Tibetan Plateau Current Affairs, GK & News

China opens new terminal at Lhasa Airport in Tibet

China made its newly constructed terminal operational at Lhasa airport in Tibet. Key Facts This new terminal is the biggest terminal in Tibet opened to further expand the transport infrastructure in strategic Himalayan region. It will help Tibet to emerge as a global logistics hub for South Asia. New terminal would give a significant boost ..

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China starts Baihetan Hydro Project

China operationalised the two units of giant Baihetan hydropower plant, which is the largest hydro project under construction worldwide on June 28, 2021. Key Points Yangtze river in southwest China generated electricity for the first time. First two 1-gigawatt (GW) turbines of the hydro project will go into formal operation after a three-day trial that ..

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Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act

Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act is a US law that was enacted in December 2018 by the Trump Administration. This law calls for denying access to the US for Chinese officials known to be involved in restricting visits to the Tibet. The objective of this law is to push China to ensure greater access and ..

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Peatlands in Himalayan Region

The recently released UN report on the peatland systems, called for urgent steps to conserve such regions. It highlighted the importance of mapping and monitoring. Peatlands Distribution in India Peatlands in India have been recorded in Arunachal Pradesh, northern parts of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. Parts of the Western Ghats range are also reported ..

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