Mekong river Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ....Read More
Scientists have caught the world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, named giant stingray, in the Mekong River of Cambodia. Key Points The stingray was captured on June 13, 2022. It measured almost four metres from snout to tail while weighed under 300kg. Giant Stingray was captured under “Wonders of the Mekong” project, which is a joint Cambodian-US ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2022
Category: Environment Current Affairs
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 ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
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 ..