Mt Everest grows .86

China and Nepal announced the new height of Mt Everest, the highest point on earth to be 8848.86 meters at a virtual event organized between officials of both countries. Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyanwali and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi were present on the occasion.

Nepal decided to conduct the survey after suggestions that the tectonic plate movements including the major earthquakes of 2015 may have affected the height.

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