Beirut Current Affairs, GK & News

40 Tonnes of Fish die in Lebanon

River Litani is the longest river in Lebanon. It has an artificial lake called the Qaraoun lake created by the Litani river dam. Around forty tonnes of fish were recently washed on the banks of the lake due to excessive pollution. The pollution was mainly due to sewage dumping. This has gained an international spotlight. ..

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What is 3RF Framework?

3RF stands for Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework. It was launched by the United Nations to revitalise Beirut. The framework was prepared by United Nations, World Bank and European Union. The Beirut Explosion On August 4, 2020, a deadly blast at Beirut, the capital of Lebanon killed more than 200 people. It left a million ..

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UNESCO to revamp Lebanon’s heritage buildings

Recently UNESCO under the leadership of Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO announced the launch of new initiative “Beirut” named on the capital city of Lebanon. The said initiative will revamp the country’s damaged heritage sites and buildings. Background 4 August 2020 had been the worst day of the year for Lebanese people when a large ..

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India sends Humanitarian aid to Lebanon

In a humanitarian gesture, India has sent 58 tonnes of emergency humanitarian aid to Lebanon in an air force plane to assist the people affected by the explosions in Beirut on August 4. The government has sent a separate consignment of personal protective equipment, including surgical gloves and surgical gowns. Details of the Aid to ..

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WHO asks for USD 15-mn aid for Lebanon

The World Health Organization is appealing for $15 million to cover emergency health needs in Lebanon following the explosion at Beirut Port on August 4. That incident killed around 150 people and also injured more than 5000 people. What happened in Beirut, Lebanon? There was a blast in a port in Beirut on August 04 ..

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