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 …

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 …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 27 : 04-18 March 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 27 : 04-18 March 2018 Ocean Health Index+ (OHI+) OHI+ assessments are independently-led assessments using the OHI framework that are conducted by any group external to the OHI team OHI is the first assessment tool that scientifically measures key elements from all dimensions of the ocean’s health — biological, physical, economic …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 21 : 14- 21 January 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 21 : 14- 21 January 2018 Differences between the physical and climatic conditions of the eastern and western Himalayas   There are certain differences which also have an effect on the glaciers and their terminal level. These are: (a) Western Himalayas receive most of the precipitation in the winter months and …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 20 : 31 December 2017- 14 January 2018

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 20 : 31 December 2017- 14 January 2018 Indicator species An indicator species is the one whose status provides information on the overall condition of the ecosystem and of other species in that ecosystem. They reflect the quality and changes in environmental conditions as well as aspects of community composition. Some …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 19 : 24-31 December, 2017

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 19 : 24-31 December, 2017   Memristors What? These are considered to be a sub-category of resistive RAM, are one of several storage technologies that have been predicted to replace flash memory. Memristors are important because they are non-volatile, meaning that they retain memory without power. Memristors are a special type …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 18 : 17-24 December, 2017

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 18 : 17-24 December, 2017   Partyless democracy Jayprakash Narayan gave this concept. This has also been explained well in the link shared at the Source. A very interesting read. Background: As per him, the spectrum of Indian political system remained stretched between the nation state on one end and the …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 16 : 26 November – 10 December, 2017

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 16 : 26 November – 10 December, 2017 The Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) What? It is produced by IUCN and the World Resources Institute (WRI). It provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyse areas that are primed for forest landscape restoration (FLR). Forest landscape …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 15 : 19 – 26 November, 2017

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 15 : 19 – 26 November, 2017 Plastic Organic Light Emitting Diode Screens (POLED): Advantages over conventional AMOLED screens and/or IPS LCD Screens What? These are technologies used in the screens of smartphones/tablets or PCs. Each type of screen has its own advantages and trade-offs relating to durability, power consumption, quality …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 14 : 12 – 19 November, 2017

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 14 : 12 – 19 November, 2017   Reegle Tagging API (application programming interface)   Why? An explosion of information is available online in the climate and development sectors. But this flood of content in our email inboxes, on servers, in data warehouses or in the cloud is just that – …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 12 and 13 : 15 October – 12 November, 2017

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 12 and 13 : 15 October – 12 November, 2017   Phenotype    Background: Genotype is the complete heritable genetic identity of an organism. The word genotype can also refer just to a particular gene or set of genes carried by an individual. For example, if you carry a mutation that …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 11 : 08 – 15 OCTOBER, 2017

I-Learning Test 11 : 08 – 15 OCTOBER, 2017   Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project It is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope. Importance: As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA will bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 5 : 20 – 27 August, 2017

I-Learning Test 5 : 20 – 27 August 2017     Nuclear medicine   Background A radiopharmaceutical is a chemical substance that contains radioactive atoms within its structure and is suitable for administration to humans for diagnosis or treatment of disease What Nuclear medicine is the medical specialty, which utilizes the nuclear properties of radioactive …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 9 : 24 September – 01 October , 2017

I-Learning Test 9 : 24 September – 01 October 2017   Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) BIRAC is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 10 : 01 – 08 OCTOBER, 2017

I-Learning Test 10 : 01 – 08 OCTOBER, 2017   Operation IceBridge IceBridge is a 2009–2018 NASA mission that aims to monitor changes in polar ice from a fixed-wing aircraft. It is a temporary replacement for the ICESat satellite until the ICESat-2 launch in 2018. Why?   Since 2003 NASA has used a satellite, ICESat …

Insights Learning (I-Learning) TEST 7 : 03 – 10 September, 2017

  I-Learning Test 7 : 03 – 10 September 2017   Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) A Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) is a basic unit and smallest co-operative credit institutions in India. It works on the grassroots level (gram panchayat and village level).   Why in news? Reserve Bank of India has issued an …