Friday, 27 May, 2022

Topic: Cheetah

Cheetah ‘all set to return’ to India 70 years after it went extinct in the country

Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav launched an action plan under which 50 of these big cats will be introduced in the next 5 years. The cheetah went extinct in 1952 in India.

HAL choppers get defence ministry nod in bid to replace Cheetah & Chetak, Kamov hangs in balance

The 12 helicopters, six each for the Army and the IAF, will be delivered in August 2022.

African experts to come calling as India prepares ground for cheetah reintroduction

Experts from South Africa and Namibia will arrive in April to check out potential habitats, while a team of Indian experts will go to Africa for training between May and August.

Why India’s plan to reintroduce cheetahs can run into problems

In early 2020, the Supreme Court agreed that wildlife authorities could reintroduce the cheetah to India, 70 years after its local extinction.

These wildlife sanctuaries in India could host cheetahs brought in from Africa

Based on a 2010 govt report, ThePrint lists the sites that could be used to serve as cheetah habitat in India, including the Kuno sanctuary in MP.

SC allows introduction of African Cheetahs to India — MP sanctuary to be the likely host

SC was hearing a plea file by National Tiger Conservation Authority seeking permission for introduction of African Cheetahs from Namibia.

In 1990, there was another daring rescue of an IAF helicopter from Siachen Glacier

In 1990, when Siachen Glacier was a live battle zone, a Cheetah helicopter had to be rescued in freezing temperatures and under heavy firing.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.


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Army accuses Pakistan of ‘deceit under garb of LoC ceasefire’ as infiltration bid is foiled

Three terrorists were killed Thursday while they were attempting an infiltration into J&K's Keran sector from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.