World Geography - 2nd Batch - IAS 2016

1. Introduction

1. Geography - 1: Introduction and Space
2. Geography - 2: Origin of Earth Theories, earth interior, Rocks
3. Geography - 3: Geo-morphic Processes, Earth Quakes, Volcones. 
4. Geography - 4: Associated Features of Volcones, Folds, Faults, Fluvial Land forms, Aeolian Land Forms
5. Geography - 5: Aeolian land Forms, Karst Land Forms, Glacial Land Forms, Marine Land Forms, Tetrahedral Theory, Continental Drift Theory 
6. Geography - 6: Plate Tectonic Theory, Geological Time Scale, Climatology, Origin of Atmosphere, Composition, Structure 
7. Geography - 7: Insolation, Atmospheric Depletion, The Air Pressure, The Winds (Planetary Winds, Seasonal Winds, Local Winds, Variable Winds (Cyclones)), Condensation, Cloud classification
8. Geography - 8: Precipitation (Forms and Types), Climatic Regions of The World, Grass Lands of The World, Oceanography, Ocean Bottom Relief, Coral Reefs, Salinity, Currents (Atlantic and Pacific Ocean Currents)
9. Geography - 9: Currents of Indian Ocean, Different Zones of Ocean, Marine Resources, Human Geography (Evolution of Human Beings , Races)
10. Geography - 10: Races of India, The Demography, Population Distribution, Population Theories, Concept of optimum Under and Over population, Population Problems of Under Developed countries.
11. Geography - 11: Problems of Under Population, Problems of Advanced Countries, Migrations, Theories of Migrations.
Economic Geography, Types of Economic Activities, Agriculture
12. Geography - 12: Types of Agriculture, Crops (Rice, Wheat, tea, Coffee, Sugar cane and Cotton), Cattle, Fishes, Mining, Mineral Occurrences and Methods of Mining, Iron
13. Geography - 13: Coal, Crude Oil, Diamonds, Trade, Transportation (World and Indian Road ways), (World and Indian Railways)
14. Geography -14: Pipelines, Air ways, World's Rural and Urban settlements, Tourism
15. Geography - 15: Rural and Urban settlements of India, Physical Settings of North America and South America
16. Geography - 16: Resources of South America, Africa Physical settings and Resources, Australia Physical Setting and Resources, Antarctica and New Zealand Physical Settings, Europe's Physical Settings, 
17. Geography - 17: European Resources, Arab League and Islamic Terrorism, Origin of CIS and Associated organisations, China - Physical settings and Resources. 

Indian Geography:

1. Indian Geography - 1: India's Introduction, India's relations with neighboring countries. China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, 
2. Indian Geography - 2: Pakistan, India the Land of diversities, Land of potentialities, Unity in diversity, Political divisions of India. 
Physiography or relief of India - Started origin of Himalayas. 
3. Indian Geography - 3: trans Himalayas, Himalayan ranges, Eastern Hills, regional divisions, glaciers and significance of Himalayas
The great planes of North India, Their Geo morphology, Regional division and significance, 
The peninsular plateau, The smaller plateaus. 
4. Indian geography - 4: The Hill ranges, Coastal Plains, The Islands. 
Climate of India, Four Seasons
5. Indian Geography - 5: Monsoons, Mechanisms and Progress, Distribution of rainfall, Climatic Regions of India.
Drainage - Classification on the basis of size.
6. Indian Geography - 6: Himalayan Drainage System, Indus, Ganga, brahmaputra. Peninsular River system - Mahanadi
7. Indian Geography - 7: Krishna, Godavari, Kaveri, West Flowing Rivers - Narmada, Tapti etc, Coastal Streams in Land Drainage.
Irrigation - Types, Intensity and Potential
Soil - Major Soil groups of India, Alluvial, Black and Red.
8. Indian geography - 8: Laterite, Aerid, Mountain and Forest, Saline, Peaty and Marshy
Soil Horizons, Soil classification, Soil Erosion, Human factors i soil erosion, Soil Conversations...
Forests - Factors influencing the vegetation, 
9. Indian Geography - 9: The General Classification of The Forests, Legal Classification of the Forests, Concept of Social Forestry, National Forest Policies, The Forest Products, Indirect Uses of The Forests, Forest Cover in India.
Agriculture - Why Indian Economy is Agrarian?, Peculiarities of Indian Agriculture, Problems and Solutions of Indian Agriculture. 
10. Indian geography - 10: The Agriculture regions in India, Green Revolution, Land utilization, Crops, minerals, India's position in mineral resources, Mineral belts of India, Introduction to Industries 
11. Indian Geography - 11: Industrial Regions (Major and Minor), Factors influencing the location of Industries, Demography - Census, Decadal growth rate, Population densities.
12. Indian Geography - 12: Sex Ratio, Literacy Rate, SC and ST Populations, Most Populous states etc. 
Population growth since 1901, Population problems of India, Population Policies of India. 
Land Reforms, Cropping patterns and Crop combination