Safe drinking water supply and management – Water crisis and management
Part of: GS-I- Geography and climate change (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has issued an advisory to state governments asking them to ensure safe drinking water supply and management during the nationwide lockdown that has been extended to 3rd May, 2020.
Advisory: State governments need to assess t
Expansion of Ameri Ice Shelf (AIS)
The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) predicts that there would be a 24% increase in the expansion of Ameri Ice Shelf (AIS) boundaries by 2021 and another 24% expansion by 2026 from its 2016 positions.
The floating sheets of ice called the ice shelves play a multi-faceted role in maintaining the stability of a glacier.
Ice shelves connect a glacier to the landmass.
The ice sheet mass balance, sea stratification, and bottom water
Greenland is the world's largest island, located between the Arctic region and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Greenland's highest mountain Mt. Gunnbjörn is also the highest peak located north of the Arctic Circle. Therefore, it does not just hold the title of being the highest peak in Greenland but is also the highest peak of the Arctic (3694 m/12120 ft).
Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark.