Solar storms and L1 point

Context: A group of researchers from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have, for the first time, figured out the conditions under which certain types of solar storms can flow towards the earth and affect its atmosphere. This is important because such storms contain charged particles travelling at very high speeds Read More …

The river-linking plan

Context: The government is all set to begin work on an estimated $87 billion plan to connect around 60 of India’s largest rivers; this includes the Ganga. Once complete, it is expected to help end farmers’ dependence on fickle monsoon rains, bring millions of hectares of cultivable land under irrigation Read More …

‘Hottest’ planet in universe discovered

Scientists have discovered the hottest known planet located 650 light years from Earth, which is warmer than most stars in the universe and sports a giant, glowing gas tail like a comet. The Jupiter-like planet orbits a massive star KELT-9 every day and a half, researchers said. With a day-side Read More …

Indian State Symbols

Name of the State/UT Bird Animal Flower Tree Andhra Pradesh Indian Roller Black Buck Water lily Neem Arunachal Pradesh Great Hornbill Mithun Foxtail Orchids Hollong Assam White-winged Wood Duck One Horned Rhinoceros Foxtail Orchids Hollong Bihar House Sparrow Gaur Kanchnar Peepal Chattisgarh Hill Myna Wild buffalo Sal Goa Black-crested Bulbul Read More …