Land adjoining a continent submerged in the sea.
A low pressure system area in which the wind blows spirally inward.
Growing different crops needing different minerals for their growth in the same piece of land in order to get more yield.
An imaginary line pointing north-south approximating to the meridian 180 (east or west) where the date changes by one day the moment it is crossed.
Alluvial deposit shaped like greek letter, formed at the mouth of the river, where it falls into the sea, e.g., the sunderban delta.
Condensed atmospheric water vapours due to the cooling of the air.
Growing of crops in low rainfall areas by moisture conservation, crop rotation but without irrigation.
An imaginary line dividing the earth into two equal parts.
The day on which nights and days are of equal duration, e.g., march 22 and september 23.
Wearing away of the earth's land surface by rain, wind, water, etc. Rendering the land infertile.
When one earthly body obscures another one partially or completely.
When the atmospheric moisture touches cold earth and condenses on dust particles.
When the atmospheric moisture deposits in the shape of icy flakes on the exposed objects or near the ground due to below freezing point temperature.
The parts of the sea which do not come under the territorial jurisdiction of the nations.
Huge mass of ice separated from glacier in the polar regions. These masses of ice float in the oceans with 9 parts submerged in the ocean and one part visible.
Lines on the map connecting the places of the same pressure.
Lines on the map joining the places of the same temperature.
Narrow neck of land joining two land areas.
Anew variety of wheat which gives high yields in both rained and irrigated tracts and responds well to low dose of water and fertiliser.
A shallow stream of water at the mouth of a river enclosed bu dunes of river silt.
The distance traveled by light in one year. It is equal to 9.4*10612 km.
Time calculated from the sun at noon at any place of earth.
Imaginary line joining north and south poles and cutting the equator at right angles.
It is just like fog but contain more moisture.
A part of the desert where water and vegetation are found.
The path of the heavenly bodies.
The southernmost point of india, 700 km away from mainland india.
Smooth, treeless, green plain of central and north america.
Jutting of rock or shingle or sand at just above or below sea level.
Land covered with natural grass.
Time taken by the earth to rotate once round its axis.
Altitudinal line along which the area remains snow clad.
Higher tides in the ocean caused by the sun and the moon together. When the sun, the earth and the moon are positioned in a straight line.
Tides caused by the differences of the forces exerted by the moon and the sun when both are at right angles to each other.
A brisk and violent storm generally having rotator motion.
Peripheral area of arctic ocean.
Violent hurricane in china sea.
Artificial satellite designed to forecast weather.
Constant winds blowing from south-west in the northern hemisphere and north-west in south hemisphere.
Referring dispute to disinterested party called arbitrator for decision, which will be binding.
Payment of a fixed amount periodically for a limited time. It is an investment on which the owner receives not only interest on his money but also return of his capital.
Balance of trade
The difference between the value of imports and exports. It is favourable when the value of exported goods exceeds the value of imported goods. If it is reverse balance is unfavourable.
Statements of accounts, generally os a business house prepared at the end of a year, showing debits and credits under broad heads, in order to find out the profit and loss positions in the outgoing year.
Exchange of commodity with other commodities without the interface of any form of currency.
Document by which a government, a company or a person agrees to pay a sum of money in a certain time.
Annual estimate of expenditure and revenue of a country or a subordinate authority like a corporation.
Bill of exchange
Written order by a drawer to pay sum on given date ot named payee.
An economic phenomenon where there are more goods in market than demanded and so the buyers can dictate the prices of goods.
Place where officials of the banks meet daily to exchange cheques drawn on the respective banks and settle the account by the payment of balances only.
Joint farming wherein farmers pool their land, capital and resources and divide the produce at the end of the harvest in proportion to their land put in the pool. The farmers retain their proprietary rights.
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Side dishes called pitika is a signature characteristic of this cuisine. The most popular is aloo pitika - garnished with raw onions, mustard oil, green chillies and sometimes boiled eggs. khorisa tenga is mashed fermented bamboo shoot, sometimes pickled in mustard oil and spices. Kharoli is fermented mashed mustard (Brassica campestris var. toria) seed to which a khar has been added, and kahudi to which an acidic agent (lemon juice, dried mangosteen) has been added. Pitikas are also made from roasted or steamed vegetables (tomatoes and eggplants being very popular). Small fishes, asiatic pennywort, matikaduri, tengamora leaves, heartleaf, d