Geography of South America: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Mumbai girl becomes the youngest to climb South America’s highest peak

Kaamya Karthikeyan a student from Mumbai, recently became the youngest girl in the world to scale Mt Aconcagua. Mt Aconcagua is the highest peak in South America, located in Argentina. It is the highest peak outside Asia with the height of 6962 metres. The student of Navy children school has already scaled the some of ..

Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019

According to the latest date by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), the Amazon Rainforest Forests in Brazil has recorded 74,155 fires since January 2019. Its satellite data showed an 84% increase as compared to the same period in 2018. The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, which covers more than ..

UNESCO declared Chiribiquete Natural Park of Colombia as a world heritage site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Colombia’s Chiribiquete National Park (CNP) on its list of world heritage sites. The park, which straddles the southern provinces of Caquetá and Guaviare, is the country’s largest and has one of the highest rates of plant diversity in the northern Amazon. It is also ..

India and Peru signs an agreement on cooperation in field of Renewable Energy

India and Peru signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy at Lima on May 11, 2018. The pact was signed in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and the Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Arevalo. Beside this, Peru’s External Affairs Ministry organized a special programme in Lima to commemorate the ..

Dr Valiya Hamza and the Hamza River

Dr Valiya Hamza is an Indian-origin scientists who has been studying the mighty Amazon River region for over four decades. Amazon, as we know is the second longest river in the world and by far the largest by water flow with largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres, that accounts for approximately ..