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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Photos of rare Black Panther in India goes viral.




In pic : Rare blank panther (pic courtesy - bbc news)


Saya 's photographs, a rare black panther who lives in Kabini forest in Karnataka , India, have gone viral.

Shaaz Jung, the man behind the camera — who spent 12 hours a day chasing the panther for five long years — was more shocked at how these pictures hit the Internet.

In the past five years, the 31-year-old wildlife filmmaker and photographer has only filmed Saya – the melanistic leopard who has made his way into the Kabini forest.

                   In pic : Photographer Saad Jung 

"When people see these images, they assume there are many leopards, but there is really only one black panther where we are – a melanistic leopard in the thick Nagerhole forest. So, it was like finding a needle in a haystack, "Jung said.

Jung has been going into the jungle at 6 a.m. for two-three years straight, spending the whole day out there till 6.30 p.m., all seven days in a week.

But Jung knew this was once in a life time opportunity, till now black panthers have only been studied in Malaysia 's forests using remote camera traps.

Black panthers are typically found in tropical forest, where the dense foliage of trees does not allow the sun to reach the vegetation, but Saya is present in the Kabini deciduous forest. 

The virality started when it was picked up by a Twitter handle called 'Planet' and soon millions of people were sharing the images all over the world. Jung, whose father is the retired Indian cricketer Saad Bin Jung, got a call from his brother, the actor, and also from Saif Ali Khan about the viral images, asking him to share them too.




Monday, 6 July 2020

U.S. military to stand in confrontation with India with China, White House official says


In Pic : During a bilateral meeting next to the ASEAN Summit in Manila , Philippines, November 13, 2017, US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: Reuters)


A top White House official said on Monday after the navy deployed two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea to raise its presence in the region, the U.S. military "must continue to stand firm" in relation to a confrontation between India and China or anywhere else.

Staff chief Mark Meadows of the White House told Fox News, "The message is clear. We're not going to stand by and let China or anyone else take the reins as the most powerful, dominant force, whether it's in that region or over here,"

Meadows quoted saying to another question, "And the message is clear. Our military might stands strong and will continue to stand strong, whether it's in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else." 

In many areas of eastern Ladakh including Pangong Tso, Galwan Valley and Gogra Hot Spring, India and China's troops are locked in an eight-week standoff. The situation worsened last month following the clashes in the Galwan Valley that left 20 Indian Army personnel dead as both sides significantly improved their deployments in most areas along the LAC.

Two of its aircraft carriers were sent by the United States to the South China Sea. "Our goal is to make sure the world knows that we still have the pre-eminent military force on the face of the globe," said Meadows.

The influential Republican Senator Tom Cotton, appearing on Monday's same Fox News talk show with host Brian Kilmeade, said the U.S. aircraft carriers are heading to the South China Sea to counter any Chinese misadventure against Taiwan or other countries in the region.


Pakistan Health Minister, Dr Zafar Mirza, tests positive for Covid 19



  
  In Pic :Pakistan Health Minister, Dr Zafar Mirza.


Pakistan's  health minister announced on Monday that after testing positive for the novel coronavirus he has isolated himself.

Several leaders, including members of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection over the past few months, as the virus continues to spread in Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tested positively last week and announced that he is quarantining at home.

Other political figures who have contracted the virus to date include National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, ex-PMs Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yusuf Raza Gillani, National Assembly opposition leader, Shehbaz Sharif, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Saeed Ghani, and railway minister Sheik Rashid, all recovered from the virus.

Many well-known figures have lost their fight against Covid-19 including a former governor, a provincial minister, and lawmakers.

According to the most recent official estimates, after the first case was registered in February 2,33,530 people have been testing positive for coronavirus across Pakistan.

However, the death toll has risen to 4,808 whereas 1,31,650 people have recovered, leaving 1,01,880 active cases in the country.



Wuhan increases the level of flood warning as rains pound China.




Wuhan, the central Chinese capital, epicenter of the latest coronavirus pandemic, lifted its flood warning level on Monday as torrential rain and thunderstorms battered the country's swaths, including the river Yangtze on which it sits.

Wuhan updated his emergency level II flood response from Level III, the second highest on its four-tier scale, after days of heavy rainfalls overflowing many of its roads.

In March, authorities warned that Wuhan and other flood-prone cities on the middle reaches of the Yangtze faced extreme rainfall rates this year than average.

From Chongqing in the southwest to Shanghai on the east coast, heavy rains continued to pound China on Monday. The Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangsu provinces have all declared "yellow alerts"

According to data from the Ministry of Water Resources on Monday, water surpassed the alert rate at over 50 locations along China's rivers.

Chen Tao, a senior forecaster with the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), said in the next three days regions along the Yangtze could see as much as 400 mm of rainfall.

On Friday, CMA officials told a briefing that June rainfall was 13.5 per cent higher than the seasonal norm. Heavy rain and thunderstorm events were 43 per cent higher than the average for 2017-2019, they said.



Sunday, 5 July 2020

Donald Trump accuses China of 'secrecy, cover-up' for Covid-19 spreading





China must be kept completely responsible for its "secrecy, deceit and cover-up" that has helped it to spread coronavirus around the world, U.S. President Donald Trump said, trying to up Beijing's tempo over its management of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Speaking to the nation for the second time on Saturday's 244th Independence Day, President Trump celebrated the country's "success" toward the Covid-19 disease following a national increase in the number of cases of coronavirus.

He said in his speech from the White House lawns,
"We have the record of manufacturing ventilators. We have the most and the finest tests anywhere in the world. We produce gowns, masks, and surgical equipment in our country. It was made almost exclusively in foreign countries , in particular in China, where this virus and others came from ironically."

Trump has voiced concern in the past about China's treatment of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said in May that it was Beijing's "incompetence" that led to mass murder all over the globe.

China refuted US attempts to "cover up" the severity of its coronavirus outbreak and informed the US of seeking to distract public attention by asserting that the virus spread from a Wuhan virology lab.

The novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan in December of last year took more than five lakh lives and infected more than 11 million people worldwide. The US is the worst affected country with more than 1.2 lakh deaths and more than 2.8 million infections, according to data from Johns Hopkins University






Rapper Kanye West Gets Elon Musk 's Support Announces the US Presidential Bid



      In pic : Kanye West with wife Kim Kardashian

US rapper Kanye West, US President Donald Trump's outspoken supporter, declared on Saturday that he will run for president in 2020 in an open challenge to Trump and his expected Democratic opponent, former vice president Joe Biden.

"We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States," West wrote in a Twitter post.

This was not clear exactly whether West was serious about battling four months before the November 3 election for the presidency or whether he had submitted any official paperwork to be on the ballots for state elections.

Elon Musk, the Tesla electric car maker's chief executive and another celebrity known for unconventional temper tantrums, supported West's Twitter post: "You have my full support!" he wrote.

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Cute and new ways of cafes and restaurants for ensuring social distancing.



Pic Source :
Telangana today.

A host of public facilities such as restaurants and malls have started to open around the world, regardless of the fact that coronavirus is still a possible option. They were also asked, however, to observe strict regulations to ensure people's safety.

The restaurants are trying their best to get the business on track, from the glass cabins to permitting only takeaways. A café in Paris came up with an adorable idea in a similar incident to get itself new customers.

In a cafe in Paris, giant teddy bears have been put on dining tables to impose strict distance and dinner safety. The teddy bears are placed on either customer's side to make them feel safe.

                           In pic : Cafe in Paris.

Over the months we've seen a variety of innovative forms restaurants have taken to ensure social distance.

In Thailand, to ensure social distance, you are expected to sit with toy pandas while dinning. Thailand had eased some of its restrictions on lockdowns beginning May 3, including restaurants and cafes.

                        In pic : Cafe in Thailand.

For another incident in Germany, people dining at a cafe are required to wear 'pool noodles' as helmets to maintain social isolation.

                             In pic : Cafe in Germany. 

Certainly, if nothing else the pandemic has improved people's creativity.