Landslide Atlas of India

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Geography- Geophysical phenomenon.   Source: The Tribune, NRSC (Data given in the article is taken from this report)   Context: All 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh have figured on a list prepared by the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) of locations prone to landslides. The Landslide Atlas of India was released …

Landslides are a frequent and recurring phenomenon and most of the risks from landslides are due to inadequate attention paid to the nature of slope and material related aspects. Analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Landslides are a frequent and recurring phenomenon and most of the risks from landslides are due to inadequate attention paid to the nature of slope and material related aspects. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India Why the question: The landslide that occurred last …

India is very frequently prone Landslides, yet the steps towards mitigation and prevention have not yielded desired results. Critically analyse.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. India is very frequently prone Landslides, yet the steps towards mitigation and prevention have not yielded desired results. Critically analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Tough Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Floods and landslides have killed three persons and affected more than 56,000 people across eight districts of Assam …

Unlike the mitigation for other weather events, like cyclones or floods, landslide mitigation in India faces a unique problem – that of accurate and timely prediction. Assess the vulnerability of India to landslides and suggest mitigation measures.

Topic: Disaster and disaster management. 5. Unlike the mitigation for other weather events, like cyclones or floods, landslide mitigation in India faces a unique problem – that of accurate and timely prediction. Assess the vulnerability of India to landslides and suggest mitigation measures. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the question: …

What are the causes due to which Landslides occur? Suggest ways to mitigate the impact of landslides.

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. 5. What are the causes due to which Landslides occur? Suggest ways to mitigate the impact of landslides.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Insights on India Key Demand of the question: To write about the causes for landlsiles and …

Elucidate the process of volcano formation and its types. Also, mention a few examples of the global occurrence of volcanic eruptions in recent times and their impact on the regional environment.

Topic: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Landslides 1.  Elucidate the process of volcano formation and its types. Also, mention a few examples of the global occurrence of volcanic eruptions in recent times and their impact on the regional environment. (Answer in 250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The recent volcanic eruption in Tongo and …

Though Landslides are caused by Natural factors, but the increase in anthropogenic factors causing Landslides in alarming. Analyse.

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., 2. Though Landslides are caused by Natural factors, but the increase in anthropogenic factors causing Landslides in alarming. Analyse. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Class-XI NCERT: India Physical Environment. Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General …

Insights into Editorial: Development that is mindful of nature

  Context: Environmental disaster has struck Kerala once again. Unusually heavy rains have caused landslides in Kottayam and Idukki. High loss of life due to such disaster must lead to a serious review of the land-use pattern in Kerala. With a population density of 860 persons/sq. km against an all-India average of 368 persons/sq. km …

Identify types of mass movements and how they occur? Evaluate the contributing factors to landslides in India.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 3. Identify types of mass movements and how they occur? Evaluate the contributing factors to landslides in India. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: NCERT – fundamentals of physical Geography for Class 11 Why the question: The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper …