Kuno National Park to get 13 cheetahs next year
The Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh is set to get 13 cheetahs in 2022.
The project is crucial in India as it would mean the introduction of the fastest animal on Earth into the wild after 69 years of the last surviving cheetah to be hunted down in 1952 in Chhattisgarh.
As per the United Nations, Cheetahs have been listed as ‘Vulnerable’ in the Red List of Threatened Species by IUCN.
Quick Facts: IUCN stands for the “International Union for Conservation of Nature”.
Petr Fiala has been named the new PM of Czech Republic
Petr Fiala has been named the new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic by President Milos Zeman recently.
Fiala ousted the outgoing populist PM Andrej Babis with the help of several left-wing parties.
Fiala aged 57 heads the three-party coalition namely Civic Democratic Part, the TOP 09 party, and the Christian Democrats together.
Quick Facts: The Czech Republic also known as Czechia was formerly known as Bohemia.
Kerala Tourism launches STREET project
Kerala Tourism is set to launch the “STREET Project” at select spots across seven districts to take tourism deep into the interiors and hinterland of the state.
STREET is an acronym for “Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experimental, Ethnic, Tourism Hubs”.
Under the project, themes like Green Street, village life experience street, cultural street, experiential tourism street, water street, agri-tourism street, and art street have been planned.
Art and Culture
7th India International Science Festival 2021 to be held in Goa
The 7th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) 2021 will be held in Panaji, Goa.
IISF is a 4-day event that will be held from 10th to 13th December 2021.
IISF has been organized by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, and the Government of Goa.
Quick Facts: Goa is India’s smallest state by area.
WHO classified a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 named ‘Omicron’
The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 titled ‘Omicron’.
The variant is currently circulating in South Africa as a ‘variant of concern’.
The variant has been identified as Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA).
Maiden Colombo Security Conclave Focused Operation being conducted
Maiden Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation is being conducted between lead Maritime Security Agencies of India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka in Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ).
The conclave is a two-day focused operation.
The aim of CSC Focused Operation is to keep the vital part of the Indian Ocean Region safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade, and conduct of legitimate maritime activities.
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Harshwanti Bisht becomes the first women President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation
Noted mountaineer from Uttarakhand Harshwanti Bisht has earned the distinction of being elected the first woman President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF).
The 62-year-old Bisht won 60 out of a total of 107 votes to get elected to the coveted post.
This is the first time that a woman has been elected as the President of the IMF which was founded in year 1958.