The magnetic North pole, that we know as the ‘N’ on the compass is now drifting from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia at record-breaking speed, according to researchers.
Due to fluctuations in the flow of molten iron within the Earth’s core that affects Earth’s magnetic field, the North pole is never truly stationary and has traveled around 2,250 kilometres since it was discovered in 1831.
Its movement eastwards was always within acceptable limits, allowing scientists to keep updated with the newer location. But in recent times the speed of movement has increased considerably.
Magnetic poles can actually flip if they move far enough out of position and this is something that has happened every few hundred of thousands of years. It can have serious impact on lives on earth.
The Centre is considering a 15-year residency requirement for obtaining government jobs, seats for professional courses in public colleges and ownership of land in Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
There would be no such condition for industrial houses to buy land for setting up business ventures and construct quarters for their employees.
However there are some plans to have exceptions for certain categories. These categories could cover central officials and their children, and students from other states and UTs who may have cleared their Class 10 or Class 12 board exams in J&K or Ladakh.