Mekong river Current Affairs, GK & News

Mekong River

Mekong River is a trans-boundary river flowing in China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is the world’s 12th longest river, with an estimated length of around 4,000 km. The Mekong River Commission recently announced that the outflow restrictions caused by Chinese hydropower dams and low rainfall caused the decline of water levels in ..

Lebanon: First Arab Country to legalize Marijuana cultivation

On April 23, 2020, Lebanon became the first Arab country to legalize marijuana cultivation. This has been done by the Lebanese Parliament in order to boost the export of marijuana. Highlights The cannabis plant has been farmed illegally in Lebanon in the fertile Bekaa Valley. Today the country has legalized marijuana cultivation for industrial and ..

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NASA’s SERVIR-Mekong project to help monitor environment in Southeast Asia

NASA and US Agency for International Development (USAID) have started the SERVIR-Mekong project, to strengthen the environmental monitoring in Southeast Asia region. It has been launched in the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok, Thailand to serve the 5 countries of the Mekong River Basin viz. Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Key facts The ..

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