archiveJanuary 2016

HISTORY

Indus Valley Civilization – Ancient India

Indus  Valley Civilization (2500 BC - 1500 BC) From the beginning  of the 4th  millennium  BC, the individuality  of the early village  cultures  began to be replaced by a more homogenous style of existence. By the middle of the 3rd  millennium, a uniform culture had developed at settlements spread across nearly...
HISTORY

The Prehistoric Period – Ancient India

The Prehistoric  Period The prehistoric period in the history of mankind can roughly be dated from 200000 BC to about 3500-2500 BC when the first civilizations began to take shape. The history of India is no exception. The first modern human beings or the Homo sapiens set foot on the...
GEOGRAPHY

Plateaus and Types of Plateaus

Plateaus and Its Types This article clearly explains about the Plateaus, Types of Plateaus and Famous Plateaus of the world. Plateaus The term plateau is applied to any fairly flat high land region a tableland or elevated tract of comparatively flat or level land, the surface of which may be...
GEOGRAPHY

Mountains and different types of Mountains

Mountains and Types of Mountains Mountains are significant relief features of the second order on the Earth's surface. Generally, the mountains are more than 1000 m high. The mountains, whose height is less than 1000 m, called hills. Cordillera includes a general highland formed in a different period and by...
GEOGRAPHY

Standard Time and International Meridian Conference

Standard Time and International Meridian Conference (IMC) Standard Time and International Meridian Conference (IMC) are one of the important topics in UPSC Examinations. So, I think this article will surely helpful for your Examinations. Standard Time  Before the middle of 19th century, 100's of different time system were in use,...
GEOGRAPHY

Precipitation and Types of Precipitation

Precipitation and Types of Precipitation Precipitation and types of Precipitation. Before we start, you should have to know about Cloud and Hydrological cycle. Precipitation Precipitation occurs when droplets of water or ice crystals become too large and heavy to be held aloft and fall as rain, snow, sleet or hail....
GEOGRAPHY

Forces acting on the moving air near the Earth’s surface

Forces acting on the moving air near the Earth's surface There are three forces acting on moving air near the Earth's Surface. They are Pressure Gradients Force (PGF) Coriolis Force. Forces of Friction. (1) Pressure gradient force (pgf) Pressure Gradient Force is the basic activating force for the wind. I.e....
GEOGRAPHY

Latitude, Longitude, Parallel and Great Circle

Latitude, Longitude, Parallel and Great Circle Latitude: ″ Latitude is the Angular distance measure North (N) and South (S) of the equator. We can project the line from the point P from the earth surface to the centre of the Earth. ″ The angle between this line and equator plane is...
GEOGRAPHY

Mountains, Plateaus, Plains and its Different Types

Mountains, Plateaus, Plains and its Different Types In general, geomorphic processes that originate within Earth, called endogenic processes result in an increase in surface relief, while the exogenic processes, those that originate at Earth’s surface, tend to decrease relief.  Igneous and tectonic processes constitute the endogenic geomorphic processes. Exogenic processes...