Tiger reserves in Uttar Pradesh could soon be a delight for ecotourists
UP is home to a large population of tigers. The three tiger reserves in UP — Pilibhit, Dudhwa and Amangarh — make the state a potential ground for thriving ecotourism. Protected areas in the state also have a fleeting population of tigers who cross over from neighbouring Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.
The 2018 tiger census had projected around 173 tigers in UP which was a remarkable increase of about 48% against the national average of 33% from the previous census held in 2014 which counted around 117 tigers in UP. Ecotourism, however, is still in a fledgling stage in UP. On the occasion of the International Tiger Day, it is worth mentioning the steps the department of environment, forest and climate change (EFCC) is taking in the direction.
The forest department has made UP Forest Corporation (UPFC) a nodal agency for ecotourism promotion and development in tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
World Breastfeeding Week – 1st Week of August
The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is marked once a year within the initial week of August, between one to seven August, to lift awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and infants.
The theme of the planet Breastfeeding Week 2021 is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”. The annual week is organized by WABA, the UN agency and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund since 1991. Breastfeeding provides each kid with the most effective potential to begin in life. It delivers health, biological process and emotional advantages to each youngster and mother. And it forms a part of a property food system. However, whereas breastfeeding could be an action, it’s not continually simple. Mothers would like support – each to urge started and to sustain breastfeeding.
NISER – Joint Mission of ISRO and NASA
The ISRO-NASA joint mission NISER (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite, aimed at making international dimension of land floor adjustments using superior radar imaging, is proposed to be launched in early 2023.
dual-band (L-band and S-band) radar imaging mission with the functionality of full polarimetric and interferometric modes of operation to have a look at minor adjustments inland, vegetation and cryosphere.
NASA is creating L-band SAR and related structures, whilst ISRO is creating S-band SAR, spacecraft bus, the launch automobile and associated launch services. The essential scientific goals of the mission are to enhance the perception of the influence of local weather trade on Earth’s altering ecosystems, land and coastal processes, land deformations and cryosphere. NISER is one of the integral collaborations of the ISRO and NASA. India and the U.S. had agreed upon this mission in then-President Barack Obama’s go-to India in 2015.
First Indian Women to Win Two Olympic Medals
PV Sindhu, a 26-year-old badminton player, has turned out to be the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals after defeating ‘He Bingjiao’ of China.
♦ Sindhu defeated ‘He Bingjiao’ via 21-13, 21-15 in the women’s singles bronze medal match at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
♦ She is the 1st Indian girl to win Olympic silver and the first Indian girl to finish on the podium two instances at the Olympics.
♦ At the Rio Olympics, Sindhu had won women’s singles badminton silver in her Olympics debut.
Operation Blue Freedom – Team CLAW
The Government of India has accorded sanctions to Team CLAW to steer a team of individuals with disabilities to scale Siachen ice mass and make a replacement record for the most important team of individuals with disabilities.
This is the land record expedition a part of ‘Operation Blue Freedom Triple World Records’ being undertaken.
Triple Elemental World Records could be a series of world records being tried by the team in 2021 of collectives of individuals with disabilities achieving nice feats toward land, in air and underwater.
Team CLAW: Team CLAW (Conquer Land Air Water) could be a team of ex-Indian Special Forces commandos.
Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana by Government of India
A ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and helpful devices to ‘Divyangjan’ beneath the ADIP theme and to Senior voters beneath the ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ was unionized by the Ministry of Social Justice and authorisation, Government of India.
♦ Objective: To help the impoverished disabled persons in procuring sturdy, refined and scientifically factory-made, modern, customary aids and appliances which will promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the consequences of disabilities and enhancing their economic potential.
♦ Implementation: Through implementing agencies like NGOs, National Institutes beneath the Ministry of Social Justice & authorisation and ALIMCO (a PSU that manufactures artificial limbs).
Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana:
Coverage: Senior voters, happiness to BPL class and full of any of the age-related disability/infirmity Low vision, disability, Loss of teeth and locomotive incapacity.
Assistance is provided within the type of distributing Assisted-living devices which may restore close to normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested free-of-cost.
Funding: Central Sector theme. The expenditure for implementation of the theme are met from the “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund “.