Why, When and How Names are Ascribed to Cyclones?

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Recently a hurricane named Nate has popped up in news. This hurricane is building up in the Mexico Gulf and is expected to eventually landfall in the US Gulf Cost early in the second week of October, 2017. One may be curious to know why, when and how the storms or cyclones are assigned particular names. Below is provided answers … Read More

Rare Earth Elements and their Uses, Distribution, Hazards

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Rare earth elements are a set of 17 chemical elements. These elements are not exactly rare, but are relatively plentiful in Earth’s crust. In fact cerium, one of such elements, is the 25th most abundant element. But these elements are called rare because they tend to occur together in nature and hence are difficult to separate. History The first rare … Read More

Things to know about International Solar Alliance (ISA)

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International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an important initiative taken  by Govt. of India to create platform to address issues related to production of solar energy. It was formally launched on 30 November, 2015 by Prime Minister Modi and then French President Francois Holland during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. This Alliance is expected to have in its fold as many … Read More