The largest volcanic region found below the Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth consisting of almost 91 volcanoes - two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. The newly discovered volcanoes range in height from 100 to 3,850 metres. All of them are covered in thick layers of ice. These active peaks are concentrated in a region known as the west Antarctic rift system, which stretches 3,500 km from Antarctica’s Ross ice shelf to the Antarctic peninsula. Researchers said that any activity of this range may have crucial implications for the rest of the planet. Some facts : There are about 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, aside from the continuous belt of volca

Goods & Services Tax

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a major indirect tax reform introduced in India by integrating the major existing indirect taxes of the centre and states. GST is based on the concept of ‘One Nation, One Indirect Tax’. It will make India one unified common market. GST was first introduced by France and Indian form of GST has been taken from Canada. The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) was created to function as a digital platform for administering the tax transactions. Some Facts : 122nd Constitution Amendment Bill & 101st Constitution Amendment Act. There are two components of GST – Central GST and State GST. Integrated GST (IGST) would come into picture when there is an inter state

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