Nepal will make the Everest region a plastic-free zone by 2020 by banning single-use plastics. The new rule will come into effect from January 1, 2020.
The country becomes the first in WHO’s South-East Asia Region to defeat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.
The ancient Hindu tradition of Chhaupadi, whereby women are confined to animal sheds during menstruation to keep impurity out of the home, was banned by the supreme court in 2005.
The people of Nepal have voted for representatives in municipal and village councils for the first time in two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s transition to democracy.
Following the declaration of the federal republic, an election was held for the Constituent Assembly that would draft a new constitution.
Mount Everest had long been considered unclimbable by some and the ultimate climbing challenge by others.
Founded by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, a Gorkhali monarch of Rajput origin from medieval India, it existed for 240 years until the abolition of the Nepalese monarchy in 2008.
Licchavi was an ancient kingdom on the Indian subcontinent, which existed in the Kathmandu Valley in modern-day Nepal from approximately 400 to 750 CE.
The first documented tribes in Nepal are the Kirat people, who arrived into Nepal from Tibet roughly 2000 to 2500 years ago and moved into the Kathmandu Valley and Southern parts of Nepal, before being made to retreat elsewhere by the invading Licchavais from India.
Prehistory Neolithic tools found in the Kathmandu Valley indicate that people have been living there for at least 9,000 years.