats The Indian rivers  can be classified into the Himalayan Rivers, Deccan Rivers , Coastal … Continue reading

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Peru Mines Bird Excrement on Islands

It was a treasure for the Incas, the cause of a war, and once a backbone of Peru’s economy. Now as the world hungers for sustainable resources, bird excrement is once again as prized as gold. Handful of islands off … Continue reading

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Fastest Growing City:Dhaka

Global Post reports that Dhaka is fastest growing urban centre of the world. Read here

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History of forests in India

There is enough evidence to show that dense forests once covered India. The changing forest composition and cover can be closely linked to the growth and change of civilizations. Over the years, as man progressed the forest began gradually depleting. … Continue reading

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Pakistan to expedite satellite monitoring project

President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari asked the planning commission to expedite the project aimed at incorporating satellite monitoring of the development projects in collaboration with other related governmental agencies. He also asked for digitising the storage of land revenue … Continue reading

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Brazil and Argentina to develop satellite

The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) along with Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) will develop, the Sabiá-Mar Satellite, for the global observation of the oceans and the monitoring of the Brazilian and Argentinean coastline as well. The joint initiative was … Continue reading

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China’s homegrown satellite navigation system Beidou to serve the world by 2020

China’s homegrown satellite navigation system Beidou is expected to cover the world by around 2020, the chief designer of the system Sun Jiadong said Wednesday.The Beidou System, also know as the Compass Navigation Satellite System (CNSS), is a global satellite … Continue reading

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Shrinking of Rivers Tigris and Euphrates leads to Iraq’s Drinking Water Drying Up

Clean drinking water is an increasingly scarce resource for millions of people in Iraq, according to a new report  by the International Committee of the Red Cross.The Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, which supply most of Iraq’s drinking water, are … Continue reading

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Indian space programme budget up Substantially

India’s human space flight programme got a major boost as the General Budget  proposed a significant allocation to it and also sought increase in funds for setting up an indigenous global positioning system.The Budget, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee … Continue reading

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Satellite race between Iran and Israel

As tension mounts between Iran and Israel, both countries are planning to launch new space satellites to peer into each other’s military domains as they prepare for possible conflict.Israel, which has the most advanced defense industry in the region, is … Continue reading

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No Google in China?

Google’s announcement  comes amid growing tensions between China and the United States over Internet freedoms, with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set to announce a technology policy next week to help citizens around the world have access to an … Continue reading

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Chavez seeks to rename Venezuela’s Angel Falls

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has called for the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, to be given back its indigenous name. The falls, which drop nearly 1km (0.6 miles) from a flat-topped mountain in the south of Venezuela, are currently named … Continue reading

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Assam police officers to get GIS training

A group of officers of Assam police is going to United States to receive training in operating GIS and GPS . Acting on the recommendations of the Enquiry Committee headed by the former Director-General of Police, D.N. Dutt, CCTVs and … Continue reading

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India to launch two satellites to study climate change

India will soon join a select space club by launching two dedicated satellites in polar orbit to study climate change through atmospheric research and detection of greenhouse gases.The satellites will be launched in 2010 and 2011. The first will be … Continue reading

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Sea Levels Rose as Much as Two Feet This Summer in U.S. East

Sea levels rose as much as 2 feet (60 centimeters) higher than predicted this summer along the U.S. East Coast, surprising scientists who forecast such periodic fluctuations.he immediate cause of the unexpected rise has now been solved, U.S. officials say … Continue reading

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IIRS, India to use EDUSAT to interact with students

Chennai, India: Professors from the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun, will soon interact via EDUSAT with students of the department of geography, University of Madras.With a new lease of funding coming in for the current academic year, a … Continue reading

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Maldives to introduce green tax on tourists

The Maldives archipelago, threatened by rising sea levels blamed on climate change, said  it would introduce a new environment tax on all tourists who use its resorts and provide its economic lifeline. Famed mostly for high-end luxury resorts and white-sand … Continue reading

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Iraq’s new war is a fight for water

As bombs continue to tear apart its towns and villages, Iraq is now in the grip of an environmental crisis that experts and officials warn may do what decades of war have not been able to — destroy the country. … Continue reading

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