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Gold deposits found in Sonbhadra (Uttar Pradesh)

Syllabus subtopic: Distribution of Key Natural Resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent)   Prelims and Mains focus: about the details of the findings; about India’s gold reserves   News: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits to the tune of around 3,000 tonnes in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh,   Details The gold deposits were found in Son Pahadi and Hardi areas of Sonbhadra distric

22 February, 2020 Indian Geography

Rabi Crops Sowing

Rabi Crops Sowing The area under the sowing reached 324 lakh hectares. The word ‘rabi’ in Arabic means winter. Rabi crops are sown in winter from October to December and harvested in summer from April to June. Some of the important rabi crops are wheat, barley, peas, gram and mustard. Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are important for the production of  rabi crops. Western temperate cyclones during winter provides the

08 June, 2020 Indian Geography

Gains from rains: on monsoon performance

Gains from rains: on monsoon performance Context - So far, India appears to be having a good run with the monsoon. As of the most recent data available from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), rainfall during the season has been 14% more than what is usual for this period.   Monsoon pattern in India - The month of June only accounts for about 17% of the monsoon rainfall spanning June-September. - It is the month during which the monsoon sets in and that process can

14 July, 2020 Indian Geography

What is Chillai Kalan?

What is Chillai Kalan? The most severe part of the winter in Kashmir consists of three months. It is divided into three parts called the Chilas:- The Chillai Kalan, the Chillai Khurd, and the Challai Bache. Chillai-Kalan, is the 40-day period of harsh winter. Chillai-Kalan begins from December 21 and ends on January 31 next year. Chillai-Kalan is followed by a 20-day long Chillai-Khurd (small cold)  that occurs between January 31 and February 19 and a 10-day long Chillai-Bachha (ba

22 December, 2020 Indian Geography

List of all valleys of India

  List of all valleys of India Dzukou Valley wildfire The wildfire at Dzukou Valley, straddling the Manipur-Nagaland border, has been doused after it raged for two weeks, officials said on Monday. No fresh fire or smoke was visible. The Dzukou Valley, situated at an average altitude of 2,452 metres, is a popular trekking destination known for its exotic flowers. #joinourtelegram# List of all valleys of India Araku Valley = Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Bar

12 January, 2021 Indian Geography

Vanadium reserves in Arunachal Pradesh

Vanadium reserves in Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh, considered a sleeping hydropower giant, is likely to become India’s prime producer of vanadium, a high-value metal used in strengthening steel and titanium. Exploration being carried out by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has placed the eastern Himalayan State on the vanadium map of the country, and geologists are confident of identifying a deposit soon. India is a significant consumer of vanadium, but is not a primary

11 January, 2021 Indian Geography

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