Scheduled Tribes of Goa for Goa PSC

Scheduled Tribes of Goa The tribes like Gawda, Kunbi and Velip are the primary settlers of Goa. It’s terribly tough to reconstruct their early history as literary sources aren’t accessible for the same. The offered proof, significantly archaeological literary and folklore have evidenced that the tribes are aboriginals of Goa. it’s same that the Goan … Read more

Relief and Structure of Goa

Relief and Structure of Goa Goa is almost entirely covered by rocks of the Goa Group belonging to the Dharwar Super Group of the ArchaeanlProterozoic age, except for a narrow strip at the north-eastern corner occupied by Deccan Trap of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Eocene age. The Goa Group consisting of green ‘schist species of metamorphic … Read more

Irrigation and Hydropower of Goa

Irrigation and Hydropower of Goa Goa is situated within the Konkan region and is that the smallest state in India. Substitutable with tourism in India, Goa remains one among the favourite traveller destinations for millions across the world. Bordered by the Arabian Sea on its west, Goa is blessed in terms of topographic beauty. Goa … Read more

 Climatic changes

    It is the long term change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time Though it has been happening naturally for millions of years, in recent years it has accelerated due to anthropogenic causes and has been causing global warming. UNFCCC defines climate change as – “a change of climate … Read more

 Global warming

  An increase in the average temperature of Earth’s near surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century 4th assessment report of IPCC: global temperature increased 74+0.18 degree C during the 20th century. Caused by greenhouse gases Water vapour, Co2, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, Ozone, CFCs (in order of abundance) Since the industrial revolution, the burning of fossil fuels has increased … Read more

Greenhouse effect

  The greenhouse effect is a natural process that warms the Earth’s surface. When the Sun’s energy reaches the Earth’s atmosphere, some of it is reflected back to space and the rest is absorbed and re-radiated by greenhouse gases. It is the process by which radiation from a planet’s atmosphere warms the planet’s surface to a … Read more

Classification of climates, (Koppen and Thornthwaite)

  Climatic Regions of India : Koeppen’s Classification Climate Type Climatic Region Annual Rainfall in the Region Amw (Monsoon type with shorter dry winter season) Western coastal region, south of Mumbai over 300 cm As (Monsoon type with dry season in high sun period) Coromandel coast = Coastal Tamil Nadu and adjoining areas of Andhra Pradesh … Read more

Tropical and temperate cyclones

    The atmospheric disturbances which involve a closed circulation about a low pressure centre, anticlockwise in the northern atmosphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere are called cyclones. They fall into the following two broad categories: (a) Extra-tropical or Temperate and (b) tropical cyclones. (a) Temperate Cyclones Temperate cyclones are formed along a front … Read more

 Air masses and fronts

  Airmasses   An airmass is a large body of air with relatively uniform thermal and moisture characteristics. Airmasses cover large regions of the earth, typically several hundred thousand square kilometers. Airmasses can be as deep as the depth of the troposphere or as shallow as 1 to 2 km. Airmasses form when air remains … Read more

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