1.Person in News

Indian origin Chan Santokhi elected as Suriname’s President

Chandrikapersad ‘Chan’ Santokhi has been elected the president of Suriname

Santokhi formerly served as a justice minister.

Suriname was formerly a Dutch colony with more than a quarter of its population of Indian descent

Quick Fact: The capital of Suriname, located in South America, is Paramaribo

2.Sports

Brett Lee to be brand ambassador of SportsAdda

Brett Lee is a former Australian fast bowler and cricket legend.

He has been signed to become the brand ambassador of SportsAdda

SportsAdda is an Indian news platform which provides updates, insights and statistics for sports like cricket, football, and kabaddi

3.Environment

Assam’s Poba Reserve Forest to be upgraded to Wildlife Sanctuary

Poba Reserve Forest of Dhemaji district, Assam, will be upgraded to a wildlife sanctuary.

This will result in increased security to its internal wildlife and increased security restrictions 

Poba Reserve Forest, declared in 1924, covers a 10,522 hectares large habitat for a large number of flora and fauna.

Quick Fact: Assam has 5 national parks, i.e. Kaziranga National Park, Manas National park, Orang National Park, Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Nameri National Park and 18 wildlife sanctuaries

4.Miscellaneous

State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report is released jointly by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, UN World Food Programme and WHO

As per the report:

  1. Africa is the hardest hit region in terms of food security
  2. It forecasts a global increase of 10 million undernourished people 
  3. India, stunting in children under 5 years declined from 47.8% in 2012 to 34.7% in 2019

5.India and the World

India forms Air Bubble with US, UK, UAE, Germany and France

Air Bubble is a term used for transport and people connectivity between specific regions in the world during the corona pandemic

GoI has signed agreements with US, UK, France and countries in UAE for resuming international commercial flights with special corona-safe measures

6.India and the World

India-Bhutan open new trade route

India and Bhutan have opened a new trade route between Jaigon, West Bengal and Pasakha, Bhutan.

The land route will help growth of Pasakha Industrial Estate in Bhutan.

The measure is also strategically significant in view of China’s latest aggressive steps towards Bhutan.