The Covid-19 has now become a reality for Nepal. Until Monday, Nepal had only one positive (and a recovered) case. Now another person, who recently returned from France, has been tested positive and she is undergoing treatment at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku. With this, panic level among people has sharply increased. Perhaps considering the seriousness of the case after this incident, the government on Monday enforced complete lockdown of the country. It is clear that the government had to announce this drastic measure after the appeal to the people to stay home, not to travel and thus take care of themselves went in vain. The curfew-like situation that has started from Tuesday morning has worked considerably well. Streets are empty and vehicles are not seen on the streets. But this, it seems, is true only in the main streets of the valley. Outside of the Ring Road and in inner streets, people don’t seem to care about the lockdown.
Some might wonder why it takes two years to measure the height of Everest. Then, some are curious why it isn’t possible to deboard from a helicopter to reach Mt. Everest and just use the required technology to measure its height within 10 minutes.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over height of the world’s tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little shorter in the wake of an earthquake two years ago, officials said on Friday.
KATHMANDU, August 6: The Agriculture and Water Resources Committee (AWRC) under the Legislature-Parliament has directed the government to measure quality of milk and dairy products being produced and distributed across the country including Kathmandu valley at the earliest and take action against those found producing or distributing substandard dairy products.