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
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
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
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:
- Africa is the hardest hit region in terms of food security
- It forecasts a global increase of 10 million undernourished people
- 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.