South America: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

EXIM Bank extends Rs 250 Crore LOC to Suriname

The Mumbai headquartered Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, on behalf of the Government of India has extended a Line of Credit (LOC) of Rs 250 crore (USD 35.80 million) to the South American country, Republic of Suriname. The LOC was provided to fund the rural electrification system through Solar ..

GSAT-30 to be launched on Friday, 17th January 2020

The space agency of the Government of India- Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a communication satellite GSAT-30 from the overseas department of France on the northeast coast of the South America continent, French Guiana on Friday, 17th January 2020. The GSAT 30 satellite that derives its heritage from the earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series ..

International NGO IMPACT reports India as among the Largest Gold Smuggling Hubs in the World

Canadian Nongovernment organization (NGO), IMPACT, in its study, named A Golden Web: How India Became One of the World’s Largest Gold Smuggling Hubs, has mentioned that India imports gold around 1,000 tons every year, which is a quarter above the official figures shown. Highlights from the report : About one-third of the total world’s gold ..

KABIL: To Ensure Supply of Critical Minerals

The Ministry of Mines has approved the setting up of a joint venture Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to the Indian domestic market. KABIL It will be a joint venture of three central Public Sector Enterprises namely, National Aluminium Company Ltd.(NALCO), Hindustan Copper Ltd.(HCL) and ..

Which is the longest continental mountain ranges in the world?

Andes Mountains with a stretch of 4500 miles located in South America are known as longest continental mountain ranges in the world. Andes Mountains spans over 7 countries namely Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador and Chile. If mountain ranges in the Oceans are also included then Mid Atlantic Ridge forms the longest mountain Chain ..

ZIKA all set to start its Asian journey

ZIKA has made its imprints in Singapore with more than 400 cases being reported in the city and about 350 reported from Thailand out of which two of microcephaly stand confirmed.  Out of the 70 countries across the world where mosquito-borne virus has been detected 19 belong to Asia-Pacific region. The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and ..

Amazon Rubber Boom and Rubber Theft

Amazon Basin covers almost 40% of the South American continent and it is shared by eight countries viz. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Out of these, Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru were the ONLY exporters of natural rubber before the Hevea plants were cultivated anywhere else in the world. For at ..