UPSC Prelims 2019 - Questions and Answers
1. With reference to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), consider the following statements
1. AIIB has more than 80 member nations.
2. India is the largest shareholder in AIIB.
CLASSIFICATION OF SOILS
India has varied relief features, landforms, climatic realms and vegetation types. These have contributed in the development of various types of soils in India.
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR), the first of the fourteen biosphere reserves of India, was established in September 1986. It embraces the sanctuary complex of Wayanad, Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai, the entire fo
Forests have an intricate interrelationship with life and environment. These provide numerous direct and indirect advantages to our economy and society. Hence, conservation of forest is of vital importance to the survival and p
TYPES OF FORESTS
(i) Tropical Evergreen and Semi Evergreen forests
(ii) Tropical Deciduous forests
(iii) Tropical Thorn forests
(iv) Montane forests
(v) Littoral and Swamp forests.
Tropical Evergreen and
Climatic Regions of India
The whole of India has a monsoon type of climate. But the combination of elements of the weather, however, reveals many regional variations. These variations represent the sub-types of the monsoon climate. It is on