Himalayas Current Affairs, GK & News

Himalayas  Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft Arctic Policy of India

The Government of India recently released the Draft Arctic Policy. What is the main objective of the Policy? The policy ensures that the Arctic resources are explored and used sustainable. Under its policy, India will make sure the it abides by rules and regulations of Arctic Council. India became the observer of Arctic Council in ..

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What are Western Disturbances?

The recent Western Disturbance is responsible for an increased amount of snowfall in J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and the rapid dip in Delhi’s temperature. In several other states, the Western Disturbances have tightened its grip creating foggy conditions. What are Western Disturbances? It travels from the western to the Eastern part of the world. ..

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Regional Climate Centre for Himalayas

India is to establish a regional climate centre in the Himalayan mountain region. The centre will provide weather related services to India and also to its neighbours. Similar centre is being built by China on its side of the Himalayas. About the Centre The hilly terrain of India includes the Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, the ..

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Sustainable Mountain Development Summit

The ninth edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS) commenced on December 12 in Dehradun. This year, the summit was held under the following theme Theme: Emerging Pathways for Building Resilient Post COVID-19 Mountain Economy, Adoption, Innovation and Acceleration. The focus will be on the overall objective of taking measures to ensure robust and ..

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Mount Everest

Context in Current Affairs: The foreign ministers of China and Nepal recently certified the elevation of Mt Everest at 8,848.86 metres above sea level. The new height is 86 centimetres higher than the height of the Mountain recognised since 1954. The countries China and Nepal jointly declaring the height of the peak says that there ..

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