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Bhashan Char Island

Bhashan Char Island- Key Facts The Bangladesh Authorities recently moved around 1,750 Rohingya Muslims to a controversial island in the Bay of Bengal called the “Bhashan Char Island”. About Bhashan Char The island is also known as Char Piya. It is in Hatiya Upazila, Bangladesh. The island is located in the Bay of Bengal at about 6 kilometres from Sandwip island. How the island was formed? The island was formed in the year 2006 by Himalayan silt. R

23 January, 2021

Glacial Lake Outburst Flooding

A glacial lake outburst flooding (GLOF) occurs when a breach in the glacial lake causes a sudden surge downstream. Such lakes are formed when glaciers erode land, melt and over time become a large mass of water in the depression formed, and these can be breached, causing floods downstream. In India the status of glacial lakes is checked by Central Water Commission.

09 February, 2021

What caused the tilt to Saturn’s rotation axis?

What caused the tilt to Saturn’s rotation axis? The tilt of the rotation axis of the gas giant Saturn may in fact be caused by its moons, scientists from CNRS, Sorbonne University and the University of Pisa have reported (Nature Astronomy). The current tilt of Saturn's rotation axis is caused by the migration of its satellites, and especially by that of its largest moon, Titan. Recent observations have shown that Titan and the other moons are gradually moving away from Satur

31 January, 2021

Tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclones Tropical cyclones across the globe, except Atlantic hurricanes, are moving closer to land in recent decades, a new study found. Tropical cyclones generally have been moving westward by about 30 kilometres per decade since 1982, putting them closer to land and making them more dangerous, a study published in Science said. Each decade since the 1980s, an additional two cyclones have come within 200 kilometres of land, the study said. Ominous trends Researche

31 January, 2021

New Monsoon Forecast Model and Madden Julian Oscillation

New Monsoon Forecast Model The India Meteorological Department (IMD) may introduce new monsoon models this year to better forecast changes in rainfall. The monsoon that concluded in 2020 was unique, in that with monsoon 2019, it was only the third time in a century that India saw back-to-back years of above normal rainfall. In both years — and monsoon 2019 was a 25-year high — the IMD failed to forecast the magnitude of the excess and only indicated that the monsoon would be

19 January, 2021

Mukundpura meteorite

Mukundpura meteorite On June 6, 2017, at around 5 a.m., residents of Mukundpura village near Jaipur saw a bright trail in the sky followed by a thunderous sound. They spotted a burning object with a sulphur smell on the soft agricultural land. The meteorite broke into several fragments, but a pit of about 15 cm in diameter and 10 cm in depth was formed at the impact site. The local police immediately collected it and handed it over to the Geological Survey of India, Kolkata. No

10 January, 2021

Indonesia jet missing

Indonesia Jet missing A jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight on Saturday. Officials were examining debris found by fishermen to see if it was from the missing plane. The plane was carrying 50 passengers and 12 crew members, all Indonesian nationals. #joinourtelegram# Reason for the missing Indonesia jet: Thunderstorms What are Thunderstorms? Lightning or ele

10 January, 2021

Iran and South Korea

Iran and South Korea Iran warned on Monday its seizure of a South Korean tanker in the Gulf must not be politicised, after the U.S. and France urged the Islamic Republic to release the ship. “We have repeatedly told... the intervening parties, whether they are the United States or France, that the case does not concern them at all and that they will not help to solve a technical problem if they politicise it,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh. The Islamic R

12 January, 2021

What is Christmas Star?

What is a Christmas Star? After nearly 400 years, Saturn and Jupiter will be brought closest in the night sky by an astronomical event called the “great conjunction” and popularly referred to as the “Christmas Star”. Conjunction is the name given to any event where planets or asteroids appear to be very close together in the sky when viewed from the Earth. Astronomers use the term great conjunction to describe meetings of the two biggest planets in the solar

23 December, 2020

Tropical Cyclone Nivar

Cyclone Nivar Why in News? Recently, the tropical cyclone Nivar has made landfall along the Tamil Nadu- Puducherry coast. Landfall refers to the phenomenon of a cyclone’s outer wall moving over the coastline and beyond. Key Points Tropical Cyclone: A tropical cyclone is an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterized by low atmospheric pressure, high winds, and heavy rain. A characteristic feature of tropical cyclones is the e

26 November, 2020

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