Disaster Management

What is a disaster? A disaster is a physical event, phenomenon or human activity that leads to sudden disruption of normal life, causing severe damage to life and property to an extent that available social and economic protection mechanisms are inadequate to cope. Its origin can be natural or man-made. Disasters could be, natural (geological, … Continue reading Disaster Management

South America: World Regional geography

South America, the fourth-largest continent, extends from the Gulf of Darién in the northwest to the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in the south. Salient facts • It is also known as ‘Continent of Birds’. • South America is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Caribbean Sea in the north- … Continue reading South America: World Regional geography

Australia and Oceania: World Regional geography

AUSTRALIA The 7,686,850 km² Australian landmass is on the Indo-Australian Plate and is surrounded by the Indian, Southern and Pacific oceans, and separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with total of 25,760 km of coastline. Facts about Australia: • The land area of Australia is about 3 million square miles (7,773,000 km2). … Continue reading Australia and Oceania: World Regional geography

Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal

Sutlej-Yamuna is a proposed 214-kilometer (133 mi) long canal in India to connect the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers of which 122 km was to be in Punjab and 92 km in Haryana SYL canal was envisaged in 1976. Centre allocated 3.5 MAF of water to Haryana, 3.5 MAF to Punjab and 0.2 MAF to Delhi. Haryana constructed portion of SYL in its … Continue reading Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal