15-16.04.18 Uttarakhand (UKPCS) Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND   Guv launches book donation programme   The Uttarakhand Governor Krishan Kant Paul  launched a book donation programme at the Government College in Thalisain Tehsil of Pauri district on Sunday. He also inaugurated the  arts  building of the  Government College at Thalisain on the occasion . The Governor participated in the annual programme of … Read more

Health Sector in Uttarakhand

Health Sector in Uttarakhand INTRODUCTION Uttarakhand is the 27th state of republic India which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on 9th Nov, 2000. Uttarakhand is having 53, 483 sq. km area which has been divided in 13 districts divided in two divisions‟ Kumaun and Garhwal. Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Udhamsinghnagar districts are … Read more

Divisions of Uttarakhand

Divisions of Uttarakhand Uttarakhand is divided into two administrative divisions.: Garhwal division Kumaon division Listing of divisions and districts:   Garhwal ·         Chamoli ·         Dehradun ·         Haridwar ·         Pauri Garhwal ·         Rudraprayag ·         Tehri Garhwal ·         Uttarkashi Kumaon ·         Almora ·         Bageshwar ·         Champawat ·         Pithoragarh ·         Nainital ·         Udham Singh Nagar      Garhwal Division, … Read more

HISTORY OF MODERN Uttarakhand after Independence

HISTORY OF MODERN Uttarakhand after Independence Until 1998, Uttarakhand was the name most commonly used to refer to the region, as various political groups including most significantly the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (Uttarakhand Revolutionary Party est. 1979), began agitating for separate statehood under its banner. Although the erstwhile hill kingdoms of Garhwal and Kumaon were traditional rivals … Read more

 Climatic changes

    It is the long term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time Though it has been happening naturally for millions of years, in recent years it has accelerated due to anthropogenic causes and has been causing global warming. UNFCCC defines climate change as – “a change of climate … Read more

 Global warming

  An increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century 4th assessment report of IPCC: global temperature increased 74+0.18 degree C during the 20th century. Caused by greenhouse gases Water vapour, Co2, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, Ozone, CFCs (in order of abundance) Since the industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has increased … Read more

Greenhouse effect

  The greenhouse effect is a natural process that warms the Earth’s surface. When the Sun’s energy reaches the Earth’s atmosphere, some of it is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed and re-radiated by greenhouse gases. It is the process by which radiation from a planet’s atmosphere warms the planet’s surface to a … Read more

Classification of climates, (Koppen and Thornthwaite)

  Climatic Regions of India : Koeppen’s Classification Climate Type Climatic Region Annual Rainfall in the Region Amw (Monsoon type with shorter dry winter season) Western coastal region, south of Mumbai over 300 cm As (Monsoon type with dry season in high sun period) Coromandel coast = Coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of Andhra Pradesh … Read more

Tropical and temperate cyclones

    The atmospheric disturbances which involve a closed circulation about a low pressure centre, anticlockwise in the northern atmosphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere are called cyclones. They fall into the following two broad categories: (a) Extra-tropical or Temperate and (b) tropical cyclones. (a) Temperate Cyclones Temperate cyclones are formed along a front … Read more

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