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Understanding Jet Streams: Formation, Types, Distribution, and Effects | UPSC

Jet Streams: Formation, Types, Distribution and Effects | UPSC Definition and Characteristics Jet Streams are a fast, narrow current of air flowing from west to east that encircles the globe in upper troposphere (about 8-14 kms above Earth’s surface). Jet Streams, also known as Rossby Waves, are thousands of kilometers in length and a few […]

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Heatwaves: Causes, Effects, Prediction, Mitigation | UPSC

Heatwaves: Causes, Effects, Prediction and Mitigation | UPSC Context: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced above-average heat wave days for India. Total duration of heatwaves in India has increased by about three days during the last 30 years and a further increase of 12-18 days is expected by 2060. Analysis What is a Heatwave?

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Kachchatheevu Island Dispute: Causes & Solutions | UPSC

Kachchatheevu Island Dispute: Causes and Solutions | UPSC Context: The encroachment by Tamil Nadu fishermen in Sri Lankan waters in search of profitable catch and their detention by the Sri Lankan Navy have often caused friction in Indo-Sri Lankan ties. In order to maintain amiable bilateral relations, concurrent with India’s “Neighbourhood First” policy, resolving this

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Arctic Amplification: Causes, Effects, Solutions | UPSC

Arctic Amplification: Causes, Effects, Solutions Context: While the Earth’s surface as a whole has warmed by around 1.2*C since the industrial revolution, temperatures are not rising at the same rate in all corners of the world. One difference is the faster pace that land areas are warming compared to the ocean. But perhaps the biggest

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