Mount Everest Current Affairs, GK & News
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 ....Read More
A new study highlighted that, Ice on a glacier near the summit of Mount Everest has shrunk dramatically, in last three decades. Research was led by University of Maine and published by Nature. Key Points Summit of Mount Everest took millennia to form. South Col formation may already have about 55 metres (180 feet) of ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Recently scientists found that the highest glacier on the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest is melting at a faster rate. It is the South Col glacier and the glacier has lost 54 metres of thickness in the last 25 years. About the melting The South Col glacier is located at a height of 7,906 metres. ..
Hong Kong mountaineer, Tsang Yin-hung, recorded “world’s fastest ascent of Everest by a woman” in just 26 hours. Highlights Tsang climbed 8,848.86-metre mountain in a record time of 25 hours and 50 minutes in her third attempt. Earlier in 2017, Tsang became first Hong Kong woman to climbed the top. She broke the earlier record ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
The International Everest Day is observed every year on 29 May. The day is celebrated with processions, memorial events, and special events in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Everest region. Background The day is observed every year in memory of the first summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 undertaken by Sir Edmund Hillary from ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020
Category: Important Days & Events Current Affairs
Indian mountaineer Bhawna Dehariya has successfully scaled Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain peak of Australia. The mountaineer had scaled Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro last year and has successfully climbed the 2,228-metres Mount Kosciuszko now. Bhawna Dehariya hails from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
On February 9, 2020, Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest girl to climb the highest peak in South America, Mt Aconcagua. Highlights Kaamya Karthikeyan is a Class VII student studying in Navy Children School. She has set the record of become the youngest in the world to summit the highest peak of the Andes Mountain Range, ..
Category: Sports Current Affairs