Cheetah, which has been extinct in India for almost 50 years, is expected to make a comeback to India on September 17. Reportedly, eight cheetahs including five males and three females will be reintroduced in India. PM Modi will inaugurate the ceremony scheduled at Kuno National Park. The cheetahs are reportedly being brought in using a chartered cargo plane. Further details are awaited.
The Indian Oil Corporation Limited has announced to contribute Rs 50.22 crore over a period of five years, for the relocation of cheetahs from Africa to India. The cheetahs will be relocated from Namibia and South Africa to the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh. Under the said reintroduction of cheetahs project, 15-20 cheetahs will be transported to Kuno National Park.
In Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu, the battle between terrorist group Al-Shabab and security forces continues to stay grim, and has caused the deaths of at least eight civilians. The battle broke out after the terrorist group stormed a hotel in Mogadishu. Several other persons have been rescued from the hotel. Notably, the terrorists stationed themselves inside the hotel rooms, and continued their terror attacks.
Delhi has reported its third case of Monkeypox virus in a Nigerian national, on August 2. Another Nigerian, about 35-years-old, tested positive for Monkeypox virus in Delhi, on August 1. India recorded its first death due to Monkeypox on July 30. With this, India is on an alert, and the central government has formed a task force to monitor the situation and provide guidance.
Badara A. Joof, vice president of Gambia, came to India on a five-day trip to attend CII-EXIM Bank of India (Bank Conclave 2022) and other bilateral engagements. On July 17, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia, landed in Delhi for the same event. It is slated for July 19–20 and will feature discussions under themes "Building Financing Partnerships," "SERV Africa – Higher Education & Skill Development Partnership with… read-more
A health expert claimed on May 21 that Britain is witnessing frequent cases of the unusual monkeypox virus with no history of travel to West Africa. Susan Hopkins, chief medical adviser for the UK Health Security Agency, answered "absolutely" when questioned if community transmission was the norm in UK. Monkeypox is spread by contact with an infected person's skin lesions and fluids and shared objects such as mattresses and towels.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has declared his retirement from international football. The Barcelona striker played in 72 games for Gabon, scoring 30 goals, and served as captain. He is his country's all-time leading scorer, and he was named African Footballer of the Year in 2010. He has opted to concentrate on his club career after an early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.
A single case of Monkeypox has been confirmed in an adult male by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in US. The patient had a recent travel to Canada and the Department of Public Health is working on identifying those who came in contact with him. Monkeypox doesn't transmit between persons easily, but can happen through the exchange of bodily fluids. It is a rare, yet serious viral illness.
In Central Sudan's Sinnar State, a ferry boat capsized and sank, killing 23 women on board, on April 4. Reportedly, there were 28 passengers, and were all women. The deceased were all farmworkers, and were on their daily commute. Also, five women and the captain survived the incident. About 13 bodies have been retrieved so far, and the search for the remaining 10 have been initiated, reported ANI.
Africa recorded over 9.5 million COVID-19 cases on December 22, confirmed the Africa Centers For Disease Control. South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Ethiopia are countries which reported the maximum number of cases. In addition, the nation reported 2,26,536 deaths. Meanwhile, of the global COVID-19 cases, the continent contributes a total of 3.3% cases, whereas death percentage is 4.3.
Courtesy: The Siasat