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Karakoram Anomaly

Karakoram Anomaly What is Karakoram Anomaly? The 'Karakoram Anomaly' is termed as the stability or anomalous growth of glaciers in the central Karakoram, in contrast to the retreat of glaciers in other nearby mountainous ranges of the Himalayas and other mountainous ranges of the world. The reason behind the anomaly: The revival of western disturbance (WD) has been instrumental in triggering and sustaining the Karakoram Anomaly as per scientists. WDs are the primar

Soil Mapping in agriculture

Soil Mapping In order to use fertilisers more effectively, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently launched a project to digitally map soil nutrients in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and central America. Additionally, it will arrange and enhance current soil maps. About soil mapping Soil Mapping is the process of delineating natural bodies of soils, classifying and grouping the delineated soils into map units, and capturing soil property information for interpreting and depi

Pong dam

Recently the draft policy was prepared to declare Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary and the surrounding area an eco-sensitive zone. It is the highest earth-fill dam in India and is one of India’s largest man-made reservoir. Built in – 1975, named after Maharana Pratap and so called as Maharana Pratap Sagar. Location – Over Beas River in Himachal Pradesh. Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary – In 1983, the entire reservoir was declared a


01 Feb,2024

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