Page-6 of Himalayas Current Affairs, GK & News

Defence Minister Visits Siachen Glacier

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flew to Siachen Glacier which is the world’s highest battlefield in his first visit outside the national capital as Defence Minister. Siachen Glacier Siachen glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas. Situated at an average altitude of 18,000 ft above sea level it is one of the ..

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Nepal’s Kami Rita scales Mount Everest for Record 23rd time

A 49-year-old veteran Nepali Sherpa named Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest for 23rd time, breaking his own world record. He reached atop the world’s highest peak which is 8,850-metres high. About Kami Rita Sherpa He belongs to Thame village of Solukhumbu district in Nepal and yet again successfully climbed Mount Everest from Nepal side breaking ..

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Four new horned frogs discovered in Northeast Himalayas

Team of biologists has discovered four new species of Indian horned frogs from Himalayan regions of Northeast India. The team also comprised S D Biju, famously known as the ‘Frogman of India’. Horned frogs get their name from fleshy horn-like projection on upper eyelids of some species Four new species of horned frogs They were ..

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Himalayan State Regional Council (HSRC) to be chaired by V K Saraswat

In a bid to ensure sustainable development of the Himalayan region, NITI Aayog has recently constituted the Himalayan State Regional Council (HSRC). The council, which will be chaired by Dr. V K Saraswat, Member of NITI Aayog, and will consist of the Chief Secretaries of the Himalayan States as well as the Secretaries of key ..

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NITI Aayog expert group urges plan to save springs in Himalayas

NITI Aayog constituted group of experts has submitted report titled ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Himalayas for Water Security.’ It has mentioned that nearly 30% of springs crucial to water security of people are drying and 50% have reported reduced discharge. Report Highlights Challenges: Almost half of perennial springs in Indian Himalayan Region ..

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