Daily Archive: April 10, 2018

Insights into Editorial: Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers

Insights into Editorial: Rivers, floodplains, cities and farmers   Context: Floodplains of rivers can provide a new source of water. They are a local, non-polluting, perennial and non-invasive source of water for urban centres. Delhi Jal Board did ground-breaking efforts on extracting water from Yamuna’s floodplains in an environmentally sustainable manner.  The Palla floodplain scheme which was launched by the...

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 29 : 25 March -01 April 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 29 : 25 March -01 April 2018 Hot Spots Due to geological changes, molten rocks formed in the deeper hot regions of earth’s crust are pushed upward and trapped in certain regions called ‘hot spots’. When underground water comes in contact with the hot spot, steam is generated. Sometimes hot water from that region finds outlets...

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 26 : 25 February – 04 March 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 26 : 25 February – 04 March 2018 Types of roots There are two main types of roots according to origin of development and branching pattern in the angiosperms: taproot system and fibrous system. The taproot system enables the plant to anchor better to the soil and obtain water from deeper sources. In contrast, shallow-rooted plants...

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 25 : 18-25 February 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 25 : 18-25 February 2018 ‘CO2 injection technology’   Under it, CO2 gas is injected with residual oil in the ageing field in which total oil production has been declining. It reduces its viscosity and makes it easier to displace oil from the rock pores. CO2 gas also swells oil, thereby pushing it towards the producing...

All India Radio News Summary: 09 APRIL 2018

All India Radio News Summary: 09 APRIL 2018 Defence Minister asks Indian Defence Attaches to enhance their role towards implementation of India’s defence engagement in bilateral, regional and multilateral frameworks. In the first such engagement with Defence Attaches in New Delhi, the Minister outlined Indian interest in building stronger military to military cooperation, training and capacity building as well as cooperation on...