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Union Minister Bhupender Yadav CHAIRS 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate ChangeShri Bhupender Yadav chaired the 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)on January 05, 2022.
During the meeting, the minister informed that there are 51 Tiger Reservesin the country.
Of these, 14 Tiger Reserves have been accredited under CA|TS (Conservation Assured Tiger Standards) and NTCA is working to bring other Tiger Reserves also under this accreditation.
The minister also released a Water Atlas, that maps all the water bodies in the tiger bearing areas of India.
Indian Railways launches Mission Amanat to track lost belongings of passengers
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of the Western Railways zone of Indian Railways has launched a new initiative called “Mission Amanat”to make it easier for the railway passengers to get back their lost luggage.
Under Mission Amanat, the details of lost luggage and belongings along with photos will be uploaded on the official website of the zonal railway, https://wr.indianrailways.gov.in/
This will help the passengers in tracking and getting back their lost belongings as well as ensure the safety and security of passengers and their luggage and belongings.
India successfully test-fires naval variant of advanced supersonic BrahMos cruise missile
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired an extended range sea-to-sea variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on January 11, 2022 for the Indian Navy.
This advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was launched from INS Visakhapatnam, a stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy.
The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile is produced by BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture.
The missile can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or from land platforms.
BrahMos missile flies at a speed of 2.8 Mach or almost three times the speed of sound.
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas appointed as next IMF’s Chief Economist to succeed Gita Gopinath
French-born economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas has been named as the next chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Gourinchas will succeed Gita Gopinath, the first woman to serve as the Fund’s chief economist.
Gopinath will take over as first deputy managing director of IMF from January 21 2022.
Initially, Gourinchas will join the IMF on a part-time basis from January 24, 2022.
He will take up on role on full-time basis from April 1, 2022.
Actress Harshaali Malhotra receives 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022
The 2015 film Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame actress Harshaali Malhotra has been awarded the 12th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2022.
She received the award from Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari,Governor of Maharashtra, for her commendable performance in the movie and contribution in the field of Indian Cinema.
The Government of Maharashtra organised the Bharat Ranta Dr Ambedkar national Awards 2022 ceremony in the memory of Dr Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar as a part of the upcoming 73rd Republic Day.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris retires from all forms of cricket
South African all-rounder Chris Morris has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Morris has played in four Tests, 42 ODIs and 23 T20Is for South Africa.