Geography

  • Stick to the course and not to a college: Seema M Parhihar June 6, 2013

    Dr Seema M Parhihar, associate professor of Geography at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on admissions in humanities stream. Q. Will 4 yr degree course in English, lead to a job? Asked by: yamini A. Yamini there will...
  • Indianorigin boy wins National Geographic Bee contest May 23, 2013

    Washington: Indianorigin Sathwik Karnik has won National Geographic Bee 2013 contest after gruelling rounds testing his geographic knowledge about lions in Botswana, mountain ranges in Asia and port cities in England. To clinch the title, Karnik, 12, correctly named Chimborazo as the mountain in Ecuador that represents the farthest point...
  • 'Withdraw textbooks that exclude Arunachal Pradesh from map' May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra government on Thursday ordered withdrawal of Class X geography text books that excludes Arunachal Pradesh from the map of India. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan termed as "unpardonable mistake" the exclusion of Arunachal Pradesh from the map of India published in the text books and disbanded the...
  • Arunachal missing from Maharashtra Board textbooks May 15, 2013

    Mumbai: For lakhs of 10th class students in Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh is not a part of the country, as the northeastern state is reportedly "missing" from the map in their geography textbooks. Taking a serious note of the lapse, the state government today sought clarification from the chairman of the...
  • Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Geography July 3, 2012

    Paper I: Principles of Geography Section A: Physical Geography Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic and exogenetic forces; origin and evolution of the earths crust; physical conditions of the earths interior; geosynclines; continental drift; isostasy; seafloor spreading; plate tectonics; mountain building; volcanicity; earthquakes; concepts of geomorphic cycles; landforms associated with fluvial, arid,...
  • 15 distinct regions identified in Antarctica June 15, 2012

    Sydney: Scientists have identified 15 distinct regions of Antarctica and its nearshore islands, based on the geography, geology, climate, flora and fauna of the icefree areas, including the biologically distinct Antarctic Conservation Biogeographic Regions. Australian Antarctic Division terrestrial biologist Aleks Terauds, who led the study, said this is the first time...
  • Mumbai: 100 HSC answer sheets found dumped on road May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The fate of 100 young students teetered in the balance last month, while their answer sheets to the Geography paper of the crucial, careerbuilding HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) examinations lay on an abandoned motorcycle in Kalbadevi, unattended and exposed to the elements. Thanks to the vigilant eye of a...
  • ICSE postpones Class X Geography exam March 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Tuesday postponed its nationwide Class 10th Geography paper, scheduled for Wednesday, to April 2, 2009. The Board took the decision to postpone the ICSE exam after a packet of Geography question paper was mistakenly opened at an examination centre...